Working in the Core Technical Centre shops: Winter 2022
Preparing for your CTC consultation
Visit the CTC Moodle page to find contact information and guides for each shop.
Access to the Core technical center shops is currently available by appointment
Please schedule a virtual consultation or email one of the shops directly to make arrangements.
In the winter we will be returning to pre-covid capacities but the Core Technical Centre staff will still need to carefully manage their time supporting virtual or in-person consultations all while maintaining COVID-19 public health protocols. This means access will continue to be by appointment only. Please do not come in and try to have an impromptu meeting with the technical staff.
A consultation is required
It is important that you have a plan for your project prior to your production time in the shops. In order to schedule a time, you will first need to have a consultation with one of the CTC Technicians to review and validate you project. You will now have the option of booking a virtual or in-person consultation.
Before you schedule your consultation
You should first discuss the project with your professor and try to clarify what material will be used. The material selection will help determine which shop to contact.
Subsequently, you should prepare a drawing with scale or reference to size. This will help the technician validate that the project scope is possible.
If you are not sure how to get started, book a consultation. We are happy to answer any questions.
Why a first consultation is necessary
The purpose of the first consultation with the technician is to get the project communication rolling. The next steps will include further development of the details so the technician can verify the material availability and identify the process steps with the necessary tools.
Important to note
This first step in the process may require several virtual consultations before you are able to schedule time in one of the shops. We ask for your patience as we need to plan for physical distancing and the sanitation of the tools with multiple users
There will be limits to what you can store on-site, so your completed project must be something that you can remove on your own
Consider that with Covid-19 protocols, each part of the production process can take longer than expected and you will have a limited amount of time in the shops for the whole semester. Start early.
Operations in the shops are quite different right now and our goal is to ensure that you can safely achieve the best outcome for your project.