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SFG20 standard maintenance specification for building and engineering services

B&ES Publications’ SFG20 is widely regarded as the industry standard for businesses or individuals responsible for maintaining, managing or specifying the maintenance of building services.

Behind the licensed web-based tool is a technical committee responsible for the ongoing updating and progression of SFG20, ensuring it is kept up to date with legal and best practice guidelines and consistently meets users’ needs. As a result, a new SFG20 web tool has been launched in November 2012.

The new software enables anyone to create and customise maintenance standards applicable to their specific project and/or estate and facilities’ functional requirements to establish precise asset by asset service level specifications, and to model the regime to their business needs, strategies and contractual obligations and budgets.

New colour coded criticality ratings enable clear prioritisation of maintenance tasks to streamline budget and project management.

The New SFG20

New SFG20 standard maintenance specification for building and engineering services drives down costs for clients, consultants and contractors.

The Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) has announced new customisation and prioritisation components for its industry standard maintenance schedules – SFG20:  the most comprehensive product update to impact building maintenance standards since the SFG20 launch over 22 years ago.

The SFG20 web service now offers bespoke maintenance models for specific building types. By customising the core task library to suit a range of needs, clients, consultants and contractors can ensure compliance and prevent the costly over-maintaining of assets. New criticality ratings enable clear prioritisation of tasks to streamline budget and project management.

The new three-part SFG20 is comprised of:

•Core: Dynamic web service with over 400 industry standard maintenance specifications covering all principal types of heating, cooling and ventilation, installation plant, and electrical services, complete with regular technical updates.
•Customiser Compliance: The new Customiser tool allows users to create a bespoke building maintenance task library, including addition of new non-core tasks such as fabric maintenance, and print bespoke booklets of applicable standards.  Customiser includes links to all relevant statutory/legal obligations and references, together with regular updates to define compliant maintenance.
•Customiser Service Model: Enables users to prioritise maintenance regimes using simple criticality ratings to model multiple ‘fit for function’ service regimes that avoid under or over maintaining assets.  Pre-defined functional models (such as schools, retail, offices) allow users to refine their specific requirements.  Client/site specific data can then be printed as a customised pdf or downloaded into tender documents and FM software (subject to licence) as required


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