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A&E Design (Architecture, Structural, MEP Engineering)
Design/Build (General Contractor)

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9,500 SF Volatile & Non-volatile Extraction Facility


This client purchased a 9,500 SF existing manufacturing facility built in the 1930s. The building located in the identified cannabis business zone by the City of Los Angeles was a good candidate for a new extraction facility.

Cannatech Builders led the design and engineering effort crafting multiple C1D1 enclosures (blast resistant) to accommodate volatile manufacturing using ethanol. The Cannatech architectural and engineering team delivered a full set of construction documents, which were approved for permit by the City of Los Angeles to deliver a renovated extraction operation and an attached distribution operation.

The building redesign presented significant challenges in modernizing the space for current compliant operations, such as creating an indoor loading dock (a requirement for this type of facility within the city limits), rehabilitation of an existing mezzanine, and significant structural enhancements.

Further, Cannatech worked with the City of Los Angeles to comply with the city’s requirements for material storage, specifically for ethanol. In addition, Cannatech performed the research to allow for a variance regarding current code parking requirements, sanctioning a significant grandfathering of existing parking spots.