Designing and constructing a large-scale cannabis production facility can be a daunting prospect to say the least. In some ways, it is seemingly straightforward, but many factors can be overlooked or underestimated. Something as simple as under-sizing environmental chilling capabilities can have disastrous results, and will cost approximately the same to remedy as doing it correctly from the start. In addition to the 20 tips provided in Cannabis Business Times’ April and May issues, here are 12 more methods for mitigating possibilities of costly design and construction mistakes, as well as production interruptions.
1. Plan for proper plumbing.
When growers expand incrementally, it is common to carry over practices that were previously utilized in small-scale growing. A mistake I often witness is the under-sizing of plumbing. I have seen many cultivators fail to properly estimate their water drainage capabilities, resulting in either slow drainage or worse—water can back up