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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 White House, Washington, DC

Building the White House, Washington, DC

The White House is perhaps the most famous building in the world. A symbol of power and a beacon of hope, the White House has lived through over 220 years of history. Learn all about the history and construction of this famous building.

Read Time: 6 Minutes

Building the Hoover Dam

Building the Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam is an American landmark with no other project like it in the world. At the time it was built in the 1930’s it was the biggest dam and concrete structure in the entire world. Today, the Hoover Dam is an icon that still powers the homes of a million people. Learn all about how it was built.

Read time: 5 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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Check out our customer story featuring Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds to learn how working with DOZR helped them grow their business. 

Equipment Tips

5 Steps to Renting an Excavator

5 Steps to Renting an Excavator

Renting an excavator – or any construction machine – can seem overwhelming. Here are 5 simple steps to take when looking to rent any type of construction equipment.

Read Time: 4 Minutes

The Best Mini Excavator for 2021

The Best Mini Excavator for 2021

Many people ask what the best mini excavator is. It may sound like a simple question but it really isn’t. Learn what the best mini excavator is in this blog.

Read Time: 4 Minutes

What Is a Digging Machine? Diggers Explained

What Is a Digging Machine? Diggers Explained

What is a digging machine? Are diggers the same thing as excavators? How many different types of digging machines are there? Learn all about this industry term and what types of digging machines there are for your project.

Read Time: 2 Minutes

5 Steps to Renting an Excavator

5 Steps to Renting an Excavator

Renting an excavator – or any construction machine – can seem overwhelming. Here are 5 simple steps to take when looking to rent any type of construction equipment.

Read Time: 4 Minutes

The Best Mini Excavator for 2021

The Best Mini Excavator for 2021

Many people ask what the best mini excavator is. It may sound like a simple question but it really isn’t. Learn what the best mini excavator is in this blog.

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

5 Steps to Renting an Excavator

5 Steps to Renting an Excavator

Renting an excavator – or any construction machine – can seem overwhelming. Here are 5 simple steps to take when looking to rent any type of construction equipment.

Read Time: 4 Minutes

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