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Yesterday, Saint-Gobain, world leader in the construction markets, attended the annual summit of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Kenya (IQSK) in Mombasa. The conference presented the opportunity for the Group to reaffirm its commitment to support the Big Four Agenda of the Kenyan government and the delivery of 500,000 houses between 2017 and 2022. In line with the country’s constitution and the Global Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations, Saint-Gobain strongly believes that access to dignified housing is a matter of human right. 


The 11th annual Green Building Convention is opening its doors today with the ambition to start the race towards ZERO: ZERO carbon emissions, building with ZERO water, ZERO waste and ZERO ecological impact. A tour de force that Saint-Gobain strongly supports! Check our interview with Jolene Blundell, Head of Sustainability at Saint-Gobain. 


Our Saint-Gobain teams in Ghana and Ivory Coast will be hosting MultiComfort Days to address best practices in architectural intervention and innovative building materials with a key focus on building acoustics.


On 29 August 2018, 55 professionals from the construction industry, including managing directors, civil engineers, laboratory technicians and plant supervisors, attended the first Sustainable Concrete Club day in Accra (Ghana). 


Saint-Gobain opened its experience center at its new representative office in Nairobi on May 16 2018. More than a mere showroom, this space enables the visitor to discover and experience how Saint-Gobain building solutions can make a difference in people’s daily life. Whether it is through digital interactive access points or practical experiences around comfort, it aims to be a place for professionals to network and expand their knowledge of building systems and materials. Throughout the year, thematic events will be organized to tackle specific topics within Kenya’s building and construction industry.


The Reno Race is a South African reality show where neighbours compete in a renovation race to complete the ultimate living space in only 48 hours.


LE GUIDE Matériaux de construction  présente l’ensemble des solutions de Saint-Gobain pour l’Afrique francophone.


On 27 July 2017, the shortlist of 20 projects, from an unprecedented 307 entries in 32 African countries, were announced at The Workhorse Bronze Foundry (Johannesburg, South Africa).  


To assist those within the industry and provide them with a one-stop information portal, leading interior building solutions group, Saint-Gobain Gyproc have launched the Gyproc Professionals Guide.


With the “Saint-Gobain Innovative Solutions” brochure, the Group presents its wide portfolio of brands and solutions that will contribute to the development of Africa and shape its future.

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Cities and buildings of Tomorrow

This is what the future’s sustainable cities could look like by 2050

This is what the ...
From Saint-Gobain - Wed, 12/02/2020 - 14:50

By #2050 the world’s population is expected to reach 9.8 billion. Nearly 70 percent of this booming population—6.7 billion people— is projected to live in urban areas. National Geographic asked experts at the architectural and urban planning firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) how they would design a city of the future, educated by lessons of the past and anticipating challenges of the #future. 

5 Futuristic Smart Cities to Keep An Eye on Through the 2020s

5 Futuristic Smar...
From Saint-Gobain - Mon, 27/01/2020 - 09:24
Whether it's embedded sensors or autonomous robots, cities are going to get a whole lot smarter in the 2020s. But some super ambitious developments are leading the way by building whole new city developments built around the latest tech. Here are 5 such projects to keep an eye on.

Towards the smart cities of 2025

Towards the smart...
From Saint-Gobain - Tue, 14/01/2020 - 17:50
From tech trends to behavioural shifts and new ways to make smart cities economically sustainable, Matthew James Bailey explores what the next five years could look like.

Greener, healthier, more sustainable: why cities of the future need more biodiversity

Greener, healthie...
From Saint-Gobain - Tue, 14/01/2020 - 17:48
Cities around the world can improve the health of their residents – plants, animals and humans – by implementing programmes to boost biodiversity.
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Innovations - Construction & Industrial applications

Anthropocène : une résidence d’artiste au sein de Saint-Gobain Weber, entre rencontres co-créatives et développement durable

Anthropocène : u...
From Saint-Gobain - Mon, 10/02/2020 - 14:01

L’entreprise Saint-Gobain Weber, dans une démarche d’innovation esthétique, a accueilli un artiste plasticien durant plusieurs mois au sein de son site de Servas, dans l’Ain. Weber, leader mondial des solutions pour la construction et la rénovation des bâtiments, produit de nombreux matériaux : enduits, colles, mortiers avec une implication forte en faveur du développement durable. Jérémy Gobé a ainsi été choisi afin de créer une dynamique nouvelle et originale tournée vers la rencontre inattendue de deux mondes : l’industrie et l’art. Retour sur un projet autour du dialogue entre matières, techniques, valeurs, et savoir-faire.

French multinational, Saint-Gobain the world leading manufacturer and distributor of building materials invests in UK robotics company Q-Bot, as part of a £3.6m Series A investment.

French multinatio...
From Saint-Gobain - Fri, 24/01/2020 - 17:13
Saint-Gobain is pleased to announce their investment in Q-Bot, the UK’s leader in robotics for the construction industry. Saint-Gobain is a €42-billion-turnover French multinational that develops, manufactures and distributes materials and building solutions for construction, transportation, infrastructure and industrial applications

Hamilton Labs Hub for Constructions

Hamilton Labs Hub...
From Saint-Gobain - Thu, 28/11/2019 - 09:26
Singapore-based construction 3D printing company Hamilton Holdings has teamed up with Ang Cheng Guan Construction (ACG) and Saint-Gobain to establish Hamilton Labs Additive Manufacturing & Robotics Hub and to drive 3D concrete printing and digital construction in Singapore. The Hub will see the deployment of robotics, automation technologies and advanced manufacturing methodologies. In the collaboration, Saint-Gobain will take on the role of exclusive materials supply and R&D innovations in the additive manufacturing space. Saint-Gobain’s well-established track record in building materials make them an ideal partner in the Hub. Ang Cheng Guan Construction brings with them a wide spectrum of building

Un vitrage qui s'opacifie sur demande ! - Santé Atlantique, Nantes - YouTube

From Saint-Gobain - Fri, 13/09/2019 - 16:59
A Nantes, Santé-Atlantique a fait le choix de l’innovation pour améliorer le confort de ses patients !

En équipant son service ambulatoire d’espaces d’accueil « Îlots » de verres PRIVA-LITE à occultation commandée, Santé-Atlantique offre à ses patients un espace privé et intime se dés-opacifiant sur demande !

Esthétiques et innovants, ces îlots ont été pensés par AIA ARCHITECTES et installés par Verre Solutions Nantes.  Découvrez leurs témoignages en vidéo !
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Sustainable Habitat

Comment Saint-Gobain est devenu le Google français de la transition énergétique

Comment Saint-Gob...
From Saint-Gobain - Wed, 28/08/2019 - 10:49

Cet été sur Atlantico, Jean-Marc Sylvestre retrace la saga des grandes marques françaises. De leur naissance à leurs mutations forcées, ce sont des histoires d’hommes et de femmes, de rencontres, de trahisons mais surtout de succès. Aujourd’hui, Saint-Gobain, l’entreprise française la plus ancienne devenue le premier acteur de la transition écologique.

Truly sustainable cities are all about balance

Truly sustainable...
From Saint-Gobain - Wed, 28/08/2019 - 10:36
Surprisingly, the most sustainable cities of today are not the young and futuristic projects, but those with centuries of history.

Le confort du logement rime avec bien-être.

Le confort du log...
From Saint-Gobain - Wed, 21/03/2018 - 16:20

Le confort du logement est indissociable du bien-être résume une enquête menée pour Saint-Gobain par un organisme spécialisé (OpinionWay).
Pour 90 % des Français, le bien-être rime avec confort de logement :
Pour une large majorité, leur habitat est confortable car il est équipé d’une bonne isolation thermique.

New WorldGBC infographic outlines the pathways to net zero carbon buildings | World Green Building Council

New WorldGBC info...
From Saint-Gobain - Tue, 13/03/2018 - 12:05
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Saint-Gobain Brands life

Saint-Gobain devient un acteur majeur sur le marché de la plaque de plâtre

Saint-Gobain devi...
From Saint-Gobain - Thu, 30/01/2020 - 15:37
Saint-Gobain a obtenu l'accord des actionnaires de Continental Building Products et des autorités de la concurrence américaine pour finaliser l'acquisition du fabricant de plaques de plâtre.

Avec son site grand public, Saint-Gobain vise le rôle de tiers de confiance dans la rénovation - Industrie/Négoce

Avec son site gra...
From Saint-Gobain - Mon, 26/03/2018 - 11:40

Imaginé par les équipes des branches matériaux et distribution, le site, ouvert le 24 mars, apporte réponses et solutions aux particuliers souhaitant rénover leur habitat.

Saint-Gobain cible le grand public pour mieux vendre aux artisans

Saint-Gobain cibl...
From Saint-Gobain - Mon, 26/03/2018 - 11:38
L'entreprise lance un site Internet de conseils aux particuliers envisageant des travaux. Objectif : en faire des prescripteurs.

Saint-Gobain lance une chaîne de magasins, « Envie de salle de bain »

Saint-Gobain lanc...
From Saint-Gobain - Fri, 27/10/2017 - 11:35
Saint-Gobain accroît son exposition au grand public. Sa branche Distribution France vient d’ouvrir so
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