Chula Vista Sports Complex


Arena Fire Protection Wisconsin Dells

Arena Fire Protection in Wisconsin Dells

Ahern was the first of any national contractor to install fire protection systems in an air-inflated structure, and it began at the Chula Vista Sports Complex in Wisconsin Dells. Protecting this 150,000 square-foot domed fabric facility required weekly meetings with the owner and general contractor to ensure accurate execution. Without a structure-supporting roof, Ahern’s design and code expertise were critical to gaining occupancy certification. Not only was our design approved by regulatory authorities on the first submission, but our installations were complete ahead of schedule.

Expertise Provided

Values Delivered


  • 100% of the field crew and office staff members were industry certified or licensed and averaged 10 years of industry experience


  • The project was completed with no warranty rework

Budget Certainty

  • Final costs were equal to our original estimate


  • No OSHA recordables or lost-time injuries