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Weekly Building News
2021 - Week 24
Shortage and surge of materials: the State hears the warnings of the construction industry and announces new measures
The state will not apply late penalties to construction companies that are late in delivery due to the current shortage of construction materials, Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire announced on Tuesday. Read more
The Assembly reduces by six months the postponement of the increase in non-road diesel fueling the anger of the construction industry
The National Assembly voted on Friday to postpone for one year, to July 1, 2022, the increase in the price of non-road diesel, mainly used in construction and public works, citing the difficulties of the crisis. Read more
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In short
Containment raises prices for homes with balconies or terraces
Study / Review / Report
Apartments with a balcony or terrace sell for an average of 11,6% more than accommodation without outdoor space, according to a study published by the Meilleur Agents website, a specialist in real estate valuation. Read more
An annual survey asks construction professionals about their perception of innovations and new technologies in the sector
Study / Review / Report
3D imaging technologies, software for the dematerialization of workstations or site equipment, innovations related to the construction sector are part of the daily life of sites. But to what degree? Does the Covid crisis play a role in accelerating innovation? How do construction professionals see these innovations? Do they feel prepared to integrate them? Read more
The share of fossil fuels at the global level has hardly decreased in ten years
Study / Review / Report
The share of fossil fuels in global energy consumption is as high as it was ten years ago, when that of renewable energies has increased only slightly, underlines the REN21 network in a report published on Tuesday. Read more
Medium-sized towns close to metropolitan areas benefit from the health crisis
Study / Review / Report
Medium-sized towns located near metropolises recorded an increase in sales of houses and apartments in 2020, according to the second barometer of medium-sized towns benefiting from the Action coeur de ville (ACV) program published on Tuesday. Read more
The Banque de France more optimistic about the end of the crisis in the French economy
Showing some optimism, the Banque de France on Monday raised its growth forecast for the French economy this year, and estimates that it will even have returned to its pre-crisis level earlier, from the start of 2022. Read more
Anah's budget increased to cope with the success of MaPrimeRénov 'and the needs of the territories
Public finances
On the occasion of its Board of Directors, Anah adopted an amending budget in order to provide sufficient financial means to meet the success of MaPrimeRénov '. In addition, the Agency has provided additional resources to support certain areas in their policy of renovating private parks. Read more
Mortgage loans soon subject to new, more restrictive rules
The French authorities announced on Tuesday the publication "during the summer" of new binding standards for banks concerning the conditions for granting real estate loans, for which in particular the debt ratio will no longer have to exceed 35% of income. . Read more
The complex rescue of the Château de Villers-Cotterêts, a forgotten royal gem
Restoring its Renaissance luster to a disfigured royal residence: this is the enormous challenge to be taken up by 2023 of the renovation of the castle of Villers-Cotterêts, which is to house the "international city of the French language" desired by Emmanuel Macron. Read more
European construction players call on the EU to make the decarbonisation of the built environment a priority
Sustainable Development
WorldGBC, of ​​which the HQE-GBC Alliance is a member, has brought together a coalition of more than 60 leaders in the construction sector to call on the European Commission to support the total decarbonisation of the built environment through ambitious policies. Read more
The development of renewables essential to achieve carbon neutrality in 2050 according to RTE
Renewable energy
France will need more electricity in 2050 and, to achieve carbon neutrality, will in any case have to proactively develop renewable energies, underlines RTE, which anticipates up to a quadruple in the capacity of onshore wind turbines. Read more
End of wearing a mask outdoors: the latest version of the OPPBTP health recommendations guide remains valid
Prevention / Security by OPPBTP
Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on June 16 the end of the general obligation to wear a mask outdoors against Covid-19. The mask remains however compulsory in the event of regrouping and in closed places. Of course, barrier gestures must continue to be respected, hand hygiene and distance, with maintaining the wearing of the mask in the event of insufficient distance, ie less than 2 meters. Read more
Only a few days left before the end of the DIF transfer, "billions" lost for training
Employees in the private sector only have two weeks to transfer the rights they acquired from 2008 to 2014 under the individual right to training (DIF) to their personal training account (CPF), and millions of between them are preparing to lose them for lack of having done so. Read more
We can repaint before selling
Justice decision
It is not because the seller of a good repainted it shortly before selling it that one can blame him for an attempt at concealment. Read more
Bpifrance and Ademe present the 20 companies of the second promotion of the Energy Transition Accelerator
Contest / Prize / Trophy
Bpifrance and ADEME announce the launch of the second promotion of the Energy Transition Accelerator, dedicated to companies in the energy sector. 20 companies were selected for their development and transformation potential. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
The building materials sector offers a roadmap for future regional executives
News Organization by UNICEM
On the occasion of the regional elections of June 20 and 27, 2021, UNICEM (National Union of Quarry and Construction Materials Industries) reaffirms its role in the development of territories (participation in economic development, jobs that cannot be relocated, reliability of supply , contribution to the circular economy, commitment to responsible construction, preservation of the environment, development of biodiversity, etc.) and wants to promote its proposals. Read more
The Sto training center certified Qualiopi for the quality of its training
News Manufacturer by I'm
Created by the Ministry of Labor in November 2019, Qualiopi is a new quality certification mark for training providers. It will become mandatory for all training organizations on January 1, 2022. Read more
Saint-Gobain buys back more than 5 million of its shares
News Manufacturer by Saint-Gobain
The French materials group Saint-Gobain announced on Friday that it had bought back on the market and canceled more than five million of its shares, or around 1% of the company's capital. Read more
Imerys intensifies its research efforts to prepare for "post-mining"
News Manufacturer by Imerys
Faced with less acceptability of quarry projects, industrial mineral producer Imerys is looking into "post-mining", by launching the construction of an extension of its Lyon research center dedicated to synthetic minerals. Read more
Tarkett's majority shareholder launches takeover bid to delist it
News Manufacturer by Tarkett
The Deconinck family, majority shareholder of Tarkett, which has joined forces with the investment company Wendel to buy the remainder of the group's capital, announced on Thursday the launch of its simplified public offer (OPAS), in a press release. Read more
Flight over: The castle of Champs-sur-Marne
Discover the castle of Champs-sur-Marne, a jewel of classical architecture in Île-de-France. Read more
Cable pull kit 6 m - Würth
Video by Würth France
12-piece kit, light, easily transportable including most of the heads to adapt to most needs. For the installation of cables in plasterboard false ceilings, raised floors and ducts. Read more
Cat® D4 Bulldozer | See Better Results
Video by Caterpillar
The new versatile Cat® D4 dozer delivers the power and precision to get jobs done quickly, while giving you up to 30 percent more visibility to the front of the dozer blade. Easy-to-use technology features let you get more quality work done in less time. Fuel efficiency and improved maintenance help lower your operating costs. Read more
Lafarge / Hexaôm: 1st low carbon house
Video by LafargeHolcim
Discover the first Hexaôm low carbon house in Garéoult with Ecopact, the low carbon range from Lafarge Béton. Read more
New presentation video of the SEGUIN Group
Video by Seguin
Discover the new video presentation of the SEGUIN Group, manufacturer of heating systems. Read more
Magnificent industry 2021: micro sidewalk around the work Terre de Ciel by Patrick Bastardoz
Video by Wienerberger
Discover the micro sidewalk created around the work "Terre de Ciel" by Patrick Bastardoz during the Magnificent Industry in Strasbourg. And you did you think of it? Read more
Webinar Onaya - How to use the data of the digital model in a management software?
Video by Aquitaine Computing
Replay of the webinar of June 8, 2021 “How to use the data of the digital model in its management software? »Co-led by Guillaume MAGNE, Aquitaine Informatique - ONAYA sales manager and Samir BACHRAF, ATTIC + company and major accounts sales manager. Read more
Illustrating Greater Paris: international call for applications
The Grand Paris Express echoes the cultural and heritage history of the regions of Greater Paris. At the heart of the largest urban project in Europe, architects, designers and artists are invited to invent the future stations for the new metro. Read more
Products and Materials
Outsteel, a new brand dedicated to the perfect integration of heat pumps and air conditioning
Advertising-editorial by Poujoulat
Aware that personalization and exterior aesthetics are major concerns for consumers, Cheminées Poujoulat is launching a new challenge: to invest in a new market. Read more
New Schöck Signo® fiber-reinforced concrete formwork: Quality, durability and aesthetics at the heart of prefabrication
New product by Schöck
Schöck is further innovating in disposable formwork elements with Schöck Signo®, a range of products ideally suited to prefabrication production lines, while maintaining an approved on-site application. Read more
New range of Air Flux 6300 air conditioning with heat recovery from Bosch Thermotechnologie
New range by Bosch Thermotechnology
In order to increase the choices and respond as closely as possible to all projects, Bosch Thermotechnologie is enriching its air conditioning offer for commercial buildings with the new Air Flux 6300 * heat recovery range. Read more
IBAT launches its new IBAT Achat ZEN offer for craftsmen, SMEs and TPE in the construction industry
Online tools by iBAT
IBAT designs and develops innovative digital solutions to manage 100% of site expenses in real time. The company, which has set itself the task of reducing the administrative burden for building professionals, is expanding its digital offer by launching IBAT Achat ZEN, the new solution intended for SMEs, VSEs and construction craftsmen. Read more
Novade launches a unique digital ecosystem for the construction sector
Online tools by New
Seamlessly integrate your data with the most used software in the construction industry thanks to Novade Connect. Read more
Projects and Achievements
New step for the creation of an urban park in Dakar, Senegal
The project to provide Dakar with an urban park to mitigate the effects of rampant urbanization in a city cruelly deprived of green spaces has taken a new step with the designation for its development of a French architectural office, said the Senegalese authorities. Read more
The transformation of the La Part Dieu shopping center in Lyon is coming to an end
Construction site
Lyon's La Part Dieu shopping center inaugurated a new "rooftop" on Wednesday, the culmination of four years of work which has profoundly transformed it at the cost of an investment of 400 million euros for its operator Unibail Rodamco Westfield. Read more
Church of the Trinity: launch of the biggest heritage restoration project in the city of Paris
Construction site
The City of Paris will launch in the coming days the biggest restoration project of its heritage, that of the Church of the Trinity in the 9th arrondissement, which will end in 2027 and will cost 24 million euros, announced Monday the municipality. Read more
Summit meeting at the border between the DRC and Uganda for a road project in the red zone
Construction site
The presidents of the Democratic Republic of the Congo Félix Tshisekedi and of Uganda Yoweri Museveni have launched road works on the border of the two countries on the Congolese side, in an area under the threat of the most formidable of the armed groups active in the east of the DRC. Read more
The renovation of the emblematic "caterpillar" of the Center Pompidou is completed
Before the major project which will begin in the fall of 2023, the Center Pompidou completed its first facelift on Wednesday: a single entrance was fitted out in its piazza and its "caterpillar" of escalators was completely redone. Read more
Products of the week

Eco-friendly flooring

Fiber reinforced concrete formwork

Organic finish plaster for a modern and aesthetic facade

Mechanized parking for stacking 2 or 3 cars

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Klaus Multiparking

Caulking joint ideal for the installation in the tunnel of joinery in low consumption buildings

Geometric parquet floor in Linden associated with surprising colors

Lacquered glasses for exceptional wall coverings

CAPE software and technical configurator for the management of manufacturing workshops


Margaritelli France

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