Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

Grand Rapids, Michigan. USA


Year Completed

Project Summary


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.




Grand Rapids, MI

Original Design

4.5” thick section with 1 layer of 6X6, W2.5/W2.5 mesh


Kent Companies


Slab On Metal Deck

Helix ® Dosage

4.5” thick section with 8 lb/yd3

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10 Days

63 Tons

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