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#DirtStories digs up the hidden gems in the industry to share untold stories with the world.  From large companies and independent contractors to individual interviews and event coverage, Dirt Stories is challenging the way the world views construction by sharing the stories of the people who build and feed our world.

Check out the latest DirtStories Podcast and Blogs below!

Ep 28: The Dirt on Dirt

Ep 28: The Dirt on Dirt

Soil management, testing and tracking with an environmental engineer-turned-construction-tech co-founder. This DirtStory is more about Dirt than our other episodes.

Listen Time: 44 Minutes

What’s Your Dirt Story?

What’s Your Dirt Story?

Since launching the podcast, DirtStories has helped to share insights and stories in the industry with people all across North America. We’ve explored topics from mental health to floating equipment in a pandemic to founding tech companies. Our goal is to continue to dig up these stories and bring them into the spotlights. So, what’s your dirt story?

Read Time: 4 Minutes

Jackman LTD: Sustainability & Building with Wood

Jackman LTD: Sustainability & Building with Wood

Jackman LTD is a construction company located in Kitchener, Ontario. They are building a mass-timber project in Downtown Kitchener. Learn about this project and the rise of sustainability, from the point of view of Jackman VP of Construction Chris Loftin.

Read Time: 3 Minutes

What’s Your Dirt Story?

What’s Your Dirt Story?

Since launching the podcast, DirtStories has helped to share insights and stories in the industry with people all across North America. We’ve explored topics from mental health to floating equipment in a pandemic to founding tech companies. Our goal is to continue to dig up these stories and bring them into the spotlights. So, what’s your dirt story?

Read Time: 4 Minutes

How It’s Built: The Series

Building the Augusta National Golf Club

Building the Augusta National Golf Club

The Augusta National Golf Course is home to the Masters golf tournament that takes place every April. This is the story of this golf course, where it came from, and what it means to the sport of golf.

Read Time: 8 Minutes

Building the Guinness Storehouse & Brewery

Building the Guinness Storehouse & Brewery

Guinness is an iconic brand known around the world. The Guinness Storehouse in Dublin is home to this beer and the brand that surrounds it. Here is the story behind this building.

Read Time: 4 Minutes

5 Tips for Managing Remote Teams

5 Tips for Managing Remote Teams

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the DOZR team – like many others – have shifted to working from home. DOZR COO Erin Stephenson shares 5 tips for managing a remote-working team during these uncertain times.

Read Time – 8 Minutes

What a Navy SEAL Taught Me About Business Leadership

What a Navy SEAL Taught Me About Business Leadership

While attending the ARA show, DOZR CEO Kevin Forestell attended an education session by Chad Williams on “7 Leadership Lessons from a Navy SEAL.” Kevin breaks down his key takeaways from this session and explores what it means to him as a leader.

Read Time: 4 Minutes

Winter Season & Snow 

Deck The Halls With A Rented Man Lift

Deck The Halls With A Rented Man Lift

Every year people get injured trying to hang decorations for the holiday season. Using old ladders, reaching too far, climbing ladders in slippery or snowy conditions or even simple slips and falls can make holiday decorating more dangerous than it should be. Did you know that renting a man lift can help make the holiday season safer?

Read time: 3 Minutes

Building in Winter: Yes You Can!

Building in Winter: Yes You Can!

While some projects to take breaks during the cold winter months, it simply isn’t feasible for all projects. Tight timelines budgets mean that some projects do, and can, continue all winter long. Learn about some of the specific challenges that come with winter construction.

Read Time: 3 Minutes

Diesel Gelling: What It Is and Why It Happens

Diesel Gelling: What It Is and Why It Happens

Caring for your diesel engine in winter is different than during other seasons. Larger temperature fluctuations and colder days can have an impact on diesel fuel. One of the biggest problems for diesel engines in winter is diesel gelling. Learn what this is and why it happens.

Read time: 5 minutes

Deck The Halls With A Rented Man Lift

Deck The Halls With A Rented Man Lift

Every year people get injured trying to hang decorations for the holiday season. Using old ladders, reaching too far, climbing ladders in slippery or snowy conditions or even simple slips and falls can make holiday decorating more dangerous than it should be. Did you know that renting a man lift can help make the holiday season safer?

Read time: 3 Minutes

Building in Winter: Yes You Can!

Building in Winter: Yes You Can!

While some projects to take breaks during the cold winter months, it simply isn’t feasible for all projects. Tight timelines budgets mean that some projects do, and can, continue all winter long. Learn about some of the specific challenges that come with winter construction.

Read Time: 3 Minutes

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Equipment Tips

The Wheel Loader: Everything You Need To Know

The Wheel Loader: Everything You Need To Know

Wheel loaders are a reliable and powerful moving machine. Whether it’s loading soil into trucks or carrying rocks from one end of a construction project to another, every project can benefit from a wheel loader.

Read Time: 4 Minutes

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Industry Insights

Construction Tech

Cybersecurity In Construction: What You Need To Know

Cybersecurity In Construction: What You Need To Know

Cybersecurity is becoming more important as the world becomes more digital. Although the construction industry is a physical industry, cybersecurity is still very important. DOZR CTO Adeel Zaman breaks down what cybersecurity is, why it should matter to you and how to get started in protecting yourself.

Read Time: 9 Minutes.

What Is Construction Technology?

What Is Construction Technology?

We talk a lot about construction technology. But what is construction technology? Learn what this term actually means, how technology has risen in construction and what the future of construction tech could look like.

Read Time: 4 Minutes

The Tech We Use to Connect During Quarantine Will Persist Post-COVID

The Tech We Use to Connect During Quarantine Will Persist Post-COVID

Technology has played a key role in keeping us connected both at work and in our personal lives during the COVID-19 global pandemic. It’s revolutionized the workday, personal relationships and work-life balance.
Kevin believes the technology that we are leaning on while practicing social distancing will continue long after COVID.
Read this article to learn why.

Read Time: 3 Minutes

Cybersecurity In Construction: What You Need To Know

Cybersecurity In Construction: What You Need To Know

Cybersecurity is becoming more important as the world becomes more digital. Although the construction industry is a physical industry, cybersecurity is still very important. DOZR CTO Adeel Zaman breaks down what cybersecurity is, why it should matter to you and how to get started in protecting yourself.

Read Time: 9 Minutes.

What Is Construction Technology?

What Is Construction Technology?

We talk a lot about construction technology. But what is construction technology? Learn what this term actually means, how technology has risen in construction and what the future of construction tech could look like.

Read Time: 4 Minutes

Health & Safety

Daylight Savings Switch: A Safety Reminder

Daylight Savings Switch: A Safety Reminder

Every fall, daylight savings time is reversed and we fall back one hour. Although one hour may not seem like a lot of time, the time change causes higher rates of accidents during commutes and on construction sites. Learn about the dangers associated to the “fall back” and how you can stay safe during the time change.

Read Time: 3 Minutes

Daylight Savings Switch: A Safety Reminder

Daylight Savings Switch: A Safety Reminder

Every fall, daylight savings time is reversed and we fall back one hour. Although one hour may not seem like a lot of time, the time change causes higher rates of accidents during commutes and on construction sites. Learn about the dangers associated to the “fall back” and how you can stay safe during the time change.

Read Time: 3 Minutes

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Sustainability in Construction

Top 5 Green Trends in Construction

Top 5 Green Trends in Construction

Green construction has grown in the industry. There’s so many different ways that these trends can be seen in the industry. Get to know the top 5 green trends growing in the construction industry.

Read Time: 4 Minutes

4 Inspiring LEED Certified Buildings

4 Inspiring LEED Certified Buildings

LEED Certified buildings are globally recognized as green and sustainable buildings. Although there are tens of thousands of these buildings around the world, these four are particularly inspiring.

Read Time: 3 Minutes

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