July 2017 Print

Executive Director's Report

ASA of Metro Washington is part of the National Subcontractors Alliance  Your association has become the first in the nation to hold membership in both umbrella organizations that represent subcontractors.  This strategic move serves our mission by enhancing education, advocacy and networking opportunities.  The National Subcontractors Alliance (NSA) chapter members are some of the biggest subcontractor associations in the country.  The size and longevity of these chapters allows us to access a huge peer network for the exchange of ideas and development of initiatives. Our dual membership status begins a collaboration for a One Voice unity in the subcontractor community.  ASA of Metro Washington which is credited with being the first and founding member of the ASA over 53 years ago, can take pride in being the first to build a bridge to the NSA.    

Up on the Roof on July 26th:  The ASA of Metro Washington Board of Directors has planned some GREAT EVENTS and Activities for the coming year.  Incoming President Rebecca Price has themed the year - OUR TEAM, LEARN AND BUILDJoin the ASA of Metro Washington leadership at K&L Gates on K Street in downtown DC to see how this theme will be implemented.  Click here for more information and to register.  Bring a non-member and their registration is free.

Have you Been Fined by DOES for First Source Violation? Associated Builders and Contractors of Metro Washington is seeking the names of subcontractors who have been fined by the Department of Employment Services in DC for violations of apprentice or First Source regulations.  Please reply to this email if you are willing to help or wish to have additional information.

Learn From Other Subcontractors Across the Nation:  ASA is launching 11 new LinkedIn discussion forums.  These forums bring construction colleagues together for discussion on topics that directly impact their business.  The groups are:

Meeting with Turner on MWAA and Reagan National Airport:  Turner has agreed to meet with your leadership today to discuss our concerns about unfair provisions in the MWAA OCIP and unfair change order mark-ups.  We will report any positive results of this meeting.  Separately, if anyone has information on the Audi Field for DC United bids please reply to this email so that we can share anything of value. 

Dues are Due: If you have not paid your dues, or if you are not sure, just contact ike@asamw.org and you will be notified.  The time is right to accomplish real fairness in construction practices, but we need the clout of a growing number of subcontractors.  We cannot afford to lose one member.  If you have any concerns about renewing, please let us know.   

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Advocacy Issues

  • Virginia – ASAMW’s Virginia Legislative Champion, Patty Peterson will be meeting with her Delegate, Chris Peace of the 97th District in Virginia to discuss our legislative priorities.  They include Payments to Subcontractors to be held in trust and transparent payment. 
     
  • Maryland – The session opens on January 10, 2018.  In the meantime we will be seeking regulation to insure payment transparence and fair change order processes. 

  • District of Columbia – No Report

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Member Updates

  • Insurance Associates is a Top Workplace as honored by The Washington Post.  Insurance Associates has helped subcontractor members of ASA with their insurance and bonding needs for over 44 years. 

  • Forrester names David Uffelman as VP of Operations.  Read more here..

  • Help ASA of Metro Washington grow.  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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