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FASA Updates Lien & Bond Claims in the 50 States, a Manual to Help Construction Subcontractors Identify Their Rights in Each State

The Foundation of the American Subcontractors Association has updated its Lien & Bond Claims in the 50 States, a downloadable manual outlining the lien and bond laws in each state and the District Columbia.
"Education, Advocacy & Support for America's Subcontractors" via Construction in Focus magazine.
Combat Veteran & Champion Athlete Redmond Ramos
to Share His Message of Power of Positivity
to Kick Off ASA's 2017 Annual Convention

SUBExcel 2017 Will Take Place March 15-18 at Denver Marriott City Center

The American Subcontractors Association's annual convention, SUBExcel 2017, will feature keynote speaker Redmond Ramos, a combat veteran and champion athlete whose message illustrates the power of positivity.

ASA's convention is the premier education and networking event for construction subcontractors, specialty trade contractors, and suppliers, and will take place March 15-18, 2017, at the Denver Marriott City Center in downtown Denver, Colo. Registration is available online at
Subcontractors Are Learning What They Need to Do to Be in Compliance with New ‘OSHA Illness/Injury Data Collection Requirements’ with Complimentary Video-on-Demand from Foundation of ASA

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s final rule on injury/ illness data collection requires employers in high-hazard industries, including the construction industry, to send injury and illness data to OSHA for posting on the agency’s public Web site.

In a new, complimentary video-on-demand available from the Foundation of the American Subcontractors Association, Jamie Hasty, SESCO Management Consultants, explains what subcontractors should be doing to be in compliance with OSHA’s final rule.
Attorney Eric Travers Explains How Subcontractors Can Negotiate from Position of Strength by Using ASA Subcontract Documents Suite

In a new video-on-demand from the Foundation of the American Subcontractors Association, Eric Travers, Esq., Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter, Columbus, Ohio, ASA’s legal counsel, examines the ASA Subcontract Documents Suite and explains how construction subcontractors can use these valuable tools to negotiate from a position of strength. This suite of model contract documents—exclusively available for ASA members as a no-cost member benefit—includes the: ASA Subcontractor Bid Proposal, ASA Subcontract Addendum, ASA Short-Form Subcontract Addendum, ASA Wrap-up Insurance Subcontract Conditions, and ASA Wrap-up Insurance Bid Conditions.
January 2017 Edition of The Contractor's Compass Focuses on Education for Subcontractors

If you want to learn more about the issues that most impact your subcontracting business, the January 2017 edition of The Contractor's Compass is for you!
New FASA Video-on-Demand Examines U.S. Election Outcome and Potential Impact on Subcontractors

Making predictions about how Congress or a state legislature will act is a perilous venture. ASA Chief Advocacy Officer E. Colette Nelson walks this tightrope as she reviews the results of the volatile 2016 federal and state elections and discusses how they may impact subcontractor issues in the complimentary video-on-demand, “U.S. Election Outcome & Potential Impact on Construction.”
New FASA Video-on-Demand Answers Questions About Change Orders

How should subcontractors maximize their collection of change orders? When should subcontractors be concerned? Should subcontractors ever refuse to perform change orders without a signed change order? What happens when the general contractor or owner disagrees with the proposed change value?

Joseph Sweeney, Esq., Sweeney, Mason, Wilson and Bosomworth, answers these and other questions about change orders in the new video-on-demand, "Change Orders--The Bane of All Subcontractors," available from the Foundation of the American Subcontractors Association.
ASA's November 2016 edition of The Contractor's Compass takes a look at technology in construction.

Is Your Cash Working for You? Subcontractors Are Learning About ‘Cash Management’ with New Video-on-Demand from FASA

For subcontractors, effectively managing cash is an ongoing and high-stakes challenge. In a new video-on-demand available from the Foundation of the American Subcontractors Association, construction subcontractors are learning about cash management.
"Cultivating Future Leaders" in the October 2016 Edition of ASA’s The Contractor’s Compass

• Building the Builders—Developing the Right Formula for Becoming a Talent Magnet

• Who’s Going to Run Your Business When You Are Gone?

• Leadership Development to Ensure Success Today and in the Future

• Three Key Essentials to Management Level Hiring

• Update on the Department of Labor Overtime Rule

• Legally Speaking: The Ten Commandments of Construction Risk Management
Deadline to apply for ASA's Excellence in Ethics Awards is Dec. 16, 2016.
ASA Chapter Toolbox for Chapter Leaders and Staff. ASA provides educational events and tools to support ASA chapters. ASA chapter volunteers and chapter staff can earn credit toward ASA certificates recognizing their educational achievement on behalf of their chapters.
Recognized as the united voice dedicated to improving the business environment in the construction industry

ASA Vision: The American Subcontractors Association is recognized as the united voice dedicated to improving the business environment in the construction industry.

ASA Mission: The American Subcontractors Association amplifies the voice of and leads trade contractors to improve the business environment for the construction industry and to serve as a steward for the community.

ASA Values: The ideals and beliefs of ASA are ethical and equitable business practices, quality construction, a safe and healthy work environment, integrity and membership diversity.

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