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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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