Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd was originally retained to carry out a detailed investigation of the foundations below the War Memorial. The investigations found that the podium around the Memorial consisted of approximately 25,000 ft2 of suspended structural slab over a crawl space. The structure was found to be in very poor condition. Recommendations were made to install temporary shoring and limit heavy loads until the slab could be permanently replaced. Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd was retained on a quarterly basis to review the slab for safe ongoing use by the large crowds expected every year and to provide details for required temporary shoring.