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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Shooting for the Stars

St. Bernard Parish is shooting for the stars as continued efforts are being made to revitalize the area. Nine years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, Gibbs Construction is scheduled to turn over the $19.7 million Maumus Center this fall.  Designed by Waggoner & Ball Architects, the new center will give local students the opportunity to explore the Milky Way with a 4,000 square foot planetarium.  The auditorium seats 72 for viewing the solar system projected from high-resolution equipment across a rotating dome.

Due to FEMA designation as a historical site, the new ultra-modern exterior will shelter the old details of the former Maumus High School.  Large glass sheets and angular polished steel beams cover walkways and much of the façade; the center’s cylinder-shape planetarium is clad with steel panels. With humidity and termites as their worst enemies, designers and contractors faced challenges to restore the Greek-inspired trim.  Original light fixtures have been restored and rewired, but unfortunately the original hand painted ceiling could not be saved.  However, with much needed TLC, a good amount of the architectural charm remains.

 

Credits: The St. Bernard Voice – Chad M. West

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