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2023 - Week 45
Is the rise in mortgage rates behind us?
Many scales received are oriented upwards: between 10 and 40 basic points (more rarely). Since the start of the school year in September, we have noted a slowdown in the increase which is also reflected today in stable scales, rare but present, as well as 2 banks which lower their scale by 10 or 20 basis points depending on the profiles. Read more
Boom in second homes: in which regions are the French building the most?
Study / Review / Report
The construction market experienced a real improvement between 2017 and 2022. Between very low interest rates, the health crisis and the introduction of teleworking, many French people have invested in a new second home to benefit from more large space inside and outside, and more calm away from big cities. Read more
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As winter approaches, how can you control your heating consumption?
Study / Review / Report
The drop in temperatures highlights the now traditional subject of the season: heating and its cost. The French are wondering about the most energy-intensive item in their home, as evidenced by the results of the survey carried out by Odoxa for Voltalis in October 2023 (1). Read more
Thermal strainers: a good investment for nearly 1 in 2 French people
Study / Review / Report
In the current economic context marked by a tight real estate market and persistent inflation, access to property is becoming increasingly difficult for many households. Read more
Longer and more frequent payment delays strongly impact small businesses
Study / Review / Report
In 2023, 97% of French companies have granted payment deadlines[1] to their customers, with an average deadline of 48 days. Despite this, 82% of businesses have experienced late payments in the last 12 months. The majority of them say that they were even longer and more frequent. Read more
2 out of 3 employees attracted by the idea of ​​financing the premises of their own company
Study / Review / Report
Real estate crowdfunding could offer a new way for companies and their employees to collectively finance their professional premises. Bricks.co conducted a survey to find out more about employees' opinions on this innovative model. Read more
France lagging behind on district heating networks
Study / Review / Report
Connections to district heating in France have almost doubled in ten years but this growth remains "insufficient" for a heating method that emits less greenhouse gases and is 20 to 30% less expensive, according to the latest annual survey of the sector presented Tuesday November 7. Read more
French GDP expected to rise slightly in the fourth quarter according to the Banque de France
Economic activity should continue to grow slightly in the fourth quarter compared to the previous three months, between 0,1% and 0,2%, in a context of slowing inflation, the Bank of France indicated on Wednesday November 8. Read more
Immigration law: the Senate removes the “professions in tension” measure and tightens the “regularizations” section of the government
The Senate printed during the night from Wednesday to Thursday, November 9, a tightening of the most emblematic part of the immigration bill, concerning regularization in professions in shortage, a turn of the screw deemed "acceptable" by the government, in search of an agreement at all costs in Parliament. Read more
Minister Vergriete promises to “provide resources” for the construction of social housing
The Minister Delegate for Housing Patrice Vergriete promised Thursday, November 9 to "put resources" into relaunching the construction of social housing, despite the current rise in land prices. Read more
Young workers facing the housing crisis
More than 4 out of 10 young people have already refused a job due to lack of housing. A figure revealed by the study carried out at the end of August by OpinionWay for The Boost Society (formerly the Kley group), French leader in the coliving market as an investor, owner and operator. Together, they question 18-24 year olds about how they are experiencing the housing crisis and the solutions they are looking for to remedy it. Read more
MPs advocate one-year parental leave paid at 67% of salary
A parliamentary report produced by two MPs recommends "one-year parental leave" paid at "67% of salary" to meet the "fundamental needs of the child" highlighted by neuroscience. Read more
Christine Leconte, face of the transition of architects
Organization News
More political and more media-oriented than her predecessors, the president of the Order of Architects, Christine Leconte, embodies a profession increasingly at the forefront of ecological transition. Read more
A few weeks before the launch of MaPrimeAdapt', craft construction companies are ready!
News Organization by CAPEB
On November 9, the Silver Economy sector took stock of the operational implementation of MaPrimeAdapt' from January 1, 2024. An opportunity for CAPEB to recall that artisanal construction companies, competent and numerous throughout the territories, are ready to take up the challenge of accessibility and adaptability of housing, projects that they are already largely carrying out. Read more
Collapsed balcony in Angers: AFCAB recalls the importance of certification in the building sector
The appeal trial following the recent Angers balcony collapse will deliver its decision on May 28, 2024. While this tragedy has already drawn attention to the safety challenges in the construction sector , it is essential to highlight an often neglected aspect: the certification of concrete reinforcements. Read more
Five years after the tragedy, trial and reconstruction in sight for rue d'Aubagne in Marseille
On November 5, 2018, eight people lost their lives in the collapse of two buildings in the heart of Marseille. Five years after this tragedy of substandard housing, the judicial investigation is now over and this popular thoroughfare will finally be able to rebuild itself. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
The new solar adventure of Jean-Jacques Laurent, former director of PRB, with his daughter Cécilia Segarra
New Manufacturer by Solarem
The Vendéens know Jean-Jacques LAURENT well, the former manager of PRB, an emblematic company of the department which he managed from 2003 to 2023 (the company was sold in 2022). Read more
Review of VEKA activities and news with Emmanuel Demesmay, General Director
News Manufacturer by VEKA
After 9 months in charge of the general management of VEKA France, a range extruder and designer of PVC joinery, Emmanuel Demesmay draws up a positive assessment of the company. Despite the slowdown in the market currently felt in new construction, he remains confident about the opportunities available to the French subsidiary. Read more
Kebony announces its participation in the Paysalia show
News Manufacturer by Kebony
Since 2009, Paysalia has been the essential professional exhibition for the landscape industry. The next edition will be held at Eurexpo Lyon, from December 5 to December 7, 2023. As a major figure in the wood of tomorrow, the eco-responsible brand Kebony will be one of the exhibitors. Read more
Clareo, the only lighting manufacturer to offer flash delivery in less than 4 hours
News Manufacturer by lightening
In the context of renovations or construction of new buildings, the supply of equipment in the construction world is a real strategic issue. Indeed, a late delivery or too slow delivery on a site can have significant consequences for customers: team stopped, penalties for delays, blocking of the progress of other trades, etc. Read more
Welcomr awarded the Gold Trophy for Innovation from APS, Safety and Security exhibition
Contest / Prize / Trophy by Welcome
Welcomr won the prestigious Gold Trophy for Innovation during the 2023 edition of the APS Show, the unmissable meeting place for safety, security and cyber-prevention experts. A true benchmark in the field of security, this year the APS Show brought together more than 110 exhibitors and welcomed more than 4000 professional visitors, all of whom came to discover the innovations in the field of security and access control of tomorrow. Read more
Crimp distributor collector assembly tutorial for heating and sanitary installation in PER tubes
Video by Thermacoma
Easily install a Thermacome brass crimp collector/distributor for your per tube sanitary and heating installations, does that tempt you? The DN12 and DN16 collectors assemble together. 2 in 1 they can be used either for heating or for sanitation. Direct crimping on DN 12 or DN 16 outlets, Isolation valves integrated on each circuit, 55 mm center distance to easily pass the crimper heads. Read more
Axovia Multipro 3S io, motorize your swing gate: test and customer reviews from David | Somfy pro
Video by Somfy
Discover this complete review of the Somfy Pro Axovia Multipro 3S IO comfort pack by David. In this video, David, manufacturer and joinery installer, presents in detail the features and advantages of this comfort pack from Somfy. Read more
Gare Villejuif - Gustave Roussy - Installation of platform facades on line 15 South
Did you know that the installation of platform facades required 3 months of work for a single station? This is the stage currently taking place in Villejuif - Gustave Roussy, almost 50 m underground. The #15Sud line is adorned with platform facades essential to the safety of travelers. What if we took a closer look at this? It's this way ! Read more
Seen from above - Episode 4 - The Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame d'Auffay
Video by Tubesca Comabi
Tubesca-Comabi has developed an exceptional solution for the renovation of the spire of the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame d'Auffay, including a 72-meter scaffolding with 36 levels and a 25-meter self-stable section. Discover in pictures this major project which highlights the expertise of Tubesca Comabi. Read more
Learning, REP, 2024 trends (with a break already in the middle)
Video by Do everything
This first episode "C'est Du Pro" addresses the subject of the apprenticeship contract, the lunch break on construction sites, Extended Producer Responsibility and the materials to come for 2024. In short, eight minutes to understand everything about latest construction news. “C’est du Pro” is a video program specially designed for craftsmen and the construction sector. Its aim is to give everyone the keys to staying informed about the latest innovations and being a source of suggestions for their customers! Read more
Doctoral Students Day 2023 - Knowledge Management Prize
Video by CSTB
Assessment of the energy renovation potential of a territory as part of massification initiatives. Name of doctoral student: RIT Martin. Thesis start: 2021. School and partners: Mines Paris Tech Persée, Process Center, Renewable Energies, Energy Systems. Read more
Purform® Sika technology, the alternative to the Reach 2023 obligation
Video by Sika
A new regulatory obligation came into force on August 24, 2023 with regard to the European REACH regulation. It concerns products containing more than 0,1% of diisocyanate monomers. Training is required to handle these products. It is personal and its lifespan is 5 years. Read more
Aquéo, the new Atlantic electric water heater
Video by Atlantic
Discover Aquéo, the new Atlantic electric water heater to save energy! Aquéo is a concentrate of technology for hot water production adapted to your needs. With its intuitive touchscreen interface, view and adjust the quantity of hot water available and activate Eco+ and Absence modes to save money. Read more
Products and Materials
Lit and safe thanks to Würth France
Guide / Advice / Tutorial by Wuerth France
Site lighting is essential for working in optimal conditions, whatever the level of light, even when it is low. It improves efficiency and safety on the construction site by ensuring good visibility. Read more
Cordless concrete nailer GNB 18V-38 Biturbo Bosch Professional
New product by Bosch Australia
To quickly fix drywall rails, cable trays, ducts, etc. in hard materials such as concrete and steel, the nailer is a very practical tool. After the 18V cordless wood nailers, and to respond to this type of application, Bosch is launching the GNB 18V-38 Professional, the first cordless concrete nailer equipped with BITURBO technology. Read more
New generation of Sylvania Lenzo LED track spotlights
New range by Sylvania
In museums, galleries and retail outlets, lighting should leave nothing to chance. It consists of obtaining the right balance between visual comfort, highlighting the works exhibited and the products on the shelves, without forgetting energy savings and longevity of the installation. Read more
Wicona enriches its new generation facade range with the Wictec 50 NG Traverse-Traverse
Range evolution by Wicona
After the marketing in 2021 of its new generation facade range, marked by the WICTEC 60 NG system intended for large-span curtain walls, this year WICONA completes its offer and launches the WICTEC 50 NG Traverse-Traverse facade. Read more
Qlima reversible heat pumps: the solution for heating at a lower cost
Zoom produced by Qlima
It's difficult to know how to heat yourself this winter with the rise in fuel and electricity prices. Unfortunately, we will not be able to do without heating when the temperatures drop. Faced with soaring energy costs, many French people are thinking about more economical heating solutions. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Foamglas cellular glass insulation chosen for the construction of the roof of the Aquatic and Crossing Center in Saint-Denis (93)
Construction site by Foamglass
Unique in the world, the roof of the Aquatic Center in Saint-Denis has a light wooden structure, including catenes with a span of 90 meters, with a surface area exceeding 10.000 m2, with slopes of up to 38% at the high points. Read more
Korus Group is redeveloping part of the head office of Caisse d'Épargne Côte d'Azur in Nice in order to move towards flex office
Construction site
The South-Mediterranean Regional Directorate of Korus Group, expert in consulting, design and creation of professional spaces, was asked to redevelop the eighth floor (550 m2) of the historic head office of the Caisse d'Epargne Côte d' Azure in Nice. Read more
Hellio supported the municipality of Maslives in its energy transition to facilitate the renovation of its school
Realization by hello
Hellio, a leading player in energy efficiency in France, recently advised the municipality of Maslives (41) in the pursuit of its energy transition, supporting it in particular in obtaining the aid necessary for carrying out the work on its primary school. Read more
The Lumen office building in Lyon streamlines and automates access for +500 residents 24/7 thanks to Welcomr cloud access control
Realization by Welcome
The Lumen building in Lyon, 8 floors high and welcoming more than 500 residents, was equipped with Welcomr access control in order to streamline access management for residents and visitors to the building while integrating with software already existing. Read more
Acorus carries out the renovation of 143 student studios in Amiens for Kaufman & Broad
Realization by Acorus
The Acorus Group, a French ETI pioneer in eco-renovation of occupied sites (1.600 employees - €265M turnover), carried out the renovation of a 143-room Kaufman & Broad student residence in Amiens for an amount of 2,5 million euros. Read more
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Extreme resistance door handle

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