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RE: Heliport on existing building

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Robert,

Call a specialist / manufacturer.  Write on the specification "or approved
equal", and tack on a big fee percentage.  Let the manufacturer do all the
hard work, and let him take all of the liability.  Check out
http://www.heliport.com/, http://www.heliplanners.com/,
http://www.vertiport.org/heliport.htm, etc.

Regards,
Harold Sprague

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Robert Rollo [SMTP:rrollo(--nospam--at)TEAM-PSC.com]
> Sent:	Tuesday, December 28, 1999 4:26 PM
> To:	'seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org'
> Subject:	Heliport on existing building
> 
> Anyone out there have previous experience with this one ? 
> To be completely honest, I want any excuses I can find not to do it. 
> 
> Are there any NFPA provisions or UBC that i can "hang my hat on" short of
> having to do complete analysis to come up with the answer (gut level is
> "no" based upon previous evaluations of the building) and prove it to my
> owner ?
> 
> Any other morsels of wisdom would be appreciated as well. 
> 
> Can you sense that I just don't want to pour through the circa 1970 calcs
> (not done by me) of a 10 storey hospital to figure if it's ok?
> 
> I'm looking for the proverbial "way not to have to solve the problem", or
> am I grasping at straws ? 
> robert rollo 
> Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc. 
> Lubbock, Texas 
> rrollo(--nospam--at)team-psc.com 
> rdrollo(--nospam--at)aol.com 
> (806) 761-7539vox 
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