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Weekly Building News
2024 - Week 14
For 79% of French people, renewable energies are essential for the energy performance of homes
Study / Review / Report
Qualit'EnR, a leading qualification body for renewable energy in buildings, today publishes the results of the 13th edition of the barometer "The French & the EnR facing the challenges of energy renovation", in partnership with the OpinionWay institute. Read more
Is the investment in stone going against the wall?
Study / Review / Report
The effects of the sudden downturn in the real estate market continue to disturb investors in real estate investments, but new players are trying to take advantage of it, hoping that the worst is over. Read more
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How is the purchasing power of the French in new real estate evolving?
Study / Review / Report
Empruntis, a specialist in credit brokerage, publishes its biannual barometer of the new real estate market in 10 cities in France in partnership with Find-un-logement-neuf.com, an Internet portal specializing in new real estate. With its partner, Empruntis offers an analysis of the evolution of real estate loan rates and prices for new properties, with the aim of assessing the purchasing power of the French in this market. Read more
As the world burns more fossil fuels than ever, persistent obstacles hamper the race for renewable energy
Study / Review / Report
Insufficient financing, too slow connection, unsuitable infrastructure: too many obstacles hinder the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies, leading to aggravation of the climate crisis, estimates Thursday April 4 a report from the network of experts on renewable energies REN21. Read more
Accessibility: elevators considered too old and too few in number as the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games approach
Study / Assessment / Report by Federation of Elevators
Nearly 8 out of 10 French people say they use it regularly, 28% even do it daily. The elevator is the country's primary means of transportation, with 100 million trips per day. In the brand new survey conducted by the IPSOS institute on “The French and the elevator”, the Federation of Elevators says more about their relationship with vertical mobility. And the observation is striking. Read more
In Sandouville, Bruno Le Maire details his roadmap for reindustrialization
Continue to lower production taxes, find land and develop new sectors: Bruno Le Maire, traveling with Edouard Philippe to the Renault factory in Sandouville where the production of a new electric van was announced, rolled out its roadmap to reindustrialize France. Read more
Public deficit: 5,5% the time of reckoning has arrived… for a social VAT with no effect
INSEE revealed the 2023 public deficit, expected significantly above that anticipated by the government (once again) within the framework of the last finance law. In this context, the Minister of the Economy has therefore initiated a first round of reduction in public spending to the tune of €10 billion and an additional €20 billion would therefore be necessary. Read more
Demand for offices in Île-de-France is slowly picking up
After a considerable drop, demand for office real estate in Île-de-France started to rise slightly again in the first quarter of 2024, according to figures from the Immostat group, which are the reference, published Friday April 5. Read more
Coliving: high-priced shared accommodation that is taking advantage of the shortage of student accommodation
Marble fireplace, private courtyard, high ceilings, wooden furniture: a country house atmosphere reigns in this Lyon "coliving" apartment, a new form of high-end shared accommodation which is spreading despite its high prices. Read more
The Senate adopts in committee measures to regulate the right to strike in transport
Public holidays, school holidays... The Senate adopted on Wednesday April 3 in committee several measures to regulate the right to strike in transport, in particular the possibility for the government to neutralize thirty days per year, during which the strike would be prohibited for rush hours. Read more
Repairing solar panels, the “missing link” in the sector
Renewable energy
In a secure laboratory, solar panels are tested to identify their signs of weakness: in Savoie, the start-up SolReed, associated with the CEA and Engie, is developing a technique to repair breakdowns in photovoltaic fields rather than sending too much recycle the panels early. Read more
Christophe Béchu received at the FNTP to discuss the ecological transition of Public Works
News Organization by FNTP
The Minister of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion visited the FNTP premises on April 4 to discuss the Government's priorities and the challenges linked to infrastructure in ecological transformation. Read more
The CSTB strengthens its support for innovation for building stakeholders
News Organization by CSTB
Faced with the profound changes which impact the building sector and firstly, its necessary adaptation to climate change, the CSTB, Scientific and Technical Building Center, is mobilizing to strengthen and optimize the systems to support the innovation that it offers industry players Read more
2 major federations, CDI-FNAIM and FIDI, announce the creation of the Real Estate Diagnostic Alliance
Organization News
The two main historical federations of the Real Estate Diagnostic sector, the CDI-FNAIM and the FIDI, and their respective presidents: Yannick Ainouche and Lionel Janot, announce, on the occasion of the RVDI event (Rendez-Vous du Diagnostic Immobilier) , the rapprochement between the two entities which materializes in the form of an alliance: the FIDI&CDI-FNAIM Real Estate Diagnostic Alliance. Read more
Nexity announces the sale of its personal services division for 440 million euros
Company News by Nexity
The leading French real estate developer Nexity announced on Tuesday April 2 that it had sold its personal services branch to the investment company Bridgepoint for 440 million euros, activities which will be grouped within a new entity called Evoriel. Read more
Decarbonization at the heart of the activities of the Intermat Demo Zone to immerse yourself in the construction site of tomorrow
Salon by Intermat
From April 24 to 27, INTERMAT 2024 aims to represent the showcase of excellence in the construction sector and the innovation dynamic of French and international equipment manufacturers in the race for decarbonization. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Clareo publishes the 1st Product Environmental Profile of the lighting market in the INIES database
News Manufacturer by lightening
CLAREO has developed the first Product Environmental Profile for the lighting market according to the new PCR edition 4 and the PSR 014 edition 2 updated in July 2023, in order to be able to respond to new environmental regulations in buildings in France. Read more
Kingfisher launches a “profitability plan” for Castorama in France
Distributor News
A “profitability plan” for Castorama: the British group of DIY stores Kingfisher announced a few days ago measures to improve its performance in France, where its sales fell by 5,9% last year. Read more
The Loxam Group reaches a turnover of 2,6 billion euros for the first time
Rental News by LOXAM
Loxam, Europe's leading equipment rental company and world number 4 in the sector, recorded another record year in 2023, despite an unprecedented context for the building and construction sector. Read more
Pierre-Yves Zentar, new Managing Director of Reynaers France
Appointment by REYNAERS
From April 2, 2024, the general management of Reynaers Aluminum France will evolve with the appointment of Pierre-Yves Zentar to the position of Managing Director. He succeeds Richard Clavier who now holds the position of Chief Sales Officer in order to strengthen the group's positions internationally. This new organization follows the appointment of Bert Geenricks as CEO of Reynaers in March 2023. Read more
Viacon France TuboFIRE Arboys in Bugey
Video by Viacon
TuboFIRE® is the solution for bringing local authorities into compliance with External Fire Defense (DECI) standards. Viacon thanks DUMAS TP for carrying out this project for the town of Arboys en Bugey (01). Read more
Electric wheelbarrow 300 kg 4 wheels and plastic bucket Torros EP300P
Video by Torros
With its removable plastic bucket and compact, maneuverable design, this versatile electric wheelbarrow is excellent for all kinds of applications in construction, renovation, agriculture, livestock, gardening, etc. Read more
Skywater® Clear: unique solution for reusing wastewater by phytopurification on roofs
Video by Soprema
Skywater® Clear roof phytopurification is an ecological method of non-collective sanitation of gray water (water from showers, sinks, washing machines - toilet wastewater is excluded) produced by users of the building and water from rain. Read more
Pergola RGS io: motor for pergola with rail guidance
Video by Somfy
The RGS io pergola motor is an exceptional innovation that redefines the comfort and functionality of your pergola: precise rail guidance, intelligent control and foolproof resistance. Read more
Tutorial: How to insulate exterior walls from the inside with Ursa Serenity
Video by BEAR
Find out how to insulate your exterior walls from the inside, step by step. The URSA products used: Ursa Serenity mineral wool and Ursa Seco accessories. Read more
Testimonial from the company Cooleurs Cerise, customer of the Obat quote software
Video by Drug
Discover the testimony of Cerise, Founder of the Les Fabricoleuses movement and General Director of the company Cooleurs Cerise, specialized in painting work in Marseille. Read more
A renewable energy project in Pays de la Loire? The Ademe Expert Network supports you
Video by ADEME
In order to support the development of renewable energies, ADEME and the Pays de la Loire Region created the Renewable Energy Network in 2019. Objective 2050: a positive energy region. Read more
100% digital personalization of new homes
Video by show you
Publisher of digital solutions for the management of Purchaser Modification Works (TMA) and decorative choices, Show You supports Developers in their digital transformation to improve the customer journey during a VEFA (sale in future completion state). Read more
Products and Materials
Create, modify and reuse with Block Walls
Advertising-editorial by Rector
Discover Rector Block Walls, modular concrete elements, now distributed throughout France! Measuring 60 to 120 cm in length with a maximum height of 1,80 m, the concrete blocks are not only stackable and reusable, but they also require no foundation. Read more
Bjelin: wood and innovation as its DNA
Advertising-editorial by Bjelin
Bjelin has always sought the greenest, smartest and most efficient way to produce real wood flooring. Drawing on a selection of technologies developed by its sister company, Välinge Innovation, Bjelin's Woodura Planks 3.0 densified wood flooring combines the unique feel and beauty of real wood with the durability and functionality to boot. Read more
When Kebony wood invites itself into the heart of the forests
Zoom produced by Kebony
Kebony wood is the preferred choice of many architects around the world, especially when it comes to fully integrating a construction into its natural environment. Neighboring the trees, nestled in the forest, surrounded by vegetation, these houses and villas feature Kebony wooden cladding, and the reasons for this choice are numerous. Read more
Sebico expands its Pack'Eau range with above-ground polyethylene storage tanks
Range evolution by Sebico
Sebico, a historic player in the field of on-farm water management, announces the extension of its Pack'Eau range with the imminent release of above-ground polyethylene storage tanks, a sustainable solution dedicated to recovery and rainwater management for individuals. These new tanks, available in two volumes, reinforce Sebico's ongoing commitment to sustainability and water conservation. Read more
Projects and Achievements
The budget for the future BnF site in Amiens is approaching 100 million euros
The National Library of France (BnF) announced a few days ago a forecast budget approaching 100 million euros for the future site intended to house its newspaper collections in Amiens, which is due to open "at the end of 2029". Read more
Envac wins two calls for tenders for nearly 10 million euros for pneumatic waste collection in two French hospitals
Project by Envac
Envac, the company supporting more sustainable urban development through highly efficient waste management systems, has won two new tenders in France for a total amount of almost €10 million. Read more
Envac will install its pneumatic collection system at the Five Luxe Hotel, one of the most innovative hotel projects in Dubai
Project by Envac
The pneumatic collection system will have the capacity to collect approximately 1,9 tonnes of waste per day, corresponding to the recycling and household waste fractions. The pneumatic collection system will have the capacity to collect approximately 1,9 tonnes of waste per day, corresponding to the recycling and household waste fractions. Read more
Olympic Games-2024: the eventful birth of the Olympic aquatic center
A complicated birth, a mechanic's game, a substantial bill... The Olympic aquatic center, the only permanent site built for the Paris Olympics, had a difficult genesis, forcing the organizers to make unprecedented contortions. Read more
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