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Lessons Learned: Recent Developments in Design-Build Case Law

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Lessons Learned: Recent Developments in
Design-Build Case Law
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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.

Has the reality measured up? Is design-build the way to go? What are the caveats? Where are the crevasses and sinkholes?

Excellent survey approach to recent developments. Lessons-learned context (e.g., suggested best practices) was particularly useful in helping convert the rule of law into practice. Case law cites would help for those who are interested in following up by reading the opinions, etc.

Peter Simons
Port of Galveston

Great presentation that explained the cases and put them in the context of trends and themes of design-build.

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Join us on January 17th as Mike Loulakis, one of the country's leading authorities on design-build, reviews the design-build case law for the past two years. Mike regularly presents case law updates at the annual meeting of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), where he focuses on the facts of the decision and lessons to be learned from the disposition.

This year’s cases will discuss such topics as:

  • What happens when the design-builder’s proposal differs from the RFP requirements
  • The enforceability of limitations of liability in design subcontracts
  • Disputes arising from the failure of the design-builder to properly manage the design process
  • Successful and unsuccessful bid protests
  • The impact of an owner’s misleading information on the success of differing site conditions claims
  • 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 below 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.

This event features key insights from our knowledgeable construction expert:

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. 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. Some of his current projects include the $1.2 billion Northeast Water Purification Plant Expansion for the City of Houston and Phase 2 of the Dulles Rail (Silver Line) project in Northern Virginia. 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 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, and is the leader of DBIA’s best practices initiative. DBIA recently honored Mr. Loulakis with its highest honor, the Brunelleschi Award. Mr. Loulakis is a Fellow in the American College of Construction Lawyers and was inducted into the National Academy of Construction. He holds a civil engineering degree from Tufts University and a law degree from Boston University School of Law. Prior to forming CPS, he practiced law for almost 30 years with the national construction law firm of Wickwire Gavin, P.C.

Get your questions answered! In addition, a 10 to 15-minute period has been reserved at the end of the speaker's presentation for an interactive question-answer session so you can discuss specific issues or gain additional knowledge about topics discussed. Register now to learn what you and every member of your firm must be aware of to perform a successful design-build project today!

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