WPL Publishing Co., Inc., publisher of Construction Pro Network (featuring Construction Claims Advisor), announces a valuable new interactive webinar:

Design-Build Done Right; Design-Build Done Wrong

Thursday, November 14, 2013  ♦  1:00-2:30 PM EST

Presented by:
Michael Loulakis
Capital Project Strategies, LLC

The promise of Design-Build has been shorter schedules with fewer disputes. In theory, having the contractor and designer on the same team should eliminate the bulk of construction disputes: contract interpretation, design clarifications, RFIs and coordination issues, and reduce others such as differing site conditions. In addition, the owner should realize other benefits by having contractor input during the design stage, the elimination of the contractor selection phase and the ability to start construction before 100% design completion.

Join us on November 14th as Mike Loulakis, chairman of the Design-Build Institute of America’s Committee on Best Practices, reveals the best and worst practices associated with the procurement, contracting and execution of design-build projects. It will particularly focus on the recently published document entitled, “DBIA Best Design-Build Practices,” which was released for industry comment in August 2013 and has been the subject of much debate and dialogue in the AEC community.

This 90-minute information-packed program will show proven best practices that will help you:

  • Understand when design-build should be used
  • Determine which procurement practices are likely to be successful, and which are likely to create challenges for all of the participants to the process
  • Recognize contracting practices that will impact the owner’s commercial interests
  • Learn which contracting practices should be used for those working by or through the design-builder
  • Review some post-award execution challenges that can affect design-build performance
  • And much, much more! 

Make design-build the success it deserves to be on your project. This 90-minute seminar will give you the insight to know what works and what doesn't in design-build. Sign up today and learn how to get the most out of design-build!

Who Will Benefit?

This webinar is a must if you’re a construction owner, consultant, engineer, architect, subcontractor or construction attorney.

In addition, a 15-minute period has been reserved at the end of the speaker's presentation for an interactive question-and-answer session so you can discuss specific issues or gain additional knowledge about topics discussed. Register now to learn best practices that you and every member of your firm must be aware of to perform a successful desigh-build project today!

Meet Your Presenter:


Michael C. Loulakis is the President and CEO 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. Prior to forming CPS, Mr. Loulakis practiced law for almost 30 years with the national construction law firm of Wickwire Gavin, P.C. He has extensive and diverse experience in working with public owners on major infrastructure projects, particularly those delivered through design-build or public-private partnerships. 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. He is currently engaged in representing the owners on the Dulles Rail project, Virginia 495 HOT Lanes project and District of Columbia Water & Sewer Authority’s CSO project.

Mr. Loulakis writes and speaks extensively on design-build and other construction-related matters, and has been the co-author of the Legal Trends column in Civil Engineering magazine since 1981. He is also the author of several books on design-build, including the Design-Build Lessons Learned series he has written since 1995. He has been an active member of DBIA since its formation in 1993, where he has served on its Board of Directors and took a lead in drafting DBIA's model design-build contracts. This past month, DBIA honored Mike at its annual conference by presenting him with the Brunelleschi medal, which is DBIA's Lifetime Achievement award and highest honor.  Mr. Loulakis holds a civil engineering degree from Tufts University and a law degree from Boston University School of Law.

Webinar Details:
 Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013
 Location: Your office or conference room (no need to travel!)
 Time: 1:00 — 2:30 EST
 Price: ConstructionPro Network Membership* PLUS Webinar PLUS Audio CD
and handouts ---$395 
Best Value!
  Webinar PLUS Audio CD and handouts -- $246
  Webinar Only -- $199 
  Audio CD and handouts only -- $215 (pre-conference price)

*The ConstructionPro Network (ConstructionProNet.Com) provides weekly Construction Claims Advisor case summaries, industry news and commentary, plus a growing library of more than 34 additional recorded webinars you can download 24/7. Click here to view the complete library.

To register ONLINE, make your selection below. To reserve your space by phone, CALL (301) 765-9525.

Added Benefit:  In-house training tool:  Train your entire staff for one low price!  There is no limit to the number of participants at one location. Gather around the conference table, listen to the speaker and then discuss how the content pertains to your company.

Can’t make the live session? Reserve your copy of the complete conference webinar/audio-CD below, to listen in at your convenience. 

Gather your team for maximum benefit!  Your investment is for one dial-in. Train your entire staff for one low price! Don’t miss out on this fascinating session — sign up today!

Design-Build Done Right;
Design-Build Done Wrong

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ConstructionPro Network Membership PLUS Webinar PLUS Audio CD and Handouts - Best Value!

11/14/13 at 1:00 PM EST



Attend Live Webinar PLUS Webinar CD and Handouts

11/14/13 at 1:00 PM EST



Attend Live Webinar Only with Handouts

11/14/13 at 1:00 PM EST



Recorded Audio/Webinar CD and Handouts Only -- 
$215 (pre-conference price)