Helen Devos Children's Hospital

Michigan, Grand Rapids

Reduced Carbon Footprint by 63 tons and increased Speed of Construction by 10 days.

194%Shear Strength
18%Modulus of Rupture
10 daysSpeed of Construction
63 tonsCarbon Footprint



Kent Companies

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

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 6×6 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.