Joseph R. Altenhoff, P.E.


Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
Bradley University - 1980


Illinois Professional Engineer 062-42713
Wisconsin Professional Engineer 26130
Indiana Professional Engineer PE 60900265
Ohio Professional Engineer E 58214


Illinois Society of Professional Engineers
National Society of Professional Engineers


Mr. Altenhoff has over 30 years of civil engineering experience as a Consulting Engineer in private development and municipal projects. He has been involved with project representation at municipal and state levels of government and has assisted in project development from conceptual planning through to the construction phase. He established Arc Design Resources, Inc. in February 1993 and is responsible for the company technical quality and financial well being.

Transportation/Traffic Engineering
Mr. Altenhoff has worked both as a principal in charge and a project manager. He has completed roadway expansion projects, sewer and water projects, and drainage and floodway studies. He has supervised traffic impact analysis and intersection design studies.

His experience as a project manager covers a wide variety of projects. City roadway designs and private land development projects which include IDOT access permits and highway improvements make up the majority of his engineering experience. He has been the design professional responsible for the work of Arc Design Resources, Inc. for the past fourteen years.

  • STH 42 and I-43, Sheboygan WI: Three consecutive roundabout designs
  • IL Route 34 Widening, Plano, IL: Widened 2,430 feet of two-lane highway
  • IL Route 2 Widening, Sterling, IL: Added turn lanes, traffic signals, right of way acquisition
  • IL 83 Widening, Wheeling, IL: Add turn lanes to a two lane strategic arterial route and widen to a four lane urban section
  • I-39 from I-88 to U.S. 30: Prepared drainage calculations for cross culverts on I-39, design special ditch sections and profiles using IDOT standards and details
  • US Business 20 and Perryville Road, Rockford, IL: Intersection capacity improvements

Commercial Industrial and Institutional Site Design
Mr. Altenhoff has over 21 years of direct experience in the project management and design of commercial development in the Midwestern United States. Aspects of this work include due diligence, annexation and rezoning, special use permits, project budgeting, site design, grading, sanitary sewer, water main, storm sewer, detention and roadway design along with traffic engineering, surveying and construction observation. Recent projects include the following:

  • Wal-Mart Supercenter, Independence, IA
  • Wal-Mart Supercenter, Medford, WI
  • Wal-Mart Supercenter, Sheboygan, WI
  • Swedish American Hospital, Heart Hospital, Rockford, IL
  • Aqua-Aerobics Plant expansion, Loves Park, IL
  • Frito-Lay Plant Expansion & Transportation Hub Facility, Beloit, WI
  • Target Stores, Mishawaka, IN

Storm Water Management and Hydraulics
Mr. Altenhoff has worked on various storm water management projects in Illinois and Iowa involving coordination with the DNR and FEMA, as well as local municipalities. Projects have included hydraulic studies using HEC-1 for hydrologic modeling and HEC-2 and HEC-RAS for hydraulic modeling. Recently completed projects include:

  • Willow Creek Drainage Channel, Machesney Park, IL
  • Keith Creek Relocation, Rockford Plaza, Rockford, IL
  • Elliot Golf Course Regional Detention and Channel Improvements, Rockford Park District
  • Gateway Shopping Center Channel Relocation and Detention, Machesney Park, IL

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