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Weekly Building News
2024 - Week 20
MaPrimeRénov' once again accessible for simple work
The flagship energy renovation assistance system MaPrimeRénov' is once again accessible on Wednesday May 15 to carry out simple work, without having to carry out an energy performance diagnosis (DPE), the Ministry of Ecological Transition said in a press release. Read more
Real estate: what French buyers want
Study / Review / Report
Since last year, French households have encountered difficulties in finding housing, and in particular in purchasing. The sudden rise in mortgage rates has often put a brake on their real estate projects. But what about now? Read more
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In short
The fall in reservations for new housing continues in the 1st quarter, accentuating the sharp drop over one year
Study / Review / Report
Reservations of new housing by individuals with real estate developers continued their decline in the first quarter of 2024, with a fall of 22,4% year-on-year, according to provisional statistics from the Ministry of Ecological Transition published Friday May 17. Read more
Reindustrialization: an ambition compromised by the housing shortage?
Study / Assessment / Report by FFB
The FFB Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes unveils its regional study on the need for housing in the 25 winning territories of the “Territoires d’Industrie” program. A study, carried out by the CERC ARA, making it possible to measure, in an objective and territorialized manner, the impact of reindustrialization projects on the need for housing and to compare it to the current rate of construction of new housing. Read more
The French favor urban heating networks
Study / Assessment / Report by Engie
From February 6 to March 17, 2024, a national consultation initiated by ENGIE Solutions France in partnership with France Chaleur Urbaine was open on the citizen mobilization platform Make.org to collect the opinions of the French on Urban Heat Networks (RCU). They were thus able to express their positions, questions, testimonies and suggestions concerning this virtuous heating system powered by renewable energies. Read more
Olympic Games-2024: public procurement has largely benefited small French businesses, according to organizers
Small French companies have won a large share of public contracts linked to the organization of the Olympic (July 26-August 11) and Paralympic (August 28-September 8) Games, the organizing committee and the company said on Tuesday, May 14. responsible for building the long-term structures, Solideo. Read more
56 projects announced to Choose France, with the prospect of 10.000 job creations
With a "record" harvest according to the Elysée of 56 projects worth 15 billion euros, and the prospect of 10.000 jobs created, the announcements from the 7th Choose France summit on Monday touch on the key areas of artificial intelligence and decarbonization. , but also health and finance Read more
No clearing in 2024 for real estate developers according to their federation
No return from buyers, building permits and construction sites still at half mast: indicators for the housing construction sector in the first quarter of 2024 continue to deteriorate, the Federation of Real Estate Developers (FPI) was alarmed on Tuesday, May 14. Read more
Drop in BPE and rebound for aggregates at the start of the year
Conjuncture by UNICEM
The disinflation process is now well underway and faster than expected. In doing so, the decline in interest rates, which has slowly begun since January, could continue and increase with the reduction in key rates from the European Central Bank expected at the start of the second half of the year. Read more
The housing bill examined in the Senate from June 17
The government has included its housing bill on the Senate agenda, which will be examined from June 17 in the upper house, according to the calendar of the Upper Assembly refined on Wednesday May 15 during a Conference of presidents. Read more
MaPrimeRénov': the simplification measures which come into force on May 15 to relaunch single actions
In order to relaunch the single actions for MaPrimeRénov', the government announced several modifications to the system in a decree published in the Official Journal on March 22. Here is a reminder of these changes which come into force on May 15. Read more
SNCF and Valorem sign a green electricity purchase contract, the largest from wind power in France
Renewable energy
SNCF Énergie and Valorem, a pioneer of renewable energies in France, announced a few days ago the signing of their first contract for the direct supply of green electricity, according to them the largest of wind origin in France. Read more
Bouygues announces a loss in the first quarter, but a high order book
Company News
The Bouygues group suffered a net loss in the first quarter, partly linked to seasonal elements, and confirmed a few days ago its outlook for 2024, with a significant order book in construction despite the labor crisis. 'real estate. Read more
The new rules of the unemployment insurance reform will be revealed at the end of the week
The government will make announcements on the new unemployment insurance rules "at the end of the week", before a major labor reform expected in the fall, Matignon said on Sunday May 12, confirming information from the JDD. Read more
A “gigabassines” project mobilizes in Puy-de-Dôme
Protest is mounting in Puy-de-Dôme over a project for “gigabassins” depicted as “the largest in France” by an activist collective which organized a “festive hike” of protest on Saturday, May 11. Read more
Call for applications for the Batinfo Innovation Trophies 2024
Contest / Prize / Trophy by Bat info
Manufacturers of products and materials, developers of software and apps, service providers... you have until July 15 to apply for the 2024 Batinfo Innovation Trophies. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Carrefour du bois 2024: sustainable solutions from Owatrol
News Manufacturer by Durieu
Centennial in 2023, and with its expertise, Durieu Groupe continues to work on the sustainability of wooden structures through its specialized ranges for cleaning and protecting wood. Read more
REHAU Window Solutions: new features and innovations 2024
News Manufacturer by REHAU Window
On the occasion of the Fensterbau Frontale 2024 trade fair, REHAU Window Solutions presented its latest new products and innovations by strengthening its positioning as a partner with its suppliers and customers with the message “All in One Partner. Dare to be different. Boost your business. » Read more
My House from A to Z is back in force on France Télévisions
Distributor News
Sponsored by Gedimat, the short programs My Home from A to Z respond to the brand's expert image. They highlight examples of new and renovation work and provide information and sound advice from experienced professionals. Read more
Appointment of Robert Quattrocchi as Managing Director of Kawneer Southwest Europe
Appointment by Kawneer
For more than 110 years, KAWNEER, specialist in aluminum architectural systems for residential and non-residential, has designed and developed facades, sliding doors, windows, home extensions and sunshades for the new and renovation market. Read more
Pascal Gil is appointed Managing Director of Castorama France
Appointment by Castorama
Since April 29, 2024, Pascal Gil has taken the position of Managing Director of Castorama France, succeeding Franck Moreno, who is appointed Director of Supply Chain and Partnerships of Kingfisher plc. Pascal Gil continues to serve on the Executive Group of Kingfisher plc. Read more
How to install Déco'Start Adjustable Chimneys Poujoulat
Video by Poujoulat
This tutorial allows you to discover how to install, step by step, DÉCO'START Adjustable, the junction piece which ensures perfect continuity between the THERMINOX conduit and the wood heating appliance. Read more
Improvement of the Marin air bridge in Yves (RD137)
Video by URETEK® France
Discover how the URETEK® teams reinforced the Air Marin bridge, located on the RD137 near Yves, in Charente-Maritime. This bridge, completed in 1996, presented worrying cracks and subsidence requiring urgent intervention. Read more
Let's talk CSR - Episode 1: Rector's CSR approach
Video by Rector
Special announcement: Rector's very first CSR video is online! In this first episode, meet Ronan Blanchard and Cécile Roland, to discover their CSR approach. Read more
Episode 3 - What is an industrialist committed to sustainable development?
Video by bio'bric
In 2025, the RE2020 environmental regulation will lower the threshold of the CI (Carbon Index) construction: -12% in collective housing, -17% in individual houses. Read more
CSTB supports Futuroscope
Video by CSTB
CSTB experts accompanied Futuroscope ahead of the launch of the Tornado Hunters attraction. Measurements and analyzes of light installations within the attraction. Read more
Lited presents the Nova Range
Video by Lited
Discover through this video this new range composed of a 230V track projector and a recessed downlight. It ensures good visual comfort and guarantees optimal color rendering with CRI90. With its characteristics, it fits ideally into a retail or even museum environment. Read more
Wolf construction site - Wurth air handling unit
Video by Wuerth France
Installation of 3 AHUs with on-board regulation for an industrial project at Würth France in Bas-Rhin (67) for a total of 149.000 m3/h. Read more
Understanding the Help for tertiary and collective heating
Video by hello
Since the highly anticipated tertiary decree published in October 2019, schools, hospitals, offices, businesses and any tertiary use building of more than 1.000 m² will have to meet a double obligation: reduce their energy consumption and communicate their progress to the public authorities . Read more
Products and Materials
Build sustainably by recycling waste energy? Hestiia launches MyEkoPro, the first digital radiator to comply with RE1
New product by Hestia
France has set itself the ambitious objective of reducing its energy consumption and the law relating to the energy transition for green growth includes the objectives, including that of a 30% reduction in 2030 compared to 2012. Read more
Module Retail, practical and designer flooring for high-traffic premises
New product by Square module
MODULE CARRÉ, specialist in modular floor coverings, presents Module Retail. Ultra-resistant, flexible and easy to install, these new modular tiles are intended for the development of commercial and tertiary premises as well as event spaces. Read more
A breath of fresh air at Airton with its new A+++ reversible air conditioner
New product by Airton
Airton, specialist in reversible air conditioning, unveils its latest innovation: the Monosplit from the A+++ AIR/AIR range, a real revolution in climatic comfort. Using cutting-edge technology and careful design, this wall-mounted air conditioning system provides precise temperature regulation while minimizing the impact on energy consumption. Read more
A selection of Hörmann innovations dedicated to industry, the tertiary sector and logistics
New range by Hörmann France
Recognized by players in the tertiary sector, industry and logistics, the European leader Hörmann is unveiling numerous innovative solutions for 2024. Good news never comes alone, the industrialist is offering in Pusignan (69), a tool dedicated to client partners of the brand, professionals in charge of the installation and maintenance of industrial joinery. Read more
Sarlibain from Forbo Flooring: complete floor & wall solution for showers and bathrooms
New range by Forbo Flooring Systems
The new Sarlibain collection from Forbo Flooring is a complete, completely waterproof shower system, which combines the Onyx + wall covering and the Surestep floor covering, placed on all surfaces of the bathroom. Sarlibain resolutely plays the harmony card, with colors specially created to favor floor/wall combinations. Read more
Projects and Achievements
In Paris, plans for bathing sites in the Seine for 2025 specified
Beaches up to 100 m long, at a cost of 10 million euros: the projects for three future Parisian bathing sites in the Seine, which are due to open in the summer of 2025, are taking shape in a deliberation of the next council from Paris. Read more
UN committee concerned about construction of power plant in French Guiana
A UN committee, contacted by Amerindians of Guyana, expressed to France its concern about the project to build a photovoltaic power plant in this French overseas department in South America. Read more
Launch of the first project of the Bordeaux-Toulouse LGV
Construction site
The railway development project north of Toulouse began on Tuesday May 7, the first stage of the construction of the Bordeaux-Toulouse LGV line, which will put Toulouse three hours from Paris in 2032. Read more
On the Lyon-Turin construction site, Attal praises “Europe in action” and attacks “the Greens”
Construction site
Gabriel Attal, visiting the Lyon-Turin rail tunnel site on Tuesday, May 14, praised "Europe in action" with this decades-old project, attacking "the Greens" who oppose it in the process. Read more
Becity delivers Metronom to AG Real Estate France in Lille (59), a mixed office and retail building 50% pre-let
Located in the heart of Lille Metronom is a set of offices with a surface area of ​​8.100 m2, with a commercialization of approximately 50%, including all of the retail at the foot of the building. Read more
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Lacquered glasses for shiny wall decoration

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