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2020 - Week 51
The National Assembly definitively rejects the provision redefining the scope of reduced rate VAT
Taxation by CAPEB
Following the offensive led by CAPEB and its Network with deputies as soon as it was examined by the Finance Committee, the National Assembly, within the framework of the Finance Bill for 2021, definitively adopted an amendment removing the provision redefining the scope of reduced rate VAT. Read more
The government announces the easing of the conditions for granting real estate loans
Up to 27 years to repay and a debt ratio raised to 35%: the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire announced on Thursday a relaxation of the rules of real estate credit, in particular to help first-time buyers. Read more
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In short
Impacted by the health crisis, the building expects a gloomy 2021
The construction sector will only experience a relative rebound next year in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, its main federation warned on Tuesday, fearing in particular a fall in housing construction and job losses. Read more
The convalescence promises to be still long for the French economy
After a historic recession in 2020, the rebound of the French economy next year will still depend on the evolution of the epidemic which creates resistance, at the risk of threatening many companies and thousands of jobs, accentuating already disastrous effects of the crisis. Read more
Short-time working could still cost the state 10 billion euros in 2021, according to OFCE
Despite the gradual improvement in the economic situation next year, many companies will continue to use the partial unemployment scheme, at a cost that could reach 10 billion euros, estimates the OFCE in a note published Friday. Read more
Exceptional review of ICHT and BT / TP indexes in January 2021
On December 15, Insee published the labor cost index (ICT) for the third quarter of 2020. This publication included large revisions for the second quarter of 2020, compared to the first estimate published three months earlier. Read more
The building challenged to reduce its CO² emissions more quickly while preserving its jobs
Study / Review / Report
While the global building has never emitted so many greenhouse gases, giants like Bouygues and Vinci promise to do much better. But for the whole of a very scattered sector, the challenge represents heavy economic constraints. Read more
Housing, advertising, 5G: Macron looks back on three hot issues of the Citizen's Convention for the climate
Sustainable Development
Thermal renovation of housing, limitation of advertising, 5G. Emmanuel Macron returned to several proposals from the Citizen's Climate Convention on Monday. Read more
The government passes in force on the retroactive revision of solar contracts
Renewable energy
At the request of the Government, the majority has just voted for the retroactive revision of solar tariffs in the finance bill. Aware of the threat that this measure poses to the energy transition, parliamentarians from all sides have heard the industry and mobilized to try to mitigate its most destructive effects, without being heard. Read more
Building professionals authorized to have lunch in the multipurpose rooms
The government authorized the municipalities on Tuesday to open their multipurpose rooms to make them available to construction workers so that they can have a warm lunch, while restaurants must remain closed until at least January 20. Read more
Action Logement extends exceptional assistance for rents and real estate loans for employees weakened by the crisis
Action Logement has decided to step up support for the employees set up last June. The exceptional assistance for rents and real estate loans is extended until the end of the health crisis and the scope of its beneficiaries is widened: employees who have lost their jobs as a result of the health crisis will be able to benefit from 150 euros per month for 6 months. Read more
Mayors of the Côte d'Azur denounce arbitrary penalties for non-compliance with social housing quotas
Several municipalities along the Alpes-Maritimes coast have denounced the penalties imposed on them for non-compliance with social housing quotas, indicating for some that they want to take legal action. Read more
Indoor air quality, an important issue for the future RE2020
At the end of November, the Government gave its orientations for the future environmental regulations (RE2020) and has just put the resulting regulatory texts for consultation. These set the requirements that will reduce the impact of new buildings on climate change. Read more
The "chateau Diter" on the French Riviera will have to be demolished
Justice decision
The Court of Cassation rejected the appeal brought by Patrick Diter, owner of a Florentine palace built illegally in Grasse (Alpes-Maritimes), to try to have the demolition of his sumptuous building canceled, we learned from a judicial source. . Read more
Call for projects for intelligent bridge monitoring
Contest / Prize / Trophy
The Center for Studies and Expertise on Risks, the Environment, Mobility and Planning (Cerema) announced on Wednesday the launch of a call for "connected bridges" projects aimed at identifying the latest innovations for intelligent monitoring the state of the structures. Read more
Results of the 8th edition of the Women Architect Prize
Contest / Prize / Trophy
The ARVHA, Association for Research on the City and the Habitat, launched in 2019 the seventh edition of the "Prize for women architects" with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the Ile de France region, the National Council of the Order of Architects, the Pavillon de l'Arsenal and the City of Paris. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Cheminées Poujoulat invites installers to be identified with its network
Advertising-editorial by Poujoulat
At the start of the winter season, consumers are looking for installers. To meet these growing demands and facilitate contact, Cheminées Poujoulat invites professional installers wishing to benefit from qualified contacts in their area of ​​intervention to make themselves known. Read more
Rockwool Group announces ambitious global decarbonization targets
News Manufacturer by Rockwool
The ROCKWOOL Group receives the approval of an independent project, the Science Based Targets (SBTi) initiative, for its new decarbonisation targets. These goals will strengthen Rockwool's position as a net negative carbon company. Read more
Somfy announces the acquisition of a majority stake in the capital of Repar'stores
News Manufacturer by Somfy
Somfy, world leader in the automation of home and building openings and closings and a pioneer in the connected home, announces that it has finalized on December 14, 2020 a majority stake of 60% of the capital of Repar'stores, specialist repair and modernization services for roller shutters in France. Read more
The Somfy air program rewarded with the innovation trophy of the Challenge Pôle Habitat FFB
Contest / Prize / Trophy by Somfy
As part of the National Convention of the Pôle Habitat of the French Building Federation, Somfy presented the first house equipped with the Somfy air program at the Challenge Pôle Habitat FFB, Read more
Jean-Marc Golberg re-elected President of the SNBPE
Tuesday, December 15, 2020, the National Union of Concrete Ready for Employment (SNBPE), meeting in general assembly, re-elected Jean-Marc Golberg as president of the union, after his first term, which started in 2017. Read more
Didier Rabiti: Human commitment
Video by Bouygues
Four areas are priorities for Bouygues Construction: disability, diversity, diversity of diplomas and backgrounds and diversity of origins. Each of these areas is the subject of a comprehensive action plan: training, awareness, monitoring of quantified indicators and concrete actions as close as possible to employees. Didier Rabiti, director of human commitment at Bouygues Construction, speaks. Read more
Martres-Tolosane: one of the largest cranes in Europe has installed the new cement kiln
Video by LafargeHolcim
This is a decisive phase in the work of carrying out this major Group investment (120 million Euros) which has been successfully completed. Read more
Press conference by Olivier Salleron on December 15, 2020
Video by FFB
According to Olivier Salleron, president of the French Building Federation, "2020 has been a degraded year for the building sector". Find the 2020 report and the 2021 outlook for the sector and the 3 stimulus measures for housing. Read more
Polyurethane lasts a lifetime
Video by Unilin Insulation
Particularly durable, polyurethane saves energy throughout its life cycle. Find out more in the video. Read more
Clearsight: the secret of invisible glass for shop windows
Video by AGC Glass Europe
Cafmeyer Gallery and the Nitz boutique show us how Clearsight anti-reflective glass increased the visibility of their windows. Clearsight's anti-reflective coating reduces light reflection to less than 1%, far less than the 8% typically achieved by conventional float glasses. Read more
Vieille-Chapelle (62) The 2020 Heritage Ribbons
Video by FFB
Special “territorial dynamism” prize. Restoration of the Sénéchal farm with a view to opening an experimental platform for adults with autism and visually impaired autism. Read more
Immerse yourself in Dirickx, the French manufacturer of metal fences and gates
Video by Dirickx
What could be better than a 360 ° video to immerse yourself in the DIRICKX environment and discover their know-how, their philosophy, their values, and the daily commitment of more than 800 men and women. Read more
How has the Legendre Group accelerated the rehabilitation work of 187 housing units with Wizzcad?
Video by Wizzcad
The LEGENDRE Group has chosen the WIZZCAD solution to digitize the rehabilitation project of 187 housing units located in Square Paul Verlaine, in Trappes. Talal Harmouche and Guillaume Triay, work supervisors at Groupe LEGENDRE, discuss the use of the WIZZCAD solution via the tablet and its benefits. Read more
Products and Materials
The CHAPE XXs® by Edilteco® winner of the 13th edition of the Trophées du Négoce
Contest / Prize / Trophy by Edilteco France
This 13th edition of the Trophées du Négoce has turned into a 100% digital event during which the 2020 list of the best innovations from distributors and manufacturers in the building industry was unveiled on Tuesday, December 15. Read more
Sto tips and tricks for maintaining a beautiful facade over the long term
Guide / Advice / Tutorial by I'm
The facades are subjected to severe testing: pollution, weather conditions but also the proliferation of living organisms such as algae or moss can alter their aesthetics. Read more
T-Mobile and AGC test transparent glass antennas
Test / Trial / Certification by AGC Glass Europe
T-Mobile and AGC are testing transparent glass antennas and glazing that reduce signal attenuation. The initial tests in Europe have been successfully completed, the antennas installed on glass with the aim of increasing mobile networks are the ideal solution for historic centers and dense urban areas. Read more
Knauf Insulation presents the new RT hanger for all types of timber frames
New product by Knauf Insulation
Knauf Insulation is optimizing its line of lines with this brand new innovation to simplify the life of professionals, both on construction sites and in points of sale. Entirely removable, the RT hanger ensures easy, fast and efficient installation. Read more
Naé, a new range of deco-responsible paints
New collection
Limiting the environmental impact of its products, contributing to a healthy indoor environment while preserving the health of residents and professional applicators, this is what guides Unikalo on a daily basis. Read more
Projects and Achievements
The ecological majority in Lyon divided by a project by Jean-Michel Aulas and Tony Parker
Jean-Michel Aulas and Tony Parker, boss of football in Lyon and basketball in Villeurbanne, can breathe: their "arena" project remains on track. But the file has cracked the majority of Greens in the Metropolis. Read more
The State launches a vast thermal renovation of 4.000 public buildings
Construction site
The state on Monday launched a thermal renovation program of around 4.000 public buildings for nearly three billion euros, promising to fulfill within three years this promise of the vast stimulus plan announced in September. Read more
Nantes Dobrée Museum renovation project reassessed at 43 million euros
Construction site
The renovation of the Dobrée museum in Nantes should cost 43 million euros and be completed at the end of 2023, more than twelve years after its closure, the president of the Loire-Atlantique departmental council announced on Friday, praising a "sober" project "but" ambitious ". Read more
The extension to Saint-Ouen of line 14 of the Paris metro opens Monday
Prime Minister Jean Castex is due to inaugurate Monday afternoon an extension to Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis) of line 14 of the Paris metro, intended to relieve the infamous line 13 and to serve booming neighborhoods. Read more
The new Pernod Ricard headquarters named best interior design project of the year by Interior Design magazine
Contest / Prize / Trophy
Pernod Ricard's new world headquarters, called The Island, located in the 8th arrondissement of Paris, has just won the prize for the best development project of the year in the “medium corporate building” category. Read more
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Rigid light pipe

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