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KRAFT ENGINEERING & SURVEYING, INC.
(KE&S)

MR. MICHAEL R. PIFER, P.E.

OVERVIEW

Mr. Pifer has over forty-one years of experience in the planning, surveying, design engineering, and construction management phases for all disciplines of civil engineering projects, including roads and highways, bridges, culverts, storm water management, sanitary sewer collection, watermain distribution, parks and recreational facilities, sidewalks and non-motorized paths, and site development projects.

 Mr. Pifer also has significant experience with land surveying, preliminary engineering reports, right-of-way acquisition, wetland delineation and mitigation, environmental analysis, floodplain analysis, construction layout, and construction testing.

Mr. Pifer is also the Consulting Engineer
for several Counties and Townships in the area.

REPRESENTATIVE SELECTED PROJECTS

HIGHWAYS AND STREETS

Hill Road Rehabilitation (2018)
Fenton Road to Dort Highway
Grand Blanc Township
Client: Genesee County Road Commission

Design surveys, and design engineering for rehabilitation of 1.96 miles of concrete pavement with integral concrete curb and gutter, including intersection improvements, driveway approach repairs, drainage improvements, drainage structure repairs, utility structure repairs and adjustments, and permanent pavement markings and signing.


Linden Road Rehabilitation (2016-2017)
Lennon Road to Calkins Road
Flint Township, Genesee County, MI
Client: Genesee County Road Commission

Design surveys and design engineering for rehabilitation of 1.97 miles of concrete pavement and integral curb removal and replacement; concrete pavement repairs; aggregate base; drainage and structure repairs; sanitary sewer and water manhole repairs; driveway approach and driveway curb opening repairs; guardrail removal and replacement; drain cross culvert replacement; and permanent pavement markings and signing.


Gale Road Rehabilitation (2016)
McCandlish Road to Hegel Road
Atlas Township
Client: Genesee County Road Commission

Design surveys, and design engineering for rehabilitation of 0.57 miles of HMA base crushing and shaping; pavement removal; aggregate base widening; grading & ditching; HMA resurfacing; concrete curb and gutter; driveway approach repairs; culverts, drainage structure repairs; and permanent signing and pavement markings.


Irish Road & Potter Road Intersection Improvements (2015-2016)
Davison and Richfield Townships, Genesee County, MI
Client: Genesee County Road Commission

Design surveys and design engineering for intersection widening project from two lanes to four and five lanes to provide new left and right turn lanes with thru lane; pavement resurfacing and reconstruction (HMA Base Crushing and Shaping, and/or new Aggregate Base and HMA Surfacing); including drainage improvements; driveway approach improvements; utility manhole adjustments; water meter vault relocation; traffic control measures, and permanent pavement markings and signing. Prepared and/or obtained four (4) grading permits and two (2) right-of-way parcels.


Pierson Road Rehabilitation (2015)
Linden Road to I-75 Freeway
Mt. Morris Township, Genesee County, MI
Client: Genesee County Road Commission

Design surveys and design engineering for concrete pavement rehabilitation and reconstruction (milling and/or new aggregate base, and HMA surfacing) of 1/2 mile of 5 to 6 lane concrete and asphalt over concrete primary road, including drainage improvements, intersection and driveway approach improvements, curb and gutter and sidewalk repairs; sidewalk ramps; utility manhole adjustments; traffic control measures, and permanent pavement markings and signing. Obtained nine (9) grading permits and two (2) right-of-way parcels.


Lapeer Road Rehabilitation (2015)
Belsay Road to Vassar Road
City of Burton, Genesee County, MI
Client: City of Burton

Design surveys and design engineering for rehabilitation (milling, new aggregate and/or rubblized concrete base, and HMA surfacing) of one mile of two (2) lane asphalt and asphalt over concrete primary road, including drainage improvements, intersection and driveway approach improvements, curb and gutter and sidewalk repairs, utility manhole adjustments, traffic control measures, and permanent pavement markings and signing.


McCaslin Lake Road Rehabilitation (2014)
Silver Lake Road to Finch Drive
Culvert Replacement and Bridge Deck
Resurfacing Over Shiawassee River
Davison Township, Genesee County, MI
Client: Genesee County Road Commission

Design surveys, design engineering, and construction inspection including approach construction; ditching; driveway approach and culvert improvements; new guardrail; bridge rail retrofit channel modifications; heavy riprap slope protection; traffic control measures; and permanent pavement markings and signing.


South Saginaw Road Rehabilitation (2014)
Hill Road to Maple Avenue
Grand Blanc Township, Genesee County, MI
Client: Genesee County Road Commission

Design surveys and design engineering for rehabilitation (milling, base repairs, and HMA resurfacing) of 1.35 miles of 5 to 6 lane asphalt and asphalt over concrete primary road, including drainage improvements, intersection and driveway approach improvements, curb and gutter and sidewalk repairs, utility manhole adjustments, traffic control measures, and permanent pavement markings and signing.


Bristol Road Rehabilitation (2013)
Van Slyke Road to Fenton Road
Flint Township, Genesee County, MI
Client: Genesee County Road Commission

Design surveys and design engineering for rehabilitation (milling, base repairs, and HMA resurfacing) of one mile of 5 to 6 lane asphalt and asphalt over concrete primary road, including drainage improvements, intersection and driveway approach improvements, curb and gutter and sidewalk repairs, utility manhole adjustments, traffic control measures, and permanent pavement markings and signing.



Kee-Wah-Din Road (2013)
Paving & Ditching Project
Montrose Township, Genesee County, MI
Client: Genesee County Drain Commissioner
  Division of Water and Waste Services

Design surveys, and design engineering for reconstruction of 3,500 feet of 2 lane asphalt local road paving and ditching, including the removal and replacement of an existing large culvert at the Leach Drain, new guardrail, heavy rip-rap slope protection, traffic control measures, and permanent pavement markings and signing. Obtained MDEQ permit. Prepared right-of-way easement documents. 


Carpenter Road Rehabilitation (2012)
Dupont Street to North Saginaw Road
Mt. Morris Township and City of Flint, Genesee County, MI
Owner: Genesee County Road Commission

Design surveys, and design engineering for rehabilitation (milling, base repairs, and HMA resurfacing) of one mile of multi-lane asphalt primary road (existing 4 & 5 lanes converted to new 3 & 5 lane pavement), including drainage improvements, intersection and driveway approach improvements, curb and gutter and sidewalk repairs, new sidewalk ramps, utility manhole adjustments, traffic control measures, and permanent pavement markings and signing. Obtained grading permits.


SANITARY SEWER

Bruce Township Sewerage Pump Station Improvements (2016)
Construction Administration
Bruce Township, Macomb County, MI
Client: Bruce Township

Construction inspection, prepare construction estimates, project closeout.


Lapeer Road Sanitary Sewer Replacement (2013)
Gale Road to Chatwell Drive
Davison Township, Genesee County, MI
Client: Davison Township

Design surveys, design engineering of 18” and 27” sanitary sewer replacement covering approximately one-half acre.


BRIDGES AND CULVERTS

Cole Road Over Shiawassee River Bridge (2013)
Rehabilitation/Replacement
Argentine Township, Genesee County, MI
Client: Genesee County Road Commission

Design surveys, design engineering, and inspection for superstructure bridge, including approach construction, ditching, culvert improvements, new timber deck and railings, channel modifications, heavy riprap slope and scour protection, traffic control measures, permanent pavement markings and signing.


Chicago Road Culvert Replacement at Root Drain (2012)
Mt. Morris Township, Genesee County, MI
Owner: Genesee County Road Commission

Design surveys, and design engineering for construction of a new concrete box culvert, including approach construction, ditching, driveway approach and culvert improvements, new guardrail, channel modifications, heavy riprap slope protection, traffic control measures, and permanent signing. Performed hydraulic analysis. Obtained MDEQ permit.


Culvert Replacement Program (2011)
Contract No. 3, Genesee County, MI
Owner: Genesee County Road Commission

Design surveys, and design engineering for five separate large culvert replacement projects (four concrete box culverts and one 60” CSP culvert), including approach construction, ditching, driveway approach and culvert improvements, new guardrail, channel modifications, heavy riprap slope protection, traffic control measures, and permanent pavement markings and signing. Performed HY-8 hydraulic analysis. Obtained five separate MDEQ permits.


Maple Avenue over Thread Creek Bridge Replacement (2011)
City of Burton, Genesee County, MI
Owner: Genesee County Road Commission

Design surveys, design engineering, environmental assessment, construction administration, construction testing, and construction staking for removal of an existing 2 lane concrete bridge and replacement with a new concrete box beam bridge with 2 lanes, shoulders, and sidewalk. Project included 500 feet of paved approach, reconstruction, storm sewer extensions, ditching, driveway approach and culvert improvements, new guardrail, channel improvements, heavy riprap slope protection, traffic control measures, and permanent pavement markings and signing. Performed HEC-RAS hydraulic analysis, LRFD analysis, and LRFR analysis. Obtained MDEQ permit.


STORMWATER MANAGEMENT

Lake Callis and Long Lake Drain Regional Stormwater Detention Basin (Pond)
and Drain Cleanout,
Gale Road to Lapeer Road (2014-2015)
Davison Township, Genesee County, MI
Owner: Davison Township

Design surveys, preliminary engineering, and design engineering services for a new regional stormwater detention basin, including new inlet and outlet box culverts, and approximately 700 feet of open drain cleanout to provide a new drainage outlet with adequate drainage capacity for development within the Davison Township Downtown Development Authority District.


Dye Road, Extension of Chapman Drain (2013)
Flint Township, Genesee County, MI
Owner: Genesee County Drain Commissioner
 Division of Surface Water Management

Design surveys, design engineering, and construction staking for the replacement of an existing county drain with approximately 3,500 feet of concrete pipe storm sewer ranging in size from 24” to 48” diameter in order to provide adequate drainage capacity for current & proposed development. Project included road crossings, roadside re-ditching, existing utility adjustments, driveway approach and culvert replacement.


Davison Township Downtown Development Authority
(DTDDA) (2010)
Preliminary Engineering Study
Davison Township, Genesee County, MI
Owner: DTDDA

Prepared a Preliminary Engineering Design and Report, including cost estimates and preliminary plans for drainage, sanitary sewer, and watermain improvements within a new Downtown Development Authority (DDA) District (joint project with Wade-Trim). This project also included the analysis of all existing drains, sanitary sewers, and watermains within the DDA District to determine the adequacy of existing facilities and needed improvements to provide for the new development.


WATER DISTRIBUTION AND WASTEWATER COLLECTION

KWA Water Supply System (2015-16)
Contract No. S-4002
66” Steel Raw Water Transmission Main
From Lake Huron Pump Station to Bricker Road
Sanilac and St. Clair Counties, MI
Owner: Genesee County Drain Commissioner
      Division of Water and Waste Services

Construction observation (inspection), and design support services provided during the 2015-2016 construction phase.


KWA Water Supply System (2013-2015)
Contract No. S-400266” Steel Raw Water Transmission Main
From Lake Huron Pump Station to Bricker Road
Sanilac and St. Clair Counties, MI
Owner: Genesee County Drain Commissioner
  Division of Water and Waste Services

Supplemental design survey, and design engineering for 12 miles of 66” diameter steel raw water transmission main, including gate valves, manways, hydrants, air release valves, culvert replacements, river crossing, ditch and road restoration, and all related work. Project scheduling and reporting provided using Primavera Software. The project is part of the KWA Water Supply

System to provide a domestic water supply to Genesee County and the City of Flint from Lake Huron. Multi-million dollar project involving design and construction phases.


Lapeer Road Sanitary Sewer Replacement (2013)
Gale Road to Chatwell Drive
Davison Township, Genesee County, MI
Owner: Davison Township

Design surveys, and design engineering for replacement of an existing 18” sanitary sewer with a new 27” sanitary sewer to provide additional capacity for existing and new development. The existing 18” sewer has limited remaining capacity. The project included preparation of a sanitary sewer capacity analysis for the sewer district for existing and estimated future sewage flows.


Fenton Road Watermain Extension (2011)
Bristol Road to Maple Avenue,
Flint Township, Genesee County, MI
Owner: Genesee County Drain Commissioner
  Division of Water and Waste Services

Design surveys, design engineering, and construction engineering for 5,000 feet of 12” and 16” ductile iron watermain, including gate valves, hydrants, lateral watermain connections, and appurtenances. The proposed project provided a looped system and public water access to an unserviced area. Prepared as-built construction plans.


Davison Township Downtown Development Authority
Preliminary Engineering Study (2010)
Davison Township, Genesee County, MI
Owner: DTDDA

Prepared a Preliminary Engineering Design and Report, including cost estimates and preliminary plans for drainage, sanitary sewer, and watermain improvements within a new Downtown Development Authority (DDA) District (joint project with Wade-Trim). This project also included the analysis of all existing drains, sanitary sewers, and watermains within the DDA District to determine the adequacy of existing facilities and needed improvements to provide for the new development.


Mt. Morris Road Watermain Extension (2011)
Oak Road to East of Old Mt. Morris Road,
Richfield Township, Genesee County, MI
Owner: Genesee County Drain Commissioner
  Division of Water and Waste Services

Design surveys, design engineering, and construction administration for 5,400 feet of new 12” and 8” watermain, including gate valves, hydrants, lateral 8” watermain extensions, and appurtenances. The proposed project provided public water access to an unserviced area, including an existing mobile home park adjacent to an existing landfill. Obtained MDEQ permit.

Davison Hills Mobile Home Park (2011)
Public Water Meter Pit & Private Watermain Extension
Richfield Township, Genesee County, MI
Owners: Richfield Equities, LLC
  Genesee County Drain Commissioner
  Division of Water and Waste Services

Design surveys, design engineering, and construction engineering for construction of a new public water meter pit, and 1,500 feet of new 8” private watermain to provide service to an existing mobile home park. Abandoned existing wells and connected to existing mobile home park water system. Obtained MDEQ permit. Obtained water meter pit easement.