Gibbs & Cox - Innovation By Design

Gibbs & Cox is an independent engineering and design firm specializing in naval architecture, marine engineering, management support, and engineering consulting. The firm is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia with offices in New York City,  New Orleans,LA,  Newport News, VA, Chesapeake, VA, Philadelphia, PA, and Yarralumla, Australia.  Gibbs & Cox  is the largest independent and privately-owned Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Firm in the United States, and  has been serving government, commercial, and recreational markets worldwide since 1929.   Our quality system is certified to ISO 9001:2015 for design, engineering, program management, and administrative services.

 

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➤ LOCATION

2711 Jefferson Davis Highway
Suite 1000
Arlington, VA 22202

☎ CONTACT

(703) 416-3627

 

What We Do


Naval Architecture

Design services provided by Gibbs & Cox rely on an experienced team of naval architectural, marine, mechanical, electrical, electronic, and engineering specialists.  This work  involves a wide range of activities beginning with concept and feasibility design, and continuing all the way through to construction design, life-cycle support, and even into ship-alt design for service-life extensions.


Product Design

The Gibbs & Cox production design process includes integration of a 3D CAD product model of the vessel based on classed and approved functional drawings,  vendor drawings,  and the shipyard’s build strategy in a configuration optimized for vessel construction. Production drawings and information are extracted from the 3D product model to support complete construction of the vessel in a sequence and format best aligning with the build processes and work centers at the shipyard


Marine engineering

 Design services provided by Gibbs & Cox rely on an experienced team of naval architectural, marine, mechanical, electrical, electronic, and engineering specialists.  This work  involves a wide range of activities beginning with concept and feasibility design, and continuing all the way through to construction design, life-cycle support, and even into ship-alt design for service-life extensions.


Shipyard Support

Gibbs & Cox frequently provides design, engineering and program management services to streamline the production on complicated projects.  In addition to developing  work product that is tailored to the specific needs, standards, and capabilities of the shipyard, Gibbs & Cox provides personnel to be on-site, either full-time or part-time, during the fabrication and construction of our designs.


Autonomous Vessels

An unmanned system’s (UMS) autonomy is its own ability of sensing, perceiving, analyzing, communicating, planning, decision-making, and acting, to achieve its goals as assigned by its human operator(s). Autonomy is characterized into levels by factors including mission complexity, environmental difficulty, and level of Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) required to accomplish the missions.


Program managment

Gibbs & Cox has implemented best practices in program management for our own internal design programs throughout our history.  More recently, we have also provided those same program management services to external clients.  Our staff includes certified Project Management Professionals (PMPs), who have demonstrated proficiency in the application of the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).

 

 
 
Mission Statement:
Ensure customer success through innovative maritime solutions, leveraging our heritage as a premier naval architecture, marine engineering & professional services