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A picture worth thousands

A couple years ago, a young Millennial threw out a challenge that changed the way we approach estimating today. Learn why we have embraced model-based estimating and how it's transforming our work.

September 3, 2019
Preconstruction, Virtual construction & technology
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Enhancing onboarding to connect tradespeople to their projects

Project-specific orientations gives tradespeople a wider view and sense of purpose on the jobsite.

August 22, 2019
Safety
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Thinking big on a smaller project

Sometimes smaller projects offer big opportunities to try something different. We recently completed a new medical office building that allowed us to explore Lean processes as well as new tools and technologies - for less than $10 million.

August 21, 2019
Healthcare, Lean Construction, Trade partnerships
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The science of building codes and climate zones

Did you know the climate zone map changed? Though subtle, the meaning is significant. Construction activities and building performance are impacted by our climate. Learn how.

August 15, 2019
High performance & sustainability, Quality
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Enhancing teamwork and helping the environment, one picnic at a time

Pepper took tips from Drawdown.org when planning our biennial employee picnic at our campus in Barrington, Illinois. We replaced plastic table covers with reusable cloth, increased the number of recycle bins and added vegetarian options to the traditional picnic fare.

August 14, 2019
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Engaging K-12 students using augmented reality

How do you get students excited for their future school while it's still under construction? Pepper used augmented reality to offer sneak peeks and engage the end users on a recent K-12 project.

August 13, 2019
Virtual construction & technology, Education
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The work that leads to volunteer day

Have you ever wondered what goes into a volunteer community revitalization event? Read about what we've been doing in preparation for Ross Park and Bellevue Vets Park volunteer days.

August 6, 2019
Community involvement
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Can a building change the way we work?

Pepper's new office space in Dublin, Ohio, will be WELL Silver Certified. Learn how the building and the process itself will transform how we build.

July 30, 2019
About Pepper, Workplace, Projects
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Preventing underground utility strikes

Two years after implementing our UUDP program, we're asking ourselves how can we make it better.

July 25, 2019
Virtual construction & technology, Safety
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Supporting employee involvement in the community

A group of Pepper employees turned a concern for animal welfare into a volunteer day of caring.

July 24, 2019
Community involvement
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Tips for improving rural access to quality healthcare

Rural healthcare providers face different challenges to provide quality care than their urban counterparts. These tips can help healthcare systems identify when to expand their facilities and services.

July 10, 2019
Healthcare
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Visionaries: A closer look at commercial real estate lending

What is the state of real estate lending? As part of our Visionaries series, we spoke with Huntington Bank's Sue Zazon to learn more.

July 9, 2019
Visionaries