James M. Bazata, P.E., ENV SP, is Named Vice President and Director of Civil Engineering for GPI's Babylon, NY Office

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A 25-year veteran of the GPI organization, James M. Bazata, P.E., ENV SP, has been named a vice president and director of its New York metropolitan-area civil engineering department.

"Jim is replacing another employee that has been elevated within the GPI organization. These promotions are an excellent example of GPI's corporate culture to retain our #1 asset--our staff--and let them grow within the organization." Denise Carter, Executive Vice President

GPI, an engineering, design, planning and construction management firm, has named James M. Bazata, P.E., ENV SP, vice president and director of civil engineering for its Babylon, New York office.

In his new position, Mr. Bazata will oversee all operations of the civil engineering department, which serves a variety of government and private clients throughout the New York metropolitan area. Projects range from civil/municipal/roadway design to site planning and design, environmental sciences, and landscape architecture. Recent projects include the award-winning Intersection Reconstruction at CR 3 Pinelawn Rd., Ruland Rd., and Colonial Springs Rd. for Suffolk County Dept. of Public Works; Green Infrastructure Right-of-Way Bioswales (1000+) in Brooklyn and the Bronx; Various Long Island State Park Improvement projects including Planting Fields Arboretum, Jones Beach State Park and Sunken Meadow State Park; Access Roads and Ramp Modifications off the Long Island Expressway for a new multi-use development, The Meadows at Yaphank; and the NY 347 Reconstruction project, which utilized the latest complete streets design features to provide safe, comfortable and convenient access to community destinations and public places, whether walking, driving, bicycling, or taking public transportation.

A professional engineer, Mr. Bazata has more than 28 years of experience in civil engineering and transportation planning/design for major infrastructure improvement projects. He has been with GPI for 25 years serving as design engineer, project manager, and for the past three years as deputy director of civil engineering. Recent projects on which Mr. Bazata has served include MTA Long Island Rail Road’s Mainline Expansion (3rd Track) Design/Peer Review; Traffic Capacity Improvements on CR 97 Nicolls Road for Suffolk County Dept. of Public Works; Transit Signal Priority (TSP) System projects at 295 intersections throughout New York City’s five boroughs for New York City Dept. of Transportation (this project merited the highest level Diamond Award for design from ACEC NY); and ADA Compliance review and design of pedestrian curb ramps at locations throughout Long Island for the New York State Dept. of Transportation and Suffolk and Nassau Counties Departments of Public Works.

Mr. Bazata replaces William Barrett, P.E., who has been elevated to a corporate-wide training position within the GPI organization. According to Denise Carter, executive vice president and branch manager for the firm’s Babylon and Manhattan offices, “This is an excellent example of GPI’s corporate culture to retain our #1 asset—our people—and let them grow within the organization. Jim has been groomed to take over this position and I’m very excited to see him further expand the civil engineering department. He is an outstanding engineer and manager and I have no doubt he will continue to work with our clients to help solve their problems, apply the latest engineering technology, and bring continued success to the GPI Babylon branch.”

Mr. Bazata earned a BS in Civil Engineering from Polytechnic University. He is currently an active member of New York State Association of Transportation Engineers and American Society of Highway Engineers. Mr. Bazata resides in Manorville, NY with his family.

GPI provides comprehensive services in the areas of civil and municipal engineering, site planning, transportation planning and design, traffic engineering, structural engineering, landscape architecture, environmental sciences, coastal and marine engineering, project modeling, simulation and visualization services, construction management and inspection, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and asset management services.

Headquartered in Babylon, NY, GPI is one of the nation’s leading engineering and construction management/inspection firms with offices located throughout the United States.

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