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Since 1967, businesses have come to depend on T.R. Arnold for our expertise, quality, and client service. We work with a wide range of industries to bring unfaltering excellence to the security and safety of our clients and what matters most to them. Our blog is just one of the many ways our agency can be a resource to you.

Structural Engineer vs Architect

Embarking upon the journey of launching a new construction project requires excellent attention to detail. Deciding which professionals are suitable for the job can be a difficult selection.  For those who are new to the industry, one would think that a structural...

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Timber Frame Engineering

Are you looking for a safer and more innovative way to build a strong structure for your buildings? Consider timber frame engineering.  Timber engineering will assist in creating the exact specifications and design you want, all while being code-compliant and...

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Structural Engineer Foundation Inspection

Factory-built buildings are popular and affordable but can suffer if an unexpected incident like an earthquake or sinkhole happens. This guide explains common causes of structural damage in factory-built buildings and when you need to arrange a structural engineer...

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Generating Concept Ideas for Product Design

Generating Concept Ideas for Product Design

Every product starts as an idea, but coming up with that stroke of genius is never easy. Generating product design concepts requires a lot of brainstorming and reassessing the solution to a problem at every stage until the final prototype is created.  In this article,...

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All About Tolerances in Engineering

All About Tolerances in Engineering

When it comes to engineering, every piece within a given product needs to be a certain size, with a limited and specific margin for error. These allowable differences in dimension are referred to as engineering tolerances. Setting a specific tolerance will help...

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Benefits of an ESOP Company

Benefits of an ESOP Company

After spending decades developing and building a business, the question of legacy and inheritance becomes relevant and personal to many people. Nowadays, it's becoming less frequent for blood relatives and young heirs to willingly take on the mantle of the family...

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What is Computer-Aided Manufacturing?

What is Computer-Aided Manufacturing?

Computer-aided manufacturing or computer-aided modeling (CAM) refers to the use of software to control automated machines and manufacture products. A computer-generated code is used to control the machinery to create a faster production process with more precise...

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When Is a Structural Engineer Inspection Needed?

When Is a Structural Engineer Inspection Needed?

A building inspector and contractor specialize in identifying issues, but it's important to consult other experts if you want a more in-depth look. So, When Exactly Is a Structural Engineer Inspection Needed? A structural engineer is an individual who oversees the...

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Beginners Guide on How to Read Engineering Drawings

Beginners Guide on How to Read Engineering Drawings

While you don't have to be an engineer to interpret engineering, drafting & code drawings, knowing how to do so can help you in many ways.  What Is the Purpose of Engineering Drawings? Engineering drawings (also known as blueprints, manufacturing blueprints,...

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The Right Time to Schedule Your New Construction Inspection

The Right Time to Schedule Your New Construction Inspection

When arranging a new construction inspection, make sure that the work is completed to the point where the scope of the inspection will cover. If you schedule the inspection too soon, you risk losing inspection value because it can only cover what is visible and...

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About T.R. Arnold & Associates, Inc.

TRA provides services to the Manufactured Shelter/Housing Industry since 1967. Our services comprise of engineering approval, drafting, DAPIA, IPIA, third party modular plan review and inspection services.

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