Precast Concrete Products

Demand will be supported by the consistent quality of precast concrete products and their ability to reduce the cost and time of construction projects compared to site-poured concrete.

US demand to rise 6.1% annually through 2015

US demand for precast concrete products is forecast to rise 6.1 percent annually to $11.3 billion in 2015. This pace will represent a turnaround from the 2005-2010 time frame when demand fell on account of a precipitous drop in construction activity toward the latter part of the period. The vast majority of demand for precast concrete products comes from construction markets. Growth in demand will be driven by an across-the-board rebound in construction activity from a low 2010 base.

In addition to being buoyed by increased construction activity, demand for precast concrete components will be supported by more intensive use of these products. Precast concrete components will be favored over other building materials because of their durability and longer lifespans. Compared to site-poured concrete, precast concrete building components offer such desirable characteristics as consistent quality and the ability to reduce the cost and time of construction projects.

Residential building to be fastest growing market

Residential building will be the fastest growing market for precast concrete products, advancing at a rate of 9.3 percent annually through 2015. Growth will be helped by the expected large rise in housing starts from a low 2010 base. Products that will fare particularly well in this market include foundations, basement walls and floors.

Nonresidential building is the largest precast concrete product market, comprising nearly one-half of all demand. Strong growth is expected in the office and commercial, and institutional market segments, where precast concrete products are used because of their ease of installation, consistent product quality and long lifespan.

Architectural components to be fastest growing types

Of all product types, architectural building components are forecast to see the fastest growth in demand through 2015. Growth will be spurred by the rising use of such products as decorative façades, door and window surrounds, and siding. Roofing tiles will also support demand and will benefit from their popularity in the rapidly growing residential markets in the South and West.

Structural building components account for the largest share of product demand. Above-average growth will be supported by builders increasingly specifying precast concrete products at the expense of less durable wood products and more costly steel products. Prefabricated buildings, floors and walls, and underground building supports will all experience healthy gains.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the $8.4 billion US precast concrete products industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by product type (e.g., structural building, architectural building, transportation, water and waste handling, cemetery, agricultural), market and region.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 34 industry competitors, including Oldcastle Precast, Coreslab and Gate Petroleum.

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  1. Precast Concrete Products

    $4,800.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $118.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $117.00

      1. Table | PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $3,039.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Environment

        $205.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $219.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Construction Trends

        $1,212.00

        1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

        2. 3.4.1 Residential Buildings

          $564.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

          2. Table | HOUSING STARTS (thousand units)

          3. Table | HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE (million units)

          4. Table | RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

        3. 3.4.2 Nonresidential Buildings

          $345.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

          2. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

          3. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING STOCK (billion 2005 dollars)

        4. 3.4.3 Nonbuilding Construction

          $88.00

          1. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion dollars)

        5. 3.4.4 Nonbuilding Construction Stock

          $82.00

          1. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION STOCK (billion 2005 dollars)

      5. 3.5 Public Highway Spending

        $94.00

        1. Table | PUBLIC HIGHWAY SPENDING (billion dollars)

      6. 3.6 Water & Sewer Spending

        $117.00

        1. Table | WATER & SEWER EXPENDITURES

      7. 3.7 Agricultural Outlook

        $184.00

        1. Table | AGRICULTURAL INDICATORS

      8. 3.8 Pricing

        $82.00

      9. 3.9 Historical Trends

        $82.00

        1. Table | PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT MARKET, 2000-2010

      10. 3.10 Building Code Regulations

        $254.00

        1. 3.10.1 Building Construction Practices

          $82.00

        2. 3.10.2 Nonbuilding Construction Practices

          $82.00

      11. 3.11 Environmental Issues

        $330.00

        1. 3.11.1 LEED

          $118.00

        2. 3.11.2 Other Certification Programs

          $91.00

        3. 3.11.3 Emissions & Energy Use Reductions

          $82.00

        4. 3.11.4 Recycling

          $82.00

      12. 3.12 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009

        $82.00

      13. 3.13 Foreign Trade

        $82.00

        1. Table | PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT FOREIGN TRADE (million dollars)

      14. 3.14 World Overview

        $139.00

    4. 4 PRODUCTS

      $3,416.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $102.00

      2. 4.2 Supply & Demand

        $123.00

        1. Table | PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT SUPPLY & DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 4.3 Demand by Type

        $91.00

        1. Table | PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT DEMAND BY TYPE (million dollars)

      4. 4.4 Demand by Product

        $3,101.00

        1. Table | PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        2. 4.4.1 Structural Building Components

          $1,177.00

          1. Table | PRECAST CONCRETE STRUCTURAL BUILDING COMPONENT DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | FLOOR & WALL UNIT DEMAND (million dollars)

          3. Table | PREFABRICATED BUILDING SYSTEM DEMAND (million dollars)

          4. Table | STRUCTURAL BUILDING SUPPORT DEMAND (million dollars)

          5. Table | UNDERGROUND STRUCTURAL PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

          6. Table | OTHER STRUCTURAL BUILDING COMPONENT DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 4.4.2 Architectural Building Components

          $488.00

          1. Table | ARCHITECTURAL BUILDING COMPONENT DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million dollars)

        4. 4.4.3 Transportation Products

          $507.00

          1. Table | PRECAST CONCRETE TRANSPORTATION PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 4.4.4 Water & Waste Handling Products

          $361.00

          1. Table | PRECAST CONCRETE WATER & WASTE HANDLING PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

        6. 4.4.5 Cemetery Products

          $161.00

          1. Table | PRECAST CONCRETE CEMETERY PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

        7. 4.4.6 Agricultural Products

          $149.00

          1. Table | PRECAST CONCRETE AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

        8. 4.4.7 Other Precast Concrete Products

          $222.00

          1. Table | OTHER PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

    5. 5 MARKETS

      $1,350.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $144.00

        1. Table | PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT DEMAND BY MARKET (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Nonresidential Buildings

        $355.00

        1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.2.1 New

          $112.00

          1. Table | NEW NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 5.2.2 Improvement & Repair

          $111.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

      3. 5.3 Nonbuilding

        $370.00

        1. Table | NONBUILDING PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.3.1 Transportation

          $86.00

          1. Table | TRANSPORTATION MARKET PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 5.3.2 Utilities

          $82.00

          1. Table | UTILITIES MARKET PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 5.3.3 Other

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER NONBUILDING MARKETS PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

      4. 5.4 Residential

        $384.00

        1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

        2. 5.4.1 New

          $115.00

          1. Table | NEW RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 5.4.2 Improvement & Repair

          $109.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

      5. 5.5 Agricultural

        $96.00

        1. Table | AGRICULTURAL MARKET PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

    6. 6 REGIONS

      $1,748.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $83.00

      2. 6.2 Regional Demographic & Economic Trends

        $455.00

        1. 6.2.1 Population Patterns

          $110.00

          1. Table | POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

        2. 6.2.2 Economic Outlook

          $104.00

          1. Table | GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion dollars)

        3. 6.2.3 Regional Construction

          $114.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion dollars)

        4. 6.2.4 Housing Trends

          $93.00

          1. Table | REGIONAL HOUSING INDICATORS (thousand units)

      3. 6.3 Regional Demand for Precast Concrete Products

        $1,209.00

        1. Table | PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT DEMAND BY REGION (million dollars)

        2. 6.3.1 Northeast

          $226.00

          1. Table | NORTHEAST PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

        3. 6.3.2 Midwest

          $242.00

          1. Table | MIDWEST PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

        4. 6.3.3 South

          $340.00

          1. Table | SOUTH PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

        5. 6.3.4 West

          $284.00

          1. Table | WEST PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT DEMAND (million dollars)

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $3,666.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 7.2 Industry Composition

        $93.00

        1. Table | US SALES OF SELECTED PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS, 2010

      3. 7.3 Market Share

        $315.00

      4. 7.4 Manufacturing

        $82.00

      5. 7.5 Product Developments

        $170.00

      6. 7.6 Competitive Strategies

        $104.00

      7. 7.7 Vertical & Horizontal Integration

        $91.00

      8. 7.8 Marketing

        $82.00

      9. 7.9 Distribution

        $82.00

      10. 7.10 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $82.00

      11. 7.11 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      12. 7.12 Company Profiles

        $2,561.00

        1. 7.12.1 Amcon Block & Precast Incorporated

          $82.00

        2. 7.12.2 Americast Incorporated

          $82.00

        3. 7.12.3 Ameron International Corporation

          $82.00

        4. 7.12.4 Boral Limited

          $82.00

        5. 7.12.5 CEMEX SAB de CV

          $87.00

        6. 7.12.6 Clark Pacific Corporation

          $82.00

        7. 7.12.7 Coreslab International Incorporated

          $82.00

        8. 7.12.8 Cretex Companies Incorporated

          $112.00

        9. 7.12.9 CRH plc

          $262.00

        10. 7.12.10 East Texas Precast Company Limited

          $82.00

        11. 7.12.11 EnCon Companies

          $116.00

        12. 7.12.12 Fabcon Incorporated

          $82.00

        13. 7.12.13 Finfrock Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        14. 7.12.14 Foster (LB) Company

          $82.00

        15. 7.12.15 Gage Brothers Concrete Products Incorporated

          $82.00

        16. 7.12.16 Gate Petroleum Company

          $141.00

        17. 7.12.17 HeidelbergCement AG

          $186.00

        18. 7.12.18 High Companies

          $109.00

        19. 7.12.19 Lafarge SA

          $82.00

        20. 7.12.20 Metromont Corporation

          $139.00

        21. 7.12.21 Miller (AC) Concrete Products Incorporated

          $82.00

        22. 7.12.22 Modern Precast Concrete Incorporated

          $85.00

        23. 7.12.23 Molin Concrete Products Company

          $82.00

        24. 7.12.24 New Enterprise Stone & Lime Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        25. 7.12.25 Olson Precast Company

          $82.00

        26. 7.12.26 Sidley (RW) Incorporated

          $82.00

        27. 7.12.27 Smith-Midland Corporation

          $82.00

        28. 7.12.28 Spancrete Group Incorporated

          $110.00

        29. 7.12.29 Taiheiyo Cement Corporation

          $82.00

        30. 7.12.30 Teichert Incorporated

          $82.00

        31. 7.12.31 Tindall Corporation

          $82.00

        32. 7.12.32 Unistress Corporation

          $82.00

        33. 7.12.33 US Concrete Incorporated

          $82.00

        34. 7.12.34 Wieser Concrete Products Incorporated

          $84.00

      13. 7.13 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

        $82.00

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