Roofing for life

Douglass Colony Group helps build Children's Hospital Colorado's East Tower

Children's Hospital Colorado seeks to improve the health of children through high-quality, coordinated programs of patient care, education, research and advocacy. Its location on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colo., is a blend of art, design and state-of-the-art technology. Every detail—from layout to patient flow, design to decor, landscaping to color schemes—was built to help children heal faster. The hospital provides pediatric healthcare for illnesses, conditions and disorders. It is the only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in Colorado and treats more children than any other hospital in a seven-state region.

In 2010, construction of a new $230 million, 355,000-square-foot East Tower began at the hospital. The LEED®-registered, 10-story facility connects to the existing hospital and initially adds 94 beds, with later expansion available to reach a 500-bed capacity. The East Tower is the hospital's home for pediatric cancer care, heart and rehabilitation medicine. The tower also includes the U.S.' first center dedicated to expectant mothers with babies displaying life-threatening anomalies in the womb.

Chosen for its experience with installing several roof system types, Douglass Colony Group Inc., Commerce City, Colo., was selected to install the East Tower's various roof systems— ballasted EPDM, metal and PVC—on the facility's many levels.

The roof systems