Structural design (building construction)
Structural design means adding technical specifications to architectural forms. In this design phase the intended forms and surfaces are translated into construction instructions for the contractor, by specifying the characteristics of materials in detail, and by providing the exact layer structure and detailed drawings. Structural design ensures that the expected comfort level in the internal space of the building is achieved, and the structures of the building are protected. This includes designing the appropriate hygrothermal performance of buildings, the protection from precipitation and moisture from the soil, and the proper cooperation and fixing of the materials needed for the planned visual appearance.
TSPC is one of the few firms in the Hungarian market that has its own structural designer team to support design architects, which ensures that from the preliminary design phase our buildings are designed in a logical, effective, and technically reasonable way.
Structural design (load-bearing structures)
In this design phase, we examine the load-bearing structures of the buildings. In design projects, we cooperate with the design architects from the concept design phase, to make sure we can provide the most cost-effective, technically the most suitable, and, if applicable, aesthetically pleasing solutions to our clients. In the design process we consult with the various specialist designers to devise the documentation for the permit procedure of the construction authority, and later we create the construction plans, and, if necessary, support the work of the contractors by monitoring the whole construction process. This way we make sure that our engineers have up-to-date knowledge about construction techniques and are aware of available technological innovations, which guarantees that their designs are always well-thought out and technically feasible.
In addition to design, we participate in writing case studies, for which we conduct building diagnostics and provide structural expert opinions, if necessary.
Building electrical systems design
We design the electrical systems of buildings, providing complete solutions for the design of the whole heavy current, light current and automation systems of new buildings and facilities, for the examination and surveying of the electrical system of existing buildings, and for creating renovation plans.
From the beginning of the design process to the completion of the project, we work closely together with design architects, specialist designers, authorities, and contractors, so that in the end we can create an accurate, high quality engineering solution that is cost-effective yet considers cutting-edge technologies.
We design continuous and safe electricity supply, lighting and lightning protection in compliance with national and international standards and regulations, and devise electronic (fire alarm, safety and security, access control an other electronic IT and communication) systems from the concept to construction plans, according to the clients’ needs.
In the design process of a well-functioning sports facility, we must consider many aspects if we want to create a great sports venue that is successful and sustainable in the long term. In recent years we have designed many buildings, arenas and swimming pools in different locations that are suitable for recreational activities and competitions as well. In such cases up-to-date knowledge, experience, and engineering expertise related to the sport discipline are essential from the concept design phase. One of our services is designing sport technology, here we consider the following aspects as priorities from the design phase:
The fire protection plan describes the fire protection system of the building to ensure the protection of persons and assets.
In the plan the building is assigned to a risk class and the firestop solution is defined. In larger buildings, fire sections and fire separation distances are established, with a view to the fire resistance performance of the structures used.
Another part of the design process is to designate and mark the escape routes used for evacuation in case of fire, to decide the location of firefighter stage areas and internal fire-fighting installations (fire extinguisher, fire hydrants, fire hoses) and the calculation of related fire fighting water requirements.
It is important that in the course of the design process of a building, fire protection experts and architects should have regular discussions, so that the firestop solution can be designed in such a way that it does not affect usability and design.
The fire protection plan is devised according to Decree 54/2014 (XII.5.) BM of the Ministry of Interior.
Infrastructure design may be an independent engineering design project (development of a road network or related public utility network), or a part of a project (planning the access and the supply of utilities to a facility /e.g. swimming pool, theatre/). Such engineering tasks are complex, as they require a lot of information.
With respect to transport design, it is necessary to have information about the traffic at the time of the design process, and about estimated future traffic for up to 30 years, so that a road network can be developed that is economically the most viable and has futureproof technical specifications. For these estimates regarding traffic to be close to real future values, a comprehensive economic analysis is necessary about the traffic in the area regarding the future, to identify projects that will potentially attract traffic and influence traffic on the given road. As part of the design process, the physical parameters of the new elements are defined, the new elements are integrated in the existing traffic technology, where the most important factor is to ensure traffic safety and continuous, undisturbed traffic flow in the simplest possible way.
We would like to discuss the design of public utilities as part of Infrastructure, because regarding location it is also related to road network development, and this too, can be an independent project or part of a project. There are four basic elements: Energy (gas, oil, electric network), potable water supply network (process, consumer) sewage system (waste water, rainwater) and telecommunications. To ensure sufficient supply, the first step is to calculate the exact consumption values and establish the nature of consumption, so that a public utility network can be built with operational costs and service levels matching the specific needs.
Our environmental engineering services include design and expert services for all environmental media, and the design of environmental facilities and structures. We design environmental engineering facilities in separate projects and as part of complex design projects. The fundamental objective in every case is to create facilities that are compliant with regulations and environmental and sustainability criteria.
Our environmental engineering design services include mostly, but not exclusively, the following:
In addition to the above, we design, handle the permit procedure of and create the construction plans for water projects (rainwater drainage and sewage systems, monitoring systems, etc.).