How Does Absher Do It?

The Absher Way is the foundation for everything we build. We value trusted relationships, reliable processes, ethical decision-making and advanced technology. That’s how we built our reputation of innovative, long-lasting structures like Northgate Station and WSU Elson S. Floyd Culture Center. That’s how we’ve done it for 79 years, and that’s how we’ll do it for the next 79 years.

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The Absher Way

Doing things right and doing right things—the Absher Way is both. It means utilizing every skill we have, starting with listening. Collaboration, innovation and communication are the right tools for every project.

 

Safety

Doing things right begins by doing things safely. That’s why we empower all our employees to be a part of the safety team. We do more than adhere to best practices and management procedures. We instill a sense of personal accountability in every one of our staff members. Because each of them is not just important to us. They’re part of our family.

Safety in Action:

Preconstruction

We do our homework. And we’ve been doing it for eight decades. Because expert building begins with an expert understanding of your goals.

Our preconstruction plan includes custom services tailored to your needs –budgeting, constructability, site investigation and pull planning to name a few – so you’re always getting the plan that is exactly right for you and your project. We’re tuned in to every detail because every detail matters.

Preconstruction in Action:

Design-Build Delivery

Collaboration means a smarter, well-rounded understanding of your vision with assurance of constructability and affordability. We create unique, multi-disciplinary teams that work together from initial conceptual design through final project completion.

With a design-build strategy, we increase your cost effectiveness and expedite construction timeframes. We’re invested in you, so we approach your project in a way that best fits your needs.

Design-Build Delivery in Action:

Innovative Technology

We use fresh approaches to building safer and faster, and to overcome age-old construction challenges. As experts in our field and partners in your project, we invest in and offer cutting edge technologies that elevate your experience and take your structure to the next level.

We utilize technology like virtual design and construction to enhance communication, increase efficiency and coordinate systems in advance so that we can deliver projects on time and on budget.

Innovative Technology in Action:

Virtual Design and Construction

Our Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) process is a technology-driven approach that uses a dynamic virtual model to design and coordinate each project. We work directly with designers and owners throughout the project to establish common goals and objectives for the model.

Using VDC, we can to maintain a real-time understanding of scheduling, cost estimation and project documentation. This leads to better team communication and cohesion during construction. And at the end of construction, the model serves as a hub of important project information that you have forever at your fingertips.

Virtual Design and Construction in Action:

Sustainability

Sustainable design is about building more than just a structure. It’s about building a future for all of us. And we do that by minimizing the environmental impact of construction with thoughtful, sensitive processes and materials.

We implement high-performance solutions that consider a variety of sustainable building programs such as LEED, Living Building Challenge, Breath Easy and Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol. That’s why we’ve won awards for our achievements in green building time and again.

Sustainability in Action:

Self Performance

We’re experts in structural concrete. We self-perform everything from simple foundation systems to complex overhead structural systems. And since getting the structure up is the first and biggest step, it’s important to have the technology, knowledge and team to set the project up for success. We’ve got it all.

We self-perform because it gives us greater control. Our cutting-edge technology allows us to plan for projects of all difficulties. Our experience leads to more efficient and more dependable schedules. And our extensive team makes us the largest employer of Union Carpenters in the South Sound.

Self Performance in Action:

  • Safety
  • Preconstruction
  • Design-Build Delivery
  • Innovative Technology
  • Virtual Design and Construction
  • Sustainability
  • Self Performance