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COVID-19 impact on K-12 construction in the Midwest and beyond

How have students, parents and educators managed the return to school, and how well are the facilities able to support the future of learning? In this article, we share our own team's personal concerns and level of satisfaction with the educational experience, as well as discuss how schools are adapting their facilities in response to COVID-19.

September 29, 2020
Education, Future In Focus

AGC ConstructorCast Episode: The most innovative contractors in the industry

What does the future of innovation hold for construction? Learn about the innovation behind three award-winning technologies.

August 25, 2020
High performance & sustainability, Emerging technology

Future in Focus: Improving workplace health and sustainability

Prior to the pandemic, offices were about creating a culture of collaboration. While collaboration remains a top priority, we're seeing employees' health and well-being take center stage, now more than ever.

August 11, 2020
Workplace, Future In Focus

10 trends changing the post-COVID-19 workplace environment

How we work today is changing our workplace environment. How will that affect future construction projects? Building on a popular post from a few years ago, we've identified some new trends that will drive the office environment of the future.

August 2, 2020

Future in Focus: Adapting how we build to deliver industrial space

How have industrial construction pricing, manpower and supply chain been impacted by the pandemic? Our industry leaders share what they're seeing in the market, how we've adjusted how we work and the future of warehouse and distribution facilities.

July 19, 2020
Industrial and manufacturing, Future In Focus

Adapting construction for post-pandemic healthcare facilities

What is the status of healthcare construction today? How will a new model of care impact facilities? As healthcare providers plan for the future, we're thinking about how technology can enable healthier healing environments.

June 25, 2020
Future In Focus, Healthcare

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, Future In Focus

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

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

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

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

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