Medical Sciences Center Laboratory at University of Wisconsin-Madison


Commercial HVAC & Plumbing Retrofit Installation Services for Laboratories in the Madison Area

On February 28, 2013, a fire destroyed 4,500 square-feet of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Medical Sciences Center laboratory.  Ahern was given the opportunity to bring new life to the damaged space by providing 700 feet of acid waste pipe, 800 feet of natural gas pipe, 800 feet of domestic water pipe, 500 feet of lab vacuum pipe, and 300 feet of reverse osmosis piping. Because of Ahern’s knowledge of laboratory piping systems and materials, the project was complete in a mere three months and in time for students the start of a new semester. Ahern provided the alternate routing and consolidation of interior piping systems to create space and reduce cost. The new laboratory space consisted of five island gas turrets, two fume hoods, two office spaces, and two labs and was ready.  

Expertise Provided

Values Delivered


  • The field crew members involved had an average of 20 years of experience


  • No warranty rework necessary

Meeting Deadlines

  • 100% on-time completion

Budget Certainty

  • All work was completed under the estimated budget


  • No OSHA recordable events or lost-time injuries