Werner Krems was Managing Director of the Austrian Institute for School and Sports Facility Development from 1982 to 1998.
He was a member of the IAKS Executive Board from 1994 to 1998. In addition, he was actively involved in various IAKS work groups, including those for tennis facilities, sports halls and sports flooring where, in particular, he contributed his expertise on the functional requirements for sports flooring.
With the Tennis Facilities Work Group, he published the Tennis Facilities Manual, which today is still a comprehensive standard work on the planning, construction and maintenance of indoor and outdoor tennis courts.
Werner Krems was instrumental in the development of the IAKS network in Austria.