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ASA Publishes Exclusive Subcontract Documents Suite for ASA Members

Construction subcontractors are routinely asked to sign subcontracts that vary widely on complicated issues like payment, indemnity, extra work and claims and force them to shoulder the risks best borne by others.

To help ASA members improve their subcontract bidding and negotiations, ASA has revised its exclusive contract documents and packaged them together in a new ASA Subcontract Documents Suite 2016. This suite, which is available at no cost to ASA members, and is not available to nonmembers.

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Book Your Room for SUBExcel 2016 Today!

The cutoff date for the ASA room block at SUBExcel 2016 in Miami is on or before 5:00 pm on Jan. 27!

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Everything subcontractors need to know about "Finding New Markets" in the January 2016 edition of The Contractor's Compass. http://bit.ly/1TSkepS
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Learn How Employment Regulations May Affect Your Business with New FASA Video-on-Demand

With ever-changing employment regulations, such as immigration and healthcare reform, employers are faced with challenging screening and hiring practices.

In the new video-on-demand from the Foundation of the American Subcontractors Association, “Employment Law Changes and How They Affect Screening and Hiring Practices,” Jamie M. Hasty, vice president, SESCO Management Consultants, Richmond, Va., identifies changes in employment law and explains how those changes may affect employers of all sizes.

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SUBExcel 2016 is going to be very exciting! ASA will be celebrating its 50th anniversary! Join us March 3-5, 2016. https://youtu.be/pPZJzmqLajQ
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Come celebrate ASA's 50th anniversary during SUBExcel 2016, March 3-5, 2016, in Miami. http://bit.ly/1K5qzfb
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FASA Helps Construction Subcontractors Identify Lien and Bond Rights in Each State

Construction subcontractors and suppliers rely on mechanic’s lien and payment bonds to assure that they are paid for work performed or materials furnished on construction projects. To help them understand their lien and bond rights in the states in which their companies do business, 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.

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New FASA Video-on-Demand Examines Pay Trends in the Construction Industry

Few industries felt the adverse impact of the Great Recession as much as the construction industry did. The recession that started in 2007 downsized the industry by 30 percent. Since then, however, profound changes have reshaped the industry and a war for talent is underway.

In the new video-on-demand, “The War for Talent Drives Construction Pay Higher: Pay Trends in the Construction Industry,” available from the Foundation of the American Subcontractors Association, Mike Rose, Ph.D., FMI, Phoenix, Ariz., examines:

* The top paying jobs in construction.
* Long-term trends.
* The hottest jobs and why.
* What forecasts suggest about pay.
* How the transformation in the industry may affect jobs.
* The impact on executive pay.
* And more!

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ASA Manual Helps Construction Subcontractors Navigate ‘Retainage Law in the 50 States’

A reference manual published by the American Subcontractors Association, Retainage Law in the 50 States, is helping construction subcontractors understand retainage laws where the projects they bid and work on are located.

As it applies to subcontractors, retainage is the practice of regularly holding a portion of progress payments that subcontractors earn for performing construction services.

“Retainage laws have been the subject of great debate,” the manual notes. “While most subcontractors oppose the practice, some owners and prime contractors believe the practice is necessary. Though retainage arguably serves as a type of ‘insurance’ for owners and prime contractors, it can have the unfortunate effect of requiring contractors and subcontractors to complete work without full payment, in essence ‘financing the job,’ and making it difficult to timely pay their own creditors.”

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The December 2015 edition of The Contractor's Compass focuses on construction trends.

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Learn How to Turn Tech Refusers into Tech Adopters with New FASA Video-on-Demand

As the construction industry increasingly adopts the use of mobile software and gadgets, many companies are faced with the challenge of convincing their workforce to use and become proficient in new technologies.

Julian Clayton, vice president of Product, FieldLens, New York, N.Y., provides a road map for helping tech resistors adopt tech tools in the new video-on-demand “Implementing Technology for the Jobsite: Turning Refusers into Adopters” (Item #8083), available from the Foundation of the American Subcontractors Association.

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ASA and Surety Industry Associations Update P3 Guide

Construction of projects for public use through public-private partnerships continues to increase at all levels of government, including at the state and local levels. Many of the P3 programs authorized by the states, however, provide no payment protections for subcontractors and suppliers on P3 projects, on which mechanic’s liens and the requirement for payment bonds most likely do not apply.

The American Subcontractors Association, in collaboration with the National Association of Surety Bond Producers and The Surety & Fidelity Association of America, has reviewed the state laws authorizing construction projects to be financed by P3s and determined which programs provide payment assurances for construction subcontractors and suppliers through payment bonds.

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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.