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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Keeping Track of Construction Tools: Tips and Tricks

Keeping Track of Construction Tools: Tips and Tricks

Handheld construction tools tend to grow legs and walk away. Whether it’s your personal tools that seem to go missing or company-owned tools, these tips and tricks will help you keep track of tools and prevent them from being lost or stolen on site.

7 Popular Types of Forklifts

7 Popular Types of Forklifts

Did you know that there are multiple different types of forklifts? Learn about the 7 most popular types of forklifts and what they are used for.

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The Best Mini Excavator for 2020

The Best Mini Excavator for 2020

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.

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The Forklift: Everything You Need To Know

The Forklift: Everything You Need To Know

The forklift is a lifting machine like no other. Growing our of the First World War, today the forklift is synonymous with material moving. They are seen everywhere from shipping yards and warehouses to construction sites. Learn all about the forklift.

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Choosing Between a Backhoe VS Mini Excavator

Choosing Between a Backhoe VS Mini Excavator

Backhoes and mini excavators are similar but very different. Because of the digging capabilities of each machine, many people struggle when choosing which one to rent for a project. Get some tips on how to choose between a backhoe and a mini ex.

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.

The Versatility of the Telehandler

The Versatility of the Telehandler

The telehandler is a lifting, moving and maneuvering power machine. No matter the season, from summer to winter, the telehandler can handle any job. Learn about the versatility of the telehandler.

Building the West Edmonton Mall

Building the West Edmonton Mall

The West Edmonton Mall was built to be the ninth wonder of the modern world. Today, it is a tourist destination that sees over 30 million visitors every year. Learn about building the West Edmonton Mall here.

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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.

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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.

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Customer Case Study: Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds

Customer Case Study: Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds

Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds have been renting equipment on DOZR for about three years. Read their customer case study to see how renting equipment on DOZR has helped them grow their business.

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Building the Miami Freedom Tower

Building the Miami Freedom Tower

The Miami Freedom Tower is an iconic building in Downtown Miami. But this noteworthy yellow building holds much more history than you might think. Learn about building the Miami Freedom Tower and the importance of this building.

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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.

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Building the CN Tower

Building the CN Tower

The CN Tower is an iconic landmark for the city of Toronto and the country of Canada. There’s much more to this building, however, than it just being a landmark. Learn about the history of the CN Tower and facts about how it was built.

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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.

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Building Disney World

Building Disney World

Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida is one of the most visited theme parks on earth. A lot happened between the time when Walt Disney decided to build a park on the east coast to when the doors opened in 1971 to make Disney World a reality. This is the story of building Disney.

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The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan: A New Niche in Construction

The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan: A New Niche in Construction

The Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan aims to return the Florida Everglades back to their natural flow. The impact of draining 50% of the everglades is now being felt. But returning the Everglades back to their former glory highlights a potential new niche in the construction industry. Could Eco-rehabilitation be the next big thing in infrastructure development?

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Landscaping Trends for 2020

Landscaping Trends for 2020

Learn about some of the top trends for landscaping in 2020. From new technology to closer connections between humans and nature, the landscape trends in 2020 reflect our desire to feel closer to the world around us.

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Grass 101: The Earth’s Blanket

Grass 101: The Earth’s Blanket

About 20% of the entire planet is covered in grass. For something that blankets this earth we call home many of us don’t know very much about it. Learn about different grasses, popular lawn grasses in North America and other facts about grass.

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Cranes: Everything You Need To Know

Cranes: Everything You Need To Know

Cranes have been around for over 2000 years. One of the f equipment that hasn’t really changed since it’s invention, the crane is a mighty machine which can take credit for all the amazing buildings we build today. Allowing us to touch the skies and build to new heights, the crane is a pretty awesome piece of equipment.

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5 Amazing Construction Projects Around the World

5 Amazing Construction Projects Around the World

Construction has the important job of taking the vision of architects and making their magical and imaginative buildings reality. There are so many amazing buildings around the world. Here are 5 examples of amazing construction projects you should be inspired by.

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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.

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The Rise of DIY During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Rise of DIY During the COVID-19 Pandemic

DIY projects not only give people something to do during the day and offer a creative outlet, but DIY is actually a great stress reliever. During the COVID-19 pandemic, DIY has become more and more popular as people look to refresh their homes and find a sense of purpose. Learn about the rise of DIY during the COVID outbreak and how getting crafty is good for you.

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EUREKA! How Soil Connect Was Created to Solve A Real Industry Problem

EUREKA! How Soil Connect Was Created to Solve A Real Industry Problem

Soil Connect was created for one thing: to solve a real problem facing the industry. Like many other great ideas, Soil Connect came out of a “Eureka” moment. Soil Connect sets an example with their Dirt Story about why it’s important to challenge the norm, to ask the question “why” and to adapt alongside new technology.

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How COVID-19 Has Affected Ontario Construction

How COVID-19 Has Affected Ontario Construction

The Ontario Construction industry has been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, the province as a whole has undergone huge changes since January 2020. From school closures to the Provincial State of Emergencies, the COVID-19 Pandemic will change our lives forever.

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Spring Cleaning: Pay Attention To Your PPE

Spring Cleaning: Pay Attention To Your PPE

Cleaning and taking care of PPE is important to make sure that your PPE can protect you the way it should. Check out these tips and tricks for performing regular inspections and cleaning your PPE.

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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.

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Chad Hollingsworth and the 2 Secrets of IoT

Chad Hollingsworth and the 2 Secrets of IoT

Chad Hollingsworth, an industry leader in Internet of Things technology, discussed IoT in construction on the DirtStories podcast. Check out some highlights from his interview and see what the 2 secrets to IoT are according to him.

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Technology Shines Through COVID-19

Technology Shines Through COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the globe, technology has shined. Connecting people, creating medical suppliers, offering free classes and helping to keep people safe – it’s all possible because of technology. These are dark times but tech will keep on shining.

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Why the Fist Bump Could Be the New Handshake

Why the Fist Bump Could Be the New Handshake

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought personal space and distancing to a new level. One of the lasting changes of the COVID-19 pandemic could be the loss of the traditional handshake. The fist bump is in a prime position to take over as the newly recognized form of greeting.

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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.

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How Online Equipment Rentals Keep Essential Projects Going

How Online Equipment Rentals Keep Essential Projects Going

Working remotely isn’t easy in the construction industry. Leaning on technology is a great way to keep social distancing in any way we can. In the construction industry, ordering materials and reserving equipment online is a great way to stay safe during COVID-19.

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3D Printing in Construction

3D Printing in Construction

3D printing is will make its place in the construction industry. 3D printing is already being used to print small houses and many people believe that large buildings will be able to be printed one day soon. 3D printing in construction could also reduce project timelines and construction waste. Learn more about 3D printing in construction.

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3D Printing: Everything You Need To Know

3D Printing: Everything You Need To Know

3D printing is being seen more and more often in mainstream news and projects. During the COVID, 3D printing has been applied to the medical industry in a way never seen before. Learn everything you need to know about 3D printing.

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The Global State of Construction During COVID-19

The Global State of Construction During COVID-19

The world is changing quickly under the COVID-19 pandemic. The construction industry is reacting differently all over the globe. Learn how different areas of the world are reacting to COVID-19 and how the construction industry could be affected in the long run by COVID-19.

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The Truck: Everything You Need To Know

The Truck: Everything You Need To Know

Trucks of all sizes and capacities are beneficial on construction sites. From moving materials to transporting employees, trucks have many uses on site. Learn everything about trucks, including popular models and the history of the truck, here.

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The Tractor: Everything You Need To Know

The Tractor: Everything You Need To Know

The tractor was a great invention that revolutionized farming in many ways. From safe operations to the history of the tractor, learn everything you need to know about the tractor here.

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Missy Scherber on Building Up The Construction Community

Missy Scherber on Building Up The Construction Community

Missy Scherber is a business owner, an Instagram construction influencer, and an advocate for women in construction. DOZR sat down with Missy to learn more about how she got involved in construction, her experience working with ConExpo, and what being an influencer has meant to her.

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5 Things You Can Do In 5 Seconds to Embrace Construction Tech

5 Things You Can Do In 5 Seconds to Embrace Construction Tech

The 5-Second Rule states that when you have an impulse to act on a goal, you have five seconds to take action before that impulse is gone. This can be hard in construction tech because there are so many things that have changed so quickly. In order to make this action a little easier, we’ve put together 5 things you can do in 5 seconds to bring yourself close to Construction Tech.

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The Excavator: Everything You Need To Know

The Excavator: Everything You Need To Know

Excavators are one of the most well-known construction equipment. Their long arms and digging buckets are easily recognizable. But there are many different kinds of excavators, they have different attachments and come in all different sizes. Learn everything you could want to know about the excavator here.

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The 8 Best Valentine’s Day Construction Puns

The 8 Best Valentine’s Day Construction Puns

Finding the right words for that special someone can be difficult. If you’re at a loss for words, we’ve got you covered. Check out our top 8 favourite construction puns for Valentine’s Day.

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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.

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The Backhoe: Everything You Need To Know

The Backhoe: Everything You Need To Know

Often referred to as the swiss army knife of heavy equipment, the backhoe is great for excavation and digging projects of all sizes – one end to dig up dirt and the other end to move it around. Learn everything about the backhoe here.

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The Boom Lift: Everything You Need To Know

The Boom Lift: Everything You Need To Know

Reach new heights with a boom lift! Did you know that the longest-reaching boom lift has a height capacity of 185 feet? Learn everything you need to know about the boom lift here!

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The Scissor Lift: Everything You Need To Know

The Scissor Lift: Everything You Need To Know

Scissor lifts are better suited for certain jobs over boom lifts or any other type of aerial platform. A lightweight and easy-to-move equipment, scissor lifts are ideal for indoor projects, more so if the project only requires up-and-down mobility. Learn more about the scissor lift here!

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The Dozer: Everything You Need To Know

The Dozer: Everything You Need To Know

Bulldozers are popular pieces of equipment for road building, clearing a worksite of rubble and debris. Dozers are also great for other forms of heavy-duty maintenance like snow plowing and tearing up asphalt. Learn all about the dozer here!

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A 2023 Florida Keys Deadline To Halt Development

A 2023 Florida Keys Deadline To Halt Development

In the 1970’s, the state of Florida set a deadline to stop building in the Keys by 2023 to allow for hurricane evacuation. As the deadline draws closer, the situation is becoming more complicated. Learn all about it.

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The Telehandler: Everything You Need To Know

The Telehandler: Everything You Need To Know

The telehandler is growing in popularity as it becomes known for its versatility, power, and functionality. Everything you need to know about the telehandler is explained.

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The Skid Steer: Everything You Need To Know

The Skid Steer: Everything You Need To Know

The skid steer is powerful piece of heavy equipment capable of lifting, digging, moving, and clearing. From the history of the machine to FAQ’s, learn everything you need to know about the skid steer here.

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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.

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The Mini Excavator: Everything You Need To Know

The Mini Excavator: Everything You Need To Know

The mini excavator is a small and mighty type of heavy equipment. From the history of the machine to FAQ’s, learn everything you need to know about the mini excavator here.

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4 New Year’s Resolutions For Construction Companies in 2020

4 New Year’s Resolutions For Construction Companies in 2020

A new year can mean new resolutions. Although resolutions can be personal, companies can also set resolutions or goals to ensure a more organized and successful year. Here are the four New Year’s resolutions for construction companies in 2020 to stay on top of industry trends and changes.

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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.

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LEED Certification 101

LEED Certification 101

LEED Certification is one of the most recognized green building awards around the globe. This standard is challenging the way building owners view growing green by showing the profitable side of running a green building.

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Foot Care: It’s Easier Than You Think

Foot Care: It’s Easier Than You Think

Taking care of your feet is important. It’s also not hard. Choosing proper boots socks, and taking care if your work boots are three easy ways to practice foot care at home.

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Welcoming Veterans Into Construction is a Win-Win Situation

Welcoming Veterans Into Construction is a Win-Win Situation

Veterans struggle to find jobs when they leave the military and return home. Making the transition from military to construction smoother and more seamless is a win-win situation. It not only helps our veterans find the stable jobs they deserve, but it can provide the industry with the skilled workers it is missing.

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Road Salt: How it Works and Road Salt Alternatives

Road Salt: How it Works and Road Salt Alternatives

Road salt is used every winter to help control ice formation on roads, parking lots, and sidewalks. In recent years, the environmental impact of salt has called for alternatives and replacements to road salt. Learn all about what road salt is and what salt alternatives are.

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5 Tips for a Successful Winter Season

5 Tips for a Successful Winter Season

The winter season presents a whole new set of challenges for snow removal contractors and business owners. Check out our 5 tips to ensure a successful winter season, from first snow fall to the last.

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Flooding Cities: Why Rising Sea Levels will Sink Florida

Flooding Cities: Why Rising Sea Levels will Sink Florida

The slowing of the Gulf Stream, melting of the ice caps and the warming ocean are causing ocean levels to rise every year. Because of it, Florida is going to flood and it’s beautiful attractions like Miami Beach could disappear. What does this mean for Florida?

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