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2022 - Week 36
DPE and real estate diagnoses: the DGCCRF points to anomalies that are still too frequent
Study / Review / Report
A survey by the DGCCRF dated September 2 and aimed at verifying the information transmitted to buyers and/or tenants and controlling the professional skills of the diagnosticians revealed a lack of professionalism on the part of certain real estate diagnostic players. Read more
Renovation and passive construction, a solution to the energy crisis
Sustainable Development
In the building sector, there is a solution that makes it possible to achieve maximum energy sobriety without loss of comfort. Renovation and passive construction allow an effective ecological transition while fighting against energy poverty. Read more
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Exclusive: Joseph Pascual, President of the Superior Council of the Order of Expert Surveyors, analyzes the leading judgment of the Court of Cassation of June 29, 2022
On June 29, the Court of Cassation rendered a judgment confirming that the co-owner is not a sub-owner as well as the legitimacy of the monopoly of expert surveyors on the plans annexed to the deeds of co-ownership. We took stock of this decree with Joseph Pascual, President of the Superior Council of the Order of Surveyors. Read more
Building artisans very worried about 2023
Study / Review / Report
The Confederation of Building Craftsmen (Capeb) recorded a 3% increase in activity in the sector in the second quarter, but said it was "very concerned" about inflation and supply difficulties. Read more
Qualitative study of the heat pump market carried out by Observ'ER
Study / Review / Report
After a quantitative study published last May on the 2021 market for individual heat pumps, Observ'ER completes its approach with a qualitative component based on interviews with professionals in the sector. Read more
The window market in France has grown by 12,5% ​​in volume in two years
Study / Assessment / Report by UFME
Faithful to its commitments of proximity and support to its members, the Union of Manufacturers of MEnuiseries (UFME) presented to them the latest study of the "French window market 2021"* conducted by the Cabinet Prospection & Prospection between March and July 2022, on behalf of the professional organizations SNFA, UMB-FFB, UFME, with the financial support of CODIFAB. Read more
The Court of Auditors wants to get rid of old PELs, which are overpaid
Small gold mines for savers who subscribed to them before 2011, the old housing savings plans (PEL) are in the sights of the Court of Auditors which asked Monday, September 5 that their remuneration be reduced taking into account its cost for the state and the banks. Read more
The rise in prices in old real estate slows down in the 2nd quarter
The landing? After exploding during the pandemic, old property prices in France began to slow in the second quarter, according to the benchmark index published on Tuesday September 6 by notaries, a trend set to continue. Read more
Social landlords will miss their construction targets
The objective set by the State and social landlords of 250.000 new social housing units between 2020 and 2022 will not be achieved, warns a study by the Banque des Territoires published on Tuesday 6 September. Read more
Photovoltaic electricity production breaks a record in the EU, allowing to reduce the import of gas
Renewable energy
Photovoltaic solar panels supplied 12% of its electricity to the European Union this summer, a record level which allowed the continent to avoid importing 20 billion m3 of gas for a potential price of 29 billion euros, says a report from think-tank Ember released Thursday, September 8. Read more
The "dark stores" are indeed warehouses, slices the government
The "dark stores", these premises where everyday products are stored which can be ordered on the internet and delivered in a few minutes at home, are warehouses, ruled the government on Tuesday, September 6, a decision which can have serious consequences for the emerging sector of "quick commerce". Read more
Environmentalists sharply criticize Anne Hidalgo and her very disappointing management of Paris
Ecologists, allies of the mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo reinforced by the rallying of elected Generation.s, did not retain their criticism of the elected socialist Wednesday, September 7, after a back-to-school seminar on finances municipal authorities deemed "very disappointing". Read more
In Rennes, an eco-district at the cutting edge against heat domes
Renowned for its temperate climate but caught up in global warming, Rennes is betting on islands of freshness and greenery to make heat episodes more bearable, like its eco-district of La Courrouze. Read more
A Czech billionaire buys a Louis XVI castle in Essonne
It is an 35th century building, surrounded by a XNUMX-hectare park, nestled in a discreet commune in the Parisian suburbs: the Château du Marais, a "little Versailles" located in Val-Saint-Germain in Essonne was bought by Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky. Read more
The number of apprentices trained in crafts reached a level not seen since 2010
The new edition of the ISM-MAAF barometer reveals the figures for apprenticeship in crafts for the 2020-2021 school year. During this period, craft businesses with less than 20 employees welcomed and trained nearly 176.000 apprentices, a figure up 14% compared to the previous year. Read more
Architecture, ecology, heritage: Charles' passions
From architecture to restoring homes in Transylvania, Charles had varied passions to occupy seven decades waiting to ascend the throne. If his defense of ecology, after having aroused ridicule, is now seen as avant-garde, his tendency to put forward his personal opinions has sometimes raised eyebrows. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Vicat's sales increase in the 1st half, but profits are weighed down by energy costs
News Manufacturer by Vicat
The French cement manufacturer Vicat saw its turnover increase by 12,5% ​​in the first half of 2022, but its net profit fell by 16,8% due to "high inflation in energy costs", linked in particular to the war in Ukraine. Read more
Saint-Gobain to sell its crystals and detectors business
News Manufacturer by Saint-Gobain
The French building materials group Saint-Gobain announced Thursday, September 1, its intention to sell its "Crystals and detectors" activity, which notably includes radiation detection solutions for medical imaging and nuclear safety. Read more
Wienerberger shows strong growth in the first half of 2022
News Manufacturer by Wienerberger
Following the business update published on July 1, 2022, Wienerberger presents the final results for the first half of 2022. In the second quarter, the company again saw strong demand, with full order books in all regions and divisions, with each production site running at full capacity. Read more
Imerys boosts its sales thanks to the rise in prices
News Manufacturer by Imerys
The group of minerals and materials for industry Imerys recorded record sales of 2,56 billion euros in the first half, thanks in particular to the rise in the price of raw materials and despite a slight drop in its volume of sales. Read more
Arkema raises its forecasts, despite falling net profit
News Manufacturer by Arkema
With a growing turnover and able to increase its prices, the French chemical group Arkema has raised its forecasts for the year 2022, despite an "uncertain economic environment" and a net profit down 23% in the first half of 2022. Read more
Effortless Loosening: New 18V M-Cube Battery Impact Wrench
Video by Wuerth France
Discover in video the new 18V M-Cube battery impact wrench equipped with Li-ion battery technology for Würth machines. Read more
How to add a light or socket circuit breaker in an electrical panel?
Video by Legrand
How to add a light or socket circuit breaker in an electrical panel? Discover in this Legrand tutorial how to install a Legrand lighting circuit breaker or socket in an electrical panel. Read more
SOS inspection with the Cat Inspect app
Video by Caterpillar
With the Inspection SOS section of the Cat Inspect app, the service technician can quickly enter equipment information, identify compartment and fluid information, and easily match the sample to the correct compartment by simply scanning the code QR of the label on the bottle. This video shows how to enter and ship samples with Cat Inspect 4.0 Read more
Introducing Fakro's LMS scissor stairs
Video by fakro
In this video, discover the assembly instructions for the LMS scissor stairs from FAKRO. Read more
CSTB professions - Research & Expertise Engineer
Video by CSTB
The CSTB (Scientific and Technical Center for Building) invites us to discover in video the profession of Research & Expertise Engineer. Read more
The opinion of Valérie and Jean-Luc on the Sika Boom-528 All in one
Video by Sika France
Find in this video the opinion of Valérie and Jean-Luc on the Sika Boom®-528 All in one. This sprayable expanding polyurethane foam insulates against cold and drafts, fills all cavities, caulks and wedges indoors and outdoors. Read more
Calepin - Natural smoke extraction
Video by FFB
The news reminds us that fires are a scourge causing drama. Smoke extraction is one of the essential devices in France for fighting fires in buildings. Its purpose is to extract, at the start of a fire, part of the smoke and combustion gases and to keep the routes intended for the evacuation of people passable. Read more
Iveco Topcare: Your peace of mind, Iveco's priority
Video by Iveco
It is not simply what one says, but above all the way of saying it. And if Iveco offers you a Premium assistance service, it's normal that its call center agents are coached by one of the best, isn't it? Read more
Products and Materials
Envisioneer Architecture 16, fast, simple and intuitive 3D BIM CAD software from A.Doc unveiled at Batimat
Software update by A.Doc
Exhibiting at BATIMAT 2022, Hall 1 - Stand D050, A.DOC presents a preview of a new major and optimized version of its “star” 3D architecture BIM software, which is fast, simple and intuitive. Read more
Cem'in'Eu announces the marketing of a low-carbon cement
New product
Cem'In'Eu is developing a new low-carbon cement based on pozzolan, a natural raw material extracted locally. Read more
Largest ever-built dynamic glass panels unveiled by Eyrise at Glasstec in Düsseldorf
New product
Eyrise will be showcasing the largest dynamic liquid crystal glass panels ever built, at the 'Glass Technology Live' area of ​​the Glasstec international exhibition, to be held in Dusseldorf, Germany on September 22-23. Read more
Fenix® presents X-Kin™, an innovative new wallcovering
New product
FENIX® presents X-KIN™, the innovative wallcovering that opens up new perspectives in the world of interior design. Read more
Thermor launches Kenya 4, a new soft heat radiator
Evolution produced by Thermor
The historic French brand of electric radiators Thermor has been offering its new model since June 1: Kenya 4. Connected, elegant, designed to provide gentle and enveloping heat throughout the room thanks to a cast iron heating body, the new model Kenya 4 brings many evolutions compared to its predecessor the Kenya 3. Read more
Projects and Achievements
A Kebony wood deck surrounds a pool with views of the Texas hills
Realization by Kebony
Peached Casita is a luxurious little house with a bohemian spirit, located in the hills of Texas. Available for rent, it offers its visitors a bubble of calm and tranquility, enhanced by its swimming pool with a view surrounded by a Kebony wooden terrace. Read more
In Alsace, a "solar house" in response to the climate emergency
"The architect is the sun": in Cosswiller (Bas-Rhin), the Heliodome, an economical house resembling a huge glass and wood spinning top, draws its energy from the race of the star to bring an architectural response to the climate emergency. Read more
High-end wooden ceilings and cladding for the renovation of several Halls at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport
Realization by Hunter Douglas
Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, one of the world's largest airports in terms of traffic, has seen several of its halls transformed. The manufacturer Hunter Douglas Architectural was able to participate in two of these projects, delivering architectural ceilings as well as wooden wall coverings. Read more
Canopy on the ground floor covered with a white Alucobond Plus skin for the Eria Tower in La Défense
Realization by Acodi
The ERIA tower, 55 m high over 13 floors, brings together 25.000 m² of offices and 5.000 m² of shops in La Défense. Read more
The connect campus and its landscaped park are developed on a site of more than 2 hectares
GA Smart Building launched work in May 2020 on a new building complex with office buildings and a service building for Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, in Illkirch-Graffenstaden (67). Read more
Products of the week

Bioclimatic pergola with retractable roof

Exceptional natural slate for the renovation of roofs in protected areas

Pre-weathered zinc for roofs, facades and rainwater drainage in zinc

Bucket crusher for on-site processing of inert materials

KE France

Cupa Pizarras


MB Crusher

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

Sliding door frame without paneling

Design door handles black or white finish

Employee protection and site optimization thanks to connected objects


Eclisse France


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