TRIANIMUS Kft. HARDELL Housing Construction System
Certified Architect Managing Director
"Quality pays off in every case."
During my work I had the chance to get to know people who considered human relationships to be the most important in one's life. The thought of this has always been my guide and I do all I can to provide honest service to those people in contact with me. This includes a great many things, an important element of which is the quality of the technical solutions offered and the materials used therein. That was where the thought emerged regarding the possibility of creating even more complex structures out of the products of the factory we represent. The result was the HARDELL Construction System. In this system we can capture all the precise solutions always so characteristic to our parent company. This is the system where we can consolidate the quality products and technical solutions offered by the company. As a result of continuous and system-built development we were the first ones in Hungary to receive EMI (Non-Profit Company for Qualification and Innovation in Building) rating regarding the system. With a well built up marketing network we have become a determining factor of light construction building. With the help of users of already built up structures we have also managed to reach more and more market actors. I do believe that we can become a significant factor in the market we represent considering that by now we have become able to provide solutions, such as energy consumption, acoustics, fire protection, etc., which are taking an increasingly important role in our lives. The structures built by our partners have already reached - and exceeded, in certain cases - the energy consumption recommendations now being formulated. We keep continuously ?measuring? the satisfaction of users of the houses completed and in the coming developments we make use of the experience thus gained.
He got his diploma at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Technology in 1983, following which he worked one year at MÁV's (Hungarian State Railways) Building Maintenance Management and afterwards he continued his job of building engineering in the city of Pécs, working at the Company of Building Construction and Civil Engineering (Magas- és Mélyépítő Vállalat). After that he was on foreign duty in Germany for 1.5 years continuing to acquire additional professional skills. As of 1993 he has been the Managing Director of Protektorwerk Hungária Ltd. and is the lead engineer of HARDELL Construction System.
Dr. Mária Széll
Certified Architect, Candidate for technical science, habilitated university professor
"I like dealing with light construction buildings because I do believe in their beneficial features."
It was more than twenty years ago that I spent my summer holidays in my friends? cottage at lake Balaton. The weather was a rainy and cold, and I was staying at the loft room of the house almost all the time, because I felt cold in the downstairs rooms. Experience says that a well insulated light construction space "works like a fine wool sweater", and of course, the favourable price and the short time allowed for building lead me to the decision to build up our family cottage as a light construction building. The selection of structures was quite poor at that time, yet the decision has proven to be correct. Since then we had hot summers when shading and airing - in other words, "operating" the house - required significant attention, yet the conditions for comfort were always feasible. This, of course, was also contributed to by the lime-tree planted in the west side, which has grown into a large tree since then.
In summary, also based on my personal experience, I see it proven that assembled houses - a building method widely used and regarded traditional for family house building in Canada, the US and Northern Europe - are also suitable for the Hungarian environment. The light construction building system shown here has positive features also in terms of environmental protection, its operational energy requirement is low, its materials are reusable, etc. The structural system offers possibilities for numerous variations. It allows flexible adjustments in accordance of changes of living styles and the reorganisation of spaces possible. The individual character of the building can take its own form. It has a wide array of possibilities open to all kinds of ideas from traditional looking country mansions to villas carrying a Mediterranean atmosphere. The HARDELL System is characterised by continuous development of structures, careful planning and supervised construction. Based on all these, I honestly recommend you the HARDELL Construction System worked out by my colleagues and myself.
She got her diploma at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Technology in 1970, following which she worked one year at the IPARTERV company. For 24 years from 1971 on, she had been teaching at the Structural Chair of the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Technology, and from 1995 she had been an instructor of the Building Chair of the Faculty of Construction Engineering of the University of Technology. She got her title of candidate in 1991, she habilitated in 1998 and within the same year she got appointed as a university professor. As far as her professional activities are concerned, she is focusing on the professional constructional planning, her area of research being light construction building and glass structures. In the latter, she had a book published titled "Transparent building structures" ("Transzparens épületszerkezetek") in 2001.
Dr. Endre Dulácska
Certified Architect, Structural Engineer Prof. Emeritus Doctor of Technical Sciences
"One of the most modern light construction building systems"
Requested by Protektorwerk Hungária Ltd., I participated in the framework development of the HARDELL Construction System. We scrutinised every component of the system, did all the laboratory work needed for the materials and the bonding units used. The preparation of the measurement of structures based on EUROCOD - and within that, the clarification of the principles and practice of measurement for earthquakes - required special attention. During work we needed continued coordination to properly design the given structural joints, considering the relevant temperature and humidity requirements. Considering all these, HARDELL Construction System can be regarded one of the most modern light construction building systems.
In 1950 he started working at BUVÁTI as a structural engineering designer. With the experience gained in this area he got his diploma as a Certified Architect in 1956. His name marks the framework design of some 150 buildings and the direction of the structural design for 100 buildings in Budapest and in the country side. The ample designer experience was accompanied by a diverse professional interest, excellent technical mind, proficiency in theory and enviable ability to work hard. The result of this is some 200 structural engineering reports ? partially done at court request. The number of his scientific publications, including some outside of Hungary, is nearing two hundred. His research and publications are always at the service of structural design. He participated in the work of the committees working for the localisation of the EUROCODE system in Hungary. He is an active member of the managing bodies of Hungarian Chamber of Engineers. Due to his scientific activity he got involved in the work of several international professional organisations and the Hungarian faculties thereof.
"The light construction method provide great freedom for the designer to work out comfortable and energy saving buildings."
This freedom can be materialised exclusively through the building blocks of construction physics. The HARDELL Construction System already has numerous characteristics of construction physics. HARDELL realises one of the best structural systems regarding temperature requirements during the heating period, even by European standards. It is important to note however, that the performance of the thermal insulation of the system can be further improved. In terms of the new energetic qualification categories to be soon published, it will represent the elite. In winter conditions, intermittent operation comes into play in the case of almost every building. Based on sound considerations, we tend to lower the internal temperature for the time we are away. Due to the light structure characteristics, the system is capable to accommodate the intermittent winter heating schedule, which can be a further basis of energy savings. It is true for all light structure buildings that they provide a lesser degree of protection against the heating load that occurs in the summer conditions. It is usually said to be the case that "light structure buildings are hot in the summer". Regarding this statement the following "expert" remarks can be made:
The HARDELL Construction System "is not all that light", based on its structural mass per square metre. Using shading techniques it is possible to make the structure "heavier". The building stands on soil, and soil can be qualified as rather heavy. Conscious airing can be integrated into the building.
He graduated from the University of Technology at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering in 1973, where he got his diploma both in Certified Mechanical Engineering and as Certified Engineering Teacher. For one year he worked in the Institute of Energy Economics, and as of 1974, he was a scientific member of the Thermal Physics Laboratory of the Structural and Installation Engineering Institute of the Budapest University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture. In 1982 he successfully defended his doctoral thesis titled "Definition of an area aired by vapour ventilation without condensation". In the first half of the 1980s, along with a co-author, he wrote three world class studies titled "Effects of Building Physics", "Building Physics Failures of Flat Roofs" and "Thermal Bridges". In the mid 80s, he participated in the preliminary studies of standard No. 140/3 of MSZ-04., and later, in the second half of the 1980s he took part in working out the moisture technology chapters of standard No. 140/2 of MSZ-04. In the same time period he produced the first Hungarian thermal bridge catalogue by using computer simulation for the multidimensional thermal technology processes occurring in thermal bridges. In 1994 he was appointed as the head of the Thermal Physics Laboratory of the Structural and Installation Engineering Institute. In 2000 he successfully defended his candidate?s dissertation. In 2001 he got his PhD degree. He wrote five annotations in the subject of building physics, titled "Thermal Design of Boundary Structures", "Building Physics", "Energy Conscious Renovation", "The Basics of Building Physics" and "Thermal Design of Buildings and Building Boundary Structures". He is the author of six nationwide disseminated building physics computer programs. He joined the TEMPUS international projects, within which he undertook several-week long study visits in London and Athens Educational Institutions, and later he took measurements for the PASCOOL project. Currently he teaches 6 subjects at the Budapest University of Technology And Economics at the Faculty of Architecture and the Faculty of Engineering. He is a constant participant in the work of the Standards Institution. Last year he made the Hungarian version of two standards, MSZ EN ISO 8990 and MSZ EN ISO 10211 based on the English and German versions. He is a member of the Chamber of Justice. He just recently completed the full building construction physics evaluation of the Budapest Arena Complex and is currently working on the building construction physics issues of the Matthias Church. He was awarded first place in Europe for his building construction physics contribution to the renovations of the church of Segesvár.