buildingSMART alliance Board of Direction

Board of Direction

The buildingSMART alliance® (Alliance) Board of Direction (BOD) consisting of 5 members provides vision, leadership, and operational guidance for the Alliance while ensuring effective management of resources to advance the vision of the council.


  • Advocate the Alliance's mission to industry and potential funding entities
  • Provide input to strategic direction and assist with prioritizing programs and activities
  • Develop a sustainable organization that results in programs and projects that meet the business objectives of sponsors and members
  • Develop a leadership management program
  • Develop project execution criteria
  • Provide oversight to subcommittees’ work and projects
  • Coordinate business activities and financial oversight with the Institute


Officers are elected from within the council membership through a nominations and election process, which includes nominations at-large and nominations from a Nominations Committee consisting of at least 3 members of the buildingSMART alliance council. The following members are the current officers of the Alliance:

John I. Messner, PhD., Chair
Department of Architectural Engineering
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Dennis Knight, P.E., FASHRAE, CCS, CxA, LEED AP®, Vice-Chair
Whole Building Systems, LLC
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

Craig Dubler, Ph.D., DBIA, CEFP, Secretary
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Paul Audsley, Assoc. AIA, Past Chair
Columbus, OH

Lane Beougher, Institute Board Liaison
Ohio Facilities Construction Commission
Columbus, OH

For More Information Contact

Philip Schneider, AIA
Program Director

National Institute of Building Sciences


The following documents are available as Adobe Acrobat PDFs. PDF

2015 buildingSMART alliance® Charter
2015 buildingSMART alliance® Strategic Plan
2017 Council and Committee Manual

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