Remote alpine construction, an off-grid and self-contained passive house structure.
Insulated Concrete Formwork (ICF) foundations, and BC Passive House pre-fabricated exterior wall and floor panels.
Self Contained and off the Grid
The Kees and Claire Hut is the first of three alpine huts to be constructed along the Spearhead Traverse in Garibaldi Provincial Park. This 4,500 square foot building sleeps 38 guests and is accessed by winter ski tourers and summer hikers.
The Spearhead Hut Society, consisting of five local nonprofit groups, manages the planning and the construction of the project.
This project was funded completely by donations. Many of the suppliers and contractors are also providing in-kind services and material donations. Coast Essential Construction (CEC) was an integral contributor to the planning, scheduling, budgeting, and logistics for this development.
Hired to provide Construction Management, site supervision, foundation work and Carpentry. CEC played a key role in the planning and execution of this high-alpine, helicopter-accessed construction project. CEC thrives on the challenging conditions of this ventures. Such as:
Harsh mountain environment
Helicopter access only
Volunteer supported labour
CEC successfully installed the foundation and ground work on schedule and within budget. This project consisted of 12 months on site over a 3 year period. The Hut is now complete and was opened to the public September 7, 2019.