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2023 - Week 08
Halts in real estate, fears of a slump are growing
Over one year, the prices of old real estate in the Notaires-Insee index, unveiled on Thursday February 23, increased by 4,8% in 2022. An increase which had not been so weak since 2019, before the pandemic . Read more
Controversy over the use of domestic fuel oil for heating after the remarks of a minister on France Inter
Organization News
Mr. Olivier Klein, Minister Delegate to the Minister for Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion, in charge of Cities and Housing, qualifies the use of domestic fuel oil for heating as “a crime for the planet”. The national union FF3C reacts strongly to these remarks and denounces a total ignorance of the subject. Read more
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New real estate breaks down and makes developers fear a "deep crisis"
Study / Review / Report
"It's not good at all": new construction fell to abnormally low levels at the end of 2022, making developers fear a "deep crisis". The statistics, published Friday by the Ministry of Ecological Transition, of the marketing of new housing, are cause for concern. Read more
Historic new housing crisis: faced with the emergency, professionals are calling for a "housing shield"
Study / Assessment / Report by FFB Housing Unit
After the health crisis, the materials crisis and the energy crisis, it is now official: despite the warnings issued for many months, despite sustained demand, new housing is sinking into a severe crisis, similar to that which prevailed at the end of the financial crisis of 2008-2009. Read more
For 58% of French companies, finding premises and fitting out workspaces is increasingly complicated…
Study / Review / Report
However, office spaces contribute to the success of a company for 85% of companies. The 3 major factors of complexity: teleworking for 71%, equipment for 67% and QVT measures for 62%. Read more
The situation looks less favorable for the wood market in 2023 warns the ONF
Study / Review / Report
The situation promises to be "less favorable" for the timber market this year, due to a more difficult economic situation, warned Friday, February 17 the National Forestry Office (ONF). Read more
The puzzle of thermal strainer rentals in the mountains
Study / Review / Report
On the heights of the Pyrenees, in the ski resort of Piau Engaly, almost all tourist accommodation is considered "thermal sieves" and risks being banned from renting in the years to come, which threatens the economy. local. Read more
Rental tension: tenants ready to spend even more to live in Paris
Study / Review / Report
A source of major concern, rent represents the largest item of household expenditure. It is therefore legitimate to wonder about the impact of the evolution of the share of rent in the overall household budget. An online rental and management agency, Flatlooker has conducted a study[1] along these lines in Paris. Here are the results. Read more
Country and sector risk barometer in the 4th quarter of 2022: from excessive pessimism to excessive optimism?
Study / Review / Report
The year 2023 begins with good news on the macroeconomic front. First, Europe could escape a recession which seemed to it to be promised. Efficiency gains and the slowdown in activity have enabled a sharp drop in energy prices and therefore a welcome slowdown in inflation. Read more
The agreement on the sharing of value in business is "historic", according to Bruno Le Maire
The Minister of Economy Bruno Le Maire praised Monday, February 20 the agreement reached between social partners on the sharing of value in business, described as "historic for all employees of SMEs". Read more
The French economy returned to growth in the middle of the first quarter of 2023, according to the PMI Flash index
The French economy returned to growth in February thanks to services, after three months of decline, according to the provisional PMI index for this month published Tuesday, February 21 by the agency S&P Global, which measures the activity of the private sector. Read more
The rise in prices of old real estate slows in the 4th quarter, to 4,8% over one year
The rise in prices for old real estate slowed markedly in the 4th quarter of 2022, according to the Notaires-Insee index published on Thursday February 23, with an increase of 4,8% over one year. Read more
The government announces 12 million euros in subsidies to encourage the opening of rural businesses
Public finances
The government announced on Wednesday February 22 that it was launching a plan to help set up businesses in villages that do not have them, with an overall envelope of 12 million euros over 2023 to support a project of up to 80.000 euros for a physical trade and 20.000 euros for an itinerant trade. Read more
Electrical terminals are installed along highways
Sustainable Development
Thirty-two ultra-fast terminals to recharge your electric car on the A1: French motorways are catching up by multiplying the openings of stations, with terminal operators in ambush. Read more
The decentralization of housing policies and energy renovation at the heart of FOPH's proposals
Organization News
The Federation of DPOs held a press videoconference on Wednesday February 15, 2023, to present its proposals, drawn up within the framework of the National Council for Refoundation (CNR) dedicated to Housing. Read more
In the Channel Tunnel, a very private road for maintenance operations
It is one of the longest road tunnels in the world: 50 km of a narrow roadway, where you only cross with care. Reserved for Eurotunnel employees, it allows you to travel from France to England. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Conclusion of the Schöck video saga: the homogeneity of the building envelope under the spotlight
Advertising-editorial by Schöck
Schöck closes its video saga with two most captivating last seasons. After highlighting the failings (or limits) of housing construction in France and the economic impacts of an uneven envelope, it is to the health consequences that Schöck dedicates its third season. Read more
Angélique Longeray, Managing Director of Somfy France, is elected Vice-President of IGNES
Appointment by Somfy
The Management Committee of IGNES - the Alliance of manufacturers of electrical and digital building solutions - has elected Angélique Longeray, Managing Director of Somfy France, as Vice-Chairman, following the retirement of Pascal Le Roux ( Vice President at CDVI). Read more
Hirsch Insulation and Kompozite join forces to distribute the individual carbon data of nearly 1.000 insulators
News Manufacturer by Hirsch Insulation
Since January 1, 2022, RE2020 has come into force in France and requires designers and builders of new buildings to optimize the carbon footprint of their projects. The regulations also provide for thresholds not to be exceeded, with a decarbonization trajectory of -35% over the next 10 years. Read more
Holcim France announces the acquisition of Chrono Chape, the leading independent French company in the market for fluid screeds in mobile plants
News Manufacturer
This acquisition strengthens Holcim's leading position in the French screed market. Significant synergies with Holcim's subsidiaries, in particular PRB and Cantillana, will be able to be deployed to better serve the French market. Holcim France will thus accelerate the development and availability of its low-carbon screed products in this dynamic market. Read more
A look back at Procore Technologies' annual innovation summit
Developer News by Procore
Procore Technologies recently held its second annual Innovation Summit, where industry experts and Procore product leaders presented a number of new announcements, including Procore Asset Management, Procore Document Management and the Procore Report. State of the World's Preconstruction, a new sector report published by the IMF in partnership with Procore. Read more
How to maintain an Atlantic humidity sensitive air inlet?
Video by Atlantic
In this video, you will discover how to effectively maintain a humidity sensitive air inlet. This is an important step to ensure the proper functioning of your humidity-controlled CMV, good indoor air quality and increased longevity of your installation. Read more
The French Building Federation in 2022
Video by FFB
Retrospective 2022: Employment, markets, innovation, construction conference, 24 hours of building, Worldskills... Discover in pictures the results of this year of commitment and the victories of the FFB - French Building Federation. Read more
Sika Training Center - Installation of Sikaplan and Sarnafil synthetic membranes
Video by Sika France
The Sika Sarnafil accompaniment is also its 2 pose schools. To implement our Sikaplan and Sarnafil sealing solutions, the installation work must be carried out by companies whose personnel are trained and approved by Sika France. Read more
How to repair an industrial floor?
Video by Weaver
Discover with Weber how to repair an industrial floor, step by step. The Weber products used in the video are weberep sol, floor repair mortar and weber latex, latex-based adhesive resin. Read more
Meet the companions - Leonardo, Bancheurs
Video by VINCI
Leonardo Correia, Formworker-Bancheur at SOGEA BRETAGNE BTP, takes us on a daily basis on the construction site of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Rennes. Companion 2nd level at 22 years old, he has not stopped progressing since he joined VInci as an apprentice 8 years ago. Read more
Sustainable development Rehau
Video by REHAU
REHAU takes responsibility. So that PVC becomes sustainable. So that your windows cross the generations. Thanks to a circular economy loop. REHAU collects old windows itself, recycles the materials and uses them to build the windows of tomorrow. Read more
Positive Outre-Mer: Wood for electricity
Video by ADEME
In Martinique, wood is used to produce electricity. This biomass energy activity is produced in particular from hedge trimming, and brings together many Martinican players. Read more
Lafarge is mobilizing all of its businesses for the extension of the port of Port-la-nouvelle
Video by Lafarge
Lafarge has developed a local, comprehensive and resource-saving solution for supplying the site with construction materials, in collaboration with the builder Bouygues TP: use of the Lafarge cement plant quarry to supply rockfill, supply of technical cements and low carbon, and installation of a site concrete plant to produce accropodes (dike protection blocks). Read more
Products and Materials
Ultra-efficient technology against limescale with guaranteed results
Advertising-editorial by Expertima Technologies
EXPERTIMA Technologies, is the only French industrial company with own capital, designer-manufacturer of ecological water treatment devices, without salt, without electricity and without magnet. Its know-how is a guarantee of quality in water engineering, sanitary engineering and thermo-hydraulic processes. Read more
Edilteco® France publishes a charter for the proper use of flooring and facade insulation ranges
Guide / Advice / Tutorial by Edilteco France
EDILTECO® France begins the year 2023 under the sign of advice and support. The company, which makes it a point of honor to design quality products and solutions and whose good design and performance are certified, intends to advise, warn and support its customers in the best practices and uses to adopt. Read more
Homematic IP launches switch module for brand switches
New product by Homematic IP
The switch module for brand switches allows the integration of existing light switches into the Homematic IP smart home. Read more
New SMP-300 from Griffon, an elastic waterproof and airtight coating
New product by Griffon France
Expert in assembly, gluing and sealing systems dedicated to professionals, Griffon is launching the new SMP-300: a flexible covering with permanent elasticity greater than 250% thanks to an exclusive technology. Read more
Isonat launches the Flex Contact range, a new generation of bio-sourced wood fiber insulation panels
New range by Isonate
Fruit of Isonat's Research and Development, the FLEX CONTACT range, 100% designed and manufactured in France, benefits from a new manufacturing technology that improves the handling, cutting and installation of FLEX 40 and FLEX 55 panels. Significantly reducing dust emissions, this unique range meets the number one constraint for installers when installing wood fiber products inside buildings. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Issy Cœur de ville, the new neighborhood project in Issy-les-Moulineaux
Project by Valode & Pistre
This project for a new district is designed to meet the most deeply rooted aspirations of today's society, and first and foremost that of a renewed relationship with the natural environment. Read more
EDF ENR is building the largest self-consumption park in France for Sodebo
Project by EDF
By 2024, Sodebo will install 95.000 m2 of photovoltaic panels on its unique site located in Saint-Georges-de-Montaigu in Vendée. This ambitious project will allow the French family business, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, to produce part of its electricity and thus develop its energy autonomy. Read more
Studio REV designs a new architectural identity with Daniel Del Core
Studio REV works closely with Daniel Del Core to design the new architectural identity of their concept stores around the world. With its harmony of contrasts, its unique grammar of materials and colors, the London boutique is an immersive foray into Del Core's culture: a digital landscape made real by preciousness and wonder. Read more
The mobile architectural office agency delivers a wooden structure building in Paris 10ᵉ, on behalf of the RIVP
The site is at the crossroads of three characteristic Parisian urban situations not far from the Canal Saint-Martin: rue Robert Blache, punctuated by small suburban buildings in white plaster, with discreet moldings, rue du Terrage. Read more
Scalable and transformable housing signed AIR, delivered to Malakoff
A stone's throw from the Malakoff-Etienne Dolet metro station, Stylea, a 33-unit building blends into its context with harmony and ingenuity. Read more
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