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ASA-Houston Chapter’s Commitment to Safety (CTS) program was developed to increase the number of specialty contractors who implement effective construction safety and health programs, and provide effective safety and health training for management, supervisors and employees. The program consists of three levels — Member, Silver and Gold. Renewals for current CTS holders are due by … READ MORE


On June 28, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposed to delay the electronic reporting date of the rule titled Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses, from July 1 to Dec. 1, 2017. The original rule, published on May 12, 2016, requires many employers, including most construction employers, to complete an OSHA Form 300A … READ MORE


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

FASA Video-on-Demand Examines ‘Prompt Payment and How/When to Suspend Work’

In the video-on-demand, “Prompt Payment and How/When to Suspend Work,” presenter Jason Ebe, Esq., Snell & Wilmer, LLP, Phoenix, Ariz., discusses best practices for ensuring prompt payment of invoices and shares tips for how to mitigate your own damages by suspending work without breaching your subcontract and getting yourself fired, replaced and sued. Play this … READ MORE

Is Your Company Using Social Media?

If your company is present on social media (facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc.) ASA-HC needs your input! On Wednesday, Jul. 12, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., ASA-HC will host a meeting to discuss ideas on how the chapter can best utilize social media to promote itself, its members, and the subcontracting industry. If you, or someone … READ MORE

Houston Area TCA PAC Clay Shoot Announced

Join ASA-HC and the other Texas Construction Association (TCA) Houston area subcontracting association members for the 2017 Houston Area Subcontractors Clay Shoot Fundraiser for the TCA PAC. The event will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 22 at Greater Houston Gun Club. Register a team or as an individual and enjoy these events: One round of skeet for practice, … READ MORE

Newest Commitment To Safety (CTS) Gold Recipient: Big City Access

Last week Big City Access became the newest member of ASA-HC’s Commitment To Safety (CTS) program. At the Gold level, Big City Access demonstrates exemplary safety and health programs, effective site-specific safety and health plans, and continuous progress in the area of employee safety. They will be recognized at the Aug. 17 general lunch meeting.

2017-18 Industry Patron Sponsorship Packages Available

ASA-Houston Chapter is again offering a full year of program and event sponsorship opportunities bundled into four money-saving packages. In addition to the money your company will save when buying a bundled package, your company can save 4% off of the sponsorship price by paying the full amount by July 31, 2017. This year there … READ MORE

2016 EIC Winners Announced

On Friday, Feb. 10, 2017 more than 240 individuals gathered to recognize companies and individuals who exemplify Excellence In Construction and the winners in the nine categories were announced: 2016 General Contractor of the Year Vaughn Construction 2016 Architectural/Engineering Firm of the Year Gensler 2016 General Contractor Safety Award Vaughn Construction    2016 Project Manager … READ MORE