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    The University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) is so young that the number of its alumni just recently surpassed the size of its staff. Located in Oshawa, Ontario—less than an hour's drive northeast of Toronto—the new campus opened its doors in 2003.

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  • Exterior Soundproofing That Works

    These details, used in soundproofing programs near the nation’s airports, do a good job of keeping exterior noise out.

  • Letters

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  • Resources

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  • Resources

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  • Resources

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  • Choosing Collated Nails

    Cheap generic nails seem like a bargain up front, but you may pay the price later in jams and misfires. This article explains how to make an intelligent choice in generic nails, and looks at the many new collated specialty nails on the market.

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    Here are five cost-effective ways to cut energy costs in new construction and remodels.