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Simpson Strong-Tie has developed the new blog to discuss issues of special interest or importance to building professionals.

We think of a housing bubble as house price growth that isn’t sustainable because it isn’t consistent with underlying fundamentals, like income and job growth. To determine whether a bubble exists, we must look at both factors.

Using data from the country’s 3,142 counties (and county equivalents), these five maps show the extreme variance in U.S. population distribution.

Researchers from the university of British Columbia have developed a new fiber-reinforced concrete treatment that can “dramatically [enhance] the earthquake resistance of seismically vulnerable [structures].”

Over the past two decades, more than 120,000 acres of the Weminuche Wilderness — Colorado’s largest designated wilderness area at 488,210 acres — have fallen prey to the destructive spruce beetle.

BMC Stock reported its net income doubled to $18.4 million in Q3 from a year-earlier $9.2 million, thanks to a 7.3% increase in net sales to $881 million.

Kodiak Building Partners has signed an agreement to acquire American Builders Supply based in Orlando.

On November 2, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced the affirmative final determinations of the antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of softwood lumber from Canada.

Under the lens of adventure photographers and videographers, the team sent an LP Legacy sub-flooring panel over the edge of Britannia Falls, a 70-foot drop flowing at 625 cubic feet per second.