Helipad Noise Study

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Institutional Development
At a Glance Client
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Project Size
345,000 square-feet


Epsilon helped secure the needed permits and approvals for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s new inpatient building.


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) is currently constructing its new Inpatient Building. The new building will help the hospital fulfill its mission to provide highest quality affordable patient care. It is being built on BIDMC's West Campus and will provide a modern, state-of-the-art facility that enables BIDMC to adapt and meet the needs of its patients.


Working with the hospital and its team, Epsilon was responsible for the preparation of the amendment to the hospital's Institutional Master Plan, allowing this project to proceed. Epsilon also led the Large Project Review process with the Boston Planning & Development Agency and prepared the Environmental Notification Form that was submitted for review under the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act.

Epsilon's acoustics group managed a sound level measurement and modeling program. This quantified changes to sound levels in the community surrounding the hospital resulting from the relocation of their medical helipad. Measurement included a helicopter flyover demonstration and acoustic modeling using the FAA Aviation Environmental Design Tool (AEDT).


This new inpatient building at BIDMC will provide additional hospital beds, leading-edge surgical suites, a rooftop green space and healing garden, and will incorporate energy-efficient and environmentally sustainable design. This is a great addition to the health care system for the City of Boston and the Commonwealth.

We are pleased to be able to support such an important project that will help many people for years to come!

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