Special Projects - Modifications to Existing Buildings

Services provided under this area of expertise include:
  • Wall openings and lintel design
  • Floor openings and reinforcing
  • Façade modifications
  • Roof top equipment support and openings
  • Core hole review
  • Wall removal assessment and reinforcing
  • Foundation lowering and stabilization
  • Mechanical equipment supports and reinforcing
  • Demolition procedures

Project Case Studies

  • Carleton University, Canal Building Solar Panel Installation

    Ottawa, Ontario

    The Carleton University Canal Building became the home for programs in biomedical, sustainable energy, environmental and aerospace engineering when it opened in 2011. The 100,000 square foot building was constructed with sustainability as one of the main focuses. The building contains many features that promote sustainability, including a green roof which supports different types of plant growth. To help students learn about sustainability, three types of solar panels (photovoltaic, heat pipe collector and solar boiler) were installed on the roof of the Canal Building in 2014. Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd was retained to determine if the existing structure could support the additional loads of the solar panels, to design ballast support frames that the panel support frames could be attached to and to analyze the aluminum panel support frames for the loads imposed by the panels.

  • Sir John Carling Building Demolition

    Ottawa, Ontario

    Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd was retained by Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) to provide structural assistance in the review of the proposed demolition of the Sir John Carling Building and the possible impact to adjacent structures. Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd provided structural details for the required modifications to the adjacent remaining portion of the building following the main building demolition.

  • Les Trois Brasseurs

    Ottawa, Ontario

    The 3 Brewers opened their first Ottawa restaurant in 2012 within the CD Howe Building located at 240 Sparks Street. As part of this extensive two floor restaurant fit-up project, Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd was responsible for performing floor load capacity reviews to certify the installation of the new brewery equipment, approve multiple through slab core hole locations for new services, and design carbon fibre reinforcement to accommodate large ventilation openings.

  • 411 Roosevelt

    Ottawa, Ontario

    A four storey commercial office and retail building, located in the heart of Westboro, required a new façade in order to increase the buildings aesthetics and functionality. The existing building brick and windows were removed in its entirety and replaced. Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd played an integral role on the design team by designing a continuous and adjustable moment frame steel lintel capable of supporting the gravity load of the new brick façade as well as the lateral loads of the new windows.