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Outdoor Noise Barriers

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.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table DEMAND FOR OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIERS
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Outlook
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS
    • Construction Expenditures
      • Table CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
      • Building Construction
        • Table BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
      • Nonbuilding Construction
        • Table NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
        • Table HIGHWAY MILEAGE
        • Table PUBLIC HIGHWAY SPENDING
      • Construction Stock
        • Table CONSTRUCTION STOCK
    • Outdoor Noise Barrier Pricing Trends
      • Table OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIER PRICING
    • Historical Trends
      • Table OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIER MARKET, 2004-2014
      • Table CHART II-1 OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIER MARKET, 2005-2014
    • 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
  • MATERIALS
    • General
    • Demand by Area
      • Table OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIER DEMAND BY AREA
    • Demand by Value
      • Table OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIER DEMAND BY VALUE
      • Table CHART III-1 OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIER DEMAND: VOLUME & VALUE. 2014
    • Concrete
      • Table CONCRETE OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIER DEMAND
      • Precast Panels
      • Concrete Masonry Units
      • Formed-in-Place
    • Metal
      • Table METAL OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIER DEMAND
    • Wood
      • Table WOOD OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIER DEMAND
    • Other Products
      • Table OTHER MATERIALS OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIER DEMAND
      • Plastic
      • All Other
    • Supports
      • Table OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIER SUPPORTS DEMAND
    • Coatings
      • Table OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIER PROTECTIVE COATINGS DEMAND
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIER DEMAND BY MARKET & APPLICATION
      • Table CHART IV-1 OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIER DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
      • Demand by Market
      • Demand by Application
    • Highways
      • Table HIGHWAY MARKET FOR OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIERS
    • Aviation
      • Table AVIATION MARKET FOR OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIERS
    • Utilities & Railroads
      • Table UTILITIES & RAILROAD MARKET FOR OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIERS
    • Building Construction
      • Table BUILDING CONSTRUCTION DEMAND FOR OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIERS
  • REGIONS
    • General
    • Regional Demographic & Economic Activity
      • Population Patterns
        • Table POPULATION BY REGION
      • Economic Outlook
        • Table GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
      • Construction Activity
        • Table CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
      • Urban Highway Mileage
        • Table URBAN HIGHWAY MILEAGE
    • State Trends in Outdoor Noise Barrier Use
      • Table CHART V-1 STATES WITH LARGEST SHARES OF OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIER INSTALLATIONS, 2000-2010
    • Outdoor Noise Barrier Demand by Region
      • Table OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIER DEMAND BY REGION
      • Table CHART V-2 OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIER DEMAND BY REGION, 2014
      • Northeast
        • Table NORTHEAST OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIER DEMAND
      • Midwest
        • Table MIDWEST OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIER DEMAND
      • South
        • Table SOUTH OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIER DEMAND
      • West
        • Table WEST OUTDOOR NOISE BARRIER DEMAND
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Market Share
    • Manufacturing
      • Concrete Products
      • Other Materials
    • Product Development
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED 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
      • Dynamic Precast Company Incorporated
      • EnCon Companies
      • Evonik Industries AG
      • Facade Technology LLC
      • Faddis Concrete Products
      • Fort Miller Group Incorporated
      • Hoover Treated Wood Products Incorporated
      • Industrial Acoustics Company
      • Kinetics Noise Control Incorporated
      • LafargeHolcim Limited
      • Lexicon Building Systems Limited
      • McKeown International Incorporated
      • Proudfoot Company Incorporated
      • RPM International Incorporated
      • Smith-Midland Corporation
      • Soletanche Freyssinet Group
      • Sound Fighter Systems LLC
      • Sound Seal Incorporated
      • 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

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