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MALTEP accompanies civil engineers in the grounding and lightning protection of their installations

French expert in grounding and lightning protection MALTEP accompanies civil engineers in order to propose technical solutions, advice and materials adapted to all projects.

Construction industry figures

Turnover and investment

In France, the building and public works sector generates 332 billion euros of turnover. The demolition and site preparation sectors, as well as installation and finishing work, accounted for 58.3% of this figure, or 193.3 billion euros. In the second quarter of 2022, the sector experienced a quarterly growth of 5.8%.

Since 2020, French investment in construction has increased by 19.2% to €252.6 billion thanks to the post-Covid recovery.

Civil engineering is the second vector of added value in the field of construction, after specialized works, with 15% of the VA of the sector for the gc against 66% for the TS. Moreover 53% of the VA is generated by groups of companies, which represent however only 3,7% of the actors of the market.

HR figures

The number of employees in the construction industry grew by 3.8% in 2021, reaching 1.486 million workers. In addition, the number of hours worked increased by 7.7% over the same period to an annual average of 1,343 hours. This is still 8.3 percentage points below the number of hours worked before Covid. This sector has been the hardest hit by the crisis, with a decline of 18.8%.

Since 1959 the average age of employees in the construction industry has been rising steadily. At present it is 42 years, against 34.8 years at the time.

It is not only the average age that is constantly increasing, but also the percentage of managers. In the last 50 years it has risen from 10 to 33% of the number of employees in the sector. It is estimated that by 2030 this figure will increase by 30% from what it was in 2019.

Trends in the construction industry

Green materials

Not surprisingly, ecology and sustainable development are at the heart of the preocuppations.

Some measures have already been put in place, such as :

  • Energy optimization of buildings
  • Dematerialization of work tools
  • evacuation and revalorization of building site waste

Increased costs

As in all sectors, costs are going up, with an average inflation of 19%, even if it can exceed 100% in some areas such as energy. For raw materials, it ranges from 15.7% for wood to 60% for aluminum. And this increase is set to continue in the long term due to all the aggravating economic and political factors (ARENH, devaluation of the euro, supply difficulties).

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