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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

FASA Video-on-Demand Examines ‘Prompt Payment and How/When to Suspend Work’

In the video-on-demand, “Prompt Payment and How/When to Suspend Work,” presenter Jason Ebe, Esq., Snell & Wilmer, LLP, discusses best practices for ensuring prompt payment of invoices and shares tips for how to mitigate your own damages by suspending work without breaching your subcontract and getting yourself fired, replaced and sued. “Prompt Payment and How/When … READ MORE

Attorneys to Discuss Using Drones in Oct. 24 ASA Webinar

In the Oct. 24 ASA webinar, “Using Drones: What Subcontractors Need to Know,” attorneys Brian Esler, P.C., and Seth Row, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP, will explain what subcontractors need to know to use drones legally on the job, including the new FAA regulations on drone use, and what steps to take to minimize … READ MORE

ASA and Others File ‘Friends of the Court’ Brief in Texas Wrap-Up Insurance Case

Insureds Must Be Able to Depend on Workers’ Comp Policies and Texas Laws to Protect Them Against Risks, ASA and Others in Construction Industry Argue Workers’ compensation insurance has long played an important role for the construction industry in managing the many risks that are inherent in the construction process, and insureds should be able … READ MORE

ASA Introduces ‘Mastering Hold Harmless Clauses’ White Paper

Subcontractors are vulnerable to paying large amounts of money for the negligence of others—both on contracts directly with owners, as well as those with prime contractors. Almost all construction contracts include indemnity provisions. Some of these terms represent an equitable allocation of responsibility among the members of the construction team for their negligence. Too often, … READ MORE

Are Your Company’s Expectations of Professionalism Clear?

Have you ever had an employee conduct business in a way that is so unethical that you wonder if he or she missed the “professionalism boat” altogether? Professionalism is very important in the workplace and ASA provides tools to help specialty trade contractors make their expectations of behavior clear. One of these tools is the … READ MORE

Learn How to Minimize Financial Losses and Maximize Margin Gains in New FASA Video-on-Demand

Identifying the tools and technology needed to best position your organization for a successful future can be daunting. In the newest video-on-demand available from the Foundation of ASA, “Technology and Transparency,” presenter Stephane McShane, Maxim Consulting, Denver, Colo., discusses why these tools are critical to future profitability and provides examples of ERP systems, project management … READ MORE

Learn How to Excel at Having Difficult Conversations in Sept. 26 ASA Webinar

Your ability to engage in difficult conversations with customers, potential clients, project partners, employees, direct reports, and bosses has a massive impact on your career, business, and life success. As a construction subcontractor, specialty trade contractor or supplier, you face a series of difficult conversations, on a weekly, if not daily, basis. In the Sept. … READ MORE

ASA Launches New LinkedIn Discussion Forums

ASA has launched new LinkedIn discussion forums designed to facilitate engagement and discussion for your employees, including project managers, estimators, executives and others, with their colleagues and peers in the construction industry. The new discussion forums, called ASA Connect, are just one more way ASA is providing networking opportunities for its members. The new forums … READ MORE