UW-Madison - Metal Organic Lab


Fire Protection Retrofit Installations for Laboratories in the Madison Area

Previous experience allowed the Ahern team to complete a retrofit project at UW-Madison. The project consisted of retrofitting an existing lab into its own fire suppression system, including protection of gas cabinets and equipment along with an exhaust duct that rose three stories, exiting the roof of the building. The project was completed safely with a final prefabrication count of 56 sprinkler heads.

Expertise Provided

Values Delivered


  • Ahern’s design was approved on the first submission
  • No warranty rework needed

Budget Certainty

  • Final project cost was below the original estimate


  • No OSHA recordables or lost-time injuries