Helen DeVos Children's Hospital

Descriptions

Power Systems Solutions

Power Systems Solutions provided the short circuit, coordination and arc flash study on this project.  It involved initial meeting with the electrical contractor, general contractor and owner to assist the contractor for proper field gathering of information.  Provided was the professionally created, stamped and sealed reports by Kevin J. Grimm PE.  The reports contained short circuit information, colored coordination curves, breaker capability analysis and arc flash report and also the three color arc flash labels.

 

Wolverine Building Group

The Children's Hospital is a state-of-the-art 14-story health care facility dedicated to pediatric care. It includes neo-natal and pediatric intensive care units, patient rooms, emergency room, radiology department, and surgery/procedure rooms. The building was designed to maximize efficiency and convenience for the users while minimizing the impact on the environment. Spectrum Health plans to seek LEED certification for the building.

The construction of the Children's Hospital involved an extensive use of Building Information Modeling or "BIM." An evolving technology, BIM combines the use of cutting-edge technology with the collaborative efforts of the owner and design and construction teams in developing a 3-D model of the building. BIM was used extensively in the Michigan Street pedestrian bridge, which will link the Children's Hospital to the main parking ramp across the street.     

 

Acoustics By Design

Acoustics By Design worked with the hospital to design sound isolation features to meet the acoustical requirements of the new FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities. The 13-story tower in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, features neo-natal pediatric intensive care units, patient rooms, emergency room, radiology department, and surgery/procedure rooms. One of the challenges was noise flanking around the patient room and neo-natal intensive care unit walls due to the curtain wall design. Vibration mitigation recommendations were made for electrical transformers above sleep study rooms, patient exam rooms, and hospital support rooms. Finally, we offered noise mitigation solutions for the cooling tower pump noise to ensure a quiet environment for the chapel and the family retreat areas. The building is seeking LEED Silver certification.

Architectural Glass & Metals, Inc.

The exterior building envelope of the Helen DeVos Children's Hospital includes approximately 100,000 sf of custom fabricated "High Performance" unitized aluminum curtainwall with integrated aluminum louvers and composite aluminum panels furnished and installed by Architectural Glass and Metals, Inc.

Feyen Zylstra, LLC

All kids, all the time. That’s both the beauty and the mission of the new Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. Feyen Zylstra helped equip this high-tech healthcare facility with phones, computers (LAN/Network), elevators, mechanical systems, closed circuit TVs (CCTVs), audio/video systems, nurse call systems, patient observation, patient monitoring, telemetry, security cameras, security access control systems, paging/speakers, wireless access points, and a public wireless network. Fiber optic cabling was installed to connect 32 unique communications closets within the hospital and with adjacent facilities. The number of systems that required installation, coupled with the normal challenges of working in a multi-story building, made the project a perfect fit for Feyen Zylstra’s “Power of Knowledge” approach.

Ritsema Associates

The Children's Hospital is a state-of-the-art 14-story health care facility dedicated to pediatric care. It includes neo-natal and pediatric intensive care units, patient rooms, emergency room, radiology department, and surgery/procedure rooms. The building was designed to maximize efficiency and convenience for the users while minimizing the impact on the environment. Spectrum Health plans to seek LEED certification for the building.

The construction of the Children's Hospital involved an extensive use of Building Information Modeling or "BIM." An evolving technology, BIM combines the use of cutting-edge technology with the collaborative efforts of the owner and design and construction teams in developing a 3-D model of the building. BIM was used extensively in the Michigan Street pedestrian bridge, which will link the Children's Hospital to the main parking ramp across the street.     

 

Size:
464,000 sq. ft.
Type:
Children's Hospitals
Budget:
$ 169 Million
Green:
LEED Registered
Location:
100 Michigan St. NE Grand Rapids MI 49503
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