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2021 - Week 51
Assessment of the SEREINE Project: a quick and easy method to assess the energy performance of a single-family house
Study / Review / Report
After 3 years of work, the SEREINE project, which has just ended, has achieved its objectives despite the health crisis, with a simple and reliable method for measuring the thermal performance of a single-family house in 24 hours and an app to assess the performance. of its energy systems. Read more
The impact of drought on buildings sharply increasing with a cost of 14 billion euros in 30 years
Study / Review / Report
Droughts are one of the most visible consequences of climate change. Through the phenomenon of shrinkage-swelling of clays, these episodes have a considerable and growing impact on buildings. Read more
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Who are the French real estate buyers in 2021?
Study / Review / Report
Pretto, mortgage fintech, draws up the typical profile of buyers in 2021, based on more than 450.000 fundable mortgage loan simulations carried out on pretto.fr from January 1 to November 24, 2021. Read more
After COP26, the hope of respecting the limit on global warming to 1,5 ° C is fading
Study / Review / Report
The Glasgow COP26 kept the Paris Agreement alive, but hope of meeting the target of 1,5 ° C warming at the end of the century is greatly diminished. Read more
The construction quality agency (AQC) publishes the Reversibility of buildings report
Study / Review / Report
This document presents the lessons learned from operations carried out for the reversibility of buildings. It takes stock of knowledge and definitions of reversible buildings, identifies sensitive points and makes recommendations regarding their design and implementation. Read more
More withdrawals than deposits in November for passbook A
The Livret A recorded more withdrawals than deposits in November, to the tune of 90 million euros, according to data released Tuesday, December 21 by the Caisse des Dépôts. Read more
The Banque de France hardly less optimistic for the French economy, despite the 5th wave and Omicron
The fifth wave of Covid-19 and the Omicron variant could cause French growth to gasp next year, but the French economy should have erased the scars of the pandemic by 2024 and regained its pre-crisis cruising speed , according to the Banque de France. Read more
A 2022 budget of 3,2 billion euros for the change of scale of the national housing agency
Public finances
For 2022, the Agency adopted a budget of 3,2 billion euros with the objective of more than 800.000 renovated homes. Read more
The State asks EDF to take measures to strengthen the security of electricity supply
Nuclear energy
Barbara Pompili, Minister for the Ecological Transition, received Jean-Bernard Levy, CEO of EDF, on Friday for a meeting devoted to the availability of French nuclear power plants and the security of electricity supply after the announcement of the shutdown of reactors in mid-December. Read more
Two merchant associations are worried about the increase in rents
Organization News
The federation for the promotion of specialized trade Procos and the Trade Alliance on Wednesday asked in a press release for an "urgent" solution to avoid an increase in commercial rents, while the benchmark index suffered in the third quarter its most strong increase since 2008. Read more
Soon a virtual tour of Notre-Dame under the cathedral square
A company associated with Orange will offer a virtual reality tour of Notre-Dame-de-Paris in the parking lot located under the forecourt, during the reconstruction work of the cathedral burned down in 2019, the Paris Council decided on Friday, December 17. Read more
Death of the British architect Richard Rogers, co-creator of the Pompidou center in Paris
British architect Richard Rogers, who with Renzo Piano created the Georges Pompidou center in Paris, died Saturday evening, according to media citing a spokesperson and his son. Read more
A Pakistani network which would have laundered several million euros resulting from the work hidden in the construction industry, dismantled
A network set up by Pakistanis which would have made it possible to launder "several million euros" to supply cleaning or construction companies working illegally, was dismantled last week, AFP learned from the judicial police . Read more
Near Madrid, the "cathedral" in recycled materials, built by a former monk
For sixty years, only animated by his faith, Justo Gallego built with his own hands a "cathedral" near Madrid. A still unfinished temple, made of materials destined for waste, of which he will never see the end of the construction. Read more
Parrot Anafi Ai, the first professional drone compatible with 4G arrives
Technology by Parrot
Parrot, European leader in the professional drones market, is pleased to announce today the next availability of the ANAFI Ai. Shipments of the first models will begin in January 2022. Read more
The Qualitel Endowment Fund rewards 28 solidarity and committed projects for decent and quality housing
Contest / Prize / Trophy
On Tuesday, December 7 in Paris, for the 10th year, the Board of Directors of the QUALITEL Endowment Fund, chaired by Chantal Jannet, and her sponsoring partners, rewarded 28 innovative, united and committed initiatives in favor of decent housing and quality for all. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Elcia 86th most important software publisher in France in the Top250 2021 ranking
Developer News by Elcia
LeTop250 2021 from French software publishers has just handed down its verdict: with +6 places gained, ELCIA consolidates its place among the best publishers in France. Another indication: the software publishing sector is escaping the economic crisis linked to COVID by continuing to grow and aims to increase its workforce by recruiting new talents Read more
Oknoplast adopts a new graphic identity and launches a new TV campaign
News Manufacturer by Oknoplast
An end of the year 2021 rich in novelties for the Oknoplast group. First of all with the implementation of a new dimension of communication which results in a new graphic identity. Added to this is a brand new TV campaign which started on Monday November 29th and will last until December 19th. Read more
Urmet France offers a new turnkey service for condominium managers
News Manufacturer by Urmet
Since the adoption of the Alur and Elan laws, the digitization of condominiums has gained momentum. The health crisis has also highlighted the importance of digital management tools: extranet, digitization of documents, general assembly and online voting ... Read more
Antoine Dupont, new phenomenon of world rugby, ambassador of the Sika France group
News Manufacturer by Sika France
The Sika France Group, a major player in the construction and industrial sectors, has just signed a partnership with Antoine DUPONT, scrum half from Stade Toulousain and Captain of the France team. Multi-distinguished *, the new rising star of rugby on the international scene becomes Ambassador of the Sika and Parexlanko brands. Read more
Discover the Syneris on-board machine
Video by Syneris
Discover the patented Mobil System. This machine, directly integrated into construction trucks and available to all Syneris franchisees, provides perfect insulation. Read more
Damien, Legrand partner electrician, presents the Drivia connected eco-meter with Netatmo
Video by Legrand
Damien, an electrician recommended by Legrand, presents the Drivia with Netatmo connected Ecocompteur to measure your consumption in real time. Read more
Reinforcement of the pen Lannic hold in Larmor Baden
Video by URETEK® France
This 18th century maritime structure located at the southern end of the port of Larmor Baden (56) has been damaged with time and marine aggressions. It had subsidence and voids under the bilge embankments, which created cracks on the quay and its submerged parts. Read more
AMZ Z-Wave electric sunblind
Video by fakro
The electric awning provides exceptional user comfort. Just press the button on the remote control or keypad to instantly hide the roof window. Read more
The opinion of a Point.P craftsman on the polyurethane binder for rectified bricks Califix® by Terreal
Discover the opinion of a partner craftsman on the polyurethane binder for rectified bricks Califix® from Terreal. Read more
Smart tower, the on-board mobile video surveillance tower
Video by VPSitex
Smart Tower is an on-board and mobile video surveillance tower, dedicated to the remote monitoring of all types of sites (construction sites, electrical and industrial sites, tunnels and pipelines, events, etc.). This solution can support on-site security, with a view to optimizing costs. Read more
Products and Materials
Northward Bound carpet tiles: paperless luxury - Milliken does more with less
Advertising-editorial by Milliken
Northward Bound is Milliken's latest collection of carbon neutral carpet tiles, and the first European collection in its D / LUX series. The D / LUX series is named after its luxurious high performance tiles, which use less raw materials (thus reducing the carbon footprint), without compromising on aesthetics. Read more
Rainwater manager for individual houses Pack'eau Box
New product by Sebico
The Pack'eau Box is an autonomous rainwater manager that manages the provision of water on its domestic installation for non-potable uses. It primarily draws rainwater from the storage tank and automatically switches to the drinking water network when it is empty. Read more
Matterport Capture app now available for free for Android devices
Mobile Application by Matterport
Anyone can now create a three-dimensional digital twin of their home, office, hotel or any other physical space with their smartphone. Read more
From white to color, enhance interiors and create a unique universe
Guide / Advice / Tutorial by Durieu
Cozy, refined, bright, chic or bohemian, anything is possible by following good practices ... In the family of paints, Durieu with Oxi and Linitop offers some specialized specialties to prepare and dress the surfaces of the house. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Line 15 South tunnel dug for the Grand Paris Metro
Construction site
The tunnel for line 15 South of the future Grand Paris metro has now been completely dug with the arrival of the last tunnel boring machine in Créteil, but it will still be necessary to wait four years before commissioning. Read more
Monoprix wants to green its logistics with a new giant warehouse
Solar panels, geothermal energy and ... beehives for bees: the Monoprix store chain inaugurated its new warehouse a few days ago, presented as "the first carbon neutral logistics platform in the world". Read more
Vinci is commissioning the Strasbourg West Bypass (A355)
Realization by VINCI
On Friday December 17, 2021, the Strasbourg West Bypass (A355), in the Bas-Rhin, was put into service. Recognized as being of public utility on January 23, 2008, this 24 km infrastructure constitutes the largest motorway project in recent years in France. Read more
Expertima Technologies protects the installation of a house in an area with very hard water
Realization by Expertima Technologies
Living in an area where the water is very hard, the owner of a single-family house called on Expertima Technologies to install a filtering device. Read more
Products of the week

Sorting grapple designed for the selection and handling of demolition materials

Lacquered aluminum underside

Simple and balanced natural slate ventilated facade

Lacquered aluminum rainwater down pipe

MB Crusher


Cupa Pizarras


Lacquered glasses for shiny wall decoration

Design and contemporary wood stove

The toilet bowl multiplied by 4

220V electric chainsaw for cutting heavily reinforced concrete, stones and masonry

AGC Glass France


Villeroy & Boch


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