Location

Campus Center

Event Website

http://www.woodstructuressymposium.com

Start Date

8-9-2011 2:00 PM

End Date

8-9-2011 3:00 PM

Description

Learning objective: to learn about energy standards and how to design advanced energy efficient building envelopes. Passive house principals and fundamentals on thermal, moisture issues, and air tightness will be covered

Comments

Dr. Kraler has been working and teaching since 2002 at the Department of Timber Engineering at the University of Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria. His main research focus is Building Physics (sound insulation, air tightness, thermal insulation) and Quality Management in Timber Construction. He recently led a research project for high-quality soundproofing in timber buildings for the first 4-storey residential building in wood, constructed in Innsbruck.

By virtue of his earlier work as a master carpenter, he understands not only the theoretical but also the practical approach in the development and implementation of timber building details or timber building systems.

In addition to his work at the university, Dr. Kraler is an external quality commissioner for several timber construction companies in Tyrol, Austria. These activities include annual quality checks and multi-day courses for employees of timber construction businesses under the umbrella of a dedicated Academy.

His current research projects include: improvement of sound insulation in wooden construction in Italy, the development of wood-panel clips for solid wood building elements and a test series for strength of mountain-grown timber. He is also an expert on acoustic measurements, blower door measurements and thermal imagery.

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Sep 8th, 2:00 PM Sep 8th, 3:00 PM

WORKSHOP 1 Passive House Principles

Campus Center

Learning objective: to learn about energy standards and how to design advanced energy efficient building envelopes. Passive house principals and fundamentals on thermal, moisture issues, and air tightness will be covered

http://scholarworks.umass.edu/wood/2011/sep08/3