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Shaping the way the world looks

June 1, 2016Insights

Currently scattered across campus, Notre Dame's social and political sciences will be housed in Jenkins and Nanovic Halls, along with the University's first new school in nearly a century. When completed in 2017, it will be a place to train and equip the next generation of world influencers.

Quality vs. schedule vs. budget…What if you need all three?

May 11, 2016Case Studies

On the Hanzo Logistics warehouse and distribution center addition, Pepper experienced a significant delay when an exceptionally rainy spring put the project behind by 25 days. Sacrificing quality and budget was not an option when making up the schedule. In the end, the building was turned over on time, on budget and we achieved one of our flattest floors to date. Learn how.

Part 3: Higher quality, cost effective industrial floors

May 10, 2016Insights

How can you improve slab performance of industrial buildings? This is the last post in a three-part series about important industrial building components.

Part 2: Factors for successful building envelopes

May 8, 2016Insights

Keith Dafcik discusses the importance of proper systems specification and installation in industrial buildings. This is the second post in a three-part series about important industrial building components.

Part 1: Tips to improve marketability of distribution facilities

May 5, 2016Insights

Brian Lensink discusses the impact of e-commerce on industrial construction in this first post of a three-part series about important industrial building components.

Training 4-H hands to make a difference

April 8, 2016At Pepper

Pepper's Hands-Only CPR training inspired a vision for community outreach. Pepper Project Executive LeeAnn McNamara championed Hands Only CPR training with the McHenry County 4-H Clubs.

A busy week at North Central College

March 28, 2016At Pepper

After topping out, safety remains a top priority for Pepper – and the Tiger Scouts. As North Central College hoisted the final beam labeled "A Brilliant Future" atop its new science center this past week, Pepper's project executive was recognized as the coolest mom by Tiger Scouts, and the construction crew was recognized for keeping safety first.

The hard work and honest truth about relationships… from a contractor?

March 3, 2016At Pepper

At Pepper Construction, we label ourselves a relationship-based contractor. But what does that mean? Even the relationships we sometimes take for granted require work. Learn how we've sought to improve our subcontractor relations, and how we were recently recognized for it.

Modeling the way for students

January 22, 2016At Pepper

"Your future is whatever you make it." The same is true for us in construction. BIM Manager Mike Alder shares how he is helping to shape the future of construction through the next generation.