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Weekly Building News
2024 - Week 15
Building and real estate: a sector plagued by crises but whose ecological transition is underway
Study / Assessment / Report by ADEME
In recent years, the construction and real estate sector has been particularly impacted by a succession of health, geopolitical, energy and inflationary crises. To cope with this, and because the building sector represents 44% of energy consumption in France, an ambitious ecological transition of buildings must become central to ensuring the prosperity of the sector. Read more
The mortgage rate fell in February, for the first time in 1 years
Study / Review / Report
The average rate of real estate loans, excluding fees and insurance, fell in February for the first time in two years, to 4,11%, according to data published Monday April 8 by the Banque de France Read more
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Adaptation to climate change: a report attempts to estimate the heavy investments required and the building is on the front line
Study / Review / Report
The Institute of Economics for Climate (I4CE) submitted a report on Friday April 5 to the French government on the costs of adaptation to climate change, which identifies "first orders of magnitude" for certain sectors but does not provide of “one-time cost”. Read more
AI is already revolutionizing businesses in architecture, engineering, construction... according to Autodesk's "State of Design & Make" study
Study / Review / Report
For the second year in a row, Autodesk conducted a global study of nearly 5.400 business leaders in the Design & Make sectors: architecture, engineering, construction and operations (AECO), product design and manufacturing (D&M), as well as media and entertainment (M&E). Read more
Artisanté Barometer: the impact of economic uncertainty and administrative burden on the health of heads of artisanal construction companies is confirmed
Study / Assessment / Report by CAPEB
In 2023, the activity of construction and landscaping craftsmen, penalized for the building sector by the fall in new construction, recorded a decline of 0,6%. A reality which is not without consequences on the state of health of these business leaders as demonstrated by the results of the 10th edition of the CAPEB ARTISANTÉ barometer. Read more
French growth will suffer from government savings plans, according to the OFCE
France's GDP growth will be reduced by 0,2 points in 2024 and then by 0,6 points in 2025 by the government's savings plans, the French Observatory of Economic Conditions (OFCE) estimated on Wednesday April 10. Read more
The French Minister of the Economy raises the idea of ​​a “European preference” for public procurement
The French Minister of the Economy, Bruno Le Maire, raised on Monday April 8 the idea of ​​a "European preference" in the award of public contracts, thus targeting Chinese products, while recognizing that the idea is a subject of “debate” with other countries, notably Germany. Read more
The slowdown in the decline in mortgage rates continues
Following on from last month, the slowdown in the decline continues and the banks are waiting and waiting for some of them: only 20% of them have sent Empruntis an update of their credit rates to date and those that make changes almost all do so downwards. Read more
645 state real estate properties sold in 2023 for 280 million euros, according to Cazenave
Public finances
The State, which wishes to reduce its real estate stock to save money, sold 645 properties in 2023 "for a value of 280 million euros", announced the Minister of Public Accounts Thomas Cazenave in an interview with La Tribune on Sunday 7 april. Read more
Support fund for arts and crafts: one million euros out of 340 promised over three years
Public finances
The government announced on Friday April 5 the launch of a fund to support artistic crafts with one million euros this year, after announcing in May that it wanted to invest 340 million over three years to better "structure , transmit and develop" these professions. Read more
424 projects will be able to deviate from the law on zero net artificialization of land (ZAN)
The Minister of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion, Christophe Béchu, is preparing to publish a decree concerning a list of 424 projects which could be excluded from the "zero net artificialization of soils" (ZAN) system and thus deviate from the “Climate and resilience” law. Read more
France launches a “battle plan” to try to catch up on solar power
Renewable energy
France launched on Friday April 5 a "battle plan" to double the rate of deployment of solar energy capacities on its territory by 2030 and support the production of solar panels made in Europe in the face of industrial ultra-domination from China. Read more
Bump and Banque des Territoires invest in 10.000 charging stations for electric cars
Sustainable Development
The charging station operator Bump and the Banque des Territoires announced on Monday April 8 an investment of 100 million euros to install “nearly 10.000” electric car charging points in France intended for business fleets. Read more
Bouygues Immobilier becomes the first developer to develop all of its projects in 100% BIM
Company News
From 2021, Bouygues Immobilier is committed to gradually including the use of BIM in all of its projects, by simplifying this working method and adapting it to its ecosystem. Read more
Urban and Environmental Change: a new look from a collective of architects on the city and its heritage entities
Company News
The last quarter of 2023 marked the start of a real estate crisis with a significant metropolitan stock to be renovated, remodeled and renewed. This park is entering a profound transformation. It is in this context that Triptyque and SRA, two architectural agencies recognized for the quality of their approach and their achievements, are engaging in a collaborative project and creating an entity in 2024: MUE – Urban and Environmental Change. Read more
Future of Plaza on M6: the outgoing boss of the channel says he is waiting for the judgment
The outgoing boss of M6 Nicolas de Tavernost assured Friday April 5 that the channel would take its "responsibilities" regarding Stéphane Plaza, depending on the judgment of this star host accused of violence against two former companions. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
The leader in chimney flue signs his first quirky and humorous TV spot in the form of a saga
News Manufacturer by Poujoulat
Cheminées Poujoulat, a French manufacturer since 1950 and leader in chimney flues, has been on screen since the end of March with its first advertising spot, in a saga format. A key player in the market, it has been serving energy performance, innovation, personalization and universal comfort since its creation. Read more
Saint-Gobain acquires the Canadian group Bailey for 600 million euros
News Manufacturer by Saint-Gobain
The French construction materials giant Saint-Gobain announced a few days ago the acquisition of the Canadian group Bailey, a company specializing in metal frames for lightweight construction, for an amount of 600 million euros ($880 million). Canadians). Read more
Laurent Galloux, new director of Sika France
Appointment by Sika
Laurent Galloux has been appointed Managing Director of Sika France SAS, a subsidiary of the world leader in construction chemicals. He succeeds Pascal Malafosse, who takes over regional management of the Southern Europe zone (France, Spain, Italy, Portugal) of the Sika Group. Read more
Picard Serrures unveils its new redesigned website for individuals and professionals
Website update by Picard Locks
Picard Serrures, French manufacturer of armored doors and multi-point locks, announces the launch of its new website. With a completely renewed design to be in tune with the times and meet the demands of the Internet of today and tomorrow, it offers an optimal user experience, both for individuals and professionals. Read more
Forbo Flooring and Dezeen launch an international design competition, the Marmoleum Design Challenge
Contest / Prize / Trophy by Forbo Flooring Systems
Forbo Flooring, an expert in resilient flooring, and Dezeen, an online architecture, interior design and design magazine with over 3 million monthly readers and 7 million social media followers, are joining forces for the launch of an international competition. Read more
Understanding the Multi-Annual Works Plan (PPPT) in 1 minute with our Hellio expert
Video by hello
Notice to co-owners and trustees: since January 1, 2023, co-owners are required to carry out a PPPT according to a defined schedule. Etienne Flamand, Hellio expert in the Rhône-Alpes region, explains everything you need to know! Read more
ATE teaser Fiberdrain TP
Video by ATE
ATE launches a new product to reduce gravel consumption on the drainage network. FIBERDRAIN Building. Prepare for an evolution in the world of plot drainage! Read more
Wave handle for sliding and swing doors, design and invisible
Video by Eclisse France
A handful of exceptions. Combines technique and design. An innovative handle movement! It is the first handle that creates visual continuity for both sliding and swing doors! It allows the handle to be transversal on all the doors in your house. Read more
Connected window: 3 concrete solutions to improve indoor air quality
Video by Somfy
Discover the Somfy air program in this video: 3 home automation solutions to improve indoor air quality. Ventilate easily with the sliding window motorization. Read more
Viacon France: TuboSTORE and Tubo’INFILTRATION in Autechaux
Video by Viacon
Viacon France acts for the climate with its TuboSTORE® and Tubo'INFILTRATION® solutions for the sustainable management of rainwater. Thank you to Heitmann et fils for this wonderful collaboration which made this project possible. Read more
Maintenance of the aquameris AQ2 microstation
Video by Sebico
Description of the different operations to be carried out regularly for the maintenance of an aquameris AQ2 microstation. Read more
Ytong cellular concrete block: a lightweight, fire-resistant material
Video by xella
One of the challenges for project management and project management on construction sites is to meet fire regulations. Aerated concrete has a very important advantage: its fire resistance performance, well beyond current regulations. Read more
Decryption – decarbonization of companies: path and assistance from ADEME
Video by ADEME
Objective of this Decryption – Inform you about the key stages of the decarbonization process and about ADEME assistance in this area. The format – Les Décryptages de l’ADEME in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur is aimed at actors and actresses in the region. Every two months, come discover and discuss with ADEME on a current topic and/or a major issue in our region! Read more
Products and Materials
Glass pergola: enjoy its outdoor spaces with elegance and modernity all year round
Advertising-editorial by Solarlux
The housing and non-residential buildings market is characterized by the creation, construction and renovation of living spaces whose letters of nobility find their very essence in daily well-being, energy performance, reliability and the beauty of the architectural gesture. Read more
The Outsteel exterior heat pump and air conditioning unit cladding range sees life in color with 20 new shades
Range evolution by Poujoulat
Since its launch in 2021, the 100% French exterior design brand OUTSTEEL by Cheminées Poujoulat has always placed personalization at the heart of its development projects. After being enriched with a new design 2 years ago with the VENITIAN model, the range of covers for heat pump and air conditioning units is adorned with a new palette of 20 new colors. Read more
PRB Sol liquid waterproofing system
New product by PRB
PRB is developing a new system by offering liquid waterproofing that can be passed directly to pedestrians. This system is suitable for all types of climates. Read more
Zehnder ComfoKit, a turnkey dual-flow VMC offer to meet 80% of residential projects
Evolution produced by Zehnder
Pioneer and number 1 in Europe in high-performance dual-flow ventilation, Zehnder has acquired unique expertise in the design, manufacture and maintenance of ventilation systems over the past 20 years. To easily respond to 80% of individual residential projects, Zehnder offers two new turnkey solutions: ComfoKits. One is dedicated to the ComfoAir Q 350 and the other to the ComfoAir Flex 350. Read more
ACO solutions for efficient drainage of wastewater in wine cellars
Zoom produced by Co
In wine cellars, drainage systems are essential to evacuate the large quantity of water used in the wine production cycle and for cleaning operations. When it comes to drainage, ACO expertise is paramount. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Vinci Construction will carry out the extension of the Orano uranium enrichment plant
Project by VINCI
Vinci Construction announced Thursday March 28 that it had won the civil engineering contract for the extension of the Orano uranium enrichment plant (formerly Areva) which should make it possible to increase its capacities by 30% to help the electric customers around the world to depend less on fuel from Russia. Read more
Lorillard Building, synonymous with excellence for the 4 IGH towers in Lambersart
Construction site by Lorillard
The towers of the Pacot-Vandracq district of the town of Lambersart (59) are truly unmissable landmarks. With their 15 floors, they stand proudly, visible from afar, whether from the ring road or the surrounding towns. Read more
Acorus uses terracotta to renovate a Parisian residence
Realization by Acorus
Acorus carried out insulation and facade renovation work using natural stone and terracotta. A material that offers exceptional energy performance, is naturally ecological and recyclable. Read more
Olympic Games-2024: the aquatic center, a small wooden cocoon facing the monumental Stade de France
A wooden setting nestled in the heart of a dense urban area, the Olympic aquatic center was built in Saint-Denis for the artistic swimming and diving events and the qualifying phases of water polo but above all to offer, in the long term, a sports complex in the department which sorely needed it. Read more
A sustainable house and its Kebony timber façade rise amid the rugged Welsh coastline
Realization by Kebony
A new family home, built using sustainable principles, was recently completed on top of a hill. From up there, it overlooks the vast natural coastline of South Wales and blends into the green landscape, populated mainly by pine trees. For its facade, the renowned architects Loyn + Co mainly chose wood from the Kebony brand – world leader in the production of sustainable wood. Read more
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