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Dana K. "Deke" Smith serves on the Steering Committee for the OASIS Blue Member Section; his term extends to September 2010.

Deke is the Executive Director of the buildingSMART alliance™ a dynamic and expanding council of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) and the North American Chapter of buildingSMART International. He is also on the Executive Committee of buildingSMART International. buildingSMART is focused on improving construction productivity through open standards supporting interoperability and improved decision making using building information modeling (BIM) which can eliminate non-value added effort or waste in the facilities industry. He is co-author of “Building Information Modeling: A Strategic Implementation Guide” published in 2009 by Wiley which is receiving critical acclaim.

He initiated the US National Computer Aided Design (CAD) Standard and more recently the National Building Information Modeling (BIM) Standard through the NIBS Facility Information Council which he founded and was the chair.

Deke is also a senior analyst with CYON Research, and has his own information-consulting firm.

Earlier he participated in the beginnings of the NIBS Construction Criteria Base and was on both American Institute of Architects (AIA) CAD Layering Guideline efforts as well as the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST)/ Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Uniformat II.

He was the United States representative for facility related CAD to the International Standards Organization (ISO) in the 1990’s.

He was a winner of the 1996 Federal 100 award, 1997 NIBS Member Award and the 2006 CAD Society Leadership award. He is a registered architect in Virginia and was elevated to The College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects in 2008. In 2009, he was selected as an Honorary Fellow in the Institute of Green Professionals.

He has experience as a surveyor, assistant field engineer, facility designer, cost engineer, value engineer, life-cycle cost analyst, deputy CIO, and was chief information technology architect for the DoD Business Transformation Agency’s modernization effort for installations and environment before his retirement after 30 years with the DoD in December 2006 and joined the staff of NIBS in early 2007.


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