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Catalyzing construction efficiencies with the tools we have today

As projects proceed and ramp back up, there are ways to find efficiencies under new guidelines and additional project constraints. Learn about the Lean principles and existing technology that facilitate progress.

June 17, 2020
Virtual construction & technology, Lean Construction
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Three of a kind

Three of Pepper's top leaders have been recognized among the city's Notable Women by Crain's Chicago Business.

June 8, 2020
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Bringing the future of construction into focus

Amid economic uncertainty how do you know how to proceed with your project? We've analyzed market activities in the Midwest and based on past recessions, we developed some models to help anticipate where costs are headed depending on the type of recovery. We can't predict what will happen, but we can help guide you through it.

June 1, 2020
Preconstruction, Future In Focus
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How technology empowers trades to improve safety

Before the pandemic, it was easy for tradespeople to become overwhelmed or complacent. Some of the technologies that we incorporated into safety audits to increase engagement, quality and productivity have become even more critical to our teams' success in the field.

May 21, 2020
Safety, Emerging technology, Quality
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Leveraging technology for construction quality monitoring

When combined with the proper pre-installation planning, a construction monitoring program allows contractors to explore new and exciting ideas that are emerging every day and evaluate the intent of these ideas with our overall goal of building effectively and efficiently.

May 14, 2020
Quality
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Thinking about a healthier future

Pepper's Nothing Hits the Floor program is designed to impact the health of the building starting during construction. Learn more.

April 30, 2020
High performance & sustainability, Lean Construction, Safety
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50 years of being in this together

Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day - Our buildings are an important part of our environment and contribute to the future of our world. Learn how Pepper is using 4 drawdown strategies to make a difference.

April 22, 2020
High performance & sustainability
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Unpacking the costs of renovating an office space

How much does an interior renovation cost? That answer depends on multiple variables. This post explains the factors that can impact the cost, up or down, with side-by-side comparisons of similar spaces.

March 19, 2020
Workplace
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Top BIM-related technologies that are impacting construction site safety

Advancements in technology are bringing new innovations in construction safety to our jobsites. Learn how our new VR Safety training and UUDP program are helping to communicate safety directly with those installing the work.

March 10, 2020
Safety, Emerging technology, Virtual construction & technology
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Lessons learned about collaboration from women in construction

Perhaps because they have chosen a career where they are in the minority, women at Pepper tend to be passionate about collaboration and diversity, and they are strong advocates for Lean Construction. Here is some advice they offer for improving teamwork.

March 6, 2020
Lean Construction, About Pepper
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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
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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
Quality