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Weekly Building News
2024 - Week 17
Bruno Le Maire unveils his simplification bill to free SMEs, VSEs and artisans from administrative paperwork
This global simplification action plan includes fifty concrete measures and mobilizes all the levers available to the government, including legislative and regulatory. It redefines a method and lays the foundations for systemic change. It displays three ambitious and complementary objectives. Read more
Guillaume Kasbarian asks public land establishments to release in 2024 the land necessary for the production of 17.000 housing units
Housing by Ministry of Territorial Cohesion
The Minister Delegate to the Minister for Ecological Transition and Territorial Cohesion, responsible for housing, Guillaume Kasbarian, brought together on April 22 the general directors of the 12 public land establishments of the State to define their strategic orientations within the framework of the supply shock announced by the Prime Minister. Read more
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10th Observatory of Renovation in Tile Roofing: an activity which remains positive under an overcast sky
Study / Review / Report
Activity conditions and forecasts, order books, quotes, morale of roofers... the Tile Roofing Renovation Observatory is a telephone survey of 800 roofers conducted twice a year since 2019 by the French Tiles and Bricks Federation . It offers an overview of trends on a national and regional scale. Read more
71% of French people admit to not really understanding the different heating systems
Study / Review / Report
Rothelec, specialist in economical electric heating and inventor of the inertia radiator, reveals a survey carried out among 6.124 people on the lack of knowledge of the French about heating systems. Read more
The transition is progressing in construction but progress remains to be made according to the 2nd edition of the Saint-Gobain Sustainable Construction Barometer
Study / Assessment / Report by Saint-Gobain
Convinced of the urgency of advancing the cause of sustainable construction in the face of climate, demographic and resource protection challenges, Saint-Gobain launched the Sustainable Construction Observatory in 2023. This Observatory presents the second edition of the Sustainable Construction Barometer[1], a study conducted by the CSA research institute, to understand the developments and levers to be activated to accelerate the development of sustainable construction. Read more
Employment in VSE/SMEs in construction and real estate is resisting the crisis despite a sharp increase in business failures
Study / Review / Report
Increase in the price of raw materials and interest rates, decline in new construction, the real estate sector, in the broad sense, (real estate agencies, notaries, architecture, building) has been experiencing a polymorphous crisis since 2023 which is penalizing its activity . Read more
Since Covid-19, the temptation to live near the sea, according to a study
Study / Review / Report
In a world marked by Covid-19, with the development of teleworking, many French people have moved near the sea, an increase which primarily affects the Atlantic coasts, the pandemic amplifying certain dynamics already underway, according to a study published here a few days ago. Read more
Luxury real estate is also getting in tune with the Olympics
“Up to 200.000 euros per week for properties of 600 square meters”: luxury real estate has been in tune with the Olympic Games, with enthusiasm on the supply side but still timid demand, according to professionals interviewed by AFP. Read more
“De-micardizing” France, a work of art without a “magic formula”
How to “de-microcardiate” France as Prime Minister Gabriel Attal hopes? Two economists commissioned under the previous government pleaded on Thursday April 25 to rethink tax and social rules with tact, pointing out the contrasting effects of reductions in employer contributions. Read more
Ile-de-France real estate situation in February 2024: the deterioration in activity continues as do the price drops
27.210 old homes were sold in Ile-de-France from December 2023 to February 2024, down 28% compared to the activity recorded a year earlier (December 2022 to February 2023), although it was already on a downward trend. Read more
For the FFB, the new Government Simplification Plan is a welcome step
News Organization by FFB
Bruno Le Maire, Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty, and Olivia Grégoire, Minister of Business, Tourism and Consumption have just unveiled “Action plan: simplification!” », which aims to initiate an iterative process of liberating the economy. Read more
CAPEB welcomes the simplification of the RGE and GME
News Organization by CAPEB
CAPEB favorably considers several measures recently announced by the government, which represent a major step forward in simplifying the daily lives of craft construction companies. Read more
House builder AST placed in “accelerated safeguard” procedure
Company News
The house builder AST, in great financial difficulty, announced on Friday April 19 that an accelerated safeguard procedure had been opened at the Lyon commercial court, in the hope of "guaranteeing its operational continuity", against a backdrop of crisis in the area. Read more
A consultation to save Fort Boyard from “ruin”
Cultural heritage
Fort Boyard, an emblematic military building that has become a television set, is threatened by climatic hazards and must undergo 44 million euros of work by 2028, the department of Charente-Maritime (west of France) announced on Friday April 19. , which is launching a public consultation. Read more
Plant Inspirations 2024: refreshing the city
At the heart of numerous events linked to gardens and plants, the Inspirations Végétales Festival returns for the 7th consecutive year, on June 1 and 2, 2024, on Allées Jean Jaurès. Its theme: refreshing the city. Read more
Equipbaie – Metalexpo: successful integration at the heart of Batimat
EQUIPBAIE – METALEXPO has established itself over time as an unmissable event for the carpentry and metalwork sectors. By choosing to make it a flagship sector of the 2024 edition of BATIMAT, the organizers, supported by professional partner organizations, have succeeded in mobilizing exhibitors since there are 311 of them registered and ready to welcome visitors in the Pavilions 4, 5 and 6 from September 30 to October 3 at Paris-Porte de Versailles. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Kebony participates in the Carrefour International du Bois 2024
News Manufacturer by Kebony
The Norwegian ecological wood brand Kebony renews its participation in the Carrefour International du Bois. The sector-leading event will be held from May 28 to 30, 2024 in Nantes – an opportunity for the company to increase its already significant notoriety in France, and to present its collections, in particular its new range of Kebony Clear cladding. , to visitors who come to discover the best sustainable building materials. Read more
Wavin France obtains the Committed CSR label confirmed level from Afnor Certification
News Manufacturer by Wavin
Wavin France, manufacturer of complete solutions for sanitation, rainwater collection and management, marks a significant step in its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by receiving the Engagé RSE level label confirmed by AFNOR Certification. Read more
A new strategic commercial organization for Watts
News Manufacturer by Watts Industries
Under the leadership of Hugues de Marne, Managing Director France of the Group since September 2023, WATTS is entering 2024 with a new commercial organization. The objective of this strategic reorientation aims to better understand its priority markets thanks to dedicated teams to always better serve its various clients. Read more
Historic interoperability agreement between Autodesk and the Nemetschek group for the construction and entertainment sectors
Developer News by Autodesk
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) announces interoperability agreement with Nemetschek Group to improve open collaboration and efficiency in the architecture, engineering, construction and operations (AECO) industries ), as well as media and entertainment (M&E). Read more
The Liebot Group announces the appointment of Benoît Fabre as Managing Director of K•Line
Appointment by K • Line
On April 15, K•LINE announced the appointment of its new General Director, Benoît FABRE. With solid experience in the fields of building and construction, he was the Managing Director of VELUX France then of ALIAXIS France before joining K•LINE. Read more
Exiting fossil fuels, the challenge of the century
Video by Ministry of Ecological Transition
Ecological planning: Agnès Pannier-Runacher went to Côtes d'Armor (22), on September 29, 2023, to visit the Saint-Brieuc marine wind farm. Read more
Karine Le Marchand meets Jean-Michel Lagarde, Managing Director of Meljac
Video by Meljac
Karine LE MARCHAND, famous television presenter, came to follow the manufacturing of the MELJAC products that she chose to equip her home, as part of her renovation project at Domaine des Belles Âmes. Read more
Renovation of the plastics of a utility vehicle
Video by Durieu
Applying Polytrol to the bumper of a van. The result is stunning ! Read more
Lime and Heritage: let’s reveal the authentic
Video by Parexlanko
With its Heritage Range, Parexlanko has always grown business experience alongside building renovation professionals by developing the right tools and tailor-made solutions, from ready-to-use to on-site receipts. Read more
Episode 1 - What is an industrialist committed to sustainable development?
Video by bio'bric
Bouyer Leroux takes you behind the scenes of the management of the raw material, clay, which makes up the bio'bric bricks and accessories & traditional terracotta canal tiles. Read more
Going from the letter G+ to B in DPE, thanks to Hellio and Laforêt
Video by hello
In order to be able to rent out two of his dwellings classified G+ at the DPE, this owner called on Laforêt France and Hellio to carry out energy renovation work and thus increase the energy labels. Read more
Spot 2023 - Poujoulat Chimneys
Video by Poujoulat
Choose Cheminées Poujoulat for even more comfort. Save money by optimizing the energy performance of your appliances with Cheminées Poujoulat ducts. Read more
DownRays Low Luminance Clareo Access 2
Video by lightening
Available in 5 powers and with opal or transparent diffuser, these LED downlights have low luminance optics guaranteeing minimal glare. With a light output of 120 lm/W, these luminaires provide significant energy savings. Read more
Products and Materials
Weberfloor waxed concrete: new trowelled decorative system for floors and walls
New product by Weaver
A specialist in floor preparation, Weber offers a wide range of solutions for the professional and residential markets. Today, it unveils its brand new decorative trowelled weberfloor waxed concrete system. Read more
With its new range of SportsBay LED lighting, Sylvania illuminates sports fields
Zoom produced by Sylvania
Deployed since the beginning of January, the Generation 2024 plan launched by the government aims to build or renovate 5.000 additional sports facilities in France by 2026. Read more
Utherm Attic, the best ally for the insulation of converted or lost attics
New range by Unilin Insulation
30% of heat loss escapes through the roof if it is poorly insulated. At a time when the cost of electricity continues to increase, it is essential to insulate the attic, whether converted or lost, to save on your heating bill and improve the interior comfort of your home. habitat while making a gesture for the planet. Read more
Wall light and Okyris pro, two new ranges of urinals in packs combining hygiene, ease of ordering and installation
New range by Pigsty
Welcoming a large number of users, the toilets of establishments open to the public (airports, service stations, restaurants, schools, etc.) reserved for men are subject to strict hygiene rules. Read more
Edma expands its range of tile suction cups
Range evolution by Edma
EDMA strives to develop complete product ranges intended for the different uses of craftsmen. The manufacturer offers 3 types of suction cups in its range dedicated to the tiler profession: aluminum suction cups, the pump suction cup and the latest arrival, the battery-powered electric suction cup. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Saudi megaproject Neom courts Chinese investors
The promoters of the Neom megaproject, a futuristic city in the Saudi Arabian desert, have completed a tour intended for Chinese investors, revealing its broad outlines but without responding to the controversies. Read more
Olympic Games-2024: at the France stadium the athletics track is dressed in purple
Construction site
A color that stands out in a sports venue. The purple athletics track is being installed at the Stade de France, which is getting a facelift before the main events of Paris-2024. Read more
In Paris, the tram extends to the west, before perhaps completing the loop
Construction site
Seven new stations of the T3 tramway - the "Maréchaux tramway" - were inaugurated a few days ago in Paris, serving strategic points of the Olympic Games in the west of the capital. Read more
Thermactif® Expert heating-cooling floor from Thermacome and Anhydritec at the Saint-Ouen Athletes' Village
Realization by Thermacoma
Inaugurated a few days ago, the Athletes' Village is presented as an example of a neighborhood with low environmental impact. Read more
AG Real Estate delivers a new mixed-use building Place de la Nation in Paris, 100% pre-let
AG Real Estate France is proud to announce the delivery of My Little Nation, a 100% pre-marketed office and retail building, located at 15 place de la Nation in the 11th arrondissement of Paris. A lease for a firm period of 9 years has just been signed with CITEO for all office spaces with a surface area of ​​6.034 m2. Read more
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