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Michael C. Loulakis, Esq., DBIA

President & CEO
Capital Project Strategies, LLC
  11710 Plaza America Drive
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Reston, VA 20190
Tel: 703.871.5079
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Design-Build Lessons Learned, AEC Training Technologies, annually, 1995 to 2004, author.
Construction Business Formbook, Aspen Publishers, Inc., 2003, co-editor.
Design-Build for the Public Sector, Aspen Publishers, Inc., 2003, editor.
Design-Build: Planning Through Development, McGraw-Hill, 2001, co-author.
Design-Build Contracting Handbook, 2nd Edition, Aspen Publishers, Inc., 2001, co-editor.
Project Delivery Systems: Evaluating the Owner’s Alternatives (CD-ROM), A/E/C Training Technologies, 1999, author, producer and developer.
Design-Build Contracting Guide, Design-Build Institute of America, November 1997, author.
Construction Management: Law and Practice, Wiley Law Publications, 1995, co-author.

Transportation Research

“Liability of Design-Builders for Design, Construction, and Acquisition Claims,” Legal Research Digest 68 (December 2015), TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program, co-lead investigator.

“Alliance Contracting—Evolving Alternative Project Delivery,” NCHRP Synthesis 466 (2015), TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program, co-lead investigator.

“Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contracting Practices,” NCHRP Synthesis 473 (2015), TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program, co-lead investigator.

“Alternative Technical Concepts for Contract Delivery Methods,” NCHRP Synthesis 455 (2014), Transportation Research Board, co-lead investigator.

“Strategies for Implementing Performance Specifications:  Guide for Executives and Project Managers,” SHRP 2 Report S2-R07-RR-2 (2014), Transportation Research Board, co-lead investigator.

“Legal Aspects for Performance-Based Specifications for Highway Construction and Maintenance Contracts,” Legal Research Digest 61 (July 2013), TRB National Cooperative Highway Research Program, lead investigator.

 “Legal Issues Involving Surety for Public Transportation Projects,” Legal Research Digest 40 (July 2012), Transit Cooperative Research Program, lead investigator.  (Awarded John C. Vance Award, recognizing author(s) of an outstanding paper published by TRB that advances the study, understanding, and implementation of transportation law)

“Competition Requirements of the Design/Build, Construction Manager at Risk, and Public-Private Partnership Contracts – Seven Case Studies,” Legal Research Digest 39 (January 2012), Transit Cooperative Research Program, co-lead investigator.

“Geotechnical Information Practices in Design-Build Projects,” NCHRP Synthesis 429 (2012), co-lead investigator.

“Expedited Procurement Procedures for Emergency Construction Services,” NCHRP Synthesis 43-11 (2012), co-lead investigator.


Other Publications
“The Law,” monthly column in Civil Engineering Magazine, American Society of Civil Engineers, 1981 to present, co-author.

"Geotechnical Risk Allocation on Design-Build Construction Projects: The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree," Journal of the American College of Construction Lawyers (2017), co-author.

"Alternate Delivery Systems:  Design-Build, Construction Management, and IDIQ Task Order Contracts," Ch. 5, Federal Government Construction Contracts, American Bar Association, 3rd Edition (2017), co-author.

"Dispute Resolution Processes," Ch. 24, Design-Build for Water and Wastewater Projects, American Water Works Association (2012).

"Contracts," Ch. 6, Design Management Guide, Charles Pankow Foundation (2011), author.

“Legal Concerns After a Failure,” Ch. 5, Forensic Structural Engineering Handbook, McGraw-Hill, 2000 (rev. 2009), author.

“Design-Build Delivery for the Water and Wastewater Industry,” Construction Briefings, West Publishing, Part I, Nov. 2003; Part II, Dec. 2003; co-author.
“Power Generation Projects: Structuring the Design and Construction Process to Meet the Developer’s Goals,” Getting It Right: How to Structure Complex Projects to Allocate Risks and Minimize Disputes, American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry, 2001, author.
“Creatively Avoiding and Resolving Design-Build Disputes,” Ch. 10, Design-Build: Risks and Litigation, Aspen Publishers, 1999, co-author.
“Claims and Disputes,” Ch. 2, Construction Controller's Manual, Warren, Gorham & Lamont, 1998, author.
“Trends in A/E and CM Liability for Jobsite Safety,” Construction Briefings, West Publishing, September 1997, author.
“Differing Site Conditions,” Ch. 11, Construction Claims Deskbook, Wiley Law Publications, 1996, co-author.



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