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2021 - Week 36
Building craftsmanship is returning to its pre-crisis levels, but with "fragile" growth
The building crafts industry returned in the first half to a level of activity similar to the pre-health crisis, but remains threatened by shortages of raw materials, the main organization of the sector announced on Tuesday. Read more
Build better, renovate more: buildings facing the low carbon challenge
Sustainable Development
Self-sufficient energy towers, low-carbon buildings, redesigned design to avoid the need for air conditioning: the building is emerging from the ground the first major sustainable achievements, but is in a hurry to make movement faster and more widespread. Read more
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In short
The rise in second-hand housing prices continues in the second quarter, driven by the province
The prices of second-hand housing in France continued to increase in the second quarter of 2021, by 5,9% over one year, driven by an increase in the region, according to the index jointly established by notaries and INSEE published on Thursday. Read more
Decline in the European solar thermal market in 2020 according to the latest EurObserv'ER barometer
Study / Review / Report
According to EurObserv'ER's 2021 solar thermal and thermodynamic barometer, 1,94 million m² of thermal solar panels were installed in the EU-27 in 2020. This figure equates to a capacity of 1.358 MWth and marks a decrease by 15,3% compared to the previous year. Read more
Go green after the Covid? Dreams but still few acts
Study / Review / Report
Leaving the city and its cramped spaces for the countryside and the great outdoors: these aspirations dreamed of during confinement have somewhat influenced real estate dynamics, without revolutionizing the market. Read more
Local businesses have found their way back to growth and hiring
Study / Review / Report
As part of its collaboration with the Xerfi Specific institute, the U2P unveils the results of two surveys, one on the activity of local businesses in the 2nd quarter of 2021 compared to the same period of 2020, the second revealing the evolution of employment during the first six months of the year. Read more
The future "Pinel +" device should integrate housing quality criteria
The government wants the device that will succeed the Pinel to integrate housing quality criteria, such as brightness or interior layout, said the Ministry of Housing. Read more
French growth should finally exceed 6% this year
The economic recovery is finally shaping up to be a little stronger than expected this year, according to INSEE, which now expects growth of 6,25%, the fourth wave of the epidemic and the health pass not having slowed down. the recovery started in the spring. Read more
PAP alerts on the rise in scam attempts to rent student accommodation
While at the beginning of September, students accounted for nearly 40% of searches for rentals on PAP.fr, and 800 to 1.000 new rental advertisements are posted every day on the PAP.fr site, the Control Department of PAP detects and block before publication on the site between 40 and 50 announcements daily. Against about twenty in normal times ... Read more
Launch of a debate on the construction of the largest photovoltaic park in France in Gironde
Renewable energy
The State will launch Thursday a public debate which is to last six months on a solar park project that would become the largest in the country, in Gironde in the heart of the Landes forest, announced Tuesday in Bordeaux the National Commission for Public Debate (CNDP ). Read more
New PEMD diagnostic platform: participate in user groups and follow the development
Sorting / Recycling by CSTB
The “waste” diagnosis is transformed into the “Products, Equipment, Materials, Waste” diagnosis (PEMD). Read more
The first PROFEEL practical sheets for self-monitoring of energy renovation works available free of charge
Organization News
PROFEEL publishes five first sheets to facilitate self-checking practices on site during thermal insulation work. Free of charge, these sheets are intended for craftsmen and construction companies who are looking for a reliable and practical tool to help them comply with good implementation practices and the reference documents in force. Read more
Unafo denounces a black year 2020 for the production of social housing and makes proposals
Organization News
The DHUP has just published, as every year at the same time, the annual assessment of subsidized housing for the past financial year. The ministry's figures confirm that 2020 is a dark year for the production of social housing as a whole (-17% compared to 2019), but the exceptional character of this vintage should not obscure that it is part of a steady downward trend for 5 years (-29% compared to 2016). Read more
Apec renews its scheme for the employment of young graduates
The Association for the employment of executives (Apec) renewed until the summer of 2022 its Objectif Premier Emploi scheme "in favor of the professional integration of young graduates", as part of the government plan "a young, a solution, "she announced in a statement. Read more
Extension of France Relance aid for apprenticeship until June 30
Prime Minister Jean Castex announced, Monday during a speech at the Global Industrie trade fair in Lyon, the extension for six months, until June 30, 2022, of aid from France Relance for apprenticeship. Read more
Smart Buildings: added value for public services and education in the face of the new standard
Tribune by Siemens Financial Services
The ways of working and managing public services and education are clearly changing following the Covid-19 crisis and its consequences. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Sto integrates the Business Climate Convention and commits to an ambitious environmental transformation
News Manufacturer by I'm
The Business Convention for the Climate (CEC), which will be held from September 9, 2021 to June 18, 2022, sounds like a response from the business world to the Citizen's Climate Convention. It will bring together a diversity of companies, of all sizes, from all sectors and from all over France, embodied by 150 leaders. Read more
Kebony will be present at the 2021 Salon des Rendez-vous de la Matière in Paris, on October 12 and 13, 2021
News Manufacturer by Kebony
The Norwegian brand Kebony will be present at the 7th edition of the Salon des Rendez-vous de la Matière, organized by Bookstorming, a press group and publisher specializing in architecture and design. On this occasion, the brand will exhibit its modified woods and its novelties. Read more
Milliken will participate in the Rendez-vous de la Matière fair with its CHANGE AGENT collection
News Manufacturer by Milliken
Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 October 2021 will be held the 7th edition of the Salon des Rendez-vous de la Matière in Paris, a professional event dedicated to innovative materials for architecture, design, decoration and interior design. This will be the opportunity for the Milliken brand to present its CHANGE AGENT collection. Read more
Death of Dominique Imbert, French designer of iconic hanging fireplaces
News Manufacturer
French craftsman and industrialist Dominique Imbert, designer of hanging fireplaces that have become icons of the 81th century, died on Monday at the age of 50, the company Focus, which he had founded more than XNUMX years ago, announced on Wednesday. . Read more
POINT.P continues to deploy a multitude of services to support artisans
Distributor News by Saint-Gobain Distribution Building
POINT.P, a multi-specialist trading company and market leader, is at the heart of major developments. The building sector must indeed respond to new environmental, societal and economic challenges, which impact the activity of craftsmen. Read more
Conciergerie and Château de Vincennes: two royal residences!
Did you know that the Conciergerie, formerly called the Palais de la Cité, was a royal residence, like the Château de Vincennes? Go back in time to see more clearly! Read more
Loxam manifesto for the Rugby World Cup 2023
Video by LOXAM
Two years from the start of the competition, LOXAM, official rental company of the Rugby World Cup 2023, unveils its new brand identity in pictures. Read more
Discover the men and women who make up the Volvo CE France network
Video by Volvo EC
Discover the reasons for the work of the men and women who make up the Volvo CE France network. Read more
Connected doorman Class 300EOS with Netatmo: episode 1 - The keys
Video by Legrand
Discover the first episode of the web series on the Classe 300EOS connected doorphone with Netatmo: the keys. Read more
Presentation of the RénoStandard project
Video by CSTB
Profeel, 9 challenges for energy renovation - Presentation of the RénoStandard project: Deploy comprehensive renovation solutions for ranges of standardized single-family homes. Read more
Biodiversity & Nuclear: Acting to preserve the biodiversity of the Rhône
Video by EDF
The 4 nuclear power plants operated by EDF along the Rhône produce 1/4 of the electricity that France needs, taking care of the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems that surround them. Read more
Vegecol site on the island of Oléron
Video by Drives
The gentle routes are getting a makeover! On Île d'Oléron, Colas teams have repaired a pedestrian path at the Iléo Aquatic Center Parc Aquatique de l'Ile d'Oléron in Dolus Read more
Webinar: How to optimize your working time on Autodesk Revit?
Video by Man and machine
On the agenda for this webinar: Importing view templates, managing views and surfaces, importing a SketchUP file in better quality. Read more
Products and Materials
Connected sensors to monitor air quality in schools
Zoom produced by Rubix S&I
The Minister of National Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer calls for the generalization of CO² sensors in French schools. The French company Rubix is ​​responding with its range of connected solutions. Read more
Elementa, new series of Ritmonio accessories for unique and highly personalized bathrooms
New range by Ritmonio
In the contemporary bathroom furniture sector, Ritmonio stands out as a point of reference for architects, designers and the end user. Read more
Comap adds a new black color to its thermostatic heads to combine efficiency and aesthetics
New product by COMAP
COMAP, a benchmark industrial player in thermal and sanitary solutions integrated into buildings, is expanding its emblematic range of thermostatic heads with a new color. Read more
Noralsy launches new connected badge readers for real-time access management
New product by Noralsy
New readers, VIGIK® and TERTIAIRE, suitable for all buildings and all doors: reliable and fast installation, with greater security and 100% real-time management. Read more
The fourth edition of Batimat's Start-Ups Construction Tech® Challenge is launched
Contest / Prize / Trophy by RX France
Launched in 2018 by the BATIMAT fair, organized by RX France, the Challenge Start-ups Construction Tech® aims to highlight start-ups in the Construction / Building / Real estate sector but also to bring out all start-ups who wish to offer their solutions in these sectors. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Bluevoûte and Bluesteel on the roof of the new Fichou Autodistribution workshop
Advertising-editorial by Bluetek
It was at the beginning of summer 2020 that the Fichou company laid the first stone of its new Heavy Duty workshop located in Guipavas, in Finistère. Already with 155 employees and 4 parts distribution agencies, the company has opted for a new 1.500 m² building, aiming to be at the cutting edge of modern techniques. Read more
La Forestale: luxury Kebony wooden ecolodge
Advertising-editorial by Kebony
In the heart of eternal Italy is the ecolodge La Forestale Furlo, imagined by Eric Merlin as a true paradise of peace and tranquility. Kebony wood adorns this unusual place and allows it to blend in perfectly with its natural environment. Read more
Creation of 35 housing units by 2024 in the former Tati store in Barbès in Paris
Around 35 housing units, a third of which are social housing, will be created by 2024 in the former Tati store in the Barbès district in Paris, whose health crisis has precipitated the closure, announced the town hall by choosing the real estate developer. . Read more
Extension of the RER E in Paris, a giant underground construction site in a "pocket handkerchief"
Construction site
A huge site in a "pocket handkerchief": Porte Maillot in Paris, underground work to extend the RER E juggle with multiple constraints, starting with the lack of space in an already very dense district. Read more
Grand opening ceremony of the impressive Neolith® museum in China
The Spanish multinational Neolith®, a player in the manufacture of Sintered Stone, has just celebrated the opening of a spectacular and avant-garde museum in the city of Hangzhou. Read more
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