Construction Project Delivery Systems: Evaluating the Owner's Alternatives

9780967626000: Construction Project Delivery Systems: Evaluating the Owner's Alternatives
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Construction Project Delivery Systems: Evaluating the Owner’s Alternatives is a graphically animated, narrated CD-ROM that explains the “ins-and-outs” of every major delivery system available to construction owners, including design-build and construction management. Material is presented using a creative combination of narration and on-screen text and graphics. Interactive questioning included in each section enhances learning and ensures that you have a firm grasp of each subject.

Among the specific topics addressed are:

1. The historical evolution of project delivery

2. The roles that procurement and contracting methods play in project success

3. Strengths and weaknesses of each delivery system, including contract considerations

4. Research studies showing what can be expected when you use a particular system

5. Methodologies to assist owners in making the right selection of a delivery approach

Construction Project Delivery Systems: Evaluating the Owner’s Alternatives is being used by the engineering departments of several universities around the country, as well as in seminars sponsored by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA).

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About the Author:

Michael C. Loulakis is President of Wickwire Gavin, P.C., a construction law firm headquartered in Tysons Corner, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C. Mr. Loulakis is both a civil engineer and a lawyer, having received a BSCE degree from Tufts University and a JD degree from Boston University School of Law. For the past 25 years he has practiced construction law, with special focus on design-build and project delivery issues.

Mr. Loulakis has represented a number of public and private sector owners, including the Federal Bureau of Prisons, The International Monetary Fund, The World Bank, and Mobil Corporation on construction issues. His role includes assisting in the selection of the right project delivery system, drafting procurement documents, administration of claims and dispute resolution. Mr. Loulakis also regularly represents engineers, architects and contractors around the country in their design-build endeavors.

Mr. Loulakis is a member of the Board of Directors of the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) and took a lead role in developing the DBIA standard form design-build contracts and the DBIA Design-Build Contracting Guide. He is a widely published writer on project delivery systems and other issues affecting the A/E/C industry, having written over 100 publications on construction-related topics. Recent books include The Design-Build Contracting Handbook (2nd Edition, 2001) and Design-Build in the Public Sector (2002), both published by Aspen Law & Business; Design-Build: Planning Through Development (2001), published by Aspen Law & Business. He is also the author of a widely acclaimed publication surveying design-build caselaw entitled Design-Build Lessons Learned, which he has written yearly since 1995.

Mr. Loulakis is also an accomplished and frequent speaker on construction and design-build issues, making frequent presentations to the AIA, NSPE, DBIA, AGC, ASCE, ACEC and other trade and professional groups.


". . .as comprehensive as any treatise currently available . . . even the most sophisticated attorney can learn something from it." -- Ava J. Abramowitz, The Construction Lawyer, October 2000

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