John Messner and Craig Dubler appointed to buildingSMART alliance Board of Direction


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - John Messner, Charles and Elinor Matts Professor of Architectural Engineering, and Craig Dubler, Penn State Office of Physical Plant Facility Asset Management program manager and instructor of architectural engineering, have been elected to the buildingSMART alliance (bSa) Board of Direction (BOD).

The buildingSMART alliance is a council within the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). It provides construction industry leadership and support for the development, standardization and integration of building information modeling (BIM) technologies to support the full automation of the entire life cycle of buildings.

Additionally, Messner and Dubler have had multiple sections of work adopted into the National BIM Standard-United States. According to the National BIM Standard-United States, it provides consensus-based standards through referencing existing standards, documenting information exchanges and delivering best business practices for the entire built environment. During the past five years, their work has been featured in the BIM Project Execution Planning Guide, the BIM Planning Guide for Facility Owners and The Uses of BIM.

The board of directors consists of five members who strive to fulfill buildingSMART alliance’s goal of vision, leadership and operational guidance while ensuring effective management of resources to further advance the vision of the council.

Officer elections are conducted from within the council membership through a series of nominations and an election process, including nominations at-large and from a nominations committee consisting a minimum of three members from the buildingSMART alliance council.

Messner is serving as the chair of the buildingSMART alliance Board of Direction and Dubler is serving as the board’s secretary. 


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