Cajun Industries Office Expansion


The scope of work for this project included a new two story, 3,027 SF structural steel framed building with exterior cladding of masonry, metal panels and a glass curtain wall. The project had to be broken out into phased work, in order to implement the new campus building expansion and site improvements with minimal impact to existing operations. The work also included, renovations to the existing building in order to accommodate the accounting department and new hiring center; minor renovations to the existing administration building; new parking areas and drives, including revised circulation and a roundabout at the front entrance of the campus; upgrades to the chiller yard, extensive landscape and hardscape work.


This was the Building Division’s first project and it represented a more traditional, high-end commercial project, as opposed to the type originally planned for pursuit in the Industrial market. It was a marquee project which required a high level of coordination and attention to detail in order to produce a quality product, to meet both Cajun’s expectations as the owner of the building but also the architect, Grace & Hebert’s expectations, as the designer. The quality of the work was excellent and the budget was successfully managed in order to maintain control of the costs. The project team which had not worked together prior to the project, came together as a cohesive unit and provided the teamwork necessary to complete the project successfully.


  • 16 month duration
  • 51,907 man-hours
  • 15 peak manpower
  • 0.00 TRIR

Work Performed

  • Site demolition
  • Concrete paving
  • Traffic modifications on Airline Hwy.
  • Site utilities
  • Large scale narrow concrete paving units
  • Landscaping, grassing, automatic irrigation system, and sheet pile hardscape features
  • Site signage and decorative aluminum fencing
  • Drilled shafts
  • Slab on grade
  • Structural steel
  • Concrete/composite floor deck
  • Metal stud framing, brick veneer masonry, and metal wall panels
  • Aluminum windows, glass curtainwall, and window film
  • Membrane roofing
  • Gypsum board system
  • Fire-stopping and fire protection system
  • Architectural woodwork with solid surface and quartz surface, quartz panels at the elevator wall
  • Decorative glass and stainless steel railings at the grand stair and balconies
  • Custom metal framing for wood screens and awards display
  • Flooring
  • Painting
  • Wallcoverings
  • Acoustical ceilings, wood panel ceilings and walls in the conference rooms
  • Aluminum walkway covers
  • Specialties
  • Residential appliances
  • Hydraulic elevator
  • Plumbing, HVAC and electrical systems