News & Blog

Stay up-to-date on the latest construction news and ASA-HC happenings. Useful information and tools are available to our members whenever they need it. To stay informed, click the links below:

A Small Business’ Guide to Human Resources – Jun. 11 Webinar

This webinar focuses on how small businesses can focus on quality and compliant human resource practices with ease. SESCO Management Consultants Vice President Jamie Hasty will discuss creating screening and hiring practices to attract and retain qualified individuals, review required employment documentation to include personnel file management, identify various employee regulations to negate liability, focus … READ MORE

Apply Today for ASA Awards

Applications are now being accepted for two 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

Free Webinar May 9: Construction Beyond Capacity: Risks, Opportunities, and Solutions

The commercial construction industry is operating at – perhaps beyond – full capacity. Given industry growth and the lack of available resources, how do you attract good employees, keep your jobs on schedule, and overcome poor/incomplete designs?   Join Dennis Engelbrecht and Wayne Rivers from The Family Business Institute for this webinar on May 9th … READ MORE

ASA’S INFO HUB

One of the great features of our ASA website is The Info Hub, a member center that allows you to access key information and actively engage with ASA. The Hub allows you to search the directory for other members as well as view and register for upcoming events. The Info Hub is also the place … READ MORE

Free Webinar 5/14 – Corporate and Individual Tax Planning Under the New Tax Law

May 14, 12:30 p.m. CDT In late 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the most significant tax legislation to pass since the 1990s. The new law will have some significant effects on subcontracting organizations, their owners and employees over the course of the next several years including the simplification of several aspects … READ MORE

ASA and CIPC Educate House Small Business Committee Staffers on Construction Issues

On March 28, the House Small Business Committee (HBSC) in conjunction with the Construction Industry Procurement Coalition (CIPC) hosted a Congressional Briefing, “What Every Congressional Staffer Should Know about the Construction Industry.” The briefing was an educational opportunity for HBSC staff to learn more about the basics of federal contracting focusing on the construction industry. … READ MORE

Are You Taking Advantage of Free HR Services Provided by SESCO?

ASA members receive complimentary human resources services provided by SESCO Management Consultants, including free telephone/email consultation about such issues as wage and hour, FMLA, COBRA, INS, or equal employment; free employee handbook review; and The SESCO Report newsletter. For more information, visit http://sescomgt.com, or contact a SESCO consultant at (423) 764-4127 or sesco@sescomgt.com and identify … READ MORE

Complimentary ASA Webinar Introduces Subcontractors to Lean Construction

In the complimentary March 19 ASA webinar, “Lean Construction—What Subcontractors Need to Know,” presenter Jim Cavaness, MMC Contractors West, Inc., will examine the Lean Production Method at its core. Cavaness will discuss its basic ideas, concepts and nomenclature. “Some might find that they are doing many facets of Lean and didn’t even know it,” he … READ MORE

New ASA Video Tutorial Makes Creating Your Info Hub Account Easy

ASA has produced a series of video tutorials to help you create your new Info Hub account, use the Info Hub, and navigate the new ASA headquarters Web site. In “Creating Your Info Hub Account,” you’ll learn the easy steps to create your account. All individuals from our member companies are invited to create an … READ MORE