In today’s competitive construction marketplace, subcontractors need to learn and hone business strategies that keep them competitive and reduce their risks. The American Subcontractors Association’s 2015-16 webinars can help subcontractors improve their businesses through educational training on such topics as contract negotiation, risk management, retainage, cash management, productivity, employment regulations, technology, and more!
After the American Subcontractors Association told a U.S. appeals court that construction insureds ought to be able to rely on their liability insurance to protect themselves from property damage arising out of inadvertent and alleged construction defects, the appeals court agreed and reversed a district court ruling that threatened the coverage for which subcontractors pay substantial premiums.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The American Subcontractors Association is looking for prime contractors that construction subcontractors say are the best to work for.
Construction subcontractors want to work for prime contractors that are committed to best business practices like safety management, prompt payment, prompt processing of change requests and claims, and effective project scheduling and coordination. Such prime contractors are encouraged to apply for ASA’s National Construction Best Practices Awards.
One of the most important issues for contractors today is cash flow. More companies go bankrupt due to cash flow issues than profitability.
“Having survived the downturn, companies are faced with starting new projects, hiring staff and investing in assets to support the business,” Stephane McShane, Maxim Consulting Group, Denver, Colo., explains in “Managing the Life Blood of Contracting — Cash Flow,” a new video-on-demand available from the Foundation of the American Subcontractors Association.
Knowing how to effectively negotiate can make or save a construction subcontractor more money on an hourly basis than anything else they do. A video-on-demand from the Foundation of the American Subcontractors Association, “Non-Negotiators’ Strategies for Negotiating Outstanding Results,” is helping subcontractors learn techniques to improve their results from any complex negotiation.
ASA and the Foundation of ASA are providing subcontractors with the latest strategies and ideas to manage their businesses with videos-on-demand, webinars, and other resources on such topics as technology, retainage, mechanic’s liens, negotiation strategies, cash flow, and human resources.
The 2015-16 edition of the ASA/FASA Construction Subcontractor’s Education Catalog showcases the newest education programs, books, and downloadable manuals that ASA and FASA offer to help subcontractors meet the demands of working in today’s construction industry.
A new video-on-demand from the Foundation of the American Subcontractors Association is helping construction subcontractors properly coach, counsel and discipline employees and ensure adequate documentation to best protect the employer from liability.
In the on-demand video, “How to Properly Manage and Terminate Employees Without Breaking the Law,” presenter Jamie M. Hasty, vice president, SESCO Management Consultants, Richmond, Va., helps subcontractors develop performance management skill sets and processes for ultimate morale and motivation. She explains the proper method to terminate employees and reduce associated employer liability, and she examines basic employment regulations that apply to hiring, performance management and terminations.
The American Subcontractors Association is now accepting applications for its 2015 Excellence in Ethics Award, which recognizes construction subcontractors for their commitment to ASA values like quality construction and a safe and healthy work environment.
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.