To support OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in Construction, OSHA's Houston South Area Office, Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston, American Subcontractors Association-Houston Chapter, Central South Carpenters Regional Council, Gulf Coast Safety Institute/College of the Mainland, and Scaffold & Access Industry Association have aligned to offer the Houston area construction industry an afternoon of presentations and demonstrations to assist in preventing falls.Who Should Attend Houston Fall Prevention Safety Day? This complimentary event is perfect for owners, managers, general contractors, safety directors, sub contractors. Workers in the construction industry will find value in the Houston Fall Prevention Safety Day.
April 21, 2015
On Friday, January 30, 2015 more than 280 individuals gathered to recognize companies and individuals who exemplify Excellence In Construction. Winners in eight categories were announced at the 18th annual Excellence In Construction Awards Gala held at the Houston Junior League and hosted by the American Subcontractors Association. The awards went to:2014 General Contractor of the YearD.E. Harvey Builders2014 Architectural/Engineering Firm of the YearKirksey Architecture2014 General Contractor Safety AwardD.E. Harvey Builders
February 06, 2015
In early Spring 2013, under the guidance of Cary Seabolt and Marcus Bollum of Marek Brothers Systems, the planning began for an American Subcontractors Association - Houston Chapter (ASA-HC) student chapter in the Department of Construction Science within the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University. The Construction Science department has an average enrollment of six to seven hundred students, and although there are currently no institutional rankings of collegiate construction management programs, it is commonly regarded as the “best of the best”. Historically, the department primarily focuses on general construction management, and typically does not delve into the specifics of industrial, civil, residential or specialty contracting.An ASA-HC student chapter will benefit subcontractors, students, and faculty. ASA company members will have a direct impact on the future of the construction industry, as well as access to recruiting opportunities for both internships and full-time employment. Students will have the opportunity to learn in greater detail which specialty trades exist, how they function, and what is actually required to build projects. Students could eventually work for ASA company members and others will likely become future customers. Having an ASA-HC student chapter will also enlighten the faculty by sharing real-life experiences, concerns, and issues in the continually evolving industry as they relate to specialty contracting.
December 31, 2013
The American Subcontractors Association’s National Business Forum and Convention was held two weeks ago in Las Vegas and, by any measure, it was a resounding success.Part of what made it so successful was a shift in how time at the convention was scheduled. Usually when you go to these events, you have to hit the ground running. You’re attending classes and panel discussions all day long, then you head for the very structured evening events. Those are great and they were still part of this convention, but the big difference was the amount of time that was built in to allow for what you might call “organic networking.”
April 02, 2013
All That Hard Work Didn’t Go Down the DrainIn 2007 the American Subcontractors Association-Houston Chapter (ASA-HC) created a safety committee to meet the needs of the members requesting safety education and assistance. In mid 2008 the chapter began developing a partnership program with OSHA. After 18 months of work and just as the program was being finalized, OSHA informed the chapter it would no longer approve partnerships. Instead of scrapping all of the work that had been done, the committee began revamping the program to make it an internal program to recognize members with high safety standards, help those who need assistance creating a safety program, promote a safe working environment on jobsites, and raise the image of the members among others in the industry (subs, GCs, architects and owners). In the spring of 2011 the Commitment To Safety Program (CTS) was launched and by the spring of 2012, ten members had been granted the CTS designation.
October 03, 2012
On Saturday, June 16, 2012, the American Subcontractors Association-Houston Chapter (ASA-HC), in partnership with the Hispanic Contractors Association of Texas (HCAT) hosted a one-day OSHA 10-hour construction safety training marathon. 791 individuals were successfully trained and left at the end of the day with an OSHA 10-Hour Construction Outreach Card. The program, conducted in both English and Spanish, is designed for construction workers, foremen, job site superintendents, project managers, and anyone involved in the construction industry.
June 25, 2012
I am quite certain that I let out an audible gasp when they first caught my eye. Red plaid, patent leather, and high heeled: sophisticated and playful at the same time. Definitely love at first sight . . . and on sale! Then the practical side of me took over. I don’t wear a lot of high heels, and the size of heel was a little intimidating. Not only was the heel high, it had a bit of a platform to it. Could I walk in them without looking like a 6-year-old trying on her mom’s shoes? Would I be able to stand around for an hour or more at a reception without the balls of my feet screaming out in pain? I took them for a test-walk around the store and found that not only could I walk in them, they were actually pretty comfortable. I smiled for days after I purchased them. Several times I took them out of the closet just to admire them. When the day finally came for me to wear them, I was thrilled that they met
March 07, 2012
Another Excellence In Construction (EIC) awards event in the books! For the past 15 years, the American Subcontractors Association – Houston Chapter (ASA-HC) has presented companies and individuals in the architectural, engineering, and construction industry awards for excellence.Unlike many of the construction industry awards given, ASA-HC’s awards are based on the business practices and the working environment created by general contractors and architects on projects in the Houston area. ASA-HC believes that this relationship-based type of awards program recognizes those in the construction industry who understand and embrace building as more than just a business; that construction is the daily lifeblood for tens of thousands of individuals in the Houston area employed by the construction industry and for the millions of Houstonians and visitors who work, play and worship in what the industry creates.
February 02, 2012