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2020 - Week 52
RE2020: professionals call for a change in method so as not to aggravate the fall in new construction
Regulation by FFB Housing Unit
Faced with the risks associated with global warming, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the energy consumption of buildings is essential. Read more
The rise of hydrogen must be "orchestrated", warns the CEO of Air Liquide
Renewable energy
The CEO of Air Liquide called on Wednesday for the establishment of a very "operational" national committee to organize the rise of hydrogen in France. Read more
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The activity of technical design offices and consulting engineers strongly impacted by the reconfinement
Study / Review / Report
The CINOV Federation, an employers' federation representing the professions of the provision of intellectual services, consulting, engineering and digital, reveals the results for the month of November of its monthly barometer carried out among its members, composed mainly of VSE SMEs . Read more
Remuneration in the construction industry in the post-Covid era
Study / Review / Report
In the context of the current crisis, and despite the economic slowdown which is currently affecting France, the construction sector remains growing and continues to offer good employment prospects. The recruitment of new talents will indeed be essential to absorb the upturn in activity induced by the stimulus plan announced by the government. Read more
Action Logement and the AdCF are committed to regional housing and employment policies
Bruno Arcadipane, President of Action Logement Groupe, Philippe Lengrand, Vice-president, Nadia Bouyer, Managing Director, and Sébastien Martin, President of the AdCF - Intercommunalités de France signed on Wednesday December 16, 2020, a partnership agreement in favor of dynamics of local housing and spatial planning policies. Read more
Djebbari announces grants for public transport projects
Public finances
The Minister for Transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari announced the launch of a call for projects paving the way for the allocation of grants to public transport projects in provincial communities. Read more
The government signs a reforestation charter for a "more resilient" French forest
Sustainable Development
Forest and timber trade unions and inter-professional organizations on Tuesday signed a charter which should serve as a "roadmap" for the reforestation component of the France relaunch plan, in order to make French forests "more resilient" faced with health crises linked to climate change . Read more
To achieve the objectives of the PPE, we must not hinder the development of geothermal energy
Renewable energy
On Friday, December 4, an earthquake following the completion of a geothermal borehole north of the Strasbourg agglomeration reached magnitude 3,5 on the Richter scale. It follows other similar events that have occurred on this Alsatian site in recent weeks. The relevant drilling operation was therefore suspended. Read more
Concrete, a new perspective for 3D printing
3D printing, also called additive manufacturing, already widely used in industry to manufacture parts, is now booming in construction, driven by start-ups with the know-how of cement manufacturers. Read more
The State supports a project to offer private 5G networks
Digital development
The project of the Technological Research Institute (IRT) aiming to "develop a sovereign offer for private 5G networks" intended in particular for industry will receive state support of 30 million euros over seven years, with the creation of around 80 jobs in Lannion (Côtes d'Armor). Read more
The President of the Senate Gérard Larcher received the President of the CAPEB Jean-Christophe Repon
News Organization by CAPEB
Before the President of the Senate, on December 17, Jean-Christophe REPON appealed to the Senators to listen to the most sensitive subjects which concern artisanal construction companies. Senators, representatives of local communities, are in essence local and field elected officials. Read more
4 new start-ups join the “Health - Prevention in the construction industry” accelerator
Company News
The ninth session of defense of start-up candidates to integrate the accelerator "Health - Prevention in the construction industry" took place on December 3, 2020. The four start-ups who presented their solutions during this new videoconference session were selected to join the 39 other start-ups already integrated into the Impulse Partners ecosystem. They will benefit from the support of the four founding partners, CCCA-BTP, OPPBTP, PRO BTP and the EXCELLENCE SMA Foundation. Read more
The city of Marseille votes for the legal protection of a former deputy indicted after the collapse of two buildings
The new Marseille city council voted on Monday to cover the legal costs of Jean-Claude Gaudin's ex-deputy LR, Julien Ruas, indicted in the investigation opened after the collapse of two buildings which had killed eight in Marseille in November 2018. Read more
Building professionals on the list of "second line" workers
Construction workers, home helpers, salesmen, guards, transport workers ... the mission on "second line" workers has identified the sectors concerned, but the list must be refined before possible negotiations of branches each year. next, announced the Ministry of Labor. Read more
Reduced support for short-time working on February 1, 2021, except for closed sectors
Compensation for partial activity will be reduced on February 1, except for sectors closed by administrative decision which will continue to benefit from full support until the end of June, according to an ordinance adopted on Monday and a draft decree sent to the partners social. Read more
Demonstration against the giant tropical greenhouse planned on the Opal Coast
About 150 people demonstrated on Sunday in front of the site, near Berck-sur-mer (Pas-de-Calais), where a tropical greenhouse is to be built, presented as the largest in the world, to denounce "excess and absurdity" of this project, noted an AFP correspondent. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Bouyer Leroux submits an offer to Financière Maine and enters into exclusive negotiations for the acquisition of Groupe Maine
News Manufacturer by Bouyer Leroux
As part of its balanced and sustainable development strategy, the BOUYER LEROUX Group has submitted an offer for the acquisition of the MAINE Group, the realization of which will make its Home Closings business a leader on the French market. Read more
Wedi and Hansgrohe join forces to develop the French bathroom recessed market
News Manufacturer by Wedi
Betting on the natural synergy between the sealing of wedi products and the premium quality of Hansgrohe tap solutions, the two manufacturers want to promote this still discreet solution in French bathrooms. Read more
Wilo wins the German sustainability award
Contest / Prize / Trophy by Wilo France
A few days ago, Wilo received the German Sustainable Development Award (Deutscher Nachhaltigkeitspreis, DNP) in the “Business” category, which this year rewards business models in times of the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
Implementation of the new Doortal automated warehouse
Video by Doortal
Today, Doortal presents the implementation of the new automated warehouse to optimize the management of the spare parts stock. Read more
Don't forget the other risks during COVID times!
A look back at the risk awareness day, organized in mid-October 2020 at the Maison des Compagnons du Duty in Troyes. The opportunity to raise awareness in this period of health risk to other risks such as MSDs, electrical risk and noise risk. Read more
How to design a quality product
Video by Caterpillar
Interview with the quality director of the Caterpillar France plant in Grenoble. Read more
How to install a Chimneys Poujoulat roof outlet?
Video by Poujoulat
This installation tutorial invites you to discover the steps of installing a roof exit, whether it is a traditional or a round one. Read more
Stone carpet
Video by Resin
Stone carpet is a mixture of quartz or marble aggregates solidified with a polyurethane-based resin. This agglomerate makes it possible to create a floor covering that is at the same time draining, solid and durable. The marble and quartz stones are selected for their hardness and their unique color. Read more
Hiboo - The FNTP meets innovative solutions for its members
Video by FNTP
With Hiboo, visualize the activity of your equipment, reduce your costs and increase your productivity. Hiboo is a solution that centralizes the data emitted by all connected equipment at a single point and transforms it into business value. Read more
Products and Materials
Conlit Ductboard 120, the insulation that protects metal ventilation and smoke extraction ducts from fire
New product by Rockwool
In all buildings, fire safety is of paramount importance. In order to limit the risk of flame propagation, the rock wool manufacturer ROCKWOOL has developed Conlit Ductboard 120, the insulation that guarantees protection of ventilation and smoke extraction ducts against fire throughout the life of a building. . Read more
Stonepanel® Premium, a new collection of exterior and interior facings
Range evolution by Cupa Stone
Recognized for the quality of its products, Cupa Stone is launching the Stonepanel® Premium range with 3 new references: Sabbia, Salvora and Doré and 2 existing products Infercoa and Saint Yriex. The three new features have just been certified by CSTB. Read more
Start the year with a new presentation of ARCHLine.XP, BIM architecture software
Digital Tools by ZW France
Following the success of the first online presentations of ARCHLine.XP in November, the company ZW FRANCE is organizing new ones, always dedicated to architectural software alternative to Revit® or Archicad. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Smurfit Kappa: Bluebac Reno Tire and Smoke Fix
Advertising-editorial by Bluetek
“350 locations in 35 countries” is how we can geolocate the company Smurfit Kappa on the net. With more than fifty factories in France alone, this European leader in the cardboard sector organizes constant maintenance of its investments, while taking care of the well-being of its employees. It is in accordance with this corporate policy that the Cestas recycling plant, located in Gironde, has been renovated. Read more
Renovation of the Cours Napoléon in Ajaccio in southern Corsica
Construction site
The renovation of the Cours Napoléon is underway. Work around Café Napoléon is coming to an end, while work in the Prefecture sector continues. This transaction was valued at 3 million euros excluding tax. Read more
Passive houses in Ytong Energie in Carquefou in the largest eco-district in France
Realization by Xella
Located on the outskirts of Nantes, the town of Carquefou (44) is home to the eco-district of La Fleuriaye. With many buildings associating the collective with the individual house, a medico-educational institute (IME), an equestrian center and 5.000 m² of tertiary sector, this program constitutes the largest certified passive building complex in France and Europe. Read more
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Fiber cement facade panel

Ventilated facade in modern and efficient natural slate

Sliding gate automation



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2 in 1 stair lift

HCS®, the all-in-one door handle!

Door opening without hands

Project management software composed of 4 modules

ABC Lift

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