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2021 - Week 35
Building craftsmen increasingly worried about the shortage of building materials
"In May, we were told that the situation would get better when the new school year begins. In the end, it's almost more complicated now": the difficulties of supplying wood, steel and other materials continue to affect the sector. building, especially small businesses. Read more
Housing starts down, but building permits are on the rise
Housing construction between May and July fell 5,5% from the previous three months, to a level that pushes the indicator back below its pre-health crisis level, according to figures released Tuesday by the government. Read more
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In short
The artisans are confident for the start of the school year
Study / Review / Report
Craftsmen are rather optimistic for the start of the school year, according to the president of CMA France, the national body of Chambers of Trades and Crafts, which however remains "vigilant" for companies weakened by the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more
What are the most interesting student cities for investing in real estate?
Study / Review / Report
Drimki, the real estate valuation specialist, takes stock of the real estate of French student cities in which to invest and thus reveals the number of transactions over the past 12 months for T1 and T2 apartments, areas favored by students, as well as average prices per square meter. Read more
Absenteeism of Energy and Environment employees on the rise
Study / Review / Report
Gras Savoye Willis Towers Watson carries out an annual quantitative study on absenteeism by monitoring over a period of 5 years more than 350.000 employees from 671 companies. It must be noted that since 2016, absenteeism has been steadily increasing (of the order of + 20% in 2020) which is explained in particular by the health context and the effects of the first confinement. The Energy and Environment sector is not spared, with an increase of 22% in 2020. Read more
Growth in the second quarter revised upwards to 1,1% by INSEE
France's gross domestic product (GDP) rose 1,1% in the second quarter, Insee reported on Tuesday. Read more
The last five-year budget far from being completed
Public finances
Security, commitment income, investment plan: in the final stretch of the 2022 budget, the government still has to finalize several measures, which will further increase public spending in a more favorable economic context than expected. Read more
Government slows the pace of new notary installations
New step in opening up the profession of notary: the government has set a target of 250 for new appointments by 2023 in a decree published in the Official Journal, a figure that is down compared to previous targets. Read more
5G and augmented reality catalysts for the digitization of construction sites
Digital development by Drives
The Colas Group, Syslor and Bouygues Telecom have just carried out an experiment in real conditions to assess the contribution of 5G to augmented reality solutions on worksites for underground networks (water, gas, electricity, etc.). Today, Chantier 4.0 is no longer a fiction, but a reality. Read more
Solar energy is slowly catching up in France
Renewable energy
Solar energy, still underdeveloped in France compared to other European countries, is "in the acceleration phase" with significant new capacities installed in the first half of the year, according to figures from the Syndicate of Renewable Energies (SER) published Wednesday. Read more
Eiffage regains its 2019 rhythm
Company News by Eiffage
Eiffage, the French construction and motorway giant, has almost recovered its profitability in 2019, which was at a high level, and posted an increase in turnover in the first half of 2021 compared to 2019, he said. announced Wednesday. Read more
Very sharp drop in partial activity in July according to Élisabeth Borne
There was a "very sharp drop" in partial activity between June and July, the number of employees concerned having dropped from 1,4 million to 600.000, Labor Minister Élisabeth Borne said on BFM TV on Monday. Read more
Craftsmanship, the leading provider of apprentices in France, with staff numbers still on the rise for 1 years
The new edition of the ISM-MAAF craft barometer reveals the figures for apprenticeship in the craft industry for the 2019-2020 school year. With 150.000 apprentices trained (+ 3% compared to 2018-2019), craftsmanship remains the sector that provides the most apprentices in France. The workforce is up in most regions and sectors compared to 2018-2019. Read more
After the niet of the unions, the pension reform compromised
The pension reform, put back on the agenda this summer by the President of the Republic, seems to be deadlocked in the face of the social partners' unanimous refusal to open a consultation on the subject before the end of the five-year term. Read more
The State promises 1,5 billion euros for transport, culture and safety in Marseille
The State will bring in total to Marseille about 1,5 billion euros in new funding, mainly for transport but also for culture and security, detailed the Elysee Thursday evening after a presidential speech without quantified details. Read more
2021 safety expoprotection: the 100% innovation start-up village
Salon by Expoprotection
In order to highlight the young shoots of the sector and the entrepreneurial nuggets of tomorrow, Expoprotection Sécurité offers a Start-up Village. Five start-ups will be present to present their innovative solutions and come to meet their ecosystem. They will meet players in the sector, investors and potential customers there to continue their development. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Créazur France launches creazurpro.com, a new e-commerce site for kitchen and bathroom items for professionals
E-Commerce by Creazur France
CREAZUR FRANCE is a designer and distributor of bathroom and kitchenettes. The company develops a range of products combining quality manufacturing, affordable prices and innovations (patents and intellectual property). Read more
Cheminées Poujoulat strengthens its commitment with Chamois Niortais Football Club
News Manufacturer by Poujoulat
The new Chamois Niortais jersey for the 2021/2022 Ligue 2 season gives way to Cheminées Poujoulat, its historic partner. The story between the flagship club of Deux-Sèvres and the European leader in chimney flues and roof outlets continues, after already more than 20 years of loyalty. Read more
Saint-Gobain sells glass transformation activities
News Manufacturer by Saint-Gobain
The French construction materials and distribution group Saint-Gobain announced on Tuesday that it had sold two subsidiaries specializing in glass, the French company Aurys and the German company GVG Deggendorf. Read more
Armacell warns of raw material shortage that continues to worsen
News Manufacturer by Armacell
Commodity prices have risen considerably in recent months, sometimes reaching historic highs. What initially seemed to be a short-term increase in costs in the raw materials industry has now turned into a persistent situation with far-reaching consequences for all players involved in the construction industry. Read more
Teksial unveils its professional charter of commitment
News Manufacturer by Teksial
At a time when the government is sounding the acceleration and massification of the thermal renovation of buildings through its Climate and Resilience Bill, the fight against fraud and the strengthening of guarantees for a better quality of energy renovation projects are major challenges for the sector. Read more
The Holiday Inn hotel in Cannes takes the lead in the energy transition with Hellio - GEO PLC
Video by Hellio
Committed to an eco-responsible approach, the management of the Holiday Inn hotel located in Cannes called on the expertise of Hellio - GEO PLC to reduce the water consumption of its establishment. Read more
Learn how to use digital technology with the France services e-bus
“Don't be afraid, come, we'll take the time to explain it to you. »In the Concarneau Cornouaille Agglomeration e-bus, the France Services trainers offer support with online administrative procedures and digital uses. It is free and open to all ! Read more
Edge of a third forest, the scientific results
Video by LafargeHolcim
Discover the scientific results of this urban project in Aubervilliers which has created islands of freshness for its inhabitants thanks in particular to the hydromedia drainage concrete from LafargeHolcim. Read more
Industrial cybersecurity at SPIE - From awareness to action
Video by SPIE
Industrial control systems manage critical plant infrastructure from power grids to water treatment, from the pharmaceutical industry to the manufacturing industry. They are everywhere. Read more
QB Window Installation Service Certification
Video by CSTB
CSTB has created QB “Window installation service”, which makes it possible to choose a reliable company, endowed with installation personnel regularly trained in the rules of the art and whose skills and organization are verified by CSTB. Read more
World Youth Skills Day 2021
Video by Saint-Gobain
Saint-Gobain is committed to young people, to build a better future together. On the occasion of the World Youth Skills Day, a day, which pays tribute to the resilience and creativity of young people during the crisis. Find out how, through concrete actions, Saint-Gobain is taking action to contribute to the personal and professional development of our young people. Read more
Solar panels set up in Paris
"Every Parisian must be able to become a co-producer of renewable energy." Visit of the solar power plant installed on the roofs of the Emile Anthoine gymnasium. Read more
3D architecture software for home construction and renovation professionals
Video by Cedreo
Cedreo is home design software for home builders and home improvement professionals. It allows you to draw your drafts in less than an hour and easily generate your 2D & 3D plans but also 3D renderings in a few minutes. Guaranteed wow effect. Do not hesitate any longer, increase your sales, handle more customer requests and improve your brand awareness. Read more
Products and Materials
ZWCAD 2022 releases Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Software update by ZW France
On the occasion of the official release of ZWCAD 2022, ZW France is organizing a live show open to everyone on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 10:30 am for a presentation of the main new features of this software. Read more
Permeable soils at O2D Environnement to counter the phenomenon of urban heat islands
New product by O2D Environment
In a context of adaptation to climate change and the fight against the harmful effects of urbanization, O2D ENVIRONNEMENT® wanted to have the environmental performance of its soil systems assessed. O2D ENVIRONNEMENT® offers permeable soil solutions aimed at reducing the impact of developments on the formation of heat islands in urban areas. Read more
Dornbracht expands its range of kitchen taps with new dark colors
New product by Dornbracht
Interiors accented, or even dominated by dark colors, are increasingly popular in kitchens. Dornbracht has offered dark finishes in its portfolio for many years, and they have long played an accentuated role. Read more
Soil Pick: Safety, Comfort and Productivity
New product by ATDV
Registered with several organizations issuing the Authorization for Intervention in the Proximity of Networks, this pickaxe allows you to work in complete safety. Read more
How to detect termites in a house to renovate?
Technical solutions
The termites consume the wood in strips, in the direction of the fibers, without rejecting sawdust. Most often, the trace of their passage is then indicated only by ventilation holes as small as a pinhead. Read more
Projects and Achievements
A Kebony wooden pool deck
Advertising-editorial by Kebony
In Pouliguen, near Saint-Nazaire, a couple of young retirees had a Kebony wooden terrace built around their swimming pool. Ideal for sunbathing, this terrace fits in with the architectural lines of the contemporary house, thanks to the silver patina of Kebony wood and its sleek look devoid of knots. Read more
A totally reversible technical program in the mixed "Le Central" district of the Paris-Saclay urban campus in Palaiseau
Architectures Anne Démians is associated with the consortium of operators Demathieu Bard Immobilier (agent), Pitch Promotion, Sogeprom and 3F which will pilot “Le Central”, a new mixed-use district within the Paris-Saclay urban campus. Read more
Atypical finishes on the large facades of the Moulin Vert residence in Sannois (95)
Realization by I'm
In a large social housing residence in Sannois (95), the exterior insulation is dressed in unusual plasters that play on contrasts with aspects of concrete or rustic metallic plasters. Read more
The Transport Innovation Agency launches the "Propulse" program with 4 calls for projects
Contest / Prize / Trophy by Ministry of Ecological Transition
The Transport Innovation Agency (AIT) is launching, at the request of Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, Minister Delegate in charge of Transport, the “Propulse” program. Read more
Security Expoprotection 2021: Innovation Trophies solutions
Contest / Prize / Trophy by RX France
The Expoprotection Sécurité Innovation Trophies will reward the most innovative solutions presented at the show. They thus cover the major trends in risk prevention and management, in 4 categories: Safety and Security, Fire prevention and protection, Cyber ​​prevention and Start-up. Read more
Products of the week

Kebony wood: a genuine and ecological material

Thermal breakers

Waterproof stain protection

Mandatory asbestos identification before carrying out work




AC Environment

BE.YOND: Particleboard in harmony with nature

Acoustic pocket door with 43 dB sound reduction

60 cm built-in ceramic hob

Employee protection and site optimization thanks to connected objects


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