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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Freedonia Studies covering Construction & Building Products

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  • World Prefabricated Housing

    3375

    Global demand for prefabricated housing will rise 2.7 percent annually through 2019 to 3.4 million units. Gains will be driven by the Asia/Pacific and Africa/Mideast regions and by Central and South America, based on advances in overall housing activi...

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  • Cabinets

    3372

    US demand for cabinets is projected to advance 6.4 percent annually to $17.3 billion in 2019, spurred by continuing consumer interest in kitchen and bathroom renovation projects. Style trends that call for homes to have larger kitchens and multiple ba...

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  • Siding

    3374

    US siding demand is forecast to rise 5.6 percent annually to 100 million squares in 2019, valued at $10.7 billion. Gains will be driven by a rebound in housing completions and an acceleration in the residential replacement market. Vinyl siding will re...

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  • World Cement & Concrete Additives

    3358

    Global demand for cement and concrete additives will rise 7.2 percent annually through 2019 to $24 billion. The Asia/Pacific region will remain the largest market, while the Africa/Mideast region and Central and South America will grow the fastest. Ch...

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  • Fiber Cement

    3348

    US demand for fiber cement products is forecast to grow 6.0 percent annually through 2019 to 2.9 billion square feet, valued at $2.2 billion. Siding will remain the dominant application, while backerboard grows the fastest. Growth in the dominant resi...

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  • Plumbing Fixtures & Fittings

    3346

    This Freedonia industry study analyzes the $9.1 billion US plumbing fixtures and fittings industry. It discusses historical demand data (2004, 2009, and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by material (e.g., vitreous china, plastics, metal), product (...

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  • World Geosynthetics

    3347

    This study presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by type (geotextiles, geomembranes, geogrids, geonets), market (construction, transportation infrastructure, landfills, liquid containment), and geography (...

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  • World Asphalt (Bitumen)

    3351

    This study presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by product type (e.g., paving, roofing) for six global regions and 18 major countries....

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  • World Elevators

    3324

    Global demand for elevator equipment and services is forecast to grow 5.9 percent annually to $121 billion in 2019. Growth in the leading Chinese market will slow but still rise 10 percent annually. The emphasis on space and energy saving technologies...

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  • Insulation

    3332

    This study presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by product (fiberglass, foamed plastics, cellulose, mineral wood, reflective insulation and radiant barriers), market (residential building, nonresidential ...

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  • Outdoor Noise Barriers

    3334

    This study presents historical demand data (2004, 2009, and 2014), with forecasts (2019 and 2024) by material (e.g., concrete, metal, wood, plastic), market (e.g., highways, aviation, utilities and railroads, building and construction) and US region....

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  • World Siding (Cladding)

    3327

    This study presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by product (e.g., masonry and concrete, metal, vinyl, wood) and market/application (e.g., residential buildings, nonresidential buildings) for six global re...

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  • Landscaping Products

    3300

    Demand for landscaping products in the United States is forecast to grow 5.3 percent per year to $8.2 billion in 2019. Decorative products will remain the largest segment, while hardscape products will continue as the fastest growing. Environmental co...

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  • World Cement

    3303

    World demand for cement will rise 4.5 percent yearly to 5.2 billion metric tons in 2019. India will be the fastest growing major market, as the pace of growth in China slows considerably. Blended cement will remain the most popular type, and will gain...

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  • Countertops

    3301

    Demand for countertops in the US is forecast to increase 4.2 percent annually to 810 million square feet in 2019, valued at $29.3 billion. Engineered stone, natural stone and various niche surfaces will be the fastest growing countertop materials. The...

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  • Asphalt

    3304

    US demand for asphalt will increase 3.3 percent annually to 26.8 million tons in 2019....

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  • World Housing

    3312

    This Freedonia industry study analyzes the global housing market. It presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by housing type and global region, as well as for 22 countries....

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  • World Windows & Doors

    3294

    This study presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by product (windows, doors), material (wood, metal, plastic) and market (residential buildings, nonresidential buildings) for six global regions and 21 majo...

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  • World Plastic Pipe

    3272

    World demand for plastic pipe will rise 6.7 percent annually through 2019 to 19.3 billion meters. Construction applications account for the largest share of plastic pipe demand and will support growth through the forecast period. Growth in the Asia/Pa...

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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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