Owners Representation

Gibbs & Cox, Inc. frequently provides owners representation services to our clients.  As the eyes and ears of the owner during negotiations with shipbuilders, as well as during detail design, construction, testing, and trials; Gibbs & Cox can ensure that the ultimate clients requirements are met throughout the project,

  • Regulatory Compliance Assessment
  • Design Review and Oversight
  • Production Oversight and Liaison

Gibbs & Cox has established working relationships with the American Bureau of Shipping, Lloyds Register, Det Norske Veritas, and other independent classification societies, as well as Government regulatory bodies such as US Coast Guard.  This experience allows us to make informed assessments of design changes required to bring a design that was originally developed under one set of classification standards into compliance with an alternate classification standard.

Gibbs & Cox also supports clients during detail design reviews, to ensure that the design products developed by the shipbuilder, design agent or original equipment manufacturer meet the requirements of the contract and associated specifications and drawings.

During construction, Gibbs & Cox frequently supports owners and clients by providing knowledgeable staff on-site in the manufacturer’s facility or shipyard, to monitor the progress of the work and identify any potential areas of non-compliance early, to minimize the overall disruption to the program associated with rework.

Recent examples of Owner’s Representation projects include:

  • NYC Sludge Tanker
  • PFG 2
  • LSD 41 Mid-Life Upgrades