Helen Devos Hospital
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Reduced Carbon Footprint by 63 tons and increased Speed of Construction by 10 days.
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is a pediatric hospital located in Grand Rapids, Michigan and a division of Spectrum Health. It is named for Helen DeVos, the wife of Amway founder Richard DeVos, a major donor.
This hospital offers over 40 pediatric specialty services to children in need. It was founded in 1970 and updated in 2011 with a state-of-the-art 14 story building. Part of this process included Helix® Micro Rebar™ reinforcement. Helix® steel reinforcement was able to replace the original design of 1 layer of 6x6 W2.5/ W2.5 mesh in a 4.5” thick section with a Helix® dosage of 8 lb/yd3 in the same 4.5” thick section.
Contractor: Kent Companies
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Application: Slab on Metal Deck
Original Design: 4.5” thick section with
1 layer of 6X6, W2.5/W2.5 mesh
Helix Dosage: 4.5” thick section with 8 lb/yd3
ADDED HELIX STEEL VALUE
Increase in Shear Strength: 194%
Increase in Modulus of Rupture: 18%
Increase in Durability: 22%
Increased Speed of Construction: 10 Days
Reduction in Carbon Footprint: 63 Tons