Dennis Shelden, director of the Digital Building Lab, has been appointed co-lead of the Technical Room at buildingSMART International, an organization dedicated to driving the transformation of the built environment through creation and adoption of open, international standards.
As joint leader of the Technical Room, Shelden will be responsible for developing programs to align bSI’s industry data standards with the fast-moving digitization of the industry.
One of the major priorities is the development of a Technology Road Map for bSI, putting the framework in place to support greater crowdsourcing potential, he said. This will add innovation to bSI’s standards and tools and set the vision for future development that supports the overall growth strategy for bSI’s role in advancing the digital connectivity of the building industry.
About his appointment, Shelden said, “It is an honor to participate in the efforts to bring this important work – and the capabilities of the building industry – forward into the next generation of digital transformation.”
Shelden is an associate professor in the School of Architecture in the College of Design at Georgia Tech. An expert in applications of digital technology to building design, construction and operations, he has worked in professional practice, technology entrepreneurship, and academia across architectural, building engineering, and computing disciplines.
He has lectured and written widely on topics of computational applications to architecture and building industry transformation. He was Associate Professor of Practice in Design Computation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture and Planning from 2005-2016, and has taught at the University of California, Lost Angeles, IDEAS Studio and the Southern California Institute of Architecture.