Workshop & laboratory
IPARC has its headquarters in a business premises on the outskirts of Brussels, situated very close to the national (cargo) airport and at the junction of the main approach roads; it is easily reached by public transport. This ensures that the journey from home to work is a convenient one for both staff and trainees.
When fitting out the workshop (ca 700 m2) we heavily invested in security, fire detection technology, organization and adequate adaption of the climate requirements of the work zone of each individual specialism.
Potentially damaging, dust-proof/dusty, and noisy activities are isolated from each other; the laboratory, moreover, is located in a separate zone, so that all analyses can take place together, with direct access to digitalisation via camera or computer. The workshop is fully equipped, so that several objects can be treated in parallel, and has a wide range of technical equipment, easels and treatment tables, including a hot vacuum table. In setting it up, particular attention was paid to the organisation of the materials and the inventorying of materials and objects.
Extraction is provided at a number of points where vapours and odours may be released in the course of treatment.