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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.

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.

Nature is also infiltrating new constructions in France.

In Grenoble, Bouygues Construction aims at “global” sustainable habitats! Imagine a self-contained building capable of … salvaging, filtering and reusing rainwater and grey water; capturing, storing, and redistributing solar energy; optimising waste management through waste sorting and composting; allowing each resident to feel responsible for their environment and act: social neighbour networks for mutual assistance […]

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.

Still engaged with change after ninety years

Although the HLM movement will soon be a hundred years old, it is still calmly and determinedly addressing the challenges it must face: providing homes, of course, but also accommodating changes in society. Energy transition, climate change, regional sustainability, and the shift to digitalisation are all taken into account.

Cities to be: “From aspirational metropolis to inspirational city”

Providing levers for attaining the goals of sustainable development, such is the ambition of Cities to Be. In concrete terms, this means pooling experiences, solutions and best practices, generating momentum among the territories, and persuading players of the building sector to commit to such goals. All in the aim of creating a denser, more resilient city that offers, quite simply, a pleasant way of life.

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