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The SFG20 Resource Modeller, a novel online tool developed by the team behind SFG20, has garnered recognition in the form of Tomorrow's FM Awards 2023 for its innovation in the facilities management market. Primarily designed to map specific building requirements, this tool aids facility managers in determining the most cost-effective strategy for managing service and maintenance tasks. It addresses a key challenge faced by commissioning teams: producing indicative costs of maintenance based on factors like building design, location, materials used, services installed, and size
We are proud to announce that SFG20, the industry-definitive standard for building maintenance specifications, has been named a supplier on the Crown Commercial Service's G Cloud 13 framework. This recognition will enable us to further support public sector entities in achieving maximum commercial value and efficiency in their building maintenance operations. We remain committed to helping specifiers stay compliant, extend the operating life of their systems, and control costs while avoiding over or under-maintenance.
SFG20 aligns with the Building Safety Act & Fire Safety Regulations, providing reassurance for building owners and managers amidst a flurry of new regulations. With the introduction of stringent legal requirements for fire safety in high-rise buildings, SFG20's updated service and maintenance schedules ensure compliance. The tool aids in addressing regulatory changes, aiding sectors to embed these into their day-to-day operations
Rising energy costs and safety concerns necessitate a reevaluation of maintenance strategies. While many undervalue facilities management, its importance for long-term savings and legal compliance is growing. SFG20's Resource Modeller, a digital tool, aids in accurate maintenance costing, identifying risks, and ensuring compliance. This cloud-based tool maps building requirements, enabling cost-efficient strategies, sustainability goals, and carbon emission reductions. It's been shortlisted for Tomorrow’s FM Awards, highlighting its significance in the FM sector.
Leading professional bodies in the built environment are collaborating to align data standards for costing, carbon, and maintenance, aiming to improve whole-life building performance. This initiative, driven by government demands, seeks to enhance digital life cycle costing and maintenance. The collaboration will ensure consistent asset data capture, optimizing maintenance budgets, reducing costs, and achieving carbon reduction targets. The goal is to bridge the gap between construction data and maintenance planning, ensuring efficient and cost-effective building management.
SFG20 discussed the future of maintenance in an IWFM SIG webinar. A poll revealed top priorities include improved use of FM systems and condition-based maintenance. The industry is transitioning from spreadsheets to software systems, emphasising data connectivity. Integrating planned preventative maintenance with reactive and predictive methods was highlighted, with maintenance strategies tailored to individual company objectives. SFG20 is collaborating on a digital maintenance project with Avison Young and Omni.
Infraspeak has joined SFG20's API partner network, enabling users to integrate SFG20's industry-standard building maintenance software. This partnership ensures streamlined facilities management, reducing manual updates and potential errors. SFG20's web-based system offers over 1200 maintenance schedules, ensuring buildings remain compliant with evolving best practices and legislation.
BESA partners with Omni Telemetry and Avison Young for Digital Led Maintenance using SFG20 software. Omni's real-time systems optimise building performance, while Avison Young enhances maintenance practices. The collaboration aims for energy efficiency, improved air quality, and supports the UK's Net Zero 2050 goal.
SFG20 introduces the Residential Property Functional Set, offering over 750 maintenance schedules for residential properties. Developed by BESA, it ensures buildings meet safety and legislative standards. Amidst heightened scrutiny on building safety, this tool aids in compliance, efficient planning, and cost-saving, benefiting landlords, maintenance teams, and residents.