ASA President’s Letter

December 2018


Dear ASA Members,

In last month’s President’s Letter, I talked about how important, and valuable, participation in ASA is to get the most out of your membership. As the education program for SUBExcel 2019 comes together, it is becoming more and more evident to me that the quality of the speakers and the focus of the education sessions and workshops will make your participation worth it.

SUBExcel 2019 will take place March 6-9, 2019, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Register online, make your hotel reservations, review the program, and learn about our speakers at The early-bird deadline ends Feb. 1, 2019, and the hotel cutoff date is Feb. 6.

The theme of SUBExcel 2019 is “Technology—for Millennials to Dinosaurs.” Education workshops will examine technology topics and how companies can bridge the gap between “early adopters” and “resisters” of technology to create a cohesive workforce. Just take a look at the workshops related to technology that we have scheduled so far:

  • “Unique Technology Solutions—A Game Changer for the Subcontractor” by Brian Moore, Kahua, Alpharetta, Ga.
    This workshop examines unique and available technology solutions and how to leverage them. Brian Moore will discuss how to finally solve the data ownership issue, and he will explain how subcontractors drive change versus change being driven on them by general contractors.
  • “Reality Capture for Existing Conditions—Save Time, Lower Risk” by David F. Dengler and Garrett Maldoon, Kelar Pacific, San Diego, Calif.
    David Dengler and Garrett Maldoon will discuss new technologies including 3D LiDAR scanning and UAV/UAS drone photogrammetry, which deliver the real existing conditions to your computer faster and safer than traditional methods.
  • “5 Questions You Never Ask a Technology Partner But Need To” by Steve Antill, Foundation Software, Strongsville, Ohio
    Steve Antill will break down how to properly map your software search, involve all the right team members and understand how to determine the right technology for your construction business.

The education program will also include workshops on additional topics:

  • “The Impact of the A/E Fiduciary Duty on Construction” by Ujjval K. Vyas, Ph.D., J.D., Alberti Group, Chicago, Ill.
  • “Using Preliminary Notices and Mechanic’s Liens to Make Yourself a Payment Priority” by Jerry Bailey, NCS, Cleveland, Ohio
  • “The Human Side of Construction™” by Martha-Ann Marley, M.A. Surety, Mooresville, N.C.

I know that it’s still early and there’s plenty more to come! But already, I’m excited about how the program is coming together, and I hope you are, too!

Best Regards,


Courtney Little

2018-19 President

American Subcontractors Association



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