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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

Building relationships and communication with tradespeople

A recent survey and focus group gave tradespeople an opportunity to voice how Pepper jobsites could improve. Pepper took their feedback to make changes, then we showed our appreciation with food and fun.

October 15, 2019
Lean Construction, About Pepper

Pepper brings a familiar Halloween face to CANstruction

Pepper Construction worked with our partners at this year's Canstruction to create Jack Skellington from "The Nightmare Before Christmas" entirely out of canned food.

October 15, 2019

Honoring a heritage and celebrating the future

Typically we have Topping Out ceremonies on our projects, but recently on the St. Rita Square project, we celebrated the placement of Archangel Gabriel with the Italian-American community.

October 10, 2019

Pepper says "Prost!" to another Oktoberfest in Chicago

Pepper Construction once again assembled an Oktoberfest biergarten in our downtown Chicago parking lot and welcomed more than 400 clients, partners, employees and guests for traditional German fun and festivities.

October 3, 2019
About Pepper

Building a collaborative model

Designers and contractors use some of the same tools in different ways. What would happen if we took a collaborative charette-based approach to build one model together?

September 26, 2019
Preconstruction, Virtual construction & technology

Evolving construction quality one innovation at a time

Each year, Pepper people share their lessons learned and innovative ideas they've applied on projects to improve quality. Enthusiasm around the annual Quality Concept of the Year has grown as our teams find ways to work better and smarter.

September 24, 2019
Quality, Virtual construction & technology, Lean Construction

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

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

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