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Weekly Building News
2024 - Week 16
Old property prices are still falling but a recovery is taking shape
Study / Review / Report
Prices of existing real estate continued to fall in the first quarter, according to several agency networks which, however, feel the beginnings of a recovery caused by slightly less expensive credits. Read more
A report on anticipating the effects of +4°C warming reaffirms the need for housing adaptation
Study / Review / Report
In its latest report entitled “Anticipating the effects of +4°C warming: what are the costs of adaptation?”, the I4CE affirms that it is necessary to go further on the questions of adaptation and that it is now necessary to systematically take into account the future climate and summer comfort in the criteria for aid for renovation and the standards for new constructions. Read more
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The average rate of real estate loans starts to fall again in the 1st quarter, according to Crédit Logement
Study / Review / Report
The average mortgage rate fell below 4% in the first quarter, to 3,99%, according to data from the CSA/Crédit Logement Observatory published Tuesday April 16, in a market that is still slowing down. Read more
What steps for an efficient energy transformation of the building?
Study / Review / Report
The latest scientific work estimates that the threshold of 1,5°C of warming has a good chance of being exceeded by 2030. If the mobilization of all stakeholders is essential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate This warming, its consequences are already there and each structure must adapt now. Read more
Coastal erosion: Béchu presents national scenarios and national maps, as well as the consequences for coastal territories
Study / Review / Report
A few weeks before presenting the Climate Change Adaptation Plan, Mr. Christophe Béchu, Minister of Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion, recalls the major challenges of adapting our coastal territories to the combined effects of the decline in climate. coastline and sea level rise linked to climate change. Read more
First ECB rate cut on June 6 “barring any surprises” estimates Villeroy de Galhau
The governor of the Bank of France, François Villeroy de Galhau, told JDD that the European Central Bank (ECB) would "unless there is a surprise" decide to cut its rates on June 6, believing that the battle against inflation was about to end. 'be won. Read more
Paris Olympics: a bill of almost 9 billion euros for the moment
The total bill for the Paris Olympics is currently close to 9 billion euros, including just over 2,4 billion of public money. Everything has not yet been counted, invoiced, added up, and it is likely that the final bill will exceed ten billion euros. Read more
Reductions in interest rates on real estate loans limited in number but significant
Overall, all the scales are decreasing, in fact only a quarter of the rates (13 regions x 5 durations x 2 types of rates) are stable, all the others are decreasing. Read more
The Banque de France confirms that it expects +0,2% growth in the first quarter
The Banque de France confirmed Thursday April 11 that it still forecasts 0,2% growth for French economic activity in the first quarter of 2024, an estimate "not incompatible" according to its director general of statistics with the 1% annual growth on which it is counting. the government. Read more
At Sycamore, Guillaume Kasbarian, Minister Delegate for Housing, welcomes the production of mixed and affordable housing
In Bussy-Saint-Georges (Seine-et-Marne), the public developer EpaMarne is continuing the development of Sycomore, a 117-hectare Eco-District. This operation ultimately plans to create 4.500 housing units, 3.500 m2 of shops and numerous public facilities. On April 11, Guillaume Kasbarian visited this large-scale project. Read more
Olympic Games 2024: a boost to adapt the city to disabilities
Taxis, housing, adapted sports venues: the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in France are an opportunity to boost efforts to adapt the city for people with disabilities. Read more
Protest mounts against urban renovation operations
It has changed the face of hundreds of working-class neighborhoods in France, but twenty years after the creation of the National Agency for Urban Renewal (Anru), the policy of demolition-reconstruction of old large complexes is facing increasing local protests. affirmed. Read more
The government buries the idea of ​​a law on France's energy strategy
Faced with "the war of religion" which would divide pro-nuclear and pro-"renewables", the government has decided: France's future energy roadmap will be adopted by decree out of "concern for efficiency" and not by law , to the great dismay of environmental associations. Read more
The government unveils a “heat pump” plan targeting 45.000 new jobs
Support the creation of factories, favor French products or even simplify installation standards: the government presented on Monday April 15 an action plan aimed at producing one million heat pumps per year from 2027, which will allow according to him to create 45.000 jobs. Read more
The government wants to eliminate hiring assistance for professionalization contracts
The Ministry of Labor has sent the social partners a draft decree which aims to eliminate, as of May 1, hiring assistance for work-study workers on professionalization contracts, according to this document consulted Monday April 15 by AFP. Read more
With the presence of two ministers and a High Commissioner, the CAPEB Congress marks the recognition of building craftsmanship
Congress by CAPEB
On April 12, the CAPEB Congress was held at the Maison de la Mutualité, around the theme “Why is there an urgency to strengthen the attractiveness of the building trades and how can they be more? » in the presence of Christophe Béchu, Minister of Ecological Transition, Guillaume Kasbarian, Minister of Housing and Geoffroy de Vitry, High Commissioner for Vocational Education and Training. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Rockwool presented its innovations at the Nordbat exhibition at the Grand Palais in Lille
News Manufacturer by Rockwool
In France, residential buildings emitted 40 Mt of C02 in 2022 and nearly 5 million homes are poorly insulated. And yet, the energy renovation of the French real estate stock is struggling to get started. It is in this context that the 13th edition of the Nordbat exhibition brought together all construction stakeholders around the theme “Building and renovating in the era of decarbonization”. Read more
Prysmian unveils its new identity
News Manufacturer by Prysmian Group
Prysmian, leader in energy transition and digital transformation, is launching, in collaboration with Interbrand, a brand consultancy firm recognized for nearly 50 years, the group's new brand identity: a crucial asset which aims to support and amplify Prysmian's new commercial strategy. Read more
LG Air Solution Europe unveils the future of HVAC
News Manufacturer by LG Electronics
A few weeks ago, the final of the student Hackathon, “Hack For Heat”, organized by the company, was held at the headquarters of the company LG Air Solution Europe. Throughout the day, the six finalist teams from Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Hungary and France took the stage to present their projects aimed at reinventing the future of heating systems in front of a jury of European directors from LG Electronics. Read more
Concrete prefabrication, the right calculation to optimize construction sites
Organization News
The Federation of the Concrete Industry (FIB) is launching a collective information campaign, intended for construction professionals, to promote the off-site construction method of concrete prefabrication and the virtues of prefabricated solutions in an economic and economic context. societal which requires accelerating the environmental transition while controlling construction costs. Read more
Launch of the Repairability Score for roller shutters, garage doors and automatic pedestrian doors
Organization News
The Actibaie Group, a union of professionals in shutters, blinds, doors, gates and automatic pedestrian doors, announces the launch of its repairability score dedicated to rolling shutters, garage doors and automatic pedestrian doors. This initiative aims to promote sustainability, circular economy and ease of repair in the industry. Read more
The rounded Siporex tile by Valérie Damidot
Video by xella
The advantage of Siporex cellular concrete for decoration? All shapes are possible! Valérie Damidot tells you more. Read more
Bati BIBLIO The building’s digital library
Video by CSTB Editions
Find in Bati BIBLIO all the technical and regulatory references for Building deciphered, illustrated and updated! Read more
Green hydrogen, an essential vector for the decarbonization of industry and mobility
Video by SPIE
For several years now, SPIE has been supporting its customers with tailor-made, turnkey solutions, from design to maintenance, including installation. Read more
Decotec Signature washbasin cabinet
Video by Decotec
The new "Signature" collection from the designer and manufacturer of bathroom furniture Decotec, combines the mix of lacquer & wood or lacquer & compact materials. Read more
Tutorial: How to install your Ursa Serenity mineral wool acoustic partitions?
Video by BEAR
Learn in this video how to make an acoustic partition, for maximum acoustic comfort! Read more
Maintenance of your Biomeris sector
Video by Sebico
Video description of the operations to be carried out for proper maintenance of your Biomeris system. Read more
FFB Heritage Ribbons 2023 - Bléré (37)
Video by FFB
2023 national prize for municipalities and intermunicipalities between 3.500 and 20.000 inhabitants. Restoration of the Seigne chapel. Fabien NEBEL – Mayor of Bléré. Jérôme CHEVALLIER – ETP HORY CHAUVELIN. Read more
Geothermal energy on probes for the Prologis logistics platform in Moissy-Cramayel
Video by ADEME
Property of Prologis, the logistics platform operated by the Monoprix group in Moissy Cramayel (77) has been supplied with heating and domestic hot water (DHW) using geothermal energy since 2021. Read more
Products and Materials
Alkern launches its Re-Source range, responsible products using recycled materials
New range by Alkern
In a context of growing awareness of global issues related to environmental protection, the Alkern Group wants to be particularly attentive to the preservation of non-renewable natural resources. Also, on the scale of concrete prefabrication, Alkern is positioning itself more than ever as a responsible player in its sector. Read more
The Bagar de Beissier family is expanding with Bagar Airliss LF: a new coating specially dedicated to finishing
Range evolution by beissier
With Bagar, the number 1 brand in France for sales of coatings for mechanized spraying, Beissier, the hyper-specialist in coatings for painters, has a complete special airless offer, making it possible to cover all coating issues, both in outdoors than indoors. Read more
VMC Double Flux Twin'Air DF 90 Autogyre: comfort and energy savings, NF VMC certified and MaPrimeRenov' eligible
Zoom produced by Autogyro
To help households finance their energy renovation work and better respond to the challenges of ecological transition, MaPrimeRénov' financial assistance evolved on January 1, 2024 with 3 schemes including MaPrimeRénov' and MaPrimeRénov Supported Journey. Read more
Vitrocsa France Distribution: the minimum window appeals to the French market
Zoom produced by Vitrocsa
Around twenty professionals in search of ideals and perfection test and re-test high-precision mechanisms... You are not in the workshop of a watchmaker-jeweller, but it's just like that. Vitrocsa brings together enthusiasts of minimalist windows in a creative impulse propelled by Éric Joray in Switzerland in the 1990s. Read more
HOQI revolutionizes real estate with its latest update: even more impactful photos to accelerate sales
Software update
HOQI, the essential mobile AI Home Staging solution for real estate professionals, takes a new step in innovation with its latest update. Thanks to its cutting-edge artificial intelligence, HOQI offers even more features to renovate, furnish and redecorate real estate photos in seconds! Read more
Projects and Achievements
Reindustrialization: 55 turnkey sites to build factories in France
From Noyon in Oise to Saint-Paul de La Réunion, via Lannion in Côtes d'Armor, the government published on Tuesday April 16 the list of 55 turnkey industrial sites which will be offered to investors by 2030 , French or foreign, wishing to build factories quickly in France. Read more
Notre-Dame: 5 years after the fire, the main reconstruction challenges addressed
Construction site
Five years after the fire which devastated Notre-Dame de Paris, the main challenges posed by its restoration have been met, like its spire whose needle covered in its lead cover once again points into the sky, according to Philippe Jost, head of the site. Read more
Under the glass roof of the Grand Palais, Macron launches the home stretch before the Olympics
Construction site
Home stretch before the Olympics: work is in full swing under the immense glass roof of the Grand Palais in Paris, site of the Olympic and Paralympic fencing and taekwondo events, where Emmanuel Macron visited on Monday April 15. Read more
Onduclair PC Onduline polycarbonate cladding covers the covered hall of the preparation center for the Olympic BMX Racing events in Troyes
Realization by Ondulin
In the heart of the historic city of Troyes, the new BMX Racing International tracks will host preparations for the Olympic events. This major project, which was completed in September 2023, also included the complete renovation and extension of the existing hall near the slopes. Read more
A mix of wood and natural slate for exterior cladding
Realization by Cupa Pizarras
Located in the Walloon countryside, this old house built of bricks and stones needed to expand at the pace of the family that occupies it. The Desmedt-Purnelle Architects Office thus imagined an extension made up of two cubes clad in cladding which mixes wood and natural CUPACLAD slate. Read more
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