Why Build a Career in the Dirt World? What Industries Make Up the Dirt World? Testing Soil by Sieve - Minus #40 Why Is the Dirt World Important? Why Blue-Collar Work Matters The Importance of Project Engineering How to Become a Field Engineer Five Heavy Equipment Maintenance Tips What Is a Bulldozer and What's It Used For? What Is a Skid Steer and What's It Used For? How to Determine Moisture Content in Soil Getting Started: Geotechnical Engineering Proctor Compaction Testing How to Become a Project Engineer Lab Soil Testing - Part 2 How to Build a Career in the Dirt World What Does Excavation Mean in the Dirt World? What Is an Articulated Truck and What Does It Do? Surface vs. Subsurface Mining The Role of a Foreman What Is a Motor Grader and What Does it Do? What is the Dirt World Nuclear Density Testing What Is an Excavator and What's It Used For? Concrete Compression Test What Is Hydro-Excavation? Contractors and Geotechnical Engineering How to Operate a Backhoe The Importance of Field Engineering What is Surface Mining? Swell Potential Test Lab Soil Testing - Part 1 Methods for Construction Materials Testing Mindset of a Successful Project Leader A Day with Bridger Snow from Snow Excavation Common Quality Control and Assurance Methods Lab Soil Testing - Part 3 Project Stability What Heavy Equipment Is Used in Dirt World Construction? Production Planning and Tracking Construction Technology A Day with Marty Leum from Dirt Monkey Excavating Geotechnical Best Practices Lab Soil Testing - Part 4 Effective Geotechnical Consulting What Is a Backhoe? Consolidation Test on Soil Conducting a One-Point Proctor Test Common Geotech Questions from Contractors Why Geotechnical Engineering is Vital to Every Job Conducting In-Place Density Tests: Sand Cone Test Concrete Slump Test Soil Expansion Index The ROI on Renting vs. Buying Equipment

DIRT 101

Learn the Dirt World inside and out

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What is the Dirt World?

Have you flipped a light switch? Taken a shower? Driven down the street? Texted a friend? Whatever you've done, you owe a big thank-you to the Dirt World.

This essential industry impacts every aspect of our daily lives. Today, let's explore the Dirt World, its impact on our society, and the sub-industries and jobs it encompasses.

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Why is the Dirt World important?

The Dirt World is important because it holds together the fabric of our society.

Without it, nothing else exists. The houses we live in, the roads we drive on, the water we drink—they only exist because of the hard working men and women of the Dirt World.

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