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Are You Working To Engage Young People in the Trades? Tell ASA About It!

We want to hear from you!  Tell us how you are working to engage young people and new employees in the trades.  Are you working with programs like Helmets to Hardhats?  Does your company have a partnership with a local community college, university or apprenticeship program??  How do you connect with your local community? The … READ MORE

Apply Today for ASA Awards

Applications are now being accepted for many of the awards offered by ASA.   The ASA Certificate of Excellence in Ethics recognizes subcontractors for their commitment to ASA values, such quality construction and a safe and healthy work environment. Each applicant is required to respond to questions concerning the firm’s corporate ethics policies and procedures, its … READ MORE

ASA’s National Board of Directors Takes to Capitol Hill

On Thursday, September 26, 2019, members of the American Subcontractors Association’s (ASA) Board of Directors, including the Executive Committee, walked the halls of Congress to meet with key congressional staff to promote the association’s legislative priorities in the 116th Congress. Our members also had the opportunity to meet with Rep. Veasey (D-TX), a prime sponsor … READ MORE

ASA’s Contractor’s Compass September Issue Available

Inside the September edition: Construction in the Courts:ASA SLDF Wins Big for Ohio How Are We Doing? Developing a Firm-Wide Obsession with Customer Feedback Looking To Improve Safety Culture? Have Management that Commits Sidewall Protection for OTR Tires Keeps Concrete Recycling Operations Running Safety First: Prioritizing Workplace Safety for Subcontractors 5 Tips for Connecting Field … READ MORE

ASA Requests an OSHA Extension on Silica RFI

On September 18, 2019, ASA joined the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC)’s request for a 60 day extension of the public comment period for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Request for Information (RFI) on “Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica-Specified Exposure Control Methods” 84 Fed. Reg. 41667 (August 15, 2019). The ASA, along … READ MORE

Apply Today for ASA Awards

Applications are now being accepted for many of the awards offered by ASA.   The ASA Certificate of Excellence in Ethics recognizes subcontractors for their commitment to ASA values, such quality construction and a safe and healthy work environment. Each applicant is required to respond to questions concerning the firm’s corporate ethics policies and procedures, its … READ MORE

Are You Working To Engage Young People in the Trades? Tell ASA About It!

We want to hear from you!  Tell us how you are working to engage young people and new employees in the trades.  Are you working with programs like Helmets to Hardhats?  Does your company have a partnership with a local community college, university or apprenticeship program??  How do you connect with your local community? The … READ MORE

Preserving, Preparing, and Presenting Construction Claims (Free Webinar)

Almost every contractor hopes a project will proceed without the need to file a claim; the reality often proves otherwise. Claims come in all kinds of forms – delay, extra work, acceleration, inefficiency – but essentially involve recovering any type of entitled cost or time impact. When circumstances demand filing a claim, the process may … READ MORE

Industry Overview: New Laws Affecting Texas Construction

At the American Subcontractors Association-Houston Chapter, we believe Texas construction benefits from being better informed. This is especially true regarding legislation which affects the construction industry. We’ve pulled together information on a range of new Texas laws which could impact the way you do business. Right to Repair on Public Projects: HB 1999 by Representative … READ MORE

ASA, the Surety & Fidelity Association of America, and the National Association of Surety Bond Producers Send a P3 Letter to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee

In a letter to the leadership of the Environment and Public Works Committee, ASA, along with the Surety & Fidelity Association of America and the National Association of Surety Bond Producers, thank them for unanimously advancing, S.2302, America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act of 2019. This bipartisan legislation, which makes significant and much-needed investments in our nation’s … READ MORE