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Weekly Building News
2024 - Week 12
Reform of MaPrimeRénov': publication of the decree with very rapid entry into force
Published in the Official Journal on March 22, this decree reforms MaPrimeRénov'. It specifies in particular the conditions for carrying out single actions as well as the date of entry into force of the reform. Read more
Climate change: these architects who have decided to stop building
Olga Gogoleva made the most radical decision possible for an architect: not to build. Anna Ervast Öberg left architecture for real estate development. Thomas Bourdon draws inspiration from his experience in Africa. Read more
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In short
The number of entrepreneurs who lost their jobs exploded in 2023 and construction is on the front line
Study / Review / Report
51.555 business leaders lost their jobs in 2023, that's 12.800 more women and men than in 2022, or + 33,3% over one year, according to the association's Entrepreneur Employment Observatory GSC and the Altares group. The number of job losses exceeds pre-Covid crisis thresholds and reaches its highest level since the 2016 financial crisis. Read more
IFOP EDF study: the expectations of French owners regarding the energy efficiency of their homes
Study / Review / Report
On March 18, the IFOP presented an assessment of the knowledge, behavior and expectations of French homeowners regarding the energy efficiency of their homes. Sponsored by EDF, the survey carried out[1] shows that energy consumption is at the heart of concerns, both in terms of budgetary impact but also in terms of ecological impact. Read more
Commercial disputes on the rise in 2023 and construction is not spared
Study / Review / Report
The number of requests for mediation to resolve commercial disputes between companies increased by 21% in 2023, in particular due to soaring energy prices and difficulties in the construction industry, according to the results of the companies mediator published Thursday March 21st. Read more
Clouds over luxury real estate in 2023, full sun over luxury
Study / Review / Report
After two crazy years, luxury real estate resisted the crisis in 2023, despite a drop in transactions, while exceptional properties are snapped up and the mountain is on fire, according to the reports of prestigious agency networks . Read more
The government wants to double the rate of production of intermediate housing
The government wants to double the rate of production of intermediate housing, with regulated rents but higher than in HLM, to bring it to 30.000 per year by 2026, the Ministry of Ecological Transition announced on Wednesday March 20. Read more
It is possible to house the French by reducing concrete construction according to two NGOs
Sustainable Development
It is possible to limit urban sprawl and reduce poor housing at the same time, provided that we fundamentally rethink the land use planning model, warn the Abbé Pierre and pour la Nature et l'Homme foundations in a report published Tuesday March 19. Read more
With climate change, goods more difficult to insure
What to do when your insurer does not want to cover a second home in Morvan because the garden was flooded twenty years ago? With natural disasters, increasingly linked to climate change, insuring your property can become problematic and at the very least more expensive. Read more
“Two reactors per year”: EDF’s very ambitious bet to revive nuclear power
Nuclear energy
Driven by a renewed interest in the atom, EDF intends to deploy 3rd generation reactors (EPR) in France and Europe on an “industrial” scale, an ambitious bet given its repeated cost slippages and delays. , embodied by the Flamanville EPR supposed to start this year. Read more
MaPrimeRénov': design offices call for not sacrificing the initial ambition of the reform for short-term savings
Organization News
Since February 12, the announcements of the Minister of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion, Christophe Béchu, have been far from arousing the expected enthusiasm among the 92.000 companies represented by Cinov. Read more
Artisans sign two agreements to promote employment in their sector
Organization News
The Chamber of Trades and Crafts (CMA France) announced Tuesday March 19 that it had signed two agreements to promote employment in the sector, one with France Travail and the second with the “Companies get involved” community, according to a statement. Read more
Domaines Skiables de France requests a rectification of the special report of the Court of Auditors on “Mountain resorts facing climate change”
Organization News
Following the publication of the special report of the Court of Auditors on “Mountain resorts facing climate change” on February 6, which contains a certain number of inaccuracies and discordant assessments, the operators of ski lifts and ski areas have officially sent a request for rectification to Pierre Moscovici, first president of the Court of Auditors. Read more
Vinci demands 1,6 billion euros from the State after the abandonment of the airport project at Notre-Dame-des-Landes
Company News
The French construction group Vinci is demanding compensation of 1,6 billion euros from the State for the abandonment of the airport project at Notre-Dame-des-Landes, of which it was to be the concessionaire, indicated Wednesday 20 March the administrative court of Nantes, confirming information from Ouest-France. Read more
Anah releases a guide dedicated to energy renovation in co-ownership
Guide / Advice / Tutorial
To speed up the renovation of condominiums, the National Housing Agency is releasing an educational guide. Read more
MIPIM 2024: a solid edition with an Olympic mindset
The first city-making summit in the world, MIPIM once again brought together several tens of thousands of private and public real estate players, representing all disciplines and professions in this industry, to respond to the challenges facing are faced by all territories of our planet. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
The tile and brick industry in the red in 2023
Study / Review / Report
The year 2023 ends with a drop in deliveries of tiles and bricks of almost 22% compared to 2022 which was already down slightly (-1%) compared to 2021. Throughout the year 2023, the trend that began in the last quarter of 2022 has deteriorated, reflecting the continued and accelerated deterioration of housing construction activity in France. Read more
Go back a century to the last artisanal tile factory in Lorraine
Manufacturer Zoom
Upon entering the building, you feel like you are going back in time: the artisanal tile factory of Niderviller (Moselle), continues to produce with machines dating from 1928, and has a well-stocked order book, in an approach to preserving heritage. Read more
Interface celebrates 50 years of sustainable development initiatives
News Manufacturer by Interface
On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, Interface, a global flooring solutions company, is celebrating all of its sustainable innovations. From production to customer relations, its way of working has long been dictated by a mission: to restore and preserve the health of the planet. Read more
Soprofen celebrates 40 years of innovation and quality standards
Birthday by Soprofen
Created in 1984 in Mertzwiller (67) and integrated into the housing closures division of the Bouyer Leroux group since 2018, SOPROFEN has stood out for its pioneering spirit and its ability to anticipate developments in the building sector to chart its path to success . Read more
The distributor IDK moves its Lille agency to new, more spacious and accessible premises
Distributor News by IDK
IDK, an independent distributor specializing in air conditioning accessories and equipment, ENR heating and ventilation, is moving its Lille agency and moving into new, larger and more accessible premises. Read more
Welcome Artevo - the revolutionary premium window system
Video by REHAU Window
Fascination of the window, fascination of progress: with REHAU ARTEVO, design the future in a more responsible and sustainable way. Read more
Delivery of Vertua® low-carbon concrete for the City Garden site in Hyères
Video by Cemex
A real challenge successfully met in the heart of the city of Hyères! The Côte d'Azur sector of Cemex France brilliantly delivered 1.500 m3 of low-carbon concrete for the "City Garden" project. Read more
Preconceived ideas die hard - Episode 1- Summer comfort
Video by Knauf Insulation
Have you read everything and its opposite about building insulation? Do you find it difficult to discern fact from fiction when it comes to regulations, performance or the environment? Read more
Pipeline Network Builder Campaign
Video by FNTP
Presentation of the profession of Pipe Network Constructor and training to become one. Read more
Hellio Academy testimonials “Climate & Resilience Law”
Video by hello
On June 29, 2023, Hellio Académie delivered the training “Climate & Resilience Law: understanding to better support”. Training dedicated to real estate professionals. Read more
In La Roche-Sur-Yon, the Arago swimming pool-ice rink complex combines several renewable energies
Video by ADEME
With its 15.800 m2 surface area, the Arago complex in La Roche-Sur-Yon in Vendée is proof that it is possible to use renewable energies to heat large sites. Read more
CSTB supports Futuroscope
Video by CSTB
CSTB experts accompanied Futuroscope ahead of the launch of the Tornado Hunters attraction. Measurements and analyzes of light installations within the attraction. Read more
Fabrice's Tutorials - How to renovate a damaged wall
Video by Siniat
With his new tutorial, Fabrice guides you step by step in renovating a damaged wall. Read more
Products and Materials
Rockwool's 2024 product catalog is available in paper and web format
New catalog by Rockwool
Rockwool, world leader in rock wool insulation solutions, unveils its 2024 product catalog. Available in paper or digital version, this 2024 edition reflects Rockwool's ongoing commitment to sustainable and efficient solutions to meet the requirements of energetic efficiency. Read more
The trend for summer 2024? The pool house spirit
Zoom produced by KE France
With its pergolas and shade sails, KE Outdoor Design deploys a whole range of solutions to imagine an elegant and almost tailor-made outdoor space. The significant advantage is that each of these solutions provides real solar protection while preserving a beautiful openness to the environment. Read more
Terrace made of slabs on pedestals: Jouplast solutions for a simple finish to implement
Zoom produced by Jouplast®
The side cladding of a terrace on pedestals is an essential step which allows you to hide the profile of the slabs and fill the space under the installation, while providing a most aesthetic finish. Read more
Kinefloor +: the suction lifting pump to easily install a Kinedo receiver on the ground floor
New product by Kinedo
A French player in the bathroom industry, recognized and appreciated by professionals and individuals alike for its successful offerings of shower, balneotherapy and spa solutions, Kinedo is constantly innovating in order to offer reliable and well-thought-out solutions, perfectly meeting everyone's desires and constraints. . Read more
Kolmat Fiber Seal Griffon is NF RAC-GAZ certified by Certigaz
Test / Trial / Certification by Griffon France
RAC-GAZ by Certigaz for Kolmat Fiber Seal. This certification attests to the conformity of the product with the strictest safety and quality standards for use on combustible gas installations in individual or collective residential buildings, including common areas. Read more
Projects and Achievements
The construction site of an Ardèche religious complex suspended by the prefecture
Construction site
The construction site of a religious complex in Ardèche, at the heart of a bitter battle, was suspended on Monday March 18 by the Ardèche prefecture due to the presence of a protected plant. Read more
On the route of the A69, three “squirrels” perched and a construction site which continues to advance
Construction site
Three environmental activists nicknamed the "squirrels" have been perched for more than a month in trees on the route of the future Castres-Toulouse highway, but their action, supported on the ground by several dozen activists, does not prevent the construction site. move forward, according to the dealer who does not anticipate any delays. Read more
Internationally renowned architect Hadi Teherani designs the new spa and wellness areas of the 5-star Krallerhof hotel
Realization by Kebony
In the Austrian Alps, Kebony sustainable wooden terraces form the extension of a luxurious wellness center. ATMOSPHERE by Krallerhof, a new adults-only spa and wellness center designed by award-winning Hadi Teherani Architects, officially opened in April 2023 at the 5-star Krallerhof Hotel in Leogang, in Austria. Read more
Algeco creates its first RE 2020 modular school for Villeurbanne
Realization by Algeco
Algeco, a pioneer and world leader in modular construction, delivered the Luizet-Einstein school to Villeurbanne (69), the municipality's first building to comply with 2020 environmental regulations thanks to the use of the new range of Progress 20 modules. Read more
The media village for the 2024 Olympic Games, a development project of contested Olympic interest
Built in a park in Seine-Saint-Denis for the 2024 Olympics, the media village, inaugurated at the end of March, is a contested Olympic facility which delights the communities, satisfied to see a long-awaited housing district emerge from the ground. Read more
Products of the week

Outdoor fire pit

Lifting and stabilization of slabs by expanding resin injection

Fiber cement facade panel

Aluminum railing

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URETEK® France



Invisible and acoustic swing door 30 & 34 dB

Safety and design: HOPPE safety handles

Soundproofing system under plate tiles

Measuring and monitoring air quality in real time on your construction sites

Eclisse France



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