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2022 - Week 15
Revaluation of MaPrimeRénov' on April 15: what work to start and at what cost?
Guide / Advice / Tutorial
The decree formalizing the revaluation of the MaPrimeRénov' system was published on April 12. From Friday April 15 and until December 31, 2022, the aid granted to households will be increased by 1000 euros for the installation of a virtuous heating system to replace a gas or oil boiler. Read more
Building craftsmanship in danger according to a CAPEB survey in the region
Study / Assessment / Report by CAPEB
Building craftsmen are in low spirits and no longer have confidence in the future. 31% of them even fear not being able to cope with the difficulties caused by the economic and geopolitical context for more than a year. Read more
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In short
37% of French people plan to equip their homes with renewable energies, an increase of nearly 50% since 2019
Study / Review / Report
QUALIT'EnR, the leading qualification body for Renewable Energies in buildings, has just published the 11th edition of the barometer "The French and the EnRs" in 2022, in partnership with the OpinionWay institute. This annual study analyzes the behavior and opinions of the French people about renewable energies in general, but also the renewable energy equipment of homes in terms of heating, hot water and electricity. Read more
Business failures: 10.000 procedures in the 1st quarter of 2022, no surge but a hard return to reality
Study / Review / Report
The Altares group today unveils the figures for business insolvencies in France for the 1st quarter of 2022. With 9.972 insolvency proceedings opened since the start of the year, the level of insolvencies has increased by nearly 35% compared to the 1st quarter. 2021. After falling to historic lows over the past two years, insolvencies are gradually returning to pre-crisis levels. Read more
The ready-mixed concrete sector grows by 10% in 2021 with 40,5 million m3
Study / Review / Report
Strongly impacted from the first months of 2020 by the health crisis, like many areas of activity, the ready-mixed concrete (BPE) sector recovered slowly. Read more
6th edition of the barometer on the French and the lift
Study / Review / Report
The Fédération des Ascenseurs is today unveiling the 6th edition of its annual barometer “The French and the lift”, conducted by the Ipsos research institute. This barometer highlights the perception of French people on access to housing, the need for and the safety of lifts, both within public infrastructures and apartment buildings. Read more
Renewable capacities grew by 9% in 2021, first in Asia
Study / Review / Report
Dams, geothermal energy, and above all solar and wind power... renewable energies have seen their global production capacities increase by 9,1% in 2021, particularly in Asia, far from the volume necessary to decarbonize the world, indicated there is few days the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Read more
A quarter of French companies threatened by rising inflation and lack of effective price management
With inflation reaching levels not seen for decades in many markets, companies are facing a significant erosion of their margins. Read more
French growth should slow down more than expected due to the war in Ukraine
French growth should slow down more than expected in the first quarter of 2022, to 0,25%, the war in Ukraine already clearly penalizing several industrial sectors, the Banque de France estimated on Tuesday April 12. Read more
Simplification of the eco-PTZ and deployment of the renovation advance loan to finance the remaining charge
Sustainable Development
In 2022, the State and the banking networks are working together to improve and diversify the solutions for financing the remainder payable by households carrying out energy renovation work on their main residence. Read more
The new MaPrimeRénov' scales for the heating installation running on renewable energies have been published
Renewable energy
The new scales for MaPrimeRénov' were published in the Official Journal on 12 April. These new scales were announced last March as part of the Economic and Social Resilience Plan. Read more
France will reach a record level of renewable electricity capacity in 2021, mainly thanks to solar
Renewable energy
In 2021, France saw a record level of connection of renewable electricity capacity, particularly in solar photovoltaic, according to an annual report published recently. Read more
Renewables take lion's share of capacity additions globally in 2021
Renewable energy
Renewables continued to grow steadily and well above the long-term trend, with their share of total capacity expansion reaching a new high of 81% last year. Read more
Faced with the increase in the price of natural gas, the tariff shield is extended to collective residential housing
The decree which extends, as announced on February 16 by the Government, the price shield to housing heated by collective gas heating or by an urban heating network using natural gas has been published. Read more
Government assistance to support SMEs exhibiting at fairs and exhibitions
Salon by RX France
Financial support to help French SMEs[1] to participate in fairs and exhibitions with more than 500 exhibitors was announced, and confirmed by the publication of the decree of March 16, 2022, by Bruno Le Maire and Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne. Read more
A construction company "infiltrated" by Scientologists: four indicted
Four people have been indicted, in particular for moral harassment or bankruptcy, in the case of the company Arcadia, based in the Yvelines and accused by former employees of having let themselves be "infiltrated" by Scientologists, learned on Friday April 15, AFP from sources familiar with the matter. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
The Groupement Actibaie plans sustained activity for the blinds, shutters, doors and gates sectors in 2022
News Organization by FFB
Groupement Actibaie, a trade union affiliated with the French Building Federation (FFB) representing 80% of the doors, gates, shutters and blinds profession, draws up a positive assessment of the past year, despite the numerous economic problems encountered. Read more
Viessmann and Isolation by Tryba join forces for global energy renovation
News Manufacturer by Viessmann
Viessmann, the European benchmark for heating and cooling solutions, announces the signature of a national partnership with ISOLATION by TRYBA, the expert in energy works, to support the massification of global energy renovation in single-family homes. Read more
The Velux Group eliminates almost all plastic from its roof window packaging
News Manufacturer by VELUX
Each year, 300 million tons of plastic waste are produced globally. A significant part of single-use plastics ends up in the environment and in particular in the oceans, with a negative impact on biodiversity. Read more
Tarkett publishes its 2021 social and environmental responsibility report
News Manufacturer by Tarkett
Tarkett, a global player in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, today publishes its 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, also known as its extra-financial performance statement. Read more
PlanRadar augments its solution with PlanRadar Connect to accelerate the digitization of the building sector
Developer News by MapRadar
PlanRadar, the first European platform for digitizing construction and real estate projects in the Cloud, launches 'PlanRadar Connect' to simplify interoperability and automatic integration of software without the need for coding. Read more
Lifting of the first line 18 viaduct launcher
Monday March 28, in Orsay, the first launcher of the line 18 viaduct was hoisted and installed on its starting piles. This machine, 105 meters long, 18 meters high with its overhead crane, and 500 tons is now in the starting blocks to lay the 3,5 km of deck that will connect the Orsay – Gif station to Saclay. Read more
A Ticket to Earth: The Chooz Nuclear Power Plant
Video by EDF
Rather than thinking about going into space, EDF offers solutions to stay on Earth. Because there is no planet B, visit facilities producing low-carbon energy with the experts. Read more
Example of an efficient energy renovation in Couloutre (58)
Video by ADEME
The small town of Couloutre in the Nièvre carried out the very efficient energy renovation of the town hall and a dwelling. The building has been completely renovated with, in particular, complete insulation, the change of joinery and the installation of a wood pellet boiler. Read more
ELCIA: software solutions for the joinery world
Video by Elcia
Software editor, ELCIA aims to provide a simple and user-friendly response to a complex job that is too often reserved for technicians: carpentry. Read more
Preservation of road infrastructure on a motorway towards Turin
Video by URETEK® France
Located in Piedmont in Italy, the access ramp to an interchange on a motorway towards Turin suffered from a major collapse of its pavement. Despite repair work carried out, the risk of residual subsidence persisted. Read more
New range of Millet Verisure Inside windows
Video by Millet Group
To reinforce the security of your windows, MILLET has teamed up with Verisure, No. 1 in remotely monitored alarms in France(1) to develop the Verisure Inside range. This offer makes it possible to integrate Verisure sensors within our joinery. Read more
Access all Technal services in a few clicks with MyTechnal
Video by Technal
Discover MyTechnal, a concentrate of all your Technal services within the same space. Technal solutions adapt to all desires, for new builds and renovations alike, from the smallest to the largest openings, to the most unusual glazed surfaces. Read more
Legrand presents Incara, a brand new range of products dedicated to the workspace
Video by Legrand
Legrand improves users' lives by providing functionality, ergonomics, comfort and speed of installation, in any type of space: in the office, at home, in a hotel, café or airport. Read more
Products and Materials
Arma-Chek® Silver, flexible, impact and UV resistant protection
New product by Armacell
Armacell, inventor of flexible foam for the equipment insulation market and supplier of engineered foams, recommends Arma-Chek® Silver as an alternative to conventional metallic coatings. Read more
Millet, a double-emission LED suspension for very energy-efficient custom-made lighting
New product by EAS-Solutions
EAS SOLUTIONS, specialist in professional LED lighting, presents MILLET, a tailor-made LED lighting module with double light emission with direct and indirect lighting for offices, shops, reception areas, teaching rooms, etc. Read more
New Marbond bathtubs from Laufen
New product by Run
What is Marbond®? Marbond® from Laufen is a high-tech material, a kind of resin concrete with gelcoat with a very satiny and matte appearance, which has very advantageous properties, in terms of aesthetics and functionality. Read more
Smart Lock from Nuki, an open door to the future
New range by Nuki
The front door that opens automatically when you arrive in front of you with your arms full, remote opening if necessary or even a one-time access authorization for a rental, it is possible today by installing a Smart Lock from Nuki. Read more
The smart lift: the backbone of the building of tomorrow
Advertising-editorial by KONE
The Smart Building is a sure way to add value to a building by improving its energy efficiency and the comfort for its occupants. And what could be more obvious in terms of comfort and energy efficiency than the internal mode of movement of the building? It is in this logic that mobility players like KONE have created the smart elevator. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Three years after the fire, Notre-Dame de Paris is gradually regaining its beauty
Construction site
Three years after the fire that devastated it, Notre-Dame de Paris has regained its original whiteness thanks to the daily work of an army of craftsmen in the heart of a forest of scaffolding for its reopening still scheduled for 2024. Read more
A new sustainable medico-social establishment in Béziers
Construction site by CEMEX
The APF France handicap association is building a new medico-social center in the heart of the ZAC de Mazéran in Béziers, for adults with disabilities, suffering from a significant motor impairment: the Résidence Belles Terres. Read more
Kebony completes siding and decking for quaint Minnesota cottage
Realization by Kebony
The Minne Stuga is a quaint cabin located in northern Minnesota. Its owner, Melissa Coleman, embarked on an ambitious restoration project in 2020. She chose Kebony wood for the cladding and decking of this very elegant house. Read more
Equans France innovates with the Mogador theater for the thermal comfort of spectators
Bet won for the Mogador theatre, a Parisian hotspot for performing arts and music. The innovation tested in full scale by EQUANS (Axima Maintenance Technique) with a view to further improving the thermal comfort of its 1.600 spectators is a success. Read more
Edgar Suites transforms the former headquarters of the Paris Bar into ten exceptional "Urban Suites"
Former museum and seat of the Paris Bar, the building at 25 rue du Jour, in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, has now been completely rehabilitated into 10 “Urban Suites”. An architectural challenge commensurate with the ambitions of Edgar Suites. Read more
Products of the week

Biodegradable disposable formwork panel in honeycomb cardboard for supported slabs

The innovative exterior insulation solution with a standing seam effect

Heat pump and air conditioning cover

Saturator "oiled look" for terraces, cladding

Franki Foundation




Mechanized parking without pit to superimpose two vehicles

Sliding window

Designer blinds with vertical stripes

SS4 training for construction companies and building owners

Klaus Multiparking



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