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2020 - Week 50
The building protests against a plan to change the reduced rate VAT for energy renovation works
Taxation by FFB
The FFB deplores the adoption in the Senate of an amendment to the 2021 finance bill which makes major changes to the reduced rate of VAT applied to energy renovation work. Read more
RE2020: Building craftsmen denounce the government's choices without consultation or impact study
Regulation by CAPEB
While the future environmental regulations (RE2020) had given rise to hopes in the construction industry, government announcements sweep them away both in substance and in form. The Confederation of Crafts and Small Building Enterprises (CAPEB) requests that economic and technical impact studies be carried out to justify these announcements. Read more
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Domexpo 2020 barometer: what are the most used heating energies in new homes?
Study / Review / Report
Like every year, Domexpo, specialist in exhibition hall villages in Île-de-France, delivers its Barometer dedicated to the heating energies most used in the national territory and in the Île-de-France region. Read more
Environmental Certification ™ Barometer 2020 by Green Soluce
Study / Review / Report
With nearly 3.000 HQE, LEED, BREEAM and DGNB certifications, issued in 2019, environmental certification continues to grow in the European commercial property market. The United Kingdom, France and Germany thus maintain their leading positions, with a breakthrough this year from Sweden, Poland, Spain and the Netherlands. Read more
The health crisis did not trigger an exodus from the cities, according to the notaries
Study / Review / Report
There is no vast exodus of French city dwellers from large cities following the health crisis and confinement, the notaries summed up Thursday, prices having increased this year in all the main cities. Read more
Enedis publishes a report on the management of electric vehicle charging and the distribution network
Study / Assessment / Report by Enedis
After the publication in November 2019 of a first report on the integration of electric mobility into the public electricity distribution network, Enedis, a partner of electric mobility everywhere and for all, is today publishing a second report dedicated to piloting of electric vehicle charging and its interest for the “consumer” and ecosystem stakeholders. Read more
The Senate opposes the levy of one billion euros in the funds of Action Logement
Public finances
The Senate, dominated by the right-wing opposition, abolished Monday in a broad consensus the levy of one billion euros in the housing Action coffers (formerly 1% housing) provided for in the draft budget for 2021. Read more
The government announces more than 20 billion euros in emergency support in 2021 in the face of the health crisis
Public finances
The government will mobilize next year still more than 20 billion euros to support businesses and households affected by the crisis, announced Friday the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire, forced to extend certain emergency aid in the face of to the Covid epidemic. Read more
Deprived of rents, owners in tourist residences refuse to be "an adjustment variable"
They had been promised guaranteed rents, but the owners of apartments in tourist residences saw their income decline in 2020. Weakened by the health crisis, some operators, such as Pierre et Vacances or Réside Études, have stopped paying them for several years. month. Read more
Engie and EDF compete on the RE2020
Regulation by Engi
The president of the gas giant Engie strongly criticized the government's intention to exclude gas from new buildings, deeming all-electric "inefficient" while EDF, on the contrary, anticipates "a drop in electricity consumption". Read more
The construction industry asks the public authorities to allow their 1,4 million employees to have a warm lunch
Regulation by FFB
Construction companies welcome, train and employ nearly one million four hundred thousand employees. While winter conditions are gradually settling in the country, sheltering their employees during lunch time, allowing them to take their meals warm is for all business leaders and craftsmen, a essential stake. Read more
Spie batignolles experiments with 3D printing to improve performance on its sites
Spie batignolles is experimenting with the technique of 3D concrete printing for construction sites to produce prefabricated elements with high replicability. In collaboration with XtreeE, a start-up specializing in 3D printing for construction, Spie batignolles carried out its first experiments in additive manufacturing in concrete. Read more
Johnson Controls launches OpenBlue, a digital platform for smart buildings
Digital Tools by Johnson Controls Hitachi
Johnson Control, a global player in smart, safe and sustainable buildings, launches OpenBlue - a comprehensive suite of connected solutions and services that combine the company's 135 years of building expertise with cutting-edge technology. Read more
Towards a new offshore wind farm off Normandy
Renewable energy by Ministère de la transition écologique
At the end of the public debate on the creation of a new offshore wind farm off Normandy, the Minister for Ecological Transition, Barbara Pompili, and the Minister for the Sea, Annick Girardin, announce the area selected to launch the competitive process. It will be located off the Cotentin. The perimeter of this area will be refined during the competitive process. Read more
Hiring intentions in France decrease for the 1st quarter of 2021 compared to 2020
The Net Employment Forecast in France is displayed at 0% for the period January-March 2021. This represents a drop of 4 points compared to the previous quarter, but an increase compared to the third quarter of 2020, when the intentions of hiring had fallen to -11%. Read more
Gare d'Austerlitz: rail traffic will be restored on Tuesday
Traffic will be reestablished on Tuesday at the departure and arrival of the Austerlitz station in Paris, two weeks after the fall of a concrete beam of 400 tons on the tracks, announced Friday the SNCF. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
AGC acquires Etex's OEM customer portfolio in the German fire-resistant glass market
News Manufacturer by AGC Glass Europe
AGC Glass Europe has just acquired Etex's portfolio of OEM customers for the German fire-resistant glass market. Read more
The founding family of Compobaie Solutions takes over its management
News Manufacturer
Compobaie Solutions, a French player in the Concrete bay block, is taking a new turn in its development. A family business founded in 1989, the success of Compobaie SA was driven by the concept of the Concrete bay block. After a critical period, the company was acquired in March 2020 by the founding family. Read more
Picard Serrures provides feedback on MyPricer and dematerialized ordering
Developer News by Elcia
In November 2019, Picard Serrures, a French manufacturer of locks and armored doors, chose to rely on ELCIA to deploy MyPricer and dematerialized ordering (EDI) to its customers, to increase efficiency and be more responsive. Read more
Alain Boisselon elected president of UNICEM
Appointment by UNICEM
On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, Alain Boisselon was elected President of UNICEM (National Union of Quarry Industries and Construction Materials). He succeeds Nicolas Vuillier, elected in 2017. Alain Boisselon has a rich career in the sector. Director of the Aggregates quarry activity of the Vicat Group for France, he is also experienced in the exercise of union life. Read more
Two appointments at Ursa: Alexandra Bonzari, Communication Manager and Charlotte Poisson, Market Manager
Appointment by URSA
URSA, insulation specialist, announces the arrival of Alexandra Bonzari as Marketing & Communication Manager and Charlotte Poisson, Market Manager. Their complementary expertise in the construction sector will notably make it possible to support the future deployment of new services, developed as part of a resolutely 360 ° customer strategy, integrating all the players in the sector: distributors, installers as well as its private customers. Read more
Bouygues Construction & FEIN partnership
Video by Bouygues
Bouygues Construction and FEIN sign a partnership to design and manufacture a very high safety grinder. Read more
A robot to facilitate the cleaning of the formwork
Video by Planer Dutilleul
How to facilitate the work of the operator responsible for cleaning the shutters? By investing in a robot from the industrial world. We can't stop innovation at Rabot Dutilleul Construction. Read more
Sea Works Acoustics Analyzer
Video by Abyssens
The Sea Works Acoustics Analyzer post-processing software is dedicated to the analysis of the sound levels generated during the pile driving phase and allows the monitoring of ambient noise as well as the automatic generation of customizable reports. Read more
Bry - Villiers - Champigny station - Drilling of the Malala tunnel boring machine
Named in June 2018 at the Rû de Nesle well in Noisy-le-Grand, the Malala tunnel boring machine dug the 4,9 km of tunnel linking the site of the future Noisy-Champs station to that of Bry - Villiers - Champigny. After this underground adventure of more than two years, the tunnel boring machine will be dismantled before being reused for the digging of a new tunnel for the Grand Paris Express. Read more
Top 5 of the most beautiful swimming pools in Résineo
Video by Resin
Discover a selection of 5 of the most beautiful swimming pools whose beaches are in Résineo. Read more
Testimonial - Compress 6000 AW heat pump Bosch Thermotechnologie
Video by Bosch Thermotechnology
Discover the testimony of Olivier, installer at Servibat who installed a Bosch Thermotechnologie Compress 6000 AW heat pump at his customer Alban. Read more
Our avenues for the world of tomorrow: Hydrogen
Video by FNTP
Faced with climate change, to achieve the objective of 0 CO₂ emissions by 2050, green hydrogen is a solution for the future. Read more
Stopray Vision-70 / -70T: maximum natural light combined with excellent sun protection
Video by AGC Glass Europe
AGC Glass Europe is strengthening its highly selective glasses with Stopray Vision-70 / -70T coats. Stopray Vision-70 combines a very good light transmission coefficient of 70% with a very low solar factor of 35%, for a remarkable selectivity value of 2. The increased selectivity of the glass allows to let in a maximum of natural light while limiting the consumption of air-conditioning inside. Read more
Products and Materials
BIM software for Architecture and Wood Construction
Advertising-editorial by A.Doc
The Cadsoft Envisioneer range is a whole new generation of 3D CAD SOFTWARE, BIM, FAST, SIMPLE, INTUITIVE, easy to use! Finally professional software with an extremely interesting price / quality ratio! Read more
Promatect® XS, a unique innovation in France for the protection of metal structures
New product by Promat
The fire resistance of the structure of a building is essential to ensure passive protection against fire: it allows occupants to leave the scene of the fire, but also to limit the risks during emergency response. Read more
The new Level RS Erlus tile available in two colors
New product by Erlus
This smooth and angular tile from ERLUS is the perfect solution for very low slope roofs. It guarantees waterproofing from a slope of ten degrees. This solution eliminates the need for complex additional measures. Here it is the terracotta tile that provides protection and not an additional waterproofing system under the tile. Read more
LG and Assa Abloy to develop first transparent OLED automatic door
New product by LG Electronics
LG Electronics (LG) and ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems, world leader in doors and services for pedestrian, industrial and residential spaces, sign a memorandum of understanding for the development of transparent OLED automatic doors. This innovative solution, which offers a one-of-a-kind customer experience, will be unveiled this week for specific business applications. Read more
Integration of Schüco windows and sliding doors in the Loxone system to create intelligent buildings
Range evolution by Loxone
In a context where good ventilation is essential for our health, ventilation has probably never known such popularity, which is why Loxone and Schüco International KG have decided to cooperate in order to pool their expertise. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Construction of a new mess for the Air Force in Orange (84)
As part of a global performance contract, Spie batignolles sud-est was awarded the design / construction / operation and technical maintenance of a new mess on the 115 Orange-Caritat “Captain de Seynes” air base, by the Ministry of the Armed Forces. Read more
Lafarge defends a "sharp reduction" in capacity for its Port de Javel concrete plant
Project by LafargeHolcim
The LafargeHolcim cement group provides for a "sharp decrease" in the production capacity of its concrete plant located in the XNUMXth arrondissement of Paris, which, according to him, "corresponds to the expectations of residents and public authorities". Read more
Prime Minister of India symbolically inaugurates vast redevelopment project in central Delhi
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday "symbolically" inaugurated the construction of a new Indian parliament, the centerpiece of an ambitious but controversial redevelopment of the center of the capital dating from the colonial era. Read more
Metro line 14 extended, a step towards Greater Paris
Construction site
The extension to Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis) of line 14 of the Paris metro, which is due to open on December 14, should make it possible to relieve the infamous line 13, before other extensions securing it by 2024 at the Grand Paris metro. Read more
A controversial parking project in Chambéry finally accepted by the majority
Construction site
In Chambéry, the municipal majority, led by the mayor Thierry Repentin (DVG, ex-PS) and his first deputy Aurélie Le Meur, decided to finally continue the construction of a controversial parking lot located at the gates of the city center. Read more
Products of the week

PIR type polyurethane insulating plate for the insulation of flat roofs with load-bearing elements

Paving stone in a rough brushed and rough finish allowing the creation of large elegant surfaces

Cladding which combines shine and durability

Continuous gutter roll forming machine, directly on site

Unilin Insulation

Square of Arc

Edilteco France


2 in 1 stair lift

Door handles with mini rose

Geometric parquet floor in Linden associated with surprising colors

Hot air recovery and distribution

ABC Lift

HOPPE France

Margaritelli France


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