Commercial Plumbing Systems


Commercial Plumbing Design

Ahern designs, installs, and services the following partial list of systems. If you don't see the system you're looking for, please contact us for further information.

Ahern also provides Building Plumbing Services, Construction Plumbing Services as well as Plumbing Prefabrication.

Special waste systems typical to lab, research, and industrial facilities that discharge waste with a pH level that is higher or lower than is accepted in the sanitary sewer. Discharged acid waste is required to pass through a basin prior to entering the sanitary sewer system.

Potable and non-potable distribution systems that supply water to fixtures and equipment.

A system of pipework and equipment that is installed in healthcare and medical related facilities. The piping is installed and tested by a certified inspector to ensure clean distribution to medical gas outlets.

Components of a plumbing system that enable the system to properly function. Examples include pumps, heaters, tanks, water softeners, mixing valves, and many more.

Piping drains allow for mechanical and equipment areas to stay dry when devices leak on the floor. Kitchen and bathroom areas also use drains for indirect waste and general cleanup. Fixtures are system components used for waste and water discharge, hand cleansing, equipment washing, and many other uses. Cleanouts are code required for access to systems after installation is complete.

Storm systems are utilized for any building that does not use gutters and downspouts. Water is collected via roof drains, and discharged to a site storm water system. Secondary storm drainage is required for all buildings that do not utilize a scupper system on the roof. Water from the secondary system is collected separately from the primary storm system and is typically discharged just above grade level.

A system of pipework that is used to collect waste and discharge to the sewer. Vent piping is designed to contain sewer gas and discharge through the roof - away from any intake systems.

Ahern's innovative solutions with prefabrication and BIM were very beneficial throughout the job. Their team led the charge on BIM modeling, and worked with the entire construction team to coordinate and familiarize everyone with this design.

Jason Krueger

Project Manager

Oscar J. Boldt Construction

Ahern was instrumental in bringing this project in on time and to budget for our company... We could not be more pleased with the way Ahern managed this project for our company.

Steve Peterson


Mid-States Aluminum

Because of their professionalism and responsiveness, I would not hesitate to work with Ahern again.

Nate Keller

Project Manager

The Bentley Company

Ahern's team was professional, prompt, and brought a great deal of expertise to our project! Their team was also very valuable in assisting us with our LEED certification. Their knowledge in the certification process was very helpful.

Paul Smedberg

Project Manager

C.D. Smith Construction

Ahern continually looked ahead on the project. They were proactive in identifying potential problems, and worked to resolve them in a cost-effective and time efficient manner.

Chris Bub

Senior Project Manager

Berghammer Construction