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Michael C. Loulakis, Esq., FDBIA

President & CEO
Capital Project Strategies, LLC
  11710 Plaza America Drive
Suite 2000
Reston, VA 20190
Tel: 703.871.5079
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Mike Loulakis advises public and private sector owners on their project delivery, procurement and contracting strategies, particularly when their projects are delivered though design-build, EPC, and EPCm.  Mike’s public sector work concentrates on transportation (e.g., road, bridges, rail and airport), water/wastewater, and tunneling projects.  His private sector work concentrates on domestic and international power generation (e.g., coal-fired, gas-fired, biomass and hydroelectric), petrochemical, and process projects.  Mike’s services include: (a) providing strategic assistance on project delivery, contract packaging, and procurement approaches; (b) drafting and negotiating contracts; and (c) helping to resolve problems arising during project execution.  In addition to providing services to owners, Mike frequently serves as a third party neutral (e.g., mediator, arbitrator and DRB member) and an expert on matters involving design-build or alternative project delivery.  

Mike has a history of contributing to the advancement of the construction industry.  He has authored the monthly legal column in Civil Engineering magazine since 1982.  Mike is one of the industry’s most prolific writers and speakers on the subject of design-build, and has been a lead or co-lead investigator on several national design-build research projects sponsored by the Transportation Research Board and the National Academy of Sciences.  As one of the most active members of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) since its formation in 1993, Mike served on its Board of Directors and co-authored its standard form contracts and Design-Build Done Right: Best Design-Build Practices publication.  He also led the 2018 revisions to DBIA’s certification courses and exam.  Mike serves on several corporate and industry boards of directors, including the Water Design-Build Council.  He frequently guest lectures for engineering schools around the country, and is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental & Infrastructure Engineering at George Mason University.

Mike holds a civil engineering degree from Tufts University and a law degree from Boston University School of Law.  He is widely published and has been ranked since 2004 in Chambers USA as one of the country’s best construction lawyers.  In recognition of his contributions to the construction industry, Mike was awarded DBIA’s 2013 Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award, and inducted into both the American College of Construction Lawyers and National Academy of Construction.


J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1979
B.S.C.E., magna cum laude, Tufts University, Tau Beta Pi, 1976



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