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C3 ACCREDITED EMPLOYERS . . . DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!

Construction Career Collaborative (C3) and Texas Mutual Insurance invite you to attend the First Annual Career Fair on Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019. Join C3 as they partner with Fort Bend ISD to host a hiring event to pair trained and employable high school seniors, who have been enrolled in Career and Technical Education Programs, with … READ MORE

How to Improve the Change Order Process – Free Dec. 11 ASA Webinar

In the free Dec. 11 ASA webinar, “Improving the Change Order Process,” presenter Ron Churchey, Shapiro & Duncan, will explain how to reduce the number of changes by doing better design and coordination and setting expectations early. Churchey will also discuss how to limit open-ended flow down, how to prepare “approvable” change order proposals, and … READ MORE

EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION (EIC) BALLOTS DUE WEDNESDAY

The 2018 Excellence In Construction (EIC) nominee ballot has been published and voting will be open to members until this Wednesday, Nov. 28. After the voting takes place, the Top Five nominees in each of the nine categories will be notified and the winners will be announced at the awards gala on Jan. 25, 2019. … 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

SUBExcel 2019 Will Focus on ‘Technology—for Millennials to Dinosaurs’

Whether you have been working in construction for a long time and are cautious about technology, or you are a tech-savvy millennial who is quick to see the benefits of technology, one thing is certain: technology in construction is here to stay. Two-thirds of general and specialty trade contractors report significant improvements to the flow … READ MORE

2018 EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION (EIC) NOMINEE BALLOT AVAILABLE

The 2018 Excellence In Construction (EIC) nominee ballot has been published and voting will be open to members until Wednesday, Nov. 28. After the voting takes place, the Top Five nominees in each of the nine categories will be notified and the winners will be announced at the awards gala on Jan. 25, 2019. Only … READ MORE

SAFETY CONVERSATION VS. SAFETY LECTURE – DEC. 4 & 11

The Foremen Series of programs are designed specifically for skilled labor and non-management employees to attend to aide in their development into managers and leaders. Over the last couple of years there has been a big push to have safety conversations rather than lectures. A conversation is when two people talk WITH one another. A … READ MORE

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

NOW THAT THE ELECTIONS ARE OVER . . .

Get a recap of what happened: who won, who lost and what it means for the 2019 Texas legislative session. ELECTION RESULTS. Take a couple of minutes to write a congratulations letter or email to your new/returning Texas State Representative and Senator. Use the link to find your district, and the Election Results above to … READ MORE