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Weekly Building News
2023 - Week 09
Building permits for new housing continued to decline in January
Study / Review / Report
The number of building permits continued to decline in January, according to data published on Wednesday March 1 by the Ministry of Ecological Transition, after a peak in 2022 largely due to regulatory changes. Read more
Heat pump scams: the government promises to be "intractable"
Public finances
The government will be "absolutely intractable" with the crooks who are rampant in the market for energy renovation of housing, taking advantage in particular of aid for the installation of heat pumps, assured Thursday evening March 2 on France 2 the Minister for the Transition energy Agnès Pannier-Runacher. Read more
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The appeal of seaside properties is stronger than rising waters
Study / Review / Report
Is climate change driving down the price of beachfront homes? To date, not at all, according to a researcher, who believes that the attraction for the coast remains stronger than the risk of submersion, even for real estate threatened in the short term. Read more
Simplification of financial aid for energy renovation: the OSCAR program gives voice to craftsmen
Study / Review / Report
OSCAR, program for the optimization and simplification of CEEs for artisans and renovation professionals, presents its report [1]: "Simplification of CEEs and Ma Prime Rénov': the floor of artisans and businesses". Read more
New record for foreign investment projects in France in 2022
Study / Review / Report
In 2022, France attracted a record number of foreign investment projects and associated jobs, which, according to Business France Director Laurent Saint-Martin, shows the resilience of the national economy in a difficult context. Read more
CO2 emissions from energy set new record in 2022, but lower than expected
Study / Review / Report
Global energy-related CO2 emissions increased further in 2022, by 0,9%, to reach a new record, albeit lower than expected thanks to the boom in green energies and technologies, announced on Thursday March 2. International Energy Agency (IEA). Read more
Elisabeth Borne launches a 100 billion euro rail plan by 2040
Prime Minister Élisabeth Borne announced on Friday February 24 a plan of 100 billion euros by 2040 for rail transport, the first concretization of which will be the launch of "metropolitan RERs" in major French cities. Read more
Sobriety plan, act 2: working meeting "Large businesses and tertiary activities"
Sustainable Development
As part of Act 2 of the "energy sobriety" Plan, the Minister for Energy Transition, Agnès Pannier-Runacher and the Minister Delegate for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Trade, Crafts and Tourism, Olivia Grégoire , on 24 February brought together representatives of establishments open to the public as well as commercial and tertiary areas, in the presence of energy companies and experts. Read more
Sono Motors abandons its "Sion" solar car project
Sustainable Development
The car "Sion", self-charging with solar energy, which should have been on the roads of Europe from 2024, will not finally see the light of day, said the car manufacturer Sono Motors in a press release on Friday February 24. Read more
Senior officials are concerned about training in ecological transition that "misses the essentials"
Sustainable Development
“Historic”, the training of 25.000 state executives in ecological transition would benefit from being less focused on global warming alone and more integrating biodiversity or resource management issues, estimates Friday March 3 the network of senior officials Ivy. Read more
France and ten EU states unite to defend nuclear energy
Nuclear energy
Eleven EU countries, led by France, announced on Tuesday February 28 a strengthening of their cooperation in nuclear energy to develop "new projects", underlining the role of the atom in the decarbonization of the economy, despite fierce opposition from Germany. Read more
The Court of Auditors calls for more clarity on property taxes
Abundance of allowances, outdated rental values: faced with the complexity associated with property taxes, the Court of Auditors is pleading on Monday February 27 for greater transparency in order to facilitate the management of these by local elected officials. Read more
Macron defends his pension reform and calls on the Senate to "enrich" the text
"I would like the Senate to be able to enrich" the text on pension reform "with what it considers useful", Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday, three days before the examination of the bill by the upper house. Read more
The Paris of 2040, the subject of tough negotiations in the majority of Hidalgo
What face for the roofs of Paris, the ring road or the last wastelands? The future local urban plan (PLU) of the capital is decided at the beginning of the year between the three components of the majority of Anne Hidalgo, and blockages remain. Read more
In Château-Thierry, the "zero net artificialisation" objective is experienced as a punishment
At the edge of the Champagne vineyards, Château-Thierry (Aisne) is waking up from a long demographic decline accelerated by deindustrialisation. But the national objective of "zero net artificialisation" (ZAN) of the soil in 2050, which aims to reduce the extension of cities, is perceived there as a threat to the development of the municipality. Read more
What if the pension reform was an opportunity to strengthen the social rights of women in the building trades?
Expert opinion by CAPEB
Since January 1, 2022, the mandatory social protection currently enjoyed by collaborating spouses, represented in the vast majority by women, has lost its immutable nature. A provision of the social security financing law for 2022 has limited the exercise of this status to 5 years. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Interview with Denis Joandel, Director of JDM Expert
Interview by JDM Expert
Discover the interview of Denis Joandel, Director of JDM Expert during which we returned to the history of the French company specializing in the development of outdoor floors, its latest news and its projects for the future. Read more
An inspiring leader in carbon-free solutions, Rector is redesigning its website to better guide construction professionals
Website update by Rector
The regulatory environment and the requirements of construction players are constantly changing. To better support construction professionals in their choice of construction systems, Rector, a leading French player in precast concrete, is revamping its website. More intuitive and equipped with new sections, it offers a customer journey…  Read more
Saint-Gobain climbs on the stock market, after record results
News Manufacturer by Saint-Gobain
The action of the French building materials giant Saint-Gobain climbed more than 5% on Friday on the Paris Stock Exchange, after the publication Thursday February 23 of record financial results for the year 2022. Read more
Hydro completes acquisition of Hueck
News Manufacturer
Hydro completed the acquisition of Hueck on February 28 after receiving approval from competition authorities in Germany and Austria. The acquisition strengthens Hydro Building Systems' position in Europe and completes its market presence. Read more
The PAAL designer and process designer appoints Patrick Delalandre as Managing Director
Appointment by POLE
PAAL, designer and process engineer for aluminum joinery, has appointed its first Managing Director in 65 years of activity. A new course for PAAL. Read more
ITE 360 application: The essential tool for your insulation projects
Video by ITE-SHOP
The management of your construction sites with ease: Studies, quotes, invoices, all the commercial, technical and administrative stages of your activity combined in a single tool! Read more
Wicona - Building beyond tomorrow
Video by Wicona
Wicona's objective through this global approach to sustainable development is to halve initial CO2 emissions and emissions linked to use by 2025. As a brand of Hydro, Wicona can influence the production to the source. Read more
Jérémy Viguier - Head of Infrastructure and IT Technical Support
Video by profiles Systems
With "Les minutes Profils", set off to discover the employees of Profils Systèmes and their know-how... which make the richness of Profils Systèmes. Today, get to know Jérémy VIGUIER - Infrastructure and IT support manager -, his unfailing smile... but also his gifts as a magician. Read more
RTK.42: Virtual wall for HV lines
Video by CAD. 42
Discover the presentation video of the RTK.42 system which protects construction machinery near HV lines. Read more
Expert voice: Bills of Materials Technician
Video by Millet Group
If for you it's a rather "obscure" notion, discover in this video Julien and Olivier, both experts in their field. You will know everything about the missions and the qualities necessary to be a good BOM technician. Read more
Sluishuis: an iconic residential building to host Amsterdam IJburg
Video by AGC Glass France
Where city, countryside and water meet in Amsterdam IJburg, Sluishuis has been realized: the distinctive housing project of architectural firms Bjarke Ingels Group and Barcode Architects. Read more
Change to keep warm with the new aid from ADEME IDF & Région IDF
Video by ADEME
Make known the additional aid for the renewal of its heating with wood, fuel oil and coal in Ile-de-France, thanks to the Heating renewal fund managed by the Region and ADEME Ile-de-France. The goal? reduce air pollution, have efficient heating, reduce your energy bill, gain comfort. Read more
Skills sponsorship - Barbara Warunek and the Women's Foundation
Video by Saint-Gobain
The Women's Foundation is a structure that has existed for almost 7 years and which provides financial, legal and material support to grassroots associations working in favor of equality and the fight against violence against women in France. Read more
Products and Materials
Cegeprim Ultra by Cegecol®: a new high-filling primer before patching for difficult substrates and renovation
New product by Sika France
Always keen to increase the performance of its products, CEGECOL® (Sika Group), specialist in installation products for laying tiling and resilient floors, is launching CEGEPRIM ULTRA, its new one-component filler primer before leveling, ensuring great comfort of application on all supports. Read more
Dormakaba launches KTV Atrium Flex, the first revolving doors with direct electromagnetic propulsion
New product by Dormakaba
By combining design, light and functionality, dormakaba is constantly innovating and deploying new automatic, semi-automatic and manual revolving doors, completely glazed. Read more
AEG continues the development of its Subcompact range with three new professional tools
Range evolution by AEG
With its SUBCOMPACT range, AEG increases the power of tools and the productivity of professionals. These 3 new tools complete the already existing SUBCOMPACT range comprising: a drill-driver, an impact drill-driver, an impact driver, an impact wrench and a multi-material mini-saw. Read more
The new Wilo Professional Price Catalog is available
New catalog by France
For its 2023 edition, the Professional Price Catalog has gained in ergonomics, ease of use and has been enriched with technical data. The 2023 Accessories Catalog has also been updated. Read more
ODUC+: new version for the dimensioning of stormwater storage structures
Software update by Cerib
The latest version of ODUC+ 4.0 receives several evolutions for the dimensioning of stormwater storage structures based on the Memento Technique "Design and dimensioning of rainwater management and wastewater collection systems" from ASTEE. Read more
Projects and Achievements
The future district of La Cavalerie de Clermont-L'Hérault is underway
Gérard Bessière, Mayor of Clermont-L'Hérault, the GGL Aménagement - Hectare group, major players in the development and real estate development in France, signed on December 23 a development treaty for the La Cavalerie district in the form of a Zone of Concerted Development (ZAC). They thus lay the first stone of an ambitious project awaited for a long time. Read more
Bouygues Construction starts work on “Quai Vernets”, a new eco-district in the heart of Geneva
Construction site by Bouygues
It is a large-scale environmental project that is being born in the heart of Geneva. Losinger Marazzi, the Swiss subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, is starting the construction, on behalf of 8 investors, of the first real estate program in the canton of Geneva to have received the “site 2.000 Watts” label. Read more
Start of work on Spotlight, an independent office building of 4.000 m2, in Issy-les-Moulineaux (92)
Construction site
After a phase of demolition of an asset acquired by AG Real Estate France in 2019, work on a new building will start in January. The project is part of the urban dynamics of Issy-les-Moulineaux, an innovative city in the midst of a revival with the development of new mixed neighborhoods. Read more
Launch of two calls for creation as part of the 2023 cultural activation of the Citadel of Ajaccio
Contest / Prize / Trophy
As part of the Citadel activation program, the City of Ajaccio and the local public land development company Ametarra are launching two calls for creation for the 2023 season. Architects, design professionals, artists, visual artists, photographers, videographers… are invited to offer a unique vision of the site for the creation of temporary facilities in the moat…  Read more
In a Brazilian favela, an architecture prize for "the house of the year"
Contest / Prize / Trophy
At first glance, it's just a house like dozens of others in a Brazilian favela. But this modest 66m2 house with exposed brickwork won an international architecture prize this week. Read more
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