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Tony Gibbs did his undergraduate studies at The Queen's University of Belfast and he was a Commonwealth Scholar at The University of Leeds.
His engineering career included assignments with Norman & Dawbarn at The University of the West Indies (UWI) campus in Trinidad; Ove Arup & Partners in London and Caribbean Construction Company (Kier) in Jamaica before joining Consulting Engineers Partnership Ltd.
He is a Past President of The Barbados Association of Professional Engineers; Past Vice President of The Institution of Structural Engineers; Fellow of The Institution of Civil Engineers; Fellow of The American Society of Civil Engineers; Fellow of the Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad & Tobago, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.
Mr Gibbs has acted as Associate Project Manager for the Caribbean Uniform Building Code; Chairman of the Barbados Metrication Board; Deputy Chairman of the Barbados National Council for Science & Technology; Chairman of the Barbados Building Standards Authority Advisory Committee; Director of the American Association for Wind Engineering; Member of the General Assembly of The International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE); Member of The International Codification Forum of the IAWE; Chairman of the Caribbean Division of The Institution of Structural Engineers. He was a member of the Joint Board of Moderators 1995 team assessing the UWI BSc Civil Engineering degree programme.
He is currently Secretary General of the Council of Caribbean Engineering Organisations; Council and Executive Board Member of the IStructE and a Member of the Scientific Planning Group on Natural Hazard Risk Reduction of the International Science Council (Latin America and Caribbean).
In 1991 he received the International Award "For (his) Very Significant Contributions to Hurricane Loss Reduction and Hurricane Safety in the Caribbean" at the US National Hurricane Conference; and an award "In Recognition of (his) Contribution to the Advancement and Promotion of Structural Engineering in the Caribbean" from The Barbados Association of Professional Engineers. In 1998 he received the award of "Career of Excellence in Engineering" from the Association of Professional Engineers of Trinidad & Tobago. In 2003 Mr Gibbs received the Lewis Kent Award from The Institution of Structural Engineers for services to engineering and to The Institution. Mr Gibbs received the UN-ISDR Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction in 2007. In 2010 he was named by the Trinidad & Tobago National Institute of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology as a Caribbean Icon in Science, Technology and Innovation.