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Michael C. Loulakis, Esq., DBIA

Michael C. Loulakis is the 2013 recipient of the Brunelleschi Lifetime Achievement Award. The Brunelleschi Award is the highest honor DBIA bestows. In addition to being integral in the founding of DBIA and one of the organization’s most active leaders, Mr. Loulakis was one of the drafters of the original DBIA form contract documents and continues to be a crucial contributor to the maintenance of the documents and the development of new ones. Mr. Loulakis has served on DBIA’s Board of Directors and is currently DBIA’s co-chair of the Best Practices/Education Work Force.
Mr. Louakis is the founder of Capital Project Strategies, LLC, a specialized consulting firm that provides strategic procurement contracting and risk management advice to clients who develop and construct capital projects. He has provided services on some of the country’s most complex public sector design-build projects and public-private partnership (P3) programs, where he has helped agencies formulate effective project delivery, procurement, and contracting strategies. He has particular expertise on large transportation, tunneling and water projects. Mr. Loulakis also has a broad background in representing private sector owners in the power, petrochemical and process industries, helping them with project delivery issues, risk management and contract execution.

Mr. Loulakis is currently engaged on several complex design-build projects. He is lead counsel for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority on Phase 2 of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, one of the country’s largest infrastructure projects. He represents the Virginia DOT’s Alternative Project Delivery Office in its statewide design-build program, where his services include developing procurement and contracting policies, training VDOT personnel and advising on contract execution issues. He also advises VDOT on specific P3 projects. In addition, Mr. Loulakis is representing Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in the procurement and contracting of a DBFOM contract for a multi-faceted project involving an underground parking facility, improvements to Storrow Drive and a hospital addition.

Mr. Loulakis 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, Mr. Loulakis was recently inducted into the National Academy of Construction.