Eiffage Construction has just signed the acquisition of B3 Ecodesign, a company specialized in modular construction based on so-called "last travel" marine containers. In this way, the company strengthens its industrial construction capacity and enriches its panel of low-carbon solutions for buildings.
Created in 2010, B3 Ecodesign specializes in the transformation of containers into homes. After the realization of more than a hundred individual houses since 2011, B3 Ecodesign has progressively invested all the sectors of construction: collective dwellings, offices, shops but also extension of schools, projects for education and health, or ephemeral creations.
Since 2014, B3 Ecodesign has occupied more than 4,000 m2 on the PSA site in Rennes - La Janais, which is the subject of a re-industrialization project. The site allowed the company to develop an optimised construction process based on the Lean Manufacturing processes of car manufacturers.
By the end of 2019, B3 Ecodesign will deliver to Trélazé near Angers the first of the 4 collective housing buildings in R+4 of a 36 housing project for the social landlord Maine and Loire Habitat. This realization makes B3 Ecodesign the only French company of 3D industrial processes from marine containers, active on all types of housing.
This upcycling technique, part of a circular economy logic, restores value to end-of-use containers and extends their service life. The acquisition by Eiffage Construction of this structure contributes fully to the Eiffage Group’s policy to reduce the carbon impact of its business and the products it delivers.