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Weekly Building News
2023 - Week 07
Recruitment and compensation trends in the construction industry
Study / Review / Report
Since the shutdown in the second quarter of 2, the construction industry has been facing persistent economic difficulties. The increase in the price of materials linked to COVID and the extension of construction deadlines had weakened the sector in 2020, which is now faced with rising energy prices since the start of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Read more
National Buildings Database: an identity sheet for each building to follow the evolution of the existing stock and help with its renovation
Study / Assessment / Report by CSTB
On February 14, Nadia Bouyer, president of the Profeel program, Etienne Crépon, president of the Center Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB) and Philippe Estingoy, general manager of the Agence Qualité Construction (AQC), presented the National Database of Buildings (BDNB®) and shared feedback from the first users. Read more
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In short
The 10 global real estate trends for 2023 according to Avison Young
Study / Review / Report
Avison Young releases its 10 Global Trends for 2023 – examining the key themes and emerging directions influencing real estate around the world. Read more
The French & renewable energies: what prospects in the face of the crisis?
Study / Review / Report
Qualit'EnR, the qualification organization dedicated to renewable energies in buildings, published on February 15 the 12th edition of the barometer "The French and renewable energies: what prospects in the face of the crisis?" », in partnership with the OpinionWay institute. Read more
The Profeel Program begins its second phase with Restore for a global and efficient renovation of the individual house
Study / Review / Report
After 3 years of work, the Renostandard project, led by the Scientific and Technical Center for Building (CSTB), continues and becomes Restore as part of the 2nd phase of the Profeel program. Read more
Worried about their purchasing power, the French take out fewer loans, according to a study
Study / Review / Report
Faced with concerns about their purchasing power, fewer and fewer French people have a loan and plan to take out one soon, according to a study published on Tuesday February 14 by the French Banking Federation and the French Association of financial companies. Read more
A majority agreement between employers and unions is emerging on corporate profit sharing
The negotiators of French employers and five unions presented Friday, February 10 a series of proposals to simplify and broaden the sharing of profits to employees, especially in smaller companies, several unions saying they are in favor. Read more
Launch of a consultation on the decentralization of the housing policy
The government on Tuesday launched a consultation with associations of local elected officials on a "new stage of decentralization of the housing policy" in order to fight against poor housing and better meet local needs. Read more
The Mayor and Klein are putting in place a financial shield to support social landlords in order to amplify their efforts to build and renovate social housing
Housing by Ministry of Territorial Cohesion
Social landlords are called upon to continue their investment over the next few years, in order to finance the construction of new housing but also to accelerate the renovation of the housing stock and to meet the national objectives of ecological transition. Read more
Housing crisis: PS deputies propose an anti-Airbnb text
Socialist deputies have tabled a bill to combat the "tax niche" of platforms like Airbnb, accused of accentuating the "housing crisis in tourist areas", they announced on Tuesday February 14. Read more
Urban planners and their "quarter-hour city", new targets of post-Covid conspiracy
The "Quarter-hour city", this fashionable concept which promotes the renovation of urban centers where essential journeys would not exceed fifteen minutes, recently entered the sights of post-Covid conspirators, who denounce alleged experiments of " climatic confinements". Read more
"Zero net artificialisation": Renaissance deputies want better support for municipalities
The Renaissance deputies presented on Wednesday February 15 a bill for better support for local elected officials, faced with the objectives of "zero net artificialisation (ZAN)" of the soil by 2050, which concerns them. Read more
More solar energy in France but with which panels?
Renewable energy
Solar panels on car parks, in fields and on all roofs: this is France's new objective, but who will manufacture them? In France and in Europe, factories have been crushed by intense international competition, today Chinese, tomorrow perhaps American. Read more
More than 4 billion euros in profit for Vinci, the French construction and highways giant
Company News by VINCI
The French construction giant Vinci earned a net profit of 2022 billion euros in 4,26, up 64%, half of which was achieved thanks to the motorways, but also driven by construction or energies. Read more
Pensions: first setback of the government in the Assembly, despite overtures from Borne
The government suffered a first major setback in the Assembly on the pension reform on Tuesday evening February 14 with the rejection of the article establishing an index of seniors, while Elisabeth Borne had just unveiled new concessions to the Republicans on the long careers. Read more
Death at 91 of the architect Adrien Fainsilber, author of the Geode
The French architect and urban planner Adrien Fainsilber, author of the Cité des sciences in Paris and the Geode, died on Saturday at the age of 91, his family announced on Monday February 13 to AFP. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Need a Psi: the Psi calculator developed by Rector Lesage, gets a makeover
Advertising-editorial by Rector
The web application Needdunpsi.fr dedicated to calculating the thermal performance of Rector floors has been completely redesigned to anticipate the transformation of buildings from their design and reduce their environmental impact. Read more
Würth, major partner of the alpine ski world
News Manufacturer by Wuerth France
From February 6 to 19, 2023, the Alpine Skiing World Championships take place in Courchevel and Méribel. A long-awaited international event on French soil after more than 14 years of absence: indeed, the last Worlds organized in France took place in Val d'Isère in 2009. Read more
Technima strengthens its presence and scope in the technical sprays sector
News Manufacturer by Technical
TECHNIMA, a family group headed by Thibault de Maillard, continues its expansion with the integration of the SOLKEM group of companies. The SOLKEM group produces and distributes a wide range of chemical products for professional and domestic use under the FAREN brand: cleaning products and products for industrial processes, but also cleaning products, disinfectants, hand washing gel, glues and protective and surface treatment. Read more
Building on sustained growth in 2022, Frans Bonhomme is accelerating its transformation
Distributor News
The Group is moving from a territorial model to a commercial and operational model allowing it to be more efficient in serving its customers. Objective: 100% satisfaction by providing everyone with the right product in the right place, with the best service. Read more
Elcia confirms its place among the best software publishers in France
Developer News by Elcia
The 2022 editions of the Truffle100 and the Top250 (the two benchmark rankings in the field of French software publishing) have delivered their verdict! Once again this year, the software publisher for carpenters joins forces with the biggest names in French software publishers. Read more
Installation of the covering beams of the omnisport center in Clichy-la-Garenne
Video by VINCI
Sogea Picardie and Sogea Caroni (subsidiaries of VINCI Construction) are building, on behalf of CITALLIOS, an omnisports and cultural building as well as a public car park in the town of Clichy-la-Garenne. Read more
AI at the service of construction - Online conference by Sihem Amokrane, Man and Machine
Video by Man and machine
Replay of the online conference: Artificial intelligence at the heart of construction. Architects, design offices and construction professionals: How can AI and generative design improve your daily work? Read more
Introducing the Styl Graphic entry door range from Gimm
Video by GIMM Carpentry
Discover the range of Styl Graphic aluminum entrance doors from the Gimm brand, the different existing models, and the customization options. Sagita, Pavo, Dorado, Tucana... The Styl Graphic range lists 13 models of entrance doors that combine many advantages. Read more
Safety at Algeco France
Video by Algeco
For Algeco, safety is a priority at all times. Find out what protocols this manufacturer has in place in this video clip. Read more
What are the MaPrimeRenov' premium amounts?
Video by hello
In this video, Diane from Hellio details how the amount of MaPrimeRénov' is calculated: a public program piloted by the National Agency for Housing (Anah), which aims to help individuals subsidize energy renovation work in their accommodation. Read more
Esdec: a certified system solution for photovoltaic installations partner of Eternit
Discover the essentials of installing photovoltaic panels on Eternit corrugated sheets, thanks to the solution of its partner Esdec. Since 2004, Esdec has been supplying mounting systems for photovoltaic installations. Read more
Discover the first images of the line 18 metro
With Île-de-France Mobilités and Alstom France, the Société du Grand Paris is unveiling the future trains for line 18. Fast, energy-efficient, automatic, comfortable and air-conditioned, they have been designed for all travellers. Read more
ClickFit EVO: photovoltaic fastening solution for corrugated fiber cement sheets
Discover the ClickFit EVO mounting solution by Esdec. A brand created by installers for installers, the Clickfit EVO solution is compatible with the installation of photovoltaic panels on Eternit corrugated fiber cement sheets. Read more
Products and Materials
Order a sample of the new Knauf biobased insulation
Advertising-editorial by Knauf Danoline
You are architects, prescribers and you are looking for a biosourced insulation? Order a free sample of the new Knauf vegetable fiber insulation. Read more
8 new nature-inspired colors to complete the Dickson Woven Flooring collection
Range evolution by Dickson
At the start of the year, Dickson-Constant, the French flagship in technical textiles, is supplementing its flagship Dickson Woven Flooring range with 8 new colors that meet the requirements of high traffic areas in terms of functionality and durability. Read more
Beige and Anthracite: 2 new colors for the Poly Max Fix & Seal Express
Evolution produced by Griffon France
The characteristics and performance of the Poly Max Fix & Seal Express Griffon explain its success with professionals. Multifunctional, this ultra-powerful glue, which also serves as a sealant, has a very high elasticity. Read more
LS Touch: a switch-sized digital touchscreen
New product by Jung
One device for 32 functions: LS TOUCH combines the intuitive operation of KNX functions for smart home controls with visualization and design diversity from JUNG. Read more
New banisters from GIMM Menuiseries and Les Menuiseries Françaises
New product by GIMM Carpentry
GIMM Menuiseries and Les Menuiseries Françaises offer two new ramps to modernize your stairs and define the design of a room. Always on the lookout for trends, these two models of stair railings will know how to energize interiors. The warmth of wood with CLAUSTRA, and the contemporary combination of wood and glass for the RAMPE CLARTÉ BOIS model will meet all expectations. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Notre-Dame-des-Neiges, the project of discord in the heart of the Ardèche mountains
The spectacular expansion projects of a traditionalist Catholic community divide the small Ardèche village of Saint-Pierre-de-Colombier, even before the courts. Read more
The National Archaeological Museum of Athens is to be completely renovated
The National Archaeological Museum of Athens, the largest in Greece and one of the most important of its kind in the world, will undergo a complete renovation which should last four years, officials said on Wednesday (February 15th). Read more
Bamboo for more sustainable footbridges in Strasbourg
Faced with degradation of the decks of its pedestrian footbridges faster than projected by its initiators, the Eurometropolis of Strasbourg has implemented a new material: MOSO® Bamboo X-treme® bamboo. After more than 2 years of installation, the results observed argue for the definitive adoption of this material with its almost non-existent environmental impact and unequaled mechanical characteristics. Read more
A modest ranch transforms into a bright modernist house
Realization by Kebony
Construction work has just been completed on this 1950s ranch house project, designed by Michael Goorevich. It was named “Two-Faced House” because of its two distinct sides: the front, a tribute to the classic ranch; and the rear, with a contemporary modern aesthetic. Read more
Active roofs: two expert Foamglas solutions insulate the parking lot of the Allonzier-la-Caille Medical Center (74)
Realization by Foamglass
Flat roofs of industrial and administrative complexes, shopping centers or apartment buildings are increasingly used as parking areas. However, for this type of roof, protection against infiltration is crucial. Read more
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