Research Output per year
David Comiskey is a Senior Lecturer within the Belfast School of Architecture and the Built Environment. He holds a first class honours degree in Architectural Technology and Management from Ulster University and an MSc (Distinction) in BIM and Integrated Design from the University of Salford, receiving the Autodesk Award for Best Dissertation. David is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Chartered Architectural Technologist (MCIAT) and a Chartered Construction Manager, admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (FCIOB) in 2020. His achievements including being awarded the Distinguished Teaching Fellowship from Ulster University on two occasions as well as twice receiving recognition at the Northern Ireland innovation in eLearning awards. He has been recognised at both national and international level, awarded a National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy in 2017 and shortlisted as one of three finalists in the 2018 International Chartered Architectural Technologist of the Year Awards. Other notable achievements include David’s invitation to sit on the review panel for the current QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for Architectural Technology. David is a current external examiner at Technological University Dublin as well as previously being external examiner at Waterford Institute of Technology.
David has broad research interests in the areas of technology enhanced learning, Building Information Modelling (BIM) and the digital transformation of the built environment sector, and he is currently reading for a PhD in the latter. His current research relating to BIM and digital technology integration has provided an opportunity to visit numerous cities such as Toronto, Vancouver and Dubai and visit prestigious research institutions such as the BIM TOPiCS Lab at the University of British Columbia. David has presented his research internationally at a range of conferences and sat on numerous conference and scientific committees. He has secured funding grants for his research and delivered consultancy training to industry in addition to acting as a reviewer for international journals. As a supervisor, David has mentored students to publish their research on the digital transformation of the built environment at peer reviewed international conferences. In addition, two of the students he has supervised have gained recognition on an international stage, recognised at the prestigious Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) AT Awards.
Outside of the University, David sits as a member on the Northern Ireland BIM Region and Digital Transformation Group and has been a member of the Northern Ireland CIAT Committee since 2009, holding the role of Northern Ireland CPD Officer for over 5 years. He currently sits on the national Special Issues Taskforce for CIAT and is a professional interview assessor as well as an accreditation review panel member.
Higher Education Academy
Master, University of Salford
Member of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce, Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists17 Sep 2020 → …
Ambassador for the Architects Benevolent Society1 Mar 2020 → …
Member of Construction Subject Advisory Group 2019 - 2021, Northern Ireland Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA)28 May 2019 → 31 Dec 2021
External Examiner Technological University Dublin, Technological University Dublin1 Sep 2017 → 1 Sep 2020
Special Issues Taskforce, Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists11 Feb 2016 → …
External Examiner, Waterford Institute of Technology1 Sep 2015 → 1 Jun 2019
Professional Interview Assessor, Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists1 Jan 2013 → …
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution
Changing attitudes towards the mental wellbeing of early career Architectural Technology professionalsComiskey, D., 1 Jun 2020, In : Architectural Technology Journal . 134, p. 16-17 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article
Changing attitudes towards the mental wellbeing of early career Architectural Technology professionals: Background and guidance for employers, industry professionals, academics and studentsComiskey, D., 14 May 2020, 31 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report
Comiskey, David (Recipient), 1 Jul 2017
Comiskey, David (Recipient), 14 Sep 2018
Prize: Other distinction
Activities per year
David Comiskey (Examiner)
1 Media contribution
Press/Media: Expert Comment
1 item of Media coverage
1 item of Media coverage