Data
New Construction

Structural Systems for Walls

These reports show market demand data for residential new home building products, average per-home purchase data, market size, and a five-year forecast for the new residential construction industry. The Structural Systems for Walls report contains a summary of purchase volume in units for a variety of structural walls materials in each of the 50 states. Market shares are also reported separately for Single Family Detached homes for each of 32 geographic areas of the United States and Multifamily dwellings for each of the nine Census Divisions. Product categories reported include:

EXTERIOR WALL MATERIAL – ALL FLOORS
  • Wood
  • Masonry
  • Steel
EXTERIOR WALL MATERIAL – GROUND FLOOR
  • Wood
  • Masonry
  • Steel
EXTERIOR WALL MATERIAL – UPPER FLOORS
  • Wood
  • Masonry
  • Steel
CONCRETE OR MASONRY EXTERIOR WALL
  • Poured concrete
  • Concrete block
  • Precast concrete
  • Insulated concrete forms
  • Autoclaved aerated concrete
  • Other concrete or masonry
SIZE OF LIGHT FRAME EXTERIOR WALL
  • 2x4's 16 inch o.c.
  • 2x4's 24 inch o.c.
  • 2x6's 16 inch o.c.
  • 2x6's 24 inch o.c.
  • Other
     
    SPECIES OF LIGHT FRAME EXTERIOR WALL
    • LSL (Timberstrand, etc)
    • Southern yellow pine (SYP)
    • Douglas fir
    • Hem-fir or other western woods
    • Spruce / Pine / Fir (SPF) or eastern spruce
    • LVL (laminated veneer lumber)
    • Other
    • Don't know
    TYPE OF LIGHT FRAME EXTERIOR WALL
    • Preservative treated
    • Finger-jointed (any species)
    TYPE OF INTERIOR WALL
    • 2x3's 16 inch o.c.
    • 2x3's 24 inch o.c.
    • 2x4's 16 inch o.c.
    • 2x4's 24 inch o.c.
    • 2x6's 16 inch o.c.
    • 2x6's 24 inch o.c.
    • Wood – other dimensions / spacing
    • Steel
    • Masonry or concrete