Model Workshop

The design workshop is used by students during their studies in architecture and is designed to help them fulfill various tasks in all the courses taught. The workshop is located on the ground floor at the entrance to the Amado building. It includes: a lab for light models, a wood lab, a plastic lab, a metal lab, a paint and finishing lab, and a plaster and cement lab.

Person in charge of the design workshop: Moti Grossman. Phone no: 04-8294015. moti1g@tx.technion.ac.il

Opening hours

Sunday: 08:30-18:00

Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 08:30-14:30

Tuesday: 08:30-19:00

In addition, a student will be in charge of opening the workshop in the evening, based on the needs of the students.

Machines available in the design workshop:

  1. Wood lab: woodworking tables, hand tools (electric and non-electric), circular table saw, film saw (large and small), sanding machine (horizontal and vertical), column drills (small, medium, and large), scroll saw for plywood and balsa (for delicate work).
  2. Metal lab: Welding corner, electric guillotine, manual guillotine, tin bending, pinches, spindle, water pipe bending, dot welding machine, mechanical film saw (small and heavy), table grinder (small and large), tin soldering stations.

Materials provided by the workshop that are free for students

Clay, plaster, cement, nylon polythene, tin, iron wire (1mm, 2mm, 3mm), mesh netting, screws, nails, carpenter’s glue and nailing rivets. There are also wood and metal scraps. The workshop welcomes any contribution of material for student use.

 

Design workshop – personal equipment

  1. Goggles
  2. Closed shoes
  3. Glue gun + glue candles
  4. Measuring tape (meter)
  5. Drill set for metal HS 1.5-10 mm (every 0.5 mm)
  6. Plyers
  7. Spitz Plyers
  8. Stanley knife
  9. Plexiglass cutting knife
  10. Small hammer – 200-250 g.
  11. Philips screwdriver
  12. Flat screwdriver
  13. Toolbox

 

Safety procedures

  1. Smoking is strictly forbidden in the workshop
  2. Do not enter the workshop without proper shoes
  3. Personal protective equipment, such as: goggles, ear protectors, dust protection masks and gloves, must be worn.
  4. It is forbidden to work in the workshop with the following materials: Polyurethane foam, polyester, Bondo and marble glue. It is possible to work with these materials outside the workshop area, in the covered area in the open air, and to use suitable protective equipment.
  5. Never operate by yourself a device or machine that you are not familiar with, know or remember how to operate.
  6. Most of the machines in the workshop have rotary motion, and therefore the workshop will always be entered with hair tied back.
  7. Machines that have rotary motion, such as: milling machine, lathe, drill, etc., must not be used with gloves.
  8. Do not work alone in the workshop. Make sure there is another student or the person in charge present.
  9. Never operate an electrical appliance when your hands or the floor beneath you are wet.
  10. Never remove the protective device from the machines.
  11. A machine with a technical malfunction or electrical fault must be disconnected from the electricity, a warning sign must be placed, and the person in charge should be notified.
  12. At the end of the session, always leave the machine and table clean. Remember to put the tools back in their place.
  13. It is recommended not to eat inside the workshop, since the air in the workshop space is not always clean.

14. For pregnant students – please note that materials are used in the workshop, which may harm the fetus. Please be careful!