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Mike Kapuskar, P.E., G.E., Senior Engineer

Mr. Kapuskar is a civil and geotechnical engineer and project manager with 29 years of experience in the transportation sector in the US. The projects include more than 300 bridge, rail/bus transit, tunnel, roadway, storm water pollution management, port, channel and off-shore projects. He is experienced in managing projects from preliminary to final design involving small to extensive geotechnical exploration, soil/rock testing, geotechnical foundation design, reports, and construction support.

He managed extensive geotechnical site investigation programs and performed foundation design on prominent and award-winning projects such as the Devils Slide Tunnels, East Span San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Crenshaw-LAX Light Rail and Regional Connector Transit Corridor projects in Los Angeles, Pacific Street Overcrossing in Oceanside, and E-Street Corridor sbX Bus Rapid Transit Project in San Bernardino. He led Better Management Practice (BMP) site screening studies at over 200 sites for Caltrans and various counties and cities in California for design of storm water collection systems. He contributed to port-wide seismic studies for Port of Long Beach and Port of Los Angeles.

He has co-authored 37 publications and conducted research under NSF and NCEER grants on geotechnical topics (soil liquefaction, seismic response of pile foundations, foundation stiffness, soil-structure interaction) and state-wide performance-based bridge abutment research in collaboration with USC, FHWA, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, and UC San Diego, and Caltrans. He co-developed a new method for wall passive earth pressure which is referenced in the Caltrans 2012/17 Seismic Design Criteria code.