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ASA Model Documents Can Help Subs Deal with Price Volatility

With the uncertainty of materials prices roiling the construction industry, subcontractors need to take steps to protect their companies. The cost of construction materials already is outpacing inflation, rising 3.8 percent between January 2017 and January 2018. The Trump Administration’s tariffs on steel, aluminum and other construction materials also add to the volatility. Documents included … READ MORE

SHE BUILDS IT – ASA’S NEWEST PEER GROUP

ASA-HC is pleased to announce the first networking event for the new She Builds It – Women’s Peer Group. The purpose of the members-only peer group is to: Be a resource for connecting and mentoring women involved in the construction industry; Build relationships between women involved in the construction industry; Support women involved in the … READ MORE

APRIL LUNCH MEETING DISCOUNT ENDS FRIDAY

Discounted registration will end this Friday for the Thursday, Apr. 19 general lunch meeting “Cyber Security: What You Need to Know for Your Business and Your Personal Life.” Guest speakers Jeff Baker, Chief Information Officer, MAREK, and Bryan Gregory, President, Aldridge, will discuss cyber security threats, affects and prevention. EVENT DETAILS

SCHMOOZE & MINGLE WITH VAUGHN THIS WEDNESDAY

Join ASA-Houston Chapter for a members-only Schmooze & Mingle event with Vaughn Construction this Wednesday, Apr. 4. This is a great opportunity to be introduced and visit with other ASA-HC members and individuals from the event host, Vaughn Construction, in a relaxed atmosphere. There is no registration fee for this event, however, registration is required … READ MORE

TAP INTO ASA: FLEET IQ

Fleet IQ is a Houston based organization formed in 2010. Owners & Management teams of service-based organizations need resources to help them manage their fleet of vehicles. However, tracking the vehicles is just one part of the equation. Often times they are unaware of the risks their fleet poses in the field. Fleet IQ has … READ MORE

ARE YOU PREPARED? SAFETY DAY AND STAND-DOWN WEEK

Houston Fall Prevention Safety Day: Apr. 4 To support OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to prevent falls in construction, ASA-Houston Chapter and four other organizations have aligned to offer the Houston area construction industry a FREE afternoon of presentations and demonstrations to assist in preventing falls. This complimentary event is perfect for owners, managers, general contractors, … READ MORE

SUBEXCEL 2019 ANNOUNCED – COME TO NASHVILLE!

Mark your calendar for the premier education and networking event for construction subcontractors and suppliers – SUBExcel 2019. The event will take place Mar. 6-9, 2019 in Nashville, TN. Details will be announced in the coming months.

ASA Introduces Statutory Bond Checklist for Subcontractor Advocates

On virtually all public construction in the United States, the principal form of payment protection for those supplying labor and materials arises under the public work bonds statutes, commonly known as “Little Miller Acts.” The common description belies the fact that there may be significant differences among the bonding statutes in the different states. (See … READ MORE