SEPI Engineering Group
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Chris L. Baker Joins SEPI Engineering & Construction as a Project Manager

Local Firm Hires Engineering Professional with More Than 27 Years of Experience.

Charlotte, NC, August 24, 2012 --( Sepi Asefnia, president of SEPI Engineering & Construction (, a firm which provides civil engineering and planning services to private and public sector clients across the Southeast, has announced the addition of Chris L. Baker as a project manager. In his position, Mr. Baker will use his more than 27 years of experience to serve as the roadway design lead for the Charlotte Area Transportation System (CATS) LYNX Blue Line Extension project, a 2.6-mile light rail service extension in the city that will offer an alternative to congestion on Interstate 85.

A native of Washington, D.C., Mr. Baker received an associate degree in architectural engineering technology from the University of the District of Columbia. Prior to joining SEPI Engineering & Construction, he served as the deputy roadway lead with AECOM for the I-595 design build project in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Mr. Baker is a member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and is a regular volunteer with Angel Tree Prison Ministry, a ministry that serves the children and families of inmates. He resides in Concord, N.C., with his wife, Cheryl, and two children, Cherise and Christopher.

“We are excited to welcome Chris to the SEPI Engineering & Construction team,” said Asefnia. “His talent as an engineering professional is remarkable, and we look forward to watching his career continue to develop.”

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Established in 2001, SEPI Engineering & Construction provides engineering and planning services to private and public sector clients. As a full-service civil engineering services firm, SEPI is 8(a) certified with the Small Business Administration and is a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. SEPI was founded on the principles of honesty, integrity, ethics, and the highest quality of service to clients. The firm’s goal is to not just meet a client’s expectations but to exceed them. Due to the extensive and varied engineering industry experience of the professionals at SEPI, the firm is able to provide its clients with site/civil design, environmental planning, traffic engineering and operations including traffic and noise analysis, construction management, roadway and structural design, water resources, natural resources/permitting, wetland/stream mitigation, public involvement and surveying services. SEPI has a corporate office located in Raleigh and a branch office located in Charlotte, N.C. For more information about SEPI Engineering & Construction, call (919) 789-9977 or visit

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