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Weekly Building News
2023 - Week 21
Housing crisis: what is the government playing at?
On May 25, 2023, several associations of mayors and municipalities alerted, with one voice, the State to the situation of local housing markets and Urban France made proposals to stem the housing crisis affecting the country for many months. Read more
Prohibition of gas boilers: a false good idea with disastrous economic consequences
Organization News
The major players in the gas sector in the building sector express their strong disappointment, their deep concern and their incomprehension following the announcement of the project to eliminate new equipment in gas boilers by Prime Minister Elisabeth BORNE before the National Council of the Ecological Transition, Monday May 22, 2023. Read more
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The future of construction in France according to 200 directors and senior executives
Study / Assessment / Report by Procore
Procore Technologies, Inc., presents its new benchmark report titled “The Future of Construction in France”. The survey, conducted among more than 200 directors and senior executives in France, examined the state of the industry, its level of digital maturity as well as the challenges and opportunities that companies face in their quest for productivity, profit and performance. Read more
In the construction industry, disposals and acquisitions of SMEs remain very dynamic for the second year post Covid
Study / Review / Report
In Extenso Finance, leader in supporting companies for their transfer/transmission, acquisition and financial engineering operations, publishes the seventh edition of its study "Regions & Transmission: overview of SME disposals and acquisitions", in partnership with Epsilon Research. Read more
Rural land: more expensive agricultural land and less land take in 2022
Study / Review / Report
Agricultural land sold at exorbitant prices in 2022 and its artificialization fell to its lowest "for thirty years", rural land regulator Safer announced on Thursday May 25 during the presentation of its annual report. Read more
Note on the real estate situation of the Notaries of France, April 2023
The volume of second-hand housing transactions cumulatively over the last twelve months in France (excluding Mayotte) reached 1.083.000 transactions at the end of February 2023. Since August 2021, this volume has been contracting after an extremely concentrated and exceptional upward period, thus regaining the level observed just before the health crisis. Read more
Building materials business down in the first quarter of 2023
Conjuncture by UNICEM
In response to a persistent inflationary environment (resulting from tensions over energy, raw materials, food and wages), central banks have initiated a cycle of interest rate hikes which, to date, have not probably hasn't come to an end yet. Read more
The bill on "value sharing" in VSEs-SMEs, presented for adoption this summer
The government presented Wednesday, May 24 in the Council of Ministers its bill on the "sharing of value", transposition "faithful" of an agreement concluded between unions and employers to extend to more employees the mechanisms for sharing the profits of businesses. Read more
France presents its new plan to further reduce its carbon emissions by 2030
Transport, building, agriculture, industry, heating... France, which is struggling to accelerate its energy transition, unveiled on Monday an enhanced plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, in line with the new objectives. set by the European Union towards carbon neutrality. Read more
France's climate plan: NGOs and experts expect more concrete
The French project to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 was rather favorably received on Monday May 22 by experts and NGOs, who welcome the "method" but deplore a lack of concrete measures or funding, with an "ambitious schedule" full of pitfalls. Read more
Property developers 'eagerly await' emergency measures
News Organization by REIT France
The Federation of Real Estate Developers (FPI) is "impatiently" awaiting measures to revive their activity, which continued to plummet in the first quarter, said Thursday, May 25 its president Pascal Boulanger. Read more
Replacement of gas boilers: for artisans, "the schedule is not sustainable"
News Organization by CAPEB
The objective set by the government to replace millions of gas boilers within a few years "is not sustainable", assured Wednesday May 24 the president of the Confederation of crafts and small building companies (Capeb ) according to which Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne mentioned the 2026 deadline. Read more
Thirty mayors are calling for an "emergency plan for the suburbs"
Public finances
Food insecurity, late payment of rents, broken down urban renewal projects: around thirty mayors are calling for an "emergency plan for the suburbs" in a column published on Wednesday May 24 in the daily Le Monde. Read more
In Paris, at the foot of Notre-Dame, the gardens of discord
Restore the heritage identically or adapt it to the modern city? The question arises again in Paris with the future redevelopment of the surroundings of the cathedral of Notre-Dame and its square, whose opponents fear that it "distorts the spirit of the place". Read more
At the Helvet Immo appeal trial, borrowers describe a "money pit"
A long "nightmare": at the BNP Personal Finance appeal trial, borrowers described on Monday May 22 the "financial abyss" that the Helvet Immo loan they took out in 2008 or 2009 has become for them. Read more
Joint ownership more or less reduces the taxable value
Justice decision
Some joint possessions, especially with close family, reduce the market value, and therefore taxable, of a property less than others. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Cement manufacturers want to "accelerate" their decarbonization
Organization News
Cement manufacturers will propose to the State a roadmap to "accelerate" their decarbonization and reduce their CO50 emissions by 2% by 2030, before achieving near-carbon neutrality by 2050, with a overall investment of some 5 billion euros. Read more
Oknoplast offers powerful tools to support and develop its network of Premium partners
News Manufacturer by Oknoplast
OKNOPLAST France has become a key player with an innovative, tailor-made and competitive PVC windows and doors offer. In France, more than 600 business partners benefit from the group's large production capacity and can thus respond quickly to a wide variety of orders. Read more
Challenge met for the “URSA Shield for the Planet” operation: nearly 3.900 participants and 5.500 trees soon to be planted in the Landes forest
News Manufacturer by BEAR
To contribute even more to the protection of the environment, URSA launched on February 15 the special operation "Shield URSA for the Planet", aimed at supporting the reforestation of the Landes, destroyed by the fires of summer 2022. Read more
Edilians becomes official distributor in France of DuPontTM Tyvek® roof underlays and AirGuard vapor barriers
News Manufacturer by Edilians
Creator of innovative roofing solutions, EDILIANS has always endeavored to offer high-performance products in order to protect the habitat in the long term. Evidenced by its wide range of insulation and airtightness and its complete solar offer. Today, the recognized player in the roofing market once again illustrates this commitment by becoming the official distributor of DuPontTM Tyvek® breathable membranes. Read more
Boby sees further and announces a second fundraiser
Developer News by Boby
After an initial fundraising of 1 million euros completed in September 2022, the Bordeaux tech start-up, which has set itself the task of becoming the number 1 ally of building craftsmen to manage their administrative tasks, announces a second seed round. Read more
How to immediately and massively reduce the carbon footprint of new construction in France?
Video by KP1
Discover in video the different advantages of a construction on crawl space and its carbon impact compared to a construction on solid ground. Read more
Alkern tutorial n°3: How to successfully lay glued terrace slabs?
Video by Alkern
Alkern presents this time its 3rd installation tutorial dedicated to the installation of glued terrace slabs. Arnaud Duquesne, landscape architect at Lemoine Espace Verts for more than 20 years, explains step by step the gestures and techniques to adopt for a perfect installation of your glued terrace slabs. Read more
Energy renovation of a condominium ► Aquapanel® Outdoor
Video by Knauf Danoline
Discover in video the energy renovation project of the "Les Mouettes" condominium located in Vaulx-en-Velin. The Aquapanel® outdoor system was implemented as a finishing support in response to architectural constraints that did not allow the implementation of a Thin Render on Insulation (EMI). Read more
On the road to innovation - Saint-Gobain Research Paris
Video by Saint-Gobain
💡 Today we take you on the roads of innovation alongside Thierry Fournier, General Manager of Saint-Gobain Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa. 🔬 Direction Saint-Gobain Research Paris, at the heart of the activity of one of Saint-Gobain's 8 research and development centers. Read more
PRB - Corporate Video 2023
Video by PRB
Video presentation of the company PRB, Building Coating Products in Vendée. A company with human values, a 60 hectare site which is in the TOP 3 producers of hydraulic products. Read more
Season 2 FAST AND CURIOUS: Maintenance
Video by Millet Group
Meet Léo, apprentice maintenance technician at the Millet Group's aluminum production unit in Vihiers (49). Mechanical or hydraulic, work at height or work on the ground, collaborators or colleagues, he tells us everything about what he prefers in his apprenticeship at MILLET, and more! For Léo, "once you have tasted work-study... you stay there! Read more
Individuals, benefit from the Rénov' by Rockwool service!
Video by Rockwool
To provide you with the best possible support in your renovation projects, ROCKWOOL has set up the Rénov' by ROCKWOOL service. A free service that puts you directly in touch with an RGE-recommended craftsman and accompanies you throughout your project. Read more
Grand Paris Express tunnels reinforced with Schöck Combar® fiberglass reinforcements
Video by Schoeck
For this underground site, diaphragm walls 42 meters deep, up to 1,5 meters thick and about 4 meters wide are put in place. Schöck Combar® steel and fiberglass reinforcing cages are then inserted into the shaft and concrete is poured. The diaphragm walls are thus created and secure a shaft of 110 x 25 meters. It is from there that the tunnel boring machine starts, which digs a 33 km long tunnel for the "Line 15 South" of the Grand Paris Express. Read more
Products and Materials
PRB: a complete range of “Responsible and Sustainable” products for a better future
Advertising-editorial by PRB
PRB, offers a complete low-carbon offer, and thus makes it possible to meet a demand for more responsible construction to contribute to the reduction of the environmental impact of new constructions or renovations / rehabilitations, while ensuring the comfort and safety of the occupants. . Read more
Simplify field crew planning with Traxxeo
Advertising-editorial by Traxxeo
Assigning staff to construction sites or intervention sites is not an easy task. Between monitoring absences, the needs of each site, staff skills and other constraints, it can quickly become a headache. Traxxeo offers an easy-to-use collaborative platform to overcome these difficulties. Read more
Colder and less polluting: an "air conditioner of the future" designed in Caen
"Today entire sections of power plants are dedicated to air conditioners": it is on the basis of this observation that a team from the University of Caen has developed a surface making it possible to air-condition a building by consuming ten to fifteen times less energy. Read more
Kalcul, KP1's free digital tool is enriched: the carbon "comparator" integrated into the environment module
Software update by KP1
KP1 aims to reduce its carbon impact by 50% by 2031. In pursuit of its environmental commitments, the French prefabrication specialist is constantly improving the processes of its industrial sites, the eco-design of its products and even its services made available to professionals. Read more
CCB Greentech obtains a 2nd ATEx for non-load-bearing facade panels in wood concrete
Test / Trial / Certification by CCB Greentech
A second case A ATEx, Technical Experimentation Appreciation, was issued by CSTB to CCB Greentech for non-load-bearing facade panels. This construction system is made up of wooden concrete curtain walls, prefabricated in the factory and attached to a main self-supporting concrete structure. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Ecovegetal revegetates the former Vaugirard railway workshops of the RATP in Paris
Realization by Ecovegetal
Since 1910, the Vaugirard rail workshops have been hosting maintenance activities for line 12 of the metro, on a site covering an area of ​​2,3 hectares. The revegetation concerns the maintenance workshops, at the R+4 level. The vegetated area represents, including the sterile zone, an area of ​​1.159 m². Read more
Naturaé of Immobilière Sud Atlantique
Located in a plot of 9.600 m², more than half of which is wooded, NATURAÉ offers a unique living environment within a residence that respects its natural environment. Built on a former master's estate, the residence houses a building dating from the 1920s, rehabilitated into a common outdoor living space, in the form of a greenhouse with a large terrace overlooking the conviviality area. Read more
In Fontenay-sous-Bois, the Salvador-Allende ice rink heats the pools of the neighboring swimming pool
Realization by equations
The skating rink of the Salvador-Allende municipal sports complex started the year 2023 with a new cold production device, innovative and low in energy. Read more
Atland and PGGM inaugurate "51 Hoche" in Paris
On May 16, 2023, ATLAND and PGGM officially inaugurated "8 Hoche" in the 51th arrondissement, a 1.700m² office building and 350m² of green outdoor spaces. Located on one of the most prestigious avenues in Paris in the heart of the central business district, this asset has been reinvented to enhance its historical heritage and ensure its sustainability. Read more
Call for projects for the Qualitel 2023 Endowment Fund
Contest / Prize / Trophy
According to the Abbé Pierre Foundation's annual report, "The state of poor housing in France - 2023", millions of households are still faced today with serious forms of poor housing (health discomfort, malfunctions in the interior of housing, fuel poverty, etc.). Various associations work daily to help these people and improve their living conditions. Read more
Products of the week

Lifting and stabilization of slabs by expanding resin injection

Real wood made to last

Basement top beam up to 6 meters span

Lacquered aluminum cover

URETEK® France




PVC entrance doors

Insulation solutions for converted attics

Extra thin laminated safety glass

2 in 1 stair lift

Millet Group


AGC Glass France

ABC Lift

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