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US Outdoor Noise Barrier Market

  • September 2015
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  • Freedonia
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  • 207 pages

US demand to rise 3.8% annually through 2019

Demand for outdoor noise barriers in the US is forecast to rise 3.8 percent annually to 9.5 million square feet in 2019, valued at $191 million. Advances will be spurred by population growth in rural and suburban areas. Builders will capitalize on the low land costs and the promises of convenient highway access to erect residences and commercial structures in proximity to highways and roads. In turn, state highway departments will erect outdoor noise barriers alongside highways to mitigate loud noises and enhance the quality of life for homeowners and employees in surrounding buildings.

Highways & roads to remain dominant market

Highways and roads accounted for the vast majority of outdoor noise barriers installed in the US in 2014 and are forecast to continue to remain the leading end use for these products going forward. State departments of transportation (DOTs) install noise barriers along roads and highways because of their moderate cost compared to other sound mitigation strategies and proven ability to reduce traffic noise. Moreover, once installed, outdoor noise barriers seldom require replacement or repair, providing longterm savings. This is an advantage over such sound-reducing products as rubberized asphalt paving materials, which are not only initially more expensive, but often require further maintenance after a decade of use.
Among other end uses, airports hold the second-largest share of outdoor noise barrier demand in 2014. Noise barriers -- such as metal ground runup enclosures -- are often installed at airports to reduce noise levels associated with the testing of jet engines. Barriers can also be installed around airport perimeters to control noise levels; however, concerns about security and visibility encourage airport managers to opt for mitigation strategies other than noise barriers.

Table Of Contents

US Outdoor Noise Barrier Market
INTRODUCTION viii
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4
General 4
Macroeconomic Outlook 5
Demographic Trends 9
Construction Expenditures 13
Building Construction 16
Nonbuilding Construction 19
Highway Mileage 21
Public Highway Spending 22
Construction Stock 25
Outdoor Noise Barrier Pricing Trends 29
Historical Trends 31
Measurement of Noise Reduction 35
Decibel Scale 35
Noise Reduction Coefficient 36
Transmission Loss 37
Sound Transmission Class 37
Insertion Loss 38
Other Issues 38
Legislation and Regulatory Considerations 40
Federal Regulations 40
State and Local Legislation 43
Alternative Strategies 44
Land Use Planning 45
Noise Mitigation at Source 47
Noise Mitigation at Receiver 49
Environmental and Aesthetic Issues 49
III. MATERIALS 52
General 52
Demand by Area 53
Demand by Value 55
Concrete 59
Precast Panels 60
Concrete Masonry Units 63
Formed-in-Place 65
Metal 66
Wood 69
Other Products 72
Plastic 73
All Other 76
Supports 77
Coatings 79
IV. MARKETS 82
General 82
Demand by Market 84
Demand by Application 86
Highways 87
Aviation 91
Utilities and Railroads 95
Building Construction 97
V. REGIONS 101
General 101
Regional Demographic and Economic Activity 102
Population Patterns 102
Economic Outlook 105
Construction Activity 108
Urban Highway Mileage 111
State Trends in Outdoor Noise Barrier Use 113
Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand by Region 118
Northeast 120
New England 123
Middle Atlantic 124
Midwest 125
East North Central 129
West North Central 130
South 132
South Atlantic 135
East South Central 137
West South Central 138
West 140
Mountain 144
Pacific 145
VI. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 147
General 147
Market Share 149
Manufacturing 151
Concrete Products 151
Other Materials 152
Product Development 154
Marketing and Distribution 155
Mergers and Acquisitions 157
Cooperative Agreements 158
Company Profiles 160
Amcon Block and Precast Incorporated 161
Armtec Infrastructure Incorporated 162
Blast Deflectors Incorporated 164
CECCO Trading Incorporated 165
Coastal Precast Systems Incorporated 166
Concrete Solutions Incorporated 167
Coreslab International Incorporated 169
Cretex Companies Incorporated 170
CRH plc 171
Duratek Precast Technologies, see CRH
Dynamic Precast Company Incorporated 173
Empire Acoustical Systems, see McKeown International
EnCon Companies 175
Evonik Industries AG 176
Facade Technology LLC 178
Faddis Concrete Products 179
Fort Miller Group Incorporated 181
Hoover Treated Wood Products Incorporated 182
Increte Systems, see RPM International
Industrial Acoustics Company 183
Industrial Noise Control, see Sound Seal
Kinetics Noise Control Incorporated 184
LafargeHolcim Limited 186
Lexicon Building Systems Limited 187
McKeown International Incorporated 188
Proudfoot Company Incorporated 190
Reinforced Earth, see Soletanche Freyssinet Group
RPM International Incorporated 191
Smith-Midland Corporation 192
Soletanche Freyssinet Group 194
Sound Fighter Systems LLC 195
Sound Seal Incorporated 197
Sound Zero, see Facade Technology
Spancrete Group Incorporated 198
Speed Fab-Crete Corporation 199
Superior Concrete Products Incorporated 200
Troy Acoustics Corporation 201
Valmont Industries Incorporated 202
Whitford (LC) Company Incorporated 204
Wieser Concrete Products Incorporated 205
Xella International SA 206

List of Tables

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table 3
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Macroeconomic Indicators 9
2 Population and Households 13
3 Construction Expenditures 16
4 Building Construction Expenditures 18
5 Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures 20
6 Highway Mileage 22
7 Public Highway Spending 25
8 Construction Stock 29
9 Outdoor Noise Barrier Pricing 31
10 Outdoor Noise Barrier Market, 2004-2014 34
SECTION III -- MATERIALS
1 Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand by Area 55
2 Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand by Value 57
3 Concrete Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand 60
4 Metal Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand 69
5 Wood Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand 72
6 Other Materials Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand 73
7 Outdoor Noise Barrier Supports Demand 79
8 Outdoor Noise Barrier Protective Coatings Demand 81
SECTION IV -- MARKETS
1 Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand by Market and Application 83
2 Highway Market for Outdoor Noise Barriers 91
3 Aviation Market for Outdoor Noise Barriers 94
4 Utilities and Railroad Market for Outdoor Noise Barriers 97
5 Building Construction Demand for Outdoor Noise Barriers 100
SECTION V -- REGIONS
1 Population by Region 105
2 Gross Domestic Product by Region 108
3 Construction Expenditures by Region 111
© 2015 by The Freedonia Group, Inc. vi
4 Urban Highway Mileage 113
5 Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand by Region 119
6 Northeast Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand 122
7 Midwest Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand 129
8 South Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand 135
9 West Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand 143
SECTION VI -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 158
2 Selected Cooperative Agreements 159

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Outdoor Noise Barrier Market, 2005-2014 35
SECTION III -- MATERIALS
1 Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand: Volume and Value. 2014 58
SECTION IV -- MARKETS
1 Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand by Market, 2014 84
SECTION V -- REGIONS
1 States With Largest Shares of Outdoor Noise Barrier
Installations, 2000-2010 117
2 Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand by Region, 2014 119

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