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Principia is the preferred supplier of business insights to the building materials and construction industry.

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Do you need to know where the market is headed? Principia is directly connected with all stakeholders in the building materials industry value chain and can develop customer-driven actionable insights to drive revenue growth.

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Are you seeking deep insights on how market influencers impact demand on specific residential and commercial product categories? We’re trusted advisers with expertise in helping you grow revenue, margin and share.

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Do you need the latest view of key market drivers that directly impact your business? We provide a 360 degree strategic view of your business - from a product, market, channel and customer perspective - and what it takes to outperform the market.

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Our high quality data, analytics and insights serve clients in the building materials and construction industry, including manufacturers, distributors, dealers, builders, contractors and homeowners.

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Special COVID-19 Bulletin #4: What We’re Hearing in LBM Distribution

Principia tracks $72 billion of residential revenue sold in selected building product categories (roofing, siding, exterior trim, windows, doors, decking, railing, and insulation) through the lumber and building materials (LBM) channel in 2019. Remodeling and repair represented $46 billion (over 64%) of channel revenues, with new construction accounting for the balance. As part of our […]

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Special COVID-19 Bulletin #3: Scenario Analysis Impact on New Construction Activity

Principia Consulting is continuing COVID-19 coverage to track and calibrate the impact of the coronavirus on residential construction and building products demand. This update provides scenario analysis allowing custom exploration of the potential impact the virus and related closures will have on new construction activity. This analysis is fluid and will continue to evolve as […]

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Special COVID-19 Bulletin #2: Impact on Building Product Demand

*Data and analysis updated as of March 30, 2020 Principia Consulting is continuing COVID-19 coverage to track and calibrate the impact of the coronavirus on residential construction and building products demand. This update provides interactive views of the rapidly changing data on confirmed cases by state and how it relates to demand for building materials. […]

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Special COVID-19 Bulletin #1: Impact on Residential Construction Activity

*Data and analysis updated as of April 2, 2020 Principia Consulting has initiated COVID-19 coverage to track and calibrate the impact of the coronavirus on residential construction down to the zip code level. This update provides interactive views of the rapidly changing market for new home construction. Future updates will also include remodeling and repair and specific building product category impacts […]

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Principia Cares – Our Response to COVID-19

Principia is carefully monitoring the news surrounding COVID-19 and we are mindful of the widespread economic impact COVID-19 will have in the United States and worldwide. While this is an unprecedented time for businesses and individuals, our team at Principia is here to continue to advise and support you. Principia has been monitoring the building […]

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Change the way your company views the building materials industry with Principia’s data products. Our innovative, online data product delivers an unequaled, 360° industry view of supply and demand for the commercial roofing market. Principia’s proprietary online platform enables users to log on from any desktop or mobile device to access the data and summaries and instantly customize data views to support decision making, marketing, or sales needs.

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Business Conditions and 2019-2020 Outlook

Underlying growth in residential building materials demand is influenced primarily by the amount of repair and remodeling and new construction activity. In 2018, the 13 product categories covered within Principia’s BuilderSeries® accounted for $97.6 billion in net manufacturer revenue with repair and remodeling accounting for two-thirds of the value and one-third in new construction.

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