The American Subcontractors Association is now accepting applications for its 2014 Excellence in Ethics Award, which recognizes construction subcontractors for their commitment to ASA values like quality construction and a safe and healthy work environment.
The American Subcontractors Association is looking for prime construction contractors that subcontractors love to work for. Prime contractors that are committed to such best business practices — from the subcontractor’s perspective — as safety management, prompt payment, prompt processing of change requests and claims, and effective project scheduling and coordination, are encouraged to apply for ASA’s National Construction Best Practices Awards.
Members of the American Subcontractors Association elected Brian Johnson, president, Soil Consultants, Inc., a geotechnical engineering and soil testing firm based in Charleston, S.C., to serve as their 2014-15 national president, ASA announced during its annual business meeting on March 8, 2014, in New Orleans. Johnson will take office on July 1, 2014.
* Developing a Strategic Business Plan
* Is Your Succession Plan a Mystery?
* Credit Policy Best Practices
* Case Study: What Upholding Best Practices Means for One Contractor
* Best Practices in Information and Communication Technologies
* Legally Speaking: Can Mediation Solve Your Dispute?
Many construction businesses are looking for strong leaders who can deliver accelerating results as their companies recover from the recession and maintain that momentum through a generational transition in the future. Many young people entering the work force, however, are discouraged with finding jobs in those sectors hit hardest by the recession, including the construction industry.
Faced with this dilemma, subcontractors are using a new video-on-demand, “Preparing for a Changing Work Force,” available from the Foundation of ASA, to learn how their businesses can compensate for this demographic convergence and develop their future leaders and managers.
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.