What’s the Deal with Drones?

What’s the Deal with Drones? Article written by: Matthew Snowden, Minard-Ames Insurance Services LLC Many contractors are asking “What’s the deal with drones?” If what they mean is: “What’s the risk of taking photos of a job with a drone?” then there is no single way to answer their question. Some follow-up questions like these may […]

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ADOT to use P3 for South Mountain Freeway Project

The Arizona Department of Transportation, in close collaboration with the Maricopa Association of Governments and the Arizona Division of the Federal Highway Administration, has selected the project delivery approach that will be used to construct the South Mountain Freeway in the event that the Final Environmental Impact Statement indicates a preferred alternative rather than the […]

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ASA President’s Letter-July 2014 Dear ASA Member: It is my honor and privilege to serve as your ASA president for 2014-15. Thank you for your trust and confidence! My company, Soil Consultants, Inc., was founded by my father, Ken Johnson Sr., in Charleston, S.C., in 1951 and since then we have been performing geotechnical engineering […]

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2014 BLUE BOOK NETWORK SHOWCASE INVITATION

2014 BLUE BOOK NETWORK SHOWCASE INVITATION Thursday May 1st 2-6PM   at The Marriott Buttes – Tempe AZ Please join us next week for Arizona’s largest networking event for the commercial construction industry!  This is a great event to forge new relationships and renew old ones in our industry.  With over 70 exhibitors looking to hire/qualify you for their […]

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Legislative Update

After 101 days, the Arizona State Senate and House of Representatives concluded the 2014 legislative session yesterday at 1:46 AM. In early April, legislators successfully passed a budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015 that ultimately received the Governor’s approval.  Typically, the successful passage of the budget signals the end of the legislative session.  This year, […]

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ASA Residential Construction Forum Meeting

ASA Residential Construction Forum Meeting Tuesday, April 22, 2014 / 7:00 AM ASA of Arizona Office This meeting will focus on an important industry safety briefing:  SB1307 – “Conditional Repeal” Passes, Impact on Fall Protection Requirements As you all know, there has been much activity this legislative session focused on the fall protection statute revisions […]

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ASA President’s Letter-February 2014

ASA President’s Letter-February 2014 Dear ASA Member: As you may have heard, ASA has renamed its annual convention to SUBExcel. The new name captures the essence that ASA helps subcontractors excel in their businesses. So much of SUBExcel 2014, which will take place March 6-8 in New Orleans, will focus on achieving excellence. There is […]

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2014 Government Relations Update

It is certainly shaping up to be an interesting 2014 when it comes to governmental issues that will be impacting construction.  It appears as though there will be legislation addressing the ability of the Registrar of Contractors (ROC) to conduct background checks and/or inquiries into contractors’ taxes.  We expect to see further activity from the […]

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