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2023 - Week 32
Participatory housing, an alternative way of life
Participatory housing, legally framed since 2014, allows groups of people to build their homes and common areas, and to share an ecological and community lifestyle at a lower cost, according to the Ministry of Ecological Transition. Read more
The "wet thermometer", marker of the bearable limit for the human body
There is a limit to the amount of heat and humidity the human body can withstand, and climate change promises to increase potentially fatal "wet bulb" episodes. Read more
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In short
Solid half-year activity for Engie but a net loss and a "retreat" on the horizon
Company News by Engie
Soon the end of the price euphoria? French energy giant Engie had a six-month increase in its core gas and renewables business, but it lost money on a Belgian nuclear deal, and already warns to expect a slowdown by the end of the year. Read more
Klépierre raises its target for 2023
Company News by Klépierre
Klépierre, owner of more than 70 shopping centers in Europe, raised its annual objectives on Tuesday August 1 after a flourishing first half. Read more
URW, shopping center giant, confirms its growth in the first half
Company News
Shopping center giant Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) confirms solid first-half growth, driven by retailer revenue, and expects to reach the high end of its targets after years of being weighed down by the coronavirus pandemic. Covid-19. Read more
Spanish energy giant Iberdrola sells retail customer base in France to Ekwater
Company News
The Spanish energy supplier Iberdrola will sell in France "its entire portfolio of private customers to the operator Ekwateur to focus "on the business and industrial segment", announced Monday the French subsidiary of one of the world leaders in renewable energies. Read more
Vestas cuts second-quarter losses slightly
Company News
Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas, the world's largest in the sector, announced on Wednesday that it had slightly reduced its losses in the second quarter, without changing its annual forecast of a timid increase in sales in 2023. Read more
Airbnb in Paris: fewer violations, but heavier fines
The number of fines imposed on Parisian owners who do not comply with local regulations on Airbnb rentals has been falling since 2021, but their amount is heavier, a sign for the town hall that its system "works" and that "the judge is more and more severe". Read more
On the Seine, a cruise to discover the Olympics differently
From a barge sailing between Ile-Saint-Denis and Saint-Ouen, Tristan Bayle points out to his audience the right bank of the Seine. "There, we are on the second jackpot of the Olympic village", he explains during a cruise aimed at discovering another facet of the Olympic Games. Read more
London to increase fines for those who employ illegal immigrants or rent them accommodation
The British government announced on Sunday an increase in financial sanctions against those who employ irregular migrants or rent them accommodation, hoping to reduce the attractiveness of the United Kingdom for illegal immigrants. Read more
At least 4 dead in school collapse in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
At least four people died and another was injured Thursday in the collapse of a school under construction in Bukavu, a large city in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to local authorities and witnesses. Read more
Faced with heat waves, the bioclimatic lessons of an ancient Iranian city
In the heart of Iran, the thermometer often exceeds 40 degrees. But these extreme temperatures remain bearable thanks to wind towers, the ecological ancestors of air conditioning, which are once again of interest to architects. Read more
In Niamey, capital of Niger, power cuts worsen under the effect of sanctions
In the popular district of Lazaret in Niamey, cries of joy welcome the return of electricity cut for nearly five hours: for a week, the Nigerien capital has been suffering from major load shedding, a direct consequence of regional sanctions after the putsch of July 26. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Art and Windows: honoring French know-how
Advertising-editorial by Art and Windows
For many years, Art et Fenêtres has distinguished itself by offering 100% French windows. Thanks to its meticulously produced pieces and its network of expert craftsmen, the French company has established itself as a reference in the sector. Read more
Heidelberg Materials launches the first major project in France for onshore carbon sequestration by mineralization at its cement plant in Ranville (Calvados)
News Manufacturer by Heidelberg Materials
As part of its decarbonization strategy, Heidelberg Materials France announces a closed-loop recycling project, based on the recovery by accelerated carbonation of recycled concrete fines, obtained through a technology of selective separation of deconstruction concrete. Read more
The new D+H France website is online
Website update by D+H UK
The D+H group, a specialist in smoke extraction and natural ventilation, has developed a brand new website for five of its subsidiaries, including France, which benefits from more intuitive navigation. Read more
Legrand Cable Management technical partner of Grand Nancy Thermal
Video by Legrand
Discover Grand Nancy Thermal, the beautiful complex dating from the beginning of the XNUMXth century recently renovated and equipped with Legrand Cable Management cable routing. Read more
Work-study at Knauf France ► Episode #3
Video by Knauf Danoline
Through the testimony of Sayanthini THARMAKULARAJAH, Work-study HR Project Manager, discover work-study at Knauf France. His studies, his work-study assignment, his prospects, ... Discover his career in video! Read more
Noisy – Champs station - The dome of the station: what a feat!
More than a week after #KM11, the future Noisy – Champs station and its dome have not finished surprising. Today, the latter reveals itself a little more through its materials and its method of construction. 500 tons of metal framework, larch and peerless companions, the emblematic dome of the station designed by the Duthilleul agency shares its secrets with us. Read more
Interview with Hugo Robardey on the role of our industries in decarbonization
What is the role of our formulation chemical industries in decarbonization? Hugo Robardey answers us. Read more
Secure your hoppers with the DAK Poutrelle KP1
Video by KP1
Mathieu Cavalier, site manager at Geudry for 8 years explains why he uses the DAK Pourtrelle from KP1 to build houses: simplicity, speed, and lightness of the product for installation. Read more
Ecoscale Launch Event – ​​The Replay (Part 2)
Video by CSTB
Progress work on setting up the REP. On Tuesday April 4, 2023, the CSTB launched ECOSCALE, the environmental assessment of the circularity of construction products and equipment. Discover the intervention of Mathieu Hiblot (Ecominéro) on the progress of the implementation of the EPR. Read more
3 years of the anti-waste law for a circular economy
Video by Ministry of Ecological Transition
Three years ago, the “anti-waste law for a circular economy”, the AGEC law, was passed. A law carried by Elisabeth Borne and Brune Poirson in order to transform our economy from “produce, consume, throw away” towards a circular economy, to change our production and consumption models. Read more
Sage Business Cloud Payroll: customize the social net amount
Video by Legend
This video shows you how to customize the social net amount in Sage Business Cloud Payroll and Sage Service Payroll. Read more
Products and Materials
New expanded polystyrene ball aggregates by Edilteco
Advertising-editorial by Edilteco France
Expanded polystyrene (EPS) bead aggregates are attracting growing interest in floor renovation (sanding, lightweight filling, screed etc.), due to their unique properties and potential for performance improvement. Read more
Getac Redefines Rugged Field Computing with Next-Generation UX10 Tablet and V110 Laptop
New material by Getac
Getac announces the launch of its all-new generation UX10 tablet and V110 laptop – two powerful, yet portable, fully rugged devices designed to withstand harsh working environments in utilities, public safety, industry and defence. Read more
New cases for Edmablade straightening blades
New product by Edma
The range of EDMABLADE straightening blades now has its own storage and transport accessories. EDMA has just launched two briefcases designed in elastane and EVA (elastomeric polymer). These two materials give them both suppleness, flexibility and lightness. Without being rigid, they nevertheless make it possible to resist shocks and ensure the protection, storage and transport of the different EDMABLADE straightening blades. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Mandarin Oriental hotel and private residence project in London's South Bank area
Mandarin Oriental announces a new project, its third in the British capital, which will see the light of day in 2028. Located in the South Bank district, the Mandarin Oriental Bankside, London and its Private Residences, with a spectacular view of St Paul's Cathedral , will be ideally located between the City, the West End theater and shopping district. An ideal location for both business and leisure travellers. Read more
Expo 2025 construction site in Osaka: Japan is busy after a "delay in ignition"
Construction site
The gigantic construction site of the Osaka 2025 Universal Exhibition is encountering "difficulties" but the Japanese government is dealing with them "actively", said Jacques Maire, the general commissioner of the future France Pavilion, on Tuesday, convinced that the event will not be not postponed. Read more
Bouygues Immobilier delivers a brand new EHPAD to Domusvi in ​​the Montaudran district of Toulouse
Realization by Bouygues
At 37 chemin de la Butte in Toulouse, Bouygues Immobilier has just delivered a brand new residence dedicated to the elderly. Located near Place de l'Ormeau and all amenities, the building sold to Domusvi benefits from a residential environment. Read more
Products of the week

Solution for water drainage outside buildings

Natural terracotta facing tiles

Heat-resistant roller blind for windows and bay windows

Physical distancing aid device (Machine / Pedestrian, Machine / Machine, Companion / Companion)


Rairies Montrieux


CAD. 42

Profiling machine with aluminum coping in 1mm thickness

Double flow CMV plant

Shower tray without projection

Construction catalog Würth France


Brink Climate Systems France

Villeroy & Boch

Wuerth France

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