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  • To Perform or Not Perform, That is the Question
    It has been months since you have been paid and the general contractor or the owner continues to demand that you perform extra work, perform in changed conditions or work on a compressed timeline with no promise of payment in sight.  At this point you have a decision to make. … Read more »
  • If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It
    A Woman’s Construction Career Story When Melanie Sharp was a teenager, she knew she wanted to work in construction. Having grown up in a family of electricians and plumbers, she knew the industry was for her. So, she applied herself and worked hard to earn a scholarship, setting her heart… Read more »
  • Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston Announces 2021 Scholarship Award Recipients
    HOUSTON– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston, an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and their employees, is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 ABC Scholarship Foundation. Offered to college students pursuing a career in construction, the scholarships ABC Greater Houston annually provides are… Read more »
  • ABC Pivots to Virtual Legislative Days to Engage in Legislative Process
    While in-person visits inside the Texas Capitol have been limited, members of Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston have been actively meeting with local state legislators via several virtual legislative days. ABC Greater Houston has connected with elected officials to discuss policy, address industry issues, and establish valuable relationships.… Read more »
  • What to Know If and When You Encounter Contingent Payment Clauses
    Halfway through a project and the owner can’t pay the next pay application. Are you getting paid? Are you still having to pay downstream contractors? Contingent payment clauses that answer these questions provide key protections, and risks, depending on what side of the contract you are on. There are two… Read more »
  • 28 ABC Greater Houston Members Named a Top-performing U.S. Construction Company by ABC
    Houston, TX, March 11—Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston today announced 28 member companies were named to Associated Builders and Contractors’ 2021 Top Performers list, which recognizes ABC member contractors in safety, quality, diversity, project excellence and special designations, ranked by work hours. Published as a supplement toConstruction Executive… Read more »
  • ABC Houston’s Annual Scholarship Program Invests in Future Construction Leaders
    HOUSTON – Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC), an association representing the interests of merit shop contractors and their employees, is pleased to announce that applications for the annual ABC Scholarship Foundation are now being accepted. Offered to college students pursuing a career in construction, the scholarships available… Read more »
  • Four Ways to Instantly Improve Communication and Safety On Construction Sites
    It is no secret that communication on construction sites directly affects the site’s safety and incident numbers. Falls, electrocution and burns often lead the OSHA cited safety incidents, and also cause the most life-altering injuries on construction sites in the U.S. Per the CDC, 61% of workplace electrocutions occurred in… Read more »
  • Three Leadership Attributes Every Employee Will Follow
    Construction leaders must possess a variety of attributes, characteristics and qualities to earn the respect and loyalty of their employees. However, for an employee to become—and remain—a life-long follower, it’s wise for them to develop and refine these three characteristics above all others: caring, communicative and consistent.
 If Leaders Don’t… Read more »
  • Tax Planning for 2021: What Can Construction Firms Do?
    After the upheaval of 2020, tax planning for 2021 looks like a daunting challenge. With ongoing political controversy over possible COVID-19 stimulus legislation and continued economic strain, many construction contractors might be questioning whether tax planning is even possible. In this environment of increased uncertainty, tax planning is not only… Read more »
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