Our mission is to solve the client’s engineering problems with creativity; using established engineering principles and professional judgement to provide constructible, cost effective solutions.
~ James F. Heidt | Principal

“But every manmade structure, no matter how mundane, has a little bit of cathedral in it, since man cannot help but transcend himself as soon as he begins to design and construct.”
~ Samuel C. Florman | Civil engineer and author

James F. Heidt, PE, LLC

Career Experience

  • Since 1972


  • University of Wisconsin – Madison, B.S., 1972
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering


  • Wisconsin PE Registration No 15489 – 1976
  • Illinois PE Registration No 062-034836 – 1976

Additional Education

  • Wood Connection Seminar
  • ACI/MSJC Design of Masonry Structures
  • American Concrete Institute, ACI 318-02 Code Revisions
  • Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Structures
  • BOCA Transition to International Building Code Seminar
  • Improving Construction Productivity Seminar
  • OSHA 10 Hour Safety Course
  • Vision General Estimating Software Training, BidTek Systems
  • Expedition Contract Management & Control Software Training
  • Assessing Productivity in Construction, Wisconsin AGC
  • Pricing and Bidding Strategy, Fails Management
  • Construction Estimating in Building Design, University of Wisconsin


James Heidt | Civil Structural EngineeringBefore starting his firm, Mr. Heidt acquired experience working for general contractors involved in light and heavy industrial construction, commercial, municipal, medical, institutional and residential construction.

His duties included cost estimating, scheduling and project management, with many of his projects performed in the design/build format. His experience includes individual project sizes ranging from a few thousand dollars up to $12 million dollars.


Wisconsin Ready Mix Concrete Award Winner | James Heidt, Engineer

WRMCA Design Award Winner 2010

Wisconsin Society of Professional Engineers Award Winner | James Heidt, Engineer

WSPE Young Engineer of the Year 1983

Typical Project Experience

Conventional Construction

  • Recreational Trail Bridges, WI, IL, MI, MN, IA, IN, OH
  • Concrete Rural Highway Bridges, WI, IL
  • Beloit Clinic Additions / Remodeling, Beloit, WI
  • Beloit Holiday Inn, South Beloit, IL
  • Morse Library Remodel, Beloit College, Beloit, WI
  • Peterson Meadows Retirement Facility, Rockford, IL

Design / Build

  • Parker Hannifin Addition, Machesney Park, IL
  • Waste Management Building Addn, Janesville, WI
  • AAA Disposal Transfer Station, Roscoe, IL
  • Community Shopper Building, Delavan, WI
  • Taylor Company, Multiple Additions, Rockton, IL
  • Serta Mattress Company, Beloit, WI
  • The Broaster Company, Beloit, WI
  • Bacteriological Lab Addition, Kerry, Beloit, WI
  • OLA Multipurpose Addition, Beloit, WI

Forensic Engineering

  • Cannon Ball, Heavy Timber Roof Rehab, Beloit, WI
  • McCleary Foods, Frame Re-bracing, South Beloit, IL
  • Regal-Beloit Roof Wind Damage, Rockton, IL
  • Wagon Wheel Resort Investigation, Rockton, IL