Frame of mind: The industry will grow as construction markets regain their prerecessionary strength

Services performed in the Wood Framing industry range from platform and balloon framing, foundation laying and truss framing to plank and beam construction. These services are predominately employed in the construction of residential buildings in the United States and, to a lesser extent, in the construction of nonresidential buildings. In 2013, the residential construction market turned a corner as housing starts increased significantly. In addition, the residential construction market followed an overall trend of growth during the five-year period. In 2013, industry profit fell from the previous year as the price of lumber increased significantly. In 2015, a large decline in lumber prices led to wide margins, which are set to remain high in 2018...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$22bn
Annual Growth 13-18
7.0%
Forecast Growth 18-23
Profit
Employment
149,650
Businesses
81,057
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Revenue and profit margins have fluctuated with volatile demand from construction markets
  • The increase in input costs has forced operators to continue downsizing to remain profitable
  • Corporate profit growth is expected to boost demand for industry services
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Wood Framing industry is characterized by a low level of market share concentration. There are no dominant players in the industry as most wood framing services are subcontracted to small local operators. Collectively, over 95.0% of industry operators employ fewer than 20 workers and over 75.0% employ fewer than five. Subcontracted work is typically offered through a bidding process, which limits the ability to dominate the industry. Further, cost savings achieved through economies of scale are mostly observed at the local level as builders demand operators with knowledge of local regulations and suppliers. This trend is not expected to change over the next five years, as homebuilders will continue to use subcontractors for their projects...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Wood Framing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Wood Framing Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Ability to compete on tender
  • Having a high profile in the market
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Housing starts and Value of private nonresidential construction in the Wood Framing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Wood Framing Industry?

    This industry comprises establishments engaged in platform and balloon framing, fastenings, foundation laying, truss-framed and plank and beam construction, using wood-based products. Contracted work typically includes new construction, alterations, maintenance and repairs and additions. This industry excludes finish carpentry and framing using steel, precast concrete or nonwood products.

    Industry Products
  • Residential new work
  • Residential additions, alterations and repairs
  • Nonresidential new work
  • Nonresidential additions, alterations and repairs
  • Industry Activities
  • Constructing and installing balloon frames
  • Constructing and installing platform frames
  • Constructing and installing truss frames
  • Constructing and installing roof and ceiling frames
  • Constructing and installing plank and beam frames
  • Constructing and installing floor framing
  • Constructing and installing exterior and interior wall frames
  • Fireproofing concealed spaces in wood framing
  • Installing footings to support foundations
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Housing starts
  • Value of private nonresidential construction
  • Value of residential construction
  • year conventional mortgage rate
  • Price of sawmill lumber

  • Current Performance
  • Residential construction activity
  • Input prices and profitability
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Housing expectations
  • Moderate nonresidential construction
  • Industry operations
  • Table: Wood Framing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Wood Framing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
  • Home Builders
  • Apartment & Condominium Construction
  • Commercial Building Construction
  • Municipal Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Finance and Insurance
  • Heavy Equipment Rental
  • Industrial Machinery & Equipment Wholesaling
  • Lumber Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Residential new work
  • Nonresidential new work
  • Residential additions, alterations and repairs
  • Nonresidential additions, alterations and repairs
  • Chart: Wood Framing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Demand from the residential building market
  • Substitute products

  • Major Markets
  • Single-family houses, detached
  • Multifamily units
  • All other buildings
  • Single-family houses, attached
  • Stores, restaurants and other commercial buildings
  • Educational buildings
  • Office buildings
  • Farm buildings
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Wood Framing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Wood Framing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Wood Framing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Wood Framing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Wood Framing Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Housing starts (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Center
  • refers to the space between two vertical beams
  • Joist
  • A horizontal support that runs between foundations, beams, floors and walls.
  • Top Plate
  • a horizontal unit connecting vertical beams on the top
  • Trusse
  • Structure with five or more triangle-shaped wooden pieces that bear weight.
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