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:

Contract Changes and Claims: Directed Changes

Directed changes are acknowledged by the owner or the prime contractor issuing them to cause a change in the subcontractor’s time or cost of performance. Generally, they arise out of some form of notice of change, change directive or other formal written communication directing a change in the scope of subcontract work. Once such a … READ MORE

Guideline Helps Clarify Payment Obligations for Advance Purchases

The benefits of purchasing project materials and equipment in advance are well-known, and volatility in materials prices may make them even more attractive. Advance purchasing not only ensures that needed materials and equipment are available for a project, but also protects against escalating prices and possible future shortages. As owners increase their demands for advance … READ MORE

NEXT WEEK! OSHA NATIONAL SAFETY STAND-DOWN WEEK MAY 7-11

In conjunction with OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down week May 7-11, 2018, ASA-HC is asking all members to plan, or participate in, a safety stand-down during the week. Last year more than 12,000 ASA-HC member company employees took part in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down week. This year, the ASA-HC Safety committee’s goal is 15,000 individuals! OSHA … READ MORE

TAP INTO ASA: MELTON & MELTON, LLP

Melton & Melton, LLP is a Houston based public accounting firm serving middle-market companies in the construction industry and their owners since 1963.  We focus on building lasting personal relationships based on integrity, trust, and respect.  These relationships deepen our understanding of our clients’ issues and allow us to provide relevant, proactive advice and services.  … READ MORE

EVENTS THIS WEEK

May 2 – Schmooze & Mingle with Hoar Construction Event Details May 3 – Meet the Candidates Event Details May 3 – Associate Member Peer Group Meeting Event Details

UPCOMING EVENTS

Apr. 24 – Houston Fall Prevention Safety Day Event Details Apr. 25 – She Builds It (Women’s Peer Group) Event Details Apr. 26 – Lien & Bond Claim Seminar Event Details May 2 – Schmooze & Mingle with Hoar Construction Event Details May 3 – Meet the Candidates Event Details May 3 – Associate Member … READ MORE

TAP INTO ASA: SUNSTATE EQUIPMENT

Sunstate Equipment provides construction and industrial companies with quality construction rental equipment and tools.  Our reliable service and dedication to our customers continues to help them get their job done efficiently and safely. Renting a full line of quality, well-maintained construction equipment and machinery, from hand tools to heavy equipment, we have successfully competed against the … READ MORE

ARE YOU PREPARED? OSHA NATIONAL SAFETY STAND-DOWN WEEK MAY 7-11

In conjunction with OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down week May 7-11, 2018, ASA-HC is asking all members to plan, or participate in, a safety stand-down during the week. Last year more than 12,000 ASA-HC member company employees took part in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down week. This year, the ASA-HC Safety committee’s goal is 15,000 individuals! ASA-HC … READ MORE

Change Orders Webinar, Tuesday, May 8

Learn best practices regarding the all-too-common change order “dance,” how to come out a winner and even make a profit in “Change Orders.” Presenter Joe L. Katz, Esq., Huddles Jones Sorteberg & Dachille, P.C., will share legal secrets that general contractors don’t want you to know. Event Details