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2021 - Week 09
Chronicles of an announced real estate crisis: developers warn about the drifts of the ZAN imperative
Study / Review / Report
While the “Climate and Resilience” bill, one of whose ambitions is to place France on the path of Zero Net Artificialization (ZAN) will be presented in the coming weeks to the National Assembly, UNAM wished to alert on the drifts that the anticipation of such an imperative underlies. Read more
Steel, cement and brick denounce the "dogma" of wood in RE2020
The leaders of four companies of steel, cement, brick, insulation for the construction are against the new "environmental regulation 2020" in the construction (RE 2020) which would favor "the particular interest of some industrialists of wood", in a column published Wednesday in Les Echos. Read more
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Engineering companies lost 11% of their turnover in 2020 as a result of the crisis
Study / Review / Report
Shutdown of construction sites, closure of industrial sites, drop in orders and calls for tenders ... Under the effect of the crisis linked to Covid-19, the turnover of engineering companies fell by 11% in 2020. Read more
Developers alert the state after a drop of nearly a quarter in their new home sales in 2020
Study / Review / Report
Sales of new homes by real estate developers fell by nearly 25% in 2020, announced Thursday the FPI, their federation which fears a "lasting crisis". Read more
The ventilated facade market held up in 2020
Study / Review / Report
Over the whole of 2020, the building market fell in France by 15,2% according to the FFB. In this particular context, the facade market in France is resisting with an 11% decline for the year 2020, according to the annual survey of the National Union of Industries of Quarries and Construction Materials (UNICEM) on the facade and accessories carried out at the request of the National Union of Insulated Cladding and Vêtures (SNBVI). Read more
FEEBAT assessment and outlook: a strong commitment to training in energy renovation
Study / Review / Report
After a year of 2020 rich in news, notably punctuated by the release of new training modules, the renewal of the program until June 2022, the entry of the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Integration, FEEBAT announces a an ambitious year 2021, marked by new challenges in the service of training in energy renovation. Read more
Covid-19: the hope of the "end of the tunnel" in the spring, instructions for use
Study / Review / Report
Emmanuel Macron and his government evoke a gradual reopening of the country in mid-April, thanks to vaccination and the establishment of a "health pass". Update on the reasons and modalities of this scenario. Read more
Social housing and VEFA: two essential tools in the fight against the housing crisis
Study / Review / Report
The Asterès firm is today releasing a study carried out for ALILA, a promoter specializing in Housing for All, on the impact of Vefa and social housing to meet the housing needs of the French population. Read more
Ignoring the epidemic, the government wants to accelerate the economic recovery
Public finances
Despite fears of new health restrictions, the government wants to "accelerate" the deployment of the stimulus plan to stimulate the recovery of the economy, and is also looking for the miracle solution to mobilize the considerable savings stored by the French since the start of the war. 'epidemic. Read more
DPE: for Équilibre des Énergies, the government must admit that the best energy is that which does not emit CO²
On the eve of the start of the examination of the Climate-Resilience bill, the government in quick succession unveiled the outlines of the new energy performance diagnosis (DPE) and the latest arbitrations of RE2020. In both cases, the assessment is necessary: ​​fairly well but must do better. Read more
Les Géomètres-Experts plead for a climate and resilience bill that preserves a balanced development of the territories
Organization News
While the so-called “Climate and Resilience” bill will be debated in the National Assembly in the coming days, the Order of Land Surveyors (OGE) calls on the Government to expand the text to make it a real orientation law. in terms of balanced land use planning. Read more
Without a proven loss, the banker is not at fault
Justice decision
If the money is not permanently lost, the responsibility of the banker who proposed a random financial package is not in question. Read more
The tax authorities can "rectify" any real estate sale
Justice decision
The price paid when buying or selling real estate can be "corrected" by the tax authorities, whether there has been fraud or not, which can lead both parties to pay higher taxes. Read more
Indoor air treatment: an effective solution to fight Covid-19
White Book
Aeration and ventilation have officially joined the list of barrier gestures against Covid-19 for several months. Air treatment is one of the keys to effectively and long-term control of the spread of viruses in enclosed and frequented places such as offices, schools, shopping centers, etc. Read more
Feedback from a carpentry installer on the use of a web-based costing and ordering solution
Digital Tools by Elcia
A year ago, PICARD SERRURES deployed MyPricer with THOUMYRE, a specialist in locksmiths and armored doors in Rouen. Meeting with Arnaud PASCUTTINI, technical sales representative, who uses MyPricer on a daily basis to make quotes and place orders. Read more
Death of Henri Gaudin, architect of the Charléty stadium
The French architect Henri Gaudin, to whom we owe in particular the Charléty stadium and the redevelopment of the Guimet museum in Paris, died on the night of Thursday to Friday at the age of 87 years, announced his entourage at the AFP. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Cupa Pizarras, the only roofing company to achieve carbon neutrality, aims to further reduce its emissions in 2021
News Manufacturer by Cupa Pizarras
Since 2019, Cupa Pizarras, the world leader in natural slate, has been a carbon neutral company. Read more
Oknoplast, a premium network that continues to grow
News Manufacturer by Oknoplast
The year 2020 will undoubtedly have had its share of unusual and unexpected events. In this specific period Oknoplast has been able to remain very present with its resellers and premium partners. Read more
The Knauf Group engages its customers in the Circular Economy of PES with Knauf Circular®
News Manufacturer by Knob
Knauf and Knauf Industries (including the Isobox Isolation and Isobox Agromer brands) launched a year ago, in the south-eastern quarter of France, the Knauf Circular® service: an initiative to collect and recycle EPS (polystyrene) waste. expanded), from construction sites and packaging. With a successful pilot phase, Knauf Circular® is rolling out across France from March 2021. Read more
Portalp, a company that defies the crisis
Zoom Manufacturer by Portalp
Founded in 1962 in Grenoble and chaired by Daniel Duponchel, Portalp, an independent family business, is the leading French manufacturer of automatic pedestrian doors. Read more
UNICEM in turn calls for the cancellation of the abolition of RNG
News Organization by UNICEM
The National Union of Industries of Quarries and Construction Materials (UNICEM) supports and supports the demand of sister professional organizations - CAPEB, FFB, FNTP and CNATP - to maintain Non-Road Diesel (GNR) due to the economic situation worsened by uncertainties surrounding the evolution of health and economic contexts. Read more
Planet SN - To make sliding doors simply watertight
Video by Assa Abloy
The Planet SN drop-down seal for sliding doors is very easy to use, meets accessibility requirements and is even suitable for doors equipped with a damping mechanism. Read more
EPR, a technology of the future
Video by EDF
EPR technology offers a very high level of safety, enhanced environmental protection and improved economic performance. The new generation reactor produces CO²-free electricity and benefits from a system capable of reducing by around 30% the quantity of long-lived radioactive waste produced per kWh. Read more
The Galsa 2 line of the ArcelorMittal Florange site
Video by ArcelorMittal
Galsa 2 is our new digital and ultra modern galvanizing line: it is both an opportunity for us and for the French industry. It benefits from cutting-edge digital technologies to produce up to 800.000 tonnes of galvanized steel per year. Read more
QB "Window installation service"
Video by CSTB
QB “Window installation service” values ​​the commitment of installation companies for the quality of window installation. Read more
Stabilization of a drought-stricken house
Video by URETEK® France
During the drought of 2018, this beautiful residence located in the Val d'Oise cracked and its paving on the ground floor sagged, revealing an under-plinth void of up to 1 cm. Read more
The baptism of the Mireille tunnel boring machine - Ouvrage Bel-Air
New major step for line 16 today, with the 8th tunnel boring machine baptized at Chelles. It will dig 5,3 kilometers between the Bel-Air structure in Chelles and the Mare au Chanvre structure in Sevran. Her departure is scheduled for March 2021. Find out the name of her godmother in this video! Read more
Waste recovery at the Port-La-Nouvelle cement plant
Video by LafargeHolcim
The Port-La-Nouvelle cement plant is modernizing its shredded solid waste recovery workshops. The cement plant is thus continuing its energy transition by achieving a fossil fuel substitution rate of 75% from 2021! Read more
Prevention Week will take place from March 29 to April 02, 2021
Video by FFB
Prevention Week will take place from March 29 to April 02, 2021. It will be 100% digital with a program of à la carte health-prevention webinars designed for building professionals. Read more
Products and Materials
Digital Timesheets: digital clocking for construction by Traxxeo
Advertising-editorial by Traxxeo
Gathering information on the site is one of the biggest challenges for construction companies. Each site is unique, workers are mobile… yet resource management must be done centrally, at the central office. In order to face the complexity of the construction industry, Traxxeo offers a specialized digital clocking solution: Digital Timesheets. Read more
Are you building and have questions about evacuation? The advantages of the SANCOL gasket drainage system
Advertising-editorial by ATE
What solution for buried water drainage from the house? We present the range of tubes and accessories that make up the SANCOL® System, designed to provide solutions for the drainage of fluids while meeting the most stringent requirements. Read more
New Compo-Clean and Compoxell® Owatrol formulas to clean and protect composite woods
Evolution produced by Durieu
New materials of the millennium, composites have managed to gain a legitimate place alongside classic wood species. With the multiplication of their ranges and the improvement of formulas, they are currently offering a very interesting material, which does not replace wood, but which makes it possible to meet certain consumer expectations. Read more
Hilti launches its first exoskeleton
New product by Hilti
Hilti, a group specializing in construction technologies, announces the marketing of its first exoskeleton intended to help companions for work requiring raising the arms above the shoulders. Read more
Jouplast launches a new gravel stabilizer plate
New product by Jouplast
JOUPLAST® is expanding its offer and targeting urban development. With URBANGRAVEL®, the French manufacturer is launching a solution on the market which makes it possible to consolidate the laying of gravel for car parks, access roads, industrial or commercial areas, even with dense traffic. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Construction of a glass Antiquarium in Ajaccio to enhance the remains of the Baptistery of San Ghjuvà
Work on the enhancement of the early Christian baptistery "San Ghjuvà", located between the Saint-Jean district and the Cours Napoléon, will officially start in Ajaccio. Read more
In the suburbs of Paris, a "jewel" of social housing at the heart of a controversy
The plan for the rehabilitation of the garden city of Butte Rouge, in the south-western suburbs of Paris, continues to ignite the spirits: the project has just taken a new step but heritage associations fear the "destruction programmed "of the emblematic worker site. Read more
Rockwool renovates the Angoulême Image and Sound High School with Rockfaçade and Ecorock
Construction site by Rockwool
ROCKWOOL puts its Ecorock and Rockfaçade insulation solutions and the Rockcycle program at the service of the energy renovation of the Lycée de l'image et du son in Angoulême. Read more
New lighting by Trilux for the Yves Rocher storage site in La Villouët in Brittany
Realization by Trilux
Yves Rocher (No. 1 in cosmetics in France) trusted TRILUX (specialist in professional lighting) to rethink the lighting of the La Villouët storage site, located in La Gacilly (56). Read more
Eiffage Génie Civil and Chantiers Modernes Construction clinch the world record for the longest sliding formwork carried out at one time
Contest / Prize / Trophy by Eiffage
As part of the transformation project of the Syctom household waste treatment center in Ivry / Paris XIII, Eiffage Génie Civil (agent for the civil engineering contract) and Chantiers Modernes Construction, a subsidiary of VINCI Construction France, have just been awarded, by Guinness World Records, the record for the longest slip formwork completed at one time. Read more
Products of the week

Rainwater management solutions

Latest generation robotic total station

Lacquered aluminum soffit / paneling

Used modular building for storage





Industrial finned tube radiator

Oak parquet rich in contemporary geometry

Universal reusable protective cover

Use of IFC models and / or Revit Plug-in

Varela Design

Margaritelli France


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