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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:

Practical Subcontractor Solutions to Common Legal Disputes in Construction

Webinar, Tuesday, May 12, 2020; 11 a.m. – noon Jason Ebe will review and provide practical advice for subcontractors facing legal disputes common to construction projects, including recommendations on what to do when: Actual site or work conditions don’t match the representations in the plans and specifications The owner or GC orders changes in the … READ MORE


Last Friday, May 1, the main contact of each ASA-HC member company received the slate of candidates for our annual election of Officers and Directors. If you received the email, please take a moment to submit your vote as you are the only person in your company who received the email. Slate of Candidates for … READ MORE


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

ASA-HC Member Kids Safety Video with COVID-19 Protection Tips

ASA-HC’s Safety committee is working on a short video with kids talking about safety practices for COVID-19:  “Kids of ASA-HC members know what their parents do at work to keep their family safe at home.” This is especially timely since Texas is slowly opening back up and precautions will be as important as ever. How … READ MORE

Heat: Your Employees’ Summer Enemy

Summer is right around the corner, and blazing temperatures can spell trouble for crews that work outdoors. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) identifies heat-related illnesses that employers and employees should recognize and understand in order to stay safe on the job. Read on for great information you can pass along to your crew. … READ MORE

MAREK Announces the Loss of Co-Founder Ralph S. Marek

It is with great sadness that MAREK announces the passing of Ralph S. Marek. Ralph passed away Saturday, April 25, at the age of 95. Those who knew Ralph were fortunate to experience his kindness and considerate nature, and his genuine concern for everyone — especially those in need. Ralph was an extraordinarily smart man, and … READ MORE


May 7, 2020 | Noon – 1:30 p.m. CDT Interactive Online Education Session Members | $50 per company ~ Non-Members | $95 per company How to Right Size Your Construction Company to Market Conditions “What If” Scenario – Forecasting & Planning Risk Transfer Amidst Force Majeure  Questions & Answers Can’t make it on May 7 … READ MORE

ASA Calls on OSHA for COVID-19 Guidance

On Friday, Apr. 17, ASA, along with the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC), sent a letter to OSHA requesting guidance from the Agency regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. In the letter, we thanked OSHA for their recent enforcement memoranda regarding the use of respiratory protection during the COVID-19 outbreak and COVID-19 recordability under 29 C.F.R. Part … READ MORE


J D Herberger & Associates, PC, a proud member of ASA – Houston since 2004, represents contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and owners in all phases of construction projects.  We have in depth experience with construction contracts, mechanics and materialmen’s liens, surety bonds, construction litigation, and other topics related to the construction industry.  J D Herberger & … READ MORE


Masks – they are in great need and hard to come by. Last week ASA-HC’s Safety committee members discussed how they are supplying employees with masks and ideas on how to make them in a pinch. Ask your employees if they have someone at home who could sew masks for a price. For those with … READ MORE