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2022 - Week 14
The government details the new support measures for construction companies
Public finances
The war in Ukraine has had economic consequences on the activity of companies in the construction and public works (BTP) sector, due in particular to the significant volatility in the price of building materials and the high level of fuel prices. Several measures have been announced and are being implemented to support companies in the sector. Read more
Compact, green and car-free, the ideal city for the climate
Sustainable Development
With 70% of city dwellers expected in 2050, cities are vital in the fight against global warming, according to scientists who sketch the ideal portrait of a "compact" city, green and in which one moves on foot. Read more
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In short
Soaring construction costs and geopolitical uncertainties: the construction industry must adapt quickly
Study / Review / Report
Since 2020, rising energy prices, supply difficulties and even shortages of materials, generated by the health crisis and amplified by the war in Ukraine, have led to a double-digit increase in costs on world markets. The increase is particularly visible in North America and Europe, with the situation being more contrasted in Asia. Read more
New DPE: electric radiators and water heaters optimal solutions for low-carbon housing according to Gifam
Study / Review / Report
After its overhaul last November[1], the new version of the Energy Performance Diagnosis (DPE) makes it possible to better identify the dwellings to be renovated. The challenge now is to decarbonize homes by improving the comfort of occupants without impacting their daily budget. Read more
Region by region: where would the French like to invest in rental property?
Study / Review / Report
Bricks.co, the crowdfunding platform specializing in real estate, conducted a survey* of 9.458 people to find out in which regions the French prefer to invest in rental real estate. Read more
Old property prices still on the rise despite the energy surge weighing on acquisitions
Study / Review / Report
Old property prices continued to rise in the first quarter, according to data published by agency networks, which see buyers revise their projects in the face of soaring fuel and energy prices. Read more
68% of French people say they are not accompanied by their banker on energy renovation
Study / Review / Report
While the debates around energy renovation and purchasing power are intensifying, the French are still unaware of the aid they could benefit from and the mobilization of banks on the subject remains weak. Pretto, fintech leader in online mortgage, and Effy, n°1 in online energy renovation, offer their solutions to remedy this. Read more
Assessment of the presidential mandate on the energy renovation of housing
Study / Assessment / Report by Hellio
As the next presidential elections approach, Emmanuelle Wargon, Minister of Housing, responded to her assessment on February 15, 2022 before the National Assembly. Hellio, a key player in energy management, looks back on the major reforms carried out during the last term in terms of energy renovation of housing. Read more
The private swimming pool sector has a sixth consecutive year of growth
Study / Review / Report
After five years of continuous growth, the private pool sector has reached a new record with a 32% increase in turnover in 2021, welcomed the Federation of Pool Professionals (FPP) on Thursday. Read more
Demand for office real estate returns to normal in the 1st quarter
Study / Review / Report
Office real estate in Île-de-France is returning to levels comparable to before the pandemic, according to reference statistics from the Immostat group published on Friday. Read more
Living elsewhere than at home despite age? The dilemma of inadequate housing
Since her three strokes, Maribel no longer ventures alone on the stairs. For lack of elevators, the octogenarian is stuck in her social housing in Pantin, an unsuitable first floor which she nevertheless refuses to leave. Read more
Accelerate the development of the hybrid heat pump, an unknown solution to decarbonize the building
Sustainable Development
Bernard Aulagne, President of Coénove and Pascal Housset, President of UMGCCP-FFB took part, on March 31, in a round table “How to make a success of the energy transition in the building? ". Read more
Solar could quickly provide the equivalent of one to two EPRs, depending on the sector
Renewable energy
Solar energy could be deployed in France much faster than today and provide the country with the equivalent in energy of one to two nuclear reactors by 2025, pleads the sector, which calls for an "exceptional plan " in a context of energy emergency. Read more
Europe can free itself from Russian imports before the middle of the decade thanks to renewable energies
Renewable energy
Europe's energy transition will be accelerated - with less fossil fuels in the energy mix and fewer greenhouse gas emissions - due to the political pivot away from Russian gas. According to a new analysis by DNV's Energy Transition Research, 34% of the energy mix in Europe* will come from non-fossil fuels in 2024, two points more than in forecasts before the war in Ukraine. Read more
UN experts submit new report on climate change
How is the world responding to the challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy transition? Here is a summary of the dashboard of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) of the UN, in their latest report published on Monday. Read more
"A denial of democracy": in Strasbourg, a highway not authorized ... but already in service
It is a highway that was probably built a little too quickly: the Strasbourg bypass, used every day by thousands of vehicles, still does not have proper state authorization. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Somfy signs an agreement with Elcia to support it in its European development
Developer News by Elcia
SOMFY, a world player in the automation of home and building openings and closings and a pioneer in the connected home, and ELCIA, a French player in solutions and software for the Joinery, Blinds and Closing sector, announce that they have signed an agreement on March 30, 2022 for an acquisition by SOMFY of 6,33% of the capital of ELCIA. Read more
Salamander and AGC Glass Europe enter into a strategic innovation partnership
News Manufacturer by AGC Glass France
Salamander and AGC have entered into a strategic partnership for the DACH markets ((Germany, Austria and Switzerland), Poland and Italy. The combination of their know-how and expertise in their respective fields will lead to new innovative solutions , resulting in the integration of vacuum glass in Salamander windows. Read more
The Bouyer Leroux Group renounces the acquisition of the Riaux Group
News Manufacturer by Bouyer-Leroux
Given the geopolitical context at the start of 2022, the BOUYER LEROUX Group is opting for caution and is abandoning the acquisition of the RIAUX Group, leader in the made-to-measure staircase market in France. Read more
Results at half mast for Vestas in 2021 due to the pandemic
News Manufacturer
The world number one in wind power, the Danish group Vestas, announced Thursday a drop in its net profit in 2021 hit by the rise in logistics and raw materials costs in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more
The Deepki start-up raises 150 million euros
Developer News
The young shoot Deepki, which measures the environmental performance of tertiary real estate, has raised 150 million euros, in particular to finance its expansion in the United States. Read more
Climate Law: what obligations and deadlines for condominiums
Video by Hellio
The fourth Hellio webinar of the year took place on March 24 to inform co-owners and trustees about the impact of the Climate Law for condominiums. Read more
A building designed for everyone in Martinique
Video by ADEME
Supprim'Nuisibles is an exemplary energy building in Rivière Salée, Martinique. The building, located 20 minutes from Fort-de-France, and in the shape of a boat is covered with photovoltaic panels making it almost self-sufficient in electricity. Read more
Fast-setting bonding, Sikaflex®- 113 Turbo
Video by Sika France
In this video, discover Sikaflex®- 113 Turbo, the glue allowing a fast setting of the glued elements, which can be requested after 20 minutes. Read more
"Plastic without plastic" is now a reality
Using natural proteins, the Lactips company manufactures and markets an ecological and 100% biodegradable plastic. An invention financially supported by the European program Horizon 2020. Read more
A retention basin at the Ailettes site (Grand Belfort)
Video by ViaCon
14 Spirel® tanks 20 meters long were installed by STPI to prevent flooding and prevent the stream from overflowing, i.e. nearly 1.900m³ of retention! Read more
The history of the castle of Villers-Cotterêts, International City of the French language
Immerse yourself in the horrors and metamorphoses of the Château de Villers-Cotterêts, set to become the International City of the French language. Read more
How to use an auger?
Video by LOXAM
Discover the good practice guides for the use of an auger in video. Read more
Life events: levers of ecological transition - Feedback with Gabriel Quentin from Oktave
Video by ADEME
Feedback from Gabriel Quentin, technical manager at Oktave, an energy renovation service in the Grand Est region. How can life events (arrival of a child, moving, access to property, retirement, etc.) be a lever for ecological transition? What messages trigger the adoption of eco-responsible behaviors? Read more
Products and Materials
The telescopic handler: a multifunction tool to facilitate work on all types of construction site
Advertising-editorial by tracktor
The telehandler, whether in compact format for indoor tasks or more than 20 meters high for complex tasks on buildings, is a machine with unparalleled versatility allowing you to save money by renting only one. single machine to do the work of a crane, tractor and forklift with one machine. Read more
Milliken Unveils New Coastline Flooring Collection
New range by Milliken
Milliken launches its new collection of Coastline textile tiles. Inspired by the encounter between the coast and the ocean, the collection combines organic design and marine relief effects, with natural hues and rich texture, to create soothing and poetic spaces conducive to relaxation and reflection. . Read more
Bieber presents a new wooden bay window opening to the outside
New product by Bieber
Bieber, an expert manufacturer of bespoke exterior joinery since 1928, innovates with the “Revolution” wooden sliding window. Thanks to 90 years of know-how, the company based in Alsace and Aquitaine has developed a solution with revolutionary advantages and distinguished by a unique closing system. Read more
WoodTechno, short circuit wood pellets
Technical solutions
Allowing small sawmills to produce their own wood pellets to supply surrounding boilers: this is the ambition of a start-up which, in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, has designed an innovative and less expensive manufacturing process. Read more
Xylorix Inspector, new FCBA application to easily and quickly check wood species
Mobile Application by FCBA
With more than 60.000 species of trees around the world, it is not always easy, even for the greatest specialists, to identify species easily and quickly. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Work on the Tende tunnel in the Roya valley should resume in April on the French side
Construction site
The drilling of the tunnel between Tende, in the Roya valley, and Limone in Italy, destroyed by storm Alex in 2020, should resume before the end of April on the French side, the Ministry of Transport said on Monday. Read more
The Combo project: an ECOPact low-carbon concrete residence in Bordeaux
Construction site by Lafarge
Construction companies have adopted it and regularly implement it, architects are asking for it more and more! With the entry into force of RE2020, low-carbon concrete is embarking on a sustainable career. Here is a new illustration with the Combo site in ECOPact in Bordeaux. Read more
Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPN), strengthens its network and headquarters security with Locken
Construction site by Locken
Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPN), a subsidiary of international energy group IBERDROLA, is strengthening its partnership with LOCKEN – ISEO group – to strengthen the security of its extensive energy network and its new headquarters in Glasgow, the largest corporate headquarters built in the city for 25 years. Read more
KE at the service of the school with the creation of a canteen with natural light in Nice
Realization by KE France
KE put its know-how at the service of the Stanislas Institution, a primary and secondary school in Nice, within the framework of the creation of a school canteen. KE proceeded with the installation of several pergola modules — ISOLA 3 and KEDRY PRIME — to cover an area of ​​140 m² intended to accommodate students and teaching staff. Read more
Refined style and graceful lines for Casa Farnesina with Taormina taps by Ritmonio
The Taormina series of taps by Ritmonio, in its golden finish, was chosen by the architect Giorgia Dennerlein, of Loto AD Project, to embellish the interior of his latest creation, a magnificent residence in the Farnesina district of Rome, designed as a luxurious "feet in the water". Read more
Products of the week

Cavity filling by injection of expansive resin and expanded clay beads

PIR type polyurethane insulating plate for the insulation of flat roofs with load-bearing elements

Ventilated facade in dynamic and creative natural slate

Wood roof window with raised rotation

URETEK® France

Unilin Insulation

Cupa Pizarras


Unique BIM solution for the management and maintenance of built heritage

Frame for flush hinged door

Embossed printed glass

Employee protection and site optimization thanks to connected objects

AC Environment

Eclisse France

AGC Glass France

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