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BESA (SFG20) partners with Avison Young and Omni Telemetry to make Digital Lead Maintenance (DLM) achievable for more clients

BESA (SFG20) partners with Avison Young and Omni Telemetry to make Digital Lead Maintenance (DLM) achievable for more clients July 8, 2021

Optimising buildings and establishing best-practice maintenance programmes.

SFG DLM is a solution that harnesses the power of BESA’s (Building Engineering Services Association) unique SFG20 maintenance software and combines it with digital building management specialist Omni Telemetry’s real-time monitoring systems.

Avison Young applies this technology to optimise buildings and establish best-practice maintenance programmes based on the SFG20 standard for its clients. Launched in 1990 by BESA, SFG20 is recognised as the industry standard for building maintenance specifications. The web-based service comprises a growing library of over 1,200 maintenance schedules, covering more than 70 equipment types.

With SFG20 as the cornerstone, combined with Omni Telemetry monitoring systems, Avison Young can use real-time data to improve and standardise best practice maintenance across clients’ estates.

One of the many benefits of SFG DLM is that it allows clients to combine Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) with Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM), while basing decisions on actual building performance data.

Tim Jonck, Director, Avison Young says: “SFG20 is the solid foundation that underpins the standardisation of our approach to maintenance. The application of Omni Telemetry technology provides a real opportunity to enhance and improve our clients’ estates, ensuring we are industry trailblazers in the continuous improvement and management of our built assets.”

BESA’s Head of Business Development, Steve Tomkins says: “Combining CBD with PPM means that clients can develop predictive maintenance regimes based on actual data. This gives them the reassurance that unforeseen faults will be detected when equipment performance moves out of the range of defined tolerances. It is a belt-and-braces approach that sustains asset operation and energy efficiency.”

Neil Wilson, Director of Omni Technology adds: “We are delighted to be part of this collaboration, building on our long-standing relationship with SFG20 as a dynamic data integrator. The application of Omni Box to the Avison Young estate will highlight opportunities for clients to improve and sustain their operations whilst providing surety of asset availability and efficiency through continuous asset monitoring.”

The driver behind the launch of SFG Digitally Lead Maintenance is the UK’s Net Zero 2050 target. As the built environment strives to meet tighter goals on energy efficiency and carbon reduction, there is a pressing need for data-based insights to identify operational improvements.

Another important area of concern for building managers is indoor air quality. This is a topic that BESA has focused on for some time. The Association has highlighted the importance of maintenance in delivering good air quality to building occupants.

Tomkins says: “SFG DLM provides a step-change in the application of Condition Based Monitoring. CBM used to be the preserve of high-value assets, but the falling costs of technology mean that this solution can be more widely applied. SFG DLM will help SFG20 clients establish where they can gain the greatest benefit from their investment. As a result, they will be able to optimise building performance, air quality and energy efficiency.”

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