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2021 - Week 05
The national Urssaf fund announces a major simplification for the self-employed
From this year, for the declaration of income for the year 2020, the self-employed will benefit from a simplification of their declaration procedures: from now on, only one declaration will have to be made on impots.gouv.fr for the calculation of their contributions and personal social contributions and their income tax. Read more
For 2022, the Batimat, Idéobain and Interclima fairs are reinventing themselves
Salon by Reed Exhibitions
More user-friendly, more economical, more hybrid and more committed ... the Batimat, Idéobain and Interclima shows are totally reinventing themselves and creating a real break for their next edition, marked by a return to Paris Porte de Versailles from October 3 to 6, 2022. Read more
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The OPPBTP updates its Guide to health security recommendations to take into account the variants of Covid-19
Prevention / Security by OPPBTP
Due to the prevalence of the British, Brazilian and South African variants of the Covid 19 virus, the government has stepped up health prevention measures, in particular by increasing the physical safety distance without a mask from 1 meter to 2 meters. Read more
The still strong pressure on new housing prices despite the health crisis
Study / Review / Report
After a year of eco-health crisis linked to Covid-19, new property prices in France have not fallen, quite the contrary. Some medium-sized cities are even on the rise. This is confirmed by the latest figures for new real estate from the Find-un-logement-neuf.com portal. The new home specialist returns to the upward pressure on new housing prices, almost everywhere in France. Read more
The number of auto-entrepreneurs up sharply at the end of June 2020
Study / Review / Report
At the end of June 2020, the Urssaf network counted 1.903.000 auto-entrepreneurs, i.e. 21,8% more over one year (after + 16,4% a year earlier). This change results in part from the sharp decrease in write-offs (-29,5% over one year) linked to the non-write-off, unlike in previous years, of accounts showing at December 31 two consecutive years without turnover. The delisting of these accounts would have reduced the annual increase in the number of registrants to + 16,2% at the end of June 2020. Read more
77% of companies aim to bring their employees back to the office in 2021
Study / Review / Report
Génie des Locations, the independent consulting firm in design, co-design and production of workspaces, conducted a survey of 3.908 professionals spread across the entire territory to better understand their vision of work in the future but also on the changes made in their business since the start of the health crisis. Read more
How much would reconfinement cost the economy and public finances
A reconfinement, or a major sanitary screw, would significantly reduce the growth of the French economy this year and would force the government to mobilize several billion additional euros each month to support businesses and households. Read more
Mortgage rates remained stable in January
Mortgage interest rates remained stable in January at 1,17%, according to the monthly benchmark study published on Tuesday. Read more
The building materials industry asks the government for real and serious consultation on the recycling of inert building waste
Sorting / Recycling by UNICEM
The National Union of Quarrying and Construction Materials Industries (UNICEM), which was already surprised at the vagueness surrounding the future Extended Producer Responsibility (REP) sector a few weeks ago, denounces the conclusions of the study by foreshadowing recently carried out by ADEME, at the request of the Government. Read more
The timber industry presents its “Plan Ambition Bois-Construction 2030”
Sustainable Development
To hope to achieve carbon neutrality set for 2050, it is now urgent to accelerate the pace of ecological transition and the decarbonisation of the economy. The Forest-Wood Sector is therefore renewing its support for the ambition carried by the Government with the future RE2020. Read more
The Minister of Housing wants the construction of 250.000 social housing units in two years
The Minister for Housing Emmanuelle Wargon set a target on Tuesday to build "250.000 social housing units in two years" to cope with the shortage. Read more
The Government is preparing the 5th period of the Energy Saving Certificates (EEC) system
Regulation by Ministry of Ecological Transition
After consultation with all stakeholders (energy companies, consumer associations, agents, associations, etc.) in the fall of 2021, the MTE is submitting for public consultation the draft decrees and decrees governing the 5th period of the energy saving certificates scheme (EEC), which will begin on January 1, 2022. Read more
The FFB denounces the signing of two unsuitable collective building agreements
Social by FFB
The FFB, the first employers 'organization officially recognized as representative of building craftsmen and entrepreneurs, denounces the signing of two collective agreements by a minority employers' organization with three central trade unions. This maneuver attempts to break the construction industry in two according to the number of employees employed by the companies. Read more
CAPEB, FFB and OPPBTP are launching the Best Practices website to reduce exposure to asbestos risk during work in subsection 4
New website by OPPBTP
Every day, several thousand interventions on Materials and Products Containing Asbestos (MPCA) are carried out by craftsmen and companies of all sizes in the construction and building sector. Banned in France since 1997, asbestos remains a major occupational health issue for these professionals who must be able to exercise their activity on the basis of safe practices recognized by all. Read more
Nearly 250 restaurants in France have received authorization to open to accommodate building craftsmen
News Organization by CAPEB
Following the mobilization of 50 departmental CAPEBs, employees of small construction companies can have lunch in a sheltered location in certain restaurants, legally and in strict compliance with barrier gestures. Read more
Concerns for a barge renovated by Le Corbusier threatened by the flooding of the Seine
The Louise-Catherine barge, renovated by Le Corbusier and Japanese architect Kunio Maekawa, is threatened by the rising waters of the Seine, south-east of Paris, AFP noted on Thursday. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
How Traxxeo supported the construction sector in the digital transformation in 2020
Developer News by Traxxeo
2020 is finally behind us. For construction companies, the health crisis has highlighted the need for rapid decision-making, based on reliable and recent data. At the same time, digital adoption has accelerated without precedent. How has Traxxeo, a specialist construction editor, supported construction companies in these changes? Read more
3 major players are joining forces to facilitate the renewal of the gas boiler fleet and reduce household energy consumption
News Manufacturer by Poujoulat
Chaffoteaux, manufacturer of very high energy performance boilers, Cheminées Poujoulat, the leading French manufacturer of smoke evacuation solutions, and Sonergia, a specialist in the financing of energy renovation for more than ten years, are joining forces to help lessors renew their fleet of aging boilers. Read more
Weber incubator, a new service dedicated to craftsmen
News Manufacturer by Weaver
During her presentation last October of Saint-Gobain Weber France's CSR policy, Charlotte Famy, Managing Director, underlined “the importance of innovating by putting the customer at the heart of the creation process”. Read more
The cement manufacturer Vicat creates a waste treatment subsidiary
News Manufacturer by Vicat
The cement group Vicat announced on Friday the creation of a subsidiary dedicated to the treatment and recovery of energy and mineral waste, with two platforms located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. Read more
Hager Group invests more than 70 million euros in Alsace
News Manufacturer by Hager
Hager Group is currently leading two large investment projects of more than 70 million euros in the Bas-Rhin and is consolidating its importance as a major economic player in the Alsace region. Read more
Who was the architect Viollet-le-Duc?
Do you know Viollet-le-Duc, restorer of monuments with an overflowing imagination? Passionate about the Middle Ages, he saved countless buildings from ruin, including the city of Carcassonne and the Château de Pierrefonds. Read more
Covid-19: the right actions to protect yourself
Video by OPPBTP
Construction professionals, protect yourself! Follow the advice of the OPPBTP to adopt the prevention measures adapted to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more
Discover the new Diapason interface
Video by Elcia
Software publisher, ELCIA aims to provide a simple and user-friendly answer to a complex profession too often reserved for technicians: carpentry. Read more
Virtual launch of the new generation CAT® track and wheel excavators
Video by Caterpillar
Here is an overview of the virtual launch event for the new generation CAT® tracked (13-17t) and wheeled excavators. Read more
Knauf Danoline - acoustics in pure Danish style
Video by Knob
In the second half of the 20th century, Danish design won its letters of nobility to the point of inspiring many architects today. It is based on two key ideas: simplicity and functionalism. Read more
Europro Tubauto sectional garage door - The opinion of a Point.P craftsman
Discover the opinion of a Point.P partner craftsman on the Europro sectional garage door by Tubauto. Read more
Obox S, the connected power supply
Video by effeff France
Simple, fast and efficient to power, connect and secure your locking and access control elements. Read more
Ademe presents Dulce, a research project for ecological, economic and social transition
Video by ADEME
The DULCE project is interested in changing energy practices in the context of ecological and energy transitions, by questioning the conditions for their sustainability. It is based on an experiment carried out in 2013-2014 on the territory of a community of partner municipalities and on new experiments on the scale of the territory, by exploring two problematic axes. Read more
Products and Materials
D.Kube, the new recyclable and Eco Label packaging that replaces the paint can
New range by Durieu
Durieu did not invent the square wheel but… the brick paint pot! Durieu and De Keyn inaugurate this new year under the sign of innovation by replacing the traditional paint pot with new packaging: a modern, practical and eco-friendly container. Read more
Sika launches SikaFlex Pro-11 FC® and reinvents polyurethane with Purform® technology
New range by Sika France
A major player in polyurethane sealants and adhesives, Sika anticipates the needs of tomorrow in terms of performance as well as respect for the environment and the health of users. This is why Sika is today launching a new polyurethane technology, Purform®, to offer even more efficient solutions with extremely low monomer contents. Read more
Würth launches a new range of paint with depolluting action and the destruction of bad odors
New range by Würth France
Indoor air quality is a public health issue for building professionals and users. Healthier air improves quality of life and reduces the risk of respiratory allergies. Read more
New contactless opening devices Smart Pens & Smart Relay Iseo
New product by Iseo France
With the health crisis, the issue of hygiene arises more markedly in the area of ​​access control. In places frequented by several people, solutions that allow access to be opened without direct contact with handles or surfaces are preferred. Read more
Stretto Huguenot d'Edilians: the 1st flat roof tile for low slopes
New product by Edilians
Presented first at the last edition of the ARTIBAT trade fair, the STRETTO Huguenot flat terracotta roof tile from EDILIANS is distinguished by its patented shape and water flow pattern which gives it an exceptional seal for this type of product. . Read more
Projects and Achievements
Amazon's new headquarters in Washington: a monumental spiral staircase dressed in nature
E-commerce giant Amazon on Tuesday unveiled the "nature-infused" architecture of its second headquarters, a helix-shaped building in the suburbs of Washington. Read more
Bouygues selected for the renovation of the Gare du Nord
Project by Bouygues
The builder Bouygues has been selected to carry out the renovation of the Gare du Nord in Paris, a project of 600 million euros, announced the president of StatioNord, the mixed economy company bringing together SNCF and the Nhood real estate company in an interview with Les Echos. Read more
Engie and Neoen unveil a large solar project in Gironde
Project by Engi
The companies Engie and Neoen unveiled on Monday a giant project for an “energy platform” in Gironde, which notably provides for a huge photovoltaic park with a power of one gigawatt. Read more
Nacarat is building the Villas Saint Jean, a program of 10 high-end housing
Construction site
In one of the most famous streets of Touquet – Paris-Plage, Nacarat is carrying out a high-end housing program, the marketing of which will begin on January 22. Read more
EDF launches its first floating solar power plant in France
Construction site by EDF
EDF has announced the launch of the construction of a floating photovoltaic plant on a water reservoir in the Hautes-Alpes, the first project of this type in France for the electrician. Read more
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Anti-limescale and anti-sludge water treatment

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Double-flow ventilation unit

Engraved oak parquet

Door opening without hands

WIZZCAD, the solution that accelerates the digitization of construction and real estate

Brink Climate Systems

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effeff France


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