Tharindu 
MR. THARINDU KARUNARATNE
BSc. (FM) (Hons), READING M.Sc.
Research Assistant
Department of Building Economics,
Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka.

Academic Qualifications

  • Reading for M.Sc. at University of Moratuwa
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Facilities Management, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

Professional Qualifications

  • Member of Institute of Facilities Management - Sri Lanka (IFMSL)
  • Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting- Charted InstituTe of Management Accounting (CIMA)

Professional Activities

  • Research Assistant at the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (July 2017 – present).
  • Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (October 2017 – Present).

Subject Areas

Maintenance Management, Energy Management I and II, Mathematics for Undergraduate level students in the Department of Building Economics.

Research Interests

  • Energy Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Carbon Emission Reduction
  • Building Information Modeling
  • Performance Management
  • Fire Safety in Buildings

Publications : Publications in Refereed Conference Proceedings

1

Karunaratne T.L.W., Ahmed I., Jayawickrama T.S., Maund K., Sandanayake Y.S. and Gajendran T.  (2017). An Investigation into Disaster Management Practices in Relation to Recent Disaster Events in Sri Lanka, in the 10th International Conference of Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU): Design that cares - inter disciplinary approach to making built environments efficient and meaningful, pp 154-165, December 08-09, Sri Lanka. 

2

Karunaratne T.L.W. and De Silva, N. (2017). Use of Energy Retrofits to Reduce the Energy Demand of Existing Office Buildings, in the 6th World Construction Symposium 2017: What’s New and What’s Next in the Built- Environment Sustainability Agenda? pp. 476-484, 30th June- 02nd July 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka 

Awards

  • FARU Highly Commended Research Paper Award, for the paper titled " An Investigation into Disaster Management Practices in Relation to Recent Disaster Events in Sri Lanka", awarded at the 10th International Conference of Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU), Sri Lanka.
  • CIOB “Best Paper Award”, for the paper titled " Use of Energy Retrofits to Reduce the Energy Demand of Existing Office Buildings", awarded at the 6th the World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka.