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Weekly Building News
2021 - Week 15
RE2020 for housing: construction hails collective success
Regulation by FFB
The signatory organizations welcome the agreement reached on RE2020, within the framework of the CSCEE of April 13, underlining a collective success and the shared desire to allow new housing to contribute to the fight against climate change. Read more
5th EWC period: the Government specifies the changes in the bonuses
Regulation by Ministry of Ecological Transition
After in-depth consultation with all stakeholders (energy companies, EWC delegatees, building and industry professionals, consumer associations and the fight against precariousness, etc.) which continued in February and March 2021, the Ministry of Ecological Transition specifies the changes in the bonuses ("boost") of energy saving certificates (EEC). Read more
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Climate and housing law: the Assembly tackles the major issue of thermal strainers
These "energy-guzzling" homes are a key issue in the climate bill: the National Assembly unanimously adopted on Monday evening the ban on the rental of "thermal strainers" in 2028, but the opposition disputes the mechanism chosen, "in trompe-l'oeil". Read more
Climate law: guerrillas in the Assembly on the artificialization of soils
The reduction of the artificialization of soils, one of the components of the climate bill, gave rise to a battle of amendments on Wednesday evening in the National Assembly, with oppositions making the mouthpieces of rural areas which are struggling to develop. Read more
Real estate credit: The drop in the usury rate risks penalizing the most fragile borrowers
Study / Review / Report
Mortgage rates fell again at the beginning of April 2021, to find almost the same thresholds as in February of the same year: an easing of the conditions of access to the loan offset by the recent decrease of usury rates for the second quarter of 2021. Read more
How to obtain a real energy performance of a building and maintain it over time?
Study / Review / Report
A 10-year campaign of experimentation, measurements and technico-socio-economic evaluation on nearly 170 demonstrator buildings has just been completed. The work program of the research and experimentation platform on energy in buildings (PREBAT), steered by Cerema and carried out in partnership, made it possible to identify operational lessons, which were presented during the feedback conference. results on April 6. Read more
Enedis publishes its first report on the challenges of transforming the public electricity distribution network by 2050
Study / Assessment / Report by Enedis
The 21st century will be that of ecological transition. To support energy changes by 2050, Enedis anticipates the evolution of the public electricity distribution network, on a territorial and national scale. Read more
The garden market breaks growth records
Study / Review / Report
The Promojardin-Prom'animal association draws up an exceptional assessment of the garden market in 2020. Despite the shock of the first confinement, distributors benefited from an explosion in demand as soon as the restrictions were lifted. Their sales increased by 10% over the year, on the back of an acceleration in e-commerce and profound changes in consumers' lifestyles. Read more
The French economy is resisting the third confinement well, according to the Banque de France
The French economy is suffering much less from the Covid-19 crisis than a year ago despite the new health restrictions, with a loss of activity between four and five times less, estimated the Bank of France on Monday. Read more
Savings due to Covid estimated at 165 billion euros in 2020/2021, according to Villeroy de Galhau
The additional savings due to the consumption deficit induced by the Covid-19 epidemic will reach 165 billion euros for the years 2020 and 2021, estimated on Tuesday the governor of the Bank of France François Villeroy de Galhau. Read more
The building materials market is regaining some momentum
Conjuncture by UNICEM
One year after the start of the first confinement, the building materials business has regained some momentum. At the start of 2021, although the comparison with 2020 is not favorable due to a high level of activity observed in January-February of last year, the volumes produced are within the long-term average, even at above with regard to the BPE. Read more
The government wants to accelerate the installation of charging stations for electric cars in condominiums
Sustainable Development
The National Assembly adopted on the night of Friday to Saturday a government device to facilitate and "accelerate the installation of electric vehicle charging stations" in condominium buildings. Read more
CAPEB develops the 1st Contract for the Construction of a 100% digital and intelligent Individual House
News Organization by CAPEB
Anxious to allow building craftsmen to access the regulated market for individual construction, the Confederation of Handicrafts and Small Building Enterprises (CAPEB) has just developed the very first Contract for the Construction of an Individual House (CCMI) 100% digital and smart. Read more
The Federation of DPOs reiterates its firm opposition to the integration of APLs into a universal activity income
Organization News
The debate on the integration of APL in the future universal activity income (RUA) is still not settled, according to the statement of a representative of the Ministry of Housing heard on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 by the fact-finding mission of the Senate on "the fight against precarization and impoverishment". The Federation of DPOs asks the government, like many others, to abandon this project of integrating APLs into the RUA. Read more
Veolia and Suez announce that they have reached an agreement allowing the merger of the two groups
Company News
Veolia and SUEZ announce that their respective Boards of Directors reached an agreement in principle last night on the main terms and conditions of the merger between the two groups. Read more
Caisse des Dépôts is launching a call for projects for the "Architecture and landscape" component
Contest / Prize / Trophy
The projects that will be submitted must take into account three themes: the environment, the promotion of cultural heritage and the awareness of young audiences. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
The Concrete Sector escapes the tensions that affect many materials thanks to its local production
Organization News
The current tensions over materials and their availability (lumber, plastics, non-ferrous metals, etc.) are causing many concerns in the construction sector, particularly new construction, and underline the issue of the choice of materials in the construction industry. constructive mode. The Concrete Sector recalls, moreover, that the availability of concrete material remains stable due to its local dimension, thus escaping current tensions. Read more
Archistorm Kebony round table on wood species on April 15
News Manufacturer by Kebony
Thursday April 15, wood species will be in the spotlight. Archistorm is opening up with the Norwegian wood manufacturer Kebony a space for reflection and discussion, in the form of a round table entitled “Zoom on wood species”. Read more
Creation of the international group Ondura following the acquisition of the companies Alwitra and CB
News Manufacturer by Ondulin
Ondura is the name of the new group of building materials formed around Onduline. The French company becomes the bridgehead of an international group dedicated to waterproofing solutions for roofs and buildings. Created following the takeover of the Polish company CB and the German company Alwitra. Read more
Profiles Systems joins the Union des Métalliers
News Manufacturer by profiles Systems
Profiles Systèmes is proud to join the Union des Métalliers, a “metalworking” business component of the FFB - French Building Federation. Read more
Castorama exceeds one million drive orders in 2020
Distributor News by Castorama
With the containment, e-commerce sales have exploded. Castorama is the pioneer of the drive in DIY in France: after the launch of the 2-hour withdrawal in 2014, the brand has invested heavily in 2020 to professionalize the device and transform it into a real Drive, with or without an appointment. Read more
Rold12: A new perception of the modular ceiling
Video by Knob
Discover the implementation of ROLD12, a plaster ceiling that combines the functional advantages of a removable ceiling with a new way of thinking about the plaster slab. Read more
Promote your CSR actions with the FFB
Video by FFB
Many construction companies practice CSR without knowing it. In order to help them structure and enhance their actions on this subject, the FFB has developed the “Responsible builder” tool. This allows any company, regardless of its size and level of knowledge, to self-assess by identifying areas for progress, to publish a valued CSR report with project owners and to formalize its commitment. by signing a charter. Read more
Volvo CE delivers 100.000th machine, Belley Compact Excavator
Video by Volvo CE
Find in this video the delivery of the 100th Volvo compact excavator produced by its Belley site. Read more
Häfele Discoveries on Interzum 2021
Video by Hafele
For the launch of interzum @ home on May 4, 2021, Häfele's digital platform will be put into orbit. Read more
Let's imagine the buildings of tomorrow
Video by CSTB
Ademe, CSTB and the 15 members of the foresight committee bring together building stakeholders in order to jointly imagine the possible futures for the sector by 2050 and beyond. Read more
Towards a 100% renewable electricity mix in CFBs
Video by ADEME
Long difficult to imagine, scenarios for 100% renewable electricity are now being studied and developed in order to best meet the challenge of ecological transition and to consider all the hypotheses to find the best economic, social and environmental solutions. Read more
Virtual European exchange: a unique experience
Video by CCCA-BTP
On March 24 and 25, 2021, the 2nd session of a virtual European exchange took place between apprentice stonemasons in training at BTP CFA Indre-et-Loire and young Italians from the vocational school of construction in Taranto (Italy) . Read more
The new Concrex® Carbon Fiber
Video by Watco
Concrex® Carbon Fiber is a mortar for repairing floors. Based on the Concrex® Repar'Sol formula, the addition of carbon fiber particles, ceramic and an increase in the epoxy resin content. Read more
Products and Materials
PRB Stylfeuil: decorate and style your facades
Advertising-editorial by PRB
PRB offers various matrices for decorating and styling your facades. A simple technique where the use of stencils, rollers and dies are required. Read more
Dry stone walls: new tools help businesses and craftsmen
Zoom produced by MB Crusher
The ancient art of dry stone walls and the new naturalistic engineering technique of reinforced soil now have an ally to be more efficient. Read more
Bat presents innovative solutions for natural lighting
New product by Bat France
At the heart of the BAT offer is the Daylighting concept, i.e. the design of natural lighting with the aim of maximizing visual comfort and reducing energy consumption. Read more
Interface launches Embodied Beauty ™ in France, the first carbon-negative carpet tiles
New product by Interface
Interface®, the world leader in commercial flooring and a pioneer in sustainable development, today unveils its new collection, Embodied BeautyTM, now available in France. Read more
Leitz presents a new range of air purifiers incorporating innovative technologies
New collection
Leitz, a German specialist in high-end office supplies, offers three air purifiers in the TruSens ™ range. A new range combining innovative designs and technologies. TruSens ™ air purifiers are effective in collecting pollutants and neutralizing odors, in closed spaces up to 70m² in size. Read more
Projects and Achievements
The Seine-maritime department agrees to pay more for the Rouen motorway bypass
The Seine-Maritime departmental council, chaired by an LREM, approved the increase in its financial participation in the Rouen motorway bypass project to the east, during a session broadcast on its facebook page. Read more
Two years after the fire, Macron on the gutted roof of Notre-Dame
Construction site
"An immense job accomplished": Two years to the day after the fire of Notre-Dame, Emmanuel Macron went to the gutted roof of the cathedral on Thursday to encourage the experts mobilized in this titanic project and a race against time to be returned to worship on April 16, 2024. Read more
The Sofia tunnel boring machine has arrived at the future Place Carnot station for the extension of line 11 to Les Lilas (93)
Construction site
The Sofia tunnel boring machine arrived on April 2, 2021 at the future Place Carnot station on line 11, i.e. 1 km of excavation from Montreuil-Hôpital and more than 2 km in total. Read more
Redevelopment of the ground floor of the Cristal Tower
General representative for the redevelopment of the ground floor of the Cristal Tower, Agent M signs a large-scale project with the opening of the facade and the increase in its glazed surface on the street, the redevelopment of the ground floor and the creation of a mezzanine space. Read more
Royal chapel and corner cabinet: two restored gems at Versailles
A sparkling royal chapel above the rooftops, a king's cabinet that has rediscovered its original bright colors: two gems have just been restored at the Palace of Versailles, witnesses to both the majesty and the intimacy of the Bourbons. Read more
Products of the week

Buried fire reserve

Continuous self-active product that makes a depolluting, self-cleaning and sanitizing surface

Exterior thermal insulation system with thin coating on EPS or Rockwool

Outdoor fire pit



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JC Bordelet

Motorized gate with pivoting leaf for access control and individual passage of people

Acoustic pocket door with 43 dB sound reduction

Geometric parquet floor in Linden associated with surprising colors

Push-to-talk radio solution on LTE (4G) / 3G networks


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