Live Webcast:

Improving the Project Closeout Process using Lean Construction Principles


Sept. 26

10 am PST

Duration 1 Hour

The construction industry is known for being slow to adapt and to resist change. Project closeout is no different as the difficulties associated with closing out a project are well documented and methods for improving the process are sparse. Meanwhile, Lean Construction is sweeping the industry and finding ways to continuously improve the construction cycle. What if Lean Construction principles were applied to project closeout?

This session will discuss how applying Lean principles during the project closeout phase will propel your project to a quick & efficient closeout. Find out how applying key Lean practices such as eliminating waste and understanding value from the owner’s point of view will deliver unprecedented value to all stakeholders in the closeout process.

What you’ll learn:

  • Ways to eliminate waste during the closeout process
  • How to deliver value to the client with an easy to use deliverable
  • How to achieve cost savings through better time productivity
  • When to begin closeout tasks at various stages of the project



Session Speakers:


Robert Heiden, Graduate Landscape Architect and GIS Manager Jones Petrie Rafinski



Damian Torres, National Director - Hyperlinking Services ARC Damian Torres serves as Director of Operations for ARC Document Solutions. In this pivotal role, he is responsible for the planning and organizing of information for active-construction projects, project closeouts and existing facility management. In addition, Damian helps to develop cutting-edge business strategies for new customer implementation and the critical retention of existing customers. He works directly with team leaders in all ARC regions to help facilitate and improve the workflow process as it relates to project information and document management. Including identifying the appropriate resources and technology to give customers a more efficient and faster Project-Closeout.



Kevin Leatham, Product Manager, SKYSITE Kevin received his degree in civil engineering and has been in the construction industry since 2011. He has been a part of Kiewit Infrastructure Group and Truebeck Construction in the SF Bay Area working on many challenging projects including a power plant, water treatment center, hospital, and tech campuses. His last assignment was to manage and construct the Apple Fitness center, a $100M+ project in the SF Bay Area. Kevin has since joined ARC and is focusing his efforts on alleviating some of the problems he faced everyday as a project manager: fostering collaboration through improved document and project management processes.