Department of Transportation (DOT) Virtual Certification Workshop

Monday, March 29, 2021 - Wednesday, March 31, 2021
10:00 am – 6:00 pm EST


Department of Transportation (DOT) Virtual Certification Workshop

This three-day intensive program includes the three DBIA core courses required for certification plus access to the exam prep webinar for those continuing on to complete requirements for DBIA® certification. Instructors will be experts with hands-on experience in DOT projects providing DOT-specific insight and examples. This DOT Owners-Only course will be offered at a significant discount.

We require attendees to take the short, DBIA code of conduct webinar before the workshop.

Code of Conduct Webinar (Pre-Workshop)
Day 1: Principles of Design-Build Delivery & Procurement
Day 2: Post Award: Executing the Delivery of Design-Build Projects
Day 3: Contracts & Risk Management
Exam Prep Webinar (Post-Workshop)

Format: Virtual

The DBIA Virtual Training classroom is not an “online” experience, but instead a true “virtual” experience. It allows remote attendees a real-time participant experience, fully engaged with their instructor and others in the classroom. In the case of DBIA Certification Workshops in particular, this full engagement is critical. As such, the following is required for those joining the classroom virtually:

  • You MUST have video/camera capability on the computer you will be using;
  • You MUST keep your video/camera on during the entirety of the training (you may turn it off during breaks and lunch). Each participant is expected to be visible as a class participant throughout the training, just as it would be if you were physically in the classroom;
  • Please find a quiet location that will have minimal distractions/disturbances;
  • Please Mute your microphone when you are not speaking; and
  • Remain in the virtual classroom during class activities as they, too, will take place virtually and you are expected to participate.

DBIA instructors and staff will actively monitor your attendance and reserve to right to decline issuance of a certificate of completion should virtual attendees not actively participate based on the rules above.

ADDED BONUS: Those successfully completing the workshop will receive a complimentary registration to attend the April 21-23 virtual Design-Build for Transportation/Aviation Conference. The registration code will be provided at the end of the workshop.


$1,000 for DBIA Members 

$1,300 for Non-Members

Online Registration

Registration Form


Michael C. Loulakis, Esq., FDBIA
Capital Project Strategies, LLC

Michael Loulakis has 25 years of experience in the design-build for transportation industry.

Michael C. Loulakis is the founder of Capital Project Strategies, LLC, a specialized consulting firm that provides strategic procurement, contracting, and risk management advice to public and private sector owners on their capital projects. Mike has provided services on some of the country’s most complex public sector design-build transportation, tunneling, and water/wastewater projects, where he has helped agencies formulate effective project delivery, procurement, and contracting strategies. Mike also has a broad background in representing private-sector owners on industrial projects in the power, petrochemical, and process industries.

Mike has been one of DBIA’s most active members since the organization’s formation in 1993. He served on the Board of Directors and helped write DBIA’s standard form contracts. Mike also took the lead in developing DBIA’s “Design-Build Done Right” best practices publication, as well as the 2018 revisions to DBIA’s certification courses and exam. He is a prolific author about design-build and has written several books on the subject. Mike was the 2013 recipient of DBIA’s highest honor, the Brunelleschi Medal, and was inducted into the inaugural class of DBIA Fellows in 2018. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Construction Lawyers and a member of the National Academy of Construction. Mike holds a civil engineering degree from Tufts University and a law degree from Boston University School of Law. Read More…


John Bale, P.E., DBIA, MBAJohn Bale, P.E., DBIA, MBA
Vice President, CRS Engineers

John Bale has over 20 years of experience in the design-build for the transportation industry.

John Bale is the Owner and President of JWBale Inc that specializes in design-build project delivery. Prior to this John was with Parsons Brinckerhoff for over 9 years and served in leadership roles for design-build projects as the Owner’s Program Manager, the Contractor’s Design Manager and as an Independent Quality Team Sponsor. Prior to joining Parsons Brinckerhoff, John was involved in design-build projects including private sector industrial and commercial projects and major transportation installations.

With over 14 years of management experience in alternative contracting delivery and over 25 years of design experience on geotechnical, hydraulic, and environmental projects, John brings a unique approach to the design-build industry. He has worked with design-build teams in 12 states and 1 territory and has worked exclusively in innovative contracting since 2000. Read More…

Baabak Ashuri, Ph.D., DBIA, CCP, DRMP
Associate Professor, Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems (BBISS); Fellow, School of Building Construction and School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Georgia Tech

Baabak Ashuri has more than 13 years of consulting and research experience in the design-build for the transportation industry.

Baabak Ashuri is an Associate Professor and Brook Byers Institute for Sustainable Systems (BBISS) Fellow in the School of Building Construction and the School of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech where he directs Construction Research Center (CRC). Dr. Ashuri’s educational, research, and consulting activities focus on Project Analytics, Construction Engineering & Project Management, Investment Valuation, Economic Decision Analysis, and Innovative Project Delivery Systems (Design-Build (DB), Design-Build-Finance (DBF), Public-Private Partnership (P3), Construction Manager/General Contractor (CMGC), and Integrated Project Delivery (IPD)). His work has implications for improving long-range planning and integrated decision-making process for the delivery of resilient and sustainable infrastructure systems. Read More…

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact education@dbia.org.



Schedule: March 29, 2021 - March 31, 2021

Venue: Virtual

Format: Virtual