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Weekly Building News
2024 - Week 19
HLM quotas, mayors’ “veto”… the main measures of the housing law
In an attempt to unblock the residential path of the French, the government is touching on several social housing rules in its bill presented on Friday May 3, certain measures of which are causing associations to jump. Read more
Real estate credit still slowing down, according to the Banque de France
Study / Review / Report
The start of a drop in rates and the banks becoming more aggressive are doing nothing for the moment: the total amount of new real estate loans continues to plummet, according to data from the Banque de France published on Monday May 6. Read more
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Construction costs around the world in 2023: Nice, Paris and Lyon in the Top 50 cities where building is the most expensive
Study / Review / Report
According to the latest global construction cost index published by Arcadis, the world leader in engineering and consultancy, London is the most expensive city in the world to build, narrowly dethroning Geneva. Read more
The recovery plan mainly benefited private companies, according to the Observatory of Multinationals
Study / Review / Report
Private companies have been the main beneficiaries of France's post-Covid recovery plan, receiving up to two thirds of the nearly 73 billion euros in funds already spent, according to a report published Tuesday May 7 by the Observatoire des multinationals. Read more
Credit rate trend in May: red carpet for borrowers
The May bridges do not favor the reception of new scales, however Empruntis notes the continuation of a movement initiated last month of deceleration. It must be said that the cost of money is holding steady and no longer offers any new room for maneuver. Read more
Attal praises Europe “solutions” in Agen
Gabriel Attal praised Saturday, May 4 in Agen, Europe for "solutions" by inaugurating a bridge financed in part by the European Investment Bank (EIB), one month before the European elections where the list of the presidential camp is ahead in the polls by that of the far right. Read more
HLM: Kasbarian evokes a strengthening of the possibilities of eviction of families of delinquents
The Minister Delegate for Housing Guillaume Kasbarian declared on Sunday May 5 that he was "open" to the idea of ​​changing the law to "strengthen" the possibilities of evicting families of delinquent children from social housing. Read more
The challenge of renovating swimming pools, an energy gap for communities
Sustainable Development
Solar panels, geothermal energy, Nordic pool... In Bordeaux, three out of five public swimming pools are currently being renovated, a major project to modernize dilapidated buildings which are real energy sinks for communities. Read more
A map of areas suitable for offshore wind power will be published in September
Renewable energy
A map of "zones suitable for offshore wind power" over 10 years and 2050 will be published in September, announced the Minister of the Economy Bruno Le Maire a few days ago during a visit to the Chantiers de the Atlantic of Saint-Nazaire. Read more
Produce one million heat pumps in 2027: Équilibre des Energies calls on the Government to also stimulate demand
Organization News
On March 15, ministers Bruno Le Maire and Roland Lescure visited the industrial site of the Intuis Group in Feuquières en Vimeu. On this occasion, the Minister of the Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty announced the Government's action plan aimed at producing one million heat pumps in France by 2027 in order to decarbonize buildings. Read more
MaPrimeRénov': Anah steps up its checks on identity theft
Organization News
To protect MaPrimeRénov' beneficiaries against acts of energy renovation fraud, Anah is intensifying its checks on identity theft. Read more
Philippe Rozier is the new Director General of the Construction Quality Agency - AQC
Philippe Rozier succeeds Philippe Estingoy on May 1, 2024 as Director General of the AQC. His professional career, entirely dedicated to the construction and development sector, is based on dual initial training as an engineer and architect, and a master's degree at the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. Read more
In Paris, in the squares between Bastille and the Saint-Martin canal, the gates of discord
Don't touch my gates: the project to redevelop the axis between Bastille and the Saint-Martin canal, desired by the Paris town hall, arouses opposition from local residents and associations who refuse to allow the squares to be completely open. Read more
In Val-d'Oise, dawn operations against slumlords
Pulled out of bed at dawn by the hammering on the apartment door, a Pakistani with a face puffy from sleep opens with astonishment to a dozen administrative agents and police officers leading an operation against substandard housing in the Val -of Oise. Read more
Demonstration against the A69 motorway on the Place du Capitole in Toulouse, six arrests
Around fifty activists from the environmental collective Extinction Rébellion (XR) demonstrated on Saturday May 4 in the afternoon against the A69 motorway on the Place du Capitole in Toulouse, an action which gave rise to six arrests, noted a journalist of the AFP. Read more
In South Africa the death toll rises to 12 after the collapse of a building
The death toll rose to 12 on Friday following the collapse of a building under construction in George, on the South African coast, and 40 people have still not been found four days after the tragedy. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Plastor, official partner of the 12th edition of the Challenge du Bois
News Manufacturer by Plaster
On March 15, PLASTOR, official partner and member of the jury of the 12th edition of the Challenge du Bois, participated in the awards ceremony, rewarding the most original and remarkable works of apprentice carpenters and wood professionals. Read more
Legrand's results down in the 1st quarter, against a backdrop of the construction crisis
News Manufacturer by Legrand
The electrical equipment manufacturer Legrand announced on Friday, May 3, declining results in the 1st quarter, with a net profit of 276 million euros down 16,5%, against a backdrop of a depressed global building market. Read more
France Matériaux deploys its new “Carpentry Selection” concept
News Manufacturer by France Materials
In order to strengthen the multi-specialist image of its members, FRANCE MATERIALS provides them with a new JOINERY SELECTION concept, a real sales and communication support tool for all those who wish to develop this activity in their business. Read more
FCBA celebrates 65 years of CTB-A+ certification
Birthday by FCBA
For 65 years, CTB-A+ certification has been an integral part of the landscape of wood treatment, the protection of new constructions against termites and the maintenance of outdoor wood. The oldest voluntary certification mark created by the FCBA Technological Institute, CTB-A+ has established itself over the years as a reference brand: nearly 130 companies now hold the certification. Read more
Testimonial from Kévin from the company Manufacture 345, user of the Obat invoicing software
Video by Drug
Discover the testimony of Kévin, manager of the company Manufacture 345, specializing in the layout and improvement of the layout of homes in Bègles. Read more
24 hours with the Cheminées Poujoulat champions
Video by Poujoulat
Relive the 24 hours of Pauline CUQ (judo), Coraline BERGERON (parabadminton), Solenne BILLOUIN (cross-triathlon) and Damien DYRDOL (footgolf) at the Poujoulat Group headquarters. Read more
New PIR-PIRL Tubesca-Comabi range
Video by Tubesca Comabi
Discover the new range of Tubesca-Comabi individual rolling platforms. A completely redesigned range to better meet your needs with two range levels: the robust SHERPA products and the compact RAPTOR products. Read more
Minute Prevention: Take into account the blind spots of a vehicle
Video by OPPBTP
Welcome to this OPPBTP video dedicated to taking into account the blind spots of a vehicle on site and nearby. Read more
Is heating your home with gas banned in 2023?
Video by hello
Do you have questions about an insulation project, boiler replacement or even energy renovation assistance? Hellio answers you and provides help to those who wish to know more about the ban on gas boilers. Read more
Les Experts by URSA - the program is evolving
Video by BEAR
URSA provides installers with a relationship program to facilitate their daily activity. A free, simple and scalable program that will allow its Experts to benefit from numerous advantages. Read more
Construction machinery, the biofuel solution
Video by FNTP
Sophie Cahen, Influence Director, and Dominique Chevillard, Technical and Research Director, within the FNTP, talk to us about construction machinery and the biofuel solution in public works. Read more
Flight over the castle of Castelnau-Bretenoux
Built in the 12th century by the powerful Castelnau baron family, the Castelnau-Bretenoux castle is located on a rocky promontory at the confluence of the Dordogne, Bave, Cère and Mamoul. Read more
Products and Materials
New eco-designed organic coating for your interior and exterior walls: PRB Révomur M
Advertising-editorial by PRB
Always with the desire to develop quality, durable and more environmentally friendly products, PRB has expanded its paint range and offers a new eco-designed organic coating: PRB RÉVOMUR M. Read more
Trapmetale and Trapfeu: two high-performance inspection hatches for new or renovated buildings
Product zoom
French specialists in construction systems for interior design, the SPP|PAI brands have a 360° offer for general and specialized trading. Read more
EAS Solutions expands its range of smart LED lighting with the Maxi Xion 384 F2 projector
Range evolution by EAS-Solutions
EAS SOLUTIONS is upgrading its range of intelligent XION LED lighting fixtures with the MAXI XION 384 F2 projector dedicated to interior lighting in factories, logistics areas, stations and airports. Read more
Saint-Astier launches Novaskin, a new range of high-performance insulating coating mortars
New range by Saint-astier
SAINT-ASTIER continues its product innovation and presents, from March 2024 on the French market, a new range of insulating coatings to meet the current challenges of thermal improvement of buildings. Read more
Projects and Achievements
The completion of the last section on the east side of metro line 15 awarded to a consortium led by Bouygues
A group of companies led by Bouygues Travaux Publics has won the design and construction of the second eastern section of the future metro line 15 of the Grand Paris Express, for 1,1 billion euros, announced Tuesday, May 7, the Société des grands projects (SGP). Read more
Olympic Games-2024: the Austerlitz basin inaugurated, tribute to the dead worker
The Austerlitz rainwater and wastewater retention basin, supposed to limit pollution of the Seine in the event of storms, was inaugurated Thursday, May 2, three months before the Olympic Games events planned in the river, and a tribute was paid. returned to Amara Dioumassy, ​​the worker who died during the construction site. Read more
Inauguration of the RER E: Gabriel Attal welcomes a project symbolizing “solution ecology”
Prime Minister Gabriel Attal inaugurated on Friday May 3 the extension of the RER E towards the west of Paris from the new La Défense station, an infrastructure according to him symbolizing "the ecology that we want, not that of injunction and of guilt, but that of solutions". Read more
Plurial Novilia puts autonomous housing at the service of purchasing power and decarbonization
Plurial Novilia, a subsidiary of the Action Logement Group, manager of more than 37.000 housing units in the region of Champagne-Ardenne and Île-de-France (Seine-et-Marne and Essonne), unveils the 15 housing units in its “NoviliaSun” program. Read more
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