Every day, concrete endures attacks of all kinds (carbon dioxide from the air, chlorides, etc.). These aggressive substances corrode the concrete's metal reinforcements and cause deterioration. Unavoidable? Yes. Disastrous? No – not if you know exactly when to do renovation work.
The Greencity eco-neighbourhood is coming to life
Interview of the month: Reda El Yakoubi
Thursday September 7th, 2017
Floatgen, the floating wind turbine takes to the water
Built in the port of Saint-Nazaire, Floatgen, France’s first floating wind turbine, has taken a new major step forward. The concrete foundation was floated on 23 August after a construction process which began in the autumn of 2016.
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Work has got underway on Floatgen, the France’s first offshore wind turbine!
Floatgen ©Ideol[/caption] Porté par un consortium européen de sept industriels et organismes de recherche, Floatgen fait figure de première à plusieurs titres. Première éolienne en mer qui entrera en service en France mi-2017, elle est également le premier démonstrateur grandeur nature de la fondation flottante développée et brevetée par Ideol. « Ce projet est un […]
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Bouygues Bâtiment Ile-de-France, subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, signed a partnership with Les Canaux to design and build a 170-square-meter terrace. Built from reclaimed materials along the Canal de l’Ourcq and beneath the Maison des Canaux, this terrace was drawn up by architect and set designer Myrtille Fakhreddine and urban gardener Cédric Derouin. A temporary space (the Terrace will be taken down on 2 September), built using materials from company building sites and other sources!