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:

TAP INTO ASA: MEMCO

MEMCO is a customer-oriented staffing and payroll firm dedicated to providing high quality services to employers. MEMCO’s services range from providing temporary workers to meet specific job needs, to long term employee management strategies such as temp-to-perm and payrolling.  Our clients utilize MEMCO to perform all employee/payroll related duties thus allowing our clients to focus … READ MORE

TWO SPOTS LEFT FOR THE ‘SHE BUILDS IT’ BUFFALO BAYOU BOAT TOUR

On Sept. 27, ASA-HC’s women’s peer group She Builds It has charted the Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s pontoon tour boat for a 1½ hour ride through the heart of downtown along historic Buffalo Bayou. There are two spots left on the boat . . . grab one before they’re gone! Event Details

ASA Helps Subcontractors Master Final Payment

In ASA’s most recent member needs assessment, respondents reported that obtaining final payment remains their most serious problem. Certainly, the time between substantial completion of the project, when the owner occupies the project, and final completion, is rife with uncertainty for prime contractors and their subcontractors. The risks of delay or non-receipt of final payment … READ MORE

FOREMEN SERIES: LASER CERTIFICATION

On Sept. 11 (English) and Sept. 18 (Spanish) ASA-HC will offer a one-hour program for laser certification. This course will cover basic concepts, an explanation of the different types of lasers and their hazards, industry safety standards, and hazard control measures to follow when duties require you to operate a laser or to be present … READ MORE

ASA Files Amicus Brief in Texas Court Case Regarding Transportation of Employees

ASA Files Amicus Brief in Texas Court Case of Importance for Employers Related to Transportation of Employees to/from Workplace In a “friend-of-the-court” brief filed on July 31, ASA asks the Supreme Court of Texas to reconsider its underlying decision in a case of importance for all employers who pay employees whose normal duties do not … READ MORE

TAP INTO ASA: SAFETY BY DESIGN

Safety by Design, Inc. is a full-service safety consulting firm specializing in commercial construction.    Owner, Lee Hart, a 17-year veteran of the safety industry and adjunct professor at the University of Houston, heads a workforce that is knowledgeable and well respected. Services offered include but are not limited to: full-time safety coordinators, training and education; … READ MORE

FIESTA SPONSORSHIPS ARE STILL AVAILABLE!

Sponsorships are available for the Aug. 25 Fiesta on the Beach at AIA’s Sandcastle Competition. Don’t miss the opportunity to get your company name in front of all the Fiesta goers! Please note: Per TABC rules, sponsorships do not come with entry wristbands. Current Sponsors Sponsorship Form  

TAP INTO ASA: CARR, RIGGS & INGRAM

Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC has been serving construction companies from North Carolina to Texas over the last 60 plus years.  Our clients include general contractors, prime subcontractors, industrial contractors and construction industry suppliers.  With such a diverse practice we are well versed in the unique accounting and tax complexities faced by companies in the … READ MORE

Use ASA Model ‘Stickers’ to Preserve Your Rights

Include ASA’s model “stickers” in your tactics to avoid potentially damaging language hidden in the “fine print” of routine project documents. Change orders, pay applications and other routine documents all too often contain language limiting subcontractors’ rights. ASA members can download the model “stickers” from the ASA Web site and affix them to: Signed change … READ MORE

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