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Weekly Building News
2024 - Week 24
Real estate agency bankruptcies are exploding and this could only be the beginning
Study / Review / Report
The number of real estate agency bankruptcies is exploding and should exceed its record dating from the 2009 crisis, the National Real Estate Federation (Fnaim) warned on Wednesday June 12. Read more
Legislative elections 2024: what the Building industry expects from the next deputies
News Organization by FFB
On the occasion of the legislative elections of June 30 and July 7, the FFB is formulating 10 essential measures that building craftsmen and entrepreneurs expect from the next parliamentary majority. Read more
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Real estate loans pick up again in April, according to the Banque de France
Study / Review / Report
After several months of falling, the amount of new home loans is experiencing a turnaround, rebounding in April, due to the drop in interest rates since January, according to data from the Banque de France. Read more
Slowdown in the fall in mortgage rates before the summer break
Study / Review / Report
Only one month before the summer break, we are still seeing drops in both average and mini rates. However, they are the work of a few establishments. In fact, 2/3 of establishments are not changing their rates for the moment. Read more
Investments in solar outpace all other sources of electricity, says IEA
Study / Review / Report
The sun still at its highest: investments in solar electricity could surpass in 2024 those devoted to all other sources of electricity production, the International Energy Agency (IEA) indicated on Thursday June 6 in an annual report. Read more
2nd edition of the public procurement barometer: persistent access difficulties for VSE-SMEs
Study / Review / Report
After a survey conducted among 845 respondents between the end of February and the end of April 2024, the Cinov Federation unveils the results of the second edition of its barometer dedicated to the perception of public procurement by VSE-SMEs in the BETIC branch. This dynamic and comprehensive barometer makes it possible to measure the feeling and attitude of these leaders towards public procurement. Read more
No, not all independent traders are satisfied with monthly rent payments
The PJL SVE (Simplification of Economic Life) is currently under debate in the Senate. Among the subjects discussed is the principle of monthly payment of commercial rents instead of quarterly payments. What is presented as significant progress for all traders actually concerns only a small number of them. Read more
The Banque de France is currently maintaining its 2024 growth forecast
The Banque de France (BdF) maintained its forecast for gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 11% this year on Tuesday June 0,8, while slightly lowering its outlook for 2025 and 2026, but these forecasts do not hold up. take into account the new political context of the country. Read more
In the Basque Country, companies are building housing for their employees
They chose to build housing for their employees themselves: in the Basque Country, where housing difficulties pose recruitment problems for companies, several managers are making up for the shortage by embarking on real estate projects. Read more
After the dissolution, the energy sector worried about the future of the transition
Renewable energy
Urgent projects in limbo and threats to decarbonization: the energy sector in France fears further delays in its transformation, also faced with the political crisis which is opening up, against a backdrop of push from the far right. Read more
Legislative elections: construction craftsmen and VSEs must be placed at the heart of the issues
News Organization by CAPEB
The announcement of the dissolution of the National Assembly marks the end of major legislative and regulatory work for the activity of artisanal construction companies. It undermines our collective capacity to meet the various transitions that are decisive for the future of our society. Read more
Altarea's turnover is more than 50% green
Company News by Altarea
The real estate sector is directly impacted by the effects of climate change – heat waves, storms, tensions on water resources, etc. He also bears significant responsibility for this phenomenon. In France, nearly a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions are generated by building-related activities. Read more
Olympic Games-2024: students forced to give up a job in Paris due to lack of accommodation
As the Olympic Games approach, a "fairly significant" proportion of students have given up a job in Paris at the end of their studies due to lack of accommodation, observe student unions and professionals in the sector. Read more
Unemployment insurance reform would allow up to 5,4 billion euros in savings per year
The reform of unemployment insurance planned by the government would allow savings of between 4 and 5,4 billion euros per year within four to five years, Unédic estimated on Tuesday June 11. Read more
Making the adaptation of the Building sector to climate change possible: a look back at the CSTB Research Day 2024
Day by CSTB
The Scientific and Technical Building Center – CSTB organized the 2024 Research Day at the end of May. On the program for this second edition, a priority issue: the adaptation of buildings to climate change. Read more
Fumihiko Maki, architect of one of the Ground Zero towers in New York, dies at 95
Fumihiko Maki, Japanese architect winner of the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 1993 and designer of a tower of the new World Trade Center complex in New York, died last Thursday at the age of 95, his agency announced Wednesday June 12 in a communicated. Read more
Manufacturers and Distributors
Sustainability report: Rockwool insulation products sold in 2023 will save 100 times the energy consumed during production
News Manufacturer by Rockwool
At a time when questions related to the decarbonization of industry and the preservation of resources to combat climate change are at the heart of discussions, ROCKWOOL, world leader in rock wool insulation solutions, unveils its report sustainable development 2023. Read more
AGC Glass Europe announces the commissioning of a new laminated safety glass manufacturing line at the Osterweddingen factory in Germany
News Manufacturer by AGC Glass France
In order to respond to a market marked by a growing demand for laminated glass, AGC Glass Europe proudly announces the launch of a new laminated glass manufacturing line in its Osterweddingen factory in Germany. This major investment constitutes a solid and lasting asset for AGC in a growing market. Read more
Kingfisher maintains its objectives after an almost stable 1st quarter
Distributor News
The British group of DIY stores Kingfisher, owner in France of Castorama and Brico Dépôt, confirmed its annual forecasts a few days ago, after announcing a very slight decline in turnover of 0,3%. in the first trimester. Read more
Emmanuelle Germani appointed Human Resources Director of the KP1 Group
Appointment by KP1
Emmanuelle GERMANI was appointed a few days ago as Director of Human Resources for the KP1 Group, a French specialist in prefabrication. She joins the 9 members of the Executive Committee, led by Vincent LINCHET, CEO since 2021. Emmanuelle GERMANI succeeds Anne-Marie CHAMPAIN, who will ensure the transition for a few weeks. Read more
Tahar Cherrou appointed Managing Director of Wibaie
Appointment by Wibaie
Tahar CHERROU has taken up his position as new General Manager (DG) at WIBAIE since June 3, 2024. He succeeds Patrice Bondy, recently appointed Deputy General Manager of the Liébot Group and who will take over as General Manager of the Liébot Group from June 1. January 2025, upon the retirement of Bruno Leger, current CEO of the Group. Read more
Viacon France TuboSTORE / TuboSTORM Montceau les Mines
Video by Viacon
New Viacon France achievement as part of the 2024 Olympic Games for the renovation of a sports complex in Montceau les Mines in Saône-et-Loire (71). Read more
TruSys Flex: Ledvance’s bright path
Video by ledvance
The TruSys Flex lighting system is modular and can be adapted to different applications. This system is easy to install thanks to its numerous components: from the luminaire, to the power supplies, including numerous accessories for continuous line or angle mounting. This system exists in DALI version and with detection. Read more
Focus on Framing construction site: URSIMMO logistics platform
Romain Bertel, head of concrete framework projects, invites you to an immersive visit to one of Rector's recent construction sites to show you one of their latest framework projects. Read more
Final monobloc plans
Video by Decotec
Decotec presents in video its collection of monoblock bathroom furniture offered by DECOTEC. Read more
Automatic wood stove: WIKING® Automatic
Video by Seguin
Are you tired of having to adjust your wood stove? Discover the WIKING AUTOMATIC system, which allows you to automatically adjust your wood stove, without electricity. Read more
The Rehau Way
Video by REHAU Window
REHAU Way describes the values ​​that inspire REHAU's work and vision for the future. It's their shared way of thinking and acting, which allows them to focus on what really matters: Innovation that enables a sustainable future for their customers and employees. They are constantly looking for smarter ways to advance and improve your comfort. Read more
Lited presents the Tertia
Video by Lited
Discover Tertia through this video presented by Eloi de Fontanges, general secretary of Lited. Thanks to its prismatic 90° lighting angle and its Switch function allowing you to modulate the color temperature, it is perfectly suited to tertiary spaces. Read more
Installation of the wireless CO2 sensor (ref.532712)
Video by Brink Climate Systems France
Video presentation of the installation (and reset) of the wireless CO2 sensor for Brink dual flow ventilation. Read more
Products and Materials
Reinvent outdoor life with the first BBǪUBE collection from Vulx, all-in-one barbecue and outdoor heating
New range by Seguin
With this new VULX collection, the outdoor brand of the SEGUIN Group – French designer, manufacturer and distributor of heating solutions (fireplaces, wood fireplaces, inserts, wood stoves, pellet stoves) – intends to reinvent the outdoor lifestyle. air. Read more
Bjelin launches its herringbone parquet in France
New product by Bjelin
Bjelin presents its herringbone parquet flooring to the French market at the Carrefour International du Bois (CIB). This event, which took place from May 28 to 30, is a leading trade show dedicated to wood products. Read more
Danoline ROLD12 Fix: the new interpretation of plaster wall coverings, signed Knauf
New product by Knauf Danoline
Exploring Danish style in all its forms, Knauf Danoline offers a collection of plaster slabs with clean, elegant and timeless lines. The combinations are almost limitless, both on ceilings and walls, thanks to the different types of perforations, edges and installation variations available. Read more
Viessmann presents three new products from individual housing to the tertiary sector
New product by Viessmann
Faithful to its credo of constant innovation, Viessmann is launching three new products on the French market. New references which concern both individual housing and collective buildings, the tertiary sector or communities. Read more
Alkern signs a new digital tool dedicated to prescribers to help describe CCTPs
Online tools by Alkern
Alkern is strengthening its digital customer experience and more specifically aimed at prescription players, by dedicating to them a new online tool, as intuitive as it is effective, quick to generate help with the description of CCTPs according to their projects. Read more
Projects and Achievements
Grimshaw in charge of the creation of La Défense station on the western section of line 15 of the Grand Paris Express
The Paris office of the international architecture agency Grimshaw, part of the IntenCités15* group led by VINCI Construction Grands Projets as part of the first design-construction contract for line 15 (Western section) of the Grand Paris Express, unveils their first transport project in France. Read more
Bouygues will build a university hospital in Rabat for nearly 450 million euros
Project by Bouygues Construction
The company Bymaro, a Moroccan subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, will build an international university hospital in Rabat, which will be delivered in September 2025, for an amount of nearly 450 million euros, according to a press release published a few days ago. Read more
Bouygues Construction begins renovation work on Ilot Bergère in Paris
Construction site by Bouygues Construction
LaSalle Investment Management has appointed Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, winner of the Îlot Bergère project, for the renovation of the former headquarters of the Comptoir National d'Escompte de Paris. Work started at the beginning of March. Read more
Oasis, the latest addition to the Folies Architecturales Montpellieraines
Symbol of a city that refuses architectural monotony, the “new follies” of Montpellier have awarded four winners in spring 2023. Awarded for the project called OASIS, SOGEPROM-PRAGMA will be the first of them to pass, in record time of less than 2 years, from the project stage to that of completion. Read more
Studios signs a prestigious new address for Groupama Immobilier in the heart of Paris
STUDIOS signs for Groupama Immobilier a new prestigious tertiary address in the heart of Paris. Result of the restructuring of two buildings, located a few steps from Parc Monceau, Tandem takes up the challenge of transforming two historic buildings into a new ensemble which celebrates Parisian heritage and projects it into the era of tomorrow's office. Read more
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