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The ideation of our Net Zero Trailer

What does it take to turn a concept into reality?  We weren't the first to think about building a Net Zero trailer, but we were the first to build and use one on our projects. Learn the process we took to figure out how to make it reality - and how it's making a difference for our team. 

September 13, 2019
High performance & sustainability, Virtual construction & technology

Building WELL for ourselves

We're building a new open concept office in Dublin, Ohio to be WELL Silver certified because we believe our people deserve a space that helps them perform at their best. It's exciting and a lot of change.

September 10, 2019
High performance & sustainability, About Pepper

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

Charles H. Shaw Technology & Learning Center: A revitalization that continues to invest

The Homan Arthington Foundation had a vision to revitalize the historic North Lawndale neighborhood, which included transforming the former Sears, Roebuck and Co. campus into a green charter high school.

August 16, 2019
Historic, Education

The science of building codes and climate zones

Did you know the climate zone map changed? Though subtle, the meaning is significant. Construction activities and building performance are impacted by our climate. Learn how.

August 15, 2019
High performance & sustainability, Quality

Enhancing teamwork and helping the environment, one picnic at a time

Pepper took tips from when planning our biennial employee picnic at our campus in Barrington, Illinois. We replaced plastic table covers with reusable cloth, increased the number of recycle bins and added vegetarian options to the traditional picnic fare.

August 14, 2019

Engaging K-12 students using augmented reality

How do you get students excited for their future school while it's still under construction? Pepper used augmented reality to offer sneak peeks and engage the end users on a recent K-12 project.

August 13, 2019
Virtual construction & technology, Education


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