August 2017 Print

Executive Director's Report

Will Meet with MWAA Turner Construction facilitated a meeting with us for next Wednesday at 2 pm.  Your ASA leadership will report what representatives from the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) have to say about the unfair OCIP terms and change order mark-ups required by those who bid work on Reagan Airport work for Turner.  Reply to this email with any issues you care for us to raise. 

Can We Build Effective Teams? As Owners and Managers with people who report to us, there are daily opportunities to build an effective team as well as failing to take advantage of those opportunities and leaving our team deflated and unmotivated.  How do we motivate? ASA members will have a rare opportunity on Oct. 17th to learn how to build effective teams on any job site.  Dr. Jerry Teplitz will lead a three hour session on INCREASING YOUR LEADERSHIP POWER WHILE MANAGING THE STRESS OF CHANGE. Click here for more information. 

Are Your WIPs Cracking? Do you get the information you need from your Work in Progress (WIP) reports?  Probably not, so why not do something about it?  You and your CFO/Sr. PM or other interested party should attend a session ASAMW is holding in conjunction with the Construction Financial Managers Association (CFMA).  Learn how other contractors in the area use the WIP effectively.  Click here to register.

ASA Needs 15 Minutes of your time:  By clicking on this  ASA Member Needs Survey you will enable the national association of ASA to better meet your needs as a member subcontractor. Just take a deep breath and realize it will take 15 minutes of your time.  

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Advocacy Issues

  • Virginia – Patty Peterson, ASAMW Virginia Legislative Champion and I met with Delegate Christopher Peace to discuss legislation that would nullify subcontract terms that allow a prime contractor to divert funds from one job to the other.  We also discussed the promised eVA website that will list payments to contractors.

  • Maryland – no report.

  • District of Columbia –  Is OJT Training program working?  Some members are trying out DOES OJT Training Program to find DC residents who comply with the First Source requirements.  If any member is currently utilizing this program, please reply to this email so that Ike can talk to you about it.  Thanks for your time.


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Member Updates

Members in the News:

  • Construction Labor Contractors offers $1,000 toward a new members first year’s dues.  If you are interested, contact bgebbia@constructionlabor.comand see if you qualify. 

  • Thanks for helping ASA of Metro Washington grow.  You can do your part.  Just ask another contractor if they would allow Ike Casey to visit them to discuss the value.  Click here to add a potential member  and we will take it from there.

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