Gibbs News

Gibbs Responds to Recent Flooding

With the recent flooding in Louisiana,  Gibbs will be working to help those areas recover.  We recently delivered supplies to one of the hardest hit areas,  Walker, LA  and plan to return on Friday to serve food to some of the residents that were impacted by the flood waters.  Should you have any questions or […]

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Happy 40th Birthday Mercedes-Benz Superdome!

Happy 40th birthday to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome!  Gibbs Construction is proud to be a part of the Superdome’s history, having completed several projects at the iconic structure, including the construction of the Grand Staircase linking it to Champions Square, and the complete re-skinning of the building with those beautiful bronze panels.  As Gibbs Construction approaches […]

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Little Zion Baptist Church Progress

Little Zion Baptist Church officially has steel framing! Gibbs Construction has wrapped up steel with fabricators and erectors last week. The area’s highly anticipated brick veneer church will hold up to 600 people in its 14,590 square feet. Proudly visible along Earhart Boulevard in New Orleans, this project is scheduled to be completed by March of […]

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Congratulations Gibbs’ COSS Recipients!

Gibbs Construction is proud to announce that 10 members of Team Gibbs received the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS®) designation this week.  The main objective of COSS® is to equip employees who have safety and health responsibilities with the core competencies they must master to be successful in occupational safety and health. Unlike other safety […]

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Congratulations Melissa Gibbs!

We are happy to announce that our very own Melissa Gibbs has been chosen to be recognized by the 16th annual City Business Women of the Year Award.  Started in 1999, Women of the Year recognizes 50 women from the area whose success in business and contributions to the community stand out in the region.  […]

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Please Fasten Your Seatbelts as We Prepare for Lift Off

After a months-long process of intense meetings and planning, including proposing, protesting and proposing again, Gibbs Construction is very pleased to announce that the New Orleans Aviation Board has awarded our joint venture Hunt Gibbs Boh Metro the Construction Manager at Risk contract for the initial phase of a new $546.5 million terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Gibbs has teamed with Hunt Construction of Indianapolis, and local contractors Boh Bros. Construction and Metro Service Group, to create Hunt Gibbs Boh Metro. Our team will begin a yearlong preconstruction phase right away, as we work towards our commitment to turn over a completed project by the target date of April 30, 2018, the year of the 300th birthday of the City of New Orleans.

 

In addition to creating an iconic building that reflects the modern and exciting upward trajectory the region has enjoyed since Hurricane Katrina, the project will provide a big boost to the New Orleans economy.  At 650,000 square feet, the new terminal will be approximately half the size of the existing terminal, and will be more efficient to operate, cutting costs for maintenance, cleaning, heating and cooling.  The new building will also be more efficient for travelers, offering consolidated security checkpoints and ticket counters.  The two concourses with a total of 30 gates, and their stores and restaurants, will be connected behind security — a most welcome and updated post-9/11 design far removed from the cumbersome layout of the 55-year-old current terminal.  The plans also include a 2000-space parking garage and related facilities, and allow for future expansion to a total of 43 gates.

 

The new terminal will enable the airport to further increase non-airline revenue from concessions, merchandise and other sales, and decrease airline costs by lowering the fees they pay per passenger.  This shift makes New Orleans a more competitive market and will result in more flights in and out of MSY: a boon to economic development across all industries.

 

Our team is proud to have been entrusted with this historic project. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Aviation Board for selecting the HGBM team. We are also grateful to the many people of the New Orleans area who saw the importance of selecting the local team to undertake this work.  We are eager to get started and to continue to work with the greater New Orleans community as we look to meet and exceed expectations.

Renderings Courtesy of Crescent City Aviation Team

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