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COMMISSIONING AN INDOOR CULTIVATION FACILITY

26 September, 2019

There was inadequate commissioing of a newly constructed indoor cultivation facility. During the rush to get growing, several building systems lacked their desired functionality. The climate management system never performed as promised and powdery mildew (PM) and botrytis (grey mold) are now common in cultivation compartments. Making matters worse is... Read More

Engineers reviewing construction plan set for an indoor cultivation facility - Integratedbio

WHAT IS AN OWNER’S ENGINEER? | INDOOR CULTIVATION FACILITY

23 September, 2019

Owner’s Engineers provide technical ability to an Owner. These technical professionals fill experience gaps in the development of an indoor cultivation facility and protects the interest of the owner. Owner's Engineering Companies also provide access to a cadre of multi-disciplinary professionals who primarily focus on avoiding design errors. They also... Read More

Midwest Medical Cannabis Cultivation Example - Integratedbio

ILLINOIS CANNABIS BILL REQUIRES EFFICIENT INDOOR CULTIVATION FACILITY DESIGN

8 September, 2019

Cannabis growers in Illinois must improve their indoor cultivation facility design. This is because higher standards are required for energy and water use due to House Bill 1438 (Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act). The Cultivation Center application requires that applicants submit specific plan sets to the Department of Agriculture to... Read More

Commissioning an indoor cultivation facility - Integratedbio

BACKUP POWER GENERATOR FOR INDOOR CULTIVATION

4 May, 2019

WHY A BACKUP POWER GENERATOR SYSTEM? An indoor cultivation business owner asks his facility manager, “How could this happen?” Their crop is dying after a storm takes out power in a large area and makes roads difficult to travel. There was no backup power generator or emergency power plan in... Read More

Project Management

INDOOR CULTIVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT

9 April, 2019

PRINTER-FRIENDLY PDF The indoor cultivation project management lifecycle can be lengthy, complex, and require significant capital investment. The incentive to invest will result from a well-defined market opportunity. Each Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) initiative has unique objectives depending on market participation, owner type, geography, and governing policies. Initial mistakes are... Read More

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