Overview

Glass menagerie: Rising investment in construction will provide ample demand for the industry

IBISWorld’s Glass & Glazing Contractors market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$12bn
Annual Growth
12-17
6.8%
Annual Growth
17-22
Profit
Employment
62,738
Business
17,160

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The recovery in nonresidential construction will boost demand for industry services
  • Repair work has grown as a share of industry revenue as these services cannot be delayed
  • Operators will be compelled to keep prices low and competitive

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The five years to 2016 marked an inflection point for the Glass and Glazing Contractors industry. Rapidly recovering residential construction markets as well as growing corporate profit and consumer spending helped to finally boost industry revenue after it struggled to grow in the early years of the period. The industry's largest contractors specialize in installing glass curtain walls and exterior facades on office buildings and other commercial property, which usually constitute lucrative contracts. Smaller operators specialize in residential markets and emergency glass repair. Thanks to solid recoveries in most of these markets, operators were able to raise prices, and thus, profit margins over the period...

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    Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Glass and Glazing Contractors industry has a low level of capital intensity, as industry services rely more heavily on the ability and knowledge of skilled employees than on machinery. IBISWorld estimates that industry operators spend $0.03 in capital investment for every $1.00 spent in labor. Many participants operate a mobile repair and installation service and require specially equipped vehicles for transporting glass sheets and that include storage and workshop space. Larger-scale operators usually undertake in-house fabrication and have a higher level of capital investment than the bulk of participants. In either case, though, wages consume a much larger share of revenue than depreciation does. For the average operator, IBISWorld estimates that wages account for 30.2% o..

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    Additional Insights for the Glass & Glazing Contractors Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Glass & Glazing Contractors Industry are

  • Having contacts within key markets
  • Having a high profile in the market
  • Ability to compete on price
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of private nonresidential construction and Housing starts in the Glass & Glazing Contractors industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Glass & Glazing Contractors Industry?

    Companies in this industry select, cut and install glass panels for large windows, glass doors, skylights, curtain walls and sunroom additions in all types of buildings; they also install window panes. The glasswork performed includes new work, additions, alterations, maintenance and repairs. This industry does not install, tint or repair automotive glass and it does not install prefabricated window units.

    Industry Products
    New construction
    Additions and alterations
    Maintenance and repair services
    Industry Activities
    Glass curtain wall installation
    Decorative glass and mirror installation
    Glass coating and tinting services (except automotive)
    Stained glass installation
    Glass partitions installation
    Window pane installation

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Housing starts
  • Demand from municipal building construction
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Repairs gain share
  • Profit and participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Construction markets buoy recovery
  • Expanding operations, modest margins
  • Environmental concerns
  • Table: Glass & Glazing Contractors Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Glass & Glazing Contractors Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Home Builders
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction
  • Apartment Rental
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Municipal Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction Machinery Manufacturing
  • Glass Product Manufacturing
  • Payroll & Bookkeeping Services

  • Products & Services
  • New construction
  • Additions and alterations
  • Maintenance and repair services
  • Chart: Glass & Glazing Contractors Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Office building and commercial construction
  • Residential construction
  • Institutional building construction
  • Manufacturing and industrial building construction
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Glass & Glazing Contractors Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Glass & Glazing Contractors

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Glass & Glazing Contractors Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Glass & Glazing Contractors Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Glass & Glazing Contractors Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Value of Construction (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Curtain Wall
  • A non-load-bearing wall of glass panes and supporting framework, usually made of steel or aluminum, intended to enclose the building and resist weather.
  • Fenestration
  • Any opening in a building's envelope including windows, doors and skylights
  • Nonresidential Building
  • A building that is intended primarily for uses other than long-term dwelling.
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