Designing a Hospital or Commercial Helipad

The usage of helicopters in the commercial and hospital markets has exploded over the past 10 years. With this increase in activity the need for safe and reliable landing locations has become a top priority. During this time, the FAA, NFPA, ICAO and helicopter operators worldwide have developed an extensive set of design criteria that deals with every type of helipad from the traditional ground concrete pad to the specialty rooftop aluminum design.

Over the past 20 years, FEC Heliports has grown along with this industry and has taken a leading role in helping to write and develop the FAA Advisory Circular on Helipad Design along with other international standards. Take advantage of our experience and FEC can do as much or as little of the helipad design that best fits your project. We will deal with locating the pad to meet the clearance criteria, design the safest ingress and egress flight paths, file the proper paperwork, design the support structure and make sure all the required safety items are included with your helipad design. This will allow you the additional time to focus on design aspects of your project that you know best!

Below is a partial list of the things FEC Heliports can offer along with some other items we hope will help you get started

Site Survey & Recommendations Report
FEC will find the best location for your pad and provide budget pricing to build.
Complete Engineering Package
FEC will provide a drawing package for your project that anyone can use to bid.
Consulting Services
As needed for whatever your project requires
Budget Pricing
Available at any time for any type project

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Rooftop Design

Rooftop Design

FEC Heliports has designed the perfect system to support any rooftop application. Our HELISLAT is an aluminum extrusion made of 6000 Series aluminum with an internal cavity available for snowmelting. This design offers the strength of concrete with the bonus of low maintenance, high durability, and is lightweight enough to work on every application. Our consultants will visit your facility to help you determine the best location for your rooftop pad per the FAA Guidelines. Our in-house staff of engineers will help you coordinate the design and our experienced installation crew will make the installation easy! We have designed, fabricated and installed more rooftop heliports than anyone else in the world and we would consider it a privilege to help provide your facility with the safest, most cost-effective option on the market today.

Parking Design

Parking Design

Do you have limited space on your campus for a helipad? Is parking at a premium? The gallery provides some of the many solutions that FEC Heliports has designed, manufactured and installed for our customers over the years. From elevated structures on parking decks to canopy-style structures that you can drive under, our aluminum helipad systems have endless possibilities. Call us for more information to learn how FEC can help you build the best helipad for your facility.

Ground Design

Ground Design

FEC Heliports has designed a great alternative to the typical concrete helipad. Our HELOMAT is specifically designed for ground or retrofit applications. The 1" x 1' wide aluminum panels fit together in a tongue & groove fashion that makes installation a breeze. Not only will this pad never deteriorate the way a concrete pad will, but it can be moved as your facility expands. It has an internal cavity specifically designed for our state-of-the-art snowmelt equipment. If your current concrete pad is deteriorating, our HELOMAT can be put right over the top of your existing pad, providing you with a new low maintenance surface. Preparation for a new ground helipad with our HELOMAT is as simple as the compacted aggregate base that you would use for a concrete pad. Let our consultants visit your facility to make sure your location will meet the clearances recommended in the current FAA Guidelines.

Tabletop Design

Tabletop Design

Do you have limited space on your campus for a helipad? Is parking at a premium? The gallery provides some of the many solutions that FEC Heliports has designed, manufactured and installed for our customers over the years. From elevated structures on parking decks to canopy-style structures that you can drive under, our aluminum helipad systems have endless possibilities. Call us for more information to learn how FEC can help you build the best helipad for your facility.

Special Design

Special Design

As strong as concrete, but lightweight enough to allow options our customers may have never thought possible; aluminum heliports are changing the way heliports are perceived. The experience of our designers and engineers continue to broaden the choices for our customers. Our consultants will team up with your facility to explore new options, and our engineers will coordinate with your team to design the safest, most cost effective helipad on the market today. Give us a chance to visit your facility and offer a few ideas that you may not have considered... you never know what we'll come up with next!