Thorson Baker + Associates - Consulting Engineers

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A "Growing" Market

Ohio House Bill 523 legalizing medical marijuana in Ohio became effective on September 8, 2016 and ushered several new burgeoning construction opportunities for the A&E industries.  TBA has been at the forefront of teaming up with local architectural firms to provide engineering design services for the construction of new processing and distribution facilities. 

The primary purpose of the processing facilities is for the growth of the cannabis plants and / or the extraction of medical cannabis for the medical marijuana community. The cannabis is primarily distributed in the form of dried cannabis flower, tinctures, edibles, and topical creams. Over the past two years, TBA has put together a team of engineering experts who have become familiar with the technical aspects of the growth and extraction process. The extreme demands associated with pharmaceutical processing including tight environmental tolerances, ventilation,  life safety concerns, security, and safety are at the forefront of our engineering designs.   TBA has had the opportunity to provided structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering for three such facilities ranging in size from 7,500 SF to 50,000 SF.

Dispensaries are critical for safely and effectively distributing the product in a comfortable retail-like atmosphere.  It is important that we incorporate design concepts that enhance the customer experience, protect the products in a secure and controlled environment, and provide a good working space for the employees.  We recognize that dispensaries, like the processing plants, are critical environments for the storage and handling of the products and also need to be user friendly and welcoming for the public. TBA has been involved in the design of over 11 dispensaries throughout the state of Ohio.

TBA would be happy to partner with your team to provide engineering services for medical marijuana facilities. Let our experts use our experience to enhance the value and quality of your buildings.  Contact Nate Kobb for more information!