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Weekly Building News
2023 - Week 50
The building industry is entering recession: the FFB calls on the government to act
Conjuncture by FFB
While the economic and financial context remains unfavorable, the hope of support for the sector through the finance law for 2024 is dwindling. Its entry into recession becomes inevitable. Read more
Discover the winners of the 2023 Batinfo Innovation Trophies
Contest / Prize / Trophy by Bat info
More than 3.000 professionals voted in at least one category to distinguish the most innovative products, software and services of the year. Discover now the complete winners of the 2023 Batinfo Innovation Trophies. Read more
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Firewood, “sacrificed” in government projections, estimates the industry
Combustible energy
The importance of wood heating is underestimated in the energy strategy proposed by the government before a law expected in 2024, said representatives of this sector, during meetings Thursday 8 and Friday 9 December in Paris devoted to renewable heat . Read more
Housing: major players in the sector denounce the government's incomprehensible abandonment
The Housing Alliance, which brings together major players in the sector, called on Friday December 15 for "an emergency plan" on the subject, criticizing the "incomprehensible abandonment of the government" and its policy "without a global vision". Read more
Citizens and businesses expect a lot from States to act against climate change
Study / Assessment / Report by ADEME
On the occasion of COP28, ADEME presents the 24th wave of the barometer on “The French's social representations of climate change”, with, this year, in addition to the general public, a sample of economic decision-makers, already interviewed in 2018 . Read more
Crafts, champion of entrepreneurship in France in 2022, mainly in construction and services
Study / Review / Report
Crafts were “the champion” of entrepreneurship in 2022, with a 7% increase in business creations in this sector, noted the ISM-MAAF barometer on Wednesday, December 13. Read more
Carpet is making a comeback in French interiors
Study / Review / Report
It retains heat, absorbs sounds and warms the atmosphere even with a neutral color: despite all this, carpet has experienced a long commercial decline in France which the sector considers to have stopped, even speaking of a "rebound". Read more
The French and teleworking: where are we?
Study / Review / Report
Teleworking, hybrid work, employee expectations, managers' responses... Parella unveils the results of its 2023 barometer on changes in work modes and spaces, a national study conducted by the CSA Research institute. Read more
New protection for home loans if a child is seriously ill
Insurers will provide a "family assistance" guarantee in certain contracts on real estate loans to cover parents having to accompany a seriously ill child or victim of a life accident, the Financial Sector Advisory Committee indicated on Wednesday, December 13 (CCSF). Read more
The Banque de France expects a modest increase in GDP in the 4th quarter
Economic activity in France should grow modestly by 0,1% in the fourth quarter thanks to the services sector, the Bank of France indicated on Monday December 11, the country thus avoiding recession after a third quarter in the red. Read more
Energy sobriety: eco-friendly actions accessible to all to reduce their consumption and their gas bill
Sustainable Development
Whatever the characteristics of the home, there are efficient gas heating solutions. Achieving significant energy savings with a real impact on your bill is possible. Read more
Outcry against LNG storage in the suburbs of Strasbourg
Combustible energy
It is a unique project in France: in the suburbs of Strasbourg, the establishment of a storage and distribution site for liquefied natural gas (LNG) arouses strong opposition, but its operators defend an investment in the service of ecological transition . Read more
The opposition at Paris town hall criticizes a debt of almost 10 billion euros
The right and center opposition to the PS mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo denounced Tuesday, December 12, the level of debt of the city which should approach 10 billion euros at the end of her mandate, in 2026, according to the majority's own predictions. Read more
In the Panier district of Marseille, life was more beautiful before Airbnb
“Airbnb out!” : the slogan in black letters is repeated on the pastel facades of Le Panier, the oldest district of Marseille but also, behind the scenes, the epicenter of Airbnb-type rentals, less and less tolerated by residents confronted with the scourge of poor housing. Read more
Publication of the practical guide CSTB Éditions “Controlled mechanical ventilation in residential areas – 2nd edition”
Delivered by CSTB Editions
CSTB Éditions presents an essential guide for any ventilation professional which takes into account all the recommendations from NF DTU 68.3. Read more
Justice orders the dismantling of seven wind turbines in Hérault
Justice decision
Epilogue of a three-year legal saga, the dismantling of a park of seven wind turbines in Hérault was ordered by the Nîmes Court of Appeal, as well as the restoration of the site, within a period of 15 months. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Rheinzink obtains Qualiopi certification for its mobile training
News Manufacturer by RHEINZINK
Rheinzink, the leading manufacturer of zinc for buildings, has just obtained QUALIOPI certification for its mobile training. Read more
CSR and Digitalization, Knauf is increasingly committed
News Manufacturer by Knauf Danoline
Family company founded in 1932, the Knauf Group, world leader in the production of plasterboard, has a turnover of 15,4 billion euros. More than a family company, this family of companies today has more than 40.000 employees spread across 92 countries through 304 factories. Read more
Edilteco unveils a new website dedicated to its flooring range
New website by Edilteco France
EDILTECO France, specialist and manufacturer of floor systems such as prestressed concrete joists and polystyrene insulating interjoists, announces the launch of its brand new website. Read more
Special new RE2020 thresholds: Knauf supports professionals
Guide / Advice / Tutorial by Knauf Danoline
Knauf deploys 3 systems to support project managers, thermal design offices and companies in their choice of insulation or interior design systems compatible with the 2025 thresholds of RE 2020 and eco-designed projects. Read more
Cedeo unveils the new 3D bathroom desire configurator
Online tools by Cedeo
Accessible on cedeo.fr, the new 3D configurator of Envie de salle de bain the CEDEO showroom is a free, simple and fun tool which allows you to virtually design a personalized bathroom project through an intuitive and totally immersive journey . Read more
Choosing the right legal status for your business in 2023
Video by legal start
Learn how to choose the PERFECT legal status for your business in 2023. In this video, Legalstart accompanies you through the twists and turns of the legal landscape to guide you towards the status most suited to your business project. Read more
Penetrating oil Multi-function lubricant Eco responsible Transyl® 97
Video by Durieu
Discover the new Transyl® 97 - Multifunction lubricant penetrating oil and its eco-responsible formula (97% biosourced product). Read more
Organic facing coating: Revlane RF 1.6
Video by Parexlanko
REVLANE RF 1.6 is a fire-retardant organic facing coating intended for the facades of buildings (new or existing) and for ITE systems in the PARISO range. It is available in a color chart of 200 shades and provides a floated finish appearance. Read more
Installation of a Pack’eau rainwater recovery tank
Video by Sebico
Presentation of the layout and phases of installation of a Sebico Pack'eau rainwater recovery tank. Steps for assembling this tank and the various connections to the house as well as its ventilation. Read more
Expert words: R&D project manager
Video by Millet Group
Today we present to you Sébastien, research and development project manager in the Millet group. Creativity, rigor, technical knowledge are the main qualities necessary to describe the position he occupies. Read more
What's new in ZW3D 2024: Improved repetitions
Video by ZW France
Important improvement in ZW3D 2024, optimization of repetitions. Benefit from significant time savings when repeating functions. Read more
Profalux Neosol Test Timelaps - Solar motorization
Video by Profalux
A solar roller shutter that operates for 50 days in total darkness, is it possible? Yes it's possible ! Watch the full-scale test, in real conditions of use on a house in Haute-Savoie (74) during winter 2023, and under bailiff supervision. Read more
Beaches without plastic waste: for eco-exemplary coastal communities
While 80% of marine waste comes from land, and plastic waste is the most widespread in our oceans, the Plastic Waste-Free Beaches charter promotes coastal communities that are committed to the fight against plastic waste. Read more
Products and Materials
Special urban planning, green spaces, motorway areas: Alkern offers the Équinoxe picnic set
Range evolution by Alkern
Alkern offers a range recognized by developers and urban planners dedicated to urban development. Thanks to a multitude of responses dedicated to roads, passive safety or even street furniture, the industrialist ideally responds to the wishes of clients looking for solutions combining aesthetics, durability and resistance. Read more
ORSYmobil utility vehicle fittings
Zoom produced by Wuerth France
For more than 30 years, Würth teams have been working to provide high-performance systems and solutions that meet the needs of professionals. This is why Würth France has developed ORSYmobil, the customizable, secure and reusable solution for fitting out utility vehicles. Read more
Optimization of driveways: practical and aesthetic solutions
Technical solutions by Solujoints
Driveways aren't just functional; they also add an essential aesthetic touch to your property's curb appeal. However, their optimization often presents a challenge, because they must withstand frequent use and various climatic conditions while maintaining a welcoming appearance. Read more
EAS Solutions presents Nicole, LED luminaires dedicated to public spaces which save up to 95% energy
New range by EAS-Solutions
EAS Solutions, specialist in professional LED lighting, presents NICOLE, a range of LED reflector luminaires with optimized light spectra which improve the quality of lighting with better recognition of colors and contrasts while consuming little energy. Read more
Buildots unveils new AI-assisted planning and tracking features to combat construction delays
Software update by Buildings
Buildots, the award-winning leader in AI-powered automated construction progress tracking, announced the launch of Plan Tracker, a new suite of features that allows managers to accurately plan and track weekly activities and milestones keys using project-specific data. Read more
Projects and Achievements
In Brest, houses made of recycled cardboard and “zero concrete”
Construction site
The floor is made of cardboard, the walls are made of cardboard, the ceiling is made of cardboard... In Brest, the social landlord BMH is building six houses from recycled cardboard, a first in France in the field of social housing. Read more
Notre-Dame finds its rooster, a new marker of its rebirth
Construction site
The rooster regained its place on Saturday at the top of Notre-Dame de Paris, a new strong symbol for the cathedral ravaged by flames in 2019 and which is due to reopen in less than a year. Read more
Olympic Games-2024: 4 times fewer workplace accidents than on comparable sites, according to Bernard Thibault
Construction site
To date, there have been four times fewer work accidents on a 2024 Olympic Games construction site than on comparable construction sites, according to the former head of the CGT Bernard Thibault, involved in the Olympic organizing committee. Read more
The historic THF Tower at the former Berlin Tempelhof Airport becomes a panoramic observation platform
Realization by Kebony
The redevelopment work at Berlin's historic Tempelhof Airport has just reached a major milestone. A new 600 m2 walkway was inaugurated on the roof of the building, and the airport tower now hosts a 360° observation platform, 26 meters high. Both were made from Kebony wood. Read more
Ranking of 2023 innovation projects
Contest / Prize / Trophy by FFB
At the end of the annual Technical Seminar of the Pôle Habitat FFB, the Pôle Habitat FFB Communication reveals the winners of the 2023 Innovation Projects, a competition which puts into competition the latest innovations from its national industrial partners tested throughout the year with pilot members. Read more
Products of the week

Basement top beam up to 6 meters span

Tank for storage and retention of rainwater

Long bricks and plates

Aluminum sliding door



Rairies Montrieux

Millet Group

Insulation solutions for converted attics

Customizable acoustic ceiling tiles

Acoustic pocket door with 43 dB sound reduction

100% web-based quote and invoice software for carpentry professionals


Knauf Danoline

Eclisse France


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