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Building Science - Building Envelope Investigations & Restoration

  • Canadian Museum of Civilization foundation waterproofingOttawa, Ontario
  • St. Theresa Roman Catholic ChurchOttawa, Ontario
  • 40 Landry StreetOttawa, Ontario

Project Case Studies

  • Canadian Museum of History Waterproofing and expansion joint repairs

    Ottawa, Ontario

    Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd. has carried out several projects at the Canadian Museum of Civilization to repair or replace the waterproofing and expansion joints in the planters, below the ceremonial drive, below the main Plaza and also along the underground garage wall along Laurier Ave. Our services included investigation, preparation of repair details, preparation of contract documents, assistance with tendering and contract administration.

  • St. Theresa Roman Catholic Church

    Ottawa, Ontario

    Building Description: St. Theresa’s Roman Catholic Church was constructed circa 1930’s. The roofing was upgraded from asphalt shingles, to new heritage style sheet metal.

    Investigation Services: A full roof evaluation, including an assessment of the existing structural system for modern building code. The evaluation included a feasibility study to add insulation to the church roof, including analysis of costs and impacts to the building envelope system.

    Project Management Services: Development and administration of tender documents and ongoing site review during roof replacement program. The scope of work included removing the existing roofing, repairing any deteriorated roof sheathing, and installing modern sheet metal roof system. Roofing system, detailing, and aesthetics remained sympathetic to the heritage nature of the building.

  • 40 Landry sealant replacement

    Ottawa, Ontario

    40 Landry Street is a 16 storey condominium building built circa 1984. The cladding consists of cast in place concrete wall panels. Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd. investigated concrete deterioration and water infiltration problems and developed repair details which included recoating the foundation surface with a new flexible polyurethane coating and installation of/replacement of the sealants at all joints.