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Weekly Building News
2023 - Week 20
The president of Action Logement warns the State of a "social bomb" if nothing is done to revive construction
The president of Action Logement, Bruno Arcadipane, considers it "inadmissible" that the government is considering budget cuts in the sector, and urges him, in an interview with AFP, to help relaunch construction under penalty of activating a "social bomb". Read more
Housing red alert: the main organizations in the sector are calling for emergency measures
In an open letter to the President of the Republic, the FFB, the FNAIM, the FPI, the Pôle Habitat FFB, PROCIVIS and the UNIS demand powerful emergency measures in the face of the housing crisis which is taking hold in our country. . Read more
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Energy crisis and difficulties in heating, IRI Energie gives the floor to the French
Study / Review / Report
The energy crisis affects the entire population. How do households view or review the management of heating within their homes? What relationship do they have with the “cold”? What are the different factors that can impact their consumption? What role does energy now play in the act of buying real estate? How did the French adapt to the call for “energy sobriety”? Read more
Autodesk presents a study on the digital transformation of building, industry and media
Study / Assessment / Report by Autodesk
Autodesk conducted a global survey of more than 2.500 business leaders across Design & Make industries: Architecture, Engineering, Construction & Operations (AECO), Product Design & Manufacturing (D&M), and Media & Entertainment ( ME). Read more
The Minister of Housing launches a "homelessness observatory"
Study / Review / Report
The Minister of Housing Olivier Klein set up a "Homelessness Observatory" on Tuesday May 16 with associations, representatives of elected officials and the State, to improve the census of homeless people in order to facilitate their care. . Read more
Macron receives 200 foreign bosses, including Elon Musk, and announces 13 billion euros in investments
Emmanuel Macron receives Monday more than 200 big bosses of foreign multinationals, including Elon Musk, for the sixth edition of "Choose France", marked by a record amount of 13 billion euros of investments announced, which should make it possible to create 8.000 jobs . Read more
New home reservations fall to a historic low in the 1st quarter
Reservations for new homes with property developers fell in the first quarter of 2023 below the 20.000 mark, a historically low level, according to provisional statistics from the Ministry of Ecological Transition published on Tuesday May 16. Read more
Savings in the 2024 budget: the Ministries of Labor and Housing will be the most impacted
Public finances
The Ministries of Labor and Housing will be particularly affected by the reduction in public spending planned for the 2024 budget, said Minister of Public Accounts Gabriel Attal on Tuesday May 16. Read more
Macron wants to continue his tax cut, and "move forward" on national issues
Emmanuel Macron declared Sunday, in a river interview with the newspaper L'Opinion, that he intended to pursue a policy of lowering the taxation of the middle classes, but also to draw up prospects for the coming months on immigration, school or pensions. Read more
Appointment of Bertrand Burtschell Chief Executive Officer of Bouygues Travaux Publics
Appointment by Bouygues
Bertrand Burtschell was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Bouygues Travaux Publics on May 2, 2023. In this capacity, he joined the Executive Committee of Bouygues Construction. Read more
Air energy hub: experimentation to reconcile indoor air quality and energy consumption in buildings
Organization News
In a context of accelerating climate change and post-health crisis energy crisis, it is crucial to accelerate energy management actions. In synergy with the State's energy sobriety plan, how can this optimization of energy consumption be articulated with good indoor air quality? Read more
Bouygues announces a loss in the first quarter and a high level of orders for the coming months
Company News by Bouygues
The French construction giant Bouygues posted a net loss in the 1st quarter, but posted a rising order book driven by construction and despite a declining real estate market, with the ambition in 2023 of growth in the group's operating profit. Read more
Helvet Immo case: start of the appeal trial of a subsidiary of BNP Paribas
Company News
The appeal trial for deceptive commercial practice of the company BNP Paribas Personal Finance, known in France under the Cetelem brand, in the Helvet Immo loan case opened on Monday in Paris. Read more
Solar industry: an ambition finally up to the challenges in France
Renewable energy
The intervention of the President of the Republic, on May 15, confirmed the major announcements of the "Choose France" summit: an investment of 700 million euros by Holosolis in a production plant of 5 gigawatts (GW) of cells and of photovoltaic solar modules in Moselle. Read more
"It's scary": When droughts cause houses to crack
"We can only watch the house crumble!" Since the summer of 2020, Sylvie and Jean-Luc Chisson have watched helplessly as their walls cracked, a phenomenon caused by repeated droughts and which threatens millions of homes in France. Read more
Replacement of Pôle emploi: what we know about the future France Travail
The Ministry of Labor sent this week to the social partners its preliminary bill "for a new society of work and employment", intended to set up France Travail which must succeed Pôle emploi in 2024 and coordinate all the employment actors. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Video surveillance of construction sites in France: Update on regulations and confidentiality requirements
Expert opinion by BauWatch
Video surveillance of construction sites is an important tool for developers and construction companies in France. It makes it possible to monitor operations, improve security and prevent theft or any intrusion. However, the use of CCTV cameras raises regulatory and privacy issues. Read more
HOPPE at architect@work Marseille
News Manufacturer by France
HOPPE France announces its participation in the professional and international exhibition of the world of prescription, architect@work in Marseille which will take place on May 24 & 25. Read more
In the Vendée countryside, a start-up is developing an almost CO2-free cement
News Manufacturer
70 kilometers south of Nantes, a high circular red and white tower emerges from the greenery of the Vendée bocage: the cement factory of the French start-up Hoffmann Green displays the ambition to become the beacon of a carbon-free cement industry , after two centuries of massive CO2 emissions. Read more
ISO 9001, ISO 14001 AND ISO 45001: Tubesca-Comabi on the way to triple certification
News Manufacturer by Tubesca Comabi
Tubesca-Comabi, the French leader in the manufacture and marketing of access and work at height solutions, confirms its ongoing commitment to quality, the environment and safety. For more than 20 years, the company has implemented a structured quality approach to meet the expectations of its customers and support its development. Read more
Airton recruits 1.000 partners for the installation of its reversible air conditioners
News Manufacturer by Airton
In order to meet the growing demand for the installation of reversible air conditioners, Airton is recruiting 1.000 partner refrigeration engineers throughout France to integrate them into its network. Each expert will be able to train in the brand's range of solutions and will be able to receive up to €1200/day in additional income. Read more
BetteLevel assembly
Video by Bette
Editing with BetteLevel? Here's how it works. Stick a BetteLevel foot in each corner of your shower tray. Now raise the shower tray to the desired height. The feet lock automatically. Quickly install the drain, and the tiler can intervene. Some configurations require special tools. That is why each BetteLevel foot can be individually extended with other features. Read more
BatiScript: Site monitoring solution for successful delivery
Video by BatiScript
Who doesn't dream of managing their construction sites in a fast, fluid and collaborative way to make their daily lives easier? BatiScript is the ideal project management cross-platform for MOA/MOE, available on Windows, Mac, PC, Android & iOS for mobile and tablet. Read more
Acoustic treatment fitter
Video by FFB
The acoustic treatment fitter ensures the acoustic insulation of industrial-type installations, or private dwellings, public buildings, performance halls, etc. He intervenes on the environment to reduce the noise of machines, treat the noise perceived outside in a building that is too noisy, etc. It can carry out a check using in situ acoustic measurements. Read more
[EXPERT TIPS] How to install a waste water heat recovery unit in a false ceiling?
Video by Nicoll
Under the expert gaze of David Bouchet, owner of SARL BOUCHET, plumbing and heating installer in Trémentines (Maine-et-Loire, 49), Nicoll makes you discover its latest innovation, the waste water heat recovery system. Read more
Schöck Combar®, the solution when steel reaches its limits
Video by Schoeck
The glass fiber composite material has excellent mechanical, physical and chemical properties. Compared to steel, fiberglass reinforcement has significant advantages for many fields of application. Schöck Combar® offers an ideal alternative when traditional metal reinforcements cannot meet the constraints or requirements of the project. Read more
Kiloutou, responsible recruiter!
Video by Kiloutou
No you're not dreaming, an alien 👽 has landed at Kiloutou! Say hello to Xérès, a Kiloutien like no other 👋 PS: if through this video, you understand what responsible recruitment means, then it's won. For the others, we let you review it. Read more
Future Builders Trophy, 2023 edition
Video by Bouygues
Students in construction schools were able to get a close look at Bouygues Construction's many business expertise, and go through interviews to get a permanent contract, a work-study contract or an internship within the Group. Workshops, interviews, challenges and exchanges with committed and passionate teams... Read more
Why build collective housing in Ytong cellular concrete?
Video by xella
How to meet energy objectives of decarbonization, thermal comfort and short circuit in the construction of collective housing? Thanks to Ytong cellular concrete! Discover the solutions provided by the Xella France experts on this site in Saint-Marcellin (38). Read more
Products and Materials
New PAE range: innovative lightweight screeds and mortars
Advertising-editorial by Edilteco France
Lightweight screeds and mortars are innovative solutions for lightening building structures while offering superior thermal and/or acoustic performance. Unlike traditional concretes, these materials reduce floor loads. Read more
Transyl, when the legend crosses the generations...
Advertising-editorial by Durieu
1933-2023: 90 years of excellence! And a new eco-responsible formula TRANSYL® 97, 97% biosourced, to continue to unblock everything with the "tip of your fingers" and to protect the most subtle mechanisms with unparalleled effectiveness! Read more
Knauf presents an innovative acoustic ceiling!
Advertising-editorial by Knauf Danoline
With no visible framework, no plaster to be made, almost no plenum (from 22 mm), acoustic ceilings can be found in all types of buildings, even at home! Read more
ORSYmat: the tailor-made and connected solution to manage stocks
New range by Wuerth France
ORSYmat is a range of vending machines offered by Würth France. It is available in 3 different versions to accommodate Würth products ranging from PPE to small tools, including portable power tools, drill bits or abrasive discs. Read more
EAS Solutions launches Smart Facility Mist®, an autonomous intelligent LED lighting management system
New product by EAS-Solutions
EAS SOLUTIONS, specialist in professional LED lighting, is launching SMART FACILITY MIST®, a new intelligent LED lighting system with multiple architectures that works in pilot mode or in total autonomy. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Idex is entrusted with the project of a real Energy Hub
Project by Idex
The Béthune-Bruay, Lys Romane Agglomeration Community (CABBALR) has just awarded IDEX the public service concession for the design, financing, construction and operation of an energy recovery center for household waste and assimilated to Labeuvrière. Read more
Justice cancels the authorization of a road construction site in Alsace
Construction site
The Strasbourg administrative court on Friday canceled the authorization granted by the Bas-Rhin prefecture for the construction of a road, pointing to non-compliance with "several major conditions" laid down by the environmental code. Read more
The State rehabilitates the former headquarters of L'Humanité in Saint-Denis, signed Niemeyer
Construction site
Dormant for fifteen years, the former headquarters of the communist newspaper L'Humanité in Saint-Denis, a modernist building designed by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and listed as a historical monument, is currently being rehabilitated by the State to install its services. Read more
Rehabilitation of the former Lafarge headquarters
Realization by REYNAERS
The former head office of Lafarge, located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, at the corner of rue Belles Feuilles and rue Émile Ménier, has undergone a complete renovation. Specialized in major restructuring and the reinvention of existing buildings, the DTACC architectural firm has given a second life to this building dating from the end of the 90s. Read more
Cycle Up carries out the extraordinary diagnosis of the Comédie-Française
Sorting / Recycling
Cycle Up, the platform specializing in the reuse of construction materials, carried out a PEMD diagnosis in the set workshop of the Comédie Française. As a result, hundreds of equipment and materials to reuse. Read more
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