Outdoor Noise Barriers

  • ID: 4533207
  • Report
  • 207 Pages
  • The Freedonia Group
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Outdoor Noise Barriers

US demand for outdoor noise barriers is projected to reach 9.5 million square feet in 2019 on annual growth of 3.7 percent. Advances will come from the efforts of state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) to reduce the effects of traffic noise on residential areas by installing barriers along highways.

Concrete Products Dominate the Market

Products covered by the study include:

Concrete -- including precast concrete wall panels, concrete masonry units, and formed in place

Metal

Wood

Plastic & Other Materials

Concrete products -- primarily precast wall units -- accounted for the overwhelming majority of outdoor noise barrier demand in 2014 and will continue to do so through 2019. Concrete products are specified because of their sound-deadening properties, long product lifespan, and resistant to damage caused by vehicle crashes and exposure to the elements.

Highways Will Remain Leading Market

Markets analyzed in this study include:

Highways

Aviation

Utilities

Building Construction

The vast majority of outdoor noise barriers are installed along highways, primarily those located in urban or suburban areas. The reduction of traffic noise greatly improves the quality of life for homeowners and can improve property values.

Highly Fragmented Industry

The US outdoor noise barrier industry primarily consists of manufacturers of precast concrete components that offer noise barriers as one of many transportation construction products provided to state DOTs. However, some larger suppliers operate on a national or regional basis. These companies include Coreslab, Cretex Companies, Faddis Concrete Products, Oldcastle Precast, Proudfoot, Smith-Midland, SoundZero, Speed Fab-Crete, Valmont Composite Structures, and Wieser Concrete Products.

Scope of the Report

This report covers the scope, size, and growth of the US outdoor noise barrier market including key trends in product usage and regional market analysis. Historical data are provided for 2004, 2009, and 2014 with forecasts for 2019 and 2024 with year by year historical market volatility also addressed. Demand is broken out by US region and sub-region. Data are provided in both thousand square feet and million dollars. Also included is an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.
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INTRODUCTION
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT
General
Macroeconomic Outlook
Demographic Trends
Construction Expenditures
Building Construction
Nonbuilding Construction
Highway Mileage
Public Highway Spending
Construction Stock
Outdoor Noise Barrier Pricing Trends
Historical Trends
Measurement of Noise Reduction
Decibel Scale
Noise Reduction Coefficient
Transmission Loss
Sound Transmission Class
Insertion Loss
Other Issues
Legislation & Regulatory Considerations
Federal Regulations
State & Local Legislation
Alternative Strategies
Land Use Planning
Noise Mitigation at Source
Noise Mitigation at Receiver
Environmental & Aesthetic Issues
III. MATERIALS
General
Demand by Area
Demand by Value
Concrete
Precast Panels
Concrete Masonry Units
Formed-in-Place
Metal
Wood
Other Products
Plastic
All Other
Supports
Coatings
IV. MARKETS
General
Demand by Market
Demand by Application
Highways
Aviation
Utilities & Railroads
Building Construction
V. REGIONS
General
Regional Demographic & Economic Activity
Population Patterns
Economic Outlook
Construction Activity
Urban Highway Mileage
State Trends in Outdoor Noise Barrier Use
Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand by Region
Northeast
New England
Middle Atlantic
Midwest
East North Central
West North Central
South
South Atlantic
East South Central
West South Central
West
Mountain
Pacific
VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
General
Market Share
Manufacturing
Concrete Products
Other Materials
Product Development
Marketing & Distribution
Mergers & Acquisitions
Cooperative Agreements
Company Profiles
Amcon Block & Precast Incorporated
Armtec Infrastructure Incorporated
Blast Deflectors Incorporated
CECCO Trading Incorporated
Coastal Precast Systems Incorporated
Concrete Solutions Incorporated
Coreslab International Incorporated
Cretex Companies Incorporated
CRH plc
Duratek Precast Technologies, see CRH
Dynamic Precast Company Incorporated
Empire Acoustical Systems, see McKeown International
EnCon Companies
Evonik Industries AG
Facade Technology LLC
Faddis Concrete Products
Fort Miller Group Incorporated
Hoover Treated Wood Products Incorporated
Increte Systems, see RPM International
Industrial Acoustics Company
Industrial Noise Control, see Sound Seal
Kinetics Noise Control Incorporated
LafargeHolcim Limited
Lexicon Building Systems Limited
McKeown International Incorporated
Proudfoot Company Incorporated
Reinforced Earth, see Soletanche Freyssinet Group
RPM International Incorporated
Smith-Midland Corporation
Soletanche Freyssinet Group
Sound Fighter Systems LLC
Sound Seal Incorporated
Sound Zero, see Facade Technology
Spancrete Group Incorporated
Speed Fab-Crete Corporation
Superior Concrete Products Incorporated
Troy Acoustics Corporation
Valmont Industries Incorporated
Whitford (LC) Company Incorporated
Wieser Concrete Products Incorporated
Xella International SA
LIST OF TABLES
SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Macroeconomic Indicators
2 Population & Households
3 Construction Expenditures
4 Building Construction Expenditures
5 Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures
6 Highway Mileage
7 Public Highway Spending
8 Construction Stock
9 Outdoor Noise Barrier Pricing
10 Outdoor Noise Barrier Market, 2004-2014
SECTION III -- MATERIALS
1 Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand by Area
2 Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand by Value
3 Concrete Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand
4 Metal Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand
5 Wood Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand
6 Other Materials Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand
7 Outdoor Noise Barrier Supports Demand
8 Outdoor Noise Barrier Protective Coatings Demand
SECTION IV -- MARKETS
1 Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand by Market & Application
2 Highway Market for Outdoor Noise Barriers
3 Aviation Market for Outdoor Noise Barriers
4 Utilities & Railroad Market for Outdoor Noise Barriers
5 Building Construction Demand for Outdoor Noise Barriers
SECTION V -- REGIONS
1 Population by Region
2 Gross Domestic Product by Region
3 Construction Expenditures by Region\
4 Urban Highway Mileage
5 Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand by Region
6 Northeast Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand
7 Midwest Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand
8 South Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand
9 West Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand
SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
2 Selected Cooperative Agreements
LIST OF CHARTS
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Outdoor Noise Barrier Market, 2005-2014
SECTION III -- MATERIALS
1 Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand: Volume & Value. 2014
SECTION IV -- MARKETS
1 Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand by Market, 2014
SECTION V -- REGIONS
1 States With Largest Shares of Outdoor Noise Barrier
Installations, 2000-2010
2 Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand by Region, 2014
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