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

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

Oregon is First State to Approve Timber High-Rises

August 29, 2018

Oregon has paved the way for the allowance of timber high-rises without special consideration. Will Louisiana follow suit?

Are AI Robots the Future of Construction?

August 15, 2018

Autodesk's BrickBot has learned to build and adapt to their environment using Lego models.

Construction Opioid Awareness Week

August 1, 2018

At Magellan, we are committed to the livelihood and safety of our employees and colleagues in construction. Join us in raising awareness of the dangers of opioid abuse, both in the industry and our communities.

Amid Labor Shortages, Millenials Respond to the Construction Economy

July 12, 2018

​According to the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, undergraduate college programs relating to construction, in both trade and management paths, has grown by the second-largest percentage increase amid all majors in enrollments this spring.

Are Drones the Future for Construction?

June 6, 2018

No longer just for ambitious photographers and tech junkies, drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are taking the construction industry by storm.