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Weekly Building News
2021 - Week 31
The Constitutional Council censures the early termination of a fixed-term or temporary contract for lack of a health pass
The Constitutional Council on Thursday censured the provisions of the health law providing that a CDD or temporary contract can be broken "before its term" by the employer for lack of health pass, validating on the other hand the procedure for suspension of the employment contract without remuneration. Read more
3 arrests after a wave of 300 burglaries by building craftsmen in Hauts-de-France
Three people from Eastern Europe have been arrested for more than 300 thefts with break-in of equipment and tools targeting building craftsmen in Hauts-de-France since the spring, the regional gendarmerie announced on Friday. Read more
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In short
Observ'ER study of the market for individual solar photovoltaic installations in 2020
Study / Review / Report
33% increase in 2020 in the segment of photovoltaic installations of less than 3 kW and increase from 10 to 28% in the share of installations with storage among those with self-consumption. Read more
Mortgage rates still at very low levels in France
The average interest rate on mortgage loans in France, already at a very low level, stood at 1,05% in July, according to the Credit Logement / CSA observatory dashboard published on Tuesday. Read more
The Government signs a commitment with the main players in logistics real estate
Renewable energy by Ministry of Ecological Transition
After several months of consultation, Barbara Pompili, Minister for the Ecological Transition, Emmanuelle Wargon, Deputy Minister in charge of Housing, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Deputy Minister in charge of Industry, signed with around thirty players in logistics real estate a 6-year commitment charter. The objective is to build warehouses that are both more environmentally efficient, economically relevant and better able to meet the needs of the regions. Read more
Gilles Verseils joins Societe Generale Immobilier Patrimonial as Chief Executive Officer
Societe Generale Immobilier Patrimonial (SGIP, a subsidiary of Societe Generale specializing in the distribution of patrimonial real estate) announces the appointment of Gilles Verseils, 57, as Chief Executive Officer since July 1, 2021. Read more
Fabien Petit appointed president of Plurial Novilia
Plurial Novilia announces today the assumption of function of Fabien Petit as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He succeeds Jean-Claude Walterspieler who is leaving his post after 8 years. Read more
Groupe ADP reduces its loss in the first half of the year but lowers its traffic forecasts
Company News
Groupe ADP reduced its net loss in the first half to 172 million euros, but revised downwards its traffic and therefore profitability assumptions for the current year, announced the airport manager. Read more
The Mexican cathedral of Tlaxcala listed as World Heritage by Unesco
The Convent and Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption in Tlaxcala, a Mecca for evangelization and a laboratory for the colonial society that gave birth to modern Mexico, have been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Read more
The church of Eladio Dieste in Uruguay, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
With its rounded lines and exposed bricks, the Catholic Church of "Cristo obrero" in Uruguay, inscribed by Unesco on the World Heritage List, is the work of the engineer and architect Eladio Dieste who wanted to pay homage to most humble of the faithful. Read more
In Hong Kong, model makers reproduce the city of yesteryear in miniature
In Hong Kong, over the years, old buildings give way to skyscrapers. In order not to let this past sink into oblivion, two model makers apply themselves, with infinite precision, to reproducing this heritage in a reduced format. Read more
Yemenis forced to put their hands in their pockets to build a road
Between the mountains, bulldozers paid by residents and associations are working to build a new road to link Taez, a city besieged by the Houthi rebels, to Aden, the provisional capital of the Yemeni government. Read more
A fleeting dream in the Eternal City: a cardboard bridge over the Tiber
Michelangelo dreamed of it, Olivier Grossetête did it: the Marseille artist built a cardboard bridge ... over the Tiber, in Rome, to connect the gardens of Villa Farnesina to the Palazzo Farnese, a splendid Renaissance building that houses the French Embassy. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Vestack announces the opening of a low-carbon off-site construction plant in Seine-et-Marne
News Manufacturer by Vestack
Vestack, a French company specializing in the off-site design and construction of low-carbon buildings, announces the installation of a new 4.0 production line in Poincy (Seine-et-Marne). PropTech is set up within a 30.000 m² site to assemble modules intended for the construction of residential complexes and business premises. Read more
Thermador results soar in the wake of sales
Distributor News by Thermador
The group specializing in the import and wholesaling of thermador fittings saw its results soar in the first half, in the wake of sales that came close to "overheating". Read more
Paul Jarquin elected president of Fibois France
Paul Jarquin, current president of Fibois Ile-de France, was elected at the end of May as president of Fibois France for a three-year term. Read more
EDF R&D experiments with a parcel delivery robot
Video by EDF
EDF R&D researchers are experimenting on the EDF Lab Les Renardières site with the delivery of packages weighing less than 25 kg by an autonomous robot. Autonomous vehicles are already a reality in several industrial sectors. Read more
Train with Würth
Video by Würth France
In this video, learn more information about Würth training programs. Read more
The new Applidev premises in Arnage are modern and connected thanks to Céliane with Netatmo
Video by Legrand
Visit the new premises of software designer Applidev in Arnage near Le Mans (Sarthe), equipped with the exclusive Celiane with Netatmo connected equipment solution from Legrand. Read more
The city of Saint-Genis Laval (69) is adorned with eco-responsible decorative concrete
Video by LafargeHolcim
Lafarge and SOLS Confluence are joining forces to develop sustainable construction in the field of decorative fittings. Read more
Products and Materials
7 reasons to replace AutoCAD Lite® with ZWCAD Standard
Advertising-editorial by ZW France
The perpetual license allows you to pay for the software once. It is a system that is opposed to rental or subscription licenses: a payment is required every year / month. Read more
New Reckli Color by Keim mineral stain to enhance stamped concrete
New product by KEIM
The fruit of the recent partnership between RECKLI, manufacturer of formwork matrices for concrete and KEIM, long-standing manufacturer of mineral paints, RECKLI COLOR by KEIM mineral stain has been specially formulated to coat, decorate and durably protect forged concrete. Read more
Masonry saws TS244 / 360XR / MS362
New range by ATDV
Since the end of 2019, ATDV has taken over a very promising new card on the market. Already popular in Europe and America, the company is now able to offer iQ table saws for cutting all types of tiles, brick, stone, concrete and pavers. Read more
Projects and Achievements
ECOPact, low-carbon concretes from LafargeHolcim for the new Sarthe Cancer Center
Project by LafargeHolcim
The new Sarthe Cancer Center aims to become the fifth pole in the fight against cancer in France. The establishment wishes not only to be at the forefront of medical technology, but also to pay attention to the well-being of patients. Read more
La Panière bakery opts for HP Latex technology for its acoustic wall decoration
Project by Dickson
This bakery combines the know-how of HP, IOC Print and technical fabric specialists Dickson Constant for an innovative interior decoration. Read more
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim to rebuild Mexico City metro
Construction site
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim will finance the reconstruction of a section of the Mexico City metro that collapsed on May 3, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced. Read more
Products of the week

Solution for water drainage outside buildings

Lacquered aluminum underside

Expanded polystyrene insulation panel for exterior thermal insulation of buildings

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



Edilteco France


Double-flow ventilation unit

Bathroom furniture delivered assembled

Extreme resistance door handle

Mobile site monitoring application

Brink Climate Systems France

Créazur France

HOPPE France


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