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2021 - Week 37
Macron announces plan for 3 million self-employed workers
In a speech with meeting accents, Emmanuel Macron unveiled on Thursday a plan in favor of the more than three million self-employed workers, which makes their personal assets elusive in the event of default and widens access to unemployment insurance. Read more
How to adjust its prices in the face of rising raw material costs in construction?
Study / Review / Report
Rising raw material costs present a real challenge for industrial companies and most experts in the construction sectors expect price volatility to continue. However, price increases to compensate for this situation are not widespread enough, as a recent study * by Simon-Kucher & Partners shows. Read more
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In short
Does the plan for the self-employed announced by Macron risk worsening the imbalance between artisans and microenterprises?
Welcoming the long-awaited progress, building professionals believe, however, that this text risks worsening the imbalance between craftsmen and microenterprises in this sector and point to the need to bring several areas for improvement. Training good craftsmen takes time and the risk of seeing more and more low-skilled freelancers competing with real professionals is very real. Read more
The building struggles to return to pre-crisis levels
Conjuncture by FFB
Building professionals welcomed the resumption of construction on Tuesday, especially for new individual housing, but the sector is still not returning to its pre-crisis levels. Read more
The lack of supply still weighs on the prices of new real estate
Faced with a supply which continues to decrease, the prices of new real estate in France are more and more upward. Small and large towns, metropolises and medium-sized towns are all affected by this increase in the prices of new apartments, according to the Find-un-logement-neuf.com portal, specializing in new real estate. The bar of 300.000 € for a three-room apartment has even been exceeded in this new school year in 2021. Read more
The building materials business begins to slow
Conjuncture by UNICEM
After a dynamic start to 2021, where production volumes surpassed those of 2020 but also those of 2019, the materials activity tended to moderate during the summer. Read more
French industrial production rose 0,3% in July
Industrial production continued to grow in July at + 0,3% over one month, the only manufacturing sector growing by 0,6%, reported Friday Insee. Read more
The Banque de France in turn raises its growth forecast for 2021, to 6,3%
After INSEE last week, the Banque de France in turn raised its growth forecast for the French economy for this year, to 6,3%, also showing itself more optimistic than the government. Read more
Aluminum, the metal of the old and the new economy
Study / Review / Report
From beer cans to airliners, aluminum, whose price is breaking records on world markets, has allowed the traditional industry to flourish, but is also establishing itself as one of the metals of benchmark for energy transition, via electrification. Read more
The "boost" to insulation or heating work extended until the end of November
Public finances
Households and craftsmen will have two more months, until the end of November, to finish the insulation or boiler work eligible for the "EEC boost" bonuses which will disappear, announced the government, but only the sites engaged (estimate signed) before July 1 can benefit from it. Read more
Resumption of new home sales in the first half of the year but the general trend remains downward
The new housing market picked up in the first half of the year after lockdowns, but it has not returned to pre-crisis levels, continuing a decline that began several years ago, the Federation of Real Estate Developers (FPI) reported on Thursday. Read more
Covid, employment, security: the executive appears to the task for "200 days"
With 200 days of the presidential election, the executive wanted to show itself to the task by listing, through the voice of Jean Castex, its priority projects, from the fight against the Covid to employment through a major plan of 'investments, but without mentioning the pension reform. Read more
The "nationalization" of highways is reinvigorated in the presidential debate
Seven months before the presidential election, an old sea serpent resurfaces: from Marine Le Pen to Jean-Luc Mélenchon, several candidates plead for the "nationalization" of the motorway companies, a proposal described as "populist" and "demagogic" by the government. Read more
The rules for granting real estate loans made binding, under penalty of sanctions for banks
The High Council for Financial Stability (HCSF), which associates among others the Ministry of the Economy and the Bank of France, decided on Tuesday to make binding the rules for granting real estate credit, under penalty of sanctions. Read more
The end of AZF's depollution is still waiting twenty years after the explosion
Twenty years after the AZF disaster, the chemical plant disappeared, making way for a cancer research center and a photovoltaic power plant, but the epicenter of the explosion, the old "crater", remains a unclean wasteland. Read more
"Chaufferie de la Défense": the Versailles Court of Appeal confirms the annulment of the proceedings
Justice decision
The Versailles court of appeal confirmed on Wednesday the extremely rare cancellation of a vast trial for corruption, that of the "boiler room of the Defense", which had been pronounced in January by the judicial court of Nanterre because of the "duration unreasonable "of the investigation. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
The Elcia Group presents its new products on Equipbaie Hall 1 Stand G32
Developer News by Elcia
After months of remote discussions, the ELCIA Group is present at the 1st trade-in trade fair and is meeting with professionals in the sector. For the occasion, the French player in the Carpentry, Store, Fermeture software edition will present many new products for Installers-Resellers and Industrial-Manufacturers. Revelation and demonstration on the ELCIA stand, Hall 1 Stand G32. Read more
Hoppe at architect @ work Paris
News Manufacturer by France
Professional and international exhibition for the world of prescriptions, architect @ work in Paris will take place on September 23 & 24. Read more
RealWear accelerates its development on the French market
News Manufacturer
The manufacturer of smart headsets for industry and energy has enabled many companies to reduce health risks, their greenhouse gas emissions as well as optimize their budgets by allowing field operators and experts to collaborate remotely. Read more
Somfy announces "historic profitability" in the first half of the year
News Manufacturer by Somfy
The French manufacturer of roller shutter and home automation motors Somfy saw its sales jump by 40,8% in the first half of 2021 and is announcing “historic” profitability despite a tense context around raw materials and electronic components. Read more
SNFA publishes new professional rules for aluminum frame verandas
Guide / Advice / Tutorial
The SNFA, representing companies that design, manufacture and install aluminum frame veranda systems, published on September 1, 2021 an update to the Professional Rules for the definition and implementation of an aluminum frame veranda project in destination of companies and users. Read more
Bluevoûte and Bluesteel on the roof of the new Fichou Autodistribution workshop
Video by Bluetek
Short video presenting the construction of the new Heavy Duty workshop for Fichou Autodistribution in Guipavas (FR-29). Read more
Bosch at IAA Mobility 2021 in Munich
Video by Bosch Australia
From cars to electric bicycles, including motorcycles, scooters and electric racing cars, Bosch develops mobility solutions for all types of vehicles. Your smartphone and your connected home are even integrated into these mobility solutions. Read more
The opinion of a craftsman on La Maison Saint-Gobain
Pascal Thouvenel, client of our agency in Garéoult (83), tested and approved the solution offered by La Maison Saint-Gobain! Maison Saint-Gobain is a free intermediation platform where you can position yourself against the projects of millions of individuals. Read more
The bridges of Paris are eternal
Genuine links between the left bank and the right bank, 37 bridges span the Seine. Read more
Meeting of small towns in France: Intervention by Jean Castex
In Cenon, Prime Minister Jean Castex speaks within the framework of the Assises of small towns in France. Read more
Indoor aluminum canopy Indoor Factory® by Profiles Systèmes
Video by profiles Systems
A trendy product, the Indoor Factory® made-to-measure interior canopy is a resolutely decorative solution that allows the creation of new interior spaces by combining fixed and opening skylights (hinged, pivoting or sliding doors), all in an industrial spirit. 'artist'. Read more
Legrand Green'up Premium charging stations for electric or rechargeable hybrid vehicles
Video by Legrand
Legrand presents its GREEN'UP PREMIUM charging stations for electric or rechargeable hybrid vehicles. Read more
The start of the development and equipment of an emblematic Grand Paris express station
Direction Villejuif Institut Gustave-Roussy station where the civil engineering is completed. Nouredine Touibi, sector project manager on line 15 South and Simon Fardeau, works department manager, come back in detail to this stage of the work and show us the 9 platform levels of this emblematic station. Read more
Products and Materials
New technology against limescale
Advertising-editorial by Expertima Technologies
EXPERTIMA Technologies is the only French industrialist with equity capital, designer-manufacturer of ecological water treatment devices, without salt, without electricity and without magnets. Its know-how is a guarantee of quality in water engineering, sanitary engineering and thermo-hydraulic processes. Read more
Leica BLK3D: 3D measurements on photos, in real time with professional quality!
Advertising-editorial by Topocenter
Intended for all those involved in the building industry, the BLK3D from Leica Geosystems generates precise and real-time measurements from simple photographs. A practical way to speed up daily tasks, such as obtaining measurements to produce a quote, or checking the progress and compliance of work on a structure. Read more
Northward Bound carpet tiles: dematerialized luxury
New product by Milliken
Northward Bound is Milliken's latest collection of carbon neutral carpet tiles, and the first European collection in its D / LUX series. Read more
SLIM +, an extra flat shower drain that takes less space
New product by Wirquin
Expert in equipment and innovative solutions for sanitary facilities, Wirquin Pro presents Slim +, a patented extra flat shower drain. With new dimensions 40 x 190 mm, SLIM + is extra compact for even easier installation. Read more
Armor solar power films solarises safety glass to generate solar energy through glass facades
New product by ARMOR solar power films
The glassmaker BGT Bischoff Glastechnik GmbH (located in Bretten, near Karlsruhe) has been offering its international construction customers this summer transparent glass modules capable of generating energy. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Wavin supports the SO POP site in Saint-Ouen with more than 4.000 Tigris M5 fittings and 5.000 m of multilayer pipes
Construction site by Wavin
In Saint-Ouen (93) on the outskirts of Paris, the new SO POP program from the COVIVIO property company adopts Tigris M5 fittings and Wavin multilayer pipes. This building with its unique architecture has 32.000 m² of offices spread over 7 levels. Read more
In Venice, the Rialto Bridge inaugurated after restoration
Venice celebrated the completion of the restoration of the famous Rialto Bridge a few days ago, with tenor Andrea Bocelli singing lyrical arias from this Renaissance gem that spans the Grand Canal. Read more
Hunter Douglas Architectural delivers solid corrugated wood ceiling for parish church
Realization by Hunter Douglas
Known for its acoustic and architectural ceilings, popular in event spaces, as well as corporate offices and transport venues, Hunter Douglas Architectural is now distinguished by providing solutions for churches. Read more
Petit, a subsidiary of Vinci Construction France, delivers the Emblem tower in the business district of Paris La Défense (92)
Realization by VINCI
Petit, a subsidiary of VINCI Construction France, delivered last July to RedTree Capital and Invesco the renovation of the Emblem tower in La Défense, a 29-storey high-rise building built in 1998 and located in the town of Courbevoie (92 ). Read more
Tubesca-Comabi and FMS Ringue deploy their know-how for the renovation of the Palais Chaillot in Paris
Realization by Tubesca Comabi
Since May, the Palais Chaillot has been transformed into an Iron Lady like its neighbor, the Eiffel Tower. Since its construction in 1937 this monument, designed for the Universal Exhibition, has not been the subject of any renovation. Read more
Products of the week

Cardboard formwork tube (round, square, rectangle, joint)

Anti-reflective glass for optimal vision

Kebony technology

Continuous gutter roll forming machine, directly on site


AGC Glass Europe



Double-flow ventilation unit

Aluminum exterior and window and interior wood window

Multifunction combination microwave ovens

Access control

Brink Climate Systems France

Millet Group



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