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ASA LAUNCHES WEBSITE FOR THE CONTRACTORS COMPASS

WHAT HAS ASA DONE FOR YOU LATELY? The Contractor’s Compass is a monthly educational journal designed to equip construction subcontractors and specialty trade contractors with the knowledge they need to prosper. Through the new website, you can find the current articles from the monthly e-news journal as well as back issues. The Contractors Compass Online … READ MORE

ASA RELEASES NEW FAQ ON RETAINAGE

Retainage, the holding of funds from a contractor until the completion of a contract, is a serious problem in the construction industry. Because of retainage, many contractors and subcontractors do not receive funds they already have earned for work properly performed. Contractors and subcontractors frequently are asked to act as bankers, financing in addition to … READ MORE

COMPLIMENTARY ‘HARASSMENT TRAINING’ WEBINAR FEB. 6

WHAT HAS ASA DONE FOR YOU LATELY? ASA Adds Complimentary ‘Harassment Training’ Webinar to Schedule on Feb. 6 Harassment is rampant. Whether it’s Hollywood, politics, academia or business, you cannot escape the reports. With the heightened awareness employers must do what they are required by law and in their power to prevent harassment in the … READ MORE

SUBEXCEL 2018: RIDING AN ELEPHANT

WHAT HAS ASA DONE FOR YOU LATELY? Griff Hall to Present ‘Harnessing the Dual Challenges Leading for Impact While Managing Complexity’ at SUBExcel 2018 How do you harness your opportunities for growth while confronting the realities of labor, contracts, and running projects or the business? “Leading for impact while managing for complexity are universal dual … READ MORE

SUBEXCEL 2018: ‘MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON’ SURVIVOR KEYNOTE

WHAT HAS ASA DONE FOR YOU LATELY? ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Survivor Dave Sanderson Will Be Keynote Speaker at SUBExcel 2018 US Airways Flight 1549, or “The Miracle on the Hudson,” survivor Dave Sanderson, an inspirational speaker and author, has been confirmed as ASA’s keynote speaker at SUBExcel 2018! Sanderson’s thoughts on leadership have made … READ MORE

ASA Releases White Paper on Mastering Subcontract Negotiating Strategies

Subcontractors have a wide range of options available for overcoming unacceptable language in a prime contractor’s subcontract document. There is no single right way, because individual circumstances vary so much. Thus, it is important for a subcontractor to become adept at using the proven techniques available to deal most effectively with a prime contractor’s subcontract … READ MORE

ASA Publishes White Paper on Negotiating Mechanic’s Lien Provisions

ASA’s new white paper, Mastering Negotiations on Mechanics Liens, recommends that construction subcontractors and suppliers become thoroughly familiar with the lien laws of the states in which they operate. This includes procedures for designated notices, filing methods and timing, priorities of claims, etc. One source for this information is the Foundation of ASA’s Lien and … READ MORE

ASA Has Specialty LinkedIn Discussion Forums for Project Managers, Estimators and More!

ASA is committed to providing national networking opportunities for its members—such as in-person special events and activities during SUBExcel 2018, as well as online networking through ASA’s social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. To expand opportunities for project managers, superintendents/foremen, estimators and many others, ASA has created 11 specialty discussion forums on LinkedIn … READ MORE