The days have been getting longer over the last few weeks in France, but temperatures remain stubbornly low. In these conditions, working outside can be difficult. The cold creates health and safety risks at construction sites. Now, more than ever, prevention and vigilance are essential.
Gender & urban planning: it’s time to get back to work
Intrapreneurial interview with Nicolas Courtois and Nicolas Dubreil
Friday May 17th, 2019
3 questions to Thomas Danel, a PhD student at Chaire Construction 4.0
Bouygues Construction and Centrale Lille formed Chaire Construction 4.0 in 2017. Its aim was to support the digitisation and industrialisation of the sector. Thomas Danel, a PhD student in this field, has been working on a prototype for a remote-controlled crane. He talked to us about his project.
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On the occasion of the renewal of the partnership for the period 2017-2020, read the interview between Marie-Luce Godinot, Director of Innovation and Sustainable Development at Bouygues Construction, and Marie Christine Korniloff, Deputy Director for Economic Affairs at WWF France.
The longest sea bridge in the world. After nine years of construction, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge was officially opened today.
In the Great Canadian North, in the heart of the deserted province of Nunavut, the Arctic Infrastructure Partners consortium, led by Bouygues Building Canada, is carrying out the extension of the Iqaluit airport. An atypical project which comprises in particular the design and construction of a new terminal, and the renovation of the current runways, all this on […]
The Floatgen project, the largest offshore wind turbine in France on which construction is soon due to be completed in the port of Saint-Nazaire, has won the Usine Nouvelle 2017 Renewable Energies Trophy for Energy Transition at the ceremony organised on Tuesday 16 May in the presence of Jean Jouzel, climatologist and former vice-president of GIEC.
Building and Civil Works generates 250 million tonnes of waste per year. Today, only 40% of this waste is reclaimed, yet the Energy Transition Act imposes a threshold of 70%, to be reached by 2020. Transitioning from a traditional, linear economy toward a circular economy means entirely rethinking how we manage a worksite's materials in order to produce in a more sustainable and sensible way.