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Weekly Building News
2024 - Week 02
Reshuffle: government abandons housing as sector goes through unprecedented crisis
The absence of appointment of a full-time Minister of Housing under the government of Gabriel Attal has sparked numerous reactions of bitterness and incomprehension, while this sector is experiencing a serious crisis in France. Read more
2024 starts under better auspices for real estate loan rates
At the start of the year, the news is good for borrowers. Among the scales received and although not all banking partners have yet communicated them (scales are still expected this week), the stabilization movement is confirmed. Thus 50% of the scales received are stable and the other half are decreasing. Read more
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The reduction in energy consumption in homes with good DPE is lower than expected according to a study
Study / Review / Report
Living in housing with a good energy performance diagnosis (DPE) leads to a lower than expected reduction in real household energy consumption, according to a study by the Economic Analysis Council (CAE) published Wednesday January 10. Read more
The decline in property prices is expected to continue in 2024
Study / Review / Report
Real estate prices are expected to continue their decline in 2024, with a decline of 4% on average in France, according to the national barometer published Tuesday January 9 by the specialized site Meilleurs agents. Read more
More than 57% of French people hope to get into real estate in 2024 according to a survey
Study / Review / Report
Bricks.co, a French PropTech for online participatory investment, specializing in real estate investment projects, reveals the results of a new survey* conducted among 2.102 people on their real estate wishes for the new year 2024. Read more
Concrete prefabrication industry: activity in sharp decline in 2023 and unfavorable outlook for 2024
Study / Review / Report
At the end of November 2023, in cumulative data, the evolution of prefabricated concrete products is in clear decline, compared to the same period of the year 2022, namely: -13,6% for prefabricated concrete products intended for the building. Read more
Macron once again promises a “massive simplification law” for businesses
Emmanuel Macron reaffirmed Friday January 5, during the traditional galette at the Elysée, his promise of "massive simplification" for "all economic sectors", including for "rules in the world of work" in order to keep the goal of full employment. Read more
The market agreement on the rescheduling of State Guaranteed Loans (PGE) is extended until 2026
Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty, François Villeroy de Galhau, Governor of the Bank of France, Ivan Odonnat, President of the Institute of Issue of Overseas Departments and director general of the Overseas Issuance Institute, and Nicolas Namias, president of the French Banking Federation, have decided to renew until December 31, 2026 the market agreement of January 19, 2022 on the rescheduling of State Guaranteed Loans (PGE). Read more
The granting of real estate loans still down in November according to the Banque de France
The granting of new real estate loans fell again in November 2023, to 8,7 billion euros, the Banque de France indicated on Monday January 8, which expects the trend to continue in December. Read more
Jean-Christophe Repon, President of CAPEB, gives a mixed assessment of the year 2023 for the building sector
News Organization by CAPEB
During his speech to present his wishes for 2024, Jean-Christophe Repon took stock of the year 2023 for VSEs and construction craftsmen and presented the many expectations for 2024. Read more
The UNPI formulates proposals for a reform of real estate taxation
Organization News
After the conference on January 9 by Sylvain Grataloup, President of Union Nationale des Propriétaires Immobiliers (UNPI) France and Hugues Martin, legal fiducial lawyer by Lamy, the UNPI unveiled the proposals formulated by its president in order to achieve a reform of real estate taxation. Read more
France's new energy bill already criticized by experts and sector players
France's new energy bill establishes the development of nuclear power and avoids any quantified objective for solar and wind power, a choice criticized as a legal and democratic "regression" by experts and players in the sector. Read more
Historic growth in renewable energy worldwide in 2023
Renewable energy
Last year, the world installed a "historic" level of 50% more renewable energy compared to 2022, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), which anticipates an unprecedented rate in the years to come , although still insufficient in the face of global warming. Read more
Gas reserves in the EU are still full to face the winter
Combustible energy
Gas reserves, in high demand for heating during the winter, are still more than 80% full on average in the countries of the European Union, at a time when intense cold is hitting the continent, according to the platform European Aggregated Gas Storage Inventory (AGSI). Read more
World Of Concrete Europe 2024: the European meeting for the entire concrete industry
The World Of Concrete Europe will bring together from April 24 to 27, 2024, in conjunction with the INTERMAT exhibition, the entire value chain of the concrete sector around an exhibition and a congress. A showcase for the entire profession, united and mobilized to better build tomorrow and build a collective decarbonization trajectory, this unmissable event aims to promote the tremendous innovation dynamic of all players in the concrete sector. Read more
Floods: cleaning rivers, “a false good idea”, is debated
Clean out watercourses to prevent the risk of flooding? Christophe Béchu, Minister of Ecological Transition, announced an upcoming change in regulations to "facilitate cleaning", during a visit on Thursday January 4 to Pas-de-Calais after the extraordinary floods which hit the area. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Alkern acquires the company Normandy Tub and thus strengthens its presence of TP products in Normandy
News Manufacturer by Alkern
Faithful to its development policy, notably supported by external growth, the Alkern Group announces the acquisition, on January 8, 2024, of the company Normandy Tub (nearly 40 employees spread over two sites in Giberville (14) and Saint-Etienne du Rouvray (76), which achieves a turnover close to 15 million euros. Read more
IDK offers training to learn everything about the installation and maintenance of air/water heat pumps
News Manufacturer by IDK
At a time when heat pumps are supported by government policy to decarbonize the building sector, IDK, an independent distributor specializing in air conditioning accessories and equipment, ENR heating and ventilation, is organizing training sessions open to all construction professionals. sector. Read more
Cobuilder participates in the launch of a European data dictionary: a turning point for the construction sector
Developer News by coBuilder
Cobuilder, publisher of BIM solutions, announces, as part of its mission as integrator for the Define data platform, the provision of a European data dictionary allowing all companies on the continent to rely on harmonized and standardized data models at European level. Read more
Adovi Adoté, appointed Managing Director of URSA France
Appointment by BEAR
Adovi ADOTE is appointed Managing Director of URSA France, 2nd European manufacturer of XPS (excluding Russia) and 3rd European manufacturer of mineral glass wool. Read more
Lorillard structures its management with the creation of a position of Group General Manager
Appointment by Lorillard
Lorillard announces a significant step in its journey of continued growth and strengthening of its organizational structure, with the appointment of Olivier Vincent to the position of Group Managing Director. Read more
CAT-DESIGN, the app to create and visualize your heating installation in augmented reality!
Video by Poujoulat
Discover the CAT-DESIGN app to configure your heating project the way you like! Outdoors and indoors, create, personalize... and test your configurations in augmented reality. Read more
Recycled Aggregates
Video by PRB
Recycled aggregates are “invited” into PRB products. These are inert materials from the deconstruction of buildings, concrete router returns, prefabrication rejects. A second life is given to these construction materials for a more sustainable construction model. Read more
Protherm Light on the OXY Tower in Brussels
Video by Edilteco France
A look back at the implementation of Protherm Light, the passive fire protection coating for structures on the OXY Tower in Brussels. Read more
Bouygues Travaux Publics: Calais Port 2015 construction site
Video by Bouygues Construction
The consortium of which Bouygues Travaux Publics is the agent worked for 6 years to deliver the extension work to the port of Calais: 65 hectares of land, including 45 hectares reclaimed from the sea. Back in video on the construction site of this port infrastructure! Read more
URETEK Multipoint® injection system
Video by URETEK® France
Discover URETEK MULTIPOINT®, the new patented injection system for increased efficiency. After several years of R&D, the URETEK Multipoint® injection method was designed to offer a more precise, denser and more homogeneous floor treatment. Read more
How to earn more in SASU or SAS?
Video by legal start
Discover the essential mechanisms of remuneration in SASU and SAS in this clear and concise video. Legalstart details the two main remuneration options available in SASU and SAS. Read more
What is the PMCB eco-contribution?
Video by EBP
As of April 2023, XNUMX, construction companies saw the emergence of new regulations: The eco-contribution on Building Construction Products and Materials. Read more
Angoulême: what impacts for the city of tomorrow? | The Keys to the City and Hellio
Video by hello
On June 19, the 9th edition of Clés de la ville took place in partnership with Radio Immo and Le Figaro Immobilier in which Pierre-Marie Perrin, Hellio public affairs director, participated, in the presence of Xavier Bonnefont, Mayor of Angoulême, Amaury Valle , Regional Director of Nexity, Cyril Cury, Institutional Territorial Director of ABEI and Me Amandine Spicha-Berard, notary in Angoulême. Read more
Products and Materials
New Saugnac E1 Gauge: the digital reading crack gauge
Range evolution by Saugnac Gauges
A new gauge has been added to the product range of the Saugnac Gauges company: the E1 gauge. This is a digital readout gauge with a resolution of 0,01mm for monitoring cracks both on 1 axis (gap) and on 2 axes (gap + shear). Read more
Cecil Professionnel presents a modernized and optimized wood protection range
Range evolution by Cecil Professional
After the technical paints, the range of Cecil Professional treatments is modernized by carrying the new visual identity of the brand, more refined, educational and professional. In 2023, Cecil Professionnel, an expert in wood products and paints, received a makeover to reaffirm its values ​​by sporting a new identity, a new logo and a new signature. Read more
Water Connect presents its green and connected fountain, the Mast Tonnelle
New product by WaterConnect
New urban furniture, combining plants, water features and connected technologies. The Water Connect company has already won multiple awards for its connected, multifunctional fountains, which enable intelligent, economical and equitable use of water in urban spaces. Read more
Faun unveils Bionéa, a new skip dedicated to the collection of bio-waste
New product
European leader in waste collection and urban cleanliness vehicles, FAUN, which offers solutions perfectly suited to each need, took advantage of the Salon des Maires 2023 to unveil a new 10 m3 skip intended for specific collections of bio-waste up to at 6 tonnes: the Bionéa. Read more
Closura launches its new aluminum solar carport with invisible integrated photovoltaic panels
New product by Closure
Specialist in outdoor aluminum gates, fences, carports and pergolas, the Closura company is launching the aluminum solar carport equipped with a recently patented invisible fixing and integration system for photovoltaic panels. This aesthetic and unique solution in France is designed and manufactured near La Rochelle (17). Read more
Projects and Achievements
Rehabilitation of the Javary Residence in Lille
Construction site by Myral
It is an ambitious aesthetic and thermal renovation project which clearly illustrates the difficulties sometimes encountered by project owners in renovating old residential buildings into modern-looking complexes with efficient and comfortable housing for their occupants. Read more
Nearly 3.300 m² of concrete deck prefabricated by Capremib for the Seine-Nord Europe Canal road bridges
Construction site by Capremib
The Seine-Nord Europe Canal, a major land development project combining technical performance, respect for the environment and safety, will connect Compiègne in the Oise to Aubencheul-au-Bac in the North by 2030. This canal large gauge, 107 km long and 54 meters wide, is an essential link in the Seine-Escaut river link which will connect the French network to 20.000 km of European routes. Read more
Renovation of a roof with Erlus terracotta tiles
Realization by plus
A remarkable roof renovation was completed in Charly (69) south of Lyon. The roofing company Antoniali Père & Fils, recognized for its expertise in the region, carried out this project perfectly with terracotta tiles from the manufacturer Erlus. A perfect alliance between durability and aesthetics. Read more
Synergistic association between the Lorillard Group and BuildUp materialized on a pioneering site in Wattrelos
Realization by Lorillard
The energy renovation of buildings is a major concern, particularly in France where 17% of main residences, or around 5,2 million homes, are energy drains. The social housing stock, comprising 4,7 million housing units for 10 million residents, is no exception, with 7% of housing units displaying F or G labels. Read more
14th edition of the Vitrification Trophies: Plastor rewards the most beautiful vitrification projects
Contest / Prize / Trophy by Plaster
The new edition of the Plastor Vitrification Trophies recognizes exceptional projects carried out during the year 2022 by Plastor partners. This award highlights the quality of the work and the know-how of the participating parquet professionals, while taking into account the technical and decorative aspect of the site. Read more
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