Each week, Professional Building News.
To be sure of receiving our messages, please add actu@news.batinfo.link to your email address book.

View the online version | Forward this message
Bat info  
Weekly Building News
2024 - Week 10
Real estate loan rates continue to fall in March
Study / Review / Report
In a context of increased competition between banking establishments, Pretto, a specialist in 100% digital real estate brokerage, notes that the downward trend in real estate loan rates that began at the start of the year continues. Indeed, according to our monthly barometer, the month of March 2024 shows average decreases of 0.10 points, and even up to 0,15 points for certain categories of borrowers. Read more
Electricity market: UFC-Que Choisir and CLCV ask the Government to review an already obsolete copy
While the explosion in electricity bills suffered by consumers is the direct consequence of failing market regulation in France, the UFC-Que Choisir and the CLCV are alarmed by the next regulatory framework promoted by the Government without any consultation with consumer associations. Read more
  Follow us on   Follow us on Facebook   Follow us on LinkedIn   Follow us on Youtube
In short
Build without warming the planet? A first global forum on the subject in Paris
How can buildings be adapted to storms, heatwaves and floods which are increasing with climate change? How to decarbonize buildings on the planet? 1.800 political leaders, construction professionals, international investors from around fifty countries are working on the subject until Friday March 8 in Paris. Read more
Urssaf unveils its statistics on the place of women in entrepreneurship
Study / Review / Report
On the occasion of International Women's Rights Day, Urssaf is publishing for the third consecutive year a statistical collection to highlight the place of women in the French economic fabric. Read more
Lack of communication on construction sites, source of disputes for nearly 80% of construction companies
Study / Assessment / Report by MapRadar
PlanRadar, a European platform for the digitalization of construction and real estate projects in the Cloud, reveals the results of a survey* carried out among 77 European construction companies on their relationships with subcontractors. Read more
Real estate credit: the parameters that can unlock a somewhat tight file
Candidates for a real estate loan, fewer in number since the sharp rise in credit rates, sometimes have room to maneuver to give their file every chance with their bank. Read more
The Mayor and Cazenave justify the 10 billion euro savings plan in 2024
Public finances
It was necessary to "react quickly and strongly": Bruno Le Maire and Thomas Cazenave justified on Wednesday March 6 before parliamentarians their plan to save 10 billion euros in 2024 on State spending, and announced a further tightening of aim for 20 billion in 2025, targeting other public spending. Read more
“Encouraging work” will require “difficult decisions”, warns Attal
Gabriel Attal warned on Friday March 1 in the Vosges that he was "ready" to make "difficult decisions" to "encourage work" and achieve full employment, while the government is considering a new reform of unemployment insurance. Read more
Faster, cheaper, greener? Off-site appeals to construction
Technical solutions
Manufacturing elements of a building in a factory to then assemble them on site: “off-site” appeals to construction, for reasons of cost and time, but also to accelerate its decarbonization, with more sustainable raw materials. Read more
With organic hemp, agriculture to the rescue of the decarbonization of construction
Sustainable Development
“No need to weed, it grows very quickly by smothering the weeds”: Olivier Schintgen, a cereal farmer on 187 hectares in Essonne, discovered the cultivation of organic hemp three years ago, and he became addicted. Read more
Faced with soaring electricity prices, the French are turning to the sun
Renewable energy
Their number has doubled in one year: against a backdrop of soaring electricity prices, individuals and businesses are equipping themselves with solar panels, even if France is still far from the Belgian or Dutch self-consumption levels. Read more
Nuclear: the forecast cost of the six future EPRs will increase by 30%
Nuclear energy
The estimated cost of the construction program for six new EPR-type nuclear reactors ordered by the State from EDF is now estimated at 67,4 billion instead of the 51,7 billion initially announced, the newspaper Les Echos indicated on Monday March 4. Read more
A text aimed at simplifying the transformation of offices into housing adopted in the Assembly
The National Assembly unanimously adopted on Thursday March 7 a text aimed at facilitating the transformation of offices into housing, even if deputies from all sides agree that it is only a small step in the face of the deep crisis that crosses the area. Read more
Franck Dessemon elected for a second three-year term at Untec
The results of the election of the President and other members of the Untec Executive Bureau were proclaimed by the President of the Committee of Wise Men on February 29, 2024 at the Untec headquarters. Read more
Collapse of a bridge on a construction site in Toulouse: one dead and several injured
A bridge collapsed on the construction site of the southern metro in Toulouse on February 4, causing the death of one person and several injuries. Read more
“Reassuring” Japanese architect Riken Yamamoto wins Pritzker Prize
Contest / Prize / Trophy
The Pritzker Prize, the world's highest distinction in architecture, was awarded Tuesday March 5 to the Japanese Riken Yamamoto, renowned for his "reassuring" work combining architecture and social and societal concerns, announced the Chicago-based organization . Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Saint Gobain: after the records of 2022, the change continues
News Manufacturer by Saint-Gobain
Saint-Gobain suffered from the new construction crisis in Europe last year, and announced declining results and turnover for 2023 after a record 2022. Read more
Wienerberger successfully completes acquisition of Terreal
News Manufacturer by Wienerberger
Wienerberger, one of the world's leading providers of innovative and environmentally friendly solutions for the entire building envelope in new construction and renovation, as well as water and energy management, announces that it has successfully completed the largest acquisition in the company's history. Read more
Beissier know-how in 2 new tutorials on YouTube
Guide / Advice / Tutorial by beissier
If the development of high-performance and innovative solutions is at the heart of the Beissier strategy, the European leader in painter's coatings has also chosen to deploy an ever more comprehensive range of services to best support building professionals and DIY enthusiasts in their daily lives. . Read more
ABB appoints Morten Wierod to succeed Björn Rosengren as CEO
Appointment by ABB
The ABB Group Board of Directors has appointed Morten Wierod as Chairman and CEO. He will take office on August 1, 2024 to succeed Björn Rosengren. The latter will leave his position as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer as of July 31, 2024 and will retire on December 31, 2024. Read more
New appointments within the management of Daikin France
Appointment by Daikin
Daikin France, a major player in the field of heating, ventilation and air conditioning solutions in the French market, announces a strengthening of its management team, confirming its commitment to operational excellence and continued growth. Read more
Champigny Center station - Completion of underground structures
Since 2016 in Champigny Centre, the Eiffage and RAZEL-BEC teams have been working in Champigny Center to build this future station for line 15, at the crossroads of the southern and eastern sections. Read more
Autodry 20L dehumidifier
Video by Autogyro
Using the Autodry 20 liter dehumidifier in a garage to dry beams, freshly applied paint and laundry... Read more
30 seconds to understand… The air/water heat pump
Video by Atlantic
Anne Baratte, Heat Pump Product Manager at Atlantic answers the questions you have about the air/water heat pump! Replacement of gas or oil boiler, energy savings, installation time, operation in winter, or even location of the two units: 5 frequently asked questions to which an Atlantic expert provides an answer in 30 seconds. Read more
Tarare Bois – Design and manufacture of specific polystyrene formwork
Video by VINCI
Specific polystyrene formwork, produced by Tarare Bois, a subsidiary of VINCI Construction, a lightweight tool for your complex shapes! Sébastien tells us his story and the solution found on one of his sites. Read more
Viacon France TuboFIRE Montcusel
Video by Viacon
A new achievement in the Jura for External Defense Against Fire (DECI). Viacon thanks PASCAL GUILLEMIN TP and their partner Frans Bonhomme (Sylvain Roland) for this great project. Read more
In immersion at Loxam Power
Video by LOXAM
Immersion in one of the Loxam POWER agencies, the specialist in temporary energy production. Electricity, compressed air, temperature control. Read more
The Bon-Secours beguinage in Vendôme: Energy sobriety thanks to the Thermoslate solar collector
Video by Cupa Pizarras
Discover how the Bon-Secours beguinage in Vendôme is innovating in terms of energy efficiency thanks to the Thermoslate solar collector. This revolutionary system uses natural slate to capture solar energy and provide up to 60% of domestic hot water to a home over a year. Read more
Flight over the archaeological site of Ensérune
Located today between Agde and Béziers, the oppidum and the archaeological museum of Ensérune is a major witness to the history of the region! This Gallic city in the south has been crossed by numerous influences: Celtic, Greek, Iberian and Roman. Read more
Products and Materials
Rockwool launches Rockterrace, the first rock wool insulation for accessible roof terraces
New product by Rockwool
ROCKWOOL, world leader in rock wool insulation solutions, is launching a new insulation solution: Rockterrace. Specially designed for accessible roof terraces, Rockterrace helps to secure and make roof terraces available for a range of new uses. Read more
New Marmoleum solid collection: a step towards the nature of tomorrow
New range by Forbo Flooring Systems
If its historical expertise in linoleum largely contributes to the reputation of Forbo Flooring, the creator of flexible floor coverings intends to reposition, in 2024, its emblematic Marmoleum in order to further appeal to younger generations of architects, fitters and designers, as do end users. Read more
Signals unveils its new construction site signs for 2024
New collection
For 2024, the French brand Signals, specialist in signaling and safety equipment, presents its new construction site signs. The quality of the products and the quality of the service, well known to Signals customers, remain there for these new products. Read more
The new Edma 2024 general catalog has just been released
New catalog by Edma
Bringing together all the EDMA tools offered for building finishing craftsmen, the 2024 edition of the biannual EDMA general catalog is available. Read more
A cascade of new products to discover in the SFA 2024 catalogs
New catalog by SFA
At the start of 2024, SFA announces the availability of its new catalogs of solutions which, as usual, give pride of place to innovation. Printed but also digital editions, dedicated to each of the types of SFA customers, whether they are construction professionals (specifiers, companies and craftsmen in plumbing/sanitary or public works) or even individual DIYers. Read more
Projects and Achievements
The surroundings of Notre-Dame de Paris under construction from 2025 to 2028
After Notre-Dame, its surroundings: once the cathedral reopens to the public on December 8, its surroundings will be redeveloped sector by sector for a period of three years, from 2025 to 2028, the Paris town hall indicated on Wednesday March 6 during a a hearing in the Assembly. Read more
Segro Center Paris Les Gobelins: first urban logistics hotel that generates links
Construction site
January 2024 marks the start of the renovation project at the SEGRO Center Paris Les Gobelins. This urban logistics hotel aims to be both pioneering and innovative. Pioneer, with its exceptional surface area of ​​75.000 m2 in the heart of the XNUMXth arrondissement of Paris. Read more
Idex installs a heat fridge pump at Amiens-Picardie University Hospital and improves its energy performance
Realization by Idex
The Amiens-Picardie University Hospital is committed to the energy transition by deploying an installation guaranteeing the supply of heat and cold to cover part of the needs of its 1.705 beds and 32 operating theaters spread over more than 300.000 m². Read more
WindowMaster offers a personalized solution to the Hôtel des Postes
Realization by WindowMaster MGAir
WindowMaster is proud to unveil its collaboration with Bouygues Immobilier to contribute to the transformation of the former Hôtel des Postes, located in Strasbourg, into a mixed program including shops, services, offices, housing, restaurants and a brasserie. Read more
Interior design: the successful marriage of the discreet Syntesis door, with the architectural Eclisse 40
Realization by Eclisse France
Eclisse is the specialist in the manufacture of high quality interior doors, enhanced by an Italian design. Mélanie LIGIER, DPLG architect and founder of the ARCHIMEL firm, has been working with Eclisse since 2018. For this 140 m² apartment to restructure, she dares to combine genres, breaking the codes by marrying the extremes: the singular and the invisible. The one that stands out, the one that blends into the wall. Read more
Products of the week

Textured tile for a warm atmosphere

Fiber cement facade panel

Rotating wooden roof window

Insulation solutions for converted attics





Canopy heat-resistant awning on rails for veranda

The window in the pure Haussmannian tradition

Collection with door, drawer and open niche

2 in 1 stair lift


Millet Group


ABC Lift

In accordance with the Data Protection Act N ° 78-17 of January 6, 1978,
you have the right to access, rectify and delete data concerning you.