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Weekly Building News
2021 - Week 18
Handicraft business leaders no longer hesitate to evoke mental ill-being and financial difficulties
Study / Assessment / Report by CAPEB
The year 2020, which was marked by an unprecedented health crisis, and despite specific government measures, had repercussions on the activity of artisanal construction companies and the health of its craftsmen. Read more
Saint-Gobain inaugurates the world's first detached house entirely made of 3D printed concrete
Realization by Saint-Gobain
Saint-Gobain announces the handing over of the keys, in Eindhoven, in the Netherlands, to the resident of the first house in the world made entirely of 3D printed concrete. Read more
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The Climate & Resilience bill adopted at first reading by the National Assembly
Legislation by Ministry of Ecological Transition
The National Assembly adopted at first reading Tuesday, May 4, 2021 the Climate and Resilience Bill. This text was the subject of one of the longest parliamentary debates of the Fifth Republic: in line with the ambitions it carries. Read more
Construction professionals maintain morale despite the crisis and continue their digitalization
Study / Review / Report
As part of its 4th Observatory for Pros, the APRIL group, the leading wholesale insurance broker in France, has carried out with the FIFG a section dedicated to construction professionals and their relationship to digitalization. Read more
Very unequal departments faced with the economic impact of the epidemic
Study / Review / Report
The Covid-19 epidemic has generated an "unprecedented geography of crisis", with very unequal economic repercussions of confinements according to the departments, in particular because of their specialization in tourism, industry or the food industry, according to data published by INSEE on Thursday. Read more
The French trade deficit widens in the first quarter with the resumption of energy imports
Study / Review / Report
France's trade deficit widened during the first quarter to reach 15,4 billion euros, due in particular to energy imports, the cost of which climbed with the rise in oil prices, Customs announced on Friday. . Read more
Energy renovation, at the heart of French households
Study / Review / Report
After a first survey carried out in 2018, Laforêt again asked the French about their motivations for buying and renovating real estate. Carried out with the FIFG, this reveals a significant increase in environmental considerations. While price and location remain the main purchase criteria, the notion of ecological impact is becoming increasingly important in the context of a renovation. Read more
Residential heat pumps market 2020
Study / Review / Report
A study by Observ'ER presents the results of the monitoring of the 2020 market for individual heat pumps. It recorded an increase of 10% for aerothermal heat pumps, but also a decrease of 14% for geothermal heat pumps. Read more
The Federation of Elevators unveils the 2020 figures for the profession and the name of its new President
Study / Assessment / Report by Federation of Elevators
On the occasion of World Mobility and Accessibility Day on April 30, the Federation of Lifts unveils the annual figures for the sector in France, following its General Assembly online. An exceptional event this year, since a new President has been elected, to follow up on current commitments and develop his vision for the Profession. Read more
France relaunches construction of high-speed lines after several years of hiatus
By announcing unexpected state funding for Bordeaux-Toulouse last week and speeding up Montpellier-Béziers, the government has relaunched the construction of high-speed lines, after four years of "hiatus" on major projects. Read more
The state wants to help cities identify vacant homes
The Minister for Housing, Emmanuelle Wargon, presented on Tuesday the list of new towns and communities that will benefit from state aid to fight against vacant housing, estimated at more than one million today in France. Read more
The government no longer ruled out a second stimulus plan
Public finances
Will the French economy need a second stimulus plan? If for the government, the priority remains to spend the 100 billion already planned, Emmanuel Macron has put the subject back on the table, while certain economic and political actors are calling for more to be done. Read more
More than 10 billion euros of the recovery plan for local communities
Public finances
The France Recovery plan of 100 billion euros provides for a total of 10,5 billion in aid to local communities, according to a government presentation on Thursday. Read more
Election to the Confederal Bureau of CAPEB
Appointment by CAPEB
The Board of Directors of CAPEB met on May 6 to elect two Vice-President positions within the Confederal Bureau which were due to expire. In addition, the Board welcomed the entry of new directors. Indeed, coming out of the ballot boxes of the Statutory General Assembly meeting in videoconference on April 22, three new directors join the Board of Directors of the national CAPEB. Read more
What are the steps to follow to produce solar energy in co-ownership?
Renewable energy
Want to switch to solar energy? Even in co-ownership, it's possible! So how do you use roofs to generate energy and save money? What are the rules to know and how to install solar panels in your condominium? Through his columns on co-ownership, Cotoit, online co-ownership manager, provides his advice and tips. Read more
American actor George Clooney acquires property in Provence
The American actor George Clooney bought a property in Provence, the Domaine du Canadel in Brignoles, the town hall of this commune in the Var confirmed Thursday to AFP. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
First Tramico Webinar "Compriband - Successful installation of exterior joinery"
News Manufacturer by Tramico
On June 01 & June 04, 2021, TRAMICO's experts will share with you their knowledge and recommendations on the features of the Compriband, the regulations and its implementation. This webinar will be followed by a live question and answer session with its speakers. Read more
Lixol, French specialist in alkyd resins, accelerates its growth
News Manufacturer
Lixol, an SME based in La Teste-de-Buch (33) and a subsidiary of the Berkem Group since 2017, has invested € 1 million over 18 months in its industrial tool to modernize it and develop new ranges, in particular bio-based. Read more
After the 2020 containment, Saint-Gobain is fully benefiting from the resumption of construction sites around the world
News Manufacturer by Saint-Gobain
The upturn in the key building renovation markets in Europe and new construction in Asia and America fueled strong sales growth for French materials giant Saint-Gobain in the first quarter of 2021. Read more
Chargeurs achieves record first quarter after adjusting to pandemic needs
News Manufacturer
Masks, protective films, or museum renovation: the diversified industrial group Chargeurs achieved record sales in the first quarter, up nearly 15%, after quickly adapting to the needs of the pandemic. Read more
JPM appoints a new Activity Director and changes its strategic organization
JPM (ASSA ABLOY group), expert in the security of commercial buildings, has just appointed Jérôme Dupont to head its activity. Working within the ASSA ABLOY group since 2009, Jérôme Dupont has been an expert in the hardware and building sector for more than 20 years. Read more
Free backfill materials?
Video by MB Crusher
In France, a BF80.3 mobile jaw crusher crushes limestone and rocks with a JCB JS240 excavator. A project of 745 new housing units provided for the requalification of an old agricultural road serving inter-neighborhoods as well as earthworks for the installation of the rainwater drainage network. Read more
Save money with the new energy label
Since March 1, 2021, a new energy label has appeared. The objective of this revision is multiple: to increase transparency for consumers; increase ecodesign requirements; and achieve energy savings of up to 150 euros per month per household. Read more
The connected home by Legrand
Video by Legrand
Whether you are at home or away from home, receive alerts and control with your smartphone, tablet or by voice (via a voice assistant), all your electrical safety, comfort and management equipment. energy. Read more
New IVECO T-WAY: Rush it
Video by Iveco
3 words to define it: robustness, productivity and flexibility. Ready to accomplish any mission, this is the new IVECO T-WAY. Don't be afraid to rush him! Read more
A used Modular for the Technical Services of the Town Hall of Basse Goulaine (44)
Video by Deltamod
The second-hand modular at the service of Technical Centers. Here is the illustration of a small need but for an urgent use. What could be simpler and faster than the installation of a used modular building? Read more
X-PAD 365 - One platform, countless services
All surveying and construction professionals are under great pressure to deliver excellent quality work on time and on budget. With X-PAD 365 you can manage your data and equipment anytime and anywhere, collaborate on the same projects in real time and much more. Read more
Alsan® Macaflash, a new tool for installing the Flashing veil in waterproofing
Video by Soprema
20 years after Alsan Flashing, SOPREMA innovates with Alsan® Macaflash. A new tool which saves time, saves money, provides quality and ease of installation. Read more
Glass and architecture: construction of a 4-star hotel in Rennes
Video by Saint-Gobain Glass Bâtiment France
Embark on the top floor of the future largest 4-star hotel in Rennes! In video, the facade of the rooftop which is adorned with solar control glazing from Saint-Gobain. Read more
Products and Materials
Edilteco® France's Deltivoutain + CI entrevous receives a technical opinion from CSTB
Test / Trial / Certification by Edilteco France
"DELTIVOUTAIN + CI" - for Integrated Corrector - is an interjoist with an integrated switch to reduce thermal bridges. Patented, this solution now benefits from a Technical Assessment from CSTB issued by the Specialized Group n ° 20 “Special insulation products and processes” and the Specialized Group n ° 3.1 “Floors and floor accessories” which respectively examined this process. . Read more
New range of "Rockpanel Metals" products for facade
New range by Rockpanel
The Rockpanel Metals range sets a new standard in metal facade cladding and consists of two sub-ranges: Elemental and Advanced. Read more
Hager launches four new charging stations for electric vehicles
New range by Hager
In 2021, Hager is renewing its range of charging solutions for electric vehicles, with the launch of four new witty charging station references. Read more
On-board weighing system with real-time vehicle weight display
Zoom produced by Modul-System
The vehicle's on-board weighing system gives you the weight of the vehicle in real time. Weight is displayed on a live read monitor, mobile phone or tablet and is presented relative to payload. Read more
Trace Software pushes photovoltaic design even further with the archelios PRO PV application
Software update by Trace Software
Trace Software International and its solar subsidiary Cythelia Energy are pleased to announce the release of the latest version of the archeliosTM PRO photovoltaic software range. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Appeal against a warehouse project intended for Amazon near Rouen
Opponents of a large warehouse located near Rouen, and intended according to local elected officials for the American online sales giant Amazon, have filed an appeal against this project, we learned from the administrative court. Read more
Exterior insulation with triple benefits for a residence in Montrouge
Realization by I'm
The ITE StoTherm Mineral system with rock wool insulation, applied to a residential building in the Paris suburbs, provides it with excellent energy performance, a rejuvenated aesthetic and increased fire safety. Read more
The ephemeral wooden Grand Palais by architect Wilmotte on the Champ de Mars will be inaugurated in June
It only took a few months: the ephemeral Grand Palais, emerging in the shape of a white cross on the lawn of the Champ de Mars, is now fully ready to host fairs and exhibitions and then in 2024, the Olympic Games. Read more
The Look Book Kebony 2021 presents a collection of unique, innovative and sustainable projects
Realization by Kebony
Kebony, a global player in sustainable wood production, has created the Look Book 2021 - a collection of the most remarkable, sustainable and innovative projects built with Kebony wood around the globe. Read more
The conversion of offices into housing at the heart of the urban planning competition of the Greater Paris metropolitan area
Contest / Prize / Trophy
The metropolis of Greater Paris (MGP) launched Thursday the call for projects for the third edition of its architecture and town planning competition, "Inventons la métropole du Grand Paris", in an epidemic context favoring the "reconversion of offices in housing ". Read more
Products of the week

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Colored lacquered zinc for roofs, facades and rainwater drainage

Ready-to-use spray coating for thermal insulation of buildings

Draining coating for your tree towers

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Aluminum and mixed entry door

Frame for interior sliding door

2 in 1 stair lift

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

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