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Construction Project Closeout


Why would a contractor, owner, consultant or subcontractor need to know best practices for closing out a construction project? The answer is simple – if you can’t get it done then you can’t reach substantial performance. If clients can’t use the finished product as intended, everyone involved will have to spend more time and money to wrap it up and all stakeholders’ payments will be delayed. This course will identify and discuss closeout requirement for each phase so that the last 3% of the project doesn’t end up being 15% of the effort.


  • Pre-Construction Closeout:
    • Internal handover
    • Principles of organizing early, teamwork and communication
    • Operations and Maintenance (O&M) manual development and tracking
    • Closeout requirements and submissions
    • Submittals requirements and submissions
    • Permits
  • Construction closeout: Substantial performance requirements both contractually and regulatory
  • Post-construction closeout: Final completion requirements both contractually and regulatory
  • Organizational closeout:  Wrapping up and demobilizing from the site
  • Subcontractor closeout: Financial requirements
  • Financial closeout: Internal review and lessons learned

Attendees will receive a manual which includes spreadsheets, checklists and how-tos.

Intended Audience

  • Contractors
  • Trade Contractors
  • Owners
  • Consultants
  • Allied professionals in the construction industry


Lee Kelly, President, Constructing Minds Inc.

Lee Kelly M.A.A.T.O., P.GSC is Founder and President of Constructing Minds Inc., a company dedicated to providing relevant and applicable training to the construction industry.

Lee has boots on the ground experience. With over 35 years of construction management/general contracting experience under her belt she has gained extensive knowledge and a solid foundation in construction practices, processes and procedures in all contract delivery formats. Lee knows construction because she has built it.

Lee has been a member on the National Gold Seal Committee, has won the Construction Institute of Canada (TCIC) Chancellor’s Award of Excellence and has earned certificates in Teaching and Training Adults and Instructional Design. Her enthusiasm for training makes her a highly informative, interactive, motivated and sought-after trainer from coast-to-coast.

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WCA Cancellation Policy

WCA will provide a full refund or education credit equal to the amount paid for the course if registration is cancelled two (2) full business days prior to the course start date. Payment is non-refundable for cancellations made within two (2) full business days of the course start date and there will be no transfers to future course dates.

Complimentary substitution of another member of your company/team is welcome right up until the course start time for no additional fee. Please email us at if you require a substitution.

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