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Michael C. Loulakis, Esq., DBIA

President & CEO
Capital Project Strategies, LLC
  11710 Plaza America Drive
Suite 2000
Reston, VA 20190
Tel: 703.871.5079
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Public Sector Transportation

  • Representing the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) on the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, a 23-mile extension to the WMATA rail system from West Falls Church to Loudoun County, Virginia. Services include assessing project delivery options, drafting the design-build procurement and contract documents, and assisting in resolution of project execution issues. 
  • Advising Virginia DOT on its statewide design-build and P3 programs.  Programmatic services include assisting VDOT with procurement and contracting policies, training of its personnel and advising on contract execution issues.  Project-specific services provided on Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, High Rise Bridge, Transform I-66, Elizabeth River Tunnels, and 495 Express Lanes, and include procurement-related services and conducting risk workshops.
  • Advising Maryland DOT State Highway Administration on the procurement and implementation of its I-495 and I-270 P3 program.  Services include performing risk assessments and conducting risk workshops.  
  • Advising the New York/New Jersey Port Authority (PA) in implementing its design-build program, including the procurement of Newark Airport Terminal A.  Project-specific assistance includes advice and deliverables associated with project delivery, risk management, procurement, and commercial contracting issues. 
  • Represented 95 Express Lanes, LLC on the Northern Virginia 395 Express Lanes Project.  Services include providing project delivery, procurement and contracting advice.  
  • Assessed Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) use of design-build on behalf of the State of Washington’s Joint Transportation Committee.  Services included comparing WSDOT’s design-build practices to those best practices recommended by DBIA and other DOTs around the country, and providing recommendations for improvements. 
  • Represented various rail agencies on their design-build procurements, including Houston Metro’s University Line project, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority’s BART extension to San Jose, and BART’s SFO extension.

Public Sector Water and Wastewater

  • Representing DC Water on its 10-year, $4 billion expansion program, including the $2.6 billion Clean Rivers Project (which includes three major tunnels), $400 million Biosolids program (the first North American facility to use the advanced Cambi thermal hydrolysis treatment process), and its new headquarters (which is being delivered through progressive design-build).  All of the projects have used some form of design-build.  Services include assisting the project team in identifying and implementing the best delivery options, procurement approaches and contracting strategies for the various components of the projects, as well as drafting the associated procurement and contract documents and serving as a technical advisor to the evaluation committees. Services also include assisting DC Water on project execution challenges and claims. 
  • Representing AlexRenew in the procurement and contracting for various contracts being awarded under its RiverRenew long term CSO control plan.  Projects include design-build TBM tunnels and associated pumping stations.
  • Representing City of Houston, Texas in the procurement of its $1.8 billion Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion project, which is being delivered through a progressive design-build process.  Services include advising on project delivery, procurement and contracting strategies, as well as assisting on project execution issues.
  • Representing various water and wastewater authorities around the country on their new projects delivered through design-build (traditional and progressive) and CMAR.  Services include advising the agencies on delivery options, modifying procurement legislation to implement programs, drafting RFQ/RFP and contract documents, and serving as technical advisor on evaluation committees.
  • Represented the Southern Nevada Water Authority on its $600 million Lake Mead Intake No. 3 design-build project.  The project included an intake shaft and a 3-plus mile intake tunnel beneath the lake, with unique tunnel boring conditions.  Services included the development of all procurement and contracting documents, strategic advice on selection criteria and risk assessment, and strategic advice on claims and conflicts.  
  • Represented Metro Wastewater Reclamation District (Denver, CO) on its $300 million Northern Treatment Plant project.  Services included assisting the District in alternative delivery assessments, procurement, contracting and risk strategies, and developing the project’s progressive design-build contract.

Private Sector

  • Advising IFM Investors Midstream, lender on the Freeport LNG project, on project execution issues associated with the EPC phase of the project.
  • Represented developer of the Burgess Biopower Plant, a 75MW biomass plant in Berlin, New Hampshire.  Services included drafting and negotiating the EPC contract, and assisting in the resolution of disputes involving site conditions and commissioning/startup challenges.
  • Represented Sadara Chemical (a joint venture of Dow Chemical and Aramco) on a multi-billion petrochemical program in Saudi Arabia delivered through multiple-prime EPC contracts.  Services include counseling the project team on risks and dispute resolution, and working with senior project management in strategizing how to resolve issues.
  • Represented EQUATE Petrochemical Company (a joint venture of Dow Chemical and Petrochemical Industries Company) on the Olefins II Kuwait Project, a multi-billion petrochemical program in Kuwait.  Services included counseling the project team on a variety of contract disputes, default terminations and claims.
  • Represented several international petrochemical and power producers on strategies for procurement, contracting and execution of major projects, including defense of claims.



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