Team

Jordan Cuff, M. Eng., P.Eng.

Partner - Project Engineer, Structural Designer

Jordan is a senior structural engineer responsible for the design of new construction projects as well as building additions and renovations. His responsibilities include the layout of structures and coordination with other consultants, structural analysis and design, guiding draftsmen in the preparation of drawings, overseeing and providing guidance to junior engineers and providing engineering assistance to site staff. Jordan also provides review of existing structures for additions and renovations to determine suitable approaches and guidance to clients on limitations of the building vs upgrade requirements.

Jordan has been with Cunliffe & Associates since 2012. While working full time as junior structural designer he continued his graduate studies and in 2015 received his Master of Engineering degree from Carleton University. Although his time at Cunliffe has primarily been spent as a structural designer, he also has substantial field experience. The practical experience gained in the field has provided him with insight into how to efficiently approach structural design.

Jordan has become the technical expert in Cunliffe & Associates. He is often consulted by our team on complex analysis and modeling of buildings with ETABS finite element software, Sesimic, Post-disaster Importance and Blast resistant design problems.

Paul Dolan

Associate - Senior CAD Manager

Paul is an Autocad and Revit specialist responsible for managing and producing C&A’s 3D working drawings for structural steel, reinforced concrete, masonry and wood.  He also oversees C&A’s drafting team and provides guidance and support to ensure the highest quality drawings are being produced. Paul’s knowledge of construction techniques gives him the ability to foresee any challenges which may arise during the construction phasing of the project. This knowledge is beneficial during the design phase and allows for solutions to be implemented before they are encountered on site.

Paul has been with Cunliffe & Associates since his graduation in 1996. Paul prides himself in producing accurate, detailed structural drawings and is involved in making construction phase changes as they occur. This facilitates facilitating the production of as-built drawings as well as minimizing costly construction delays.

Paul’s technical adeptness has placed him in a pivotal role at C&A with 3D modelling in Revit. Revit allows full appreciation of structural configuration and complex member interconnectivity. Its clear 3D view aids our structural analysis and design, permits better understanding by the outside design team and clearly indicates the tendering and construction phases of projects.

Ronald Waghorn

Associate - Senior Technologist, Project Manager

Ron is responsible for the preparation of structural working drawings in structural steel, reinforced concrete, masonry and wood. He also leads the coordination and organization of the C&A drafting department. His other responsibilities at C&A have included architectural coordination, providing support for the design engineers, supervising junior draftsmen, shop drawing review, site review and construction coordination

Ron has been with Cunliffe & Associates since inception in 1989. He received a diploma in Architectural Technology from Algonquin College in 1984. Ron ensures structural drawings produced under his supervision are accurate, well detailed and highly regarded by the industry.

David A. Harding, B.Eng., P. Eng.

Partner - Construction Phase Services

David Harding oversees the construction phase services for C&A projects that include quality control of structural elements, co-ordination with the design team to develop value engineering, meeting with and advising clients on practical site solutions, engineering design and analysis, supervising junior site reviewers, and coordination with contractors and other construction personnel to ensure construction standards are met.  David’s expertise includes conducting site investigation into matters involving existing structures and the preparation of building condition assessment reports. He has completed numerous large-scale structural condition reports to date.

David has been the site presence for Cunliffe & Associates since his 1999 graduation with honours from Algonquin College in Civil Engineering Technology.  He continued his education while working full time, and in 2007 he completed his Bachelor of Engineering at Carleton University and has become licensed as a Professional Engineer in Ontario.  While he continues to provide the vital construction phase services for many of the company’s projects, over time he has continued to add to his responsibilities and in 2014 he became a partner.

Richard Cunliffe, M.Eng, P.Eng.

Principal – Structural Engineer

Rick has been involved in consulting engineering work since the inception of Cunliffe & Associates. Rick has been providing structural engineering services to clients in Ottawa and beyond for more than three decades and he currently leads the C&A team of dedicated team of structural engineers, designers and technologists.

Rick brings a range of skills to his clients, as a trusted and experienced engineer who understands the needs of builders and architects, and above all, the owners and end users of his projects. He and his team bring a client centered philosophy to their work, with a commitment to collaboration, service and excellence. This approach has earned Cunliffe & Associates a diverse and growing client base that includes municipal, provincial, and federal governments, private developers, school boards, large-scale builders and small business owners.

Rick graduated from the engineering program at Carleton University with high distinction in 1985 and followed up with a Master of Engineering degree in 1988. Rick began his career in a consulting engineering office in 1987 and began the integration of real construction and engineering experience with the theory of academia. These tools have provided a greater design freedom to explore innovative solutions to structural engineering challenges.

Rick was a Sessional Lecturer at Carleton University involved with Architecture courses in structural analysis and design between 1989 and 1997. Rick is interested in Heritage Conservation and has worked with the Heritage Conservation (Program) Directorate for Parks Canada.

Bradley Armstrong, B.Eng., P.Eng.

Partner - Project Engineer

Brad Armstrong manages the design of a structure from concept to construction, while ensuring that the design is efficient and meets client needs. His responsibilities include developing concepts, analyzing and designing structures, coordinating and meeting with the consultant team and client, guiding draftsmen in the preparation of drawings, preparing reports and specifications, preparing proposals, overseeing the work of junior engineers, and providing engineering support for the site review staff.

Brad has been with Cunliffe & Associates since his graduation with high distinction from Carleton University in 2002. During his time at Cunliffe & Associates he has worked primarily as a structural designer and project engineer. In 2014 Brad he expanded his role and stepped into a leadership position at C&A by becoming a partner.

With over a decade of engineering experience, Brad has worked on a variety of projects, which include both new construction and additions to existing buildings, ranging from high rise concrete condominiums to schools and commercial buildings of steel and masonry. He specializes in the design of concrete structures and has been the primary senior or project engineer on numerous projects including mid to high rise condominiums, retirement residences, long term care centres, and office buildings.