DirtStories is the only construction-technology podcast featuring interviews, trends, insights, behind-the-scenes info at events and conversations with those working in the field.
Ep 24: Making Demolition Innovative
Ryan Priestly of Priestly Demolition is a guest on the DirtStories podcast to share his story. From Miley Cyrus swinging on a wrecking ball to the Salvage Kings TV show and blowing up a building in downtown Toronto, Ryan has so many stories to share.
Priestly Demo has been globally recognized as an innovative and reliable demolition company. Their ability to "walk on water" and blow away customers with their work has established them an excellent reputation across Ontario and the world.
Learn more about Priestly Demolition and the world of innovative demoing in this episode of DirtStories.
EP 23: Getting Paid: A Pain-Point for Contractors
Getting paid for the work you do should be simple. Unfortunately in the construction industry, payment can be complicated - more complicated than it should be. With so many moving parts, legal hoops to jump through, different regulations in different areas and the added complexity of sub, and sub-subcontractors, getting paid can be a real pain point for contractors.
In Episode 23 of DirtStories, Alex Dunn from Levelset joins us to break down this complicated issue, to shed some light on why it is a pain point for contractors and what is happening in the payment world to help simplify this process.
Communication and technology are two key focuses of this episode. Listen below or wherever you get your podcast and leave us a comment below to let us know what you learned from this episode.
Ep 22: Winter Season & Snow Removal
Welcome to Episode 22 of DirtStories. It may only be September, but in the construction and landscape industries, its time to start thinking about snow.
Brent Giles from Episode 11 joins us again to chat about snow removal equipment, how to streamline communication between snow removal teams and how technology is already being seen in the snow removal industry.
One of the passion points for Brent is the need to declare snow removal as an essential service. COVID-19 has changed how we look at essential services and what we need to keep our communities running. The ability to drive and move freely after a snow storm is an underappreciated service that should be recognized. Hear Brent's thoughts on this topic and others in this episode.
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Ep 21: Construction Technology Explained
Welcome to Episode 21 of DirtStories.
Both on the DOZR Hub and in DirtStories we talk a lot about "construction technology". It's a buzzword you'll hear in any construction magazine or newsletter, on any construction project or website.
But what is construction technology?
We wanted to break down the topic of construction tech and really get to the basics of what it is and why it matters in the industry. Is construction really just slow to adopt new technology? Can technology solve all our problems? How does a company even begin to embrace construction technology?
To answer these questions, we chatted with Mallorie Brodie from Bridgit. As a co-founder and CEO of a construction tech company, Mallorie was able to provide insight into some of these questions and give her perspective on the topic of construction tech.
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Ep 20: The Rise of the "Outdoor Living Space"
Welcome to Episode 20 of DirtStories.
Keith Ardron from Ardron Landscapes INC. joins us to talk about the rise of the outdoor living space and other landscape trends.
We dived into everything landscaping in this episode, including the latest trends, social media, and Keith's Dirt Story.
In this episode Keith talks about how he wasn't encouraged to go into landscaping and wishes that more people viewed landscaping as a career choice. He has built his business to help create spaces for people to connect with each other and with nature.
Tune in to episode 20 of DirtStories to get the latest and upcoming trends in the landscape industry. These include electric equipment, outdoor living space and kitchens and using local flora and fauna in landscape design.
Keith also explains how social media channels are changing the industry. Channels like Pinterest and Instagram have created a more informed consumer base for the landscape industry. This creates both unique opportunities and challenges for landscapers and business owners.
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Ep 19: Tech To Connect Contractors During a Labour Shortage
Welcome to Episode 19 of DirtStories. In this episode, we chatted with David Broomhead, CEO and Co-Founder of Trade Hounds about how his company is using technology to help contractors work smarter.
The labour industry had continued to struggle to find new employees. Every year, the number of open positions in construction grows. Trade Hounds was created to help contractors connect with each other, to share their work and - as of this summer - start to connect those looking for work with those looking for employees.
Often described as "LinkedIn for the Construction Industry", Trade Hounds is just one example of how much of an influence technology is having on this industry. It's changing the way contractors organize jobs, work safely and operate equipment.
Dive into how technology is changing all aspects of the industry and how Trade Hounds is bringing contractors together like never before.
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