Outdoor Noise Barriers: United States

This report forecasts US outdoor noise barrier demand in square feet to 2019. Total demand is segmented by material in terms of: precast concrete panels, other concrete barriers, metal, wood, and other materials. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: highways, aviation, utilities and railroads, and building construction.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2004 to 2014; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2009 and 2014. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, and trends in legislation and regulatory factors. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines materials and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each material and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 31-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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