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It is really important to the Bouygues Construction group to constantly set themselves new architectural and technical challenges. Constructing a building is above all looking at the finished result. A hospital clearly isn’t designed in the same way as a hotel. Whether it be urban housing, industrial sites, renovating an entire district or constructing a tower, Bouygues Construction can rely on the best technology and the creativity of its teams. Some of the intricate projects where Bouygues Construction has implemented its leading expertise in Building and Civil Works include: musical complexes, stadiums, shopping centres and airports. This is due to public-private partnerships in particular.

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.

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.

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.

Stéphanie Barrault, head of the Circular Design Experience project: applying all of the circular-economy principles to the construction sector

In France, the construction sector generates more than 40 million tonnes of waste every year and consumes large quantities of resources to meet the needs of renovation and new construction. A situation that contributes to threatening certain resources with scarcity, or even shortage, in the medium to long term. For example, this is the case with sand, of which the sector is a large consumer.

Three questions to… Mehdi Hafsia

Mehdi Hafsia, research engineer for the R&D division, attended the 19th International Conference for Construction Applications of Virtual Reality (CONVR19), an international event dedicated to new technologies in our sector. He would like to share his feedback with us.

Reinventing collective housing, and more

The need to make cities denser and to develop original tools for collaboration is giving rise to new ways of approaching the design of urban planning and housing. There are two objectives: to get citizens involved in urban projects that affect them directly; and, in parallel, to promote the design of open and custom collective housing in their own image.

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