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Down to Earth Professional Land Services, Inc. is associated with William “Bill” D. Bloemen, P.E. and Sage Technologies.  Bill brings decades of civil engineering experience to the team as well as “sage” familiarity with federal, state and local agencies.

WILLIAM D. (Bill) BLOEMEN, P.E.
Proprietor & Professional Civil Engineer

Employment History
Upon graduating from Purdue, spring 1973, I began my career as a Sanitary Engineer for the Indiana State Board of Health, providing technical support to water supply operators. Leaving the Board of Health I moved to Indiana Dot Div. of Materials and Test as assistant soils engineer in charge of the soils laboratory. Leaving the state government for the federal government, I spent the next several years with the Soil Conservation Service, USDA, as a civil engineer in Indiana and Minnesota, designing and overseeing construction of drainage and stormwater conveyance and impoundment projects.
In 1980 I moved to the east coast and joined the James W. Sewall Company in Old Town, Maine, where I spent the next 17 years. I was assigned project responsibility in various design and project management capacities for water supply systems, drainage systems, pump stations, waste water treatment systems, commercial and industrial installations and related facilities.
In 1997 I moved to the Bangor Branch office of Sain Associates, Inc. as a senior project manager in responsible charge of large site planning and development projects and structural design.
I remained with Sain until December 31, 2004 at which time I decided to work for myself as Sage Technology.
During my career development I have attempted to maintain my technical knowledge through formal educational opportunities at the University of Maine and through the American Society of Engineers Continuing Education programs. Over time I have developed management skills and considerable experience with CPM/PERT scheduling, both for construction scheduling and the cost estimating/control and scheduling of engineering resources.

Education Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Engineering, Soil and Water Option, Purdue University, 1973
Masters of Engineering, Civil/ Structural & Geotechnical, University of Maine, 1993

Professional License and Affiliation
Registered Professional Engineer

  • Maine, #4283
  • New Hampshire, #09788 (Retired)
  • Minnesota, #13195 (Retired)
  • Member: ASCE
  • Member National Technical Council on Cold Regions Engineering

Representative Project Experience

Site Planning and Engineering

Wal-Mart SuperCenter Projects ~ Salem, NH; Seabrook, NH; Biddeford, ME; Brewer, ME; Ellsworth, ME; Oxford, ME; Palmyra, ME; Topsham, ME; Nashua, NH; Brunswick, ME; Hillsborough, NH; Portsmouth, NH

Projects required complete design and permitting for retail stores 160 – 210,000 SF. Stores provided general merchandise as well as a full service grocery component. Design and contract documents were generated to address all site concerns for sites from 20 to 30 Acres of varying hydrologic and geological positions including, utility services, site traffic circulation and parking, storm water quality and volume management, site grading, water, sewer, lift station design, and off-site traffic and other infrastructure improvements. Ongoing construction administration services were provided. Acted as client representative in all matters relating to site development.

Wal-Mart Division 1 Store Projects ~ Bangor, ME, Presque Isle, ME, Palmyra, ME, Littleton, NH

Projects required complete design and permitting for retail stores 70 – 100,000 SF. Detailed design and contract documents were generated to address utility services, parking, storm water volume management, storm water treatment, site grading, lift station design, and off-site traffic improvements. Provided ongoing construction administration and oversight.

Sam's Club, Bangor, Maine
Site work design, construction plans and specifications, and permitting for the development of a new retailing center. Items include access roads, traffic studies and new controls on adjacent highway, parking area, loading docks, utilities, and drainage.

Bangor Publishing Company

1,400 LF of public roadway with water and sewer utilities for an 86 acre industrial park in Hampden, Maine, and 900 LF of driveway to a new printing plant. Project also included acceleration-deceleration lanes on US Route 202, the primary access road to the site.

Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc.
Design, construction review and contract administration for 3,000 LF of access and service roadways as part of the overall site development construction for Shaw's Plaza shopping center in Waterville, Maine. Project also included over 2,600 LF of widening for acceleration, deceleration and through-traffic lanes on John F. Kennedy Memorial Drive, a four lane roadway, and installation of traffic signals, signage and pavement markings for the intersection of the Plaza entrance with Kennedy Memorial Drive.

Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc.
Survey, design, construction review and contract administration for 1,000 LF of public street as part of overall site development construction for Shaw's Plaza Shopping Center in Bangor, Maine. Now named Springer Drive, this street was built to City of Bangor standards and has been deeded to City ownership.

Ultrapower-Babcock, Inc., Enfield, Maine
Design and construction consultation for 3,200 LF heavy-duty industrial access road featuring lane separation in the third of route nearest the plant yard.


Town of Dexter, Maine
Evaluation, design and construction review for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of 15,500 LF of existing streets and sidewalks. Project includes realignment of downtown intersections, rehabilitation of sidewalks, and creation of landscaped pedestrian areas.

Town of Orono, Maine
Design, contract plans and specifications for 3,400 LF paved access road serving new Research and Development Park. Project included construction administration and inspection.

Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, Maine
Comprehensive planning, design, and construction review for several parking lots totaling approximately 3,000 spaces.

Airport Engineering

Town of Houlton, Maine: Houlton International Airport. Construction of South Taxiway 2700 L.F., Airport lighting including (MITL), constant current regulator, new VASI, necessary drainage, security fence, and guidance signage. (1994)

Town of Houlton, Maine: Houlton International Airport. Construction of north and west taxiway (650 L.F.) and 400 foot long runway safety area, airport lighting consisting of MILS, REIL, GVGI and guidance signage. (1993)

City of Eastport, Maine: Design and construction inspection for 1,150' runway extension at Eastport Municipal Airport. Ancillary work included drainage modifications, lighting extension, taxiway pavement, hazard lighting, relocation of utilities and VASI. Project completed in 1991.

Wastewater Treatment and Collection

Town of Dover-Foxcroft, Maine
Design of collector, interceptors, and pump station and an 0.8 MGD aerated lagoon treatment facility with comminution, grit removal, three synthetically lined lagoons, chlorination, and dechlorination. Project complete.

Northport Village Corporation, Northport, Maine
Design of collection, interceptor, pump station, and 0.6 MGD primary treatment facility with effluent chlorination and dechlorination. Project complete.

Winterport Sewerage District, Winterport, Maine
Design of collector, interceptor sewers, pump station and 0.14 MGD treatment facility using RBC process for treatment of community sanitary wastes. Plant was designed as a primary/secondary facility with the exception that primary treatment only may be allowed, which was ultimately the case. Project complete.

Aroostook-Prestile Treatment District, Caribou, Maine
2 MGD secondary treatment facility using diffused air aerated lagoon process. A unique design-build project in conjunction with Brescia Construction, Inc., of Caribou, project included modifications to the exiting facility involving structural modifications and grit handling equipment retrofit, and outfall.


Hampden, Maine
Design of collector and interceptor sewers for a previously unsewered area. Design included 3 minor and one major pump stations and connection to an adjacent town's system that had a treatment facility. Project complete.

West Enfield
Design of collector and interceptor sewers for a previously unsewered area with attendant pumpstations and river crossing for connection to adjacent town's system that had a treatment facility. Project complete.

Potable Water Treatment and Distribution

Newport, ME Water District:
2800’ 12” Main Extension and ancillary work.

Lewiston Water system high/low pressure system separation, Lewiston, Maine
Development of calibrated system model to determine points of separation and attendant construction requirement for proper system operation. Design of two new pump stations and rechlorination facilities.

SW Harbor Water System, Southwest Harbor, Maine
Modification of existing pump station and intake to increase system capacity.
Study disinfection and filtration for compliance with Clean Water Act.
Design of filtration plant, remodel raw water pump station, high service pumps, corrosion control and disinfection.

Millinocket System Modeling, Millinocket, Maine
Calibrated system model in support of system evaluation for purchase by Town.

Freeport Water System Modeling, Freeport, Maine
Calibrated system model in support of system evaluation for purchase by Town.

Newport Booster Pump Station, Newport, Maine
System evaluation and design of underground booster station to provide fire flows to commercial facilities on a system extension.

East Millinocket Water System
Test pump and evaluate existing well field. Remodel existing well pumps and stations.
Design chemical addition/disinfection facility.

Caribou System model, Caribou, Maine
Calibrated system model in support of system evaluation for purchase by Town.

Sugarloaf Mountain water system, Carrabassett, Maine
Design of reservoir, piping, pumping and disinfection facilities.
Design of snow making water intake and pump station.

Consumer Water Company, Oakland, Maine
Design existing booster station modifications for modernization and chemical addition and new booster station to serve new development.

Consumer Water Company, Greenville, Maine
Design of new pumping facilities.

Structural Related

General
Not included in the listing below are approximately 20 buildings designed and constructed for use as water and wastewater treatment and pumping facilities, and industrial treatment plants, located throughout Maine. Frequently involving complex geotechnical design considerations where adverse soil conditions have prevailed, these projects range from simple concrete slab-on-grade construction to intricate, multi-level foundations incorporating substantial volumes of reinforced concrete tankage. Building superstructures have included wood frame, pre-engineered steel, masonry, reinforced concrete, and concrete masonry unit construction.
Also not included are a multitude of structural analysis for forensic purposes for insurance company’s, attorneys, banking institutions, and municipalities of both commercial and residential structures of every conceivable structural configuration and construction.

Fort James Corporation, Old Town, Maine
Design and plan and specification preparation for a 8,000 lb rated self supported lifting frame on the operating floor of the basment of the recovery building.(2000)

Fort James Corporation, Old Town, Maine
Design and plan and specification preparation for a 5,000 lb rated lifting frame attached to an existing building frame.(2000)

Wal-mart Salem, MA
Evaluate and rate floor loading of an existing 9,000sf mezzanine deck.(1999)

Fulgum Fiber, Woodland, Maine
Site permitting and design, pile and building layout, construction and structural peer review services, and foundation design for fast-track construction of whole log handling and chipping facility adjacent to and supplying Georgia Pacific paper mill.(1997-98)

James River Corporation, Old Town, Maine
Analysis and preliminary design for cost evaluation of repair/replacement of failed siding support/restraint system on three story 50,000sf process building.(July, 1997)

James River Corporation, Old Town, Maine
Analysis and fast-track design-build of existing steel and masonry building, circa 1900, failing roof support system. (November, 1996)

James River Corporation, Old Town, Maine
Analysis and rating of several crane rails in the digester area. (Spring, 1996)

James River Corporation, Old Town, Maine
Analysis and design of many work catwalk systems throughout the Old Town mill. (Summer, 1996)

James River Corporation, Old Town, Maine
Design of modification of an existing 2 story steel frame train shed into a 40,000 sf warehouse expansion with rail and truck access. (June, 1996)

James River Corporation, Old Town, Maine
Analysis and rating of shelving in storage area. (April, 1996)

James River Corporation, Old Town, Maine
Analysis and design of tissue roll lifting arms for converting machines. (Fall, 1995)


Surgarloaf Mountain Corporation
Design of concrete cast-in-place/precast potable water reservoir. (1994)

Old Town - Orono YMCA
Design of swimming pool and building foundation addition to existing building. (1994)

James River Corporation, Old Town, Maine
Building analysis and remodel design of simply supported tree story wood/masonry building, circa. 1900, for modification for forklift traffic. (1994)

Orono Mall, Orono, Maine
Structural analysis of 100,000sf of an existing single story, multi-level, steel and masonry building structure enclosing commercial space. (1993)

City of Old Town, Maine, Flat Iron Block
Structural analysis and evaluation report including floor load rating of all the structures on the Flat Iron block in Old Town. The buildings were 2 to 3 story wood framed built on field stone foundations with mostly common walls. (1994)

Penobscot Shoe Company, Old Town, Maine
30,000sf steel/masonry warehouse roof support structure analysis for roof replacement. (1992)

Webber Oil Company, Bangor, Maine
Site and building design of masonry and steel, 20,000sf warehouse facility. (1990)

Webber Oil Company, Bangor, Maine
Design review and modifications for 4,100 SF masonry car wash building. (1990)

James River Corporation, Old Town, Maine
Analysis and design for new roof on Recovery Boiler Building, 10 story, 60,000sf foot print, steel structure. (1988)

James River Corporation, Old Town, Maine
Analysis and design of modifications to the 10 story Recovery Boiler Building for the installation of flue gas duct work to a proposed electrostatic precipitator and new steel stack. (1988)

James River Corporation, Old Town, Maine
Design of pile, and pile caps for new liquor storage tanks and containment.

James River Corporation, Old Town, Maine
Seismic analysis for existing three story, 20,000sf, masonry structure, circa 1900.

Penobscot Indian Tribe, Indian Island, Maine
Design and construction review for structural, space, mechanical and electrical renovations to 24,000 SF community building required for new activity and upgrading to code conformance.

James River Corporation, Old Town, Maine
Structural analysis of existing masonry and steel, 5 story, 20,000sf foot print turbine building.


Penobscot Indian Tribe, Indian Island, Maine
Design and construction review for 15,000 SF tape cassette manufacturing facility expansion, including manufacturing and warehousing space, employee cafeteria, production offices, materials storage rooms, machine shop and connector to existing manufacturing facility.

Penobscot Indian Tribe, Indian Island, Maine
Preliminary study and report evaluating feasibility and cost for converting 34,000 SF ice hockey arena to multi-purpose use.

Penobscot Tribe, Indian Island, Maine
Construction consultant to Tribal Agency for overview of turnkey construction process and assistance in contract administration for pre-engineered steel, 13,300 SF manufacturing building to be occupied by audio tape cassette molding and assembly facility.

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