News and Opinion

Stay up-to-date with the latest press releases, news and opinion from SFG20.

SFG20 welcomes Concerto as latest integration partner

SFG20 is pleased to welcome leading CAFM software platform Concerto as its latest integration partner. The new partnership gives Concerto clients the opportunity to access SFG20’s industry standard software for building maintenance.

BESA (SFG20) partners with Omni Telemetry and Avison Young to make Digital Led Maintenance

SFG DLM is a solution that harnesses the power of BESA’s unique SFG20 maintenance software and combines it with Omni Telemetry’s real-time monitoring systems.

Focusing on turning healthcare buildings into ‘safe havens’

Ventilation has come blinking into the limelight because of the Covid-19 emergency. Building managers are facing detailed questions about how they are improving airflows to help dilute airborne viral loads.

SFG20 launches new software solution for residential landlords, tenants and owners

The new Residential Property Functional Set supports transparency on building maintenance safety requirements for all parties.

SFG20 launches new packaged maintenance solution for the Care Home sector

Featuring over 560 schedules across 22 categories, including specialist equipment found in care homes.

SFG20 Wins Constructing Excellence West Midlands Innovation Award 2020

SFG20 has walked away with the prestigious Innovation Award 2020 from the Consulting Excellence Midlands award ceremony.

SFG20 – working in association with SAEMA – develops elite standard for the SAS

Industry practitioners – facilities managers, building owners, contractors and consultants – working with permanently installed SAS use SFG20 as an essential tool for their project.

Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) to Collaborate with ThisWeekinFM

Through this partnership, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) will be able to offer their members a valuable outlet to share industry news with facilities management decision-makers.

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and SFG20 support the UK BIM Alliance

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and its widely used facilities management solution SFG20 have become affiliates of the UK BIM Alliance.

NBS and BESA partner to join-up digital construction - Mapping Uniclass 2015 to SFG20

NBS, the leading specification platform for the construction industry, has announced its partnership with BESA to help drive digital adoption throughout the building lifecycle.

New dates announced for Facilities Show amid Coronavirus spread

Facilities Show 2020 which was originally scheduled to be staged in May 2020, will now be held at ExCeL London on 8–10 September 2020. 

BESA acts fast in response to COVID-19

BESA has moved quickly to support the sector by releasing detailed guidance on how buildings can be managed and maintained effectively during the coming weeks and months.

Grenfell - flues, chimneys and exhausts

Continuing our series of looking at the non-cladding aspects of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, we now move onto a key part of a passive fire safety strategy; flues and exhausts.

Grenfell - the symptoms vs the disease - a solution

The simple solution to addressing regulation and enforcement does not requires rafts of legislation but the simple enforcement of simplified regulations designed to give us a safe & healthy building environment.

Grenfell - the symptoms vs the disease

There are rightly calls for wholesale change & after years of sniping at ‘unnecessary regulations’ we may have to reverse the attempts at cutting red tape. But what were those regulations and might they have led to this tragedy? 

Grenfell - Fire Stopping Systems

Passive fire protection, which includes compartmentalization of the entirety of buildings through fire-resistance rated walls and floors, prevents or slows the spread of fire from the room of origin to other building spaces.

Grenfell - what else are we missing?

It goes without saying that many lessons will have to be learned as a result of the horrifying Grenfell Tower tragedy, but improving the way Building Regulations are applied and enforced should be at the top of the list,

Grenfell - when will we learn?

People are already asking questions – questions asked like ‘did the residents have concerns throughout the refurbishment? Were they listened to? If not, why not?

Energy efficiency could cut NHS costs by £400m

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), has taken a look at the digital advancements and potential cost savings that could be on offer to the Healthcare industry.

SFG20 launches approved provider scheme

Building owners and operators could save up to 20% on their annual maintenance budgets with the creation of an Approved Provider scheme for the market leading service and maintenance tool SFG20

Industry bodies agree standard for catering maintenance

The Catering Equipment Suppliers’ Association (CESA) and the BESA group have produced an industry recognised set of maintenance schedules designed to help catering managers prolong the operating life of their equipment.


BESA, CIBSE and the Construction Products Association (CPA) have agreed on the respective roles of the ‘LEXiCON’ and ‘BIMHawk’ tools in developing standardised product data parameters and structures.

SFG20 now includes schedules relating to specialist areas such as catering

We are pleased to announce the launch of our first three specialist areas, exclusively for Customiser Compliance and Service Model level subscribers: Catering Lifts & Access Equipment and Workshop Equipment.

Focus on maintenance at annual CIBSE Building Performance Conference

SFG20's Bruce Kirton will be presenting alongside Sainsbury's Mark Hawker on the importance of planned maintenance at the upcoming Conference.

Primary users can now set various access rights for different users

SFG20 is continually being enhanced, and the vast majority of these developments are driven by our customers..

Service Model subscribers can now customise service times

The customisable features of SFG20 give subscribers additional control and provide opportunities for cost savings within their business.

Service times now added for Service Model subscribers

Service times are now live for Service Model subscribers with schedules displaying the end-to-end service time to complete the tasks on an individual maintenance schedule.

New Service Model functionality and customer website now live

Service Model subscribers logging into SFG20 from today will notice a new look and feel to their existing service.


BESA is collaborating with CIBSE and IHEEM to raise awareness about IAQ and produce detailed guidance for contractors, designers and facilities managers.

SFG20 wins government grant to develop a BIM interface

In partnership with Northumbria University, this work will deliver an innovative new application for the industry standard maintenance specification SFG20 web service.

SFG20 wins at the prestigious 2013 H&V News Awards

SFG20 won in the Service and Maintenance Initiative of the Year category, being judged as "innovative".