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2024 - Week 18
The government presents its controversial housing law
The government unveils its bill on Friday May 3 to respond to a historic housing crisis, whose already known provisions have made defenders of social housing jump. Read more
Energy renovation work and their financing after changes to aid on January 1, 2024
Study / Review / Report
According to information distributed by Les Echos on March 11, requests for MaPrimeRénov' aid fell by 40% in January and February compared to 2023. In question, a modification on January 1 of the criteria for granting these aid, now focused on large-scale works, and the obligation to use a “Renovation Assistant” with very limited availability. Read more
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Housing construction in France continues to decline
Study / Review / Report
The construction crisis is not about to end in France: the number of building permits continued its inexorable decline in March, while the consequences for employment are beginning to be felt. Read more
Logistics real estate: a 1st quarter which opens the way to new opportunities
Study / Review / Report
CBRE, specialist in corporate real estate consulting, reacts to the Immostat figures for the 1st quarter of 2024. Pierre-Louis Dumont, Executive Director Agence I&L France and François-Régis de Causans, Investment Director I&L take stock of the start of the year and plan for 2024. Read more
INSEE lifts the veil on French growth in the first quarter of 2024
The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies publishes on Tuesday April 30 a first estimate of growth in the first quarter in France, a figure which will help to judge the credibility of the ambitious government forecast. Read more
Timetable for ban on renting thermal strainers will not be kept, senators warn
The ban on renting thermal strainers from 2025 cannot apply, senators warn in a document published Tuesday April 30, deeming it "inevitable" to push it back to 2028. Read more
France launches first stage of underground CO2 storage
Sustainable Development
Yesterday oil, tomorrow CO2: France plans to test from the beginning of 2025 "four or five CO2 storage projects" as a priority in the country's old oil fields or at the end of their life, to help the industry maintain its decarbonization objectives. Read more
Why the G7 calls for a six-fold increase in energy storage
Sustainable Development
The G7 governments called on Tuesday, April 30, to increase global electricity storage capacities sixfold by 2030, compared to 2022, growth essential to the growth of renewable energies expected to combat global warming. Read more
Engie acquires French wind farm from Danish Orsted
Renewable energy by Engie
The Engie group announced on Monday April 29 the signing of an agreement with Orsted to acquire all of the Danish renewables specialist's wind and solar activities in France, including nine onshore wind farms. Read more
Zero Net Artificialization and simplification bill: ground-mounted solar thermal power plants should no longer be considered as a road or a parking lot
The simplification bill presented on April 24 in the Council of Ministers should serve to correct the legislative anomaly which heavily penalizes solar heat. Indeed, three years after the vote of the Climate and Resilience law, ground-mounted solar thermal installations are considered artificial. Read more
CAPEB calls on the Government to continue its support for renovation activity for the benefit of all
News Organization by CAPEB
In the 1st quarter of 2024, the activity of craft construction companies decreased by 1,5% in volume compared to the 1st quarter of 2023. The figures highlight a slowdown in the decline in new construction as well as a first sliding decline. annual volume of maintenance-improvement activity which has until now driven the growth of the sector. Read more
The Elevator Federation unveils its roadmap and figures for the 2023 sector
News Organization by Federation of Elevators
On the occasion of its Annual General Meeting a few days ago, and World Mobility and Accessibility Day on April 30, 2024, elevator and elevator professionals presented the sector's figures, as well as an ambitious and concrete roadmap, linked to the priorities and news of the Profession. Read more
Launch of the investment fund in the prevention of professional wear and tear: OPPBTP alongside construction companies
News Organization by OPPBTP
On March 18, the investment fund in the prevention of professional wear and tear (Fipu) was officially launched by the National Health Insurance Fund, with a budget of one billion euros for five years. Since this date, companies can apply for grants to finance various projects intended to improve the prevention of exposure to occupational ergonomic risk factors. Read more
2024 forecasts confirmed for Vinci after an increase in turnover in the first quarter
Company News by VINCI
The French construction giant Vinci confirmed its 25 forecasts on Thursday April 2024 and announced a turnover up 4,8% to 15,7 billion euros in the first quarter, noting an increase in motorway traffic after the protests. farmers and a “record” order book. Read more
In Paris, a new method proposed for tree cutting in the Bois de Vincennes
Parisian elected officials, majority and opposition combined, propose to Anne Hidalgo ways of managing the woods of Boulogne and Vincennes, in particular a new method for cutting down trees, a subject on which the town hall is criticized by associations defending the environment. Read more
The wood industry in 2024: growth and increasing societal utility of a material of the future
The Carrefour International du Bois, a reference event for the entire forestry industry, returns to Nantes on May 28, 29 and 30, 2024. After an exceptional 2022 edition coming out of the Covid-19 pandemic, including a considerable share of Internationally, the situation is very different today. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
UNICEM congratulates its member companies which have massively joined an eco-organization within the framework of the PMCB REP
News Organization by UNICEM
A few days before the first anniversary of the launch of the REP PMCB system (extended producer responsibility for construction products and materials in the building sector), the National Union of Quarry Industries and Construction Materials (UNICEM) welcomes the almost 90% of companies it represents that have joined one of the approved eco-organizations. Read more
Saint-Gobain's turnover fell by 8,5% in the 1st quarter to 11,35 billion euros
News Manufacturer
The construction materials group Saint-Gobain achieved a turnover of 11,35 billion euros in the 1st quarter of 2024, a drop of 8,5% year-on-year linked to the decline in new construction in Europe and a perimeter effect on the group structure. Read more
2023 Sustainability Report: Ideal Standard Achieves Major Milestones
News Manufacturer by Ideal Standard
Ideal Standard International, a leading bathroom manufacturer, announces the release of its latest Sustainability Report for 2023, which highlights the important steps and advancements the company is making towards a more sustainable future. Read more
Façade range: EDMA leader in cutting insulation
News Manufacturer by Edma
As a key player in the manufacturing of innovative tools for facade builders, EDMA masters the latest technological advances and ensures that it offers a service adapted to market expectations and developments. Read more
Testimonial Demain Tous Solaire - a Terreal customer talks about her experience
Video by Terreal
Who better than Terreal’s customers to highlight their solutions? Discover the testimony of a customer who talks about her transition to solar energy and the advantages. Read more
Mobile energy station | Construction site solution
Video by OPPBTP
Thanks to this solution, workers have an independent energy source making their work easier. The mobile energy station also makes it possible to overcome the disadvantages of a generator: heavy handling, noise, pollution, risk of asphyxiation, fire or burns. Read more
Caen Sports Palace – An exceptional project
Video by bodet
The project for the new Palais des Sports in Caen represented a real challenge for the Bodet Sport teams. Designed, manufactured and then installed by them in the new room, 2 suspended cubes provide scoring display and video animation during sporting events. Unique equipment in France for a strong and immersive experience. Read more
REuse range: the very first 1% recycled EPS insulation
Video by Hirsch Insulation
100% recycled and 100% infinitely recyclable: these are the insulators from our new REuse range, from the Hirsch Isolation expanded polystyrene recycling service. Read more
Energy efficiency with Hellio: serving social landlords at the H'Expo show
Video by hello
H Expo is THE unmissable event for social housing, which takes place within the HLM Congress in Nantes. Hellio experts presented their solutions dedicated to social housing. Read more
POINT.P talks energy renovation with Booder!
Video by POINT.P
We hope that you are at the right temperature to discuss energy renovation. Today, we present to you a tête-à-tête with open questions between Booder and Simon, an energy renovation expert from POINT.P in order to find out everything on the subject: benefits, advantages, operation, aid... Read more
Episode 2 - What is an industrialist committed to sustainable development?
Video by bio'bric
The clay, taken on average 5 km around Bouyer Leroux production sites, needs to be fired to become a terracotta product and to develop its thermal and mechanical performance, making it possible to build individual houses and collective housing buildings. . Read more
Minute Prevention: I take care of my hygiene on the construction site
Video by OPPBTP
The Prevention Minutes are short videos produced by the OPPBTP for construction sector CSEs. The objective is to enable them to talk about prevention in their company in a concise and effective manner. This video covers hygiene on construction sites. Read more
Products and Materials
Build on good foundations with the SIP Rector offer
Advertising-editorial by Rector
The foundations, although invisible, play a fundamental role in ensuring the security and durability of an Individual Home. With the drought and the increase in climatic hazards, the phenomena of shrinkage-swelling of clays (RGA) as well as the number of cracked houses continue to multiply. Read more
KP1 unveils its new Katalog': a complete digital and interactive guide
New catalog by KP1
Facilitating the work of professionals, in the office or in the field, by providing them with maximum information in a minimum of time is one of KP1's priorities. The tools it makes available to them illustrate this commitment, like its new Katalog' which can be viewed and downloaded from its website. Read more
KP1 launches its innovative 2-in-1 base system “BASIK”: simple, quick and secure implementation, meeting the challenges of clay soils
New product by KP1
The French prefabrication specialist KP1 is enriching its base offering with “BASIK” concrete pedestals. Safety, simplicity and speed of implementation are the key words of this innovative industrial system! Read more
In single or double leaves, the Technica II Class A2P CR4 FB4 door from Picard Serrures guarantees high bullet-proof security
New product by Picard Locks
After fire, theft is the second risk to which businesses are exposed. Whether they are sensitive sites, offices, data centers or any other tertiary establishment, these buildings are all the more vulnerable in the event of isolated secondary access. Read more
Projects and Achievements
In Paris, the Cité flower market will be renovated between 2025 and 2028
It is a “dusty” haven of greenery in the heart of Paris: the ancient flower market on the Île de la Cité will finally be renovated by 2028, the town hall announced a few days ago, which hopes to convince the police headquarters to pedestrianize its paths. Read more
50 million euro facelift for the bicentenary stone bridge in Bordeaux
The Stone Bridge, a bicentennial structure which was the first and for a long time the only one spanning the Garonne in Bordeaux, will undergo major consolidation work from 2025 to 2029, the metropolis announced a few days ago. Read more
Equilis, between city and nature, an architecture redesigned by Anthony Bechu, architect and Aliénor Bechu-Blond, interior architect and designer
Construction site
Designed by the Bechu & Associés agency in the 2000s for Steria, the Equilis project was already intended to be flexible, anticipating the essential evolution of working methods and facilitating its renovation more than twenty years later. Read more
Rebuilding Notre-Dame de Paris receives PEFC certification
Construction site
While the reconstruction in solid oak wood of all the frames of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral is completed, PEFC France, alongside the FCBA Technological Institute, has officially handed over to the public establishment Rebâtir Notre-Dame of Paris, project owner of the restoration site, PEFC project certification. Read more
Products of the week

Lifting stations for wastewater or loaded with individual houses or small communities

Lacquered aluminum cover

Glass facade cladding

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Portable power station

Fire resistance of Copanel fiber cement facade panels

Densified wood flooring

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




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