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Weekly Building News
2021 - Week 19
A rise in mortgage rates threatens to weaken the sector as a whole
In spring 2021, a rise in mortgage rates in France was inevitable! Since the announcement of Joe Biden's US stimulus plan, the threat of a return to inflation has hovered over international markets. Read more
Concerns among roofers about recruitment difficulties, prices and availability of certain supplies
Study / Assessment / Report by FFTB
Affected by the health crisis at the peak of the crisis in the first half of 1, roofing companies confirmed in February 2020 the continuing trend of recovery which began in the third quarter of 2021. Read more
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85% of people living in buildings say they feel good
Study / Review / Report
85% of people living in buildings say they feel good. Residents who declare, in 75% of cases, to be satisfied with the relationship with their manager or condominium manager. A result that reaches 79% among co-owners. Read more
Covid-19: the executive sees the end of the crisis and details the instructions for use
How to return to the stadium, to the terrace or to the cinema? The executive detailed the instructions for the return to a more normal life from May 19, Jean Castex optimistically evoking "a lasting exit from the health crisis". Read more
The French economy on track to achieve 5% growth in 2021, according to the Banque de France
The French economy should be able to grow by 5% this year, confirmed the Banque de France in its latest business survey which, however, highlights supply difficulties in the industry. Read more
The recovery in the euro zone "will require a prolonged effort"
Raising the economy "will require a prolonged effort" in the euro area on fiscal and monetary plans, warned Philip Lane, chief economist of the European Central Bank, who believes that "the road to recovery will be long", in a interview to the World. Read more
Neither nationalization nor extension of motorway concessions
Public finances
Mr. Djebbari said he disagreed with the analysis of a recent Senate report, according to which Vinci Autoroutes and Eiffage should reach profitability by 2022, plus ten years before the end of their concessions. Read more
With green energies, mineral needs are booming
Renewable energy
The demand for lithium multiplied by 40 by 2040, that of cobalt and nickel by 20 ... If the world wants to meet its climate objectives, States must urgently look at their supply of minerals necessary for the energy transition, often concentrated in a small number of countries, calls the International Energy Agency on Wednesday. Read more
Dupond-Moretti assumes the use of the verb "guarantee" for the inclusion of climate in the Constitution
The Keeper of the Seals Eric Dupond-Moretti "assumed" Monday before the Senate the semantic choices of the executive, and in particular the use of the verb "guarantee", in the drafting of the text aiming to include the climate in the Constitution. Read more
After the banks, Hidalgo tackles traffic in central Paris
His first mandate had been marked by a standoff over the pedestrianization of the ways on the banks, of which Anne Hidalgo had emerged victorious. Reelected in 2020, the PS mayor of Paris is now embarking on a drastic reduction in road traffic in the center of the capital. Read more
OpenBlue Healthy Buildings makes buildings safer for employees returning to their workplace
Digital Tools by Johnson Controls Hitachi
Johnson Controls, a global player in smart and sustainable buildings, has announced the launch of a complete suite of digital solutions, called OpenBlue Healthy Buildings, to make shared spaces safer and support the return of employees to their workplace. Read more
In the face of nuisances, we can terminate the neighbour's lease
Justice decision
A co-owner can obtain the termination of his neighbor's lease if the owner does not require him to comply with the building regulations. Read more
Fire ravages Tower of London with same coating as Grenfell
The British rescue services took care of 44 people on Friday in a fire that ravaged a building in London covered with the same coating as that implicated in the Grenfell Tower tragedy, which killed 72 people in 2017. Read more
Another buyer disputes property acquired by George Clooney
The acquisition of a property in Provence by the American actor George Clooney, in Brignoles in the Var, is being challenged in court by the lawyer of another purchaser who claims to have bought it before for 6 million euros, we learned from the Draguignan prosecutor's office on Monday. Read more
A luxury chalet, abandoned in Courchevel, bought for 24 million euros
A luxury chalet in the Courchevel resort, whose abandoned site for several years opposes a Corsican promoter and a Russian oligarch, was bought up at auction for 24 million euros on Friday before the court in Albertville (Savoie) . Read more
Death of architect Helmut Jahn in bicycle accident
German-born American architect Helmut Jahn, known for his postmodern glass and steel structures, died Saturday at the age of 81 in the state of Illinois in a crash involving two vehicles while he rode a bicycle, police said on Sunday. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
The Alkern Group resumes its expansion with the acquisition of the company Become
News Manufacturer by Alkern
Faithful to its development policy, in particular supported by external growth, the Alkern Group announces the acquisition, on May 1, 2021, of the company Become (24 employees spread over two sites in Chartres and Orléans), which achieves a turnover of business of more than 6 million euros. Read more
German specialist Homematic IP arrives on the French home automation market
News Manufacturer by Homematic IP
Homematic IP, the German specialist in home automation solutions for the general public, arrives on the French market and offers a complete ecosystem of technologies for a connected home from one end to the other, easy to manage from a single application. Read more
AC Environnement is putting itself in order of battle to conquer new markets
Company News by AC Environment
Despite the health context, the year 2020 rhymes with innovation and transformation for AC Environnement, a leading player in real estate diagnostics in France. Read more
Imagine by Panaget: a mood simulator
Online tools by Panaget
The space in which we live today holds, and more than ever, a primordial place. It is above all a place that resembles you. In 2021, the Panaget Manufacture is going even further. Read more
Glass and architecture: the equation
Video by Saint-Gobain Glass Bâtiment France
The Équation office building, located in the town of Mauguio, near Montpellier, gives pride of place to transparency and light thanks to its large glass facades. Read more
Würth mobile hand washing station
Video by Würth France
Mobile hand hygiene station for in-depth hand washing with water, soap and paper as well as hydroalcoholic gel for disinfection. The used water is dumped on the ground and the used paper is deposited in an integrated container. Read more
SPIE France work-study recruitment campaign
Video by SPIE
Spie is recruiting 600 work-study students, Bac Pro, BTS, IUT, License Pro, School of Engineers ... Read more
Time Lapse LIDL Marseille La Valentine
Video by VPSitex
Discover the time-lapse video shooting solution, your event communication tool to promote the progress and the end of your work. Read more
Ramasoft, the joinery manufacturing software of the Elcia Group
Video by Elcia
Software publisher, ELCIA aims to provide a simple and user-friendly response to a complex profession too often reserved for technicians: carpentry. Manufacturers of PVC or ALU joinery, with Ramasoft, custom-made joinery manufacturing software, gain simplicity, reliability and autonomy in all your manufacturing stages. Read more
Céliane Self-e, the connected control without wires, without batteries, without end
Video by Legrand
Discover, in this video, Céliane Self-e connected controls, wireless, battery-less and endless for your connected home. Read more
Products and Materials
AGC releases its new collection of Lacobel and Matelac colored lacquered glasses
Range evolution by AGC Glass Europe
More than ever, lacquered glasses invite freedom and creativity in interior design. The new colors of the Lacobel and Matelac ranges were developed during the AGC Deco Academy, the European workshop which brought together for the first time various specialists from the world of decoration. The result: a unique palette of trendy, shiny and matte colors from AGC. As well as the creation of four exclusive and inspiring universes. Read more
The Knauf ceiling collection is embellished with inspiring novelties
Range evolution by Knob
With its Danish elegance, the collection of modular plaster ceilings Knauf Danoline today unveils two new references for ever more architectural daring: Rold12 and Danoline Creative. These innovations will appeal to prescription players by bringing depth, a unified perspective and a wood look to Rold12, as can be personalized by printing for the Creative line. Read more
Terreal launches a range of ready-to-install monolith chests for Brise-Soleil Orientables
New product by Terreal
TERREAL, a leading French player in terracotta construction materials, is launching the 1st monolith box dedicated to Orientable Brise-Soleil (BSO). Modular and harmonious, this box adapts to all the Orientable Brise-Soleil on the market and is easy and quick to install in masonry, on a brick or concrete block structure. Read more
MyProSizer, the energy simulation software for solar professionals confirms its success
Software update
The development of solar self-consumption is done with and thanks to digital technology. Also, in 2019, MyLight Systems has developed for its professional customers MyProSizer, an energy simulation software for solar self-consumption. Read more
Projects and Achievements
The future prison of Val-d'Oise will ultimately not be built in Belloy-en-France, but in Bernes-sur-Oise
The new Val-d'Oise remand center, which is part of the plan for 15.000 additional places in prison, will be located in the town of Bernes-sur-Oise, announced Prime Minister Jean Castex, noting the abandonment of a previous contested site. Read more
EELV denies any change of position on the Lyon-Turin line
Construction site
Europe Ecology - The Greens denied to AFP now supporting the Lyon-Turin line, despite the questioning by opponents of the emblematic project and by Jean-Luc Mélenchon of a text exploring the scenarios for its implementation. Read more
Launch of the 3rd edition of the call for innovative urban projects "Inventons la Métropole du Grand Paris"
Contest / Prize / Trophy
Patrick OLLIER, President of the Métropole du Grand Paris and Jacques-Alain BENISTI, Adviser delegated to the President in charge of monitoring “Let's invent the Greater Paris Metropolis” and major metropolitan operations, have launched the 3rd edition of the call for projects. Read more
The Tomi Ungerer media library in Brunoy (91) is equipped with Solaria awnings from Reflex'Sol
Advertising-editorial by Reflex'Sol
The Tomi Ungerer Media Library underwent renovation work in 2017, aiming to highlight 8 convivial spaces defined over 1000m². This public establishment provides access to different types of media, allowing on-site consultation and borrowing at home. Read more
Products of the week

Indoor and outdoor non-slip safety mats

Automatic bollard

Outdoor fire pit

Lacquered aluminum underside

Foxi & Graph International


JC Bordelet


Aluminum multi-material wall sliding window

Design trend: new finishes for door handles

Anti-impact plates for ground protection on site

Kitchen, bathroom, dressing room layout software

Millet Group

HOPPE France



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