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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Louisiana Superdome Re-Skin

New Orleans, LA

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The Louisiana Superdome Re-Skin was large-scale project featuring new inventions and one-of-a-kind construction, design and engineering techniques. The renovation to this iconic symbol of the New Orleans skyline attracted international publicity and earned several industry awards. Successful partnerships and ingenuity were key components in returning this legendary structure to its original beauty.

The stadium’s entire outer skin layer, over 400,000 square feet, was replaced using the latest building technology which included 16,000 new independently removable panels with an adjustable structural sub-framing clip attachment system, tested to exceed code requirements and withstand high wind conditions that would be encountered from storms or hurricane-force winds. In addition to the new metal wall panel with clip system, the project included selective demolition of all exterior aluminum metal wall panels, mechanical louver screens for the structure’s new club level windows, expansion joints, repairs to sub decking, 4” thick spray foam with waterproofing (Polyurea), and the installation of two escalators located on the plaza level for new access to the ballrooms.

OWNER: Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District

ARCHITECT: Trahan Architects, Billes Architects, Sizeler, Thompson, Brown Architects

CONTRACT AMOUNT: $19,750,000

AWARDED: South Central Construction Magazine Louisiana’s Best of 2010 Best in Category Specialty Project, McGraw-Hill Construction Best of the Best National Award for Best Specialty Contracting, American Builders & Contractors, Inc. 2010 Excellence in Construction Award