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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Jefferson Parish Pump Station Safe Houses

East and West Bank of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana


This project consists of seven concrete structures located on the East and West Banks of Jefferson Parish at Jefferson Parish Flood Control Pumping Facilities.  The structures consist of elevated slabs on concrete columns and drill shafts for supporting self contained concrete living units for housing the Pump Operators during a major hurricane event.  These structures and living units are rated to withstand up to 250 mph winds.  Each involved installation of 9 or 12 – 36” diameter drill shafts ranging from 60’-100’ below grade and extending up to a height of 23’ to 28’ above grade in order to support the elevated platform for the Safe House living units. The structures include steel stairs and spiral stair for access and emergency egress.  The project’s purpose is to provide for a safe haven for drainage department operating personnel to seek refuge during the time of the major force of a passing storm.  This will protect our parish property and citizens from flooding due to inability to safely man the pump stations to pump out the rain water or storm surge brought in by the major storm events.

OWNER: Jefferson Parish Public Works Department

ENGINEER: Rahman & Associates, Inc.

CONTRACT AMOUNT: $17,247,010

AWARDED: The Louisiana Chapter of the American Concrete Institute Award of Merit