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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  • Construction Outlook in China

    3299

    Construction expenditures in China will rise 7.8 percent per annum through 2019. Nonresidential building will remain the largest and fastest growing segment, driven by growing consumer spending for manufactured goods and services. Residential building...

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  • Roofing

    3293

    US demand for roofing is projected to advance 3.9 percent annually to 252 million squares in 2019, valued at $21.4 billion. ...

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  • Geosynthetics

    3289

    This study presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by product (geotextiles, geomembranes, geogrids, geonets, geosynthetics clay liners, preformed geocomposites), market (construction, transportation infrastr...

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  • Insulated Wire & Cable

    3260

    US insulated wire and cable demand will rise 6.0 percent annually to $27 billion in 2019. Building wire and cable will remain the largest product segment and will be by far the fastest growing, followed by power and fiber optic wire and cable. Constru...

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  • World Fiber Cement

    3273

    This study presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by market (residential, nonresidential, new construction, improvement and repair) and application (e.g., roofing, siding, molding and trim) for 6 global reg...

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  • Hard Surface Flooring

    3284

    Demand for hard surface flooring in the US is forecast to advance 6.1 percent per year to 11.3 billion square feet in 2019, valued at $16.7 billion....

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  • HVAC Equipment

    3261

    Demand for HVAC equipment in the US will rise 6.8 percent annually through 2019 to $20.4 billion. Warm air furnaces and heat pumps will grow the fastest, while unitary air conditioners will remain the top segment. The residential market will outpace t...

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  • World Cabinets

    3245

    World cabinet demand will rise 5.5 percent annually to $64 billion in 2018. The US will remain the largest market and will rebound from recent declines. The Asia/Pacific region will see robust growth, led by China and India. Kitchen cabinets will rema...

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  • World Countertops

    3250

    Global demand for countertops is forecast to rise 4.2 percent per year to 503 million square meters in 2018. The Asia/Pacific region will remain the largest and fastest growing market. While the nonresidential market will post faster gains, the much l...

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  • Precast Concrete Products

    3244

    US demand for precast concrete products is forecast to rise 6.4 percent per year to $12.2 billion in 2018. The dominant structural and architectural building component segments will grow the fastest as they rebound from previous steep declines. The re...

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  • Construction Outlook in China

    3221

    Construction expenditures in China are expected to increase 8.9 percent per annum in real terms through 2018. Nonresidential building construction will remain the largest sector and will grow the fastest, followed in pace by nonbuilding construction a...

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  • World Flooring & Carpets

    3227

    Through 2018, global demand for floor coverings is forecast to advance 4.5 percent annually to 19.4 billion square meters, valued at $325 billion. Nonresilient flooring will remain the dominant product segment and will grow the fastest. China and the ...

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  • Fencing

    3224

    US demand for fencing will rise 7.0 percent per year to $9.0 billion in 2018, totaling 875 million linear feet. Metal will remain the dominant material while concrete fencing will grow the fastest. Plastic and composite fencing will continue taking ma...

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  • Bricks, Blocks, & Pavers

    3236

    Demand for bricks, blocks and pavers in the US is forecast to rise 8.8 percent per annum from a low 2013 base to $8.9 billion in 2018. Bricks, typically made of clay, will see the most rapid growth of any product, driven by a rebound in new housing co...

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  • World Decorative Laminates

    3202

    Global demand for decorative laminates is expected to rise 5.6 percent per year to 10.7 billion square meters in 2018, valued at $40.8 billion. The Asia/Pacific region will dominate demand and be the fastest growing market, based on its leading positi...

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  • World Insulation

    3206

    Through 2018, global demand for insulation will rise 5.0 percent annually to 24.9 billion square meters of R-1 value. The Asia/Pacific region will grow the fastest, driven by building construction activity and manufacturing and industrial output. Foam...

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  • Wood & Competitive Decking

    3194

    US decking demand will rise 2.4 percent annually through 2018 to 3.5 billion lineal feet, valued at $6.5 billion. Plastic and wood-plastic composite decking will grow the fastest, based on their low maintenance requirements and long lifespans. The res...

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  • Plastic & Competitive Pipe

    3181

    US demand for pipe is expected to grow 7.3 percent per year through 2018, reaching $63.5 billion and a total length of 11.35 billion feet of pipe. Gains will be driven by the continuing shift in the US energy industry. Increasing exploration and...

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  • World Lighting Fixtures

    3192

    Global demand for lighting fixtures is projected to increase at a 6.9 percent annual rate through 2018 to $176 billion. China will remain the largest market while India grows the fastest. The dominant nonportable lighting fixture segment will experien...

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  • Ceilings

    3204

    US ceiling product demand will rise 7.3 percent per annum through 2018 to $2.5 billion, driven by a rebound in nonresidential building construction. Specialty ceiling product demand (e.g., clouds, baffles, stretch ceilings) will see faster growth than...

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  • World Housing

    3184

    World construction of new housing will reach 61.3 million units in 2018 on 2.9 percent yearly advances. The Asia/Pacific region will own the most new housing units, while the Africa/Mideast housing stock region will grow the fastest. Multifamily housi...

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  • World Drywall & Building Plaster

    3186

    Global demand for drywall is forecast to rise 5.8 percent per year through 2018 to 10.4 billion square meters. Nearly three-fourths of new demand will be generated in China and the US. The nonresidential building market for drywall will outpace the ho...

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  • Wood-Plastic Composite & Plastic Lumber

    3145

    US demand for wood-plastic composite and plastic lumber will rise 9.8 percent annually to $5.5 billion in 2018. Decking will remain the largest application and will grow the fastest, based on alternative lumber's minimal maintenance and long servic...

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  • Windows & Doors

    3171

    Demand for windows and doors in the US is projected to rise 6.9 percent per year through 2018 to $31.9 billion. Plastic windows and doors will be the fastest growing products while metal types will remain the largest segment. Metal and wood products w...

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  • World Roofing

    3167

    Global demand for roofing is projected to increase 3.7 percent per year through 2018 to 12.6 billion square meters. China and the US will account for over one-half of all global gains. Tile roofing will benefit from intensive use in the thriving Asia/...

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  • Cabinets

    3161

    US cabinet demand will rise 6.6 percent annually to $16 billion in 2018, driven by a rebound in residential building construction. The dominant kitchen cabinet segment will see the fastest gains, with stock cabinets remaining the leading type installe...

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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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  • World HVAC Equipment

    3154

    Global demand for HVAC equipment is forecast to rise 5.7 percent annually to $120 billion in 2018. The Asia/Pacific region will remain the dominant geographic market, while North America grows the fastest. Heat pumps will lead gains based on lower pen...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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