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Building the Taj Mahal

Building the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world. An iconic milestone and connected to a heart-breaking love story, learn all about the history of the Taj Mahal and how it was built.

Read Time: 6 Minutes

Building the Taj Mahal

Building the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world. An iconic milestone and connected to a heart-breaking love story, learn all about the history of the Taj Mahal and how it was built.

Read Time: 6 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 24: Making Demolition Innovative

Ep 24: Making Demolition Innovative

“Priestly Demolition is globally recognized as being an innovate demolition company that leads the industry. Ryan Priestly joins this episode of DirtStories to share some stories about his experiences in the world of Demolition.

Listen Time: 41:32

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 Taj Mahal

Building the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world. An iconic milestone and connected to a heart-breaking love story, learn all about the history of the Taj Mahal and how it was built.

Read Time: 6 Minutes

Building the Daytona International Speedway

Building the Daytona International Speedway

The Daytona International Speedway hosts one of the most popular sporting events in all of America: the Daytona 500. This track, however, has deep ties to the beginning of NASCAR and the evolution of street racing. Learn all about building the Daytona International Speedway.

Read Time: 6 Minutes

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

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 

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

Diesel Engine Care for Winter

Diesel Engine Care for Winter

Diesel engines can be hard to work with in cold temperatures. As our winters begin to bring more intense changes, diesel engines can become more and more difficult to maintain and work with. The difficulties of diesel engines in winter are explored in this blog, and DOZR shares 5 tips to protect your diesel engine in winter.

Read Time: 7 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

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

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

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

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Industry Insights

The How and Why of Skyscrapers

The How and Why of Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers are a natural part of any modern city skyline. While we often associate skyscrapers with modernity, the skyscraper was actually built over 100 years ago. Learn about the history of skyscrapers, and why they were first built.

Read Time: 6 Minutes

Weathervaning Explained

Weathervaning Explained

Spinning cranes cause hundreds of 911 calls every year as citizens call to report unsafe construction equipment. But spinning cranes – also called Weathervaning.  Learn about weathervaning and how it works. 

Read Time: 4 Minutes

The How and Why of Skyscrapers

The How and Why of Skyscrapers

Skyscrapers are a natural part of any modern city skyline. While we often associate skyscrapers with modernity, the skyscraper was actually built over 100 years ago. Learn about the history of skyscrapers, and why they were first built.

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

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

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

LEED Certification: The History, Value and How-To

LEED Certification: The History, Value and How-To

LEED Certification has become the world-wide recognized standard for green construction and sustainable buildings. Learn more about the history of the certification, how many buildings are LEED Certified and what the value of LEED buildings are for building owners, occupants and the environment.

Read Time: 5 minutes

Building the Taj Mahal

Building the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is one of the most famous buildings in the world. An iconic milestone and connected to a heart-breaking love story, learn all about the history of the Taj Mahal and how it was built.

Read Time: 6 Minutes

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