The Fabrication Instructor (FI) is responsible for the front-line operations for the extensive and varied fabrication resources located at the School of Architecture. Collectively referred to as the Design and Fabrication Labs (DFL), the resources consist of the A.Lab (analogue fabrication lab), D.Lab (digital fabrication lab), M.Lab (student maker lab) and Design Build Studio, which together support
a curriculum deeply founded in the culture of making as part of the design process.[D1] [MOU2] [MOU3] [MOU4] In partnership with the Fabrication Manager (FM) and student assistants, the FI will act as a vital member of a highly collaborative team.
The DLF facilitates making and equips students and lab users with the tools, skills and knowledge to function effectively and independently in a fabrication-based design environment. Through their presence the FI will teach, mentor, and supervise students in the safe and effective use of the prototyping, fabrication, research practices and equipment including but not limited to: hand and power tools, machine tools, laser cutting, additive manufacturing, CNC and robotic equipment. Core responsibilities include ensuring the safety, supervision and training of the students in this environment.
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