By raising the helipad to the roof of the Main Hospital, a potential conflict
of the East Chiller Plant and a proposed Emergency Department Expansion was avoided.
The new Helipad functions as the main landing pad for Helicopters
arriving at the Hospital.
Also included in the project was the extension of two hospital service elevators in the East
Elevator Bank, walkways and safety nets to the pad location from the extended east
elevator bank, as well as column upgrades to support the helipad loads.
The Helipad is a 46 foot square aluminum pad above the existing roof. The helipad system
is designed with provisions for snow melt systems, all required FAA lighting
and wind indicators, and any required filtration to protect the penthouse air intakes
for the hospital HVAC systems.
The project was completed in July 2012.