Thomas Jefferson University Hospital – Helipad Replacement
Thomas Jefferson University, located in the heart of downtown Philadelphia, is one of the nation’s top rated, and busiest, trauma centers. The project team assembled by Cyma was able to complete the project within the scheduled time frame, allowing heliport services to resume at Thomas Jefferson University with no additional impact to service.
The existing landing pad constructed of wood trusses and plywood-landing surface was no longer in conformance with FAA and PENNDOT regulations. Cyma first removed the existing structure, as well as deteriorating concrete planking that overhung the sidewalk in front of the hospital. Additional demolition consisted of the removal of a set of existing stairs, patient ramp and removal of all obstructions protruding above the new landing pad elevation.
Cyma constructed a new steel support structure, extruded aluminum landing surface, patient ramp, and safety netting system to bring the Heliport into conformance with the latest regulations. Additional features include an automatic snow melting system and foam fire suppression system.