The Workshop is an important resource for students and faculty experiments with form and detail, capable of supporting the production of refined models and environmental product and furniture prototypes. A wide range of tools and equipment are present for wood-working and plastic.
How to access Workshop
- The Workshop is open to all faculty and students on a first come first served basis.
- Please ensure you have received a Workshop orientation prior to using any tools. A Workshop technician is always available to help with one-on-one consultation and training.
- If you want to purchase materials, please have sufficient funds loaded on your PaperCut account in advance.
- Materials or tools can be ordered in advance by email email@example.com or by phone 204-474-6436.
Please note: Deposits to your PaperCut account must be made at CADLab. It is strongly recommended that students deposit more money than needed for one project.
Workshop tool rental
- The Workshop can support loaning of basic power and hand tools for student projects.
- This service is free to all Architecture students; a late fee may be applied to any tool not returned by an agreed upon date.
The workshop will also continue to sign out hard hats and safety vests/kits for groups. This requires advance booking; a minimum number of students should be involved in the pick-up and drop-off for the group. Individual hard hats and vests will not be loaned out.
Workshop staff will consider doing machining and fabricating processes for student academic work on a case-by-case basis, for example laminating thick panels for CNC routing of model bases. All inquiries should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org with ample lead time.
Assembly room etiquette
To ensure safe and equitable access to the assembly space please:
- Always clean up after yourself.
- Students wishing to leave ongoing projects overnight or longer need to register their project with the Workshop Technician. Students will be provided with a space within the jury room and will be responsible for ensuring it is clear and clean after use.
- Appropriate precautions must be taken when using materials like paint, concrete and plasters to keep the workspace clean, i.e. use of drop sheets, tarps, etc.
- Please do not dump plaster or concrete mixtures, paint or glue into the sink – these should be emptied into containers, cardboard boxes or garbage bags and disposed of in the appropriate garbage bins.
- To protect everybody’s health, no grinding/sanding of toxic materials such as concrete or fibreglass is permitted.
- Every Monday morning all materials and projects remaining will be removed unless they are registered as an ongoing project (see item 2).
- In the event students do not clean/clear their area, they will be responsible for any costs incurred by the Faculty to remove and clean the area.