Consulting

Eventually, everything connects – people, ideas, objects. The quality of the connections is the key to quality per se.

Charles Eames

For both the education and commercial sectors, IBL supports projects at any stage of development. Below are many of the typical services IBL provides, but customized services are also available. In addition to in-house skills, IBL has established strong working relationships with a large network of professional that can also be drawn upon. IBL handles the micro to the macro, from one-time advice about purchasing a machine to designing a district-wide FabLab implementation plan, IBL’s collaborative approach and proven track record will help you achieve your goals.

  • Allocation and Management of Funding
    • Grant Research and Sourcing
    • Budget management for equipment and materials purchasing and installation
    • Purchasing Priorities
    • School District Initiatives Advocate?
  • Curriculum Development
    • Adapt FabLab program to fit the school’s current curriculum
    • Work collaboratively with educators, staff and other stakeholders to create an education plan based on STE(A)M pillars
    • Create a collaborative plan with all stakeholders
    • Outcome Assessment: map FabLab skills to assessment metrics  
  • Space Programming:
    • Design lab layout and analysis     
    • Design: 3D modeling
    • Facility upgrades
    • Equipment acquisition, set-up, and installation
    • Maintenance and technical support
  • Professional Development
    • IBL will work with faculty and staff to create a customized Professional Development Plan (PDP), with accompanying manuals and training materials, that includes:
      • Machine use and equipment
      • Integration with existing curriculum or training in newly developed curriculum
      • Hands-on focused learning
      • Schedule and Program Management
      • Assessment and Metrics models