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Weekly Building News
2023 - Week 14
Real estate credit: Bercy opens the door to a relaxation of the rules
After the usury rate, a new battle is brewing around the rules conditioning access to credit. And once again, the banks have just scored a point, Bercy having announced that it is considering easing for the month of June. Read more
Construction: in the south of France, earth to protect against the heat
At La Colle-sur-Loup near Nice, the thermometer climbs to 40 degrees on summer afternoons. But Michel Daniel is sure that his prefabricated houses in wooden panels filled with earth concrete, a first, will do without air conditioning. Read more
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Concrete tries to molt to survive global warming
Study / Review / Report
Remove concrete from the planet or produce it differently? The construction giants are embarking on all-out experiments to reduce the carbon footprint of the building, which accounts for nearly 40% of global CO2 emissions, and a quarter in France. Read more
How will the power of AI also revolutionize the construction sector?
Study / Review / Report
Highlighting the indicators of inefficiency in current construction methods to improve site performance, this is the objective that Buildots has set itself for this unique study on the building market. Read more
How to finance the energy renovation of local authority buildings?
Study / Review / Report
On March 30, the AFL published an unprecedented study devoted to the energy renovation of buildings owned by local authorities. This study presents the challenges of this major aspect of the ecological transition, as well as the obstacles too often encountered by communities. Read more
How do the French want to live, work and consume in the future?
Study / Review / Report
CBRE, world leader in business real estate consulting, unveils the results of an exclusive survey conducted among 20.000 people worldwide (more than 1.000 in France) from baby boomers to Generation Z, with the aim of determining the how we will live, work and consume in the coming years. Read more
2022, a dark year for the garden
Study / Review / Report
On March 23, the Promojardin-Prom'animal association presented its members with the 2022 report on the garden market. Between inflation, intense drought and a return to normal life, the year has been like an obstacle course for garden professionals. Sales fell 6% to 8,5 billion euros. Although the drop is marked, activity remains well above its pre-pandemic level. Read more
The Banque de France reserved on a relaxation of the conditions for obtaining a mortgage
The Banque de France estimates in a note that a relaxation of the current conditions for granting mortgages, which Bercy is considering, “would risk pushing many households into situations of over-indebtedness”. Read more
With bills out of control, pretty condominiums are failing
In Seine-Saint-Denis, charming residences give way in turn. Excluded from the tariff shield, their middle-class owners can no longer pay electricity bills, at the risk of adding their building to the list of insolvent and degraded condominiums of the department. Read more
Climate, decarbonization: industry facing the challenge of its electrification
Sustainable Development
The hunt for CO2 in heavy industry amounts to replacing coal-fired ovens with electric ones and electrifying other factories, which puts the operator of the French electricity network RTE under high tension for years to come. Read more
More than six in ten small bosses oppose pension reform, poll finds
More than six out of ten leaders of very small businesses (VSEs) take a dim view of the government's pension reform and are wary of its economic actions, in a context of high pessimism, according to a Fiducial-Ifop poll published Thursday, April 6 . Read more
Anti-squats text: new green light from the National Assembly
The National Assembly voted once again on Tuesday April 4 the bill of the presidential majority against squats, a text which worries the left and associations fighting against poor housing. Read more
A hundred engineering students reinvent the Eiffel Tower site for the 2024 Olympic Games
Contest / Prize / Trophy
The Order of Expert Surveyors (OGE) brought together more than a hundred first-year students from engineering schools training in the profession of expert surveyor for its fourth edition of the eXpert game, in digital form from 6 to March 9, then in Paris on March 30 for the final phase. The students were invited to slip into the shoes of an expert surveyor to reinvent the Eiffel Tower site for the 2024 Olympic Games. An ambitious challenge that was won by INSA Strasbourg! Read more
The government is strengthening the training of energy performance diagnosticians (DPE)
The Minister Delegate for Cities and Housing Olivier Klein announced on Tuesday April 4 the strengthening of initial and continuous training for technicians who carry out the Energy Performance Diagnosis (EPD) of buildings, as well as controls. Read more
Lafarge was "infiltrated" in Syria "by the French services", according to a former CEO
The ex-CEO of Lafarge Bruno Lafont, indicted in the judicial investigation into the activities of the cement group until 2014 in Syria, accuses in an interview with Liberation on Friday March 31 "the French services" of having "infiltrated "the group on site at the time. Read more
A residential building collapses in Marseille, 5 injured and the fear of other victims
A four-storey apartment building collapsed in the center of Marseille in the night from Saturday to Sunday, causing at least five injuries according to a report which remains "very" provisional, warn the authorities. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Cem'In'Eu ends the year 2022 in line with its objectives and aims for a production of 400.000 tons of cement in 2023
News Manufacturer
At the start of 2023, Cem'In'Eu is entering its fifth year of activity with the successive openings of Aliénor Ciments (Tonneins) in 2018 and Rhône Ciments (Portes-lès-Valence) in 2021. Read more
Hager Group aims to become a low-emission company
News Manufacturer by Hager Group
Hager Group's greenhouse gas emission reduction targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). Hager Group intends to become a low-emissions company and contribute to compliance with the Paris Agreement aimed at limiting global warming to 1,5 degrees. Read more
Cecil Professionnel is reinventing itself with a new identity and strong commitments
News Manufacturer by Cecil Professional
Cecil Professionnel, expert in wood products and paints, has been designing quality products for the protection and enhancement of the habitat for more than 30 years. Today, the brand opens a new page in its history by reaffirming its expertise and its values. Read more
Loxam formalizes its partnership with Paris 2024
Rental News by LOXAM
LOXAM, French and European leader, 4th world player in equipment rental for construction, industry and events, is pleased to announce the formalization of its partnership with the Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (OCOG) of Paris 2024. Read more
PlanRadar supports Constructions de la Côte d'Emeraude as part of an ISO 9001 progress initiative
Developer News by MapRadar
PlanRadar, the first European platform for digitizing construction and real estate projects in the Cloud, announces that it has been chosen by Constructions de la Côte d'Emeraude (CCE) to support it in its progress towards ISO 9001 certification . Read more
PRB - Color Infinifix
Video by PRB
Color Infinifix is ​​a 2-in-1 interior and exterior multi-media paint. All-in-one solution: primer and finish. Reinforced resistance with PRB glass technology. Washable and resistant to polishing with extreme adhesion, it is suitable for many supports. Read more
Kebony vs. Ipe
Video by Kebony
The species of tropical wood that is ipé is increasingly criticized these days. In view of the increase in fires affecting the Amazon basin as well as illegal logging, it is time to look for alternatives to replace ipe. How can Kebony products stand out against ipe and other tropical species? Read more
The LX12 floor from KP1 - The opinion of a POINT.P craftsman
Video by KP1
Pascal Garéoult, POINT.P partner craftsman, presents the advantages of the LX12 floor from KP1. The supported floor system is made up of light concrete beams, light interjoists, thermal bridge breakers and a reinforced compression slab poured on site. The LX12 range of lightweight concrete beams can span up to 7,40m. Read more
40 years of Acermi
Video by CSTB
Meeting with Stéphane HAMEURY, Building Envelope Director, CSTB, Administrator, ACERMI and Ronan LE BIHAN, Operational Director, LNE, Administrator, ACERMI. Words from experts Solutions & Performances - Number 11: “Insulation products” March 2023 Read more
Expert opinion: Quality department
Video by Millet Group
[EXPERT'S WORD] Here is Véronique and Joël, both in the quality department, both controller and animator respectively. Two complementary positions to tend towards the same goal, to deliver quality joinery. If you are curious to discover their daily life and their missions, everything is in the video! Read more
ZAN explained by Stéphane Rutard Marcellan, director of sustainable development at the FNTP
Video by FNTP
The ZANInterview: Stephane RUTARD MARCELLAN, director of sustainable development within the FNTP explains in video the new objective of Zero Net Artificialisation (ZAN) of soils. Read more
Global renovation of condominiums - Episode #2: the energy audit | Hellio Webseries
Video by hello
Hellio has launched its web series, with the overall renovation of a condominium in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés (94) at the heart of the subject.⏯ After a first sequence devoted to the inventory, discover the second episode of this meeting you: carrying out an energy audit, an essential step in order to renovate effectively and obtain financial aid. Read more
Tutorial: laying slabs on sand bed
Video by Alkern
Specialist in outdoor landscaping, Alkern offers you its first video of laying terrace slabs on a bed of sand. Arnaud Duquesne, landscaper at Lemoine Espace Verts for more than 20 years, explains step by step the gestures and techniques to adopt for a perfect laying of your terrace slabs on sand. Read more
Products and Materials
The Eco-Tower: intelligent mobile video surveillance to protect your sites
Advertising-editorial by VPSitex
Ensuring the protection of your site is never easy. Many parameters must be taken into account in order to choose the best security device. The Eco-Tower, the on-board video surveillance tower, provides 24/7 surveillance of very large sites. Read more
New design thermostatic shower column Ceratherm T125 signed Ideal Standard
New product by Ideal Standard
The centerpiece of the bathroom, the shower gives this place of well-being multiple expressions thanks to fully customizable solutions. Focused on design, innovation and performance, by placing its environmental commitment at the heart of its activity, Ideal Standard, manufacturer of sanitary products, contributes to making water features true places of inspiration. Read more
EAS Solutions presents Keros, a recessed, waterproof and energy-efficient LED ceiling light
New product by EAS-Solutions
EAS SOLUTIONS, specialist in professional LED lighting, presents KEROS, a waterproof, robust and energy efficient recessed LED ceiling light. With a very high protection index (IP65) and prismatic optics, it is particularly suitable for lighting rooms in aseptic environments in healthcare establishments, production sites in the chemical industry and the food industry. Read more
Eclisse redesigns its offer with its new Visions catalog - Inside Architecture
New catalog by Eclisse France
For several years now, ECLISSE France, a specialist in the manufacture of interior doors, has primarily addressed its specifiers (design offices, architects, interior decorators, craftsmen-installers, carpenters, fitters, etc.) via various catalogs depending on the range, specific products or materials. Read more
Condtrol 2023 Laser Measurement and Diagnostic Devices Catalog Just Released
New catalog by Edma
Following the launch of the French CONDTROL site detailing the entire range of laser measurement and diagnostic tools, a "paper" catalog is now offered to dealers, craftsmen and users of the CONDTROL brand. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Towards a new Grand Paris metro line for Val-d'Oise
A new metro line passing through Argenteuil should be included in the new master plan for Ile-de-France, to "complete the Grand Paris Express" by securing Val-d'Oise, indicated Monday, April 3 the president of the region, Valérie Pécresse. Read more
123 social housing units equipped with solar panels to lower the electricity bill of their inhabitants
Thanks to the financial support of the Sol Solidaire Association, this project carried out by the HLM Plurial Novilia company, makes it possible to equip 123 individual pavilions of the 1.2.3 Soleil program in the Reims agglomeration. Objectives: lower the electricity bill by 20% and contribute to the ecological transition. Read more
ICF Habitat Atlantique: 12 new homes delivered in Saint-Alban
On Thursday March 23, 2023, ICF Habitat Atlantique unveiled the first phase of delivery of new housing located in the heart of the Cité "Le Petit Prince" in Saint-Alban (Haute-Garonne). This inauguration took place in the presence of Annick IZIER, general manager of ICF Habitat Atlantique, as well as Alain SUSIGAN, mayor of Saint-Alban. This was an opportunity to present the specifics of the project, as well as the next phases of this major undertaking. Read more
In Paris, Bouygues Immobilier is delivering an office building in the heart of the golden triangle, designed with Wilmotte & Associés Architectes
Realization by Bouygues
On March 30, Bouygues Immobilier delivered a 3.000 m2 office building located at 38 Cours Albert 1er in the 8th arrondissement of Paris to the Kresk holding company, which will install its cosmetics brands there. Read more
265.000 slates to adorn the roofs of the Cité internationale de la langue française
Realization by Cupa Pizarras
In June 2023, the Cité internationale de la langue française will open its doors to the public, in the heart of the castle of Villers-Cotterêts, in Aisne (Hauts-de-France). Built in the 1539th century by François I, this royal jewel is associated with the signing, in 2014, of the eponymous ordinance which imposed French in administrative and legal acts. He had, however, been without affection and abandoned since XNUMX. Read more
Products of the week

Buried fire reserve

Aluminum railing

Regular natural slate in thickness and flatness for a perfect roof

Slope-shaped fiber-reinforced mortar



Cupa Pizarras


Insulation solutions for converted attics

Combi stove with wood and / or pellets

Modern and elegant bathtubs

Construction management software that connects a project's entire team in one place



Villeroy & Boch


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