Bulliard Construction is proud to have been involved in the renovation of the Transitional & Emergency Housing facility by Catholic Services of Acadiana (CSA). Additions were made to the dormitory-style building to enlarge the activities area by 1,670 square feet and the kitchen and storage areas by 2,355 square feet. Some bedrooms and bathrooms were improved, while others were added to the original 14,115-square-foot building. Structural renovations involved opening the roofline to tie in a new truss system to the building, as well as upgrading the fire rating of the ceiling in the kitchen and storage area. Sprinkler and fire alarm systems were modified and expanded, the electrical system upgraded, and a new walk-in cooler and freezer were installed.
In April of 2018, Catholic Services of Acadiana proudly opened the doors to this facility called The Emily House as a new emergency shelter for homeless women and children. Located in Lafayette, The Emily House represents CSA’s most recent endeavor to respond to women experiencing homelessness in Acadiana. The 48-bed modern facility will improve the women’s and children’s shelter experience and is expected to reduce overall facility operation costs, enabling more funds to be directed toward enhancing other CSA services.