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SFG20 has launched a package tailored for the UK's 20,000 care homes. This web-based tool offers over 560 customisable maintenance schedules across 22 categories, ensuring care homes meet current legislation and best practices. It promotes energy efficiency, cost savings, and supports occupant health, reflecting the vital role buildings play in well-being.
SFG20 won the Innovation Award 2020 at the Constructing Excellence Midlands ceremony. Collaborating with ONE and Northumbria University, they innovated data integration into BIM, enabling early PPM Schedules extraction, enhancing transparency, and saving time and costs.
SFG20 aids industry professionals in managing suspended access systems (SAS), ensuring safety and compliance. Users have reported up to 28% savings in running costs. Collaborating with SAEMA, three specialist SAS schedules were developed. The Duty Holder ensures SAS safety, maintenance, and proper training. Regular inspections, load testing, and thorough examinations are mandated for SAS.
BESA partners with ThisWeekinFM, offering members a platform to share industry news with facilities management professionals. This partnership also involves SFG20, the definitive standard for maintenance. Steve Tomkins of SFG20 emphasizes the importance of this collaboration, especially given current industry challenges. ThisWeekinFM aims to amplify BESA's voice and insights in the sector.
BESA and SFG20 join the UK BIM Alliance to promote building information modelling (BIM) in the building engineering sector. Amidst increased digital adoption during Covid-19, this collaboration aims to enhance industry digitalisation, improve productivity, and standardise BIM usage, supporting the sector's future digital transformation and building performance optimization.
NBS and BESA partner to enhance digital adoption in construction. They'll map Uniclass 2015 classification codes to SFG20 maintenance schedules, streamlining BIM projects and promoting a whole-life approach to building. This collaboration aims to improve data consistency, drive quality, and expedite digital transformation in the construction industry.
SFG20, a leading service and maintenance tool, has introduced an Approved Provider scheme that could save building owners and operators up to 20% on maintenance budgets, as stated by BESA. SFG20 offers an extensive online library of maintenance schedules, ensuring compliance with updated standards and legislation. The new scheme allows third-party maintenance software companies to directly import SFG20 schedules into their systems, simplifying the maintenance process.
SFG20, in collaboration with Northumbria University, has secured a government grant to create a BIM interface for its industry-standard maintenance specification service. This "SFG20 for BIM" will enable seamless data transfer between building models and SFG20, enhancing construction to Operation & Maintenance transitions. The initiative aims to foster collaboration across the building cycle, with a market launch expected in early 2016.
SFG20 won in the Service and Maintenance Initiative of the Year category, being judged as "innovative" and having the potential to transform the service and maintenance sector to deliver better outcomes and value for money.