Building Science - Building Condition Assessments and Reports

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Project Case Studies

  • 340 Laurier Avenue West

    Ottawa, Ontario

    Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd was retained by Morguard Investments Limited to carry out a detailed Building Condition Assessment of their property located at 340 Laurier Avenue West. The office tower, constructed circa 1965, has 13 floors of office space over a two level underground garage.

    The purpose of the assessment was to review all the major building elements including:

    • Site work
    • Structure
    • Building envelope
    • Mechanical
    • Electrical
    • Elevators
    • Identify the capital cost requirements to maintain the commercial building over 10 years

    A detailed analysis was also completed to identify compliance with the Public Works and Government Services Canada Office space lease standards.

  • The Duke of Devonshire Retirement Residence

    Ottawa, Ontario

    Located at 1095 Carling Avenue in Ottawa, the original building was constructed circa 1984 with 5 levels above grade accommodating medical offices and 5 levels of below grade parking. The building was fully gutted and renovated in 2008 to the current luxury retirement residence occupancy. The approximate gross floor area of the underground garage is 106,600 ft2 and the above grade retirement residence is 73,000 ft2.

    Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd was retained to perform a Building Condition Assessment of the facility. The purpose of the audit was to identify the present condition of the facility and capital cost requirements over 12 years. Items that were reviewed included:

    • Site work
    • Structure
    • Building envelope
    • Mechanical
    • Electrical