Marquette University McCabe Hall


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Ahern successfully met a tight deadline in renovating an 8-story, 80,000 square-foot existing apartment building to what is now Marquette University’s McCabe Hall student dormitory. Ahern dedicated more than 70 field and office experts to complete the job on time, as well as under budget. Serving as a design/build contractor for multiple trades, Ahern’s team provided cost-efficient designs early in the project. As the work progressed, frequent on-site coordination meetings kept the project moving forward as needed.

Expertise Provided

Values Delivered

Schedule Assurance

  • 100% on-time completion

Budget Certainty

  • All work was completed within the original estimate

Issue Resolution

  • Unforeseen challenges from working in an existing space were quickly addressed and resolved through on-site coordination
  • Warranty rework items were resolved by within two days


  • Zero OSHA recordable events or lost-time injuries


"The Ahern team delivered KBS and Marquette an outstanding building project at McCabe Hall. From preconstruction through completion, Ahern created solutions for a challenging renovation project that was completed on time and under budget." - Rich Severson, KBS Construction, Inc.