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Innovative solutions

Recreating ecosystems in the Parc Zoologique de Paris, monitoring developments with an “eco-friendly” mindset, constructing the tallest building in France, creating connected habitats: for each project, Bouygues Construction develops innovative solutions. By using technology, especially digital models and BIM (Building Information Modeling), we are rising to innovative challenges that are important to us. We are doing everything we can so that our building techniques take energy saving issues into account and are in line with our philosophy of building a better life.

Care homes & hospitals: digitisation for useful, comfortable, sustainable construction

To meet the needs of both patients and healthcare workers, each healthcare site must combine reliability with ease of use. This fact is not always taken into account. This is evidenced by the numerous problems pointed out by users relating to space and practical issues. However, whether in care homes or hospitals, the building can be a valuable asset in taking care of the most vulnerable and allowing health professionals to work in the best possible conditions. This is a major challenge that Bouygues Construction wants to address using digitisation.

Openness and sharing: sources of value for the world to come…

How to be attractive, create value and be scalable is the challenge for office buildings in order to meet all the complexity of an increasingly pressurised market. The uses and structure of such buildings require urgent rethinking in order to meet the new expectations of their occupants, as well as health and environmental issues. Solutions exist, but such changes must be anticipated in order to be implemented effectively.

The future of 3D printing in construction – interview with Bruno Linéatte, Director of R&D for Building Construction Methods at Bouygues Construction

Bouygues Immobilier Grand Ouest gained prominence recently for using 3D printing to build "La Sphère", a reception building for a public housing project in Harfleur on behalf of Immobilière Basse Seine - 3F Group. What challenges await this innovative mode of construction? Read on for answers from Bruno Linéatte, Director of R&D for Building Construction Methods at Bouygues Construction.

Self-healing concrete

Several research centres around the world are working on proactive self-healing concrete processes, anticipating cracks as early as the design or the placing of the concrete.

Air quality: housing’s new priority

We are what we eat, but we are also what we breath: more than 15 kg of air every day! And most of that air quality comes from confined spaces. We spend more than 80% of our time inside with many pollutants. New constructions could well bring a breath of fresh air…

The tertiary decree: 60% energy savings are in sight

The so-called ‘tertiary’ decree, applicable since 2019, imposes a gradual reduction in the energy consumption of this type of building up until 2050. Like any new regulation, this involves a period of adaptation - especially as the objectives set are ambitious. However, the ‘Syndicat professionnel des entreprises de la transition énergétique et numérique’ (Serce) (Professional Union of Energy and Digital Transition Companies)considers them to befully attainable.

iPilot : facilitating the work of the crane operator for greater safety

Worldwide, about 600,000 cranes are used for construction works. They are essential for numerous construction sites. Some measure up to 200 metres in height and can lift loads of 500 tonnes. Currently, a Bouygues Construction R&D project, headed by Bouygues Construction Matériel, aims to allow remote control of cranes with video assistance, using augmented reality and even some automation. What is the purpose of this ambitious system, and what does it change for workers on the sites ? Answers with Julien Meyer, manager at the lifting division at Bouygues Construction Matériel at Île-de-France.

Interview with Mohamed Al-Hussein

Dr. Al-Hussein’s research has proffered a number of contributions to the industrialization of the building construction process through the development of modular and offsite construction technologies. He's telling us about it!

Energy renovation – the driving force behind new uses

While improving energy performance is essential during a renovation project, it is not the sole objective of project managers. Of equal importance are the key features aimed at incorporating different uses within a building. Issues such as planning, digitalisation, occupation of space, quality of life at work, etc. also need to be fully addressed.

Interview with Thomas Bock

Construction robotics holds no secrets for Thomas Bock, professor at Munich University of Technology, author of more than 500 articles in academic journals, creator of the first European Commission on Construction Robotics, co-founder and director of the IAARC, holder of the DFG Seibold Award, and adviser to governments and academies around the world. He's telling us about it!

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