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2023 - Week 33
New home reservations drop to 18.000 in Q2, down 39,9% year on year
New housing reservations with property developers fell 39,9% in the second quarter of 2023, according to provisional statistics from the Ministry of Ecological Transition published on Thursday. Read more
How developers are tackling the new housing crisis
Study / Review / Report
The breakdown in new housing construction, which continued into the second quarter, forced developers to seek other sources of income to preserve their activity. Read more
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In short
Global markets down slightly, worried about Chinese real estate
Global stock markets are moving in a patchy fashion on Monday in an empty session of macroeconomic news, awaiting indicators and results from U.S. retail companies later in the week. Read more
Bouygues announces a record order book in construction and innovations in energy
Company News by Bouygues
The Bouygues group, in an "unstable" global context, sees its activity supported by the integration of Equans, in the buoyant energy transition sector, but also by its core business, construction and public works, whose order books reach "a historic level". Read more
Washington accuses Chinese companies of circumventing its tariffs on solar panels
Renewable energy
Several Chinese solar panel makers are seeking to circumvent Washington's tariffs on products made in China by performing final assembly in other countries in the region, the Department of Commerce (DoC) said on Friday. Read more
UK lags behind in low-carbon power generation
Renewable energy
The United Kingdom, which a few years ago was seen as at the forefront of the energy transition, in particular with the rise of its offshore wind turbines, is on the way to being left behind in the production of "green" electricity. , after a study. Read more
An allowance paid from the beginning of 2024 to high school students in a professional environment
Students from vocational high schools will receive from January 1, 2024 an allowance to enhance their training periods carried out in companies this year, according to a decree published on Saturday in the Official Journal. Read more
"Boiler room of Defense": the two main defendants not in a condition to be judged
A medical report recently concluded that the two main defendants in the so-called "Defense Boiler Room" corruption case presented, at 85 and 100, a state of health incompatible with an appearance, AFP learned on Wednesday. from sources familiar with the matter. Read more
The HLM bar, a privileged space for drug trafficking
The architecture of the HLM bars has favored the establishment of drug trafficking, say the field police officers now consulted on the neighborhoods that are emerging from the ground in the Paris region. But the defenders of social housing point out that the successive renovations have not made it possible to stem the deal. Read more
Caravans, Symptoms of California's Housing Crisis
Tamara moved into a trailer because she couldn't pay her rent anymore. Beau did it after losing everything. As for Steven, he was tired of suffering crime in the only neighborhoods where he could still afford to live. Read more
Near Prague, a historic brewery saved from destruction
Czech architect Pavel Prouza's childhood dream has come true: he who always wanted to bring ruins back to life has completely renovated a historic brewery near Prague which was threatened with total destruction. Read more
Ivory Coast President Ouattara inaugurates a bridge, which is "worth several other mandates"
Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara on Saturday inaugurated a fifth bridge that spans the Abidjan lagoon, saying it was worth "several more terms", halfway through a controversial third term after an election in 2020. Read more
Death of General Georgelin: Notre-Dame loses "the mastermind of its rebirth" declares Macron
President Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday that with the death of General Jean-Louis Georgelin, ex-chief of the army staff and head of the Notre-Dame restoration site, France was losing "one of its great servants". and Notre-Dame "the architect of its rebirth". Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
The designer manufacturer of contemporary metal facades Acodi offers the sale and installation of the BB4 Bay Block
News Manufacturer by Acodi
The metal cladding and composite panels company now offers the sale and installation of Bloc Baie BB4. Due to its partnership with Alupic in 2021, ACODI has the opportunity to offer the sale and installation of this patented product. Read more
Airton, the French leader in air conditioning, helps nursing homes to spend the summer cool
News Manufacturer by Airton
Airton, the French number one in air conditioning, announces a special operation aimed at supporting EHPADs (Accommodation Establishments for Dependent Elderly) during the heat wave periods this summer. With its expertise in air conditioning, Airton is committed to supporting the solidarity of EHPADs by providing them with around a hundred mobile air conditioners to cope with heat episodes. Read more
Search of two subsidiaries of the Fayat group under investigation for tax evasion
News Manufacturer
Two subsidiaries of the building and public works group Fayat, targeted by a preliminary investigation for tax evasion, were searched in early July, the National Financial Prosecutor's Office (PNF) told AFP on Wednesday, confirming information from Mediapart. Read more
Innovate to Build 2023 - Biosourced - Sylvagreg report
Video by FFB
The Sylvagreg company has decided to engage in the decarbonization of the construction sector by working with a local player – Batilin – which uses locally produced flax to produce effective and environmentally friendly insulation that the company puts in artwork. Read more
Innovate to Build 2023 - Builders of the future
Video by FFB
New materials, new techniques, use of digital technology and robotics, recycling and reuse… it is today that a more sustainable future is being built: today's companions are builders of the future. Read more
Maximize your productivity with the seven toolsets included in AutoCAD
Video by Man and machine
AutoCAD 2024 is now available! This is a good time to review together the different business tools and how they can improve your daily work: Architecture toolset, Mechanical toolset, Map 3D toolset, MEP toolset, Electrical toolset, Plant 3D toolset, Raster Design toolset. Read more
Focus on deflagrant leveling compound: Planipatch Xtra
Video by MAPEI
PLANIPATCH XTRA is a product intended for the floor. It is a thixotropic deflagging leveling compound for fine, smooth and fast repairs. It is particularly suitable for correcting the smallest as well as the largest defects in floors, walls and stairs before laying a flexible covering. Read more
Innovate to Build 2023 - Fresque innovations
Video by FFB
The habitat, central element of humanity and civilizations since always, has perpetually evolved and been able to innovate over the ages. Today and in the face of environmental, ecological and social challenges, construction plays a crucial role and the sector's ability to innovate is essential. Read more
Remove sludge from a heating installation to optimize its performance with GEB products
Video by GEB
How to maintain a heating installation? Check out this GEB plumbing heating DIY video to find out how to remove sludge and protect a heating installation. Read more
Good question ! How to reach such deep quays?
The Grand Paris Express will transport almost 3 million passengers every day. In order for them to reach the metro platforms, escalators and elevators are currently being installed in the first stations. Explanations from Laminy Fofana, station equipment and systems project manager at Société du Grand Paris, from Villejuif - Gustave Roussy station. Read more
Ecoscale Launch Event – ​​The Replay (Part 3) – Panel Discussion
Video by CSTB
On Tuesday April 4, 2023, the CSTB launched ECOSCALE, the environmental assessment of the circularity of construction products and equipment. Discover the round table on the theme "How can a credible characterization of product circularity contribute to the massification of practices?" with Christian Garcia (Socabat) - Alain Cauchy (CDC Habitat) – Rémi Perrin (Soprema) and Olivier Michel (Interface). Read more
Products and Materials
Start Panel IP65 LED panel, designed for premises requiring optimal water and dust tightness
New product by Sylvania
Beyond the current context which encourages tertiary buildings to renovate their lighting installation (rise in energy costs, tertiary decree, discontinuation of fluorescent tubes on August 1, 2023), some of them require luminaires that meet at a high level of protection. This is particularly the case for healthcare establishments (hospitals, laboratories, etc.) and professional kitchens. Read more
CDL Elec presents its catalog of products and services 2023
New catalog
CDL Elec, a Saint-Gobain Distribution Bâtiment France (SGDB France) brand, specializing in the distribution of electrical equipment for the connected home, HVAC and lighting, is launching the 7th edition of its catalog. Read more
Clim+ presents its new solutions guide 2023-2024
New catalog
CLIM+, a Saint-Gobain Distribution Bâtiment France (SGDB France) brand, specializing in heating, ventilation and air conditioning for professionals, is launching the new edition of its catalog, a guide to HVAC solutions. Read more
Projects and Achievements
The new Vestre plant in Magnor, Norway, chooses Wicona low-carbon recycled facades and joinery
Realization by Wicona
In Magnor, Norway, the new Vestre factory has just opened its doors. The Plus is the greenest furniture factory in the world, and will soon be the first project to achieve the highest level of environmental certification from BREEAM: “Exceptional”. Read more
The former Convent of the Ursulines, classified as a Historic Monument, transformed to accommodate 41 accommodations
The François 1er Group, a major player in the restoration of exceptional buildings, has transformed the former Convent of the Ursulines in Guérande, land of white gold, into 41 apartments as well as 4 commercial areas (workshops). Read more
Noisy-le-Grand reduces its energy consumption thanks to artificial intelligence and innovation
Contest / Prize / Trophy
On June 7, the City was selected among the 4 winners selected as part of the government's call for projects for Demonstrators of frugal Artificial Intelligence at the service of the energy transition of the territories. Read more
Products of the week

Draining coating for your outdoor spaces

Exceptional natural slate for the renovation of roofs in protected areas

Claustra - sliding or fixed shutter

Outdoor fire pit


Cupa Pizarras


JC Bordelet

2 in 1 stair lift

Creative solutions with frosted glass

Oak parquet rich in contemporary geometry

3D graphic management of your sites

ABC Lift

AGC Glass France

Margaritelli France


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