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Weekly Building News
2024 - Week 01
Smic, MaPrimeRénov', housing... what changed on January 1, 2024
Study / Review / Report
Increase in the minimum wage, modification of MaPrimeRénov', launch of MaPrimeAdapt', sorting of organic waste, compulsory solar panels in car parks, free recovery of building waste... Overview of what has changed on January 1, 2024. Read more
Price gaps are widening between thermal strainers and less energy-intensive goods
Study / Review / Report
Since the Climate Law passed in 2021 and establishing constraints for the rental of properties considered as thermal sieves, and in a context of rising energy prices, housing with a DPE F or G has seen its value sharply decrease these last two years. Read more
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In short
The number of building permits continues to fall over 12 months
Study / Review / Report
The number of building permits continued to decrease in November with 372.500 new housing units authorized over one year, a drop over 12 months of 25,5%, according to provisional figures from the Ministry of Ecological Transition published on Friday December 29. Read more
9th observatory of tile roofing renovation: for roofers, cautious optimism and uncertainties for the future
Study / Review / Report
Conditions and forecasts of activities, order books, quotes, recruitment, morale of roofers... the Tile Roofing Renovation Observatory is a telephone survey of 800 roofers conducted twice a year since 2019 by the French Tiles Federation and Bricks. It offers an overview of trends on a national and regional scale. Read more
Artificial intelligence in the construction sector according to Buildots
Study / Assessment / Report by Buildings
Artificial intelligence is a hot topic in today's world, whether it is self-driving vehicles or AI that generates texts or images. Many industries are experiencing, or at least beginning to experience, a unique transformation with the introduction of AI. Read more
Natural hydrogen: the oil of the 21st century?
Study / Review / Report
The ASTERES firm publishes a note on natural hydrogen and its potential economic impact. Hydrogen of geological origin has long been neglected; the consensus was that hydrogen did not exist in its pure state on Earth. Recent discoveries completely challenge this view, demonstrating that the Earth continually produces it. Read more
Real estate credit: a start to the year marked by the return of banks to the market with slightly falling rates
The end of last year initiated a dynamic which continues at the start of 2024. The banks have all expressed their desire to resume the production of real estate credit in a macroeconomic context, although still affected by geopolitical instability , which brought its share of good news: drop in inflation, dynamism of world stock markets, drop in the 10-year OAT. Read more
Three good news for the climate since the Paris agreement
The world is far from reducing its greenhouse gas emissions enough to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. However, real progress has been made since 2015: the climate trajectory, still threatening, has improved and the rise of renewable energies is occurring faster than expected. Read more
Assistance in adapting senior housing includes home automation with the new MaPrimeAdapt’ system
Public finances
With the entry into force on January 1, 2024 of "MaPrimeAdapt'", an aid managed by the ANAH and dedicated to the adaptation of housing for the elderly or disabled, home automation and digital solutions become subsidized alongside traditional related work. to the shower or even to the accessibility of housing. Read more
Social housing: the Rhône prefecture takes back control in seven municipalities
Seven municipalities in the Rhône department lost their jurisdiction over building permits for collective housing on January 1 to the prefecture, penalized for their shortcomings in the construction of social housing. Read more
City policy: 111 new districts classified as “priority” in 2024
One hundred and eleven districts will join the list of priority districts of the city policy (QPV) on January 1, 40 leaving for a total of 1.362 sites now classified as priority in mainland France, according to a decree published on Saturday December 30 in the Official Journal. Read more
Paris City Hall “willing to speak again” with PSG at the Parc des Princes
Paris City Hall is "willing to speak again" with Paris SG on a possible sale of the Parc des Princes, declared Thursday January 4 the First Deputy of Anne Hidalgo, estimating that an enlarged stadium could see the light of day in 2027. Read more
Hellio partnership and the Villes de France association to support local elected officials towards their energy performance objectives
Company News by hello
It was on the occasion of the Mayors and Local Authorities Show that Pierre Maillard, Chairman and CEO of Hellio, and Gil Avérous, President of Villes de France, concluded a partnership aimed at supporting elected officials from cities and intermunicipalities of 10 to 100.000 inhabitants towards greater energy efficiency. Read more
Three companies will pay a fine of 1,7 million euros in the corruption case within the social landlord of Martigues
Three companies will pay a fine of a total of 1,7 million euros to put an end to the proceedings against them in the context of a corruption case within the social landlord of the city of Martigues, announced the public prosecutor's office in Marseille Wednesday January 3. Read more
Helvet Immo loans: BNP Paribas could pay up to 600 million euros
After its conviction on appeal at the end of November in the Helvet Immo property loan affair, BNP Paribas found an amicable solution with the consumer association CLCV, which could cost it between 400 and 600 million euros. . Read more
Mondial du Bâtiment 2024: an enriched edition designed to understand the ongoing changes
After a reinvented and fully successful 2022 edition, bringing together more than 110.000 visitors and 1.720 exhibitors, the Mondial du Bâtiment and the three trade shows BATIMAT, INTERCLIMA and IDÉOBAIN, return from September 30 to October 3, 2024 at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Xella: 100 years of cellular concrete
Birthday by xella
In 2023, cellular concrete is celebrating its 100th anniversary! This 100% mineral material is still one of the constructive solutions of the future. Light, natural, healthy, ecological and benefiting from excellent thermal performance, it is a certain alternative to meet the challenges of the new RE2020 regulations. Read more
Watco launches “Watco for professionals”, expertise at the service of professionals
News Manufacturer by watco
WATCO® has always prided itself on providing quality solutions and exceptional customer service. The brand is committed to supporting its customers in their maintenance projects and advising them as best as possible to contribute to their success; this is why the “Watco® for professionals” service was designed to better meet their specific needs. Read more
New Testo training on best practices and mandatory measures for heat pumps and air conditioning
News Manufacturer by Text
As part of the ecological transition, public authorities are encouraging the installation of heat pumps in homes. In order to help professionals master the regulatory and practical aspects of the measurements to be carried out during the commissioning or maintenance of a heat pump, the Testo Academy offers a new training module. Read more
Daniel Hager, new chairman of the supervisory board of Hager Group
Appointment by Hager Group
Daniel Hager took over as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Hager Group on December 1, 2023, succeeding long-time Chairman Günther Fleig. At the same time, FilipThon, Chairman of the Board of Directors of E.ON Deutschland, succeeds Evi Hager as member of the Supervisory Board. Read more
Autodesk announces “Autodesk AI”
Developer News by Autodesk
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) announced Autodesk AI, technology that unlocks creativity, helps solve problems, and eliminates unproductive work in the industries that design and manufacture the world around us. Read more
Evening Les Talenteuses
Video by Semin
At Semin, highlighting women in the construction industry is important. They are proud to have honored these exceptional women! They are convinced that these remarkable and inspiring women represent the future of the sector. The talent is in their hands! Read more
Thermal renovation of an ERP roof: Fesco Knauf Therm
Video by Knauf Danoline
Discover the renovation of the Intermarché de Saumur (49) in video. The mixed Fesco – Knauf Therm system was implemented in response to the technical constraint which was to retain the existing framework. Read more
Automate your DOE with Expert Siniat PRO: Simplify your process and save time
Video by BIM Partitions
Discover how Expert Siniat PRO revolutionizes the creation of Executed Work Files (DOE) by simplifying and accelerating this often time-consuming and complex process. Read more
275 Years Creating Homes | The history of Villeroy & Boch
Video by Villeroy & Boch
Join Villeroy & Boch Jubilee hosts Désirée Nosbusch and Andrew Boateng for an exciting journey through the company’s history. You will notably discover their unique head office in Mettlach with its surprising contrasts, through tradition and modernity. Read more
Expert opinion: SYbois study manager
Video by Millet Group
Today's focus is on the job of design office manager in the SYbois subsidiary, manufacturer of wooden frame walls and facades. Meet Nathan and Charly, they explain their missions to you and above all why they love this job so much. Read more
Protherm Light: Coating for passive fire protection of steel, concrete and brick buildings
Video by Edilteco France
PROTHERM LIGHT® is a range of pre-mixed, lightweight and heat-insulating coatings for the fire protection of structural elements made of steel, concrete and brick. Read more
“Installing a Pack’eau rainwater recovery tank” and “how to use rainwater?”
Video by Sebico
Discover in video the installation of Sebico's Pack'eau rainwater recovery tank and concrete examples on the use of this rainwater. Read more
Energy transition: Hellio supports Bourbon-Lancy - Meeting with Mayor Edith Gueugneau
Video by hello
Meeting with Édith Gueugneau, mayor of Bourbon-Lancy, a town committed to the energy transition, which Hellio supported. Medieval town center, spa resort, half-timbered house, this is what makes Bourbon-Lancy (71) famous. A town of 5.000 inhabitants which has seen a proliferation of projects around ecological transition for several years. Read more
Products and Materials
Edilteco France and CarbonCure launch an innovation to recycle and reuse wastewater from concrete plants
New product by Edilteco France
Edilteco France, as a partner and exclusive distributor of CarbonCure Technologies, announces the launch on the French market of a new innovative solution for the recycling and reuse of waste water from concrete plant basins. Read more
Knauf Ceiling Solutions launches Scalatoustic, its new acoustic and aesthetic ceiling tile
New product by Knauf Ceiling Solutions
Whether it is construction or renovation, when it is necessary to undertake work, the first challenge for project managers is respecting the budget. All the more true in the public, where envelopes tend to be reduced. To respond to this market problem, manufacturers must imagine products with the best quality/price ratio. Read more
Arkeon Energy Systems launches the SmartPac heat pump
New product by Arkeon Energy Systems
Arkeon Energy Systems launches the SmartPac, the high temperature, high efficiency and high power heat pump. It represents a very low-carbon, autonomous alternative to boilers, sought after by landlords, co-owners and managers of tertiary premises. Read more
Watco's Epoxy Grip Maxi paint for exceptional slip resistance
Zoom produced by watco
In the classification of work accidents, incidents linked to slipping or loss of balance are called “falls on the same level”. This designation designates situations where a worker has fallen while moving at ground level, without being at height. Read more
Polycor’s “A Better Brick” natural stone brick wins the Muuuz International Award 2023
Contest / Prize / Trophy by Polycor
Polycor, the global leader in the natural stone industry, has won with distinction the Muuuz International Award (MIAW) 2023, in the Design, Materials and Cladding category, thanks to its natural stone brick. Read more
Projects and Achievements
A maritime museum by 2028 inside the ramparts of Saint-Malo
A maritime museum in Saint-Malo (Ille-et-Vilaine) should see the light of day in 2028 inside its famous ramparts, the Breton city announced a few days ago. Read more
The spire of Notre-Dame will be “clearly visible” at the time of the Olympics, promises Philippe Jost
Construction site
The spire of Notre-Dame de Paris, ravaged by a fire in 2019, will be "clearly visible" in the sky of the French capital at the time of the Olympic Games", promised Wednesday January 3 Philippe Jost who heads the public establishment responsible for reconstruction site. Read more
Ehret dresses the facades of the new day hospital in Monchy-Saint-Eloi (60) with elegant shutters
Realization by The honor
It is in Monchy-Saint-Eloi in Oise that the Leopold Bellan Foundation opened the doors of its new day hospital. A functional and logistical project linked to the Specialized Reception Center (MAS) already founded, thus creating a center of medical excellence within the ZAC with a vocation for personal services. Read more
Syntesis Casement Doors: invisibility for the complete re-design of a raw delivered apartment
Realization by Eclisse France
Sliding or hinged, ECLISSE interior doors, Syntesis collection, have been designed flush with the wall and without contour. The extra thickness of traditional doors disappears to leave the partition perfectly smooth. Only a chrome handle materializes the opening. Read more
Polygood France equips the Rosalie hotel with eco-design toilet tops made from recycled plastic
Realization by Polygood
Located in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, a stone's throw from Place d'Italie, the 2022-star Rosalie hotel offers high-end services while being a model of respect for the environment. In 60, the hotel is undergoing a complete renovation of its XNUMX rooms and outdoor spaces. Read more
Products of the week

Draining coating for your outdoor spaces

Natural terracotta facing tiles

Aluminum railing

Aluminum multi-material wall sliding window


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Millet Group

Fire resistance of Copanel fiber cement facade panels

Hamburg handles: a summary of HOPPE know-how

Lead-free mirror with full opacity

Construction management software



AGC Glass France


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