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2023 - Week 37
The construction industry enters into recession and anticipates the loss of 150.000 jobs by 2025
Study / Review / Report
The construction sector, very affected by the new construction crisis, anticipates the elimination of 150.000 jobs by 2025 and a drop in activity for 2023 in France, the president of the French Building Federation announced on Wednesday September 13 ( FFB). Read more
White paint, a shield against heatwaves?
Sustainable Development
In order to combat the heat, businesses and communities are repainting roofs and buildings white, a quick but not “miracle” solution to adapt to global warming. Read more
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In short
Despite repeated warnings from developers, the government is letting the new housing market collapse
Study / Assessment / Report by REIT France
Without concrete and robust measures with immediate effect, the production of new housing will completely stop. By domino effect, the entire residential route is blocked. Read more
Roof renovation proves its efficiency in the energy performance of individual houses
Study / Review / Report
A study commissioned by the Promotoit association quantifies for the first time the effectiveness of energy renovation of roofs in individual houses. The potential energy savings range from 24% to 39% after efficient attic insulation. Read more
Still too many sectors emitting high CO2 and not enough cooperation, according to a report
Study / Review / Report
Steel, hydrogen, agriculture... greening is long overdue in too many sectors that emit high amounts of CO2, deplores Thursday September 14 an annual report initiated at COP26, which calls on States for more cooperation. Read more
The French economy is bending but not breaking, according to the Banque de France
A slowdown but no "recession": the French economy should slow down in the third quarter while continuing to demonstrate "resilience" against a backdrop of easing prices, the governor of the Bank of France told AFP . Read more
The State is attacking "Ugly France": 24 million euros to transform around twenty commercial areas at the entrance to cities
The government launched on Monday September 11 a call for projects with a budget of 24 million euros to support the transformation of around twenty commercial zones located at the entrance to towns, symbols of "peripheral France" and the nibbling away at agricultural land. Read more
State of natural disaster recognized in 1.022 municipalities hit by drought in 2021 and 2022
A total of 1.022 municipalities hit by drought in 2021 and 2022 have been recognized as being in a state of natural disaster, according to a decree published Friday September 8 in the official journal. Read more
Tripling renewable energies in a few years, “necessary and feasible”
Renewable energy
Faced with the climate crisis, the G20 meeting in New Delhi supported for the first time this weekend a tripling of global renewable energy capacities by 2030: an ambitious and essential objective but which will require more than a declaration of intention, underline experts. Read more
The UN calls for a “revolution” to decarbonize buildings, responsible for 37% of CO2 emissions
Sustainable Development
Responsible for 37% of global CO2 emissions, the building sector must initiate a "revolution" to use less concrete and more local raw materials from biomass or recycled, an essential condition for decarbonizing construction, warns the UN in a report published Tuesday September 12. Read more
The government announces its method for renovating schools, sparking criticism from mayors
Sustainable Development
The government clarified on Thursday September 14 the outlines of its school energy renovation plan, which targets 40.000 schools renovated by 2034, asking prefects to select priority projects, a method immediately described as "recentralizing" by the Association of mayors of France (AMF). Read more
Valorissimo launches the first multi-promoter electronic signature for new real estate
Company News
This was the priority for this second quarter of 2023. Leader in the intermediated marketing of new housing in France, Valorissimo now offers multi-promoter electronic signatures, a technological feat making it the first dematerialized transactional marketplace in the real estate sector. Read more
Acorus reuses sanitary facilities reconditioned by the Cycle Up workshop for its renovation projects
Sorting / Recycling by Acorus
Acorus is supplied with reconditioned sanitary facilities by Cycle Up. This platform specializing in the reuse of construction materials which recently opened a workshop in Noisy-le-Sec (93) allows Acorus to reuse them on its renovation sites in Ile-de-France. Objective: limit waste and CO2 emissions. Read more
18 professions and 200 competitors: construction in pole position!
Contest / Prize / Trophy
From September 14 to 16, 2023, the WorldSkills national career competition will take place in Lyon Eurexpo. A major event for the region, where more than 800 young competitors, from the 14 regions of France, will compete in technical tests linked to their professions. Read more
In Morocco, the old town of Marrakech damaged by the earthquake
“That’s solid!”, taps Fatima Sanoussi with her wrinkled hand on the walls of her house. His withstood Friday evening's earthquake, dozens of others did not, and the damage was significant in the Moroccan city of Marrakech with its rich architectural heritage. Read more
Insurers will test new solutions to protect homes against the effects of drought
The insurance sector announced on Tuesday September 12 the launch of an "initiative" aimed at testing over five years the effectiveness of four types of solutions to combat soil deformation which leads to cracks in houses and a cost considerable for insurers. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
AGC Glass Building: The temple of glass in Louvain-La-Neuve
Advertising-editorial by AGC Glass France
A true sanctuary of light, the AGC Glass Europe head office is the result of the use of extra-clear glass in all its forms both for the building envelope and for the creative and elegant layout of the place. Read more
ATE presents its new site
Website update by ATE
The ATE company website has just been updated: this new version offers a clearer design and more ergonomic menus to facilitate navigation. In addition to the presentation of products and the provision of all documentation, this new site also offers news concerning water management. Read more
The ecological wood brand Kebony takes part in the Rendez-vous de la Matière + fair(e)
News Manufacturer by Kebony
Kebony will be present at the next edition of the Rendez-vous de la Matière + fair(e) show, on October 10 and 11, 2023 in Paris. Covering 700 m2, the annual show brings together more than 50 exhibitors around the materials and techniques that make up today's architecture. Read more
Rehau presents its NF recycled PVC solutions at Sibca
News Manufacturer by REHAU Window
From September 20 to 22 at the Grand Palais Éphémère on Champs-de-Mars, the Bas-Carbone Real Estate Show will be held. An opportunity for REHAU, a French designer of PVC window profiles, sliding bay windows, entrance doors and rolling shutters, to highlight its NF recycled PVC joinery as well as its low-carbon solutions to respond to the challenges of RE2020. Read more
Winners of the Oknoplast For Art artistic competition
Contest / Prize / Trophy by Oknoplast
The Oknoplast For Art competition was organized jointly by the Mocak Museum of Contemporary Art and Oknoplast, patron of the Krakow institution. The competition jury, made up of Anda Rottenberg, Andrzej Bednarczyk, Maria Anna Potocka, Edyta Kurpiel-Placek and Andrzej Starmach, deliberated and announced the competition winners at the MOCAK museum at the end of June. Read more
Stéphane's opinion on the SikaBoom®- 136 Maxi Volume
Video by Sika
Find Stéphane's opinion on the SikaBoom®- 136 Maxi Volume in this video. This expanding foam with a very high expansion volume is specially designed to fill, fill and seal large volume cavities indoors and outdoors. Read more
Reality Capture: the BLK2GO laser scanner
Video by Topocenter
The BLK2GO is a handheld imaging laser scanner that creates a digital twin of spaces in 3D as you walk through them. It's the quickest and easiest way to scan a large building, structure or environment. Read more
Testimony from Pierre, artisan painter and plasterer, user of Obat software for quotes and invoices
Video by Drug
“What is super important for me with Obat is that live I have the possibility of making a modification to my quote in real time with my client and sending them the modification directly to their email box. I spend a lot less time on quotes and that’s super important.” Discover the testimony of Pierre Noël from the Extramatt company, specializing in plastering and painting, in Cholet. Read more
Würth, always with you!
Video by Wuerth France
Würth France has more than 270.000 professional customers who trust them, more than 200 points of sale throughout France, 2.800 sales advisors and more than 100.000 references on their online store. All these elements allow them to support you in your professional projects and carry out your work successfully. Read more
Presentation of the LokentrePro platform
Video by LokentrePro
LOKENTREPRO is a platform that allows construction craftsmen who have tools that they do not often use to pay for themselves by renting them for other craftsmen who need them at a given time and especially close to their construction sites. Read more
[BEST OF] Obs’COP 2022: A mobilized planet?
Video by EDF
Relive the highlights of the morning debate on #ObsCOP thanks to the Best Of! Meet key topics of #climatechange such as perceptions, divisions, individual mobilizations, and a zoom on social networks, the United States and India. Read more
A Day with... Amaury Du Tertre, president of Logic Energy, Hellio partner company
Video by hello
Hellio goes into the field to meet those working for the energy transition: its professional building partners! For Amaury Du Tertre, president of Logic Energy, a company specializing in energy renovation in Auvergne: “Hellio has the capacity to respond to us quickly. If I want to be in a partnership relationship, the value of Hellio is to relax my working capital requirement.” Read more
Innovate for Building 2023 - Live from the FFB
Video by FFB
Current environmental and societal challenges mean that innovation constitutes a fundamental issue for the construction sector, the FFB and its members. In this sense, the event of May 25 was once again an opportunity to show that the building sector innovates and how innovation approaches are very present in the reflections and actions of companies but also more generally in the sector. Read more
Products and Materials
New Wavin Tegra measurement threshold, an innovative solution to simplify the diagnosis of sanitation networks
New product by Wavin
As part of the master plans, communities must carry out a diagnosis to identify network dysfunctions. The latter involves in particular the implementation of networked measurement points. Often laborious, this step is now simple, quick and safe with the new measurement threshold offered by Wavin. Read more
The Diamant 10 and Diamant Sérénité armored doors from Picard Serrures integrate the DOM Roq intelligent locking
Evolution produced by Picard Locks
Representing 61% of the market estimated at 550.000 units*, the contemporary design entrance door continues to appeal in both new and renovated applications. A signature of the house, it is also intended to be increasingly connected, allowing access to the home to be managed and controlled remotely. Read more
Fast Flooring, easy to install and recyclable floors from Forbo Flooring
New range by Forbo Flooring Systems
A concept exclusive to Forbo Flooring, Fast flooring integrates all of the expert's solutions in flexible flooring using free installation. Since the launch of a first LVT click in the 2010s and the advent of innovative Modul'up technology which is now celebrating 10 years of success, the design of coverings whose implementation requires no glue or adhesive asserts itself as a leitmotif at Forbo Flooring. Read more
Acova's Vuelta radiator family is growing
Range evolution by acova
To the delight of retro style lovers, Acova is enriching its range of Vuelta multi-column radiators with three new models: Vuelta vertical electric, Vuelta Spa and Vuelta Banc. Read more
Product Catalog - IDK 2023 Prices, more functional, more intuitive, more practical and more complete
New catalog
For its 25th anniversary, IDK, an independent distributor specializing in air conditioning, ENR heating and ventilation accessories and equipment, is updating its catalog. The 2023 edition brings together all the products that have made the company's history as well as trendy new products, including a new ventilation offer. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Citizen participation at the heart of the design of the Étoile eco-district
Located in the Greater Geneva urban area, the Étoile eco-district is a mixed project of housing, tertiary activities, hotels, training, shops and local services that are exemplary in terms of environment and energy. Read more
The reconstruction of Notre-Dame is progressing as planned, the arrow visible during the Olympics
Construction site
The reconstruction of Notre-Dame is progressing as planned despite the disappearance this summer of General Jean-Louis Georgelin, who supervised the work, and his spire will be visible at the opening of the Olympic Games in July 2024, his successor assured Thursday. Read more
In a schoolyard near Paris, an “oasis” to better cope with the heatwave
Lawn, more shade, and even a stream: in a school in Lilas, near Paris, the formerly concrete courtyard has been redeveloped into an “oasis” of freshness, a way of adapting to the developing heatwave in cities and which the government wants to promote. Read more
End of construction at the "cursed" lighthouse in Tévennec
It is said to be "cursed" or haunted: the Tévennec lighthouse, off the coast of Pointe du Raz (Finistère), has just been renovated after five months of an extraordinary project, in an area of ​​violent currents dotted of islets on the water's edge. Read more
Quadral Promotion rehabilitates an emblematic hotel in the heart of Reims
Quadral Promotion, an entity dedicated to the promotion of the Quadral Group, announces the launch of renovation work on the L'Univers hotel in Reims. This ambitious project recently reached an important milestone with the acquisition of the land by Quadral Promotion from CF Invest, and the off-plan resale the same day to ALTIXIA REIM. Read more
Products of the week

Storm buffer basin

Blade for wooden cladding

PSE plaster support solution

Acoustic spinning blade



Knauf Danoline


Profiling machine with aluminum coping in 1mm thickness

PVC interior and exterior aluminum carpentry

Parquet with the appearance of a fabric, birch fiber

Tower Crane / Mobile Crane Anti-Collision Assistance System


Millet Group

Margaritelli France

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