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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

Free Webinar Sept. 10- Preserving, Preparing, and Presenting Construction Claims

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

Applications are now being accepted for 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 construction practices, and its general business practices. Each applicant also is required to … READ MORE

Customer Focus – Contractor’s Compass July 2019

CLICK HERE for the July 2019 Issue Inside this Edition: How to Spot an Ideal Customer: How Smart Subcontractors Choose the Right Team and the Right Opportunities.  How Subcontractors Can Avoid Payment Issues Between A Little Rock and A Hard Place When A Duck Isn’t a Duck BD Outreach: Expanding Your Sphere of Influence Pre-Qualification … 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

Don’t Miss the ASA Legislative Fly-In in Washington DC

Are you an ASA member interested in walking the halls of Capitol Hill to advocate for public policy that strengthens the rights and interests of subcontractors in the construction industry?  The ASA is holding a Congressional Fly-In on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC to allow members to engage their lawmakers on key policy issues impacting … 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

Emerging Technologies—Smart Tools, UAVs and Others (Jul. 9 Webinar)

Savvy construction industry professionals confess that acceptance of technology is the future. A good number resist committing their time and resources while hoping to see results by using tech for sake of tech. Tech innovations are sweeping the industry to the point that even the standard issue hard hat is changing, in addition to new … READ MORE

ASAdvantage Spotlight: SESCO Management Consultants

Get the most out of your ASA Membership with our ASAdvantage partner, SESCO Management Consultants! ASA members receive complimentary human resources services provided by SESCO Management Consultants, including:  • Free Telephone/Email Consultation—The SESCO staff is available to answer your questions at no charge, Whether you have a federal or state employment compliance question such as wage … READ MORE