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  • Shore Road, Jordanstown Campus

    BT37 0QB Newtownabbey

    United Kingdom

  • 10 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
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Mark is a lecturer in the School of the Built Environment and is Course Director for the BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management full-time program.  He has a degree in Quantity Surveying, an MSc in Project Management from Herriot Watt University and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.Exploring the use that Building Information Modelling (BIM) packages for tracking variations, measuring quantities, preparing estimates, construction programming and any commercial aspect of BIM implementation into the construction industry has positioned Mark at the forefront of BIM training within the NI construction sector, contributing to the CIC BIM Regions events and successfully delivering numerous renditions of BIM training courses to industry including “BIM – The future of Project Information” and “BIM – Supply Chain Assessment”.  Mark has been a member of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) BIM Regions – Northern Ireland Steering Group since it’s inauguration in August 2013 and was Champion (chair) from September 2014 until the end of October 2016.  He has experience working in commercial management of civil engineering construction projects and as a consultant project manager on various building construction projects spanning 15 years.  He moved into education in 2004 and has delivered construction related courses from level 2 (14-16 year olds) up to level 7 (Masters) within the Northern Regional College and latterly within the School of the Built Environment at Ulster University.He has recently registered to undertake a research PhD on BIM implementation within NI construction sector and has jointly published a number of short papers on embedding BIM within the Higher Education taught curriculum.

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Research Output 2010 2017

  • 10 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
  • 15 Conference contribution
  • 3 Article
  • 2 Paper
  • 1 Chapter
4 Citations (Scopus)

An Analysis of Data Sharing Platforms in Multidisciplinary

Comiskey, D., McKane, M., Jaffrey, A., Wilson, P. & Mordue, S., 30 Mar 2017, In : Architectural Engineering and Design Management. 13, p. 1-18

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Information modeling
Data sharing
Knowledge transfer
Educational institutions
Business process
Open Access

Comparing Common Data Environment Platforms for Student Collaborative Working

Comiskey, D., McKane, M., Jaffrey, A. & Wilson, P., 13 May 2016, (Accepted/In press) Unknown Host Publication. Galiano Garrigos, A. & Kouider, T. (eds.). p. 213-231 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Activities 2018 2018

  • 1 Invited talk

BeIMCraft - Built Environment Information Modelling

David Comiskey (Speaker), Mark McKane (Speaker)
10 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk