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Weekly Building News
2021 - Week 23
Shortage of wood, scrap, plaster ... not easy to build in 2021
In front of a half-empty shed, the truck driver unloads his precious cargo: rafters and beams made of fir wood. An almost unexpected arrival, so much wood, scrap, or plaster is lacking on construction sites in France, and in other European countries. Read more
The pandemic shakes up the ranking of the most pleasant cities in the world
Study / Review / Report
The pandemic has shaken up the ranking of cities where it is good to live, with European metropolises in fall and Australia, Japan or New Zealand in the lead thanks to their rapid measures against Covid-19, according to a study . Read more
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In short
The ban on the replacement of oil boilers arouses concern and dissatisfaction among equipped households
Study / Assessment / Report by Hellio
Initially planned for January 1, 2022 in the old one, the ban on installing new fuel oil boilers has just been suspended: Barbara Pompili, Minister of Ecological Transition, has announced its postponement to “mid-2022”, during a hearing at the National Assembly on June 3. In France, 3,5 million French homes use fuel oil today. From mid-2022, if their boiler breaks down and cannot be repaired, they will be forced to change their heating mode. Read more
Driven by construction, the creation of jobs in the craft industry stood up well to the health crisis in 2020
Study / Review / Report
While the national craft week is currently being held, the Higher Institute of Trades (ISM) and the MAAF unveil the 2021 edition of the craft barometer which assesses the impact of the health crisis on jobs employees and self-employed. Read more
Certivéa unveils an unprecedented X-ray of the sustainable renovation of tertiary buildings in France
Study / Assessment / Report by Certivéa
Certivéa delivers an inventory of non-residential buildings that have been renovated, certified or labeled for their energy, environmental and quality of life performance. A photograph destined to evolve rapidly in view of the commitment more and more expected from public actors, thanks to the new dynamic boosted by the France Relance plan. Read more
The Mondial du Bâtiment meetings: the point on the zero jump
Study / Assessment / Report by Reed Exhibitions
Organized every month under the impetus of the BATIMAT, IDÉOBAIN and INTERCLIMA fairs, "Les Rendez-vous du Mondial du Bâtiment" decipher the major trends in construction. Read more
Evolution of new property prices on the French coast
Study / Review / Report
From Brittany to Corsica, the most dynamic seaside resorts in terms of new construction, show an overall upward trend in new prices. All boosted by strong demand, which was even reinforced by the health crisis, they are still penalized by too low a supply. Overview. Read more
Wind of optimism on the economy with the new stage of reopening
A wind of optimism is blowing on the French economy with French people happy to resume an almost normal life and in sight the long-awaited rebound in consumption. Read more
The building materials market shows exceptional dynamism despite shortages
Conjuncture by UNICEM
The month of April 2020 marked the history of Statistics with record levels of weakness of activity due to the strict confinement which concerned the entire territory and sectors. One year later, April 2021 recorded the “backlash” and displayed extraordinary dynamism. Read more
Veolia and the students of the School of Engineers of the City of Paris rethink the city after the Covid-19
Contest / Prize / Trophy
From May 17 to 20, on the occasion of Innovation-Entrepreneurship Week, the engineering students of the EIVP benefited from the support of entrepreneurs, architects-urban planners, innovation and urban engineering professionals from Veolia and the City of Paris in carrying out their entrepreneurial project aimed at rethinking the city after the pandemic as part of an ecological transformation process. Read more
The OPPBTP is once again updating 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, applicable from June 9, the OPPBTP publishes an update of its guide to health safety recommendations. Read more
A major real estate developer now offers telecommuting corners in its new apartments
Company News
"There is clearly a before and an after Covid", assures the general manager of the real estate developer Cogedim, Vincent Ego, whose company presented Thursday 10 commitments for its new housing offer, including the construction of apartments "adapted to the telework ". Read more
What is rented must be accessible
Justice decision
The owner of a rented property must ensure that the tenant can access it normally, without having to deal with neighbors. Read more
Is Lafarge an accomplice in crimes against humanity in Syria? Response from the Court of Cassation on July 15
Can the cement manufacturer Lafarge be accused of "complicity in crimes against humanity"? Seized as part of the investigation into its activities in Syria until 2014, the Court of Cassation looked Tuesday, for the first time in more than twenty years, on this very heavy criminal qualification. Read more
Fires in Corsica, a priori criminal, bars-restaurants and a building materials store
Several fires took place during the night from Monday to Tuesday in Bonifacio, Sartène and Propriano, in Corse-du-Sud and Calvi (Haute-Corse), mainly affecting bar-restaurants, the criminal track being everywhere privileged even if no link did not allow to link these disasters, we learned from corroborating sources. Read more
The 10 nominees for the 2021 Équipbaie-Métalexpo Trophies
Contest / Prize / Trophy by Equipbaie
ÉQUIPBAIE-MÉTALEXPO is the unmissable event for innovation in the carpentry industry. Every 2 years, the TROPHIES highlight the innovative solutions of exhibitors and facilitate the dissemination of these innovations on the market. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
AC Environnement creates Digiliance to accelerate the digitization of the existing building
Developer News by AC Environment
AC Environnement officially launches its subsidiary DIGILIANCE, specializing in the digitization of existing buildings, one month before the BIM World which will be held on June 23 and 24 in Paris. Read more
Cupa Pizarras, world leader in natural slate, acquires 3 new quarries
News Manufacturer by Cupa Pizarras
Building professionals are currently facing an international shortage of raw materials and soaring prices. While the order books are full, this crisis - accentuated by the health context - particularly affects steel, copper, wood, zinc and even shale. Read more
Timber manufacturers want to limit oak exports to China to "save" French sawmills
Organization News
Timber manufacturers, worried about the surge in French timber exports to China, especially oak, have launched a petition "to save the French sawmill," they told AFP. Read more
The shortage of raw materials weighs on the glues, adhesives, sealants and expansive foams sector
Organization News
Significant shortages of raw materials, characterized by the activation of force majeure clauses, significant price increases and delivery delays by suppliers to the profession, put great pressure on the glues, adhesives, sealants and expansive foams sector. since early 2021. Read more
Manufacturers of mineral construction products create an eco-organization to recover inert building waste
Sorting / Recycling
As part of the anti-waste law for a circular economy (AGEC), the extended producer responsibility (REP) regime is extended to construction products and materials in the building sector as of January 1, 2022. Read more
The Estates General of Construction - Anthony Laudrat
Video by FFB
During the next Estates General on Construction, the issue of employment, which is at the heart of the economic and social building model, will be addressed. See you on June 10 for an exceptional day dedicated to the future of our companies. Read more
Engie gives the advantage to green energy at Roland-Garros
Video by Engi
Field meeting with François LEBRETON, Solar Manager ENGIE Entreprises & Collectivités Read more
Control the light with the Legrand Drivia with Netatmo connected electrical panel
Video by Legrand
Discover the Legrand Drivia with Netatmo connected electrical panel. Read more
"La Tour Extraordinaire": the web series that takes you behind the scenes of the Saint-Gobain Tower
Video by Saint-Gobain
Discover the Saint-Gobain Tower as you've never seen it before, with the 5-part web-series: the Extraordinary Tower. Read more
Rockwool, 40 years of French production
Video by Rockwool
Present for 40 years in France, ROCKWOOL is one of the key industrial players. With our factory in Auvergne and more than 800 employees, we position ourselves as a local company offering innovative insulation systems for buildings. Read more
Launch of IBAT BTP's ZEN offer
Video by iBAT
Tired of paperwork? Do you get lost in purchase orders and invoices? IBAT ACHAT ZEN is made for you! Read more
Carbon - Get Inspired
Video by Bouygues
Is a carbon neutral city possible? Solutions exist to minimize the carbon impact. Read more
BIM, an essential working method for the realization of the Grand Paris Express
The BIM approach is much more than a technological innovation, it is a collaborative working method that is revolutionizing the world of construction. The Société du Grand Paris team and their service providers use it effectively to design and build stations, tunnels, service structures ... all the structures and equipment of the Grand Paris Express. Read more
Products and Materials
Rainwater retention and infiltration tunnel
New product by Sebico
The retention and infiltration tunnel allows the storage and infiltration of rainwater in a total or partial manner with calibrated discharge. It collects gutter, runoff or rainwater storage tank overflow water. Read more
Concerto Walk Verrière wall: a workshop spirit in the bathroom
New product by Saint-Gobain Distribution Building
To accompany the industrial trend and create a touch of elegance and originality in the bathroom, Alterna is offering a new version of its Concerto Walk collection: a glass-walled shower screen. Read more
Research project "Odyssey of materials in extreme fire"
Test / Trial / Certification
As part of the research project “Odyssey of materials in extreme fire” that he presented and which was selected by the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) at the end of 2020, Serge Bourbigot, Professor of the Universities of Centrale Lille, researcher at the within UMET (Materials and Transformation Unit, CNRS UMR 8207) and Senior member of the IUF, studies the fire behavior of polymer materials under 'unusual' conditions (high heat flux 1G and microgravity 0G). Read more
MMA launches CertiDevis for construction professionals and their customers
Online tools by MMA
MMA is launching CertiDevis, a service which guarantees construction craftsmen and their customers that the work provided for in their estimates is covered by the ten-year guarantee. CertiDevis is an automated analysis service for work estimates reserved for construction professionals provided by MMA (1). Read more
500th client for Chantier Privé, the platform that allows you to find local projects
Online tools by TO
Launched 8 months ago, the Chantier Privé platform is celebrating its 500th client. It contributes to the realization of 100 new real estate projects per month. Read more
Projects and Achievements
The works of Notre-Dame de Paris in timelapse
Construction site
The restoration project of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral continues, two years after the fire of April 15, 2019, which moved the whole world. Digibox, a company specializing in the production of timelapses (time-lapse effect carried out by a large number of shots) and site monitoring, has been selected by the Notre Dame Foundation to monitor the progress of this historic work in real time. . Read more
Quadrilatère is redeveloping the headquarters of Crédit Immobilier de France
Each month, Quadrilatère looks back on its emblematic space planning and design projects. Coworking spaces, offices, shops, law firms ... So many references that embody all the expertise of the general contractor. Read more
A palace of discovery outside the walls and green for budding scientists
The Palais de la Découverte in Paris, closed for works until 2025, has reinstalled its planetarium, its ants and its frogs in an ephemeral eco-built structure, where scientific mediation activities will reopen to the public on Wednesday. Read more
Macron inaugurates the completely restored Hôtel de la Marine, a new tourist attraction in Paris
Emmanuel Macron on Thursday inaugurated the Hôtel de la Marine, an emblematic monument on the Place de la Concorde in Paris, which will open its doors to visitors from Saturday for the first time since the Revolution after having been completely restored. Read more
Neuilly continues to transform its urban motorway
Contest / Prize / Trophy
Concept store, art galleries or exhibitions: between Porte Maillot in Paris and La Défense, the town hall of Neuilly-sur-Seine (Hauts-de-Seine) is launching a competition to create 19 "follies", pavilions dedicated to culture, along a section of urban motorway undergoing transformation. Read more
Products of the week

Storm buffer basin

Heat pump and air conditioning cover

Regular natural slate in thickness and flatness for a perfect roof

Lacquered aluminum soffit / paneling



Cupa Pizarras


Multimedia automatic door with integrated screen

Interior and exterior aluminum cladding

Aluminum exterior window and patio door and aluminum interior

Electronic Management Software (EDM) to optimize the sharing and management of your site documents



Millet Group

Multimedia SOLUTIONS

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