Navitus Health Solutions/Lumicera Health Services


Navitus Health Solutions, a pharmacy benefits management company, outgrew their current facility in Madison, WI so a plan to build a new facility was developed. The first phase of the major development was called West Place. It involved the construction of a five-story, 80,000 square foot building for Navitus and a two-story, 28,000 square foot building for Lumicera, a specialty pharmacy business that Navitus started in 2014. The site, located at the corner of South Gammon and Mineral Point roads near West Towne Mall, is overall a good fit. It allows for Navitus to gain an additional 30,000 square feet, while also allowing for future building as the company continues to grow.

Ahern had prior experience with Navitus, completing work on their Appleton facility in 2012. This experience coupled with a strong relationship with general contractor Ideal Builders, Inc. has allowed Ahern to become a trusted partner on the project. The scope includes HVAC, fire protection, and controls with value-added services including design/build and prefabrication. An aggressive schedule was laid out, with Ahern’s portion of the project to be complete in just under a year.

Ahern completed 3D duct and fire protection drawings one floor per week and to stay ahead of the project schedule, Ahern was on-site as soon as the floors were poured. In addition, the field crew installed the ductwork before the stud walls were placed which helped reduce the amount of material handling on the job site. Ahern was able to procure all materials early and store them in the Madison shop to ensure that the tight schedule would be a non-issue. With the use of Ahern’s in-house prefabrication shops, productivity was increased with 80,000 pounds of ductwork and 840 sprinkler heads being fabricated.

Navitus Installations

  • 2 – 90 ton packaged RTU’s
  • 96 hot water VAV boxes
  • 7 computer room AC’s
  • Prefabricated boiler room with two fully condensing boilers
  • In floor radiant heat
  • 65,000 lbs. of ductwork
  • Distech DDC controls
  • 590 sprinkler heads
  • 5 wet sprinkler systems

Lumicera Installations

  • 1 – 65 ton packaged RTU
  • 26 hot water VAV boxes
  • 3 computer room AC’s
  • Prefabricated boiler room with two fully condensing boilers
  • 15,000 lbs. of ductwork
  • Distech DDC controls
  • 250 sprinkler heads
  • 1 wet sprinkler system

Expertise Provided

Values Delivered

Meeting Deadlines

  • Project was completed on-time


  • Completed within estimated budget


  • No OSHA recordables