Commercial Cannabis Cultivation Facility Cubes
About Modular Construction
Modular construction is a process in which a building is constructed off-site, under controlled factory conditions, using the same materials and designing to the same codes and standards as conventionally built facilities – but in about half the time.
Custom-built modular structures meet the same code requirements as traditional buildings, yet they offer unlimited applications and mobilizations that conventional buildings, trailers, portable shelters and containers, used for similar purposes, simply cannot match.
Portable, durable and entirely customizable, the structures recommended by cannabis business consulting and strategy firm J. Whitney & Co. are multi-story capable and available in lengths up to 60 ft. All modular cube configurations start from a structural steel space frame that can be customized to exact requirements, including walls, doors, windows, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, data, décor and furnishings, and are delivered turnkey with plug and play utility connections.
Modular facilities are easy to transport and reconfigure, which means that a single modular structure can be utilized for various projects indifferent locations, multiple times. All cubes used by J. Whitney & Co.'s modular manufacturing partner have a versatile corner design for easy pick-up, connections and anchoring on-site. They also feature integrated fork lift pockets for ease of movement, without requiring specialized equipment.
Benefits of Modular Construction in General
The factory-controlled process generates less waste, creates fewer site disturbances and allows for tighter construction.
Greater Flexibility and Reuse:
Modular buildings can be disassembled, and the modules can be relocated or refurbished for new use, reducing the demand for raw materials and minimizing the amount of energy expended to create a building to meet the new need.
Construction of modular buildings occurs simultaneously with site work, allowing projects to be completed in half the time of traditional construction.
Reduced Construction Schedule:
Because construction of modular buildings can occur simultaneously with the site and foundation work, projects can be completed 30% to 50% sooner than traditional construction.
Elimination of Weather Delays:
60 - 90% of the construction is completed inside a factory, which mitigates the risk of weather delays. Buildings are occupied sooner, creating a faster return on investment.
Built to Code with Quality Materials:
Modular buildings are built to meet or exceed the same building codes and standards as site-built structures, and the same architect-specified materials used in conventionally constructed buildings are used in modular construction projects.
Less Material Waste:
When building in a factory, waste is eliminated by recycling materials, controlling inventory and protecting building materials.
Improved Air Quality:
Because the modular structure is substantially completed in a factory-controlled setting using dry materials, the potential for high levels of moisture being trapped in the new construction is eliminated.
Modular buildings are built with the same materials and to the same building codes and architectural specifications as traditional construction.
The indoor construction environment reduces the risks of accidents and related liabilities for workers.
Limitless Design Opportunities:
Modular units may be designed to fit in with external aesthetics of any existing building and modular units, once assembled, are virtually indistinguishable from their site-built counterparts.
Why Use ModularFacilities for Cannabis and Hemp Cultivation Facilities?
Modular cannabis and hemp cultivation facilities manufactured by construction partners of J. Whitney & Co., are fully customizable to meet individual requirements for cannabis or hemp cultivation processes, procedures and equipment. Some benefits of using modular cubes for hemp and cannabis cultivation facilities include:
- Once a cannabis or hemp cultivation business wants to expand an operation, it can be done quickly with minimum disruption – additional modular cubes easily connect to existing structures.
- Modular cubes have the engineering to withstand geographic load criteria or ambient weather conditions
- Modular cubes can be used in an existing indoor warehouse OR as a standalone exterior structure
- Modular cubes can be built up to 3 stories
- Modular cubes can be built for underground use
- Security and surveillance systems available per local jurisdiction requirements
Modular Cube Customization for Cannabis and Hemp Cultivation
ModularCubes provide a turnkey solution for cannabis and hemp cultivation applications. Cubes are easy to transport by truck to the desired location and can be quickly installed using a forklift to create a permanent structure. The structure can be easily dismantled, relocated, reassembled, expanded or re-configured. The owner has complete flexibility with minimal disruption.
Standard Cultivation Cubes are 24’ x 48’ (1,152 sq. ft.) and can easily be connected to other cube structures.
Cannabis and Hemp Cultivation Cubes can be equipped with:
- Water supply
- Reverse Osmosis water systems
- Water storage tanks
- Carbon Dioxide supply
- Water recovery system
- Air filtration
- Oscillating fans
- Air scrubber(designed to meet code and regulations)
Trim & Dry Room Modules
Trim and drying rooms can easily be added to an existing growing operation. Trim rooms provide individual trimming stations that are 30” x 48”for each employee. Drying rooms are equipped with hanging racks.
A standard trim and drying room facility is 24’ x 24’ (576 sq.ft.), and can be equipped with:
- Dehumidification system
- LED lighting
- Flat and other drying methods available
- Supplemental heat available as required
Standard Features of Constructed Cannabis and Hemp Modular Cultivation Facilities
- 3⁄16 ̋ Non-slip coated steel plate flooring • Utilite wall paneling & ceiling
- 4́ x 7 ́ exterior door
- Fully insulated: R-21 in walls, R-28 in floor and R-35 in roof
- HVAC:5-ton wall-mount HVAC units (4)
- Lighting:4 ́ interior LED lights with timer switches, (8 white, 4 green), Gavita Pro1000e DE light fixtures (32) and exterior light (1)
- 5’x 20’ actuating grow tables with wire mesh surface and trellis rods (7)
- Wall-mounted oscillating fans with variable speed switches (14)
- OverheadDual 205 dehumidifiers (2), 14 ̋ x 48 ̋ Phresh filters (4) and 14” Vortex fans (2)
- 12-megapixel panoramic camera
- External three-phase connections (4)
Physical Specifics of Modular Cube Cannabis and Hemp Cultivation Facilities
- Welded structural steel tube frame enhances the Cube’s overall strength and increases options for customization.
- The Cultivation Cube height is 12 ́. Cube lengths and widths are available in increments of 8 ́, 10́ and 12 ́.
- Modular wall panel scan be easily customized with doors, windows, and other options.
- Premium components are utilized inside and out for durability and long life.
- Each Cube is engineered to your specific location conditions to withstand snow load, wind load and seismic events.
- Utility connections are preconfigured for a convenient and simple installation.
- Installation is quick and simple. When delivered, Cubes can be set in position, connected to site utilities and ready to use immediately.
- Water recovery system
OVERALL BENEFITS OF MODULAR CUBE FACILITY CONSTRUCTION FOR CANNABIS BUSINESSES
Earlier Cannabis Business Launch
Usually, when constructing a new building for a cannabis business, the building doesn't start until all of the groundwork has been done on the land. It can take 6 months to a year for the groundwork to complete and only then does the construction of the facility begin. With modular construction, the cannabis business facility is constructed simultaneously with the groundwork so it's ready to go as soon as the groundwork wraps up. This means the cannabis or hemp business gets to open earlier, thus generating revenues months earlier than it would with traditional construction.
Cannabis business is expensive. There are high licensing fees, higher taxes paid, expensive equipment, and more. Because of this, the accelerated launch date is especially huge for cannabis businesses.
Ease of Business Expansion
The level of customization and ease of facility expansion are extremely important. Often, cannabis cultivation facilities launch operations and have plans for future expansion, but don't yet have the capacity or need to expand. Once these cannabis businesses scale and are ready to expand their physical cultivation facility to accommodate business growth, they are faced with lengthy disruption in operations and risk of exposing employees and cannabis or hemp crops to air contaminants.
Modularly constructed cannabis cultivation facilities make expansion simpler and more efficient because the additional modules can be built off site and then added on to the existing facility once ready. This means a decrease in business disruption and a decreased risk of contaminating the air and affecting cannabis product or employees. Having a crop ruined, products contaminated, or MMJ patients unable to come to a dispensary because of construction dust and debris is an expensive risk to take.
Custom-built modular structures for cannabis businesses meet the same code requirements as traditional buildings, yet they offer unlimited applications and mobilizations that conventional buildings, trailers, portable shelters and containers, used for similar purposes, simply cannot match. Furthermore, modular facilities manufactured by J. Whitney & Co.'s manufacturing partner are completely capable of fully adhering to all cannabis specific regulations such as vaults and robust security systems. Cannabis regulatory compliance means smooth certificate of operations approval by the state and local cannabis regulators. The standards for cannabis cultivation facilities are HIGH, most especially from a quality control perspective. Factory made modular grow rooms allow a cannabis or hemp cultivation license owner to oversee every specification of the facility and make sure there's not a building flaw in place that could risk the quality of the processes, procedures or cannabis products.
Ease of Relocation
Cannabis businesses frequently move from their original location to a more prime spot once jurisdiction allow, landlords allow, or the company has made enough money to afford a new property in a prime location. Usually, moving a cannabis business to a new location would mean leaving the original facility behind and building a new one which takes time.
Modular cannabis business facilities can be moved from one location to the next, so a cannabis business is good to go as soon as it shows up to the new property and gets all state and local regulatory approvals. No assets left behind and no wait time for the construction of the new facility. If a cannabis business wants an updated facility for the new location, there is no need to leave the modular facility behind! The existing modular facility can be renovated, just like a traditionally constructed facility.
Contact us at jwhitneyco.com to talk more about developing a modular cannabis facility for your cultivation, production or dispensary.