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2021 - Week 04
The building calls for a truly ambitious, human, affordable and sustainable RE2020
Regulation by FFB
For the main professional organizations in the sector (USH, FPI, Pôle Habitat FFB, FFB, Fédération SCOP BTP, CAPEB, UNSFA and UNTEC), the project presented by the government in mid-December does not meet the conditions for massive membership of the construction sector. Read more
After a 6,9% drop in construction in 2020, the future looks difficult for housing in France
There is less and less new housing in France, while the crisis makes them particularly necessary. The state denounces the blockages of some mayors, but the sector accuses it in turn of considering too strict rules to defend the environment. Read more
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In short
France could technically replace nuclear power with renewable energies in 2050
Study / Review / Report
France could, technically, derive most of its electricity from renewable energies by 2050, under multiple technological and industrial conditions, underlines a long-awaited report in the midst of a debate on whether or not to launch a new nuclear program. Read more
Real estate crowdfunding broke all records in 2020 according to its annual barometer
Study / Review / Report
Despite slowdowns linked to the Covid-19 epidemic, real estate crowdfunding continued to grow strongly in 2020, with more than half a billion euros collected, up 35% compared to 2019. The year 2020 alone represents 41% of total collection since 2016. Read more
Service, Offsite Work and Technology: The Big Paradigm Shifts for the Construction Industry in 2021
Study / Review / Report
Productivity remains a major concern for the construction and engineering sectors. However, servicization is an aspect that should not be overlooked when it comes to attracting new customers. Some will see it as a simple question of identity, without realizing the impact of the service on the survival of the companies. Read more
Will the coronavirus crisis kill big cities?
Study / Review / Report
Dangerous when a virus is in the air, useless if everyone works at home ... The health crisis has damaged the image of large cities to the point that some are announcing their death. But for many historians and town planners, their magic will last. Read more
2020 assessment and 2021 outlook for the French construction products market
Study / Review / Report
On Tuesday January 26, 2021, Hervé De Maistre, President of the AIMCC, presented the conclusions of the fifth edition of the opinion poll “Tendances Conjoncture AIMCC”. This study carried out among the members of the association makes it possible to take stock of a year 2020 marked by an unprecedented context of health and economic crisis, which swept away all forecasts. Read more
Massive recession for the French economy in 2020, but less severe than expected
The French economy experienced a historic recession in 2020, brought to the ground by the Covid-19 epidemic and the forced halt of many activities during the year, even if the fall is a little less severe than expected thanks to a surprise resistance in the last quarter. Read more
Rent cap battle reignites with legal action against Century 21
The controversy resumes around the ceiling on rents, at a time when this measure will spread across France. For the first time, a large group, Century 21, is being sued for broadcasting ads deemed non-compliant. Read more
RE2020: 17 organizations request a profound modification of the draft text
17 professional associations and organizations are appealing to parliamentarians by mail and requesting a profound modification of the 2020 environmental regulation project and taking into account the opinions expressed by all stakeholders. Read more
RE2020: vigilance of manufacturers of integrated heating, cooling and sanitary systems
Regulation by Cochebat
Reducing the carbon impact of buildings, continuing to improve their energy performance and guaranteeing their freshness during scorching summers: these are the main objectives of RE2020, which will apply to new constructions, normally from 2021. Read more
Covid: the company protocol will be adapted to the masks
The corporate health protocol will be adapted to ask employees to no longer use homemade masks, deemed insufficient by the health authorities in the face of variants of the very contagious virus, said Sunday the Secretary of State for Occupational Health, Laurent. Pietraszewski. Read more
Launch of measures for the rehabilitation and energy renovation of social housing
Public finances by Ministry of Ecological Transition
The recovery plan plans to support social landlords undertaking renovation operations in 500 and 2021 up to € 2022 million. € 445 million will be devoted to major restructuring or rehabilitation operations; € 40 million for a call for projects dedicated to exemplary and innovative energy renovation operations; 15 M € will be directed towards the social park in the overseas territories. Read more
Anah has set itself the very ambitious objective of financing the renovation of 600.000 housing units in 2021
Public finances
The national housing agency (Anah), which grants public aid for housing renovation, announced on Wednesday very ambitious targets for this year after having already been particularly effective in 2020, taking advantage of a favorable political context for energy work. Read more
CAPEB provides the building with 2 new national inter-category collective agreements
Social by CAPEB
CAPEB has drawn up, with the majority social partners (CFDT, CGT and UNSA), 2 new national inter-category collective agreements (workers, ETAM, executives), one concerning construction companies employing up to 10 employees and another concerning construction companies employing more than 10 employees. Read more
Hauts-de-Seine and CSTB join forces to limit the spread of Covid-19 in colleges in the department with a guide to good practices
Prevention / Security by CSTB
The Hauts-de-Seine Department and the Center Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB) have recently initiated joint research work dedicated to managing the Covid risk in schools. Organized around the principles of mechanical or natural ventilation, student flow, configurations and occupancy time of classrooms, the initial work carried out made it possible to define a series of practical recommendations intended for secondary schools. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Legoupil Industrie doubles the activity of its Integral + range in 2020
News Manufacturer by Legoupil Industry
Legoupil Industrie, manufacturer and installer of industrial and modular buildings based in Vire (14) in Normandy, has based its strategy on Made In France: its production is fully integrated on site, and the SME only surrounds itself with expert partners for its sites for all trades. Read more
Webinar Armacell: how to make the right decisions when designing a commercial building?
News Manufacturer by Armacell
Insulation, safety, comfort ... Armacell, inventor of flexible foam for the equipment insulation market and leading supplier of technical foams, answers all questions during the next webinar on January 27 at 10 a.m., presented by Cyril Gambin, Technical and Prescriptions Director. Read more
Death of Helmut Wagner, founder of the Rehau family business
News Manufacturer by REHAU
REHAU mourns the loss of its founder and honorary president, who died surrounded by his family on Sunday January 24 at the age of 95, in Switzerland. The news of the death of the popular founder, who was very involved until the end, moved REHAU employees around the world. Read more
A new general manager for the specialist of the tailor-made portal Préfalu
For 8 months, Olivier Briat has successfully worked to deploy the dynamics of Préfalu and to grow the company. Turnover has thus increased by 30%. Read more
Bertrand Bedel, new president of Cerib
Appointment by Cerib
Bertrand Bedel was elected President of Cerib on January 26, 2021 for a three-year term. He succeeds Philippe Gruat, president since 2018. A long-standing commitment to the concrete industry, Bertrand Bedel has been a member of the board of directors of Cerib since 2012 and president of the Federation of Concrete Industry (FIB) since June 2019. Read more
Energy renovation: benefit from personalized support with Engie
Video by Engi
You want to carry out energy renovation work, we are at your side at every step: from reflection to completion. Find out about the personalized support provided by ENGIE. Read more
Elixir - the barred fence by Dirickx
Video by Dirickx
With Dirickx, dare the barred gate to enclose your house. Video presentation. Read more
Construction of the Dole aquatic center
Video by VINCI
Relive in pictures the design-build-operate-maintenance operation of the Dole aquatic and sports complex led by C3B, a subsidiary of VINCI Construction France, for Grand Dole Agglomeration (Jura). Read more
Titouan, young apprentice recruited thanks to France Relance
"All the apprentices who came here ended up getting hired." As part of the "1 Jeune 1 Solution" plan, the Breton company Castel SAS received aid of € 8.000, enabling Titouan to obtain his first apprenticeship contract. Read more
Construction of the Grand Paris Express tunnels
What is a tunnel boring machine for? What is it made of? How is it introduced underground? How is it assembled? You will know everything about the operation of this enormous machine essential for the construction of the Grand Paris Express. Read more
Occupational safety when handling liquid resins
Video by Soprema
Video presentation of the different PPE to be fitted during a liquid waterproofing project. Read more
Saint-Gobain: the results of the global internal survey
Video by Saint-Gobain
In 2020, Saint-Gobain employees responded to a worldwide internal survey for the second time in a row. The objective: to understand their expectations and improve their work experience within the Group. Read more
Olivier Salleron, President of the FFB, speaks at the Batimat press conference
Video by FFB
Olivier Salleron was this Thursday, January 28 at the press conference of Batimat, the International Construction Fair which will take place from October 3 to 6, 2022 at Porte de Versailles in Paris. The French Building Federation, the leading employers' organization representing artisans and entrepreneurs in the sector, has already reserved its stand. Read more
Products and Materials
Rockwool unveils Rockfeu Wood FdC for basement and parking insulation
New product by Rockwool
ROCKWOOL, manufacturer of rock wool insulation solutions, continues to innovate by expanding its range of products for basements and parking lots with Rockfeu Wood FdC: more aesthetic, 100% rock wool and 100% premium, it guarantees total fire protection. Read more
Wavin enriches its offer with the new AquaCell rainwater management module
New product by Wavin
Increased risk of flooding, drought, depletion of water tables, urban heat stress, pollution of surface water ... cities are facing major challenges and must necessarily develop resilient and sustainable projects. Read more
New Rigitone® Design range for acoustic and aesthetic ceilings in ERP
New range by Placo
Create pleasant spaces in offices, open-spaces, hotels, restaurants, schools, hospitals, airports, stations, shopping centers, etc., and personalize the reception halls of these ERPs, are key issues for both architects and project owners in order to accommodate occupants in optimal conditions. Read more
New GAP referencing catalog, the world of carpentry will vibrate in 2021
New catalog by GAP SEO
This first GAP Référencement catalog, rich in 212 pages, which brings together all the carpentry families, is a nice gift for the start of the year for members. It is also and above all a rich and different support, like this community network like no other. Read more
The new version of Diapason, the ERP specialized in Carpentry, is available for manufacturers
Software update by Elcia
Diapason, the ERP and specialized technical configurator for industrial joinery unveils its version 16. New functionalities and above all a new interface to allow its users to always simplify their activity and save time on all the processes of their company. Read more
Projects and Achievements
The Center Pompidou will close for a major facelift lasting more than three years
The Center Pompidou, one of the most important museums of modern and contemporary art in the world and one of the most original architectural places in Paris, will close at the end of 2023 to reopen in early 2027 after a major facelift, and full of "new proposals". Read more
"The Grand Paris Express is irreversible", says the president of the SGP
Construction site
A massive call for markets in 2021 will make the construction of the Grand Paris metro "irreversible", assured Thierry Dallard, chairman of the board of the Société du Grand Paris (SGP), the public body responsible for building it. Read more
The RER E construction site in Ile-de-France suffers from significant additional costs
Construction site
The permanent commission of the Ile-de-France regional council voted to participate in a "relay protocol", a budget extension allowing the construction of the extension of the RER E to the west to continue, a victim of significant additional costs. Read more
Attacked by spray, Mont-Saint-Michel under construction for three years
Construction site
The abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel, attacked by rain, sand and wind, was draped over its north and west facades with a huge scaffolding overlooking the bay and its reflections, for spectacular restoration work on three years, estimated at seven million euros. Read more
Former Magistrate's Court with two Hunter Douglas Architectural ceiling systems
Realization by Hunter Douglas
In Richmond, England, a former district court was fitted with two Hunter Douglas Architectural systems. Read more
Products of the week

Lacquered aluminum underside

ITE roofing panels

Sliding gate automation

Aluminum sliding door


Unilin Insulation


Millet Group

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

Adhesive mortar & epoxy joint

Wood stove timeless and charming, equipped with dual catalytic combustion

Use of IFC models and / or Revit Plug-in




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