Helen Devos Children’s Hospital
100 Michigan St. NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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 construction of the Children’s Hospital involved an extensive use of Building Information Modeling or “BIM.” 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 links the Children’s Hospital to the main parking ramp across the street.
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital received LEED Gold certification. It garnered a great deal of recognition and many awards, including the “Best of the Best” Award from Engineering News-Record.