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2022 - Week 18
Rush on building permits before the tightening of standards
The number of building permits issued in France was close to record highs in the first quarter according to official statistics, after a rush of applications in December to avoid falling under stricter environmental rules. Read more
Real estate diagnosis professionals raise their voices in the face of a political calendar taking precedence over common sense
Organization News
The government has just confirmed that the energy audit for thermal colanders will be compulsory from 1 September. Faced with this decision motivated by the electoral calendar alone and without taking into account the concerns of the sector expressed by SIDIANE on March 3, the Syndicate solemnly requests the postponement of the entry into force of the energy audit to January 1, 2023, only credible and tenable date. Read more
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In short
Infographic of electricity consumption: in which French cities do people consume the most?
Study / Review / Report
Electricity represents 25% of energy consumption in France. It amounts to 2.223kWh per person per year. Based on data published by the ORE agency (Energy Network Operators), Enedis and Insee on the French population, it is possible to establish an infographic of electricity in France to understand why we consume more in certain regions. Read more
Aerothermal heat pumps confirm their dominance in 2021
Study / Review / Report
According to a new study published by Observ'ER, the aerothermal heat pump market grew by 12,4% in 2021. It now exceeds the one million mark with 1.011.410 units sold in one year (excluding thermodynamic water heaters) . Read more
The Federation of Lifts unveils the 2021 figures for the profession
Study / Review / Report
Representing a dynamic sector (+6% in turnover), the Federation of Elevators which warns of the urgency of the renovation and modernization of the French fleet. Read more
Sluggish growth and soaring prices: soon stagflation in the euro zone?
The war in Ukraine has accelerated the surge in energy prices, leading to unprecedented inflation coupled with flat growth in France and in Europe. The combination of these two phenomena raises the specter of stagflation. Read more
War in Ukraine: Many (big) losers, few (real) winners
More than two months into the war in Ukraine, the prospects for a quick resolution look increasingly unlikely. While the sanctions against Russia continue to accumulate, a return to the pre-war situation seems illusory, even in the event of an early end to the conflict. Read more
For the boss of Medef, inflation will last
The president of the Medef Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux estimated on Saturday that France had "entered an economy of lasting inflation" in an interview given to the Sunday newspaper, the day after the publication of a new acceleration in the rise in prices. Read more
Concern is mounting for building craftsmen strongly impacted by the geopolitical and economic context
Conjuncture by CAPEB
As the latest CAPEB Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes flash survey indicated, the market for craft building companies is strongly impacted by the current geopolitical and economic context. The results of the study conducted by the CAPEBs of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes among their members for the 1st quarter confirm this trend. All the indicators are down whether it is the level of activity, cash, turnover or margins. Read more
New tensions in the expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation market
After the tensions linked to the Covid-19 health and economic crisis, the construction sector is experiencing an unprecedented shortage of raw materials linked to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia, leading to a new surge in the price of materials and the deterioration delivery times. Read more
End of fluorescent lamps and tubes: millions of installations to be replaced
To comply with exemplary European regulations** and take another step towards more sustainable installations, the lighting industry is putting an end to the marketing of lamps with poorer environmental performance. Read more
Low-carbon construction: when public authorities step on the brakes and the accelerator at the same time
Sustainable Development
If there is a consensus, at least in Europe, it is of course on the need to reduce the carbon footprint of human activities. In the construction sector, all players are committed to the search for carbon sobriety and sustainable construction. Read more
The government unveils a list of 126 priority municipalities facing the threat of coastal erosion
The government has published the names of the 126 French municipalities which will have the obligation to adapt as a priority to coastal erosion aggravated by global warming and human pressure, a list of new urban planning constraints which do not make the unanimity. Read more
The IDEC Group formalizes its entry into the capital of Steelhy
Company News
The IDEC Group, through its subsidiary Groupe IDEC Invest Innovation, has formalized a stake in the ACS Steel Group, which owns SteelHy, a startup that positions itself as a player of excellence in the metallurgical sector to support the decarbonization of hydrogen industries. green. Read more
Biomass in the spotlight at Interclima 2022
Salon by RX France
INTERCLIMA 2022 (from October 3 to 6, 2022 at Paris-Porte de Versailles), an unmissable event for HVAC players, will particularly feature wood energy. Read more
Mondial du Bâtiment: registration for the 2022 Innovation Awards is open
Contest / Prize / Trophy
A real highlight for the Construction industry, the Innovation Awards at the Mondial du Bâtiment reveal the best of the innovation of the exhibitors at the BATIMAT, IDÉOBAIN and INTERCLIMA shows. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
New from Würth: resin volume calculator
News Manufacturer by Wuerth France
Würth France supports professionals and is committed to simplifying their daily lives as much as possible. This is why Würth has developed a configurator, available on their e-shop, to calculate the volume of resin. Read more
Legrand announces a double-digit increase for its sales and its profit in the 1st quarter
News Manufacturer by Legrand
French electrical equipment maker Legrand posted a double-digit rise in net profit and sales in the first quarter, allowing it to maintain its targets for 2022, despite uncertainties, it announced on Thursday. Its net profit group share increased by 13,3%, to 258,3 million euros, and its turnover jumped by 17,8%, to 1,97 billion euros. Read more
Vicat benefits from demand and good cement prices in 2021
News Manufacturer by Vicat
The French cement manufacturer Vicat saw its sales and profits increase sharply in 2021, supported by strong demand and rising prices, in a still complicated global health context. Read more
A look back at BIM World 2022: meeting with Mathieu Walckenaer, director of PlanRadar France
Interview by MapRadar
On the occasion of the BIM World exhibition which was held on April 5 and 6, 2022, we met Mathieu Walckenaer, Director France, Benelux & Switzerland at PlanRadar to take stock of the development of this company specializing in the digitalization of construction and real estate. Read more
A look back at BIM World 2022: Meeting with Laurence Caron, Senior Director of Procore for Southern Europe
Interview by Procore
During BIM World 2022, which took place on April 5 and 6, we met Laurence Caron, Senior Director of Procore Technologies for Southern Europe, a global construction management platform provider. Read more
Successful bag tests for the Indoor Factory® interior canopy
Video by profiles Systems
The Indoor Factory® canopy has successfully passed the "Railing Bag Tests" confirming its high impact resistance. Dynamic soft body tests (50kg bag) have shown the ability of the Indoor Factory® canopy to withstand energies of 700 joules on the glazing and 900 joules on the intermediate crosspiece. Read more
Everything you always wanted to know about... Trees and the Grand Paris Express
The Société du Grand Paris works on a daily basis to limit the impact of work on the natural environment. Measures are taken to compensate for the unavoidable cutting of trees: for 1 ha² of wooded area cut, at least 3 ha² are replanted. In this report, we will also discover the landmark tree for the future forecourts of the 68 stations: the Paulownia Tomentosa. Read more
View Atlantic products in 3D in your home
Video by Atlantic
View Atlantic towel warmers, water heaters & radiators in augmented reality, from your smartphone or tablet. Read more
Knauf Insulation Thermo Loft System Demonstration
Thermo Loft 045 is a glass wool to blow, designed and manufactured specifically for the high performance insulation of attics lost in new and renovation in residential buildings. It is ideal for hard-to-reach places. Read more
Site security: Depollution work at the former Chemin de Fer de l'Est railway station in Lyon
Video by ADEME
ADEME ensures, at the request of the State, the conduct of safety work on polluted sites and soils where responsible is in default. This video traces the operations carried out in this context to the right of the former CFEL station. An intervention that required the relocation of residents, 9 years and more than two million euros. Read more
The Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame-en-Vaux improves its energy efficiency by up to 25% with Hellio
Video by Hellio
Welcome to Châlons-en-Champagne, to the magnificent Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame-en-Vaux, built in the 11ᵉ century and labeled a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This historic place which, like many heritage buildings, displays poor energy performance with regard to the difficulties of insulation and the high energy consumption required. Read more
Conference data at the heart of BIM: making data more reliable
Video by Man and machine
Presentation by Shuaib Qureshi, BIM Manager at Man and Machine, of two tools that facilitate data verification. Read more
Le Bourget Airport: the Florence tunnel boring machine has passed through the station
In December 2021, the tunnel boring machine for line 17, called Florence, passed through Le Bourget Aéroport station. For several weeks, the tunnel boring machine had to be maneuvered in order to slide it along the bottom of the station's underground box so that it could continue its digging. This operation, also called "shifting" will have mobilized several dozen companions. Read more
Products and Materials
Equip all your construction sites with Würth construction essentials
Advertising-editorial by Wuerth France
At Würth, we know that each construction professional has specific needs depending on the work to be carried out. Choosing the right site equipment for carrying out your customers' construction or renovation projects is essential to guarantee your safety (or that of your workers) and maximize your performance. Read more
JDM Expert presents Hydroway®, the first permeable coating
Zoom produced by JDM Expert
JDM Expert, a French trader specializing in exterior flooring solutions responding to environmental issues since 2008, presents HYDROWAY®, an innovation developed by the Loire SME. Read more
TractionBack 2.0: the future of carpeting, by Milliken
New product by Milliken
Milliken launches its new TractionBack 2.0 patent. This high-friction coating, applied to the back of the textile tiles, allows quick and easy installation of the carpet, without adding adhesive, while guaranteeing perfect support. Read more
Sebico presents a new EPERS box
New product by Sebico
Attentive to environmental issues and future challenges, in 2008, Sebico entered the circular economy with the creation of a new polyethylene recycling unit. Read more
Bioalkyd range: a complete system based on biosourced resin by Zolpan
New range by Zolpan
After the launch of Bioalkyd bio-based resin finishing paints, Zolpan completes its offer with Bioalkyd Prim, the optimal primer to combine with Bioalkyd Mat and Velvet finishes. This complete solution, which combines low VOC emissions with the use of renewable resources, is more respectful of the environment and the health of users. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Unfavorable opinion for the extension of metro line 1 in Val-de-Marne
The commission of inquiry on the extension of line 1 of the Paris metro has issued an unfavorable opinion on the planned connection between the city of Vincennes and that of Fontenay-sous-Bois, in the Val-de-Marne, indicated Tuesday the prefecture. Read more
Finishing line 14 for the Olympics, a priority for the Société du Grand Paris
Construction site
"Supervigilant" in the face of shortages and inflationary pressures which could delay and increase the cost of the Grand Paris metro, the president of the Société du Grand Paris (SGP) wants to pull out all the stops so that the extensions of line 14 do not miss the deadline of the 2024 Olympics. Read more
In Scandinavia, wooden buildings are growing taller and taller
Culminating at 75 meters, the Sara Kulturhus towers over the Swedish town of Skelleftea at its feet: sometimes complex to build but less polluting, wooden buildings are growing higher and higher, and Scandinavia is at the forefront. Read more
Maison Empreinte: review and feedback from a construction site unlike any other
Gathered at the initiative of ERB, Entreprise Générale du Bâtiment, the 20 companies that form the collective Empreinte present the results of their first project. It has set itself the goal of building tomorrow's habitat today. After a few months of construction, the first house is now complete. It allowed Empreinte to validate the methodological and technological solutions deployed. The next steps in this innovative approach have already been launched. Read more
Rheinzink contributes to the modernization and urban attractiveness of Evry-Courcouronnes with its Prismo gold range
Realization by RHEINZINK
It is in place of the former headquarters of the Caf de l'Essonne located impasse du Télégraphe in Evry-Courcouronnes that the new student residence has been installed since the start of the 2021 school year. Read more
Products of the week

Construction system up to 40% cheaper on the wall elevation part

Simple and balanced natural slate ventilated facade

Battery-powered rebar cutter

Tool Assortment Box


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Wuerth France

Modular, ecological and resistant design switch in brushed aluminum

Extra thin laminated safety glass

Woven carpet tiles

Software estimate, invoice, commercial management Carpentry, Store, Closing

Light material

AGC Glass France



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