At first glance, a rooftop helicopter landing pad seems about as low-tech as aviation infrastructure can get: just an open, uncluttered space.
But this critical piece of equipment actually has exacting design requirements. Poor helipad design can cause unnecessary wear and tear on cladding and other building features. More seriously, it can negatively affect building occupants and even compromise the safety of the aircraft itself.
In this RWDI Insights review, Aimée Smith, Andrew Bell and Daniel Hackett, describe how to maximize helipad safety and performance -- covering considerations from noise and vibration to air quality and wind effects.