Professor Robert Wilton Amor

MSc, PhD


Robert has spent over 30 years working on the application of computer science research in the architecture, engineering, and construction domains.

Prior to his return to NZ in 2000 he spent 5 years in the UK developing Construction IT initiatives at the Building Research Establishment. This included the development of National and European-wide Internet-based information gateways. In NZ he has been part of the national BIM Acceleration Committee, he coordinates the CIB W78 working group on IT in Construction, and is Editor-in-Chief of the IT in Construction international journal.

Research | Current

Robert has a wide range of interests centered around information management and provision. Current applications focus on Automated Code Compliance Checking and Internet-based information systems (especially issues of interoperability across multiple services leading to large scale collaboration). Related interests are in the field of data modelling and semantic verification, data mapping and mapping verification.

He is interested in all Construction IT related projects ranging from BIM, simulation, AR/VR, project models, etc.

Teaching | Current

COMPSCI 345 / SOFTENG 350 Human Computer Interaction

COMPSCI 705 / SOFTENG 702 Advanced Human Computer Interaction

COMPSCI 289 Research Seminar in Computer Science

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Faculty Staffing Committee

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Hartmann, T., Amor, R., & East, E. W. (2017). Information model purposes in building and facility design. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 31 (6)10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000706
  • Lovreglio, R., Gonzalez, V., Amor, R., Spearpoint, M., Thomas, J., Trotter, M., & Sacks, R. (2017). The need for enhancing earthquake evacuee safety by using virtual reality serious games. Proceedings JC3, 381-390. Crete, Greece. 10.24928/JC3-2017/0058
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Vicente Gonzalez
  • Dimyadi, J., Clifton, G., Spearpoint, M., & Amor, R. (2016). Computerising regulatory knowledge for building engineering design. Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, 30 (5)10.1061/(ASCE)CP.1943-5487.0000572
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Johannes Dimyadi, Charles Clifton
  • Mc Meel, D. J., & Amor, R. (2013). Fabricate It, Paint It – And Don’t Wait up: Separating Fact from Fiction in Digitally Sponsored Fabrication. In J. Zhang, C. Sun (Eds.) Global Design and Local Materialization: 15th International Conference, CAAD Futures 2013, 149-158. Shanghai, China. 10.1007/978-3-642-38974-0_14
  • Dimyadi, J., & Amor, R. W. (2013). Regulatory Knowledge Representation for Automated Compliance Audit of BIM-based models. Paper presented at 30th International Conference on Applications of IT in the AEC Industry, Beijing, China. 9 October - 12 October 2013. Proceedings of the 30th CIB W78 International Conference.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Johannes Dimyadi
  • Lee, C., Kang, J., Wuensche, B., & Amor, R. W. (2013). myInterior: AR Supporting Interior Design. Paper presented at 30th International Conference on Applications of IT in the AEC Industry, Beijing, China. 9 October - 12 October 2013. CIB W78 2013. Related URL.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Burkhard Wuensche
  • Chen, X., Hosking, J., Grundy, J., & Amor, R. (2013). Development of Robust Traceability Benchmarks. Paper presented at 22nd Australian Software Engineering Conference (ASWEC), Melbourne, VIC. 4 June - 7 June 2013. 2013 Australasian Conference on Software Engineering (ASWEC 2013). 10.1109/ASWEC.2013.26
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Hosking
  • Bhatt, M., Borrmann, A., Amor, R., & Beetz, J. (2013). Architecture, computing, and design assistance. Automation in Construction, 32, 161-164. 10.1016/j.autcon.2013.01.001


Contact details

Office hours

Monday 9am-1pm

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 303 - Bldg 303
Level 4, Room 401
New Zealand

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