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Design and Construction
Bickel Consulting provides end-to-end cannabis cultivation design and construction services. We partner with your architect to ensure your facility is designed and planned correctly the first time.
Architectural and Engineering Plan Review
Our team will review and provide feedback on existing plans to make sure everything is in order, and no details are missed. We look at plans through the lens of biosecurity, maximization of canopy and output, efficient process flow, cost-effective construction practices, and ensuring the technology and equipment selected are the most suited for the application.
Facility Design and Cultivation Planning
Cannabis facilities require very fine attention to detail in order to make operations as smooth and cost-effective as possible. First, our team will create a custom floor plan based on unique project limitations and client goals. The floor plan will tie into a complete cultivation plan that sets the stage for equipment layouts, loads, plant counts, and production numbers for your new facility. After that, we will work hand-in-hand with architects and engineers to ensure that the full drawing sets have every specification needed for construction.
Project Management and Equipment Procurement
Once construction starts on a new or retrofitted facility, there is still plenty of work to be done on the equipment side- and vendors can often make mistakes or miss deadlines. Our team will handle the specification and procurement of the cultivation equipment, such as lighting, benching, irrigation systems, and environmental controls. This will ensure everything is designed and specified properly, shows up on time, and gets installed properly to keep the project on track.
Bickel Consulting will never take any consulting fee, commission, or other financial incentives from an equipment provider. Our only objective is to ensure our clients get the best possible equipment for their application, including being adaptive as new technologies and equipment become available.
Bickel Consulting houses one of the country’s most successful application writing teams. Having finished first in many competitive applications, we provide facility designs, cultivation plans and proformas, and technical writing for competitive applications for cultivation facilities and business opportunities for any state within the U.S. We work directly with application and legal teams to write best-in-class cultivation language and provide all supplemental documentation required for merit-based competitive license applications.
Realistically, you aren’t in the cannabis business: you’re in the compliance business. So to get to cultivation and processing, you must address compliance first. We can help.
Like it or not, you do not completely control your business. We are here to help guide you through the intricacies of government relations.
Across 21 U.S. states and various countries, Bickel Consulting has worked with all styles of cultivation:
- Outdoor, greenhouse, and indoor environments
- Use of native soils and amended organic soil blends, as well as deep water culture, rock wool, aeroponic, and coco coir-based hydroponic methods
- Full cultivation planning, scheduling, and mapping for streamlined startup and ongoing success with predictable results
- Design and consultation for irrigation and drainage, lighting, benching, multi-tiered racks, CO2 systems, drying, and post-harvest processes
- Climate automation and fertigation design, implementation, and training
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program development, implementation, and best practices for pest control and prevention
Standard Operating Procedures
SOPs are the heart of a strong operation. We work alongside you in creating, editing, and implementing Standard Operating Procedures (along with other operations and compliance documents such as checklists, logs, and manuals). We also have time-tested in-house SOPs that have been created and adapted through years of large-scale commercial experience in dozens of successful operations. Our standard SOP set is adaptable to many different styles and techniques in growing, and has been successfully modified and applied to over 20 facilities with unique requirements.
People are the key to success, and finding experienced cannabis employees is difficult. We can save you time and keep your business running smoothly by interviewing and vetting the right candidates.
Market Strategy and Business Operations
The cannabis landscape is competitive, but we’ll partner with you to develop a winning strategy, whether your needs are in product and branding development, acquisition strategy, or distribution. In addition, we offer real-world cultivation budget, yield, and proforma information so you can build accurate budgets and set proper financial expectations.
National Product Distribution
Bickel Consulting represents independent cannabis producers in every major U.S. market. We can identify new market opportunities for your product and can assist in developing relationships with national brands.
Through our network of trusted partners, we can connect you to individuals and teams who will ensure your business process runs smoothly end-to-end.
- Processing and manufacturing experts
- Brand Partners
- Facility consultants including architects, engineers, HVAC and mechanical contractors.
- Security Firms
- Genetics Suppliers
Due Diligence Services
Are you thinking about investing in a cannabis business? Let us help you see the industry from a cultivator’s perspective. Bickel Consulting provides due diligence for private equity and banks looking to make strategic investments.
Whether acquiring an existing operator or looking at a building to retrofit, our seasoned team is well-equipped to provide feedback on the feasibility of a property for cultivation. We also provide audit services of existing cannabis cultivation operations to help with operational efficiency, biosecurity improvements, and any other issues related to the operational management of your facility.
Design and Document Review
In addition to visiting a physical location, our team is adept at providing feedback on existing design drawings and operational data/ documents to help you make the right decisions for your business.