What Makes A Productive Project Manager


Productivity is not an abstract concept that just happens out of the blue; it is a combination of planning, commitment and focused effort. A productive manager is someone who has a solid education and training, able to go through many situations, surpass targets, keep the team motivated, satisfy customers and make profit. These skills are built by experience and becoming a good project manager is something to work on, in the long run.

Let’s highlight some important qualities that make a productive project manager:

  • Being proactive and developing efficient management plans
  • Having the presence and intelligence to deal with problems that might arise without being necessarily connected to a project manager`s job description
  • Keeping up with the workload (sometimes extra-workload!) and prioritizing tasks, dealing with deadlines etc.
  • Controlling stress-levels

Stress is something that causes energy loss and many errors, so it is definitely detrimental to the success of a project. Keeping stress-levels low and knowing when to take a break is something that makes a big difference in productivity

  • Finding the right balance between work and private life
  • Building a good team, selecting the right people for specific task completion and creating a collaborative environment. Take for example when bringing quality constructed metal buildings for sale to the market, there is a lot of planning that needs to take place to provide a salesman with the proper tools to complete the sale.  They need to be informed about the product to enhance their ability to sell the product.
  • Efficiently delegating responsibilities




New Trends in Commercial Buildings

There are some visible trends that will likely shape the commercial buildings in the years to come, reflecting society`s underlying values, drivers and technological changes.  Keeping up with the newest trends are some of the quality engineered CanAm buildings, and should be considered.

  • Working, shopping and socializing in facilities designed for mixed use

Current generation clearly manifests the desire to have leisure facilities in the proximity of their work and residential quarters, therefore strategies will be focused on designing estates able to combine various use types (residential and office quarters, offices and shopping centers etc.) and keep the millennials productive and entertained.

  • Retail sector and distribution – hand in hand

In the next years, it is expected a fusion between the retail sector and the distribution market, due to the growth of the e-commerce and the new delivery requirements.

  • Creating space for data storage

Data creation keeps growing by the day, and IT services will require more storage capacity, translated into places designed inside commercial buildings, where information can be kept safe and private.

  • Using methods to improve health and well-being of the buildings` occupants

Health and well-being are more and more taken into account when it comes to productivity, so this aspect is also expected to reflect in the way that commercial buildings will be designed in the future. There will be innovations that will allow the use of more natural light, improve air quality etc.


The Procedures for Construction Projects in Colorado

It is common knowledge that any construction project requires building permits; any violation can be reported and will be legally addressed. Building permits cover various aspects:

  • Construction noise (on weekdays, it is allowed between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m., while on weekends the interval is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
  • Notification of adjacent properties every time a project involves excavation or demolition
  • Protection for adjacent properties (including landscaping!), for the duration of the construction project
  • Safe storage of materials and equipment
  • Safe disposal of construction debris
  • Procedures to control erosion and water runoff
  • A sanitary facility
  • Prevention of unauthorized access and accidents

Building permits are required to be displayed together with the zoning permit and the time limits. If a construction project will block alleys or streets, additional permits are required, from Colorado Public Works Services.   There is no exception even when you purchase a pre-engineered steel building from CanAm Steel Building Corporation, building permits are still required.

The necessary forms and documents can be easily found by accessing the official website of the state of Colorado, together with information about submitting an application for a new construction project, verifying the status of a project as well as building codes. You can also download residential and commercial plan guidelines and learn more about temporary use permits.