Helipads are firmly entrenched in the luxury sector as we are in awe when we see them on yachts, top of hotels and even in home’s, but more often helipads are used to transport patients and organs quickly from hospital to hospital.
Kirberg Company sent over these photos of a roof they just finished for a helipad project for the University of Kansas Hospital. This helipad addition is above the sixth floor of their building. The helipad addition will provide a clearly marked, hard surface for hospital helicopters to land on, making it easier to get patients into the emergency room. Kirberg constructed the roof under the helipad, using Carlisle Fleece Back EPDM, installed with Fast 100 Adhesive.
The University of Kansas Hospital, located at 3901 Rainbow Blvd in Kansas City, Kansas, is the area’s only nationally verified Level 1 Trauma Center and Burn Center. The hospital already had two helipads, prior to their latest project. A third helipad was required to handle a higher weight capacity, up to 30,000 lbs, allowing for military helicopters and even the President of the United States.
The roof area is 10,200 square feet, and it took Kirberg approximately two weeks to complete the roofing portion, two weeks ahead of schedule.
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Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.