LAV Installation


Located at the Nose Creek Valley Museum

1701 Main Street, Airdrie AB T4B 1C5 ca

Construction Activities

The Airdrie LAV III departed from the Militex Coatings facility in London, Ontario on October 17th, 2016, starting its journey home to Airdrie, Alberta.  The Militex staff were kind enough to install the banners that had been supplied by Sign Concepts.  The trucking was provided by Ken Bilben.

​The status of this journey to Alberta was tracked within this website. (see photos & captions)

Airdrie's LAV III arrived on the morning of October 20th.  Thank You to the driver and his co-pilot!

LAV Transportation

Setting Up Airdrie's LAV III Monument

Airdrie's LAV III was installed on October 20th, 2016 starting at 09:00 hrs.  Candesto provided one VMB, while the City of Airdrie provided the other.

​Main Street in Airdrie was closed by the City of Airdrie between Erin Drive and Summerfield Blvd. from 09:00 hrs to 12:00 hrs. (the crews finished 2 hours earlier than originally anticipated)  Sterling's 300 Ton crane was needed to transfer the LAV III from the truck located in the centre of Main Street to the newly constructed LAV Monument slab that is located in the middle of the museum's front lawn.  Borger assisted with the mob & demob of the crane.

Traffic was diverted onto Summerfield Blvd. from 09:00 hrs to 12:00 hrs.

Access to the work area was limited to those involved with the lifting operation only, as well as prior approved media personnel.

Once the LAV III was lifted into position on the new slab, Lorentz Contracting installed the four steel special-purpose pedestals to permanently affix the LAV III to the purpose-built pedestal.

​Airdrie's LAV III had been covered with camouflage tarps in order to keep the unit under wraps until the formal dedication ceremony that took place on November 6th, 2016.

The following is a brief summary of the activities contributed by our Sponsors.  Quite significantly, these were both provided at no cost to the program, and delivered in a timely and efficient manner:

  • The work officially started on August 17th, 2016 when a test pit was excavated by Patey to allow Thurber's geotechnical engineers to assess the soil characteristics at the Nose Creek Valley Museum;
  • ​Stantec confirmed the slab design and Tronnes completed the survey and layout;
  • ​Construction started on August 31st (stripping & excavation by Wilco, footings formed by PCL, and rebar supplied and placed by AGF).  Embeds were supplied by Supreme Steel and DAAM Galvanizing;
  • Wilco placed the footing concrete that was supplied by Burnco, on September 1st;
  • The footing forms were stripped, the area was backfilled, the slab was formed, rebar was placed;
  • Stamped concrete for the main slab was placed on September 9th;
  • Wiring was supplied by TEXCAN and light bases were installed by HighLine during the week of September 12th;
  • ​Walkway concrete was placed by Marmot later that week, on September 17th;
  • ​The final cleanup, topsoil placement and the installation of sod (supplied by Blue Grass) took place on September 23rd;
  • Sign and flagpole bases were installed by Global Signs on October 17th, with the flag poles going up the week after;
  • Light fixtures supplied by Richard McDonald & Associates were installed by Highline during the week of October 31st; and
  • Global Signs completed the sign panel installation on November 4th, 2016.


The following is a brief summary of the activities generously contributed by our Sponsors.  Quite significantly, most of the contributions were in fact actual involvement by the Sponsors where they not only provided the goods and services at no cost to the program, the support was delivered in a timely and efficient manner.

This section identifies four main activities, namely: