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Weekly Building News
2023 - Week 18
The current method of calculating the DPE unduly penalizes small areas alert diagnosticians
Two real estate diagnostic federations: the Chamber of Real Estate Diagnosists through its president Yannick Ainouche, and FIDI, represented by Lionel Janot, sent a letter on Friday April 28 to the Minister Delegate in charge of Cities and Housing, Olivier Klein, regarding the DPE's 3CL calculation methodology, effective July 1, 2021. Read more
The entry into force of the REP PMCB is a nonsense that arouses the annoyance of craft building companies
Sorting / Recycling by CAPEB
It is clear, as CAPEB had warned it on many occasions, that the 4-month postponement announced last December will not have been sufficient. As of May 1, the payment of eco-contributions linked to the extended producer responsibility (EPR) sector for construction products and materials in the building sector came into force without any real local network of collection points, nor sorting instructions. . Read more
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In short
Rising global construction costs: France resists better than its European neighbors, but for how long?
Study / Review / Report
Arcadis, an international engineering and consulting company, unveils the 2023 edition of its "International Construction Cost Index" report, entitled "New Horizons". Aimed at investors, this index compares construction costs around the world each year, by ranking 100 cities. Read more
Real estate, a safe haven for millennials anxious to build up retirement capital and ready to compromise to become homeowners
Study / Review / Report
Real estate is a safe haven for 18-34 year olds, particularly in the current economic and social context. This is the conclusion of the survey conducted in April 2023 by Yougov for Pretto, a specialist in online mortgage brokerage. Read more
59% of French people consider electricity as an energy of the future
Study / Review / Report
For the French, is electricity an energy of the future? This is the question that Rothelec, the specialist in economical electric heating and inventor of the inertia radiator, asked 2.824 people. A survey that shows a certain appetite for this energy source. Read more
The rise in mortgage rates continues in May, the more market recovery expected for the 3rd quarter
Pretto, leader in 100% digital mortgage brokerage, observes this month the rates charged by its banking partners. The month of May was again marked by a rise in real estate rates in line with that of usury: rates over 25 years thus rose by 26 cents, to reach 3,80% on average. Read more
Real estate credit: the Banque de France does not want to "push the French into over-indebtedness"
The Banque de France does not want to "push the over-indebtedness of the French", reacted Friday its governor François Villeroy de Galhau, after the Minister of the Economy said Thursday that he wanted to discuss adjustments to the current conditions of mortgage. Read more
Inflation, growth: senators criticize the government for its "optimistic" forecasts
A few days after similar criticisms from the High Council of Public Finances (HCFP), several senators in turn criticized on Wednesday May 3 the government's "optimistic" forecasts for growth and inflation. Read more
"Zero net artificialisation": the law will not solve all the problems, according to Intercommunalities of France
The law aimed at implementing the principle of "zero net artificialisation" (ZAN) of the soil in 2050 to limit urban sprawl, under discussion in parliament, will not "solve all the problems", representatives of the city said on Thursday. Association Intermunicipalities of France. Read more
MPs want to better regulate furnished tourist accommodation
Three deputies presented Tuesday, May 2 "transpartisan" proposals to further regulate the rentals of Airbnb-type tourist accommodation in France, hoping to draw regulatory changes from them. Read more
Bike plan: 2 billion euros of investment planned by 2027
Sustainable Development
The government will invest 2 billion euros over the next four years in France to develop cycling, infrastructure and the economic sector, as part of its cycling and mobility plan 2023-2027, we learned. Thursday, May 4 from government sources. Read more
Launch of four new building waste recycling channels
Sorting / Recycling
Soon more wild landfills of toilets or electric wires in the middle of nature? Four new building waste recycling channels will start on May 1 in France, three years after the Agec law against waste and for the circular economy. Read more
A dynamic year for solar photovoltaic energy with 2,4 GW commissioned but still below 2021
Renewable energy
This 45th edition of the Observatory deals with the activity of photovoltaic installations in the 4th quarter of 2022 in France. The complete and detailed edition is available on the France Territoire Solaire website. Read more
Hexaom plans to build more homes in 2023
Company News
The French number one in the construction of individual houses Hexaom plans to produce more in 2023 despite the very unfavorable economic context for new real estate, he communicated on Wednesday May 3. Read more
In Strasbourg, despite a rising bill, the Meinau stadium will go into renovation
The Meinau stadium in Strasbourg will begin major renovation work in June, until mid-2026, despite a substantial increase in the bill, estimated at 160 million euros, Racing and Sport announced on Tuesday May 2. 'Eurometropolis. Read more
Dismantling of a construction machinery theft network in the Val-d'Oise
Six people suspected of being part of a specialized network of theft and concealment of trucks and construction machinery in Val-d'Oise for damage estimated at nearly one million euros, will be tried on May 26. in Pontoise, the gendarmerie said on Wednesday May 3. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
CDVI is investing to reduce its carbon footprint and relocate its production of electronic cards to France
News Manufacturer by CDVI
CDVI, a French family business with international influence. Created in 1985 in Pantin in the Paris region, CDVI is a French manufacturer of electronic locking solutions and high security access control systems which offers a complete range of products perfectly suited to security needs in all sectors: tertiary , residential, industry, ERP... Read more
Saint-Gobain further increases its turnover in the first quarter
News Manufacturer by Saint-Gobain
The French building materials group Saint-Gobain announced Thursday a 3,3% increase in its turnover in the first quarter, to 12,4 billion euros, "in a difficult geopolitical and macroeconomic environment". Read more
SFIC acquires GB Isolation and Alsic
Distributor News
SFIC, a Saint-Gobain Distribution Bâtiment France brand and recognized player in the thermal insulation business, acquires the companies GB Isolation and Alsic. These two strategic operations respond to the brand's desire to broaden its expertise in the dynamic and buoyant insulation market by combining trading and processing activities. Read more
Edilians announces the appointment of Alexis Langlois to the newly created position of Chief Executive Officer
Appointment by Edilians
The EDILIANS group has been formed through brands that are often leaders in their markets and with a rich history of more than 200 years, which gives them a perfect knowledge of their territories and the ability to offer high quality products and services to their customers. clients. Read more
DTS Transfer, the tool that simplifies the monitoring of your waste
Video by FNTP
Waste management on site at each stage. To support you, the FNTP offers you: DTS Transfer. Read more
Special Airless smoothing filler: Airspray® 2 in 1
Video by Toupret
Airspray® 2 in 1 is a filling and smoothing coating in paste, interior, for Airless application. It can be applied to all raw and painted supports and can be covered with all types of coatings, paints and wall coverings. Read more
Somfy Home Alarm Advanced: effective security solution in all circumstances
Video by Somfy
Works in all circumstances The Somfy Home Alarm Advanced alarm will protect your property and your family in all situations: power cut, internet cut... Read more
Floor without crawl space
Video by KP1
LS and GP range, with the KP1 innovation, give new impetus to your floors above crawl spaces. Read more
PRB Landscape Mortar
Video by PRB
Video presenting the PRB MORTIER PAYSAGER product in its implementation, as well as its advantages. For more information, consult the product sheet on the PRB website. Read more
Ecoscale: the environmental assessment of circularity
Video by CSTB
Discover CSTB's circularity environmental assessment. In a context of resource depletion and increasingly high energy costs, construction, like so many other sectors, is faced with unavoidable challenges. Read more
The latest version of Show You software
Video by show you
Show You puts the latest version of its software online: Faster, smoother and more ergonomic. An evolution based on user feedback, for better performance. Read more
Enov@home: housing of the future
Video by De Dietrich
Imagine designing your new home, and creating a healthy and comfortable place to live, adapted to your needs in every room. Thanks to enov@home you can ensure an optimal quality of life, realize your dream of an ecological and comfortable house. Read more
Products and Materials
LED strips: a popular lighting choice
LED strips have gained popularity as a lighting solution due to their low power consumption, long life and ease of installation. We will explore the advantages of these strips compared to other types of lighting, their multiple applications, as well as tips for their installation and maintenance. Read more
ToughBuilt expands its line of professional tool bags
Range evolution by ToughBuilt
ToughBuilt announces the launch of four jobsite equipment from its HardBody line, including three new Massive Mouth® bags and a Medium-sized tool basket. The set is compatible with the ClipTech® ecosystem, thus extending it to more than 50 references including tool bags, pouches, tote bags, belts and other accessories. Read more
DANOloft®, the new plasterboard from Knauf, for acoustic ceilings that are very easy to install
New product by Knauf Danoline
DANOloft® is a new system of ready-to-lay plasterboards. Screwed directly onto a hidden framework, with no coating or painting required, DANOloft® slabs can be used in all types of building, even at home, in new builds or renovations, while combining aesthetics and acoustics. Read more
Publication of the 3rd edition of the guide Double flow ventilation in the residential sector
Guide / Advice / Tutorial by CSTB Editions
This highly illustrated guide is a complete tool for any professional concerned with the choice, sizing, implementation and maintenance of a dual-flow ventilation system (contractors, architects, design offices, companies, thermal installers). Read more
Projects and Achievements
For the Woodstone car park site in Bordeaux, the wood/concrete mix is ​​a reality
Construction site by KP1
In a context of environmental regulations, the mix of materials is an important issue. Each material has virtues that must be exploited. At KP1, the wood/concrete mix is ​​a reality. The Woodstone car park project in Bordeaux is the perfect demonstration of this. Read more
Île-Parc Girodet footbridge: spectacular installation of the section above the A7 motorway
Construction site
Arrived by exceptional convoy, the third section of the future Île-Parc Girodet footbridge, the most imposing (about fifty tonnes), was installed on the night of Wednesday 26 to Thursday 27 April during a spectacular operation at above the A7 motorway, closed for the occasion. Read more
Lorillard equips the H1 and H2 towers and the SOHO of the new Chapelle International district
Construction site by Lorillard
The new Chapelle International district in the 18th arrondissement of Paris is taking shape as buildings and infrastructures are erected. Started in 2016 (2019 for lot H), all the work should be completed in 2024 to accommodate 6.000 new users, 3.000 inhabitants and 3.000 employees. Read more
Winning collaboration between MAF Atlantique and EFS for the fireproof curtain walls of the patio at “39 Colisée”
In the heart of the Parisian Golden Triangle, the “39 Colisée” (Paris 8), an Art-Déco building, is undergoing a complete renovation and extension. Built in 1920 by the architect Charles Bonnal, the building houses 6.193 m2 of offices on 8 levels, all around an interior patio. This project is entrusted to the developer AXA REIM supported by the firm YM Architecture and Yreix Martineau as project manager. The general contractor driving everything is Bouygues Construction. Read more
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