We bring experience to the table, every time.
We are especially proud of the extensive experience we have on a wide variety of projects. With this background, we can create innovative and cost-effective structural solutions on projects that range from the very simple to the extremely complex.
Every project is assigned to a Partner or Senior Team Lead with decades of construction experience brought to every mandate. CJE’s knowledge base is invaluable in developing structural options for materials, design approaches, and construction techniques that suit the requirements associated with any type of construction.
Our experience extends beyond just structures.
The team understands the various phases of construction, schedules, costs, and building lifecycles. They know that the structural system represents a critical aspect of the design as it relates to spans, clearances, functionality, future flexibility, vibration controls, sound attenuation, floor levelness, and equipment support, but also the need for it to integrate flawlessly into the architectural program, and the mechanical/electrical systems to achieve a successful project overall.
Past projects have included:
INSTITUTIONALEducation, Health Care, Government, University, High Security Facilities, Colleges
COMMERCIALOffice, Retail, Hotel, Mixed-Use
RESIDENTIALHigh-Rise Residential, Low to Medium Rise Residential, Podium Decks, Custom Homes, Affordable Housing, Passive House
CULTURAL & CIVICCommunity Centres, Arenas, Museums, City Service Buildings, Police, Fire, Churches
INDUSTRIAL & MANUFACTURINGStorage, Cranes, Processing Plants, Shipping, Storage Buildings, Processing Plates, Fabrication Plants, Distribution Centres, Maintenance Facilities
PARKING STRUCTURESOpen Air Garages, Podium Decks, Below Grade Garages
BUILDING REVITALIZATIONRepairs to Cladding, Envelopes, Roofing, Heritage Restoration
SPECIAL STRUCTURESCustom Structures, Product Development, Temporary Works, Ceiling Restraints, Shoring, Exterior Wall Studs, Cladding Designs
LONG-TERM CARE & RETIREMENT RESIDENCESSenior Living, Assisted Living, Palliative Care
To achieve the excellence we strive for, the guidance, input, and opinion of the entire project team (which also includes the end users, owners, project managers, and consultants) is essential in developing the appropriate structural systems for a particular mandate.
Where form meets function.
Our TEAM design philosophy allows the FORM of the structural solutions to meet the FUNCTIONAL needs of the building systems while producing a construction project that is successful in all aspects. We firmly believe that this approach is the only way to achieve structural solutions that provide safe, cost-effective, and durable buildings that serve the needs of the users while maintaining the architectural vision.
Design engineers, building specialists, project leads, and the construction services staff are called upon regularly to provide input into material and construction procedure specifications. Their expertise is highly beneficial in developing efficient and durable structures.
CJE focuses on efficiently evaluating multiple structural solutions for our project partners.
Be it a brand-new build, major renovation or addition, a rehabilitation or building condition assessment, project scopes are all evaluated for client needs, budget, and schedule. These factors are critical in ensuring that our teams align their investigation and solution methodologies with the values of our project partners.
The suitability of multiple methodologies is considered at the beginning of each project, and emerging/new methodologies and technologies are reviewed as possible ways of increasing the efficiency of the investigation, design, and construction processes. These are continually evaluated throughout a project and adjusted as required to ensure alignment with evolving project goals.
BUILDING INFORMATION MODELLING (BIM)
To stay current and meet the needs of an ever-changing construction industry, the firm has fully integrated BIM project methodologies into their project delivery processes. This integration has further enhanced the firm’s ability to provide our TEAM approach on our projects. As part of this process, the firm uses REVIT to not just “generate drawings”, but as a parametric modelling tool. This process has improved CJE’s ability to work with other project team members by allowing for easier discipline coordination, a better understanding of design intent and challenges (through interference verification and 3-D visualization), and when used by the constructor, a project model that can be updated in real time to reflect site conditions.
CONSTRUCTION SERVICES & PROJECT RESPONSE TIME
As the design is only as good as its implementation, a high level of field representation during the construction stages is a core value of the firm. CJE never compromises on this component of our services.
The firm’s focus during construction activities is on being proactive, not reactive. Working with contractors and consultants cooperatively to ensure schedules and budgets are met is part of our core values during this stage. The entire CJE team will always provide immediate responses when called upon. Our commitment to this critical stage is unparalleled.
Any kind of building, anywhere in the world – we have, and we will rise to any challenge we’re presented with. Existing or new, each project requires a different, solutions-based approach to meet the clients’ goals and needs. We are adaptable and can work within any project approach or methodology.
We can handle all project delivery methods by integrating our different approaches to design-build, construction management, BIM, and IPD.
Ontario Association of Architects – Queen’s Park Picks – Carrefour Santé d’Orléans (HDR – Design)
European Healthcare Design, Design for Adaptation and Transformation, Highly Commended – Carrefour Santé d’Orléans (HDR – Design)
Better Business Bureau – Ottawa’s Coolest Offices 2021 – Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd. Head Office
Ontario Concrete Awards – Mid to High Rise Residential, Cast-in-Place Concrete Award – St. Charles Market (with Tomlinson Ready Mix)
Ottawa Board of Trade – Best Offices 2020 – Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd. Head Office; Federal Government Workspace (HOK Design)
City of Ottawa – Ottawa Urban Design Award of Merit – Tomlinson Headquarters – The CORE (Christopher Simmonds Architect – Design); STEM Building (Perkins & Will – Design)
GOHBA – Best Custom Home – The Galleria Residence (Ha2 Architecture – Design)
George Muirhead Heritage Award – Winner – Kingston Frontenac Public Library (HDR – Design)
CAGBC – Green Building Excellance – Salus Clementine Affordable Housing (CSV Architects – Design)
Ontario Concrete Awards – Sustainable Concrete Construction Award – Tomlinson Headquarters – The CORE (with Tomlinson Ready Mix))
CHRA Sustainability – Inspiring Home Award
Ottawa Architectural Conservation Award Certificate of Merit – Mountain Equipment Co-op