20 October 2021
Paul Jarquin, Chairman of FIBOIS¹: “It’s time for timber construction to get ambitious!”
Paul Jarquin, elected to the FIBOIS chair last June, gives us his vision of the timber construction market with only months left until RE2020² is finally implemented. He is in no doubt the whole sector is ready to take up the challenge. Investments are already being made and production tools modernized thanks to the government’s economic restart plan. Now the sector needs to make its trades more attractive. At the core of major environmental, economic, and social issues, timber & woodworking has many assets for attracting young workers looking for direction!
12 October 2021
Upcycling off to a good start with UPER’S
A trend that’s here to stay, encouraged by ecological necessity and by new regulations and the expectations of enlightened consumers, reuse or “upcycling” is bound to see more and more development. The French furniture making confederation l’Ameublement Français has given birth to an original consortium named UPER’S, which is determined to structure and vitalize upcycling in its sector. We talk with the movement’s spokesman, fitter-out Fabrice Poncet.
09 June 2021
The Ducerf Group: a sense of future running through the veins
The Ducerf Group, a specialist in first and second stage conversion of hardwoods, especially high quality oak, is attacking the economic restart with gusto and confidence.
High on the agenda are investment, recruitment, and an optimized work environment, nourished by constant reflection on corporate social and environmental responsibility. We talk with the group’s CEO, Edouard Ducerf.
04 June 2021
EUROBOIS 2020 Timber Frame House workshop: reminders of a big success!
In February, 2020, Mac Diffusion, a company specializing in machines and automation for timber construction, ran a full-scale workshop at the centre of the Eurobois exhibition. It was a live opportunity for visitors to discover timber construction equipment, tools, and know-how. Cruard Charpente produced no less than 400 square metres of building boards in the workshop for use on its sites. Project participants relate their recollection of this demanding but uplifting experience.
28 April 2021
“With the pandemic crisis, we have become more agile”
Coralie Lemire has been running LITO Since 2006. LITO is a 20-person SMB that undertakes fitting-out work in the hotel, cultural, and retail sectors, all of which have felt the full impact of the crisis. Despite this tight context, the company has managed to adapt and invest in new markets. We look back at a forced change, but at the end of the day, a beneficial one.
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