SEPI has announced the addition of Joseph Kopaskie as a transportation project manager. In this position, he is working on the CATS Blue Line Extension project by designing and reviewing the roadway design plans.
Kopaskie grew up in upstate New York and received his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Manhattan College in 1981. He chose his career path because he has always been interested in all types of construction, especially roadway construction and its different components. After graduating, he worked in several areas of the construction industry. Kopaskie performed construction inspection of a sanitary sewer system and wastewater treatment plant, followed by serving as a construction layout engineer on roadway improvement projects. He spent the next 20 years in Boston working on multiple scale transportation projects, preparing traffic impact studies and performing traffic signal, traffic control and roadway design. Kopaskie moved to North Carolina in 2004 and spent five years working at a small engineering firm where he prepared more than 100 traffic signal designs in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. His most recent work includes preparing the PS&E packages for roadway improvement projects in Charleston, Barnwell and Richland counties. He served as project manager for the Horry County Five Bridge Replacement project in South Carolina and as the project manager for the North CHATS Area Traffic Signal Master Plan for SCDOT.
Kopaskie is involved in the community as a pit crew member for the Cuthbertson High School marching band and as a volunteer for other activities at the school. He is a member of the ITE and IMSA. He currently resides in Waxhaw, N.C., with his wife, Diane, and his three children, Alex, Andrea and Ben.