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Mr. Dana Smith, FAIA

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Herndon, VA

Bio

Deke Smith seeks to help make your company a leader in the facilities and infrastructure industries by leveraging information to maximize the benefits of modeling, simulation, total cost of ownership, lean construction, resiliency, sustainability, and physical and cyber security.

Throughout almost forty years of leadership, he has led the development and advancement of national and international information technology standards and models essential for delivering tomorrow’s cost-effective, energy efficient and sustainable high performance buildings.

Recognized as key new tools for the future of architecture and the capital facilities industry, the effective use of building information modeling (BIM) and interoperable data transfer technologies depend on standards and models developed through his pioneering and leadership. The most notable of these are:
- National BIM Standard - United States
- United States National CAD Standard
- AIA CAD Layering Guidelines
- Whole Building Design Guide

As NIBS’ FIC Chair, he initiated the development of the National CAD Standard (NCS), a joint publication of the American Institute of Architects, the Construction Specifications Institute and NIBS. In the early 1990’s, he was an author of both the first and second editions of the AIA CAD Layering Guidelines, which brought consistency and rationale to the use of CAD. The NBIMS-US, is the basis for coordinated transformation across the facility and infrastructure life cycles. This approach will profoundly reduce costs, reduce time for delivery and help manage our natural resources.

In the late 1970s, Deke brought the first CAD systems to the Naval Facilities Engineering Command and subsequently managed the $500M Facilities CAD2 federal procurement: the first true demonstration of interoperability. Deke was a leader in implementing the Tri-Service (Army/Navy/Air Force) CAD/GIS Technology Center and drafted its charter.

Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
BArch
1970 To 1974

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
BArch
1970 To 1974

Job History

National Institute of Building Sciences
Executive Director, buildingSMART Alliance
March 2007 - present

National Institute of Building Sciences
Executive Director, buildingSMART Alliance
March 2007 - present

Cyon Research
Senior Analyst
February 2007 - present

Cyon Research
Senior Analyst
February 2007 - present

DKS Information Consulting
Partner
December 2006 - present

DKS Information Consulting, LLC
Partner
December 2006 - present

Herndon Swim League
Web Master
January 2000 - present

Herndon Swim League
Web Master
January 2000 - present

Kingston Chase Homeowners Association
Pool Committee Chair
January 1987 - present

Kingston Chase Homeowners Association
Pool Committee Chair
January 1987 - present

National Institute of Building Sciences
Executive Director - Building Seismic Safety Council
January 2011 - March 2013

National Institute of Building Sciences
Executive Director - Building Seismic Safety Council
January 2011 - March 2013

United States Department of Defense
Chief Architect - Installations and Environment Transformation
July 1974 - December 2006

United States Department of Defense
Chief Architect - Installations and Environment Transformation
July 1974 - December 2006

Department of Defense
Architect
January 1974 - January 2006

Department of Defense
Architect
January 1974 - January 2006