Gibbs & Cox naval architects and marine engineers are dedicated to providing exceptional and comprehensive service to all of our customers. Whether it is a virtual or in-person event, it is crucial for us to meet with our customers and learn about their evolving needs so that we can tailor our marine engineering process and services to better serve them. One way that we do this is through trade shows. Trade shows provide us with the opportunity to meet with our customers from across the globe to discuss emerging trends in the maritime environment, develop relationships with other experts from our industry, meet new potential partners and clients, explore new ideas, and learn about revolutionary concepts.
The Benefits of Attending Trade Shows
Trade shows are beneficial because they provide an engaging, interactive environment where our customers can learn about Gibbs & Cox’s unique capabilities, ask questions, and see our display. The maritime environment is constantly evolving, and G&C continuously improves our capabilities and services to remain on the cutting edge of technology. Trade shows provide us with the opportunity to highlight new technology and services. G&C recently exhibited at the Sea Air Space trade show, where we debuted our newly combined capabilities since our acquisition by Leidos. Attendees were able to come by our booth and meet a variety of our experienced marine engineers and naval architects, as well as many of our leadership, and learn about how we combined G&C ship and USV capabilities with Leidos undersea sensors and UUV capabilities to bring our customers full domain solutions throughout the maritime environment.
Come meet us in-person at the following upcoming tradeshows and learn more about our marine engineering services!
• Shock & Vibration Symposium (Sept. 19-23)
• Society of Women Engineers (Oct. 21-23) – Visit us online and in person!
• International Workboat Show (Dec. 1-3)
• 34th Surface Navy Association National Symposium (Jan. 11-13)
Throughout Gibbs & Cox’s 90+ years of experience in the shipbuilding industry, we have recruited some of the most talented and experienced marine engineers and naval architects in the United States. G&C prioritizes hiring passionate and driven individuals to innovate and create high-quality products to advance the maritime industry. Leading the US in maritime innovation has led to the completion of approximately 300 vessel designs, 7,000 vessels built, including 24 classes of naval combatants, and several notable awards that have shaped the future of ship design.
Gibbs & Cox’s naval architects and marine engineers have a robust history of developing some of the most notable designs in the United States, a few of which include the SS United States, FFG-7 Oliver Hazard Perry Class Frigates, the DDG-51 Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer, the Littoral Combat Ship Freedom-Variant Class, and newest generation of US Navy Frigates, the FFG Constellation Class. We have remained committed to providing the highest quality design and engineering products and services to each and every customer and we continuously build upon our history.
G&C has supported the development of many different technological advancements such as integrated power systems and environmental treatment systems. The key to G&C’s successful development of functional systems is our use of a phased approach to the design process. This phased approach guarantees that the level of detail with each system design is slowly increased for every successive design product before detailed design commences.
The design process at Gibbs & Cox includes but is not limited to:
- System tradeoff studies
- Ship checks
- Ship system analysis
- Preparation of cost/time/schedule estimates
Our recent merger with Leidos will enhance our combined marine engineering offerings and accelerate an expansion of products and services to current and future customers. G&C will continue to prioritize hiring marine engineers and naval architects who are dedicated to developing the future of technological innovations in the maritime industry.
Successful maritime projects begin with in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals of marine engineering.
As a full-service, multi-discipline marine engineering firm, we are uniquely positioned to integrate design requirements and perform design tradeoffs for the selection of the appropriate design solution, along with final system design verification and validation.
Gibbs & Cox marine engineers are specialists in full life cycle engineering support, offering our clients a wide range of capabilities, from concept and feasibility design through detailed design and construction to ship-alt design support to extend service-life. Our specialists cover the design of all Hull, Mechanical & Electrical (HM&E) systems onboard all types of naval and commercial ships. Our HM&E design services include: HVAC, propulsion plant selection, shafting design, engine intake and uptake design, along with all fluid and air piping systems for machinery support, firefighting, and ship services.
Gibbs & Cox has a proven track record in developing ship system designs from early-stage feasibility studies to fully engineered and designed systems using 3D modeling environments, which allows us to provide detailed fabrication drawings and calculations. When developing functional systems, the key to our success is the application of a phased development process, where we slowly increase the level of detail related to the system design for each successive design product before commencing the detailed design. This process has been successfully integrated into every Gibbs & Cox total ship detailed design program and features the development of a variety of design and engineering products.
We have utilized our functional system development process in several recent programs, including:
Gibbs & Cox continues to lead in the integration of industry technological advancements into ship Hull, Mechanical & Electrical (HM&E) systems. Design challenges and risks always exist when implementing new technologies in the rapidly advancing naval combatant environment, but our team draws from our decades of design experience and engineering expertise, which allows us to easily integrate developmental equipment and systems into a ship design and quickly identify and mitigate any design challenges and risks.
We have contributed to the ship integration of several advanced marine technologies such as:
- Rankin Energy Cycle Recovery
- Integrated Electric Propulsion
- Hybrid Electric Propulsion Systems
- Environmental Treatment Systems
- Advanced High-Power Weapons and Sensors
Learn More About the Marine Engineering Life-Cycle Support