Prof Lalith 
PROF. LALITH DE SILVA
BSc. (BE), MSc. Arch (Moratuwa), RIBA, FIA (SL),
Dean, Faculty of Architecture
Professor in Built Environment
Department of Building Economics,
Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka

Academic Qualifications

  • M.Sc. in Architecture, University of Moratuwa
  • Post Graduate Certificate, James Cook University, Australia
  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Built Environment, University of Moratuwa

Professional Qualifications

  • RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects)
  • Fellow Member of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA).

Professional Activities

  • Dean, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
  • Principal Architect / Proprietor of Habitat Chartered Architects & Engineers, Sri Lanka
  • Vice President of Organization of Professional Associations (OPA) Sri Lanka (2007-2008)
  • President Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) (2003-2005)
  • Member of Board of Management of Central Environment Authority (2010-2014)
  • Member of the Board of Management of Urban Development Authority (2006-2009)
  • Chairman of Architects Registration Board (ARB) (2007-2009)

Subject Areas

Conducts lectures on Building Design & Construction, Design Appreciation, Development Law for undergraduate level in the Department of Building Economics.

Research Interests

  • Green Buildings
  • Occupants’ Productivity
  • Water Management
  • Sustainable / Green Construction
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement
  • Property Development

Publications : Journals (Refereed)

1 Waidyasekara K.G.A.S, De Silva M.L and Rameezdeen, R (2014). “Industry stakeholder perceptions on water management in construction Industry in Sri Lanka : Preliminary survey”, Journal of Institute of Contractors Training and Development (ICTAD), November, Vol XII, pp 63-73
2 Pabasara Upalakshi Wijeratne, Kanchana Perera, Lalith De Silva, (2014). “Identification and assessment of risks in maintenance operations”, Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 4(4).
3 De Silva, M.L., (2009).“Forecasting of Cost Escalations in Post Disaster Construction with Special Reference to Tsunami Reconstruction in Sri Lanka”.Built Environment Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Institute of Architects.
4 De Silva L., (2005). “Re-housing of Tsunami Victims”.The Journal of Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, 106(February).

Publications : Conference Papers

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Priyalal, W.G.S.S., De Silva, M.Land P.A.D. Rajini, (2015). “A    Study    on    Water    Management    Strategies    Practiced    in Healthcare Facilities in Sri Lanka”.6thInternational Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2015, 11th-13thDecember 2015, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 138-145.

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Mallawaarachchi, H., De Silva, M. L. and Rameezdeen, R., (2015). “Indoor Environmental Quality And Occupants’ Productivity: Green Certified Office Buildings In Sri Lanka”.InProceedingsofthe CIOB World Construction Symposium 2015, organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, June 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

7 Waidyasekara K.G.A.S, De Silva M.L and Rameezdeen, R (2014), “A critical review of water studies in construction industry”, The 3rd world International Conference on Sustainability and development in Built environment: The way forward, pp. 01-12 ,20th to 22nd June , Colombo, Sri Lanka
8 De Silva, L., Mallawaarachchi, H. & Fernando, I. (2014). “Project management framework for active energy saving projects: optimizing life cycle energy cost of high-rise buildings in Sri Lanka”. National Energy Symposium 2014, organized bySri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority on 21st November 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
9 Mallawaarachchi, H., De Silva L., &Rameezdeen R. (2014).“Differentiating green buildings from conventional buildings”. In Proceedings of theCIOB World Construction Conference 2014, organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 20th-22nd June 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
10 Mallawaarachchi B.H., De Silva L., &Rameezdeen R. (2013). “Potential design implications of indoor environment quality improvements in green buildings”.4th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2013, organized by University of Peradeniya, University of Moratuwa and University of Ruhuna on13th, 14th &15th December 2013, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
11 Waidyasekara K.G.A.S., De Silva M.L. and Rameezdeen, R., (2013).“Comparative Study of Green Building Rating Systems: In Terms of Water Efficiency and Conservation”.International Conference on Socio-economic sustainability in construction: practice, policy and research, pp. 108-117, Colombo, Sri Lanka, June, 2013
12 Mallawaarachchi B.H., De Silva L. and Rameezdeen R., (2013). “Importance of Occupants’ Expectations for Acceptance of Green Buildings: A Literature Review”.In Proceedings of the World Construction Symposium, June 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
13 Mallawaarachchi, H., De Silva L. and Rameezdeen R., (2013). “Green Buildings, Resilience Ability and the Challenge of Disaster Risk”.The International Conference on Building Resilience, September 2013, Ahungalla, Sri Lanka.
14 Waidyasekara K.G.A.S., De Silva M.L and Rameezdeen, R., (2012).“Importance of Water as a Construction Commodity”.Young water professional symposium, Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, November 2013.
15 Waidyasekara K.G.A.S, De Silva M.L and Rameezdeen, R., (2012).“Value of Sustainable Use of Water in Construction Industry”.2nd International conference on Sustainable Built environment, Kandy, Sri Lanka, December 2012.
16 Mallawaarachchi, B.H., De Silva, L., Rameezdeen, R. and Chandrathilaka, S.R., (2012). “Green Building Concept to Facilitate High Quality Indoor Environment for Building Occupants in Sri Lanka”. In Proceedings of the World Construction Symposium, 2012, (pp. 237-246). Colombo, Sri Lanka.
17 Wijeratne, W.M.P.U., Perera B.A.K.S. and De Silva M.L., (2012). “Risks and Risk Assessment Methods in Industrial Maintenance in Sri Lanka”. In: S. Senaratne and Y. G. Sandanayake, eds. World Construction Conference 2012: Global Challenges in Construction Industry, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 407- 416. 
18 Kanagarathnam, H., De Silva, M.L. and Chandanie, H., (2011).“Quality Assurance of Low Cost Building Constructions”. In the Proceedings of the 15th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Conference, Jointly organized by Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (IQSSL), Sri Lanka and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 25th and 26th July 2011 at Cinnamon Grand, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
19 Chandanie, H., De Silva, M. L. and Pathirage, C., (2010).“Corruption in Sri Lankan Construction Industry”.CIB 2010 World Congress, 10th – 13th May 2010 at the Lowry, Salford Quays, UK.
20 Ranatunga, R.P.M., De Silva, M. L. and Chandanie, H., (2010).“Stakeholder Management in Relocation and Reconstruction of Public School Buildings Affected by Tsunami Disaster”.The International Research Conference on Sustainability in Built Environment, Jointly organized by Commonwealth Association of Surveyors and Land Economy (CASLE), UK and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 18th - 19th June 2010 at Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka. pp. 208 - 217.  
21 De Silva, M. L., (2009).“Business Rehabilitation of Tsunami Affected Entrepreneurs”.The 3rd Research Conference of the Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU), 17th December 2009 at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. (Abstract only).
22 Chandanie, H. and De Silva, M.L., (2009).“Corruption in Sri Lankan construction industry”. fm symposium* 09, Value Addition of FM and QS to Economic Development, 11th June 2009 at BMICH, Sri Lanka.
23 Chandanie, H. and De Silva, M.L., (2009), “Corruption and Future of Sri Lankan construction industry”.Third Research Conference of the Faculty of Architecture Research Unit [FARU], 17th December 2009 at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
24 De Silva, M.L., (2007).“Effects on Natural Disasters on Construction Cost Escalation”.Conference on Emergency World, UNESCO, PARIS.
25 De Silva L., (2006).“Effects of Natural Disasters on Consideration Cost”. Proceedings of Conference International Architects de I’ urgence, UNESCO – Paris.
26 Perera, R.S., Karunasena G.I. and De Silva L., (2004).“Development of Value Management Based IT Procurement Model for Construction Organizations”. Proceeding of International Conference on Construction Information Technology, 17th – 21st February 2004, Langkawi, Malaysia.
27 Perera, R.S., De Silva L. and Karunasena G.I., (2003).“Application of Value Management Concepts for Successful IT Procurement for Construction Organisations”. Proceeding of 3rd International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 3rd

Publications : Others

28 De Silva, M. L., (2009). “Informal Construction Sector and its Effect on the Construction Industry of Sri Lanka”. The 65th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Advancement of Science. December 2009.  Colombo. (Abstract only)
29 De Silva, M. L., (2009).“Scarcity of River Sand and Common Alternatives in Sri Lanka Context with Reference to Cost Justification”. The 65th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Advancement of Science. December 2009.  Colombo. (Abstract only).
30 De Silva,M.L., (2003).“Application of Value Management Concepts for Successful IT Procurement for Construction Organizations”. In proceedings of the Joint International Symposium of CIB Working Commission’, Singapore 22-24 October 2003.

Awards

  • SLIA Design Award 2011 - Merit Award from Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) in recognition of the work "The University Student Centre and Canteen | Moratuwa University"

Consultancy and Services Outside University

  • NationaWater Suppland DrainagBoard Head  Office Master Plan and Refurbishment of existing Projects
  • Proposed five Storied Office Building for Commission to Investigate Allegation of Bribery or Corruption at No.336, Malalasekara Mawatha, Colombo 07 – on going 2011-2014
  • Jaffna University Master Plan Development Project
  • Jaffna University Township Plan Development Project
  • Negombo Lagoon Development Plan Project
  • Central Environmental Authority – Member of Bard of Directors – Technical AdvisorBoard of National Physical Planning Department

 

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CH.QS. PROF. (MRS.) KANCHANA PERERA                 
MPhil, BSc (QS) (Hons.), FIQSSL, FAIQS, FRICS, ICEECA
Professor in Quantity Surveying
Department of Building Economics,
Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka

Academic Qualifications

  • M.Phil in Building Economic, University of Moratuwa
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Quantity Surveying, University of Moratuwa 

Professional Qualification

  • Fellow member of Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Sri Lanka (FIQSSL)
  • Fellow member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (FAIQS)
  • Fellow member of Royal Institute of Charted Surveyors (FRICS)
  • Member of Internatioal Cost Engineering Council (ICECA)

Teaching Interests

Measurement, Construction Procument Methods, Pre-contract Management, Bidding, Pricing and Risk Management.

Research Interests

  • Risk Management
  • Procurement
  • Property Development
  • QuantitSurveying Education
  • Statutory Requirements for Building Construction
  • Sustainability
  • Green Building and Construction Delays

Additional Activities and Positions of Responsibilities Assignment by University of Moratuwa

  • Chief Students Counselor, University of Moratuwa, January 2015 onwards
  • Acting Director - Undergraduate Studies Division, Faculty of Architecture, March 2015- June. 2015 and September to November 2016
  • Director -Undergraduate Studies Division, Faculty of Architecture, March 2012 - May 2015
  • Acting Director - Undergraduate Studies Division, Faculty of Architecture, Sep.2011- Dec. 2011
  • Students Counselor, Faculty of Architecture, 2010 onwards
  • Member-Curriculum Evaluation and Development Unit ,Faculty of Architecture, 2008-2010.
  • Member- Inauguration Committee , Faculty of Architecture, 2009-2011.
  • Undergraduate Coordinator – Department of Building Economics, 2003 - 2006.
  • Chairman- Curriculum Evaluation and Development Unit, Department of Building Economics,  2011  -2014
  • Training Coordinator- Department of Building Economics, 2003 - 2004.
  • Senior Treasurer Building Economics Students Society, 2011 onwards.

Professional Activities

  • Council Member, Institute of Quantity Surveying Surveyors Sri Lanka, 2005-todate:
  • Chairperson of Board of Quantity Surveying Education of the Institute of Quantity
  • Chairperson of Board of Quantity Surveying Publication of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka from January 2012 -2014.
  • Deputy Treasurer of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka from June 2005 – September 2006 and from November 2010 - January 2012.
  • Member, Board of Management, Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka, 2005-january 2012:
  • Member, Board of Education, Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka, 2005-2007 and 2012 January - to date.
  • Member, Board of Professional Affairs, Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka, 2009-2011:
  • APC and ATC Assessor of IQSSL from 2009-to date.
  • Member of Committee for Validation of National Competency Standards at NVQ levels in construction technology organised by National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority since May 2010 to date.
  • Member of National Industrial Training Advisory Committee of National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority since May 2010 to date.
  • Member of Committee for Preparation of Standard Method of Measurement for Civil Engineering Works Sri Lanka (CESMM- SL) formed by Institute for Construction Training and Development (ICTAD) since January 2011 to date.
  • Member of Committee for Preparation of Standard Method of Measurement for Building Works Sri Lanka (SLS 573) formed by Sri Lanka Standards Institution ( SLSI) since November  2015 to date.
  • Visiting Lecturer, Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka, 2012 onwards (IQSSL Charter Classes and ATC Classes).
  • Visiting    Lecturer, College of Quantity Surveying, Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka, 2004 onwards (IQSSL Professional Examinations).
  • Visiting Lecturer, Centre for Housing Planning and Building(CHPB), the professional training body attached to the Institute for Construction Training and Development (ICTAD),  from 2005 to 2009.
  • Active Citizan Facilitator recognized and trained by British Council.
  • Committee member of Sri Lanka Division of International Chapter of Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors ( AIQS) since August 2015
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)and Education coordinator of Sri Lanka Division of International Chapter of Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) since August 2015
  • Assessor of Sri Lanka Division of International Chapter of AIQS for Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) to elevate members to corporate members of Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS), since August 2015. 

Research Publications : Journal Papers

Hettige, N.C., Perera, B.A.K.S., & Mallawaarachchi, H. (2017). A Framework for Adopting Green Leasing in Developing Countries: The Case of Sri Lanka,Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 7(4).

Charith Kaushal Fernando, Hosseini, M. R., Zavadskas, E.K., Perera, B.A.K.S. and Rameezdeen, R. (2017).  Managing the Financial Risks affecting Construction Contractors: Implementing Hedging in Sri Lanka, International Journal of Strategic Property Management, 21 (2).212-224

Rodrigo, M.N.N and Perera, B A K S ( 2017 ) Criteria for Selecting Nominated Subcontractors in Commercial Building Construction, Built Environment Journal 14(1)   39-47. UiTM Press, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia,  ISSN: 1675-5022

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Ekanayake, E.M.K., & Perera, B.A.K.S., (2016). Appropriate delay analysis techniques to analyse delays in road construction projects in Sri Lanka. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 6(5).

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Perera, B.A.K.S., Illankoon, I.M.C.S., & Perera, W.A.N. (2016). Determinants of operational and maintenance costs of condominiums. Built-Environment Sri Lanka, 12(1), 24–42. doi: http://doi.org/10.4038/besl.v12i1.7613.

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Perera, B.A.K.S., Ahamed M.H.S., Rameezdeen, A.R., Chileshe, N., & Hosseini, M. R. (2016). Provision of facilities management services in Sri Lankan commercial organisations: Is in-house involvement necessary? Facilities, 34(7/8), 394 – 412.

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Sumanarathna D.M.G.A.N.M., & Perera, B.A.K.S., (2016) Suitability of Government Bid Evaluation Procedure for Building Projects in Sri Lanka. CIDA Journal Vol. : XIV, December  2016,  ISSN : 2012 – 8509

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Perera, B. A. K. S., Rameezdeen, R., Chileshe, N., & Hosseini, M. R. (2014). Enhancing the effectiveness of risk management practices in Sri Lankan road construction projects: A Delphi approach. International Journal of Construction management, 14(1).

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Rodrigo, M.N.N., & Perera, B.A.K.S. (2017). Management of Nominated Subcontractors in the Construction of Commercial Buildings in Sri Lanka, Bhoomi the Planning Research Journal.

Sudeha, H.M.C.K., & Perera, B.A.K.S. (2014). Framework to Select the Most Suitable Delay Analysis Technique for Building Construction through a Consideration of Utility Factors, Bhoomi the Planning Research Journal, 3(2).

Wijeratne, P.U., Perera, B.A.K.S., & Silva, L.D. (2014). Identification and assessment of risks in maintenance operations. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 4(4).

Pereara, B.A.K.S., Dhanasinghe, I., & Rameezdeen, R. (2009). Risk Management in Road Construction: The Case of Sri Lanka. International Journal of Strategic Property Management,13(2).

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Perera B.A.K.S., Rathnayake R.M.C.K., & Rameezdeen, R. (2008). Use of Insurance in Managing Construction Risks: Evaluation of Contractors’ all Risks (CAR) Insurance Policy. Journal of Built Environment Sri Lanka, 8(2).

Publications : Conference Papers

Fernando, W.N.L., Perera, B.A.K.S. & Rodrigo, M.N.N. (2017). Introduction of a Systematic Process for Building Control in Sri Lanka. In Proceedings of 6th World Construction Symposium - What’s New and What’s Next in the Built Environment Sustainable Agenda? (pp.254-262). Colombo, Sri Lanka: Ceylon Institute of Builders.

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De Silva, G.D.R., Perera, B.A.K.S. & Rodrigo, M.N.N. (2017). Embracing Adaptive Reuse of Buildings: The Case of Sri Lanka. In Proceedings of 6th World Construction Symposium - What’s New and What’s Next in the Built Environment Sustainable Agenda? (pp.178-187). Colombo, Sri Lanka: Ceylon Institute of Builders. 

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Rodrigo, G.A., Perera, B.A.K.S. & Rodrigo, M.N.N. (2017). Thermal Comfort in Air Conditioned Office Environments in Colombo, Sri Lanka. In ERU Symposium 2017 co-hosted with MERCon 2017(pp 82). Moratuwa: Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.- Abstract only

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N.M. Chandrasekara, B.A.K.S. Perera, & S.C. Vithanage  (2017). Energy Saving Options for Large Scale Garment Factories in the Apparel Manufacturing Sector. In ERU Symposium 2017 co-hosted with MERCon 2017(pp 82). Moratuwa: Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.- Abstract only

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De Silva, D.,&  Perera, B.A.K.S. (2016). Barriers and Challenges of Adaptive Reuse of Buildings published in proceedings of Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka annual technical sessions 2016- “Social responsibility of Young Quantity surveyors” (pp. 12-16 )  Colombo, Sri Lanka: Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka

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Aluthwela, A.,&  Perera, B.A.K.S. (2016). Characteristics of Quantity surveying Firms and their Impact on Performance published in proceedings of Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka annual technical sessions 2016- “Social responsibility of Young Quantity surveyors” (pp. 12-16 )  Colombo, Sri Lanka: Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka

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Gunasekara, R.G.D.H., Perera, B.A.K.S. & Rodrigo, M.N.N. (2016). Criteria to be used in determining project duration of road rehabilitation projects in Sri Lanka, published in the   proceedings of the 9th FARU International Research Symposium 2016 - “Building the Future – Sustainable and resilient built environments. (pp. 341-353 ) Colombo, Sri Lanka: Faculty of Architecture Research Unit. 

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Anuruddhika, M.M.C., Perera, B.A.K.S., & Rodrigo, M.N.N. (2016). Management of Delays in Design and Build projects undertaken in Sri Lanka  published in the proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction, (pp.191-198). Kandy: Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka: IIIRR. 

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Akalanka, R.A.D.K., Perera, B.A.K.S., & Manjula, N.H.C. (2016). Saving Energy in Office Buildings without Compromising their Indoor Environmental Quality published in the  proceedings of the 5th World Construction Symposium 2016, (pp.439-447). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders.

Sethuraman, V., Perera, B. A. K. S., & Sumanarathna, D. M. G. A. N. M. (2016). Factors influencing procurement adoption in construction: Building vs. infrastructure projects published in the proceedings of 2nd international MERcon 2016: Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (pp. 210 - 215). Moratuwa: Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. ( ISBN: 978-1-5090-0644-1)

Rodrigo, M.N.N., & Perera, B. A. K. S. (2016). Selection of Nominated Subcontractors in Commercial Building Construction in Sri Lanka  published in the proceedings of 2nd international MERcon 2016: Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (pp. 277 - 282 ). Moratuwa: Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. (ISBN:978-1-5090-0644-1)

Gayathri, L., Perera, B.A.K.S., & Sumanarathna, D.M.G.A.N.M. (2016). Factors Affecting the Indoor Environmental Quality in Sri Lanka: Green vs Conventional Hotel Buildings. published in the proceedings of the 5th World Construction Symposium 2016 (pp.210-220). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders.

Hettige, N.C., Perera, B.A.K.S., & Mallawaarachchi, H. (2016). Adoptability of Green Lease in Developing Countries: The Case of Sri Lanka  published in the proceedings of the 5th World Construction Symposium 2016  (pp.44-52). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders. 

Liyanage , B.N., Perera, B. A. K. S., Sumanarathna, D.M.G.A.N.M. & Seneviratne, L. D. I. P. (2016). Stakeholder Management of the Impact of Design Changes on the Time, Cost and Quality Targets of Building Projects in Sri Lanka published in the proceedings of the 2016 PAQS Congress in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Sivakumaran, S., Perera, B.A.K.S. & Perera, K.T.P.K (2015) Construction Management as a Suitable Procurement Method for Hotel Building Construction in Sri Lanka published in the proceedings of the 19th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress 2015, Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors, Japan.

Arumugam, S., Perera, B. A. K. S., & Sumanarathna, D. M. G. A. N. M. (2015). Transaction costs of green office building construction in Sri Lanka published in the proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU) on making built environment responsive (pp. 78-91). Colombo: Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

Ekanayake, E. M. K., & Perera B. A. K. S. (2015). Suitability of criteria for selecting a delay analysis technique suitable to analyse delays in road construction projects in Sri Lanka published in the Proceedings of the 4th World Construction Symposium 2015, (pp. 449-457). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders.

Jayaweera, S. C., Perera, B. A. K. S., & Jayasinghe S. J. A. R. S. (2015). Applicability of ICTAD price fluctuation formula for government funded intelligent building projects published in the proceedings of the 4th World Construction Symposium 2015, (pp. 99-108). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders.

Luxman, A., & Perera, B. A. K. S. (2015). A system for implementing resettlement housing projects in the northern province of Sri Lanka published in the  Proceedings of the 4th World Construction Symposium 2015 (pp. 76-89). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders.

Perera B. A. K. S.  and  Sumanarathna, D. M. G. A. N. M  (2015). Necessity of Upgrading Government Bid Evaluation Procedure of Sri Lanka published In Proceedings of SLQS Qatar- Annual Get together 2015 drivers to Excellence for Qatar Vision  (pp. 27-29 )  

Sumanarathna, D. M. G. A. N. M., & Perera B. A. K. S. (2015). Suitability of government bid evaluation procedure for building projects in Sri Lanka published in the proceedings of the 4th World Construction Symposium 2015 (pp. 458-468). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders.

Vinoba, K., Perera, B. A. K. S., & Jayasinghe, S. J. A. R. S. (2015). Consideration of running costs: Conventional buildings vs green buildings published in the proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU) on making built environment responsive (pp. 92-104). Colombo: Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

Sivakumaran, S., Perera, B.A.K.S. & Perera, K.T.P.K.  (2014). Suitability of Construction Management as a Procurement Method for the Construction of Hotels in Sri Lanka  published in the proceedings of the 7th FARU International Research Symposium - Practice Based Research: Exploring Built Environment Through Evidence (pp. 07-17). Galle, Sri Lanka: Faculty of Architecture Research Unit.

Gamage, I. S., Perera, B. A., & Perera, K. T. (2014). Current Approaches for Bid/No Bid Decision Making by the Contracting Organisations in Sri Lanka published in the  proceedings of the 7th FARU International Research Symposium - Practice Based Research: Exploring Built Environment Through Evidence, (pp. 68-88). Galle, Sri Lanka: Faculty of Architecture Research Unit.

Kamalanathan, N., Perera, B. K. A. S., & Ranadewa, K.A.T.O. (2014). Project risk management by small-scale contractors in Sri Lankan building construction published in the  proceedings of the 3rd World Construction Symposium, Sustainability and Development in Built Environment: The Way Forward, (pp. 490-502). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders, Sri Lanka.

Kularathna M.A.R.N., Perera, B.A.K.S., Gunarathna, M.A.C.L., & Seneviratne, L.D.I.P. (2014). Possibilities of Use of NRM2 in the Sri Lankan construction Industry published in the  proceedings of the 18th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress 2014, (pp.7-10). Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors, Hong Kong

Rasanthi, H. L. S., Disaratna, P. A. P. V. D. S., Perera B. A. K. S., & Perera K. T. P. K. (2014). Risk of using bidding strategies for a contractor published in the proceedings of the 3rd World Construction Symposium, Sustainability and Development in Built Environment: The Way Forward (pp. 490-502). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders, Sri Lanka.

Sarathchandra, M. A. N. M., Perera, B. A. K. S., & Navarathna, R. A. G. (2014). Implications of insufficient awareness of statutory requirements for building construction on consultant team of building construction projects published in the proceedings of the 3rd World Construction Symposium, Sustainability and Development in Built Environment: The Way Forward (pp. 294-306). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders, Sri Lanka.

Yogeshwaran, G., Perera, B. A., & Perera, K. T. (2014). Competencies Expected of Graduate Quantity Surveyors  by the Sri Lankan Construction Industry published in the proceedings of the 7th FARU International Research Symposium - Practice Based Research: Exploring Built Environment Through Evidence(pp. 18-32). Galle, Sri Lanka: Faculty of Architecture Research Unit.

Meegahakotuwa, M.G.A.L.I.B., Perera, B.A.K.S. and Illankoon, I.M.C.S. (2013). The effects of globalization on multi- disciplinary consultancy firms in Sri Lanka published in the proceedings of 7th FARU international symposium on Envisaging Built Environments: planning, designing and built environment (pp264-281)

Perera, B. A. K. S., Rameezdeen, R., Chileshe, N., & Hosseini, M. R. (2013). Allocation of Risks to Parties Involved in Sri Lankan Road Construction Projects: A Delphi Study published in the proceedings of the International Conference on Safety, Construction Engineering and Project Management on Issues, Challenges and Opportunities in Developing Countries (pp.204-209)

Sudeha, H.M.C.K., Perera, B.A.K.S., & Illankoon, I.M.C.S. (2013). Utility factors affecting for selecting delay analysis technique published in the proceedings of the Second World Construction Symposium on Planning, designing and building for tomorrow.(pp. 473-482).

Ahamed, M.H.S., Perera, B.A.K.S., & Illankoon, I.M.C.S. (2013). In house versus outsourcing Facilities Management; a framework for value added selection in Sri Lankan commercial buildings published in the proceedings of the Second World Construction Symposium on Planning, designing and building for tomorrow, (pp. 298-306).

Britto, A.D., Perera, B.A.K.S. and Illankoon, I.M.C.S. (2013). Factors affecting the accuracy of pre- tender estimation of road construction in Sri Lanka published in the proceedings of the 7th FARU international symposium on Envisaging Built Environments: planning, designing and built environment,(pp.243-254).

Fernando, W.C.K., & Perera, B.A.K.S. (2012). Hedging as a tool to manage the financial risk of construction contractors of Sri Lanka published in the  proceedings of the 16th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress. Brunei

Wanigasinghe, P. C., Parera B. A. K. S., & Wijeratne W. M. P. U. (2012). Risk Management in Electrical Distribution System in Sri Lankan Hotel Industry published in the proceedings of the World Construction Conference 2012: Global Challenges in Construction Industry (pp 375- 385).

Wijeratne, W. M. P. U., Perera B. A. K. S., & De Silva, M. L. (2012). Risks and risk assessment methods in industrial maintenance in Sri Lanka published in the proceedings of the World Construction Conference 2012: Global Challenges in Construction Industry, (pp.407- 416).

Kulendran, K., Perera, K., & Jayasuriya, S. (2011), The Challenges and Future of the Condominium Development Sector in Sri Lanka published in the  proceedings of the 15th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress on Cost management in a world emerging from adversity, (pp 189-196)

Danasinghe, I., &  Perera, B.A.K.S. (2008), Risk Allocation of Road Projects in Sri Lanka Published in the  proceedings of the CIB W89: International Conference in Building Education and Research- BEAR

Seneviratne, L.D.I.P., Perera, B.A.K.S., & Yapa, B.S. (2008). Assessment of Demand and Supply of Quantity Surveying Professionals to the Sri Lankan Construction Industry published in the proceedings of the CIB W89: International Conference in Building Education and Research – BEAR,

Perera, B.A.K.S., & Kuganesan, H., (2008). Construction Project Risks: Further Consideration of Contractors Pricing in Sri Lanka published in the proceedings of the International Research Conference on Management and Finance – IRCMF 2008 (pp291-300)

Perera, B.A.K.S., & Rameezdeen, R. (2008). Risk Identification and Risk Handling in Road Construction Projects in Sri Lanka published in the proceedings of the Second FARU Research Conference 2008 on Built environments and Its Futures (pp 29)

Perera, B.A.K.S., & Mendis, A.V.D. (2007). Decision to Invest in Housing Projects published in the proceedingsof the International Research Conference on Knowledge for Growth and Development– IRCKGD2007

Perera, B.A.K.S., & Parthipan, V. (2007). Organizational Strengths To Undertake Massive Construction Contracts published in the proceedings of the Faculty of Architecture Research Symposium 2007.

Perera, B.A.K.S., Hemajith, S.D.M., Amaratunga, D., & Ginige, K.N. (2007). Quantity Surveyor as the Technical Appraiser in the Sri Lankan Financial Industry published in the proceedings of the Built Environment Education Annual Conference (BEECON 2007), University of Westminster, Central London.

 

Magazine Articles

Rodrigo, M.N.N. & Perera, B.A.K.S. (2017, July). Subcontracting Practices in Different Countries. Construction Today, 1, 58-59. - Magazine Article 

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Alutwela, A.L., & Perera, B.A.K.S. (2016). The Future Direction of the Quantity Surveying Profession. In Proceedings of SLQS Qatar- Annual Get together 2016 - Persistence Never Fails (pp. 33-34), Qatar. 

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Perera B. A. K. S.  and Sumanarathna, D. M. G. A. N. M., (2015). Necessity of Upgrading Government Bid Evaluation Procedure of Sri Lanka In Proceedings of SLQS Qatar- Annual Get together 2015 – SLQS Drivrs to excellence for Quatar vision  (pp. 27-29), Qatar. 

Awards Received

Research Excellence Award presented by the University of Moratuwa for outstanding research performance with distinction for the 3 year period ending on 31st December, 2015.

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 Research Excellence Award presented by the University of Moratuwa for outstanding research performance with distinction for the 3 year period ending on 31st December, 2014.

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Research Excellence Award presented by the University of Moratuwa for outstanding research performance for the 3 year period ending on 31st December, 2013.

Best paper Award at the CIB W89 International Conference on “Building Education and Research (BEAR 2008),” co-authored with Seneviratne, L.D.I.P and Yapa, B.S. and titled "Assessment of the Demand and Supply of Quantity Surveying Professionals to the Sri Lankan Construction Industry," held at Heritance, Kandalama, Sri Lanka, from 11th -15th  February, 2008.

CPD, Seminars and Workshop Conducted for the Development of the Construction Industry

Served as a resource person at Skills Upgrading Training Program for the Vocational Training Instructors on Quantity Surveying organized by Advanced Construction Training Academy on Introduction to Quantity Surveying, Preparation of BOQ Using SLS 573 and Girth Calculations from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm on Monday, 29th May 2017 at Training Institute for Technical professionals (TITP), no 557, Olcott Mawatha, Colombo 10, for Vocational Training Instructors on Quantity Surveying.

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Served as a resource person at the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme on “QS Role with Evolving Methods of BOQ Preparation and It’s Survival with BIM “conducted for the members of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (IQSSL) and organized by IQSSL on 8th March , 2017.

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Served as a resource person at the BEMRU Workshop on Advancement in Academic Career and Enhancing Research on the theme of “Ultimate goal of being an Academic” conducted for the academic staff members of the department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa on 20th December, 2016 at Board Room, Faculty of Architecture.

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Served as a resource person at the  Continuing  Professional Development (CPD) Programme on “Questions and answers session – Frequently asked questions (FAQ) in Measurement, Claims and standard Bidding document: ICTAD/SBD/)02 “ conducted for the members of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka( IQSSL) and organized by IQSSL on 14th  December , 2016.

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Served as a resource person at the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme organized by Sri Lanka Division of International Chapter of Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) on the theme ‘BOQ preparation for Civil Engineering Works’ on 21st November 2016 at the Auditorium of the Organization of Professional Association of Sri Lanka, Colombo. 

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Served as a resource person at the  seminar on “Preparation of BOQ and Pricing a: For Valuation Department”  organized by the Valuation Department  on 1st of  October, 2016 at the Auditorium, the Sri Lanka National Museum Colombo.

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Served as a resource person at the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme organized by Sri Lanka Division of International Chapter of Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) on the theme ‘Use of Standard Method of Measurement for Building Works’ on 29th September 2016 at the Auditorium of the Organization of Professional Association of Sri Lanka, Colombo. 

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Served as a resource person of the Awareness Programme conducted for engineers, architects & technological officers in the Ministry of Education on the “Preparation BOQs using the Standard Method of Measurement based on SLS 573” organized by the Construction Industry Development Authority at the Savsiripaya Auditorium, Colombo, Sri Lanka on  24th June, 2016.

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Delivered the guest lecture for Level 4 undergraduates on “How to Become a Chartered QS”,  organized by the Department of Building Economics  on 24th  November, 2015 at the Auditorium, Department of Building Economics,  University of Moratuwa

Delivered the  guest lecture for Level 4 undergraduates on “Procurement of Goods”, organized by the Department of Building Economics  on 24th November, 2015 at the Auditorium, Department of Building Economics , University of Moratuwa

Served as a resource person at the  seminar on “Use of Standard Method of Measurement (SLS 573) for BOQ Preparation” , organized by the Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Sri Lanka in collaboration with the North Western Province Engineering Department on 24th October, 2015 at the Auditorium, Wayamba Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management, Malkaduwawa, Kurunegala.

Delivered a guest lecture for Level 3 students of  IQSSL College of Quantity Surveying  on “How to face IQSSL APC”, organized by the IQSSL College of Quantity Surveying  on 5th September, 2015 at the IQSSL College of Quantity Surveying at Narahenpita.

Served as a resource person at the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme  organized by the Royal Intuition of Chartered Surveyors, Sri Lanka on the theme ‘ Moving way forward from SLS 573 and SMM7 towards NRM2’  on 06th  May , 2015 at the Auditorium of the Organization of Professional Association of Sri Lanka, Colombo.

Served as a resource person at the  workshop on ‘New Standard Methods of Measurement n Quantity Surveying”,  organized by the    National Vocational Qualification Division of the Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission for the  NVQ certified educational institutions on 29th December, 2014.

Served as a resource person at the  seminar  “CESSM-SL”, on “Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement Sri Lanka (CESMM- SL)”, organized by the Institute for Construction Training and Development and Sri Lanka Standards Institution, Savsiripaya Auditorium, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 6th  June, 2014.

Served as a resource person at the Continuing  Professional Development (CPD) Programme on ‘Introduction to New Rules of Measurement 2 (NRM2)’  conducted for the members of the Quantity Surveying Alumni Association of the University of Moratuwa , at the IQSSL College of Quantity Surveying at Narahenpita on  25th April, 2014 .

Served as a resource person at the  workshop on  “Introduction to quantity surveying practices in Sri Lanka related to building and civil engineering work”  conducted for the  Auditor  General Department and organized by the Holcim (Lanka) Ltd  at  the Holcim Innovation & Application Center from  3rd  to 7th June, 2013.

Served as a resource person at the  Continuing  Professional Development (CPD) Programme on “Standard Methods of Measurement, Application in Practice and Preparation of Preamble Notes “ conducted for the members of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka( IQSSL) and organized by IQSSL on 24th  April, 2013.

Served as a resource person at the  workshop on ”Introduction to BOQ preparation for building and civil engineering work” conducted for the Auditor Genera’sl Department, and organized by Holcim (Lanka) Ltd at  the Holcim Innovation & Application Center from  11th to 20th  March, 2013.

Served as a resource person at the workshop on “Introduction to BOQ Preparation and Tender Document Preparation” conducted for the Auditors General’s Department and organized by Holcim (Lanka) Ltd at  the Holcim Innovation & Application Center from  5th  to 9th  November, 2012.

Served as a resource person at the  workshop on “Introduction to Quantity Surveying and  Common Problems in Auditing” conducted for the  Auditor General’s Department and  organized by Holcim (Lanka) Ltd at  the Holcim Innovation & Application Centre from  17th  to 25th  September, 2012.

Served as a resource person at the workshop on “Project Management Basics for Senior Staff of Ministry of Livestock and Rural Community Development” organized by the Institute for Construction Training and Development, Savsiripaya, Colombo, Sri Lanka and held on 19th  July, 2012.

Served as a resource person at the workshop on “Dealing with Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement” organized   by VForm Consultants ( PVT ) Ltd and held on  18th and 25th of January, 2012.

Served as a resource person at the Seminar on “Preparation of Tender Documents “conducted for  Directors, Deputy Directors, Assistant Directors, Lawyers and Architects of the Ministry of Culture and Arts and organized by the Central Cultural Fund at the  Sethsiripaya on 10th October, 2011.

Served as a resource person at the workshop on "Training in Equipment Upgrading and Facility Renovations" conducted for Deputy Directors, Registrars, Academic Staff and Administrative Officers of the Colleges of Technology and organized by UNI-Consultancy  Services of University of Moratuwa on 17th December, 2010.

Served as a resource person at the  seminar  on “Use of SMM for Measurement of Building Works”, conducted  to introduce the Standard Method of Measurement (SMM) for Building Works (SLS 573 Revised 1999) and Common Problems in Auditing for the Auditors General Department and organized by the Institute for Construction Training and Development, at CHPB on11thDecember, 2010.

Served as a resource person at the seminar on “Application of the Revised SMM in the preparation of Bill of Quantities”, conducted to understand the common problems in the use of Standard Method of Measurement for Building Works (SLS 573 Revised 1999), and organized by the Institute for Construction Training and Development and the Sri Lanka Standards Institution at the Savsiripaya Auditorium, Colombo, Sri Lanka on 3rd June, 2010.

Served as a resource person at the workshop on "BOQ Preparation for Building Works according to the Sri Lanka Standard Method of Measurement" conducted for the engineers of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) and organized by the CMC in collaboration with IQSSL, 2007.

Served as a resource person at the workshop on "BOQ Preparation for Civil Works according to the Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement – CESMM3" conducted for the technical officers of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC)  and organized by the CMC in collaboration with IQSSL, 2007.

Served as a resource person at the workshop on "BOQ Preparation for Building Works according to the Sri Lanka Standard Method of Measurement" conducted for the technical officers of the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) and organized by the CMC in collaboration with IQSSL, 2007.

Served as a resource person at the workshop on "BOQ Preparation" for Sanken Lanka (PVT) Ltd held from 20th to 26th September, 2004.

 

Research Activities

Member, Scientific  and Organizing Committee, Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) World Construction Conference  2017 on What’s New and What’s Next in the Built Environment Sustainable Agenda?,   June 2017,  Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Member, Scientific  and Organizing Committee, Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) World Construction Conference  2016 on Greening Environment, Eco- innovations and Entrepreneurship,   June 2016,  Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Member, Scientific  and Organizing Committee, Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) World Construction Conference  2015 on Sustainable Development in the Built Environment  Green growth and Innovative Directions,    June 2015 ,Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Session chair of paper presentations , Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) World Construction Conference  2017 on What’s New and What’s Next in the Built Environment Sustainable Agenda?,    June 2017 ,Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Session chair of paper presentations , Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) World Construction Conference  2016 on Greening Environment, Eco- innovations and Entrepreneurship,    June 2016 ,Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Session chair of paper presentations, Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) World Construction Conference  2015 on Sustainable Development in the Built Environment  Green growth and Innovative Directions,   June 2015,Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Session chair of paper presentations, Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) World Construction Conference  2014 on Sustainability and Development in Built Environment: The Way Forward,   June 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Member, Scientific and Organizing Committee, Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) World Construction Conference 2014 on Sustainability and Development in Built Environment: The Way Forward,   June 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Member, Scientific and Organizing Committee, Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) World Construction Conference 2013, on Planning, Designing and Building for Tomorrow. June 2013 Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Member, Scientific  and Organizing Committee, Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) World Construction Conference  2012 on Global Challenges in Construction Industry,          from 28th to 30th June 2012 ,  Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Social and Recreational Director of the  15th  Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors  Congress 2011  ,  Colombo, Sri Lanka
Member of the Organizing Committee of the 15th  Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress scheduled to be held on 22nd  – 27th  July 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Member of the Organizing Committee of the CASTLE International Conference on Sustainability in Built Environment, 2010 held from 18th -19th  June, 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Member of the Organizing Committee of the BEAR 2008 International Conference held from 11th -15th February, 2008 ,Heritance, Kandalama, Sri Lanka.
Member of the Organizing Committee of the Symposium on “Customizing the QS to Face Challenges in 2020,” 26th of January 2006, Colombo, Sri Lanka, on.
Active citizen facilitator recognized and trained  by the British Council

Consultancy Services as a Project Quantity Surveyor at Project Consultancy Unit, Faculty of Architecture. University of Moratuwa

  • Construction of the Administrative Building of the Viharagala Maha Vidyalaya, Suriyawewa
  • Repair and rrenovation of the ccanteen and rrecreation area of the University Grants Commission
  • Construction of the ‘Wayamba Govi Gedara’ –A Four Storied Building Complex at Kurunegala (Phase 1)
  • Construction of the Wire Cut Brick Paved Path Way at the Polonnaruwa Pooja Bhoomi at Polonnaruwa
  • Repair and rrenovation of the Adithya Bunglow
  • Construction of souvenir shops and food outlets at the car park of Galvihara at Polonnaruwa
  • Repair making alterations and additions to the National Police Academy Office at Katana
  • Construction of a new hostel block for  the  National Police Academy at Katana
  • Construction of a new academic and administrative building for the National Police Academy at Katana
  • Construction of the water tank and  water sump for the Police Academy at Katana
  • Supply and installation of kitchen equipment for the dining building of the National Police Academy, Katana
  • Repair and renovation of the National Science Foundation Office Building  - Phase I
  • Development of Osu-Uyana (Herbal Garden) at the Ayurveda Hospital, Meegoda (Stage II)
  • Development of Osu-Uyana (Herbal Garden) at the Ayurveda Hospital, Meegoda (Stage I)
  • Development of Osu-Uyana (Herbal Garden) at the Ayurveda Hospital, Meegoda (Stage III)
  • Provision of consultancy services in connection with  the design proposal related to the  architectural, interior  and landscaping work at the Head office of the National Water supply and Drainage Board at Ratmalana
  • Construction of a new building for the office of the Regional Manager (AGM(N)/PM(N))  of the  National Water Supply & Drainage Board in Jaffna
  • Repair & renovations of the library building of the Arthur C Clarke Institute of Modern Technologies, Katubedda, Moratuwa
  • Refurbishment of the  lunch rRoom of the Arthur C Clarke Institute of Modern                          Technologies, Katubedda, Moratuwa
  • Supply and fixing  of furniture & fittings for the newly constructed laboratory building of the  Arthur C Clarke Institute of Modern Technologies, Katubedda, Moratuwa
  • Supply and fixing  of furniture in the  lunch room at the  Arthur C Clarke Institute of Modern Technologies, Katubedda, Moratuwa
  • Refurbishment of the washrooms of the   Arthur C Clarke Institute of Modern Technologies, Katubedda, Moratuwa
  • Preparation of a Strategic Development Plan for the Negombo lagoon and its surrounding environment and the detailed design of Strategic Development Projects
  • Construction of the District Secretariat at Polonnaruwa
  • Provision of consultancy services for the construction of the  head office building of the Finance Commission at Sarana Road, Rajagiriya
  • Refurbishment of the Lake House Complex of the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited at No. 35, D.R. Wijewardena Mawatha, Colombo-10
  • Refurbishment of the  female washroom at Lake House Complex of  the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited at D. R. Wijewardena Mawatha,         Colombo-10
  • Refurbishment of the  boundary wall of the  Lake House Complex of the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited at No. 35, D. R. Wijewardena Mawatha, Colombo-10
  • Refurbishment of the  canteen of the Lake House Complex of the  Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited at No. 35, D. R. Wijewardena Mawatha, Colombo-10.

Consultancy Services as a Project Quantity Surveyor at Uni-Consultancy Services Marketing Division , University of Moratuwa.

  • Renovation of the  J R Jayawardena Centre
  • Construction of a vertical tank at Zone 06, Kolonnawa Oil Installation
  • Renovation of the Logilink warehouse at Welisara
  • Construction of a rest room and canteen for Aitken Spence
  • Rectification measures of the failed slope at Seethawake Export Processing Zone (Sepz), Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, Awissawella.
  • Refurbishment of the Gaffoor Building

 

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DR. (MRS.) NAYANTHARA DE SILVA       
B.Sc. (Eng.) Hons, M.Sc. (Building), PhD, C. Eng., MIESL
Senior Lecturer
Department of Building Economics,
Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD , University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
  • M.Sc. (Building), National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • B.Sc (Hons) Engineering (Civil) University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

Professional Qualifications

  • Chartered Engineer, Member, Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL).

Subject Areas

She conducts undergraduate teaching on Maintenance Management I and II, Building Surveying, Risk Management, FM project study II, III and IV. Postgraduate teaching on Introduction to Facilities Management, Occupational Safty and Health in Workplace Planning and Risk Management for M.Sc. in Occupational Safety and Health Management programme and Management of Projects and Facilities for Master of Urban Design programme.

Professional Activities

  • Chairperson-  Curriculum and Evaluation Committee - Faculty of  Architecture
  • Undergraduate Coordinator - B.Sc. Facilities Management (Honours) degree programme
  • Programme Coordinator - M.Sc. in Occupational Safety and Health Management degree programme
  • Faculty coordinator (Architecture) - HETC project - soft skills group
  • Advisor and Mentor -Instituteof Facilities Management, Sri Lanka.
  • Resource person - Safety lectures conducted by the Safety Division, Department ofLabour,2014
  • SRC grant for short term research - Relationally Integrated Value Networks (RIVANS) for Total Asset Management (TAM) - 2013 to present
  • SRC grant for short term research - Efficient Framework for Occupational Accidents Recording in Construction Sector - on going - 2013 to present
  • Book chapter on Occupational Safety and Health for Student Handbook of Bio Technology subject, GCE Advanced Level  

Research Interests

  • Maintainability of buildings
  • Safe access for maintenance
  • Occupational safetyandhealth
  • Construction industry performance

Publications : Books and Book Chapters

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De Silva, N. (2015). Occupational Safety and Health for Student Handbook of Bio Technology subject, GCE Advanced Level, 2015, 1stEdition, Department of Publication, Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka.
2 Chew M.Y.L., De Silva N., Tan S.S. (2005) Wet Areas: Good Practices In Design, Construction And Maintenance, World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated, ISBN- 9812560718, 9789812560711

Publications : International (Refereed) Journal Papers

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De Silva, N., Ranasinghe, M., De Silva, C. R. (2016). “Risk Analysis in Maintainability of High-Rise Buildings under Tropical Conditions Using Ensemble Neural Network”. Facilities, 34(1/2), pp.2-27.  

4 Nazeer Fathima Sabrina and De Silva, N. TBPE scoring framework for tropical buildings, Built Environment Project and Asset Management, -accepted
5 De Silva, N., Ranasinghe, M., De Silva, C.R. Risk Analysis in Maintainability of High-Rise Buildings under Tropical Conditions Using Ensemble Neural Network, Facilities – accepted 
6 De Silva, N., Sampath, D.B.D and De Silva, C.R. (2015) “Maintainability of Condominiums Constructed for Low-Income Families in Sri Lanka”, Built-environment: Sri Lanka, 11(2), pp. 25-39.
7 De Silva, N., Darmicka, R. and Fernando, E. (2014) Impact of foreign workforce on productivity in foreign-funded infrastructure projects, Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 19(2), pp.168 – 183.
8 De Silva, N., Ranasinghe, M., De Silva, C.R. (2013) “Use of ANNs in Complex Risk Analysis Applications”, Built Environment Project and Asset Management,” 3(1), pp. 123 – 140.
9 De Silva, N. and Ranasinghe, M. and De Silva, C.R. (2012) “Risk Factors Affecting to Building Maintenance under Tropical Conditions,” Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 17(3), pp. 235-253.  
10 De Silva, N. and Wimalaratne, P.L.I. (2012) “OSH management framework for workers at construction sites in Sri Lanka,” Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 19 (4), pp. 
11 De Silva, N. (2011) “Promoting the facilities management profession in the project development phase of high-rise buildings in Sri Lanka”, Built Environment-Sri Lanka, 9-10(No 1-2), pp. 37- 44. 
12 De Silva, N. and Ranasinghe, M. (2010) “Maintainability of reinforced concrete flat roofs in Sri Lanka”, Structural Survey, 28(4), pp. 314 – 329.
13 De Silva, N. and Ranasinghe, M. (2010) “Maintainability risks of condominiums in Sri Lanka,” Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 15(1), pp. 41-60.
15 De Silva N. and Vithana S.B.K.H (2008) “Use of PC elements for waste minimization in Sri Lankan construction industry”, Structural Survey, 26(3), pp. 188-198. 
16 De Silva N., Ranasinghe M. and Rameezdeen R. (2008) “Maintainability risk factors of flat roofs in multi-storey buildings in Sri Lanka”, Engineer, Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, 31(4), pp.22-31.
17 Chew, M.Y.L., De Silva, N., Tan P.P. and Das, S. (2006) “Grading of risk parameters for façade maintainability”, International Journal on Architectural Science, 7(3), pp. 77-87. 
18 De Silva N., Dulaimi M. F., Ling F. Y. Y. and Ofori G. (2004) “Improving the maintainability of buildings in Singapore,” Building Research & Information, 39(10), pp.1243-1251.
19 Chew M.Y.L. and De Silva N. (2004) “Factorial method for performance assessment of building façades,” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, 130(4), pp.525-533. 
20 Chew M.Y.L., De Siva N. and Tan S.S. (2004) “Maintainability of wet areas of non-residential buildings,” Structural Survey, 22 (1), pp.39-52. 
21 Chew M.Y.L. and De Silva N. and Tan S.S. (2004) “A neural network approach to assessing building façade maintainability in the tropics,” Construction Management and Economics, 22(6), pp.581-594.
22 Chew M.Y.L., De Silva N. and Tan S.S. (2004) “Artificial neural network approach for grading of maintainability in wet areas of high-rise buildings,” Architectural Science Review, 47(1), pp.27-42.
23 Chew M.Y.L. and De Silva N. (2003) “Maintainability problems of wet areas in high-rise residential buildings,” Building Research and Information, 31(1), 60-69. 
24 Chew M.Y.L. and De Silva N. (2003) “Benchmarks to minimize water leakages in basements”, Structural Survey, 21(4), pp.131-145.
25 Dulaimi M. F., Ling F. Y. Y., Ofori G., and De Silva N. (2002) “Enhancing integration and innovation in construction,” Building Research & Information, 30(4), pp.237-247.
26 Chew M.Y.L. and De Silva N. (2002) “Factors affecting water-tightness in wet area of high-rise residential buildings,” Architectural Science Review, 45(4), pp.375-383.

 

Publications : Local Conference Papers

27 De Silva, N. and Ranasinghe, M. (2011) “Use of ANN in Risk Analysis” proceeding of the 17th Annual Research Symposium: Engineering Research Unit, 22nd December 2011, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, pp. 230-232. 
28 De Silva N. and Kumara, K.A.C.B. (2010) “Efficiency of condominium management modes in Sri Lanka” presented at Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU) symposium 2009,
29 De Silva, N., Rathnayake, KGDP and Abeynayake, M. (2009) “Health and safety issues at construction sites in Sri Lanka” presented at Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU) symposium 2008. 
30 De Silva, N. (2008) “Maintainability of buildings”, presented at Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU) symposium 2007.

Publications : International (Refereed) Conference Papers

31 Madhusanka H.W.N and De Silva, N. (2015) “Developing a customer satisfaction assessment model for the Immigration and Emigration service in Sri Lanka”, Proceedings of 4th World Construction Symposium 2015: Sustainability and Development in Built Environment, 12th-14th June 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
32 De Silva, N., Ranadewa, K.A.T.O., Kumaraswamy, M. and Ranasinghe, M. (2014) “Better values and characteristics in relationally integrated value networks to enhance total asset management”, Proceedings of CIOB World Construction Symposium 2014, June 20th-22th, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka 
32 Nazeer Fathima Sabrina and De Silva, N. (2014) “Developing a TBPE scoring framework for assessing total building performance”, Proceedings of CIOB World Construction Symposium 2014, June 20th-22th, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka (awarded as the best paper of the CIOB conference)
33 Chathuranga, D.A.K., De Silva, N., Dahanayake, K.W.D.K.C. and Ranasinghe, M. (2014) “Impact of aesthetic appearance to facilitate corporate business objectives in organisations”, Proceedings of CIOB World Construction Symposium 2014, June 20th-22th, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka 
34 Manjula, N.H.C. and De Silva, N. (2014) “Factors affecting safety behaviours of construction workers”, Proceedings of CIOB World Construction Symposium 2014, June 20th-22th, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka
35 Rajapakshe, I. and De Silva, N. (2014) “ Contracting approach for improving performance of infrastructure development projects”, Proceedings of CIOB World Construction Symposium 2014, June 20th-22th, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka
36 De Silva, N. and Nawarathna, R.A.G. (2014) “Reporting procedure of construction accidents in Sri Lanka”, CIOB World Construction Symposium 2014, June 20th-22th, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
37 Rathnayake, U., De Silva, N. and Nawarathna, A. (2014) “Under-Reporting of Construction Accidents in Sri Lanka”, FARU Journal, 06 (01), pp. 80-87, 2014.
38 Weerasinghe, R. P. N. P. and De Silva. N. (2014) “Potential Brokerages in Relationally Integrated Value Networks (RIVANS) for Total Facilities Management: Literature Findings”, FARU Journal, 06 (01), pp. 167-177.
39 Manjula, N.H.C. and De Silva N., (2013) ‘A Study on the Factors Affecting Construction Workers’ Safety Behaviours’, FARU International Research Symposium, 13-14th December, 2013, Hambantota, Sri Lanka.
40 Manjula, N.H.C. and De Silva, N. (2013) “Strengthening the Safety Culture for Organizational Sustainability,” CIOB Second World Construction Conference 2013, 14-15th June, 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
41 Fernando, S., De Silva, N. and Dhanayake, K. (2013) “Developing a Maintenance Strategy Plan to Improve Energy Efficiency of HVAC System,” CIOB Second World Construction Conference 2013, 14-15th June 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
42 Weerapperuma, C., De Silva, N., Kumaraswamy, M. and Ranasinghe, M. (2013) “Relationally Integrated Value Networks for Sustainable Procurement,” CIOB Second World Construction Conference 2013, 14-15th June 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
43 Siriwardana, M.R., De Silva, N. and Nawarathna, R.A.G. (2013) “Impact of Maintenance Management Procedures on Energy Efficiency of Chillers,” CIOB Second World Construction Conference 2013, 14-15th June 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
44 De Silva, N., Ranasinghe, M., De Silva, C.R. (2012) “Maintainability Approach for Lean Maintenance”, CIOB World Construction Conference 2012, June 28th-30th, 2012, Colombo, Sri  Lanka. 
45 De Silva, N., Ranasinghe, M., De Silva, C.R. and Thurairajah, N. (2012) “Architecture of Ensemble Neural Networks for Risk Analysis”, ASC 48th Annual International Conference held in conjunction with the CIB Workgroup 89 - April 11-14, 2012 at Birmingham City University,  England. 
46 Wiratunga, I.V.H. and De Silva, N. (2010) “A concept of weather window (WW) in managing the rain risks in construction projects of Sri Lanka”, International Research Conference on Sustainability in Built Environment, 18th -19th June 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 266-272.
47 De Silva N., Rajakaruna, R. W. D. W. C. A. B. and Bandara K. A. T. N.  (2008), “Challenges faced by the construction industry in Sri Lanka,” CIB W89: International Conference in Building Education and Research, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka 11 - 15th February 2008, pp. 158-169.
48 Chew M.Y.L., Das S., De Silva N. and Yee F. F. (2008), “Grading maintainability parameters for sanitary-plumbing system for high-rise residential buildings,” CIB W89: International Conference in Building Education and Research, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka 11 - 15th February 2008, pp. 887-900.
49 Chew M.Y.L., De Silva N. and Tan S.S. (2003) “Designing for maintainability,” 2nd International Symposium on Building Pathology, Durability and Rehabilitation, Lisba, Portugal.
50 De Silva N, De Silva C., Leong C.,  and Ranasinghe M, (2003) “RBF model for contingency allocation to construction project costs,” CIB International Symposium on Knowledge Construction, Singapore.
51 Chew M.Y.L., De Silva N. and Tan P.P. (2003), “Maintainability of facades in the tropics,” Conference for Facade Design and Procurement, Center for Window and Cladding Technology, University of Bath, UK. 
52 Chew M.Y.L., De Silva N., Tan S.S. (2003) “Maintainability of buildings in the tropics,” CIB International Workshop on Management of Durability in the Building Process, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
53 Dulaimi M.F., Ling F.Y.Y, Ofori G., and De Silva N. (2001), “Building a world class construction industry in Singapore,” Proceedings of CIB Building Congress, Wellington, New Zealand.

 

Awards

  • HighlyCommended Paper Award byEmerald Group Publishing Limited LiteratiNetwork,BEPAM Journal forthe paper titled Useof ANNs inaComplex Risk AnalysisApplications”
  • BEPAM Best Paper Award for thepaper titledDevelopingaTBPE scringframewrk forAssessingTotalBuilding Performanceat the3rd World Construction symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka awarded by Emerald GroupPublishing Limite
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CH.QS. SURANGA JAYASENA
B.Sc. (Hons) QS, MSc (Building), Dip. (Arbitration)
Senior Lecturer
Department of Building Economics,
Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka

Academic Qualifications 

  • Reading for PhD (Building Information Modeling)
  • M.Sc. in Building (Research), National University of Singapore
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Quantity Surveying, University of Moratuwa
  • Diploma in Commercial Arbitration
  • Diploma in Interior Designing

Professional Qualification 

  • Chartered Quantity Surveyor holding AIQS.SL of Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka.
  • Chartered Construction Manager holding MCIOB status of Chartered Institute of Building, UK.

Professional Activities

  • Curriculum Evaluation and Development Unit (CEDU) Coordinator
  • Faculty/ Department Student Counsellor
  • Immediate past president of the Quantity Surveying Alumni Association of University of Moratuwa
  • Chair of the Sri Lankan Centre of Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB) United Kingdom
  • Member of Bard of QuantitSurveyinPublications (BQSP), Institute of QuantitSurveyrs SriLanka
  • Panel member of Judges for the National Construction Excellence Award since 2006 to date. Main duty is to evaluate and score construction projects for the Construction Excellence Award, especially in terms of Quantity Surveying aspects.
  • Member of National Industrial and Training Advisory Committee since 2006 to date. Main duties include: offer expert advice on development of National Skill Standards (NVQ) for Level 5 and 6 occupations in construction sector and assess and validate National Skill Standards developed for construction occupations.
  • Resource person for the workshop on MOODLE for the staff members on 05th and 9th March 2014.
  • Invited speech at the International QS BIM Conference - 2013 organised by Quantity Surveying Division of the Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors on 9th November 2013 at Chiang Chen Studio Theatre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Subject Areas

Conducts lectures on Pre-contract Management, procurement Methods, Development Economics and Research Methodology for undergraduate level and Construction Procurement, Statistics and Research Methodology for postgraduate level at the Department of Building Economics.

Research Interests

  • BuildingProcurement
  • Building Information Mdelling
  • ConstructionIT
  • ConstructionDisputeResolution
  • Construction Economics

Publications : Journals

1 Jayasena, S. (2012). Integrated Project Delivery - A novel procurement method. ICTAD Journal, 10, 41 - 45.
2 Tan, W., & Suranga, H. (2008). Winner's Curse in the Sri Lankan Construction Industry. The International Journal of Construction Management, 8 (1), 29-35.
3 Zainudeen, N., Senaratna, S., Jayasena, S., & Rameezdeen, R. (2006). Horizontal housing property market. Built-Environment Sri Lanka, 7 (1), 16-22.

Publications : Conference Papers

4 Suventhiny, J., & Jayasena, H. S. (2015). Effect of Accuracy and Timeliness of Information on Performance of Contractors. The 4th World Construction Symposium 2015: Sustainable Development in the Built Environment (pp. 239-250). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka.
5 Rogers, J., Chong, H.-Y., Preece, C., Lim, C. C., & Jayasena, H. S. (2015). BIM Development and Trends in Developing Countries: Case Studies: Bentham Science.
6 Dissanayake, T. L., Jayasena, H. S., & Abeynayake, M. (2015). The Legal Framework for Design Liability in Building Information Modelling. The 4th World Construction Symposium 2015: Sustainable Development in the Built Environment (pp. 493-502). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka.
7 Kahandawa, K., & Jayasena, H. S. (2015). Partnering to Bridge the Gap Between Conventional and BIM Based Project Procurement. The 4th World Construction Symposium 2015: Sustainable Development in the Built Environment (pp. 382-390). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka.
8 Faber, M. H., Giuliani, L., Revez, A., Jayasena, S., Sparf, J., & Mendez, J. M. (2014). Interdisciplinary Approach to Disaster Resilience Education and Research. Procedia Economics and Finance, 18, 601–609. doi: 10.1016/S2212-5671(14)00981-2
9 Jayasena, H. S., & Weddikkara, C. (2014). BIM Software Environment for Projects in Sri Lanka. The 3rd World Construction Symposium, Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka.Jayasena, H. S., & Weddikkara, C. (2013). Assessing the BIM Maturity in a BIM Infant Industry. The Second World Construction Symposium 2013: Socio-Economic Sustainability in Construction (pp. 62-69). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka.
10 Amarapathy, P., Jayasena, H. S., & Ranadewa, K. A. T. O. (2013). E-Tendering Framework for Public Procurement in Sri Lanka. The Second World Construction Symposium 2013: Socio-Economic Sustainability in Construction (pp. 218-225). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka.
11 Abeyratne, A., & Jayasena, H. S. (2013). The Reshuffle of Risks from Implementing BIM Based Integrated Project Delivery in Sri Lankan Construction Industry. The Second World Construction Symposium 2013: Socio-Economic Sustainability in Construction (pp. 441-450). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka.
12 De Silva, R., & Jayasena, H. S. (2013). The Need for an Integrated Cost Modelling Framework for Building Information Modelling. The Second World Construction Symposium 2013: Socio-Economic Sustainability in Construction (pp. 427-434). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka.
13 Jayasena, H. S., Seram, G. G., & Johnson, J. (2013). Frequently Challenged Determinations of the Engineer in Sri Lankan Construction Contracts. The Second World Construction Symposium 2013: Socio-Economic Sustainability in Construction (pp. 235-243). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka.
14 Gunasekara, K., & Jayasena, H. S. (2013). Identification of a Technological Framework for Implementing Building Information Modelling In Sri Lanka. The Second World Construction Symposium 2013: Socio-Economic Sustainability in Construction (pp. 244-252). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka.
15 Gnanarednam, M., & Jayasena, H. S. (2013). Ability of BIM to Satisfy CAFM Information Requirements. The Second World Construction Symposium 2013: Socio-Economic Sustainability in Construction (pp. 12-21). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka.
16 Kulasekara, G., Jayasena, H. S., & Ranadewa, K. A. T. O. (2013). Comparative Effectiveness of Quantity Surveying in a Building Information Modelling Implementation. The Second World Construction Symposium 2013: Socio-Economic Sustainability in Construction (pp. 101-107). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka.
17 Madusanka, I. K., & Jayasena, H. S. (2013). The Reshuffle of Contractual Liabilities by Implementing Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) in Building Information Modelling (BIM) Based Construction. The Second World Construction Symposium 2013: Socio-Economic Sustainability in Construction (pp. 435-440). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka.
18 Nagalingam, G., Jayasena, H. S., & Ranadewa, K. A. T. O. (2013). Building Information Modelling and Future Quantity Surveyor's Practice in Sri Lankan Construction Industry. The Second World Construction Symposium 2013: Socio-Economic Sustainability in Construction (pp. 81-92). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka.
19 Wijayakumar, M., & Jayasena, H. S. (2013). Automation of BIM Quantity Take-Off to Suit QS's Requirements. The Second World Construction Symposium 2013: Socio-Economic Sustainability in Construction (pp. 70-80). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka.
20 Jayasena, H. S., & Weddikkara, C. (2012). Building Information Modelling for Sri Lankan Construction Industry. World Construction Conference 2012 - Global Challenges in Construction Industry (pp. 196-201). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka. Mirror Link
21 Jayasena, H. S., & Senevirathna, N. S. (2012). Adaptability of Integrated Project Delivery in a Construction Industry. World Construction Conference 2012 - Global Challenges in Construction Industry (pp. 188-195). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka. Mirror Link
22 Baduge, S., & Jayasena, H. S. (2012). Application of Concurrency in Delay Claims. World Construction Conference 2012 - Global Challenges in Construction Industry (pp. 69-78). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka. Mirror Linka. Mirror Link
23 Jayasena, H. S., & Kavinda, Y. H. (2012). Most Appropriate Dispute Resolution Strategy for Sri Lankan Construction Industry. World Construction Conference 2012 - Global Challenges in Construction Industry (pp. 180-187). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka. Mirror  Link
24 Jayasena, S., & Alwis, P. (2011). Disruption Claims in Sri Lankan Construction Industry. Disruption Claims in Sri Lankan Construction Industry (pp. 94-101). Colombo: PAQS.
25 Ahamed, A. R., Karunasena, G., Jayasena, S., Senevirathne, I., & Perera, S. (2010). Exploring status of e-procurement: A case of construction industry in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (pp. 456-465). PA: The Pennsylvania State University.
26 Gunatilake, S., Liyanage, C., & Jayasena, H. S. (2010). Investigating the adaptability of relational contracting (RC) practices - the Sri Lankan context. CIB 2010 world congress (pp. 663-674). Salford, United Kingdom: CIB. Mirror Link
27 Yatanwala, S., Gunatilake, S., Jayasena, S. and Liyanage, C. (2009). Use of PFI as a tool for delivering transport infrastructure in developing countries: The Sri Lankan Context. 13th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress, Kuala Lmpur, Malaysia. Mirror Link
28 Fernando, M. N., & Jayasena, H. S. (2008). Practising energy efficient design for commercial buildings in Sri Lankan industry. International Conference on Building Education and Research, Building Resilience (pp. 144-145). Kandalama, Sri Lanka: CIB. Mirror Link
29 Gunathilake, S., & Jayasena, H. S. (2008). Developing a relational approach to contracting: the Sri Lankan context. International Conference on Building Education and Research, Building Resilience (pp. 280-281). Kandalama, Sri Lanka: CIB. Mirror Link
30 Jayasena, H. S., & Uhanowitage, R. (2008). The Effect of Winner's Curse on Post-Contract Management. International Conference on Building Education and Research, Building Resilience (pp. 284-285). Kandalama, Sri Lanka: CIB. Mirror Link
31 Jayawardena, H. K., Senevirathne, K., & Jayasena, H. S. (2008). Skilled Workforce in Sri Lankan Construction Industry: Production Vs. Acceptance. International Conference on Building Education and Research, Building Resilience (pp. 82-83). Kandalama, Sri Lanka: CIB. Mirror  Link
32 Joseph, A. L., & Jayasena, H. S. (2008). Impediments to the Development of Design and Build Procurement System in Sri Lanka. International Conference on Building Education and Research, Building Resilience (pp. 286-287). Kandalama, Sri Lanka: CIB. Mirror Link
33 Yatanwala, Y. W., & Jayasena, H. S. (2008). Failure of Applying PFI in Colombo Katunayake Expressway Project. International Conference on Building Education and Research, Building Resilience (pp. 286-287). Kandalama, Sri Lanka: CIB. Mirror Link
34 Johnson, J., Peansupap, V., & Jayasena, S. (2007). Balanced scorecard performance measurement and contractor selection using a web-based system. 5th International Conference on Construction Project Management - 2nd International Conference on Construction Engineering and Management. Singapore: Nanyang Technological University.
35 Jayasena, H. S. (2006). Bid-price variability in the Sri Lankan Construction Industry. Singapore: Unpublished MSc Thesis, National University of Singapore.
36 Johnson, J., Jayasena, H. S., & Johnson, S. (2005). The role of balanced scorecard in a performance based procurement system. International Symposium of the Working Commission CIB W92 (pp. 485-494). Nevada, USA: PBSRG.
37 Johnson, J., & Jayasena, H. S. (2003). Performance measurement and management: How to use a Balanced Scorecard approach. 7th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress (pp. 260-269). Tokyo: Building Surveyors Institute of Japan.
38 Perera, R. S., Siriwardena, M. L., & Jayasena, H. S. (2001). Establishing a web based information centre for the Sri Lankan construction industry. International postgraduate research conference in the Built and Human Environment (pp. 696-704). Salford, United Kingdom: University of Salford.

Awards

  • Outstanding Research Performance Award 2010 and 2012 awarded by University of Moratuwa. 
 Thanuja
CH.QS.DR.(MS.) THANUJA RAMACHANDRA
B.Sc. (QS) Hons, MPhil (SL), PhD (NZ), A.I.Q.S SL
Director, Post Graduate Studies/Faculty of Architecture
Senior Lecturer
Department of Building Economics,
Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka

Academic Qualifications 

  • PhD in Construction Management, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
  • M.Phil in Construction Economics, University of Moratuwa
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Quantity Surveying, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka        

Professional Qualification

  • Chartered Quantity Surveyor in the Institute of Quantity Surveying in Sri Lanka (IQSSL)

Professional Activities

  • Director, Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Architecture since January 2016
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Building Economics, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka since July 2008
  • Lecturer (Contract), Department of Building Economics, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka since July 2005 to July 2008
  • Research Assistant, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka since January 2002 to July 2005
  • Level Co-ordinator for level IV B.Sc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying and B.Sc (Hons) in Facilities Management degree programs since 2014
  • Dissertation Coordinator for level IV B.Sc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying and B.Sc (Hons) in Facilities Management degree programs since September 2015
  • Co-ordinator of Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU) since May 2014
  • Research Co-ordinator of the Department of Building Economics since September 2015 to January 2016
  • Member of the Curriculum Evaluation and Development Unit (CEDU) of the Department of Building Economics and responsible for developing modules in the Construction Economics stream
  • Examiner and Moderator for B.Sc (hons) in Quantity Surveying and B.Sc (hons) in Facilities Management programs, M.Sc./ PG Diploma in Project Management and M.Sc./ PG Diploma in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution.
  • Supervision of research dissertations for M.Sc. in Project Management and M.Sc. in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution, B.Sc (hons) in Quantity Surveying and B.Sc (hons) in Facilities Management programmes
  • Member of Faculty Board of Architecture, University of Moratuwa since July 2008
  • Member of Board of Graduate Studies of University of Moratuwa since January 2016
  • Member of the Senate of University of Moratuwa since January 2016
  • Member of the Senate Higher Degrees Committee (Ex-officio) of University of Moratuwa since January 2016

Subject Areas

  • Construction Economics I and II, Project Appraisal, Professional Practice
  • Research Methodology
  • Micro and Macro Economics, Managerial Economics

Research Interests

  • Contract Administration: Cost Planning & Controlling, Payments, variations, claims, delays and disputes
  • Project Appraisal – Development appraisal, Whole life cycle cost modelling
  • Construction Productivity
  • Construction Innovation, ResearcandDevelopment

Publications : Peer-reviewed Journals 

1 Mathusha Francis, Thanuja Ramachandra and James Rotimi, Strategies to Minimise Delayed Payments Effects in Sri Lanka, Management, Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Management, Procurement and Law (Paper Accepted for publication). 
2 Ramachandra, T. and Rotimi, J.O.B. (2015). The Construction Contracts Act and Its Implications for Payment Defaults in New Zealand. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction. 
3 Jayasinghe, H.M. and Ramachandra, T. (2015). Adjudication Practice and Its Enforceability in the Sri Lankan Construction Industry. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction.
4 Ramachandra, T. and Rotimi, J.O.B. (2015) Causes of Payment Problems in the New Zealand Construction Industry, Construction Economics and Building, 15(1), 43-55. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5130/ajceb.v15i1.4214.
5 Ramachandra, T. and Rotimi, J. (2014). Mitigating Payment Problems in the Construction Industry through Analysis of Construction Payment Disputes. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 10.1061/ (ASCE) LA.1943-4170.0000156.
6 Ramachandra, T., Rotimi, J. O., & Rameezdeen, R. (2013) The direction of causal relationship between construction and the national economy of Sri Lanka, Journal of Construction in Developing Countries, 18 (1), 49-63.
7 Ramachandra, T., & Rotimi, J. O. (2012) Liquidation and its effect on construction trade creditors in New Zealand, Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 17(2), 166- 175.
8 Mouchi G., Rotimi J.O., and Ramachandra T. (2011) The skill sets required for managing complex construction projects, Business Education and Accreditation, 3(1), 89-100
9 Ramachandra, T., & Rotimi, J. O. (2011) The Nature of Payment Problems in the New Zealand Construction Industry. Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 11(2), 22- 33.
10

Rameezdeen, R. and Ramachandra,T. (2008) Construction linkages in a developing economy: the case of Sri Lanka, Construction Management and Economics, 26(5) 499-506. 

11 Thanuja Ramachandra and Nisa Zainudeen, (2007) The relationship between  Sri Lankan economy and the property market, Journal of Built Environment Sri Lanka, 7(1) Colombo. 
12 Rameezdeen, R. and Ramachandra,T. (2006) Significance of construction in a developing Economy: The case of Sri Lanka, Journal of Building and Construction Management, (10) Hong  Kong. 
13 Thanuja Ramachandra and Raufdeen Rameezdeen, (2006) Study of the relationship between construction sector and the Sri Lankan economy, Journal of Built Environment Sri Lanka, 6(2)  Colombo. 
14 Rameezdeen, R., Zainudeen, N. and. Ramachandra, T. (2006) The Role of construction in a developing economy: An input-output analysis, Sri Lanka Economic Journal, 6(1&2) June and December, Colombo.

 

Publications : Peer-reviewed Coference

1 Madhavee Munasinghe and Thanuja Ramachandra, Study on Off-site Modern Methods of Constructions Used in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2015, Sri Lanka, Kandy, 11 - 14 December 2015. 
2 Budhwin Dahanayake and Thanuja Ramachandra, A Study on Defects in Building Construction in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2015, Sri Lanka, Kandy, 11 - 14 December 2015. 
3 Balasundaram Krishok,Thanuja Ramachandra and James Olabode Rotimi (8-10 July, 2015). Insurance policies applicable to Sri Lankan construction industry: The extent it serves the intended purposes, Proceedings of the annual RICS COBRA conference 2015, Sydney Australia. 
4 Ramachandra, T., Rotimi, J O., and Gunaratne, S (2014) Reasons for contractors’ delay claims failures in Sri Lanka In: Raiden, A B and Aboagye-Nimo, E (Eds) Procs 30th Annual ARCOM Conference, 1-3 September 2014, Portsmouth, UK, Association of Researchers in Construction Management, 475-484.
5 Jayawardena, N., Ramachandra and Rotimi, J. (3-7 November 2014) Cause and effects of variations on construction projects In: Suanpaga, W., Yazdani, S., Vimonsatit, V., Singh, A., and Chantawarangul, K. Second Australasia and South East Asia Conference in Structural Engineering and Construction (ASEA-SEC2), Bangkok, Thailand. 
6 Satchithanantharajah, P., and Ramachandra, T. (7-10 June, 2014). An investigation of required skills for a dispute management specialist, Proceedings of The 18th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress 2014, Langham Place Hotel, Mongkok, Hong Kong.
7 Ramachandra, T., Rotimi, J.O. & Kanageswaran, R. (20-22 November, 2013). Analysis of contractors’ head office overhead on compensable delay events, Proceedings of the 38th  Annual Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.  
8 Ramachandra, T. & Rotimi, J.O. (2013, 10-12 September). Evaluating the effectiveness of construction payment provisions in New Zealand, Presented at the annual RICS COBRA conference 2013, New Delhi India.
9 Ramachandra, T. & Rotimi, J.O. (2012, 24-26 September). Construction payment delays and losses: Perceptions of New Zealand. Presented at the annual conference 2012 on Faces and facets of project management Project Management Institute New Zealand (PMINZ), Wellington, New Zealand.  
10 Ramachandra, T., & Rotimi, J. (2011, 21-26 June). Legal and contractual provisions: Implications on constructors' solvency. Presented at the International Conference of the Modern Methods and Advances in Structural Engineering and Construction, Zurich, Switzerland.
11 Ramachandra, T., & Rotimi, J. O. B. (2010, 3-5 December).Construction liquidation and payment losses: A review of New Zealand construction industry. Presented at the International Conference on Construction and Real Estate Management Brisbane Australia.
12 Ramachandra, T. & Rotimi, J.O. (2010, 18-19 June) Review of methods for mitigating payment risks in construction: The case of New Zealand, Presented at International Research Conference on Sustainability in Built Environment, Colombo Sri Lanka.
13 Choi, D., Abeysekera, V., & Ramachandra, T. (2010, 10-13 May). Security of Final Account Payments: The Case of New Zealand. In P. Barrett, D. Amaratunga, R. Haigh, K. Keraminiyage, & C. Pathirage (Chair), Routledge. Presented at the CIB World Congress 2010, Salford Quays, United Kingdom.
14 Ramachandra T., Rameezdeen, R. and Suthan, S. (2008), “Construction Industry and Its Image among Public”, Proceedings of the International Research Conference on Management and Finance (IRCMF), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 11th December, Pp 271-280. 

Research Activities

  • Scientific Committee Co-Chair of The Fifth World Construction Symposium 2016, jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka to be held on 29-31 July 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Scientific Committee member of The Fourth World Construction Symposium 2015, jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 12-14 June 2015 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Reviewer of research papers for leading journals and conference:
    • Construction Management and Economics Journal
    • International Journal of Construction Supply Chain Management
    • International Journal of Strategic Property Management
    • Built Environment Project and Asset Management
    • Annual symposium - The World Construction Symposium 

Awards

  • Outstanding Research Performance Award for year 2015 awarded by University of Moratuwa
  • Auckland University of Technology scholarship to pursue PhD in 2009

Consultancy Services offered Outside University

  • Assessor of National Diploma in Quantity Surveying (NDQS) conducted by University of Vocational Technology for the equivalency with NVQ level 5 and 6
  • Independent Reviewer for the review the Preliminary Cost Estimates for Harbor Projects
  • Visiting Lecturer at the National Institute of Education (On invitation) to educate agriculture teachers on how to prepare BOQs and Estimates for Farm Houses and Green Houses since 2015
  • MemberofBoardofManagementforCollegeofQuantitySurveying, Sri LankasinceJanuary2014
  • Assessor of Assessment of Professional Competency panel for Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (IQSSL) in 2014
  • Visiting Lecturer, College of Quantity Surveying, Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (IQSSL) since 2008
  • Visiting Lecturer at the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) during 2008 -2009.
  • Administrative Assistant of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Sri Lanka (Voluntary Service) during 2003-2005
  • Member of Consultants’ team appointed for assessment of current trends in commercial property market in Sri Lanka (2006)
  • Member of Consultants’ team appointed for preparation of estimates for Proposed Renovation and Refurbishment of National and Navodya Schools Project in Sri Lanka (2005),
  • Member of Consultants’ team appointed for assessment of Tsunami Damages to Health Facilities in Sri Lanka (2005).
  • Research Assistant for the market survey and feasibility study for identification of suitable development for Park Street, Colombo and analysis of consumer traffic and behaviour patterns at an up market shopping complex in Sri Lanka.