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Weekly Building News
2022 - Week 21
Real estate developers very worried about the collapse in sales of new homes
The Federation of Real Estate Developers (FPI) expressed concern on Wednesday May 25 about a “really serious” situation on the new home market, with listings and reservations having fallen in the first quarter. Read more
60 million consumers pin the energy performance diagnostics of housing
The magazine 60 Millions de consommateurs calls for better training of energy performance diagnosticians, after having tested them on several houses and found substantial differences from one professional to another. Read more
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In short
Purchasing power bill: will the self-employed and managers of very precarious businesses be forgotten once again?
Study / Review / Report
Between 2020 and 2021, support only concerned production tools and the continued employment of employees, including when companies' debt was facilitated by PGEs or the various moratoriums on the payment of charges... Read more
EurObserv'ER publishes the 2022 Photovoltaic Barometer
Study / Review / Report
The European Union solar photovoltaic market remained very active in 2021 despite difficult market conditions marked by a post-COVID economic recovery. Read more
An exceptional year 2021 for the pellet appliance sector
Study / Review / Report
After the market sales figures released last April, Observ'ER publishes its complete quantitative study taking up these figures and adding additional indicators. As a reminder, in 2021, total sales of individual wood-burning appliances amounted to 422.930 units, i.e. 34,4% growth. Read more
96% of French people want companies to act to have the lowest possible energy consumption
Study / Assessment / Report by EDF
What do the French think of lighting management in businesses and factories? This is the question that Perfesco, the company that builds and finances energy efficiency for professionals, asked more than 9.150 people to find out how lighting management at work was understood. Read more
Infographic: weather forecast for building permits in the 1st quarter of 2022
Study / Review / Report
This infographic is based on the analysis of building permits filed in France for collective housing with more than 5 lots. Sources: Sitadel database of the Ministry of Ecological Transition and BTP Consultants. It provides an up-to-date view of trends in the French real estate development market by comparing developments in the current quarter with that of the previous year. Read more
When applying for a mortgage becomes a headache because of a mechanical blockage
After having set her sights on an apartment under construction, Camille, 31, is preparing to take out a mortgage when her broker announces to her, at the beginning of May, that the file is blocked: with the borrowing rate offered by her bank, the so-called "wear rate" would be exceeded, which is prohibited. Read more
The Senate consults local elected officials for the implementation of "zero net artificialisation"
Give the elected representatives of local authorities the floor to identify and solve the concrete application difficulties of the objective of "zero net artificialisation" of the Climate-Resilience law: this is the aim of the online consultation of local elected representatives launched by the Senate. Read more
Beyond RE2020: The State commissions the HQE-GBC Alliance to create a common frame of reference
Continuing the work carried out in the spring of 2021, the State, in a mission letter sent by Stéphanie Dupuy-Lyon, Director General of Planning, Housing and Nature at the Ministry of Ecological Transition, entrusts the Groupement d Ecological Interest (EIG), made up of the HQE-GBC France Alliance, the Effinergie Collective and the Sustainable Neighborhoods and Buildings Initiatives Collective, and the Sustainable Building Plan, the task of carrying out the work leading to the emergence of a framework common reference to go beyond RE2020. Read more
Heritage restoration companies denounce a bill that could have serious consequences for the sector
Promoted by the Institut National du Patrimoine, the bill n°4955 creating a protected title of conservator-restorer shocks the profession and worries all the players in the sector. In response to this bill, the UNAMA*, which represents craft businesses and crafts in the manufacture of furniture, is mobilizing. Read more
Tourism, transport, housing... the orphans of the Borne government
"And U.S ?" A number of portfolios such as Transport, Housing, Tourism, City, Industry, Veterans or Digital find themselves without a dedicated holder in the first government of Elisabeth Borne composed on Friday May 20, raising questions. Read more
The CNOA reaffirms to the new government its ambition to make architecture a key lever for improving the living environment of the French
News Organization by CNOA
The National Council of the Order of Architects (CNOA) congratulates Rima Abdul Malak, Minister of Culture, Amélie de Montchalin, Minister of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion, Agnès Pannier-Runacher, Minister of Energy Transition, Christophe Béchu, Minister Delegate in charge of Local Authorities for their appointment within the Borne government. Read more
10th French Cordistes Championship: 2 Days of effort and new titles of French Champions
Contest / Prize / Trophy
On stand-by for 3 years due to Covid, this meeting of the profession was eagerly awaited! 100 rope access technicians, including 5 women, from 17 companies specializing in difficult-to-access work, training, temporary and certification organizations as well as numerous partners, mobilized for these 10th French Championships. Read more
Winners of the first WinLab' Innovation Trophies, the CCCA-BTP incubator
Contest / Prize / Trophy by CCCA-BTP
Because innovation is a strategic lever and an accelerator of attractiveness, agility and performance, in order to better anticipate developments in the construction sector, the CCCA-BTP launched in November 2021 the first edition of the Innovation trophies, organized as part of its incubator and trendsetter, WinLab'. Read more
At least six dead in the collapse of a building under construction in Iran
At least six people were killed and dozens more injured or missing on Monday when a building under construction collapsed in Abadan, southwestern Iran, sources said. several sources. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
The Poujoulat group inaugurates BF 70, its largest French log production unit
News Manufacturer by Poujoulat
After the BF 36 plant in Buzançais in Indre, commissioned in 2011, and BF 42 in Noirétable in the Loire, operational since 2014, the Poujoulat Group is inaugurating in Haute-Saône, in Demangevelle, a new production site for high quality log wood fuels: BF 70. Read more
Eclisse stands out among architecture students
News Manufacturer by Eclisse France
At the end of 2020, ECLISSE signs a partnership with Archimatérial, a start-up which equips more than 32 schools of architecture in France, Belgium and Luxembourg with connected materials libraries. Installed within each establishment, the Campus Materials Library presents products from partner manufacturers on wall panels, classified by theme. Read more
Kone presents its solutions to reduce the carbon footprint of the elevator life cycle
News Manufacturer by KONE
The new regulations applicable to new buildings RE2020 now require that all building emissions be taken into account over the entire life cycle of the building, which implies taking into account the carbon footprint of lifts. Read more
Arkema finalizes the acquisition of adhesives from the American company Ashland
News Manufacturer by Arkema
The French chemical group Arkema has announced that it has finalized the acquisition of the "performance adhesives" activities of the American group Ashland, announced for 1,65 billion dollars. Read more
Isocoton, biosourced insulation made from recycled textiles
Video by Isover
Isocoton is the new responsible alternative for interior insulation, which gives your clothes a second life! This new high-performance biosourced insulation, made from locally recycled textiles, is ultra soft to the touch, comfortable to put on and made in France. Read more
Design your garden with a staircase with the Modulesca modular staircase
Video by Jouplast
The Modulesca® modular staircase is made up of modules that adjust to each other to create an exterior staircase. Once installed, the staircase can be clad in wood, ceramic or paving. In half a day and with only 2 tools (screwdriver and level), creating a staircase becomes simple. Read more
Knauf Lightboard Horizon 4 - the lighter and easier to install plasterboard
Video by Knob
Discover in pictures Knauf Lightboard Horizon 4, the 1st plasterboard that lightens your construction sites. Read more
Elcia supports the 42 Lyon Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes school
Video by Elcia
Faced with the shortage of IT developers and too few diploma courses, ELCIA is mobilizing and committed to the Lyon campus of the famous network of IT developer schools 42! Read more
Rehabilitation works of the combined sewerage collector in Clichy-la-Garenne (92)
Video by VINCI
Sogea Ile de France, a subsidiary of VINCI Construction France, is carrying out on behalf of SEVESC, a subsidiary company of the Lyonnaise Des Eaux group, the rehabilitation of the combined sewerage collector with a length of 239ml located between Clichy-la-Garenne and Asnieres-sur-Seine (Hauts-de-Seine). Read more
Dismantling of the old footbridge over the A7 in Bourg-lès-Valence
A few weeks after the removal of the old blue footbridge, let's relive in images the dismantling of this structure to make way in a few months for a new footbridge over the A7 which will now be accessible to everyone (pedestrians, cyclists , people with reduced mobility, etc.) and will be part of the official route of the ViaRhôna, a cycle route linking Lake Geneva and the Mediterranean Sea. Read more
Products and Materials
Villeroy & Boch CombiPack: The all-in-one solution for WC packs
Advertising-editorial by Villeroy & Boch
Among the many ranges of toilet bowls offered by Villeroy & Boch, discover or rediscover these famous sets that meet all types of projects. Indeed, the CombiPack is the All-in-One solution which makes it possible to find all the elements necessary for the installation of toilets in a single and unique box. Read more
Fast setting and drying fine leveling compound to correct surface irregularities
New product by PRB
A damaged floor, implementation defects on a wall, the PRB PLANILIS allows you to touch up your floors or walls very quickly so that you can install a new covering in the best possible conditions. Read more
New Wilo-Rexa MINI3-S, FIT-S and PRO-S sewage pumps for individual and collective dwellings
New range by France
The Wilo-Rexa MINI3-S, FIT-S and PRO-S lifting solutions are efficient submersible pumps, designed to avoid clogging. They are particularly reliable in single and multi-family homes, commercial and municipal applications for transporting sewage and sewage. Read more
New colors for Oknoplast joinery
Range evolution by Oknoplast
The latest trends remain with nature and essential things, which is not without impacting the design and colors of the joinery which takes advantage of it to bring itself up to date. To this end, OKNOPLAST is responding by offering new colors for its models of windows and sliding doors. Read more
Projects and Achievements
A complaint from associations for embezzlement of public funds on part of the Gare d'Austerlitz project
Three associations opposed to the future building near the Austerlitz station in Paris, which is to house the headquarters of the French Development Agency (AFD), have announced that they have filed a complaint against X for embezzlement of public funds. Read more
A skyscraper project in Toulouse challenged in court
Opponents of the construction of a building 150 meters high in the center of Toulouse questioned Friday, May 20 in court the building permit for the Tour d'Occitanie, believing that the project was not completed. Read more
Tour Triangle in Paris: investigations into suspicions of favoritism entrusted to an investigating judge
Construction site
The investigations into suspicions of favoritism in the contract for the operation of the Parc des expositions in Paris, where the construction of the very controversial Triangle Tower began, were entrusted in March to an examining magistrate, indicated Friday May 20 the financial floor. Read more
After four years of delay, the new London underground line Elizabeth Line opens
This is the end of a very long wait for thousands of Londoners, who rushed on Tuesday to the brand new underground line linking the eastern and western outskirts of London, the Elizabeth Line, launched four years late. Read more
Products of the week

Solution for drainage of foundations and buildings

Benches, benches, armchairs, tables

Lacquered aluminum underside

Caulking joint ideal for the installation in the tunnel of joinery in low consumption buildings


Universe & City



Thin acoustic underlayments for high performance insulation under floating screed

Design gas fireplace in wall or central version

Double-flow ventilation unit

Employee protection and site optimization thanks to connected objects


JC Bordelet

Brink Climate Systems France

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