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Weekly Building News
2021 - Week 12
The FFB warns of the soaring prices of materials and the decline in housing construction
Conjuncture by FFB
Building professionals warned Tuesday against a shortage of building materials, especially wood, accompanied by a surge in their prices, in a general context of a sharp slowdown in activity in the sector with a decline in building permits and housing starts. Read more
The dispute between Jean Nouvel and the Philharmonie de Paris in the hands of an examining magistrate
Company News
The French architect Jean Nouvel has obtained the opening of a judicial investigation in the financial dispute between him and the Philharmonie de Paris on the construction of the prestigious concert hall, we learned Monday from concordant sources. Read more
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In short
What are the prices and surfaces of new houses on average?
Study / Review / Report
Building a house is often the dream of a lifetime. The first question for households embarking on the adventure is how much does it cost? The second will be how to find land? And for what surface? Read more
The risk of concentration threatens the energy renovation sector according to a study
Study / Review / Report
While the home energy renovation market is benefiting from new government impetus, the entire building and energy sector is in order. The recent acquisitions of EDF or the La Poste group illustrate the challenges of an ultra-competitive sector dominated by a few heavyweights, underline the experts from Echos Etudes who have just published their benchmark study: “The energy renovation market for housing ”(December 2020). Read more
Worsening pandemic delays economic recovery in Europe
New outbreak of coronavirus contamination, tightening of restrictive measures and vaccinations still too slow ... The worsening of the health situation will further delay the economic recovery in Europe, more and more economists believe. Read more
Support measures are expected to cost around € 32 billion in 2021
Public finances
The state should spend 32 billion euros to support the economy in 2021, after a year 2020 which saw the deficit and the debt reach "historic" levels, indicates in an interview with AFP the Minister of Public Accounts Olivier Dussopt, who remains "optimistic" on the recovery. Read more
Memorandum of understanding to relaunch the construction of social housing in France
The government and social housing actors in France signed a "protocol of commitment" on Friday to build 250.000 social housing units in 2021 and 2022, after 2020 marked by a drop in supply due to the pandemic. Read more
Serene, a new and reliable method for measuring the thermal performance of a building
Sustainable Development
SEREINE is the most ambitious project of the PROFEEL program for innovation in favor of energy savings in buildings and housing, launched in 2019. 9 months before its end, the project has given rise to a measurement method that those involved in energy renovation, such as contractors and public authorities were impatiently waiting. Read more
New update of the OPPBTP food safety recommendations guide
Prevention / Security by OPPBTP
Following the publication of a new version of the State Covid protocol, the OPPBTP publishes an update to its guide to health security recommendations. Read more
Bpifrance and Banque des Territoires launch the first Construction Accelerator promotion
Organization News
Bpifrance and the Banque des Territoires unveil the first promotion of the Construction Accelerator, a local support and acceleration program adapted to the specificities and needs of managers of small and medium-sized enterprises in the sector. Read more
The Order of Land Surveyors welcomes the inclusion of regional specificities in the “Climate and Resilience” bill
Organization News
At the initiative of the rapporteur of the bill, Lionel Causse, Deputy for Landes, the deputies adopted in a Special Committee on March 16 an amendment aimed at declining the rules reducing the reduction of artificialization. Read more
Orange launches 5G in the first French port, Le Havre
Orange is opening 5G for companies present in the port area of ​​Le Havre. It is the first major French seaport to benefit from the new 5G 3,5 GHz mobile technology. With speeds up to 4 times faster than 4G, 5G will provide unprecedented quality of service to economic players in the industrial port area, but also the possibility of developing new uses with increased security. Read more
Climate law: more than 7.000 amendments on the Assembly's menu
More than 7.000 amendments were tabled by the deputies for the examination of the climate bill, in the hemicycle from Monday, with elected members of the majority who hope for "progress" on certain subjects such as thermal strainers. Read more
Companies in reconfigured areas will have to put in place "action plans" for teleworking
The updated version of the corporate health protocol, presented Monday evening to the social partners, provides for the obligation for employers in departments subject to new restrictions to define "action plans" to promote teleworking, according to the document whose AFP has obtained a copy. Read more
Regulated gas prices fall by 4,1% on average in April
Regulated gas prices applied by Engie will fall by 4,1% on average on April 1, demand decreasing with rising temperatures and liquefied natural gas prices falling in Asia and Europe, the regulator announced on Tuesday. Read more
A Covid bonus for low wages with uncertain outlines according to two economists
Many second-line workers, overexposed to the pandemic, will not see the color of the bonus planned for low wages, estimate economists Julie Valentin and François-Xavier Devetter in an interview with AFP. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
The Rockwool Group unveils the results of its sustainable development report for the year 2020
News Manufacturer by Rockwool
The firm specializing in environmental footprint assessment Trucost, a subsidiary of S&P Global, has classified all of the ROCKWOOL Group's products as having a positive impact with regard to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Read more
LafargeHolcim acquires a stake in XtreeE, of which it becomes one of the reference shareholders
News Manufacturer by XtreeE
Committed to several joint industrial projects, LafargeHolcim and XtreeE announce the strengthening of their strategic partnership to develop innovative solutions for sustainable construction. Read more
Asbestos: the Court of Cassation validates the resumption of the investigation into the Everite company
News Manufacturer
Investigations concerning the company Everite in a case related to asbestos will be able to resume after a recent decision of the Court of Cassation, we learned Tuesday from corroborating sources. Read more
Wizzcad wins the Elogie-Siemp call for projects conducted in partnership with Impulse partner
Developer News by Wizzcad
WIZZCAD, the first digital solution for the construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of buildings, announces that it has won the call for projects from Elogie-Siemp, conducted in partnership with Impulse partner, to facilitate and optimize the rehabilitation of its housing in occupied areas . Read more
Legallais.com, named best E-commerce site 2021
Contest / Prize / Trophy
The year started as well as it ended for the leader in the distribution of hardware and plumbing to building professionals. Read more
Obox S1 with a controlled kickstand
Video by effeff France
Connecting a lock becomes child's play with OBOX S. Read more
Softica double-leaf automatic door opener
Video by Softica
Discover this achievement fully integrated into the facade of the Lille modern art museum, the LaM. Softica Hauts de France installed an automatic double-leaf door with contactless key opening. Hygiene, safety, integration, accessibility are some of the benefits provided by this automatic door model. Read more
What does the new energy label look like?
The new energy label has two objectives: to provide better information on the energy consumption of electrical appliances, but also to encourage manufacturers to innovate and produce increasingly efficient appliances. Read more
RTK.42, a tower crane anti-collision solution and mobile lifting elements
Video by CAD. 42
CAD 42 offers RTK.42, its solution for anti-collision tower crane / mobile lifting elements. Read more
Bibliotek Bluetek: BIM Tutorial
Video by Bluetek
Follow this tutorial on Bluetek's BIM objects and get to grips with this tool more easily. Read more
Olivier Salleron's press conference on the urgency of new construction
Video by FFB
On March 23 Olivier Salleron, president of the French Building Federation, held a press conference to alert on the urgency of new construction. He also provided an update on employment in the sector and warns against the drift in material costs since the end of 2020. Read more
Engie and renewable energies
Video by Engi
Combating global warming is a priority for ENGIE. And it is in particular by placing renewable energies at the heart of its strategy that the Group is taking action! And he acts fast. Read more
Zoom on the suspended facade of the "Synésens" project in Lille
Video by Planer Dutilleul
In Lille, for "Synésens", a rehabilitation & conversion project of a former 19th century college into a unique living space (170 housing units, a gourmet hall, an aparthotel, a nursery, a medical center, a beguinage , offices) our teams and those of Botte Fondations have preserved and suspended at a height of 6 m one of the historic facades of this listed building in Lille. Read more
Products and Materials
A wide range of finishes on Copanel panels
Advertising-editorial by COPANEL
Copanel is a facade cladding made from natural materials. These high density fiber cement sheets combine lightness and unequaled resistance capacity. Its double compression and autoclave stabilization process gives it performance of optimum consistency and durability (resistance to frost, pollution and mold, for example). Read more
Decorative trend: HOPPE satin handles for doors and windows
Advertising-editorial by HOPPE France
These four new satin colors give the accent, create atmospheres and highlight the different furnishing styles. Read more
Sto makes the difference with a new 30% lighter firestop tape
New product by I'm
Reducing arduousness on construction sites and improving installation comfort, these are Sto's objectives with its new Sto-Speedlamelle Typ II Plus stone wool fire-resistant strip, integrated into the ITE systems with StoTherm Vario polystyrene insulation and StoTherm Brick PSE. Read more
Venteo launches cPURE, a high performance air purifier, in partnership with Eurevia
New product
The spread of the coronavirus through aerosols plays an important role in the transmission of infection in confined spaces. Read more
Nora® by Interface launches two new flooring collections
New product by Interface
Interface®, the world leader in flooring and a pioneer in sustainable development, today unveils its new collections of nora® by Interface rubber flooring: norament 926 castello and norament 926 kivo, with a resolutely modern aesthetic! Read more
Projects and Achievements
The giant "urban forest" construction site in Nice on track
In Nice, Mayor LR Christian Estrosi's shock project to extend the "green belt" to the city center by razing the national theater and the Acropolis convention center next year to create an "urban forest" at the end of 2025, is now on. rails. Read more
East of the Flaubert district in Rouen begins its metamorphosis with a 1st exemplary sustainable urban development project
After the launch of a major consultation organized by the Rouen Normandy Metropolis concerning the western fringe and the approaches to the Canal, the eastern fringe is undergoing its first transformations with the launch of a first operation: phase 1 of the project “L'Eveil de Flaubert “. Work started in January 2021. Read more
Manubois and Bouygues Bâtiment France Europe are experimenting with an innovative construction solution in glue-laminated beech
Project by Bouygues
At the dawn of RE 2020, one of the main objectives of which is the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions throughout the lifecycle of buildings, wood and biobased construction is emerging as a solution. future to build a more sustainable living environment. Read more
McDonald's clad in Kebony wood aspires to be the first 'net zero' fast food restaurant
Realization by Kebony
As part of the fast food giant's “Scaling for Good” program, the company deploys futuristic architecture and technology, notably taking the form of a Kebony wood louver exterior to create an innovative interior / exterior dynamic. . Read more
Jean Nouvel dresses up a prestigious collection at the Quai Branly Museum with magic
"Auras", showcases designed by the workshops of architect Jean Nouvel, surround powerful African and Oceanian masks and statuettes in magical halos: the collection offered by billionaire and patron Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière has permanently joined the Musée du Quai Branly. Read more
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