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Weekly Building News
2021 - Week 20
Covid-19: Scientists call for a "paradigm shift" concerning the ventilation of buildings
Nearly 40 scientists from around the world have called for "a paradigm shift" by calling for the establishment of ventilation standards in buildings, in order to better fight in the future against respiratory infections such as Covid-19, carried by airway. Read more
Study shows that hemp concrete reduces energy consumption in homes
Study / Review / Report
As part of a study conducted with the financial support of the Ministry of Ecological Transition and in connection with Construire en Chanvre Île-de-France, Gatichanvre and BioBuild Concept, Cerema has shown that the coupled transfers of heat and humidity in hemp concrete walls can reduce the heating requirement by up to 70% in the case of a building with high thermal performance. Read more
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In short
Success of MaPrimeRénov 'with 280.000 applications submitted in 2021 and 88% of beneficiaries satisfied
Study / Assessment / Report by Ministry of Territorial Cohesion
Since its launch, MaPrimeRénov 'has been very successful with the French. Thus, nearly 280.000 MaPrimeRénov 'files have been submitted since the start of the year. This is more than half of the target set for 2021 (500.000). Read more
Nearly 2,1 million housing units benefited from public aid for energy renovation in 2019
Study / Review / Report
Nearly 2,1 million collective housing units and single-family homes were renovated in 2019 thanks to public aid, or 7% of the French stock, the National Observatory for Energy Renovation said on Wednesday in a press release. Read more
Furniture & decoration: uses and attitudes of the French in 2021
Study / Review / Report
Bonial (Axel Springer), a drive-to-store pioneer in Europe, wanted to focus on purchase preparation, the purchase cycle and in general the uses and attitudes of French consumers in the field of furnishing and decoration. Read more
The construction materials market rebounded in the 1st quarter, reassuring the construction industry
Conjuncture by UNICEM
As might be expected, the results for the first quarter of 2021 compared to last year are rather flattering for materials due to the favorable base effect linked to the bad month of March 2020. Read more
Degradation of all indicators of the new housing market in Île-de-France in the 1st quarter
Listing, sales, investment, offer ... the first quarter of 2021 shows the fragility of real estate development in the Ile-de-France region, which continues to settle in a supply crisis. Read more
The recovery plan continues to gain momentum
The recovery plan continues to gain momentum, in particular on its industrial component, according to a latest report published by the Ministry of the Economy, which claims to have simplified procedures to respond to certain criticisms. Read more
Jean Castex allocates 1 billion euros to the relaunch of construction
Public finances
Jean Castex announced Monday that a billion euros would be allocated for sustainable housing and cities, in the form of a call for local projects or by supplementing the fund for the conversion of brownfields. Read more
The Senate Economic Affairs Committee invites Emmanuelle Wargon to consolidate the "Housing" component of the Climate-Resilience bill
Legislation by Ministry of Ecological Transition
On May 12, the Senate Economic Affairs Committee heard from Emmanuelle Wargon, Minister Delegate to the Minister for Ecological Transition, with a view to the Senate's examination of the “Climate-Resilience” bill. Read more
The OPPBTP updates the Guide to health safety recommendations
Prevention / Security by OPPBTP
Following the publication of a new version of the Covid protocol by the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Integration on May 18, the OPPBTP publishes an update to its guide to safety recommendations sanitary. Read more
The FFB makes eight proposals as part of the departmental elections
News Organization by FFB
On the occasion of the departmental elections of June 20 and 27, 2021, the FFB is making eight proposals, with the aim of promoting the rapid resumption of activity and sustainably enhancing the territories. Read more
Reopening in mid-July and recapitalization in sight for the Eiffel Tower
The Eiffel Tower, closed since October 30 due to the health crisis, will reopen on July 16 to the public and will resort to a recapitalization in the face of the 120 million deficit forecast for 2020 and 2021. Read more
The forecourt of Notre-Dame de Paris temporarily closed due to a high concentration of lead
The forecourt of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, devastated two years ago by a fire, was temporarily closed to the public due to the excessive concentration of lead, the police headquarters (PP) said on Tuesday. Read more
Inspection in the skyscraper affected by tremors in China
Engineers on Wednesday inspected a skyscraper in Shenzhen, southern China, evacuated the day before after an oscillation of unknown origin, which caused scenes of panic. Read more
The government sets up a mediation to calm the tensions on raw materials in the construction industry
The government has decided to set up mediation for companies throughout the construction chain to ease tensions created by raw material supply problems, the Ministry of the Economy announced on Thursday. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
AGC Glass Europe unveils its new product website: www.agc-yourglass.com
New website by AGC Glass Europe
On its brand new website, AGC shares its passion for glass and provides building workers with tools that will be very useful to them on a daily basis. Read more
Knauf Insulation recognized for the transparency of its products
News Manufacturer by Knauf Insulation
Supafil insulation is the only blowing wool in Europe to be certified by the independent organization Declare level 3 “LBC Red List Free”, the best possible level, therefore without chemicals harmful to health. An approach which is part of the commitment, for many years, of Knauf Insulation for a strategy based on sustainable development. Read more
France Elévateur, a benchmark player in truck-mounted aerial platforms, acquires the Spanish leader Movex
News Manufacturer
France Elévateur, a benchmark manufacturer in the European truck-mounted aerial work platform, is accelerating its growth and reaching a new milestone with the acquisition of MOVEX, leader in the Spanish market. Read more
Vicat announces a 15% increase in its turnover in the first quarter
News Manufacturer by Vicat
The French cement manufacturer Vicat achieved a turnover up 14,9% in the first quarter, to 707 million euros, driven by a recovery of more than 20% in France, Asia and around the Mediterranean. Read more
SNBVI contributes to the Envelope Quality Working Group
Organization News
At a time when France intends to accelerate its ecological transition on the basis of the work of the Citizen's Convention on the Climate, the 2020 Environmental Regulation (RE2020) aims to ensure that the construction sector contributes to the drastic reduction in emissions. greenhouse gases necessary for France to honor its national and European commitments. Read more
Discover SPIE
Video by SPIE
Find the 2020 key figures of the SPIE group. Value creation, financial and extra-financial performance, impact projects, cities of the future and low-carbon economy, discover SPIE in a few minutes, its key figures and its contributions for 2020. Read more
Green'up Premium - metal charging stations for electric vehicles
Video by Legrand
On foot or wall-mounted, shock-resistant, the Green'up Premium IK 10 bollard is the solution for vehicle fleets. A badge reader (optional) enables the terminal to be unlocked by identifying the employee and counting the energy consumed via a web page. Read more
Buildings at risk in 30 seconds
Video by CSTB Training
What is a building in danger? What consequences? Answers in 30 seconds. Read more
SopremaPool: A new mobile application for your swimming pool projects
Video by Soprema
Consult our entire range and visualize the final result of each model in water. Configure your swimming pool: Build the swimming pool of your dreams by selecting from the different colors and patterns, as well as the terrace, the environment and the light. Notifications: Be up to date with all our news Read more
Myventil, the window that ventilates
Video by GIMM Carpentry
The World Health Organization indicates that the virus responsible for the Covid-19 disease is transmitted mainly through respiratory droplets and potentially via air transmission especially in poorly ventilated places. Read more
Webinar - Decarbonization of industry: the Chaleur Fund lever
Video by ADEME
Since 2009, more than 5.300 businesses and communities have been supported and financed by the ADEME Heat Fund. Companies of all sizes have thus switched from the production of fossil heat to renewable heat, thus beginning the process of decarbonising their production chain. Read more
Wall insulation from the inside with Rockmur
Video by Rockwool
Rockmur, the insulating solution dedicated to interior walls, offers better installation comfort, more thermal comfort: λ35, acoustic comfort. Follow the steps to install it. Read more
The Energy Management System in communities: why? How? 'Or' What ?
Video by ADEME
This ADEME video is aimed at officials or elected officials of local authorities who are considering setting up an Energy Management System (according to the ISO 50001 standard) for their local authority. Read more
Products and Materials
Why do terracotta products reduce thermal bridges?
Advertising-editorial by bio'bric
Each new regulation forces us to rethink our building systems for ever more performance, and today, with the RE 2020, also less carbon impact. Thermal bridges are the sinews of war when we know that they represent 20% of thermal losses in single-family homes, and 18% in new isolated collective *. Read more
ESITC Caen is developing "an eco-paving stone" to limit the phenomenon of heat islands in large cities
New product
The FRESH-ECOPAVERS project piloted by ESITC Caen, in partnership with ESITC Paris, the city of Alençon in Orne and the Parisian Climate Agency, tackles the phenomenon of “Heat Islands” which affects the cities. The research is based on draining eco-pavers made from crushed shellfish co-products developed by researchers from ESITC Caen. Read more
Yubii Home, the heart of a new smart home experience
New product by Nice
Yubii Home, a new smart home experience, allows you to control the comfort and security of a home through a single hub. The Yubii Home home automation box is the first gateway linking Nice, FIBARO and elero technologies, open to the integration of third-party devices thanks to its compatibility with Z-Wave® and WiFi ™ protocols. Read more
Vimar presents new smart solutions for access control of reception facilities
Technical solutions by Vimar
Simple to program and intuitive to use, the new smart solutions for access control increase the value of the structure and offer guests the best in terms of comfort and safety. Read more
Healthy painting for your living room
Range evolution by Something
To enjoy a pleasant and healthy interior, ALGO PAINT, manufacturer of ecological paints, offers a wide range of paints in trendy colors. Read more
Projects and Achievements
StoVentec ventilated cladding dresses a brick and stone wood school
Realization by I'm
A neoclassical-style school in Blanc-Mesnil (93) is built with a wooden frame and covered with a ventilated StoVentec cladding with brick and stone finishes enhanced with StoDéco Profil moldings. Read more
GSE launches construction of a new 18.000 m² distribution center in Italy for Kramp
It is in Reggio Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, that GSE Italia is building the new Kramp distribution center, ordered by the Italian division of the Dutch company - European leader in the distribution of technical spare parts and accessories for the agricultural sector. This new building complex, equipped with a spare parts warehouse, enjoys a strategic position and will become the point of reference for the shipment of spare parts and accessories for Italian customers. Read more
New theater in Arkansas combines sustainable materials with modern design
Realization by Kebony
Theater Squared, the only professional theater open year round in Northwest Arkansas, United States, recently opened its new space of over 4.600 m² in Fayetteville. Read more
One of the largest event venues offers 17.000 m² of Hunter Douglas Architectural ceilings
Realization by Hunter Douglas
As part of its major renovation program, the Rotterdam Ahoy sports and event space in the Netherlands recently replaced its ceiling systems with solutions developed by Hunter Douglas Architectural. Read more
The new Erlus tiles on the roof of a detached house
Realization by Erlus
At the end of 2020, the roofing company Poeschl completed the roofing of a single-family house in Mallersdorf in Bavaria. The roof of the living area is made up of 4 sides while the garage has a 2-panel roof. The slope of the two roofs is 16 °. Read more
Products of the week

Cuvettes and water boxes for the evacuation of rainwater from roof terraces

Real wood made to last

Saturator "oiled look" for terraces, cladding





Millet Group

Insulation solutions for converted attics

Automation for swing doors

Double-flow ventilation unit

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



Brink Climate Systems France


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