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Introducing a new generation to construction during the labor shortage

An industry-wide labor shortage is having an impact on construction schedules, project costs and morale. Understanding obstacles caused by the labor shortage, Pepper is reaching out to high schools to shatter stigmas and answer questions that introduce kids to opportunities offered in the construction trades.

February 19, 2020
Self perform

Solid substrates for high-performance air barriers

Originally featured in Building Enclosure magazine, this article discusses the importance of proper air barrier and substrate installations.

February 11, 2020

To 4D or not 4D, that is the question

4D scheduling offers many benefits to the project, and yet, it's hardly used in our industry from beginning to end. Learn why it's not more widely adopted and 3 tips to make it more successful.

February 5, 2020
Virtual construction & technology

Delivering on the promise of tomorrow

At Pepper, we believe building performance impacts human performance, and we're inspired to improve our quality of life through the built world. Learn about our vision for helping our clients plan for the future.

January 28, 2020
High performance & sustainability, About Pepper

Scaling climate solutions in the built environment

If you were unable to attend the 2019 inaugural Illinois Drawdown Summit, you missed an important conversation that is gaining momentum in our industry. Here are some insights that we gleaned from the event.

January 15, 2020
High performance & sustainability

Bringing new ideas to retail construction

Pepper Project Manager Tyler Schaffer was recently named a top 20 Leader Under 40 for his knowledge and approach to retail construction. As the retail industry's needs have changed, thanks in part to online shopping and automation, our teams are helping them think differently during construction.

December 18, 2019
Hospitality and retail, Virtual construction & technology

Planning a casino project - tips for a winning hand

Opportunities in the gaming industry have developers racing to get their facilities up and running. Thinking about your back-of-house operations as you think about the gaming floor will pay off in your first days and weeks of operation.

December 10, 2019

Visionaries: A holistic approach to healing environments

For owners who are ready to take their sustainability initiatives to the next level, a customized self-certification process could be the next step. Learn how Advocate Aurora Health is using their Healthy Spaces Road Map as a more holistic approach to creating a healthy environment for patients and staff.

December 5, 2019
Healthcare, High performance & sustainability

We CAN with you!

As we consider our blessings, let us not forget those less fortunate. This time of year is when our Ohio offices conduct our annual food drives - to end hunger and help those in need.

November 26, 2019
About Pepper, Community involvement

Sharing with the industry how to prevent underground utility strikes

It's been two years since Pepper created the Underground Utility Damage Prevention process. Instead of keeping our process proprietary, we're sharing how we're preventing utility strikes at venues like the LCI Congress and the American Institute of Constructors' Constructor Conference.

November 19, 2019
Emerging technology, Virtual construction & technology, Safety

Designing for healthier, high performing jobsites

Two recent events in Cincinnati are helping to educate our industry about measures we can take toward a healthier future.

November 12, 2019
High performance & sustainability

How to create a platform for change amid tradition

Technology is driving change in our industry. It's one thing to test it and another to adopt it. At Pepper, we're figuring out how to move innovative ideas from prototype to part of our business.

October 24, 2019
Emerging technology, Virtual construction & technology