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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

  • Representing the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) on its $5 billion Dulles Metrorail (Metro Silver Line) project.  Services include assessing project delivery options, drafting and negotiating the Phase 1 design-build contract, creating project control specifications, developing risk mitigation strategies, and interfacing with other project participants.
  • Representing the Southern Nevada Water Authority on its $500 million Lake Mead Intake No. 3 design-build project.  The project includes an intake shaft and a three-plus mile intake tunnel beneath the lake, with unique tunnel boring conditions.  Services include the development of all procurement and contracting documents, strategic advice on selection criteria and risk assessment, and strategic advice on claims and conflicts.
  • Representing DC Water on its $1.8 billion Clean Rivers program and $400 million Biosolids program.  Services include assisting the project team in identifying the best delivery options and procurement approaches for the various components of the projects, including three major tunnels, and serving as a resource in the review and drafting of the procurement and contracting documents.
  • Representing Virginia DOT on its Downtown Tunnel/Midtown Tunnel PPP project, which involves the renovation of an existing tunnel and the construction  of a new immersed tube tunnel under the Elizabeth River in the cities of Portsmouth and Norfolk.  Services include assisting VDOT in the commercial negotiation of the concession agreement and assessing project risk. 
  • Representing Metro Wastewater Reclamation District (Denver, CO) on its $300 million Northern Treatment Plant project.  Services include assisting the District in alternative delivery assessments, procurement, contracting and risk strategies, and developing a progressive design-build contract for the project.
  • Represented Houston Metro Transit Authority on its $1.5 billion, 11 mile University Line light rail project.  Services included assisting the project team in evaluating project delivery and procurement strategies.
  • Represented Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) on its $1 billion design-buil BART extension to San Jose.  Services included assisting the project team in evaluating project delivery and procurement strategies.
  • Retained by Washington State DOT to provide risk assessment services on its Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project.

Private Sector

  • Representing a major underground mining machinery company in evaluating procurement and project management practices for its capital programs.
  • Representation of the developer on a 70 MW biomass project in Berlin, New Hampshire.  Services include negotiating the EPC contract.
  • Representation of EQUATE (a joint venture of Dow Chemical and PIC) on a multi-billion dollar petrochemical project in Kuwait, delivered through multiple-prime EPC contracts.  Services included counseling the project team on procurement, contracting, and risk management, as well as specific delay and disruption claims.
  • Representation of several owners in the petrochemical industry on international CAPEX strategies for contracting, procurement, and contract execution.
  • Representation of several international independent power producers in risk analysis, drafting EPC contracts, and assisting in the prosecution and defense of claims.  Representative projects include facilities in China, Mexico, Nepal, and the United States.










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