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.

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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. 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Construction Safety Analysis: The Swiss Cheese Model

A Construction Safety Analysis: The Swiss Cheese Model

Safety in the construction industry has a long way to go to even as technology provides new safety tech and tools. The continual rise of workplace injuries in construction indicates a deeper, more integrated problem. The Swiss Cheese Model highlights the need to further integrate safety within the industry to really make construction workers safer.

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How The Sharing Economy is Paving the Way for a Construction Industry Boom

How The Sharing Economy is Paving the Way for a Construction Industry Boom

Todd Buchholz wrote an article for The Wall Street Journal exploring the impact that companies like DOZR, Airbnb and Uber are having on inflation by building up the sharing economy. Kevin, CEO of DOZR, explores how the current state of the economy and this pattern of low inflation is paving the way for a construction industry boom.

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Lessons From Hurricane Michael

Lessons From Hurricane Michael

This terrible hurricane provided some insight into ways you can best prep for a storm. DOZR has put these together in a short blog so you know what to think about when the next storm approaches.

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Getting Ready for Spring

Getting Ready for Spring

The birds are singing, the temperature is rising, and it’s time to get your equipment ready for spring. From circle checks to personal protective equipment, DOZR is here to help you get ready for the spring construction season.

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Best Of CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

Best Of CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

Every three years, CONEXPO-CON/AGG takes the industry by storm. DOZR CEO Kevin Forestell reflects on his top highlights from CONEXPO 2017. It’s enough to get us excited for 2020.

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Rent or Buy? A Farmer’s Dilemma

Rent or Buy? A Farmer’s Dilemma

If you are debating renting or buying heavy equipment, we understand. It’s a huge decision. We have a third offer. Another way which can help you gain access to affordable equipment.

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