Wingra Family Medical Center



Ahern’s design/build background was the grounds for this fire protection and HVAC project in Madison, WI. The 80,000 square-foot, 4-story medical facility exceeded the owner’s schedule with use of Ahern’s prefabrication process. Ahern prefabricated 950 sheet metal spools on 68,000 pounds of ductwork, plus 730 sprinkler heads. The field crew installed the ductwork before the stud walls were placed, which reduced the amount of material handling on the job site. The project was constructed in pursuit of LEED Silver Certification and achieved the award with energy efficient equipment selection and static regain. With proper planning and prefabrication, this new construction project was completed on-time.

Expertise Provided

Values Delivered


  • Ahern’s field crew averaged more than 10 years of experience

Issue Resolution

  • Direct communication was kept to troubleshoot controls coordination

Schedule Assurance

  • 100% on-time completion


  • No OSHA recordables or lost-time injuries

Energy Savings

  • LEED Silver Certified