- National Library & Public Archives BuildingOttawa, Ontario
- Communications Research CentreOttawa, Ontario
Project Case Studies
The National Library & Public Archives of Canada is entrusted with many of the most important documents throughout the history of Canada. The main building where the public can obtain access to these records and documents are located is at 395 Wellington St. The building was officially opened in 1967. The auditorium within this building is frequently used for various events and presentations. Above the auditorium is a series of catwalks that provide access to lighting and electrical sources. Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd. was retained to provide a review of the catwalks to highlight any safety hazards that may exist. The existing catwalks were found to only have a guardrail on one side and the guardrail was found to not be sufficient to resist the guard loading of the current Building Code. Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd. designed a new steel guardrail to be installed on the side with no guardrail and designed reinforcement for the existing guardrail so that it could now resist the required loads.
The Communications Research Centre Canada is a campus focused on the research and development of wireless technologies. As a result, access to the roof levels on many of the campus structures is daily occurrence for the staff and scientists. Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd. has been involved in many projects throughout the campus including one of the most recent and currently ongoing assignments which includes the design of three new stand alone structural steel stair cases which will provide easy access to important research equipment on the penthouse roof levels.