assoz. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn.
Anton Kraler

Anton Kraler


Tel.: +43 512 507-63206
Office hours: by arrangement



Research focus 

Component development, building acoustics and quality assurance in timber construction – In consideration of constructional, building physical, environmentally friendly and quality-enhancing aspects.

Research and quality monitoring using measurement technology: sound measurements in the test bench and on site, sound bridge localization using sound source cameras, airtightness (blower door), thermal images (thermography), strength tests by means of drilling core removal, drilling resistance measuring device, strength tests by means of ultrasound, moisture monitoring in buildings.



University course - IQ Holz Plan  

Publications, lectures and research papers  




Since 2017

Associate professor at the Unit of Timber Construction at the University of Innsbruck

Passive House Award 2019 - Bildungshaus St. Michael

Honorary member of the Netzwerk Passivhaus Tirol, 2018

Examination board member – qualification examination of engineering offices



Assistant professor with qualification agreement at the University of Innsbruck

Habilitation: "Holzbau - unter Berücksichtigung konstruktiver, bauphysikalischer, umweltschonender und qualitätssteigernder Aspekte";

Authorization to teach according to § 103 UG 2002

Habilitation subject: "Component development, sound insulation and quality assurance in timber construction"


Teaching and research stay at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, 2011

Expert auditor for blower door and thermography



Research Associate / Postdoc, Unit of Timber Construction, Institute for Construction and Materials Science, at the Leopold Franzens University in Innsbruck


Award Lehre plus!


Certificate: Developing and shaping teaching skills

Publication: "From traditional teaching to active student participation - a case study for the course" Building constructions "VL-WS 2008/09


2002 - 2007

2006 Dissertation "Luftdichtheit und Schallschutz im Holzhausbau" („summa cum laude“)

at the Leopold Franzens University in Innsbruck


Contract assistant at the endowed chair for wood construction, wood composite construction and wood composite materials, Institute for Construction and Materials Science at the

Leopold Franzens University in Innsbruck



2002 diploma for architecture at the Building Faculty of the University of Innsbruck

Diploma thesis: „Kein Salz in der Kultur oder doch – Haller Visionen“


Degree in Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering


2000 - 2002: Employee at Achammer-Tritthart & Partner Planning GmbH in Innsbruck; Department: Local Building Supervision


1995 - 2002: Various positions in carpentry and planning offices



Advanced course (HTL) in furniture design in Pöchlarn, Lower Austria with high school diploma (Matura)


Master school at the Technical College (HTL) in Innsbruck with a qualification as a master carpenter



Journeyman carpenter at the Jenewein joinery in Sistrans



Lumberjack in Switzerland at the Huber company



Apprenticeship as a carpenter at the Kassewalder carpentry in Heinfels




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