Deke Smith has a long and prestigious history in the private and public sector for spatial information. He is the founder and current chair of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) Facility Information Council, home of the US National Computer Aided Design (CAD) Standard and the evolving National Building Information Model (BIM) Standard. He participated in the beginnings of the NIBS Construction Criteria Base (now the Whole Building Design Guide) and 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.
In the 1990s, Smith was the U.S. representative for facility-related CAD to the International Standards Organization (ISO). He was a winner of the Federal 100 award and is the 2006 CAD Society Leadership award winner. He is a registered architect in Virginia and has worked as a surveyor, assistant field engineer, facility designer, cost engineer, value engineer, life-cycle cost analyst, deputy CIO, and was the chief information technology (IT) architect for the DoD Business Transformation Agency’s modernization effort for installations and environmental issues before his retirement after 30 years with the DoD.
As a senior analsyt with Cyon Research, Deke Smith is focused on AEC market, particularly in the areas of interoperability, BIM, spatial, government, and infrastructure.