Firm Profile

Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd (CJE) is a bilingual (French & English) Structural Consulting and Engineering firm specializing in the investigation, analysis, design, and review of both new and existing buildings.

Founded in 1993 by Michael Cleland, P. Eng., and Robert Jardine, P. Eng., the company has grown into one of the largest structural engineering firms in Ontario. With a staff of over 40 professionals, CJE remains committed to a core philosophy of team design.

Based in Ottawa, Ontario the firm is licensed to practice engineering in the provinces of Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland/Labrador, the Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. CJE’s partnership group – André Marcoux, P. Eng., ing., Brian Johnson, P. Eng., BDS, Robert Nevin, P. Eng., and Matthew Jaynes, CET, – together with Mr. Cleland and Mr. Jardine, offer over 150 years of combined engineering, analysis, design, investigation, and construction experience.

The firm has successfully completed thousands of projects on a wide range of private and publically owned facilities with construction values ranging up to $160 million dollars. To complete these projects, the firm makes use of the latest in Structural Engineering analysis/design software and CAD programs, as well as, emerging building investigation technologies. The firm also houses a BIM modeling group which operates using Autodesk’s REVIT.

For more than 25 years, Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd has dedicated itself to a standard of Engineering Excellence and a commitment to building long lasting relationships with both our staff and our clients.


New Construction
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Our New Construction team is involved in all aspects of a project – from initial concept design to detailed design, through to construction completion. The services provided by this department include:
  • Schematic design
  • Pre-design investigation
  • Design development
  • Implementation strategies and schedule
  • Sustainable development strategies (LEED)
  • Cost estimating
  • Risk management
  • Detailed structural design, analysis, and 3-D modelling of buildings
  • Construction documents including drawings and specifications
  • Tender call, bid evaluation, and construction contract award
  • Construction contract administration
  • Shop drawing review
  • On-site construction field review
  • Post-construction warranty review
  • As-built and record drawings and specifications
  • Seismic analysis, design, assessment, and retrofit options
  • BIM modelling (REVIT) and AutoCAD drawing preparation
  • Existing building investigation, analysis, and option studies
  • Feasibility studies
  • Prime consultant and structural consultant services
  • Project management
Building Science
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Our Building Science department provides engineering services related to the investigation and restoration of existing buildings and structures. The types of projects addressed by the Building Science team include:
  • Concrete restoration
  • Masonry restoration
  • Site work restoration
  • Building envelope restoration
  • Building condition audits
  • Post disaster investigation
  • Project management
  • Dams and bridges

Some of the services provided to these projects include:

  • Site investigation
  • Technical reports
  • Design development
  • Contract document development
  • Tendering
  • Contract administration
  • Field review
  • Project management
Special Projects
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Our Special Projects division provides the following structural engineering services on a wide variety of smaller quick turnaround projects:
  • Building structure modifications
  • Building components & stand-alone structures
  • Specialty structures
  • Loading capacity assessments
  • Shoring systems
  • Seismic reinforcing
  • Sustainable energy systems
  • Light weight steel framing
  • Standing offers