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Weekly Building News
2022 - Week 03
The sluggish building materials market in November
Conjuncture by UNICEM
The months follow each other and are not alike. After a better start to autumn than the summer months, the start of winter is beginning with a slight slowdown in materials production. Read more
The 5 major trends of CES 2022 that should impact the building and city sectors
Living Room
Launched in 2018, the Construction Tech approach, which offers this analysis, is an unprecedented initiative, supported by the BATIMAT trade show, and which aims to make known and promote technological innovations adapted to the world of construction. Read more
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Real estate crowdfunding continues its strong growth with 2021 collection approaching one billion euros
Study / Review / Report
Fundimmo, a French real estate crowdfunding platform, unveils the results of its real estate crowdfunding barometer, carried out with 40 platforms, in collaboration with HelloCrowdfunding. Read more
The HQE-GBC France alliance delivers the results of the NZC Rénovation research program
Study / Assessment / Report by HQE-GBC Alliance
As part of its national low-carbon strategy, France has set itself ambitious objectives in order to maintain the course of 2°. In this context, the decarbonization of the building sector is a major challenge conditioning the achievement of the carbon neutrality targeted for 2050. Read more
Drimki barometer of real estate in ski resorts
Study / Review / Report
While the winter sports season has really started during the truce of the confectioners, Drimki, the specialist in real estate appraisal, has set his sights on the 9 main ski resorts across France and reveals the average prices per meter square observed by type of property over the past year, as well as the number of real estate transactions. Read more
The chambers of commerce and industry present their proposals for the presidential elections
On Friday January 14, the chambers of commerce and industry issued several proposals intended for candidates for the presidential and legislative elections in order to respond to the problems of the French economy, from competitiveness to reindustrialisation. Read more
Home loans rebound in 2021, rates still low
The number of mortgage loans has started to rise again in France in 2021, after an atypical year 2020, without a marked change in interest rates, always advantageous for borrowers, said the CSA / Crédit Logement observatory on Thursday January 20. Read more
Faced with rising energy prices, the government is taking exceptional measures
Public finances
Faced with the unprecedented rise in electricity prices in recent weeks, in a context of tensions over the availability of French production facilities and the gas supply to Europe, the Government is taking measures to preserve the power of purchasing by the French and the competitiveness of business supply. Read more
Climate emergency: Syntec-Ingénierie calls for the rapid deployment of the digital twin
Digital development
Optimization of materials, flows and resources: engineering companies reveal the still undervalued benefits of the digital twin. Read more
Cerema continues to roll out environmental regulations (RE2020) in the territories
Sustainable Development
The new environmental regulations for new buildings "RE2020" came into force on January 1, 2022. Cerema, which contributed to its development alongside the Ministry of Ecological Transition, supports all the players in the territories for its deployment, by making the link between the State, building professionals and the reality on the ground. Read more
Senators oppose possible change of borrower insurance at any time
The senators, mostly on the right, opposed Wednesday, January 19 in committee to the possibility of changing borrower insurance, free of charge, at any time and no longer only on the anniversary date, preferring to reinforce the information of the insured. Read more
Paris finds its post office rue du Louvre, but no longer 24 hours a day
The emblematic post office on rue du Louvre, in the heart of Paris, reopens on Tuesday January 18 after six years of spectacular renovation that gives pride of place to digital technology, but we will no longer be able to post an urgent letter 24 hours a day as before. Read more
The CLCV calls for measures for collective heating
Organization News
The CLCV, consumer defense association, called on Thursday January 20 for aid measures for households faced with a surge in collective heating expenditure, considering that they are the "forgotten" of government measures in the face of the generalized outbreak of energy price. Read more
Low-tech in energy renovation: free resources to raise awareness among project owners and building professionals
New documentation
Podcasts, comic strips, videos, fact sheets… PROFEEL publishes on its website a collection of tools to raise awareness of low-tech approaches during housing energy renovation operations. Read more
WorldSkills awards: a fine harvest for the building trades and public works team
Contest / Prize / Trophy by CCCA-BTP
The CCCA-BTP, partner of WorldSkills France, was present in Lyon, from January 13 to 15, at the national finals of the 46th edition of the WorldSkills Competition, under the banner of the “La Construction. Tomorrow is invented with us”. Read more
The winners of Batimat's 4th Start-Ups Construction Tech challenge
Contest / Prize / Trophy
For the 4th edition of the Challenge Construction Tech, start-ups have once again mobilized. They are 50 to have applied and to have submitted their solutions in the sectors of construction, building and real estate to a jury of experts meeting on January 3rd. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
ViaCon acquires 100% of the shares of Tubosider UK, including its subsidiary, and becomes its sole owner
News Manufacturer by ViaCon
Tubosider UK one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of corrugated steel solutions for rainwater management systems in the UK has just been acquired by ViaCon. Read more
Terreal, Bouyer Leroux and Edilians join forces to promote site land for the Toulouse metro
News Manufacturer by Bouyer-Leroux
The companies BOUYER LEROUX, EDILIANS and TERREAL, leaders in terracotta in France, responded to a Call for Expression of Interest launched by TISSEO-INGENIERIE for the recovery of construction site rubble from the third line of the Toulouse metro and its connection to Line B. Read more
Kingspan joins Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team as Official Partner
News Manufacturer by Kingspan
Kingspan is proud to announce its official partnership with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 team. World leader in insulation and building envelope solutions, Kingspan is also a pioneer in the fight against global warming and shares common ambitions with Mercedes-AMG Petronas on the reduction of carbon emissions. Read more
Loubat Closures joins the Estémi group
News Manufacturer
On December 17, the LOUBAT Closures company joined the ESTÉMI group, a leading national player in the renovation and construction of individual housing, a multi-material manufacturer of custom-made joinery (Ouvêo) and closures (Provélis) "100 % French”. Read more
10 years of Clareo, a look back at a success story
News Manufacturer by Clareo
Next January 25 Clareo will celebrate its 10th anniversary, an opportunity for the company to look back. Olivier Maschino and Damien Sipos, the founders would not have dared to imagine in 2012 sending themselves, from their 15m² garage, orders for their unique product reference; today's balance sheet. Read more
Connected objects
Video by ADEME
Smartphone, smart watch, smart home, smart TV, digital has an impact on the environment. Let's adopt the right reflexes to reduce it with longuevieauxobjets.gouv.fr. Read more
WorldSkills Competition 2022: Words from an expert in reinforced concrete construction
Video by CCCA-BTP
Mathieu Hersé-Lemore, expert in reinforced concrete construction, presents the specificities of the profession of reinforced concrete builder. Read more
AX'O full center distance adapter mounting tutorial
Video by Ayor
Discover in this video how to catch up with a center distance with a universal solution that brings you simplicity of assembly and aesthetics! Read more
Be “Solutions” oriented, combining performance and sustainable development
Video by Saint-Gobain
Between now and 2025, being ever more "Solutions" oriented, combining performance and sustainable development, is one of Saint Gobain's six priorities for action. Read more
Skylights with Luminous Brise-Soleil on the roof of the Petite Halle de L'Octroi in Nancy
Video by Bluetek
Short video presentation of the production "L''Octroi" in Nancy (FR-54) completed in 2021. Read more
What if I tested positive and my vaccination certificate is about to expire?
Have you tested positive and your vaccination certificate is about to expire? Find out how to extend the validity of your health pass. Read more
The SMART STEP metal drill
Video by Wuerth France
Drill bit with stepped tip geometry for steel, cast iron, wood, without pre-drilling even on rounded surfaces. Read more
The Villeroy & Boch app
Video by Villeroy & Boch
You now have all the information about Villeroy & Boch bathrooms always at hand. You are on the move and you are looking for dimensions, prices, or you are in the middle of a sales meeting with your customers and you want to check the availability of different models right away: all you have to do is take a look at your smartphone, tablet or computer for the answers. Read more
Products and Materials
New year, new look: prepare, clean, Owatrol solutions for magnified wood
Advertising-editorial by Durieu
The rules of living well with wood: step 1 “Clean, prepare”. The secret of a magnified wood is care. And the first recommendation lies in the smooth running of the preparation. Why is it crucial? Explanations and focus with Owatrol on the solutions of a wood that lasts... Read more
Decoration trends: winter colors
Zoom produced by Something
Winter has arrived ! To fight against the end-of-year slack, there's nothing like making a few changes at home, by changing the color of the walls, for example. Algo Paint, French manufacturer of ecological paint, presents a selection of seasonal colors to brighten up everyday life. Read more
Woven Gradience, Interface's new flooring collection that celebrates color
New range by Interface
Interface, Inc., a global player in flooring and a pioneer in sustainable development, launches its new collection: Woven Gradience. This new range combines stimulating colours, inspired by nature, with muted and subtle gray tones to create floors with unique patterns. Read more
Two-channel presence detector Luxa 104 S360 for managing lighting near windows
New product by Theben
With its LUXA 104 S360 presence detector, Theben provides an answer to the problem of lighting spaces close to windows in offices, classrooms and conference rooms, which are frequently too dark or unnecessarily lit. Read more
Update on what's new in ZWCAD 2022, the best alternative to AutoCAD
Software update by ZW France
ZWCAD is computer-aided design software. It allows you to read the native Autocad DWG and its interface is similar to it. There are additional tools to ZWCAD: GEOGEXFR 2.1 Powered by Covadis, Autofluid 10, etc... It has an easy-to-use interface, in particular thanks to its ribbon allowing quick access to all the functions. Read more
Projects and Achievements
The Panhard Group and Bricqueville are jointly developing a mixed operation in the new Groues district in Nanterre
The Panhard Group and Bricqueville have started work on their new program within the Groues district development project. Read more
Three R&D houses under construction in Saint-Nazaire to experiment with the house of the future
Construction site
For 45 years, Berthelot Constructions has made innovation a central point of its vision and has deeply anchored it in its DNA. The company's R&D unit anticipates and integrates residents' needs into all of their processes, whether in terms of safety, environment, comfort or home automation and technology. Read more
LCA Construction Bois completes its 4th energy renovation project for a school
After 3 energy renovation operations, LCA has once again responded to the call for tenders from the Department of Loire-Atlantique for the modernization of a college, that of Galinet in Blain. Read more
Soprema Entreprises designs the high-hygrometry envelope for the new Odyssée water park in Aulnay-sous-Bois
Realization by Soprema Companies
Open to the public since the end of last June, the Odyssey, the new Aqualudic Center in Aulnay-sous-Bois (93) is one of the largest aquatic complexes in France, and the largest in Île-de-France in terms of of reception capacity. Read more
New European Bauhaus: applications open for the 2022 prizes
Contest / Prize / Trophy
Applications have been open since January 18 for the 2022 New European Bauhaus Awards. After the success of the first edition for which more than 2.000 applications were received last year, the 2022 edition will celebrate new inspiring examples of the transformations that the initiative intends to bring to our daily lives, our living spaces and our experiences. Read more
Products of the week

Infiltration basin for rainwater

Used modular building for office use

Ready-to-use spray coating for thermal insulation of buildings

Lacquered aluminum underside



Edilteco France


Aluminum conservatory with thermal insulation

Entrance door Large Glazing

Design wood fireplace in wall or central version

ZWCAD 2022, new version: the best alternative to AutoCAD®


Millet Group

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ZW France

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