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THIS FRIDAY! EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARDS GALA

The 21st Annual Excellence In Construction (EIC) awards gala will be this Friday, Feb. 9. Don’t miss the opportunity to mingle with the ‘Top Five’ nominees in each of the nine categories and find out who wins. If you have not yet registered, get your seats reserved before it sells out!

ASA Payment Script Teaches Negotiation Skills

ASA’s Negotiating the Payment Clause: A Script is a case study designed to help ASA members improve their ability to negotiate better subcontracts. The Script illustrates through everyday language how to negotiate more equitable payment terms. “Subcontractors have little opportunity to observe how a negotiation with a prime contractor might proceed,” said Brian Cubbage, contracts … READ MORE

TAP INTO ASA: ANDREWS MYERS

Proud to call Houston home for more than 20 years, Andrews Myers is a law firm renowned for our proactive and practical approach to business and celebrated for our extensive history in construction law. We operate in a number of industry sectors and legal disciplines, and as our clients have grown so has the breadth … READ MORE

SAFETY UPDATES: PLAN. PREVENT. EVERY DAY.

OSHA Increases Penalty Amounts for 2018 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has increased civil penalty amounts for violations of workplace safety and health standards by 2 percent from last year. Under law, the agency is required to adjust penalties for inflation each year. New penalties for willful and repeat violations are $129,336 per violation; … READ MORE

EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARDS GALA IS NEXT WEEK!

The 21st Annual Excellence In Construction (EIC) awards gala will be held next week, Friday, Feb. 9. Don’t miss the opportunity to mingle with the ‘Top Five’ nominees in each of the nine categories and find out who wins. If you have not yet registered, get your seats reserved before it sells out! Event Details

WATCH SPRING BASEBALL AT SUBEXCEL IN TEMPE, AZ

Tickets are still available for the Spring training baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday, March 3. Tickets are $60/each and include a buffet meal. Tickets are sold separately and are NOT included with registration. Transportation to/from the game is on your own. Quantities are limited, so order your tickets … READ MORE

TAP INTO ASA: COULTER, P.C.

“Texas Super Lawyer”, “Best Lawyers in America” since 2006; Board-Certified, Civil Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1991; Top (“AV”) rating by peers in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Keith Coulter has represented construction companies since 1985.  Having over 30 jury verdicts, he handles trials, arbitrations, contracts, claims, lien and bond collections, insurance coverage, … READ MORE

SUBExcel in Tempe, AZ

SUBExcel 2018 is the premier education and networking event for construction subcontractors and suppliers. Join us Feb. 28 – March 3, 2018, at the Tempe Mission Palms for ASA’s national annual convention, the premier education and networking event for construction subcontractors and suppliers. Why You Should Attend • High-energy speakers. • Top-notch business education programs … READ MORE

UPCOMING EVENTS

Jan. 23 – Associate Member Peer Group Happy Hour / Event Details Feb. 1 – Seminar: Financial 101 for Non-Financial Managers / Event Details Feb. 1 – Associate Member Peer Group Meeting / Event Details Feb. 9 – Excellence In Construction Awards Gala / Event Details Feb. 14 – Risk Manager/Contract Administrator Peer Group: Taxes; … READ MORE

TAP INTO ASA: WATERMARK

Watermark is a nationally recognized industry leader providing embroidered and screen printed corporate apparel, FR work wear and promotional items. Since 1994 Watermark’s owners Jason and Todd Elder have grown their operations in Victoria, Houston and Corpus Christi to be in the top 1% of the industry. Our team brings decades of combined professional experience … READ MORE