What Is the Difference Between a Modular and Manufactured Home?
When you look at these two types of homes, one feature that they both share is that they are either prefabricated (or prefab) homes. This means they are manufactured in factories away from where they will be assembled. However, while they share this trait, there are...
How to Become a Structural Engineer
Do you want to design and oversee the construction of buildings? If so, a career as a structural engineer may be for you. Entering this field requires dedication and hard work, but the rewards are worth it. If you're interested, read about what education and steps...
How to Obtain a License to Build Modular Construction
Obtaining a modular construction permit can be a hassle and frustrating, not to mention getting a permit for a building method. Even though modular construction differs from traditional construction, you must go through the conventional permit process. Furthermore,...
The Value of ESOPs in Engineering Firms
Engineering firms make up a sizable portion of organizations that have opted for the employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) structure. According to the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO), 17 out of the 100 biggest employee-owned companies were A&E...
What’s Reviewed in 3rd Party Inspections for Modular Construction?
OffSite Dirts' Audree Grubesic recently sat down with T.R. Arnold's very own John Duemling to learn a bit more about the internal construction code, testing procedures, training and our inspection process. Take a look at his very insightful interview here. Who is T.R....
New York City Engineering Inspections
TRA's Quality Assurance Services As an approved quality assurance agency, TRA can help you get the fabricator certification and start working on your premises. TRA will offer qualified New York engineers to help with quality control, saving you from hiring other...
Washington Engineer Plan Review & Approval
Who Is TRA? TRA is a team of professionals operating globally in North America, Europe, and the Pacific Rim to help develop construction projects in understaffed or underqualified areas. Why Should You Use TRA? Plan Reviews are needed to receive a CDR or a...
Structural Engineer vs Architect
Whether you’re building your dream home, brand-new startup, or mancave, there are aspects to remember when deciding to hire a structural engineer vs. architect for your future projects.
Timber Frame Engineering
Timber engineering will assist in creating the exact specifications and design you want, all while being code-compliant and maintaining your structure’s longevity.
Structural Engineer Foundation Inspection
This guide explains common causes of structural damage in factory-built buildings and when you need to arrange a structural engineer foundation inspection.
Generating Concept Ideas for Product Design
In this article, we focus on the essential steps for concept idea generation. Learn more from T.R. Arnold & Associates.
All About Engineering Tolerances
In this article, we’ll go more in-depth about what engineering tolerances are, why they’re useful, and when it’s prudent to implement them.
Benefits of an ESOP Company
T.R. Arnold is proud to be an Employee Stock Ownership Plan company & we’ve provided 3 key ways that becoming one benefits both owners & employees.
What is Computer-Aided Manufacturing?
In this article we review what Computer Aided Manufacturing does, its advantages and disadvantages, and what industries need it.
When Is a Structural Engineer Inspection Needed?
A structural engineer is an individual who oversees the structural integrity of a building. Learn more from T.R. Arnold and Associates.
Beginners Guide on How to Read Engineering Drawings
There are many factors that go into an engineering drawing that can make it hard to read if you’re not versed on them. Learn how to read these drawings here.
The Right Time to Schedule Your New Construction Inspection
In this post, you will find the best times to arrange your construction inspection. Learn more from T.R. Arnold & Associates.
How Different Drawings Are Used in Construction Projects
If this is something that you want to learn more about, read on as we break down how different engineering drawings are used in construction projects.
What is a Structural Engineering Plan?
Find out what structural engineering is, why it’s important and when to contact a structural engineer from T.R. Arnold & Associates. Learn more here!