Trailers and Composites Room Booking

The Faculty of Applied Science provides resources that are available to the design teams and to all undergraduate engineering students.  However, priority is given to the design teams.  Bookings for teams may be made at any time, and bookings for non-student team use may be made up to two weeks in advance.

Resources that can currently be booked are:

Large Box Trailer:

  • Enclosed trailer
  • Inside dimensions: 246″L x 96.25″W x 79″H
  • Rear door dimensions: 89″W x 76.5″H
  • GVWR: 6273 kg (Gross Vehicle Weight Ratio – Total permissible weight of trailer and payload combined)
  • Curb weight: 1740 kg (empty weight)
  • Max. payload weight: 4533 kg
  • Coupler: 2-5/16″ ball
  • Requires vehicle with brake hookup
  • You must provide your own vehicle capable of towing this trailer and your payload.
  • Trailer is insured, but driver must carry a valid driver’s license.  Towing very large loads may require a specialized license.  If in doubt, contact ICBC.

Flat Deck Trailer:

  • Deck dimensions: approx. 5ft x 12ft
  • GVWR: 1000 kg (Gross Vehicle Weight Ratio – Total permissible weight of trailer and payload combined)
  • Curb weight: TBD
  • Max. payload weight: TBD
  • Coupler: TBD
  • Requirements: TBD
  • You must provide your own vehicle capable of towing this trailer and your payload.

To Book a Trailer:

  1. Read the resource description above and make sure it meets your requirements.
  2. Check the calendar below to make sure your requested dates are available.
  3. If everything checks out, fill out the following form.
  4. Please contact the Engineering Design Teams Coordinator (EDTC) if you would like to edit or remove a booking (team.engineering@ubc.ca).
  5. The EDTC will follow up with the required combinations to access the enclosure and the trailers.

Picking-Up and Returning a Trailer:

  1. If the gate to the enclosure is locked, you can open it using the provided combination. Please note that the combination line on the gate lock is the TOP LINE of numbers, not the middle line of numbers as many people anticipate. Please re-lock the gate when you leave.
  2. At the request of the Gas Gun Enclosure Researchers, if you are picking up a trailer while there are people working in the Gas Gun Enclosure, please walk inside the building and give them a quick idea of what you will be doing and how long it will take.
  3. To unlock the trailer you will be using, you can find the trailer’s keys inside a combination key-safe. When you are done using the trailer, please return the keys to the key-safe.
  4. IMPORTANT: we are guests in the Gas Gun Enclosure. We must be sure that the trailers stay as out of the way as possible. Please leave the trailers parked in their designated location.

Notes:

  • There is to be absolutely no food in the trailers! The Gas Gun Enclosure has a history of rat problems and we do not want this to affect our trailers.
  • Please be aware of your noise level when you are in the enclosure. It is a working lab and we do not want to interrupt the research being done.

 

Ledcor Group Composites room:

  • Located in the EDC competition space (EDC 101)
  • Rules:
    • May be used for composites layup and sanding.  NO spark-generating activities or sources of ignition allowed.
    • New users must first complete a Safety Orientation of the space and Respirator Fit Training.
    • The space must be clean and empty at the end of each use.
    • Failure to follow these rules may lead to temporary or permanent loss of access privileges to the room.
    • Teams must book the room before using the space.

To Book the Composites Room:

  1. Read the resource description above and make sure it meets your requirements.
  2. Check the calendar below to make sure your requested dates are available.
  3. Bookings can be completed using the following form.
  4. Please contact the EDTC if you would like to edit or remove a booking.

 

Note: If the calendar is too cluttered, you can change the visibility of different resources using the dropdown menu in the top right corner.