Government Advocacy: Construction generates billions of dollars of revenue annually, but government generates countless laws and regulations complicating the business of construction. ASAB and ASA serve as your voice in Annapolis and Washington, D.C. Legislators and decision-makers hear your point-of-view on issues affecting business conditions for subcontractors.
Informative Meetings and Workshops: ASAB meetings polish your tools of the trade. Our programs are designed specifically for construction subcontractors and suppliers. ASA webinars provide you with the opportunity to advance your business skills without leaving your office, while education programs offered during ASA's annual convention, SUBExcel, provide in-person workshops by top-notch speakers and interactive discussions.
Industry News, Trends and Business Tips: ASAB and ASA monitor the every day workings in the construction industry and Capitol Hill and provide information specifically tailored for subcontractors via a weekly e-news bulletin, ASAtoday. ASA delves deeper into subcontractor issues through its monthly educational journal, The Contractor's Compass. The ASAB and ASA Web sites provide resources you won't get anywhere else.
Model Contract Documents: ASA's Subcontract Documents Suite includes a bid proposal form, addendum to the subcontract, a short-form addendum, and additional subcontract documents and is an exclusive, no-cost benefit for members. ASA's reservation of rights stickers help you preserve your rights during the subcontract negotiation process. All of these documents are available at no cost to members on the ASA Web site at www.asaonline.com.
Member Directory: ASAB's and ASA's online membership directories promote your company throughout the industry to give you greater exposure.
Opportunity to Learn from Your Peers: Draw on the collective knowledge of ASAB and ASA members and staff nationwide. Participate in quarterly SIE (Subcontractors Information Exchange) lunch meetings.
Industry Liaison: ASAB and ASA serve as your voice in the construction industry both locally and nationally. ASA is a founding member of ConsensusDocs, which develops model documents that allocate risk equitably among the parties on a construction project.
Opportunities to Learn about and Network with Customers: Being active in ASAB and ASA is a great way to develop leadership skills and play a role in changing the construction industry for the better. Working on an ASA task force or committee is another great way to build lifelong relationships with other members, while contributing to the greater cause!
Discounts on Numerous Products and Services: The ASAdvantage program provides access to exclusive offers and discount pricing on project documentation, business services and supplies, insurance and more.
Industry Influence: By joining the voices of subcontractors and suppliers, you help ASAB and ASA accomplish the results you want in the industry, your community, and on Capitol Hill.
On March 2, 2018, ASA of Baltimore was named "ASA Chapter of the Year", at its annual national convention, SUBExcel, in Tempe, Ariz.
"ASA of Baltimore chapter celebrated in style, its 50th anniversary. A tremendous achievement for any chapter, but an especially amazing one for a chapter that had just triumphed over huge debt, large loss of members, and financially struggling events. With new found enthusiasm from their President and Vice President, as well as their New Executive director, ASA of Baltimore is the place subcontractors really want to be."