Cañada College: User Overview
Established in 1968, Canada College is part of the San Mateo Community College District located near Redwood City, California. Located on 132 acres in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Cañada College offers hundreds of day, evening, and weekend courses in more than 40 quality instructional programs to its nearly 7,000 students.
“UVARA has become indespensible to managing three sizeable campuses and interacting with staff and maintenance personnel. We are saving valuable hours every day using UVARA.”
Jose Nunez, Vice Chancellor Facilities Planning & Operations
Primary benefits of using UVARA at this location:
- Manage aging infrastructure and replacement costs
- Capture of institutional knowledge to minimize the number of unknowns
- Investigate isolated components to reduce risk and hazards
- Reduce risks from tree root intrusion into vitrified clay pipe
- Protect the longevity and operation of the water and gas system valves
Products and services used at this location:
UVARA Plan Room
The UVARA Report
UVARA Field Verification
- Acres: 132
- Buildings: 21
- Build Outs:
- Pipe/Conduit Mapped: ~30 linear miles
- Structures/Lights Mapped: 1,674
- Cable Television
- Chilled Water
- Fire Alarm
- Fire Hydrants
- Hot Water
- Joint Trench
- Sanitary Sewer
- Storm Drainage
The InSite Report
The InSite Report is used by those who are responsible for managing the unseen, those charged with the ongoing management of these critical assets on which hundreds of instructors and staff members, and thousands of students daily depend.
The report summarizes the quantity, value (equivalent to replacement cost), and replacement cost timeline of the existing underground site utilities. The inventory was populated from InSite Interactive Maps which is used by the San Mateo Community College District to digitally access the underground utilities for its three campuses (College of San Mateo, Cañada College, and Skyline College).
Documented using The UVARA Report:
- Asset Values
- Replacement Costs
- Asset Attributes
- Remaining Life
- Budget Planning/Substantiation
- Strategic Priorities
- Recommended Actions
BetterGIS Field Verification
For the College of San Mateo College campus utilities depicted are based on original plans provided by SMCCD and field observations. During field observations some utilities were observed in locations that differed from the source documents. In each case the utilities were drawn to best fit the field observations based on the intent of the original source documents and maintain their link to the source documents. No underground utilities were traced, potholed or otherwise verified. Video inspections were not performed. Since the original campus is approximately 93 years old (the 17th oldest campus the 113 campuses in the California Community Colleges system), a series of inspections or capacity analyses is merited.
For more information about InSite and how it is used at this location, please contact us.