July 2015, Palo Alto/Redwood City, CA – The Statewide Educational Wrap-Up Program Joint Powers Authority (SEWUP JPA) has recognized Allana Buick & Bers, Inc. (ABBAE), in conjunction with the San Mateo County Community College District, for their work on The Cañada College Solar Photovoltaic System Project.
The Statewide Educational Wrap-Up Program Joint Powers Authority (SEWUP JPA) is a not-for-profit, Owner Controlled Insurance Program, otherwise known as an OCIP or Wrap Up. Made up of over 500 California Schools and Community College Districts, their Mission is to provide a comprehensive, safety-focused, risk-controlled, cost effective construction insurance program for public education agencies. The SEWUP JPA “Safety Awards” were created in 2008 to stimulate interest in accident prevention and recognize safe work practices.
“We are thrilled to be recognized,” says Karim Allana, ABBAE’s CEO and Principal. “This award truly demonstrates the core ABBAE philosophy of doing everything right the first time and to the best of our ability. Although cutting corners can appear to save time and lower costs, we know that quality of workmanship and proper procedure promotes building longevity and saves money in the long run.”
The Cañada College Solar Photovoltaic System Project
Allana Buick and Bers (ABBAE) was retained by San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) to design and construct a turnkey solar photovoltaic (PV) system for Cañada College. The project scope covered the design, procurement, project and construction management, and construction of the project, and related operations and maintenance services.
ABBAE’s 1.25 MW DC system was selected to deliver overall highest net financial benefit, maximize the California Solar Initiative rebate, and provide the maximum energy harvest on Cañada College’s 3.5 acre site. A highly efficient panel and inverters were used to maximize output based on a reliable track record of performance.