Solution-Based Engineering

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:


    Education, Health Care, Government, University, High Security Facilities, Colleges

    Office, Retail, Hotel, Mixed-Use

    High-Rise Residential, Low to Medium Rise Residential, Podium Decks, Custom Homes, Affordable Housing, Passive House

    Community Centres, Arenas, Museums, City Service Buildings, Police, Fire, Churches

    Storage, Cranes, Processing Plants, Shipping, Storage Buildings, Processing Plates, Fabrication Plants, Distribution Centres, Maintenance Facilities

    Open Air Garages, Podium Decks, Below Grade Garages

    Repairs to Cladding, Envelopes, Roofing, Heritage Restoration

    Custom Structures, Product Development, Temporary Works, Ceiling Restraints, Shoring, Exterior Wall Studs, Cladding Designs

    Senior Living, Assisted Living, Palliative Care

Our Process

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.

Geographic Reach

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 ArchitectsQueen’s Park PicksCarrefour Santé d’Orléans (HDR – Design)

European Healthcare Design, Design for Adaptation and Transformation, Highly CommendedCarrefour 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 AwardSt. 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 AwardWinner – Kingston Frontenac Public Library (HDR – Design)


CAGBC – Green Building ExcellanceSalus 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