SFG20 drives down costs for clients
The Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) has announced new customisation and prioritisation components for its industry standard maintenance schedules, to help users simplify the tendering process; reduce building maintenance costs and ensure compliance with relevant legislation.
Economic challenges faced by the building maintenance industry have powered the launch of a new SFG20: the most comprehensive and budget-friendly product update to impact building maintenance standards since the SFG20 launch over 22 years ago.
Clients, consultants and contractors can now customise maintenance regimes to streamline the tendering, budget and compliance process.
Bruce Kirton, B&ES Publications Chief Executive, said: “SFG20 has long been recognised as the backbone to the building engineering services maintenance industry. But with that recognition comes the responsibility to help our customers work efficiently and deliver against austerity budgets. The new SFG20 rationalises the way clients, consultants and contractors work together, streamlining the tendering process and associated project management.”
Designed for contractors, consultants and end-users, the SFG20 web service now offers bespoke maintenance models for specific building types including schools, commercial offices, banks, prisons, libraries, hotels, retail units and car-parks – with more to come.
By customising the core task library to suit a range of needs, clients, consultants and contractors can ensure relevant statutory/regulatory compliance and prevent the costly over-maintaining of assets. Inclusion of RICS’ new rules of measurement finally completes the build, maintain, replace standard life-cycle costing model, and new criticality ratings enable clear prioritisation of maintenance tasks to streamline budget and project management.