Dr Dermott John James Mc Meel

Research | Current

  • EDFAB: Investigating emerging methods to design for environmental and digital constructiontechniques.  View website.

  • Digital Fieldnotes: How do mobile technologies affect collaboration?

    The project, steered by Dr Dermott McMeel and Associate Professor Robert Amor from Computer Science, develops an iPhone application to address such questions as - how is team working influenced by having access to mobile devices and additional layers of virtual information? 

Teaching | Current

  • Social, collaborative, experiential and philosophical implications of digital media
  • The influence of technology on the design/making process and the built environment
  • Locative media and the effect of mobile devices on the craft of design and construction, in both commercial and educational contexts

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Davies, K., McMeel, D. J., & Wilkinson, S. (2017). Making friends with Frankenstein: hybrid practice in BIM. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 24 (1), 78-93. 10.1108/ECAM-04-2015-0061
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Suzanne Wilkinson, Kathryn Davies
  • McMeel, D. (2016). Space to think! Territory, the architectural uncanny and space management. Digital Creativity, 27 (3), 196-213. 10.1080/14626268.2016.1188828
  • Mc Meel, D. J., & Sweet, K. (2016). Roadmap for supporting innovation in the New Zealand construction sector. Wellington, New Zealand: BRANZ. Related URL.
  • Mc Meel, D. (2015). The road ahead: Rethinking mobility for 21st century cities. Modos, 2015, 40-41.
  • Mc Meel, D. (2015). Savings from going digital. Build (150), 62-64. Related URL.
  • Davies, K., Mc Meel, D. J., & Wilkinson, S. (2015). Soft skills requirements in a BIM project team. CIB W78 Conference 2015, 108-117. Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Suzanne Wilkinson, Kathryn Davies
  • Patel, Y., McMeel, D. J. J., & Chapman, J. B. (2015). Urban prototypes: plywood architecture. Paper presented at 49th International Conference of the Architectural-Science-Association, Univ Melbourne, Melbourne Sch Design, Fac Architecture Bldg & Planning, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA. 2 December - 4 December 2015. LIVING AND LEARNING: RESEARCH FOR A BETTER BUILT ENVIRONMENT. (pp. 10).
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Yusef Patel, John Chapman
  • McMeel, D., Chapman, J., Manfredini, M., Leardini, P., Raftery, G., & Patel, Y. (2014). EDFAB: Is a digital revolution possible for the construction industry?. Conference proceedings: Academic papers, Auckland, 3-5 September 2014, 159-169. Auckland, NZ. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Manfredo Manfredini, John Chapman, Gary Raftery, Yusef Patel

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Level 4, Room 430
New Zealand

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