Welcome to the Build, RVA community!
Build, RVA is a makerspace, co-working & DIY facility. Everyone is responsible for their own actions and safety. You agree to the Terms and Conditions upon signing up for a membership or entering the facility.
In consideration of being a member or guest of Build, and the use of the premises, tools and equipment provided by Build, I hereby agree to the following:
Access to the premises to work on projects on my own or with other members. Use of community tools, computers and other equipment that is located on the premises. Reservation and rental of LASERs, CNC mill & routers, woodshop, welding, metalshop, sewing & embroidery, and more. For an additional fee, access to a storage unit is available for me to store my belongings and projects.
Rules and Obligations
Members must be at least 8 years of age. Associate members and youth members (8-17 years of age) must have an associated primary member present on-site while at the facility. Youth members must be under direct supervision of their guardian member while on-site. Primary members are allowed to add up to four (4) associate members as an add-on. I agree that for security and safety reasons I may be subject to video surveillance while present on the premises. I agree to clean and return all work areas I use to their original state of cleanliness. After given notice, I do not clean all work areas I use to their original state of cleanliness, I will immediately be charged and pay a cleaning fee of $20.00. The second time I do not clean and return any work areas I use to their original state of cleanliness and given notice, I will immediately be charged and pay a cleaning fee of $30.00. I agree that by participating in or attending any activity in connection with Build, whether on or off the premises, I consent to the use of any photographs, pictures, film or videotape taken of me or provided by me for publicity, promotion, television, websites or any other use, and expressly waive any right of privacy, compensation, copyright or other ownership right connected to the same. I agree that anything that I place or store on the premises is done so entirely at my own risk. Build is not responsible for any loss of or damage to my property. I agree not to touch or use any tool or piece of equipment unless I have been certified by Build, and consider myself experienced in the use, maintenance, and risks associated with said equipment. I agree to operate said equipment in a responsible and prudent manner and pursuant to any manufacturer's safety guidelines regarding said equipment. I agree not to remove any tools, equipment, or other property from Build without written authorization from the staff. I agree that I will not operate or use any equipment on the premises while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and understand that Build may terminate my membership if Build determines, in its sole discretion, that I am under the influence of drugs or alcohol while operating equipment. I agree to be considerate of other members when on the premises by respecting the noise level of equipment I may be using, my voice, and/or music.
I agree to be respectful to other members, volunteers and employees of Build and to not verbally or physically harass or assault other members, employees or volunteers of Build. I further understand that Build may terminate my membership if Build determines, in its sole discretion, that I am being disrespectful or rude to other members, volunteers or employees of Build or am in violation of any other rules or obligations contained herein. I agree not to touch or use any tool or piece of equipment unless I have passed Build’s certification examination, and consider myself experienced in the use, maintenance, and risks associated with said equipment. I further agree not to remove any tools, equipment, or other property from Build without written authorization from the staff. I agree to return all tools and equipment to their original place and in the same condition that they were in prior to my use of said tools and equipment or will be subject to replacement costs. I agree to fully compensate Build for the full cost to repair or replace any furniture, tools, equipment or damage to the premises that is a result of my negligent or careless behavior including but not limited to the triggering of automatic safety mechanisms such as the SawStop destructible stop.
I agree that if I bring a guest with me onto Build’s premises, I will pay $5.00 for the guest day pass. I willingly agree to comply with terms and conditions for membership. If I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately. I agree not to store materials on-site except for within a rentable storage locker or designated storage area until after I have completed the necessary storage form and paid the monthly rental fee. I will remove all excess or unused materials from the premises when I leave the facility each day. If I fail to remove excess materials, I agree to pay a $25 clean-up fee for their removal. I agree to fully assume all risks associated with my membership and use of Build, RVA’s premises and equipment and release Build, RVA, its members, officers, agents, directors and employees from any and all liability arising out of my membership and use of Build, RVA’s premises and equipment including, but not limited to, any damage, loss or injury to me and my property while on the premises or using any equipment located on the premises regardless of whether said damage or injury results from the negligence of Build, RVA, its members, officers, agents, directors or employees or from any other cause.
Release of Liability and Disclaimers
ASSUMPTION OF RISK: I acknowledge that inherent risks, dangers and hazards exist when using hand tools, power tools, manufacturing equipment, working with or constructing electronic circuits, soldering, welding or otherwise working with metal, using chemicals or building materials and other related activities. Participation in these activities and the use of equipment associated with electronics, manufacturing, construction and scientific practices may result in injury, illness, loss of limb, death or damage to personal property. These risks and dangers may be caused by myself, other members, by accident, acts of nature or other causes. Risks and dangers may arise from foreseeable or unforeseeable causes including, but not limited to electrocution, burns, impalement, injury from slips or falls, or loss of limb.
RELEASE OF LIABILITY: I fully assume all risks associated with participation in events and use of Build, RVA’s premises and equipment and exempt and release Build, RVA, its members, officers, agents, directors and employees from liability arising out of any damage, loss or injury to the member or the member’s property while upon the premises or using any equipment of the organization or while participating in any of the activities contemplated by this agreement whether such loss, damage, or injury results from the negligence of the corporation, its members, agents, or from some other cause. Build, RVA does not guarantee that all equipment will always be in working order and will not be held liable for any damages, including but not limited to loss of production or income, that may result from equipment not being available for use.
COVENANT NOT TO SUE: The member agrees never to institute any suit or action at law otherwise against Build, RVA, its members, officers, board members, agents, directors or employees, nor to initiate or any way assist the prosecution of any claim for damages or course of action which the member, member’s heirs, executors or administrators hereafter may have by reason of injury to the person of the member or to the member’s property arising from the activities contemplated by this agreement. If the member does initial legal action against Build, RVA, its members, officers, board members, agents, directors or employees, the member hereby agrees to reimburse Build, RVA, its members, officers, board members, agents, directors or employees for all costs incurred as a result of said legal action including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney’s fees.
THIRD PARTY INDEMNIFICATION: The member will indemnify, save and hold harmless Build, RVA, its members, officers, board members, directors, agents and employees from any and all losses, claims, actions, or proceedings of every kind and character which may be presented or initiated by any other persons or organizations and which arise directly or indirectly from the actions of the member while engaged in the activities contemplated by this agreement.
I hereby acknowledge that I have CAREFULLY read all of the provisions above, fully understand the terms and conditions expressed there, and do freely choose acceptance of the provisions of the foregoing paragraphs relating to assumption of risk, release of liability, covenant not to sue, and third party indemnification.