Iowa Donor Network



Experience in 3D design helped land this fire protection installation project for Ahern at the Iowa Donor Network in Altoona, IA. Ahern fabricated 191 sprinkler heads for the 17,970 square-foot healthcare facility, helping to meet the customer’s deadline. The team had to adjust their schedule as a result of late coordination and accommodated 69 interferences on the project. Ahern pleased the customer by finishing the project two months early, despite this minor challenge.  

Expertise Provided

Values Delivered


  • Ahern’s 3D design history benefitted the project
  • 100% of Ahern’s office team held industry certifications and averaged 13 years of experience


  •  Ahern’s design was approved on the first submission and no warranty rework was required

Issue Resolution

  •  Coordination was late on the project, but Ahern accommodated the changes

Meeting Deadlines

  •  Ahern completed the project two months ahead of schedule

Budget Certainty

  • The project was completed under the original estimate


  • No OSHA recordables or lost-time injuries