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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 21: Construction Technology Explained

Ep 21: Construction Technology Explained

Construction technology is a buzzword that we talk about a lot in the industry. We invited Mallorie Brodie from Bridgit to join us on DirtStories to break down what this topic is and what “construction tech” really means.

Listen Time: 31:09

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 DOZR Office: Fire Hall #2

Building the DOZR Office: Fire Hall #2

The DOZR office has a history that dates back to the 1900s. Although it’s been an autobody shop, storage facility and artist loft, the original purpose of this building was to be a fire hall. Learn about the history of the DOZR Office – originally known as Fire Hall #2 in old Berlin, Ontario.

Read Time: 6 Minutes

Building the Venetian Pool

Building the Venetian Pool

The Venetian Pool is a beautiful oasis in the City of Miami. But the pool itself wasn’t originally planned. Instead it was a byproduct of another construction project. Learn about the construction of the Venetian Pool and how it ultimately impacted the growth of the Florida South.

Read Time: 6 Minutes

Building the Statue of Liberty

Building the Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World is an iconic symbol that can be recognized anywhere in the world. While many people associate this statue to the Big Apple, there is a much deeper and richer story behind the Colossal Woman. Learn about how the Statue of Liberty was built.

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

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Equipment Tips

The Anatomy of an Excavator

The Anatomy of an Excavator

An excavator is one of the most popular types of construction equipment. Learn about the basic makeup of an excavator and how each part supports and helps the others.

Read Time: 4 Minutes

6 Top Snow Removal Equipment to Rent

6 Top Snow Removal Equipment to Rent

Trying to decide what the best type of snow removal equipment rental is best for you can be difficult. With so many different machines out there for snow removal, how do you choose which is best? Here are the 6 top snow removal equipment rentals to consider for your snow season.

Read TimE: 4 Minutes

The Anatomy of an Excavator

The Anatomy of an Excavator

An excavator is one of the most popular types of construction equipment. Learn about the basic makeup of an excavator and how each part supports and helps the others.

Read Time: 4 Minutes

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Industry Insights

Electric Construction Equipment: It’s Closer Than You Think

Electric Construction Equipment: It’s Closer Than You Think

Lower fuel and maintenance costs, environmental benefits and quieter engines are just three benefits to electric construction equipment. With the rise of electric passenger vehicles, it may not come as a surprise that electric construction equipment is not far off. Learn about electric construction equipment and the benefits.

Read Time: 6 minutes

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

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Sustainability in Construction

Is Now the Time for Construction to Truly Embrace Sustainability?

Is Now the Time for Construction to Truly Embrace Sustainability?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a lot of conversations about the environment and if now is the time to push for stricter environmental regulations. Should construction to follow suit and push for further sustainable regulations now? DOZR CEO Kevin Forestell explores this in his latest article.

Read Time: 5 Minutes

Concrete and Sand: A Complicated Truth

Concrete and Sand: A Complicated Truth

The future of concrete is changing as environmental concerns and a global sand shortage is impacting our use of this building material. Learn about these factors and how the industry is adapting through alternative building materials and concrete recycling programs.

Read Time: 7 Minutes

The Anatomy of an Excavator

The Anatomy of an Excavator

An excavator is one of the most popular types of construction equipment. Learn about the basic makeup of an excavator and how each part supports and helps the others.

Read Time: 4 Minutes

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