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Check out Magellan Construction's commercial construction blog where we review industry topics, answer questions and discuss our latest projects.


3D-Printed Domino Sugar Redevelopment a First

April 10, 2019

One South First, a high-rise built in Domino Park, is the first of its kind in the nation thanks to a collaboration between Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL) and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI). This 42-story tower is being built with the use of 3D-printed cast molds for One South First's 1,594 window panels.


First 3D-Printed House Expected This Year

February 20, 2019

3D printers have been around for quite some time now, but did you think 2019 would be the year an entire house would be 3D printed? We're living in the future.


The OSHA Offer Employee Fatigue Tips Ahead of Monitoring Technology Release

January 30, 2019

There's no question that the construction industry is in a technology boom. Though a lot of attention is diverted to any talk of robots or drones to benefit production time or data-analysis, much work has actually been put into creating technology that monitors worker safety.


Trends Shaping Construction in 2019

January 16, 2019

Though we're only just over two weeks out of 2018, it's probably safe to say we've all left 2018 far behind us and have been taking some time to feel out the new year to see what we can expect from 2019. That's exactly what Construction Dive's been doing regarding commercial construction. We are pretty excited about their predictions for this year's trends, so we highlighted a handful of our favorite ones just for you.


Construction Technology: 2018's Greatest Innovations

December 19, 2018



Potentially Life-Saving Project Wins Project of the Year

December 5, 2018

The much anticipated 2018 Project of the Year award went to the Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Barrier, specifically because the project "is unparalleled in purpose and the potential to save lives as well as in terms of its sheer magnitude and complexity."


Veterans in the Construction Industry

November 11, 2018

"I firmly believe that, with the proper training and opportunities, veterans can succeed in the construction field better than any other group."


Virtual Reality Takes Construction Safety to the Next Level

October 10, 2018

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) have taken virtual reality technology and created an interactive application for safety training, specifically dealing with fall hazards and restraints.


Push for Safety Leads to Updates on the U.S.'s Longest Bridge in Louisiana

October 3, 2018

The Causeway Bridge is one of the older structures recently causing much concern for commuters and officials alike. The problem? A 20th century design in 21st century conditions.


Construction Standards Changing to Prep for Natural Disasters

September 12, 2018