Construction & Building Products

Tom Bowne
Meet Ken Long

Manager, Construction & Building Products Group

Ken joined Freedonia in 2001 and now heads our Construction & Building Products Group. Before coming to Freedonia, Ken was the director of research services at Penton Media, a leading publisher of business magazines and producer of trade shows, and a director of research operations at Pat Henry Group, a market research firm. Ken has a Bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University and an MBA from Cleveland State University.

Freedonia industry market research on Construction & Building Products encompasses virtually the entire building envelope and includes such topics as asphalt, roofing, siding, insulation, lighting fixtures and many other materials and equipment used in residential, nonresidential and nonbuilding construction. Freedonia's Construction & Building Products market research includes market size, forecasts, product and market segmentations, related economic indicator and regulatory analysis, market share estimates, a discussion of industry structure, and profiles of the leading companies.

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  • World Residential Countertops

    2585

    Global demand for residential countertops will rise 3.3 percent annually through 2013. The Asia/Pacific region will remain the largest market, led by gains in China and India. Laminate, solid surface and natural stone will remain key material types, w...

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  • Brick & Block

    2652

    US demand for brick and block products is projected to increase 11.8 percent annually through 2014. Gains will be driven by a recovery in building construction, especially new housing. Common, glazed and other clay brick will be the fastest growing pr...

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  • Precast Concrete Products

    2746

    US demand for precast concrete products is forecast to rise 6.1 percent annually through 2015. Residential building will be the fastest growing market, led by foundations, basement walls and floors. Architectural components will be the fastest growing...

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  • Wall Coverings

    2759

    US demand for wall coverings is projected to advance 8.2 percent annually through 2015, from a weak 2010 base. Wall panels will remain the dominant product type and grow the fastest, with finished gypsum board panels and solid wood panels seeing the b...

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  • Nonresidential Prefabricated Building Systems

    2780

    Nonresidential prefabricated building system demand in the US will rise 7.8 percent annually through 2015. Metal building systems will remain the largest segment while modular building systems provide the best growth opportunities. Commercial applicat...

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  • Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings

    2798

    US demand for plumbing products will rise 7.1 percent annually through 2015, driven by a recovery in building construction and a rebound in the size and number of bathrooms per new housing unit. Fixtures will outpace fittings, spurred by rising unit d...

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  • Wood-Plastic Composite & Plastic Lumber

    2836

    US demand for wood-plastic composite and plastic lumber is projected to advance 13.2 percent annually to $5.4 billion in 2015. Decking will remain the largest application and grow the fastest, followed by the molding and trim and window and door segme...

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  • Water & Wastewater Pipe

    2848

    US demand for water and wastewater pipe is expected to rise 8.2 percent per year to $17.8 billion in 2016. The building construction market will lead gains as it rebounds from recent declines, followed by the municipal market. Plastic will be the fast...

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  • Decorative Laminates

    2849

    US demand for decorative laminates is forecast to advance 5.5 percent per year to 12.4 billion square feet in 2015. The cabinet market will remain the largest segment, while flooring will record the most rapid gains. Saturated papers will grow the fas...

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  • Siding

    2875

    Demand for siding in the US is forecast to advance 8.4 percent per year through 2016 to 96.5 million squares. Brick, stucco and fiber cement siding will see the most rapid demand gains. The South and West regions -- where these materials are most ofte...

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  • World Water Infrastructure Equipment

    2881

    World demand for water infrastructure equipment will rise 6.5 percent per year to $101.7 billion in 2016. In less developed nations, gains will be prompted by expansion of water supply services. In most developed nations, gains will result from upgrad...

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  • World HVAC Equipment

    2889

    Global demand for HVAC equipment is projected to rise 6.1 percent per year through 2016 to $107 billion. North America will achieve the fastest gains, boosted primarily by an expected US recovery in construction. The Asia/Pacific region will post the ...

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  • World Roofing

    2896

    World demand for roofing materials is forecast to grow 3.8 percent annually through 2016 to 11.7 billion square meters. The US and China will jointly account for nearly 60 percent of global gains in roofing volume demand. The dominant bituminous produ...

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  • Cabinets

    2904

    US demand for cabinets is forecast to rise 8.2 percent annually to $15.3 billion in 2016, driven by a rebound in housing completions. The dominant kitchen cabinet segment will see the fastest growth. Demand will also be boosted by design trends that c...

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  • Fencing

    2921

    Demand for fencing in the US is forecast to expand 7.1 percent per year to $8.3 billion in 2016, totaling 835 million linear feet. Gains will be supported by rising installation of high-value fences, such as ornamental metal and composite fencing. Pla...

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  • World Drywall & Building Plaster

    2924

    Worldwide sales of drywall will rise 8.6 percent annually through 2016 to 10.7 billion square meters, with China and the US claiming most new demand. The residential market will outpace its nonresidential counterpart. Global building plaster demand wi...

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  • World Plumbing

    2934

    Global demand for plumbing fixtures and fittings will rise 6.2 percent yearly through 2016 to $80 billion. The Asia/Pacific region will lead gains, fueled mainly by China's increasing but slowing rate of industrialization. North America will post ...

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  • World Lighting Fixtures

    2946

    Global demand for lighting fixtures will climb 6.9 percent annually through 2016 to $153 billion. China alone will account for over one third of all new demand, retaining its position as the largest national market. Nonportable indoor lighting fixture...

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  • Windows & Doors

    2949

    Demand for windows and doors in the US is forecast to rise 9.3 percent per year to $34.2 billion in 2016. Aided by a rebound in construction spending, the residential market will post double-digit advances in demand. Among material types, plastic wind...

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  • Plastic & Competitive Pipe

    2958

    US demand for pipe is expected to grow 6.2 percent per year through 2016 to $50.1 billion. Plastic pipe will experience the fastest growth, led by PVC. Concrete and ductile iron pipe will lead gains among other material types. Steel pipe will remain t...

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  • World Insulation

    2956

    Global insulation demand is forecast to rise 5.5 percent annually to 23.1 billion square meters of R-1 value in 2016. The Asia/Pacific region will remain the largest and fastest growing market, followed by North America. The best growth opportunities ...

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  • Wood & Competitive Decking

    2959

    US demand for decking is forecast to rise 2.4 percent annually through 2016 to 3.3 billion lineal feet, valued at $5.7 billion. Wood-plastic composite and plastic lumber decking materials will grow at double-digit rates, far outpacing the dominant woo...

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  • Large Diameter Pipe

    2974

    US large diameter pipe demand will rise 6.2 percent yearly through 2016 to 197 million feet. Storm and sanitary sewers will remain the leading market, while drainage and water transmission will grow the fastest. Concrete pipe will rebound from a depre...

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  • Molding & Trim

    2976

    US demand for molding and trim is forecast to rise nearly 11 percent per year to $9.0 billion in 2016, driven by a sharp rebound in housing and building construction. Stairwork will be the fastest growing product, while engineered wood the fastest gro...

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  • World Lighting: Lamps & LEDs

    2979

    World demand for lighting is projected to climb more than 12 percent annually through 2016 to $78.3 billion. Market gains in developing countries will outpace sales in the US, Western Europe, and Japan. Light-emitting diode (LED or solid state) lighti...

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  • World Flooring & Carpets

    2981

    World flooring and carpet demand will rise 4.9 percent yearly to 18.6 billion square meters in 2016. The Asia/Pacific region will see the most rapid growth. Nonresidential buildings will be the fastest growing market, while nonresilient flooring will ...

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  • Green Building Materials

    2995

    US green building materials demand is forecast to increase 11 percent annually to $86.6 billion in 2017. Permeable pavement and structural products (e.g., recycled concrete, FSC-certified lumber) will grow the fastest. Exterior products such as energy...

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  • Prefabricated Housing

    3001

    US demand for prefabricated housing is forecast to expand 15 percent annually through 2017 to 135,000 units. Manufactured housing will remain the most common type, while other prefabricated housing such as modular, precut and panelized housing will gr...

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  • World Water Pipe

    3004

    Global demand for water pipe is forecast to increase 7.5 percent per year through 2017 to 10.9 billion meters. China alone will account for one-third of the increase, with other industrializing countries in Asia -- such as India and Indonesia -- and i...

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  • Decorative Tile

    3014

    US demand for decorative tile is forecast to rise 5.1 percent per year through 2017, reaching 3.0 billion square feet. Natural stone will overtake porcelain as the second largest tile type in area demand terms, while ceramic tiles remain dominant. Flo...

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  • World Plastic Pipe

    3015

    Global demand for plastic pipe is projected to rise 8.5 percent annually through 2017 to 11.2 billion meters. Construction related applications will drive growth in all global regions, with North America and the Asia/Pacific region leading gains. HDPE...

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  • Building Boards

    3017

    US building board demand will rise 7.0 percent yearly through 2017 to 52.5 billion square feet (3/8 inch basis). Windows and doors, subflooring, and roofing will be the fastest growing uses. OSB will outpace softwood plywood among structural boards. I...

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  • Hard Surface Flooring

    3037

    US demand for hard surface flooring will rise 5.0 percent per year to 9.3 billion square feet in 2017. Vinyl will remain the largest product segment and will grow the fastest, followed by tile and wood. The residential market will outpace nonresidenti...

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  • World Windows & Doors

    3039

    Through 2017, global demand for windows and doors is expected to rise 7.1 percent annually to $223 billion. China was the world's largest window and door market in 2012, and will see its share of global demand rise to 36 percent of the total in 2017. ...

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  • Landscaping Products

    3045

    US demand for landscaping products is projected to grow 6.9 percent per year through 2017 to $6.5 billion. Hardscape products will grow the fastest, driven by demand for patios and other features of outdoor rooms. The residential market will be the fa...

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  • Countertops

    3049

    US demand for countertops is forecast to increase 5.1 percent per year to 750 million square feet in 2017. Natural stone and engineered stone will be among the fastest growing countertop materials, while laminates will remain the largest product categ...

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  • World Building Boards

    3074

    Global demand for building boards will rise 6.2 percent per year through 2017 to 398 million cubic meters. China will see its share of global demand rise to half of the total, with solid gains also expected in North America and other regions such as S...

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  • Roofing

    3082

    US demand for roofing is projected to rise 3.5 percent annually to 268 million squares in 2017, valued at $27.2 billion. Asphalt shingles will remain the dominant product and will offer the best growth opportunities, to be outpaced only by the much sm...

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  • World Oil & Gas Pipe

    3060

    World oil and gas pipe demand will rise 5.3 percent annually to 51.8 million metric tons in 2017 as high oil prices and growing energy demand spur new development. Gas pipe will grow at nearly four times the rate of oil pipe demand. Central and South ...

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  • World Housing

    3087

    World construction of new housing units will rise 3.3 percent per annum to 60.9 million units in 2017. Over 80 percent of global new housing construction will take place in the Asia/Pacific and Africa/Mideast regions, while North America and Western E...

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  • World Siding (Cladding)

    3101

    The global siding market is projected to rise 5.1 percent annually to 5.7 billion square meters in 2017, valued at $89 billion. North America will be the fastest growing regional market, while the Asia/Pacific region will remain dominant. Masonry and ...

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  • Insulation

    3109

    US demand for insulation is projected to advance 7.6 percent annually to $10.3 billion in 2017. The residential market will see double-digit annual gains based on a strong rebound in housing starts. Fiberglass insulation will remain the market leader ...

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  • World Geosynthetics

    3108

    Global demand for geosynthetics is expected to rise 8.9 percent per year to 5.2 billion square meters in 2017. Developing regions will be the fastest growing markets, with the Asia/Pacific region remaining the largest. Construction will be the largest...

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  • World Elevators

    3113

    Global demand for elevator, escalator and moving walkway equipment and services will rise 5.6 percent yearly to $111 billion in 2017. The Asia/Pacific, Africa/Mideast and Central and South American markets will grow the fastest. Equipment demand has r...

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  • Fiber Cement

    3128

    US fiber cement demand is forecast to rise 8.5 percent annually through 2017 to 2.9 billion square feet, valued at $2.2 billion. The new residential market will grow the fastest as housing starts rise and home builders specify fiber cement siding and ...

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  • Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings

    3121

    US demand for plumbing fixtures and fittings is projected to advance 6.3 percent per year through 2017 to $12 billion. The residential market will account for over three-fifths of demand and will see the most rapid annual gains. Fixtures will outpace ...

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  • Decorative Laminates

    3127

    Demand for decorative laminates in the US will rise 4.1 percent per year to 11.9 billion square feet in 2018. Of the two largest markets, cabinets will outpace furniture based on a rebound in residential construction spending. Within the dominant low-...

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  • World Asphalt (Bitumen)

    3129

    World demand for asphalt is projected to rise 3.6 percent annually through 2017 from a weak 2012 base to 121 million metric tons. The Asia/Pacific region has overtaken North America as the largest regional market and will continue to record the fastes...

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  • Siding

    3144

    Demand for siding in the US is forecast to increase 7.1 percent annually to 103.5 million squares in 2018, valued at $12.1 billion. Brick, concrete and stone siding will grow the fastest, driven by their durability and low maintenance, especially for ...

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  • Water & Wastewater Pipe

    3137

    Water and wastewater pipe demand in the US will grow 7.7 percent per year to $18.1 billion in 2018. Municipal end uses will continue to claim a majority of demand, while building construction will be the fastest growing market. The best opportunities ...

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