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  • Avaya Office BuildingOttawa, Ontario
  • Victoria Woolen MillAlmonte, Ontario
  • Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Parking Garage - Phase IIOttawa, Ontario
  • Flight Aviation Technology Centre ExpansionOttawa, Ontario
  • Bank of Canada, Ottawa Support Centre Upgrade ProjectOttawa, Ontario

Project Case Studies

  • Avaya Office Building

    Ottawa, Ontario

    An existing warehouse building was converted into 121,000 ft2 of open office and light manufacturing space by the addition of a second storey within the existing building envelope. Modifications to the existing structure to enhance the building included the installation of two additional elevators, a 30’ wide x 25’ high “window wall” and 23 large windows in tilt-up precast exterior wall panels, and an 85’x15’ skylight. The additional floor was designed independently of the exterior shell of the building to satisfy stringent seismic design requirements.

  • Victoria Woolen Mill

    Almonte, Ontario

    The Victoria Woolen Mill, a six-storey heritage stone masonry and timber building, was constructed in 1863 and operated as a carding mill for over a hundred years. Subsequently converted to retail and commercial use. A more recent conversion to condominium use on the upper floors required rehabilitation and modernization to satisfy code occupancy requirements including the addition of an elevator to serve all levels. Our responsibilities included review of existing documents, previous studies, condition assessment, floor and lateral load assessment. Assessment of exterior loadbearing rubble masonry walls, development of repair program and cost estimates. The major challenge was to maintain and provide remarkable heritage spaces while meeting modern day code requirements and comfort levels. Previous renovations had produced some localized envelope issue, moisture entrapment and resultant rotting of wood elements requiring detailed investigations and development of remediation details.

  • Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport Parking Garage – Phase II

    Ottawa, Ontario

    The project involved the construction of a 4 level, 900 car, open air parking structure as an addition to the original 1700 car Phase I garage. The building is founded on reinforced concrete spread footings bearing on native sandy soil. The superstructure consists of post-tensioned 18 meter clear span concrete framing. The garage entry point was relocated into the Phase II addition with the elimination of separate short and long term parking areas. The addition maintains the architectural appearance of the original garage with reutilization of precast and glazing elements.

  • Flight Aviation Technology Centre Expansion

    Ottawa, Ontario

    Flight Aviation Technology Centre Expansion located at MacDonald Cartier International Airport in Ottawa, Ontario. This horizontal expansion of a structural steel building was to house additional training equipment and flight simulators. Due to the large range of motion of the simulators, long span trusses were required to give large clear space to not obstruct the full motion envelope of the moving simulator.

  • Bank of Canada, Ottawa Support Centre Upgrade Project

    Ottawa, Ontario

    Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd. was the structural team responsible for the structural modifications and additions required as part of the Bank of Canada Ottawa Support Centre Upgrade Project. The primary goal was to provide modernized, secure, redundant facilities to allow uninterrupted operations of the Bank’s data services and expedite business recovery in the event of a breakdown or disruption at the main facility downtown. Part of the upgrade involved the exterior site security elements (bollards, fences and walls). Dynamic modelling software was used to assess impact forces on security structures. The custom bollards were designed to address concerns regarding frost protection, long term durability and resistance to salt corrosion and to provide a costing alternative to proprietary products.