Michael Pfaff, LSIT, SAUS PILOT

Practice Area Leader, Reality Capture

Mike views high definition laser scanning (HDLS) and industrial layout from a surveying and construction services perspective, truly understanding the “big picture.” He worked as a surveyor for 10 years for firms in Illinois and California before specializing in HDLS in 2008. Joining Wightman in 2018 as Reality Capture Team Leader, he uses his field acumen for planning, execution, data registration and analysis of HDLS projects. Notable landmarks on which Mike has applied reality capture technology include the Rose Bowl, the U.S. Holocaust Museum, Reagan National Airport, O’Hare International Airport, Chevron refineries, and the Waldorf Astoria.

Areas of Focus

  • Survey control
  • Topography
  • Structure monitoring
  • Laser Scanning (Terrestrial & Mobile)
  • Industrial as-builds
  • Façade inspection
  • Construction survey
  • BIM
  • Parametric modeling
  • Advanced mesh modeling
  • Historical preservation
  • Airport & rail
  • SAUS Drone pilot
  • Thermal imaging


A.A.S. Surveying and Geomatics
Westwood College, Denver, CO

Professional Training & Registrations

  • Riegl Laser Scanning Certification
  • Leica GEO Office Certification
  • SAUS Drone Pilot
  • Certified in Thermography
  • LSIT
  • OSHA 30


  • FMA for the Waldorf Astoria New York Façade Local 101
  • Published in POB for Crystal City Laser Scanning Project in Virginia.

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors
  • U.S. Institute if Building Documentation (USBID)
  • First United Methodist Church of Greenville, MI

Personal Note

Mike has a passion for applying the latest technologies to develop the solutions of tomorrow.

Mike Pfaff Reality Capture Wightman

Contact Michael Pfaff

Cell: 616.302.6537

Michael's Featured Projects