On March 25 Glacier National Park Volunteer Associates will present its third and final Annual Winter Speaker series for 2019.
It features Travis Neil, Project Manager, Dick Anderson Construction Co. who will present “Rebuilding Sperry – A Builder’s Perspective”. Any construction project has its challenges, both physical and logistical, but one that includes the unique obstacles of preserving a beloved historical structure deep in the heart of Glacier National Park can most accurately be depicted by the workers who had boots-on-the-ground during Phase I.
Members of the Dick Anderson Construction team will tell their stories of the many innovative building methodologies employed, unique backcountry accommodations, off the grid working conditions, organizational coordination challenges, supply difficulties, wildfire concerns and the strenuous physical demands of working on Phase I of the Sperry Chalet dormitory project. Add to these challenges the enormous emotional factor of working under the collective eyes of all Sperry Chalet lovers from the Belton Chalet Inc concessionaire and all their former employees, past & present GNP staff and the thousands of GNP visitors who have experienced Sperry Chalet the project became much greater than the structure itself.
Travis will be joined by Rob Terrio & TJ Lashley, Superintendents who will share pictures taken during Phase I of the reconstruction. The event is on March 25 and begins at 7:00PM at Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC) Arts and Technology Building in the large Community Room (#139).
If you have any questions, feel free to call,
Teri at 406-261-1840 or Mike at 406-548-8949.
Free Admission! We hope to see you there!