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2022 - Week 40
Energy sobriety plan: the government decrees a general mobilization
Sustainable development by Ministry of Ecological Transition
In a context marked by the acceleration of climate change and the war in Ukraine, France's energy transition is more than ever a priority. Our country must get out of its dependence on fossil fuels and reduce its energy consumption by 40% by 2050 in order to achieve carbon neutrality. Read more
Demand for wood pellets explodes causing prices to soar
Stéphane Chicot "is not doing too badly": he has just found ten bags of wood pellets to feed his stove, from a seller in Saint Bonnet-de-Mure, in the Rhône. "I called a lot of suppliers: either nobody has stocks, or they only supply their customers"... Read more
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In short
Climate, demographic and energy crises: how does each country redefine its priorities to build the city of tomorrow?
Study / Assessment / Report by MapRadar
According to the UN, nearly 70% of the world's population will live in cities by 2050 compared to 55% today. An architectural, economic and social challenge which, combined with the energy crisis, requires, in many countries, to rethink the way of looking at construction and designing the housing and offices of tomorrow. Read more
The number of jobs linked to renewable energies rises to 12,7 million worldwide
Study / Review / Report
A new report confirms the growth of jobs in the renewable energy sector despite numerous crises and calls for targeted industrial strategies to create stable supply chains and “good jobs”. Read more
The report "The evolution of access control: advice for connected office projects" is available
Study / Review / Report
Entitled "Evolution of access control systems: a guide for Smart Office projects", this report offers the opportunity to all players (managers, investors, operators, installers and security professionals) to study the drivers of growth in this market, such as IP control units and next-generation Bluetooth access technologies. Read more
The French economy on a tightrope this fall
The French economy should stagnate this autumn, the difficulties of energy supply and inflation are not increasing, in a context marked by "heavy threats" weighing on growth in Europe, estimates INSEE on Thursday in a note of conjuncture. Read more
A fall in house prices in Europe more and more likely, according to Moody's
The likelihood of a fall in house prices in Europe is growing, under the effect of the slowing economy and the rapid rise in interest rates, said in a note published Wednesday the rating agency Moody's. Read more
Buy the walls of your home but not the land, the BRS an anti-speculation tool
Buy an apartment or a house without owning the land and save up to 40% compared to the price of the private sector: the "real solidarity lease", says BRS, is experiencing a real craze in the midst of the housing crisis, five years after its launch. Read more
Energy renovation: speeding up the construction of condominiums
Sustainable Development
"We halved our heating bills, it's a success on all floors": thanks to the thermal renovation of his building in Paris, carried out thanks to the city's aid schemes, Jean-Gérard Robichez is a happy co-owner. Read more
The delay of wind power in France is accentuated
Renewable energy
The deployment of onshore wind power in France should further accentuate its delay this year, with the installation of new capacities well below the level necessary to meet the country's energy objectives, indicates a sector report on Tuesday. Read more
"Drastically reduce the use of concrete" in construction to save the climate
Reduce "drastically the use of concrete", favor "local materials" and generalize their "reuse": the planet must reinvent short circuits so that the building sector has less impact on the climate and better resists the effects of warming, says Lina Ghotmeh, a 42-year-old Franco-Lebanese architect. Read more
The Fnaim Chamber of Diagnosticians reacts to the new plan of the DHUP to improve the DPE
Organization News
The DHUP presented, on Wednesday 5 October, a roadmap for improving the quality of DPEs for real estate professionals. It includes 3 issues: the creation of a technical sheet which must be completed by the owners and property managers before the visit of the diagnostician; strengthening the skills of the latter by harmonizing practices with the organization of an awareness day in 2023; and finally a last issue relating to the tools of the certification bodies. Read more
The town hall of Paris renounces controversial constructions at the foot of the Eiffel Tower
The town hall of Paris has given up on the constructions planned at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in its disputed plan for the development of the surroundings of the monument, which attracts 20 million visitors each year, announced the first deputy Emmanuel Grégoire to the Sunday newspaper (JDD) . Read more
Behind the scenes of the building, October 13 and 14, 2022
Doors opened by FFB
On October 13 and 14, nearly 170 construction sites, workshops and CFA will be exceptionally open throughout France. Schoolchildren and their teachers will be able to discover behind the scenes of a construction site or attend demonstrations by professionals in the workshops. They will share the daily life of passionate men and women. Read more
Mondial du Bâtiment 2022: a successful new formula
Salon by RX France
A successful bet for the 2022 edition of the Mondial du Bâtiment! With a strong increase in the number of visitors (+15% according to the figures at 13 p.m. on Thursday October 6) and the presence of 1.720 exhibitors, including +45% new exhibitors, the 2022 edition of the Mondial du Bâtiment and the three BATIMAT exhibitions , INTERCLIMA and IDÉOBAIN established themselves for 4 days in Paris, as the place of convergence for all building sectors to address all the subjects related to the transformation of the sector and in particular the decarbonization of the act of building. Read more
RenoDays: the new housing energy renovation fair
Salon by RX France
The construction division of RX announces the creation of the 1st professional event entirely dedicated to the energy renovation of housing which will be held on October 3 and 4, 2023, at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles in Pavilion 6. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Würth on Tour: meet the pros!
News Manufacturer by Wuerth France
Proximity to professionals has always been a priority for Würth France. This is why, in addition to the 2.700 sales advisers and the network of more than 190 PROXI Shops stores, Würth France has decided to go on tour to meet its customers, in their cities, with a selection of products from the 100.000 references. Read more
Rockwool partner of One Ocean Foundation during the Sail GP
News Manufacturer by Rockwool
While the fastest yacht race in the world stopped in Saint Tropez before continuing in Cadiz in Spain, the ROCKWOOL Group looks back on its partnership with Ocean Foundation as part of the sponsorship of the SailGP team from Denmark. Read more
Schöck launches consumer video series to inspire collective awareness
News Manufacturer by Schoeck
By their invisible nature once installed, thermal bridge breakers seduce architects when they wish to adorn a construction project with facades that are perfectly thermally insulated while remaining elegant. Read more
Ondura joins Kingspan and integrates its new “Roofing and Waterproofing” division
News Manufacturer by Kingspan
The merger between Ondura and Kingspan, announced on February 18, 2022, has received the approval of the supervisory authorities. This is a key step in the formation of Kingspan's new Roofing and Waterproofing division. Read more
Zeplug raises 240 million euros and acquires Bornes Solutions
News Manufacturer
The French start-up Zeplug has announced the raising of 240 million euros from a British fund to develop on the promising market of charging stations for electric cars in buildings. Read more
Innovation Day 2022: Interview with Daniel Cadet
Video by SPIE
Discover the video interview of Daniel Cadet, Group Innovation Manager at SPIE on the occasion of Innovation Day 2022. Read more
Geothermal heating and cooling network in Nice
Video by ADEME
The creation of the Nice Méridia eco-district is one of the priority actions of the Operation of National Interest (OIN) Ecovallée. The objective of the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolis with this project: to propose a new model of development and urban planning combining economy and ecology. Read more
Construction site noise: highlighting good practices
Video by FFB
This video is intended to raise the awareness of construction site workers and site supervisors. It is part of the Quart d'heure Site noise kit, which provides essential information on the subject and recalls good practices for protecting against noise pollution. Read more
Lowara Montecchio 2022 production site visit
Video by xylem
Take part in a full tour of the Lowara production site and meet Xylem experts who will show you the products and how they work. Read more
New window PRISMATIC Oknoplast
Video by Oknoplast
Discover in video the new PRISMATIC central handle window from Oknoplast combining design, modernity and high insulation. Read more
Sika Sustainable Flat Roofs
Video by Sika France
How to meet the ambitious objectives of RE2020 in your roofing projects? RE2020 goes further than all previous regulations on the life cycle analysis of new constructions, and it is above all in the sense that it marks the beginning of a new era. Read more
Construction site of the gravity foundations of the Fécamp offshore wind farm
Video by Bouygues
Bouygues Travaux Publics, in partnership with Saipem and Boskalis, is building the foundations for the 71 wind turbines of the future Fécamp offshore wind farm. With a total capacity of around 500 MW, this offshore wind farm should produce the equivalent of the domestic electricity consumption of around 770.000 people. Read more
Ideas for your territory: Receding the coastline
Video by FNTP
The retreat of the coastline is both a natural and anthropogenic phenomenon, accentuated by climate change and the rise in sea level, as well as by the development of human activities in coastal areas. Public Works companies use their know-how to make territories more resilient to climate hazards. Read more
Products and Materials
Rheinzink-PV, Rheinzink's photovoltaic solution for standing seam roofs
New product by RHEINZINK
RHEINZINK, a global titanium zinc manufacturer, today introduces RHEINZINK-PV, a solar photovoltaic solution for installation on standing seam zinc roofs. Positioned parallel to the roof thanks to a patented bracket, RHEINZINK-PV solar panels provide an aesthetically pleasing solution from an architectural and visual point of view. Read more
Basements and buried walls: Knauf presents 2 new low-carbon and 100% validated products
New product by Knauf Danoline
Knauf is rethinking its insulation offer for basements and buried walls and meets the requirements of construction and more specifically the low carbon objective. The new range, which will be presented at Batimat (Hall 1, K66), allows continuous insulation from the facade to the floors and reduces thermal bridges. Read more
Louineau "total removal" solution for the renovation of joinery
Technical solutions by Louineau
Take advantage of MaPrimeRénov assistance to replace poorly insulated windows and reduce energy bills while benefiting from the ten-year guarantee*? Want to sleep soundly without being bothered by street noise by opting for triple glazing? Change old openings with refined versions that bathe the rooms of its new acquisition in light? Read more
Partnership between Hilti and the OPPBTP to evaluate the effects of using the HA EXO-O1 exoskeleton
Test / Trial / Certification by OPPBTP
The use of exoskeletons in the world of construction tends to develop in order to help professionals perform certain repetitive or difficult tasks, likely to cause fatigue and musculoskeletal disorders. Read more
New Mewa 2022/2023 brand catalog for PPE
New catalog by Ten
The new Mewa catalogue, dedicated to PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), has arrived. Nearly 316 pages offer professionals more than 10.000 products for workshop and business work, such as protective equipment, safety clothing, polo shirts and sports shirts. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Launch of the Pools Plan 2 in Seine-Saint-Denis
The Seine-Saint-Denis Department launched its Swimming Pool Plan 29 on Thursday, September 2, at the municipal swimming pool in Sevran. Endowed with 35 million euros, partly financed by SOLIDEO on behalf of the aquatic heritage of the JOPs, with the support of the State and the Île-de-France Region, this Plan will make it possible to accelerate until 2028 the creation of new water lines but also to continue the upgrading of aquatic equipment in the department. It was passed unanimously by the County Council. Read more
A joint school project between Clichy and Saint-Ouen adopted
It is a project that goes beyond political divisions, municipal and departmental borders and even school academies: the towns of Clichy-la-Garenne (Hauts-de-Seine) and Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis) have all two approved a plan to build a new intermunicipal school group. Read more
Development work at Châtillon-Montrouge station on the future line 15 South of the Grand Paris Express
Construction site by VINCI
Société du Grand Paris has awarded Chantiers Modernes Construction (VINCI Construction) the development work for the Châtillon-Montrouge underground station (Hauts-de-Seine). Located at the junction of the municipalities of Montrouge, Bagneux, Châtillon and Malakoff, it will welcome up to 95.000 passengers per day and will be the crossing point between line 13 of the Paris metro and the future line 15 South of the Grand Paris Express. Read more
At the Porte de la Chapelle, a brand new district but a cumbersome reputation
Apartments with a view of the Sacré-Coeur and an urban farm... in the least famous district of the capital. Welcome to the new Chapelle International housing estate, a vertical milestone in the promised "metamorphosis" of the XNUMXth arrondissement of Paris. Read more
Banque BPCE inaugurates its headquarters in two new towers in Paris
The banking group BPCE inaugurated on Wednesday September 21 two new office towers designed by the star architect Jean Nouvel and located in the south-east of Paris, near Ivry-sur-Seine, a rare event in a capital of more more reluctant to high-rise buildings. Read more
Products of the week

The robot assistant painter

Used modular building for storage

Regular natural slate in thickness and flatness for a perfect roof

18V Battery Impact Wrench

The Companions


Cupa Pizarras

Wuerth France

Entrance door Large Glazing

Oak parquet rich in contemporary geometry

Hot air recovery and distribution

Construction management software

Millet Group

Margaritelli France



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