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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

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

Weathervaning Explained

Weathervaning Explained

In almost every city across North America police receive calls about spinning tower cranes during storms and windy days. For many civilians, seeing a tower crane spinning around is really scary. Tower cranes already seem to defy some laws of gravity, standing so tall...

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

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

#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 22: Winter Season & Snow Removal

Ep 22: Winter Season & Snow Removal

It’s time to start thinking about snow removal. Brent Giles from DOZR explores the topic of snow removal and winter season in this episode of DirtStories.

Listen Time: 39:26

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 Seattle Space Needle

Building the Seattle Space Needle

The Seattle Space Needle was built in 400 days in 1961 – 1962 for the Century 21 Exposition Seattle World Fair. Learn about the fascinating history of this iconic building and Seattle landmark.

Read Time: 7 Minutes

Building The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France

Building The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France

Notre Dame of Paris has become a tourist hotspot with over 13 million people visiting the cathedral every year. Construction of the church began in the 12th century and in the hundreds of years since, it has seen its fair share of destruction, construction and renovation. Learn all about building Notre Dame of Paris.

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

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

Curious about Working with DOZR?

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

Equipment Tips

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

Road Rollers: The Lesser Known Construction Equipment

Road Rollers: The Lesser Known Construction Equipment

Rollers are a valuable machine for many construction projects. Compaction is important to ensure a stable foundation and base for many road and building projects. Learn about rollers, how they work and why they’re important in the construction industry.

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

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

Road Rollers: The Lesser Known Construction Equipment

Road Rollers: The Lesser Known Construction Equipment

Rollers are a valuable machine for many construction projects. Compaction is important to ensure a stable foundation and base for many road and building projects. Learn about rollers, how they work and why they’re important in the construction industry.

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Industry Insights

Weathervaning Explained

Weathervaning Explained

In almost every city across North America police receive calls about spinning tower cranes during storms and windy days. For many civilians, seeing a tower crane spinning around is really scary. Tower cranes already seem to defy some laws of gravity, standing so tall...

Weathervaning Explained

Weathervaning Explained

In almost every city across North America police receive calls about spinning tower cranes during storms and windy days. For many civilians, seeing a tower crane spinning around is really scary. Tower cranes already seem to defy some laws of gravity, standing so tall...

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

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

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

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

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