Yasangika
PROF. (MRS.) YASANGIKA SANDANAYAKE
B.Sc.(Hons) in Quantity Surveying , PhD (UK)
Head of the Department
Professor in Building Economics,
Department of Building Economics,
Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka  

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
  • B.Sc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Diploma in Computer System Design, National Institute of Business Management (NIBM), Sri Lanka
  • Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education- University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Professional Qualification

  • Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), UK

Professional Activities

  • Professor in Building Economics in the Department of Building Economics, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka since 09 January 2018 to date
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Building Economics, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka since 2009 to 2018
  • Probationary Lecturer, Department of Building Economics, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka from 2002 to 2009
  • Temporary Lecturer, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa from 2001 to 2002

Department Level

  • Head, Department of Building Economics from 2015 to date
  • Master of Science in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution Degree Programme Coordinator since 2013 to date
  • Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU) Coordinator of the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa from 2013 to date
  • Quality and Accreditation Coordinator of the Department of Building Economics from 2008 to 2014
  • Research Coordinator of the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa from 2011 to 2012.
  • Undergraduate Coordinator of B.Sc. (Hons.) in Facilities Management degree program from 2009 to 2012
  • First Year Coordinator and Orientation Coordinator in 2002-2003

Faculty Level

  • Director, Postgraduate Studies of the Faculty of Architecture of University of Moratuwa from 2013 to 2016.
  • Member of the Architecture Faculty Board since 2009
  • Member of the Faculty Higher Degrees Committee since 2011 to date
  • Student Counsellor of the Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa in 2003

University Level

  • Member of the Senate of University of Moratuwa from 2013 to date
  • Member of the Senate Higher Degrees Committee from 2013 to date
  • Member of Board of Graduate Studies since 2015 to date
  • Member of Senate Research Committee from 2013 to date
  • Member of Board of Residence and Discipline since 2015 to date
  • Member of By-Laws Committee since 2015 to 2017
  • Architecture Faculty Representative of the Staff Development and Advisory Board (Programme Committee of Staff Training) from 2011 to 2020
  • Architecture Faculty Representative in the Industrial Training Advisory Board from 2011 to date
  • Member of Library Committee from 2014 to 2020
  • Member of Senate Standing Committee on Transcripts and Certificates 2013 to 2017
  • Member of Senate Standing Committee on Dual/Joint Postgraduate Degrees from 2013 to 2017
  • Member of Senate Standing Committee on Examination Offences from 2017 to 2020
  • Member of Research Advisory Committee to Director-Research of University since 2015 to date
  • Member of the Planning and Development Committee from 2015 to 2017
  • Member of Sub-Committee to Establish a More Effective Management Structure for PG Courses and Research appointed in May 2013, which proposed Director Research position and Faculty of Graduate Studies to the Senate
  • Member of the Senate Appointed SRC Research Award Selection Committee in 2017 and 2018

Teaching Areas

  • Construction Economics
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Performance Management
  • Operations Management
  • Research Methodologies

Research Interests

  • Value Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Lean Construction
  • Construction Supply Chain Management
  • Sustainable Construction
  • Performance Measurement and Management
  • Operations Management and Its Applications to Construction Industry

Google Scholar Profile:http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=-c-QahcAAAAJ&hl=en

Scopus Profile:https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=57191850623

Orcid:http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1759-5421 

 Research Award

  • EMERALD Research Award: Built Environment Project and Asset Management Best Paper Award for the paper titled “Lean Enabling Human Capacity Building of Small and Medium Contractors in Sri Lanka”, presented at the Eighth World Construction Symposium 2019.
  • EMERALD Literati Award for “Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 2017 Outstanding Reviewer”, awarded in 2017.
  • FARU 2017 Highly Commended Research Paper Award for the paper titled “An Investigation into Disaster Management Practices in Relation to Recent Disaster Events in Sri Lanka”, presented at the 10th FARU Conference on 09 December 2017.
  • EMERALD Research Award: Built Environment Project and Asset Management Highly Commended Paper Award for the paper titled “Synergy between Lean and Value Engineering Concepts: Sri Lankan Construction Industry Perspective”, presented at the Fifth World Construction Symposium 2016.
  • Outstanding Research Performance Award from University of Moratuwa for the Years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018.

Publications : Journal Papers

  • Mallawaarachchi B.H., Sandanayake Y.G., Karunasena G.I. and Chunlu Liu (2020), “Unveiling the Conceptual Development of Industrial Symbiosis: Bibliometric Analysis”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 258, Paper ID. 120618, Available online and in-print (Q1 Journal, Indexed in SCIE and Scopus).
  • Udara Ranasinghe and Sandanayake Y.G., (2020), “ESCO Business Model for Energy Conservation in Sri Lanka”, International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 16(4), pp. 377-398, (Q3 Journal, Indexed in Scopus).
  • Thenuwara, W.C. and Sandanayake, Y.G. (2018), “Agile Integrated Facilities Maintenance Approach to Apparel Sector”, Procedia Manufacturing, 17, pp. 547-554, (Q2 Journal, Indexed in Scopus).
  • Abdeen, N. and Sandanayake, Y.G. (2018), “Facilities Management Supply Chain: Functions, Flows and Relationships”, Procedia Manufacturing, 17, pp. 1104-1111, (Q2 Journal, Indexed in Scopus). 
  • Aparna Samaraweera, Sepani Senaratne and Sandanayake Y.G. (2018), “Nature of construction project cultures in the public sector: case studies in Sri Lanka”, Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 8(5), pp. 557 – 568, (Q2 Journal, Indexed in Scopus and ESCI).
  • Aparna Samaraweera, Sepani Senaratne and Sandanayake Y.G. (2018), “Methodology to Extract Underlying Basic Assumptions of a Public Sector Construction Project Culture: An Exploratory Case Study”, International Journal of Construction Management, 18(6), pp. 467-481, (Q2 Journal, Indexed in Scopus and ESCI).
  • Chandanie H. Sepani Senaratne, Sandanayake Y.G. and Nirodha Gayani Fernando (2018), "Academic Research in Emerging Knowledge Based Economies: The Case of Sri Lankan Construction Industry", Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 8(4), pp. 415 - 428, (Q2 Journal, Indexed in Scopus and ESCI).
  • Ekanayake E.M.A.C. and Sandanayake Y.G. (2017), “LiVE approach: Lean integrated Value Engineering for construction industry”, Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 7(5), pp. 518-533, (Q2 Journal, Indexed in Scopus and ESCI).
  • Pilanawithana N.M. and Sandanayake Y.G. (2017), “Positioning the Facilities Manager’s Role throughout the Building Lifecycle”, Journal of Facilities Management, 15(4), pp. 376-392, (Q2 Journal, Indexed in Scopus and ESCI).
  • Nilmini Weerasinghe and Sandanayake Y.G. (2017), “Collaborative Facilities Management Model: Sri Lankan Perspective”, Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 7(3), pp. 284-299, (Q2 Journal, Indexed in Scopus and ESCI).
  • Aparna Samaraweera, Sepani Senaratne and Sandanayake Y.G. (2017), “Conceptualising Construction Project Culture: Culture as a Root-Metaphor as Opposed to the Culture as a Variable”, International Journal of Construction Project Management, 9(1), pp. 19-36.
  • Ekanayake B. J. and Sandanayake Y. G. (2017), “Applicability of Ecological Footprint for Environmental Sustainability Evaluation in Sri Lankan Apparel Sector Built Environments”, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 12(22), pp. 12707-12715 (Q3 Journal, Indexed in Scopus).
  • Sandanayake Y.G., Anupa Manewa and Jacky Chung (2016), Guest editorial on “Sustainability: business drivers and managerial implications”, Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 6(5), pp. 446-448, (Q2 Journal, Indexed in Scopus and ESCI).
  • Sandanayake, Y.G. and Oduoza, C.F. (2009), “Dynamic Simulation for Performance Optimization in Just-in-Time Enabled Manufacturing Process”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 42, pp. 372-380, (Q1 Journal, Indexed in SCIE and Scopus).
  • Sandanayake, Y.G. and Oduoza, C.F. (2008), “JIT Performance Measurement in a Small and Medium Non-Automotive Industry Environment”, CONRADI Research Review, 5(2), pp. 21-34.
  • Sandanayake, Y.G., Oduoza, C.F. and Proverbs, D.G. (2008), “Systematic Modelling and Simulation Approach for JIT Performance Optimization”, Robotics and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, 24, pp. 735-743, (Q1 Journal, Indexed in SCIE and Scopus).
  • Sandanayake, Y.G. and Oduoza, C.F. (2007), “Design of a Performance Measurement System for Just-in-Time Production: A Methodological Framework”, International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, 10(2/3), pp. 276-293, (Q3 Journal, Indexed in Scopus).

Publications : Books, Book Chapters and Edited Proceedings

  • Sandanayake Y.G., Dissanayake D.M.D.T.B. and Chike Oduoza (2018), “Chapter 5 - Ensuring the Construction Supply Chain Resilience in Catastrophic Events”, in book titled Risk Management Treatise for Engineering Practitioners edited by Chike Oduoza, IntechOpen Publication, pp. 97-120, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.79963 (Web of Science Book Citation Index). 
  • Sandanayake Y.G., Gunatilake S. and Waidyasekara K.G.A.S. (2019), “The Eighth World Construction Symposium 2019”, Edited Proceedings of the Conference jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 08 to 10 November 2019 at Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, ISSN: 2362-0919.
  • Sandanayake Y.G., Gunatilake S. and Waidyasekara K.G.A.S. (2018), “The Seventh World Construction Symposium 2018”, Edited Proceedings of the Conference jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 29 June - 01 July 2018 at Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, ISSN: 2362-0919.
  • Sandanayake Y.G., Ramachandra T. and Gunatilake S. (2017), “The Sixth World Construction Symposium 2017”, Edited Proceedings of the Conference jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 30 June - 02 July 2017 at Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, ISSN: 2362-0919.
  • Sandanayake Y.G., Karunasena G.I. and Ramachandra T. (2016), “The Fifth World Construction Symposium 2016”, Edited Proceedings of the Conference 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 (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 29-31 July 2016 at Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, ISSN: 2362-0919.
  • Sandanayake Y.G., Fernando N.G. and Karunasena G.I. (2015), “The Fourth World Construction Symposium 2015”, Edited Proceedings of the Conference 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 (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 12-14 June 2015 at Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, ISSN: 2362-0919.
  • Sandanayake Y.G., Fernando N.G. and Karunasena G.I. (2014), “The Third World Construction Symposium 2014”, Edited Proceedings of the Conference 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 (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 20-22 June 2014 at Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, ISSN: 2362-0919.
  • Sandanayake Y.G. and Fernando N.G. (2013), “The Second World Construction Symposium 2013”, Edited Proceedings of the Conference jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB-SB13) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 14-15 June 2013 at Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, ISBN:978-955-4516-03-8.
  • Senaratne S. and Sandanayake Y.G. (2012), “World Construction Symposium 2012”, Edited Proceedings of the Conference jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB-W107) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 28-30 June 2012 at Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, ISBN:978-955-4516-02-1.
  • Rameezdeen R., Senaratne S. and Sandanayake Y.G. (2011), “The 15th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Conference”, Edited Proceedings of the conference jointly organized by the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors, Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 23rd to 26th July 2011 at Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, ISBN: 978-955-0713-01-1.
  • Rameezdeen R., Senaratne S. and Sandanayake Y.G. (2010), “International Research Conference on Sustainability in Built Environment”, Edited Proceedings of the Conference jointly organized by Commonwealth Association of Surveyors and Land Economy (CASLE), UK and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, ISBN: 978-955-9027-33-1.
  • Seneviratne I., Rameezdeen R.R., Senaratne S. Nayanthara De Silva and Sandanayake Y.G. (2009), “Value Addition of Facilities management and Quantity Surveying to Economic Development”, Edited proceedings of FM symposium*09, ISBN: 978-955-9027-32-4.

 Publications : Conference Papers 

  • Mahinkanda, M.M.M.P., Sandanayake, Y.G. and Ekanayake, B.J., 2019. Bridging the Theory Practice Gap in Value Management in Sri Lankan Construction Industry. In: Sandanayake, Y.G., Gunatilake, S. and Waidyasekara, A. (eds). Proceedings of the 8th World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 8-10 November 2019, pp. 147-157. DOI: doi.org/10.31705/WCS.2019.15. Available at: https://2019.ciobwcs.com/papers.
  • Ranadewa, K.A.T.O., Sandanayake, Y.G. and Siriwardena, M.L., 2019. Lean enabling human capacity building of small and medium contractors in Sri Lanka. In: Sandanayake, Y.G., Gunatilake, S. and Waidyasekara, A. (eds). Proceedings of the 8th World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 8-10 November 2019, pp. 400-410. DOI: doi.org/10.31705/WCS.2019.40. Available at: https://2019.ciobwcs.com/papers.  
  • Mallawaarachchi, H., Sandanayake, Y.G., Karunasena, G. and Liu, C., 2019. Optimizing the industrial symbiosis (IS): The proposed redevelopment. In: Sandanayake, Y.G., Gunatilake, S. and Waidyasekara, A. (eds). Proceedings of the 8th World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 8-10 November 2019, pp. 464-472. DOI: doi.org/10.31705/WCS.2019.46. Available at: https://2019.ciobwcs.com/papers.
  • Mahinkanda M.P. and Sandanayake Y.G. (2019), “The Theory-Practice Gap in Value Management – A Case Study in Sri Lankan Construction Industry”, Central Europe towards Sustainable Building (CESB 2019), 1-4 July 2019, Prague, Czech Republic, Paper ID 012053, (Indexed in Scopus).
  • Abdeen F.N., Sandanayake Y.G. and Ramachandra T. (2019), “Supply Chain Management of Facility Operations and Maintenance Function in Apparel Sector”, The International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM 2019), 5-7 March 2019, Bangkok, Thailand, pp. 2863-2874, (Indexed in Scopus).
  • Ranadewa, K.A.T.O., Sandanayake, Y.G. and Siriwardena, M. (2018). “Enabling Lean among Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Contractors in Sri Lanka”, The 26th Annual Conference of the International. Group for Lean Construction (IGLC), González, V.A. (ed.), Chennai, India, pp. 392–401. DOI: doi.org/10.24928/2018/0428. Available at: www.iglc.net. (Indexed in Scopus)
  • Bandara D.G.B.S., Sandanayake Y.G. and Ekanayake B.J. (2018), “Application of Value Engineering Concept to MEP Works in Sri Lankan Construction Industry: A Case Study”, The 10th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-10), 02 to 04 July 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 502-510. 
  • Aparna Samaraweera, Sandanayake Y.G. and Wijerathna S.A.M.S. (2018), “An Investigation into Interpersonal Conflicts in Post-Contract Stage of Sri Lankan Construction Projects”, The 10th International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century (CITC-10), 02 to 4 July  2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 546-554.
  • Ranadewa, K.A.T.O., Sandanayake, Y.G. and Mohan Siriwardena (2018), “A SWOT Analysis for Construction SMEs: A Case for Sri Lanka”, The 7th World Construction Symposium 2018, held from 29 June - 01 July 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 1-12.
  • Ekanayake B.J., Sandanayake Y.G. and Thanuja Ramachandra (2018), “Challenges in Hotel Building Refurbishment Projects in Sri Lanka”, The 7th World Construction Symposium 2018, held from 29 June - 01 July 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 145-154.
  • Aparna Samaraweera, Sepani Senaratne and Sandanayake Y.G. (2018), “Basic assumptions of contractor’s sub culture in public sector building construction projects in Sri Lanka”, The 7th World Construction Symposium 2018, held from 29 June - 01 July 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 94-104.
  • Heshani Wickramarachchi, Sandanayake Y.G. and Ekanayake B.J. (2018), “Total Quality Management Implementation in Sri Lankan Construction Industry: A Study of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises”, The 4th International Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon), on 30 May 2018 – 01 June 2018 in Sri Lanka (Indexed in Scopus)
  • Karunarante T.L.W., Ahmed Iftekhar, Jayawickrama T.S., Maund Kim, Sandanayake Y.G. and Gajendran Thayaparan (2017), “An Investigation into Disaster Management Practices in Relation to Recent Disaster Events in Sri Lanka”, The 10th FARU International Conference organised by Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU), on 08 and 09 December 2017 in Sri Lanka, 154-165.
  • Samaraweera A., Senaratne S. and Sandanayake Y.G. (2017), “Three Perspectives of Public Sector Construction Project Culture: An Exploratory Case Study in Sri Lanka”, The 13th International Research Conference 2017, organised by University of Salford, United Kingdom, on 14-15 September 2017, pp. 428-442.
  • Mendis N.S.K., Rajini P.A.D., Samaraweera A. and Sandanayake Y.G. (2017), “Applicability of Safe Working Cycle (SWC) Concept to Sri Lankan Construction Industry”, International Research Conference 2017: Shaping Tomorrow’s Built Environment, organised by University of Salford, United Kingdom, on 11-12 September 2017, pp. 151-164.
  • Ekanayake B.J. and Sandanayake Y.G. (2017), “Ecological Footprint to Evaluate Environmental Sustainability of Apparel Sector Built Environments: The Sri Lankan Perspective”, The Sixth World Construction Symposium 2017, jointly organised by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 30 June - 02 July 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 169-177.
  • Aparna Samaraweera, Sepani Senaratne and Sandanayake Y.G. (2017), “Nature of Existence of Public Sector Construction Project Culture: An Exploratory Case Study”, The Sixth World Construction Symposium 2017, jointly organised by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 30 June - 02 July 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 308-315
  • Gunasekara P.T.N., Sandanayake Y.G. and Ekanayake E.M.A.C. (2017) “TRIZ-DR Model for Dispute Resolution in Construction Industry”, The Sixth World Construction Symposium 2017, jointly organised by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 30 June - 02 July 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 466-475
  • Ranadewa K.A.T.O., Sandanayake Y.G. and Mohan Siriwardena (2017), “What Does Developing Lean Capacity Mean?”, The Sixth World Construction Symposium 2017, jointly organised by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 30 June - 02 July 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 485-494
  • Ekanayake E.M.A.C. and Sandanayake Y.G. (2016), “Synergy between Lean and Value Engineering Concepts: Sri Lankan Construction Industry perspective”, The Fifth World Construction Symposium 2016, jointly organised by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 29-31 July 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 498-506.
  • Udara Ranasinghe and Sandanayake, Y.G. (2016), “Energy Service Practices Towards ESCO Concept in Sri Lanka”. The 9th FARU International Conference organised by Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU), on 09 and 10 September 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 74-86.
  • Nethmin Pilanawithana and Sandanayake, Y.G. (2016), “Facilities Manager’s Role at the Different Stages of Facility Life cycle in Sri Lanka”. The 9th FARU International Conference organised by Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU), on 09 and 10 September 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 181-193.
  • Jayalath, S.D.L.D., Sandanayake, Y.G., & Ekanayake, E.M.A.C. (2016). “Factors Contributing to Non-Value Adding Activities in Sri Lankan Quarry Industry”. The 11th International Research Conference on Management & Finance. 09 December 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 253-268.
  • Ranadewa, K.A.T.O., Sandanayake, Y.G., and Siriwardena, M. (2015), “Capacity Building in Construction SMEs: A Proposal through Enabling Lean”. The 8th FARU International Conference organized by Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU), on 11-12 December 2015 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 519-531. 
  • Nishadi Anuruddika and Sandanayake Y.G. (2015), “An Investigation into Skilled Labour Requirement in Sri Lankan Building Construction Industry”, The Fourth World Construction Symposium 2015, jointly organised by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 12-14 June 2015 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 90-98.
  • Nilmini Weerasinghe, Sandanayake Y.G. and Prathibhani Bandusena (2014), “Collaborative Facilities Management in Urban Regeneration Projects: Problems and Potentials”, The Second International Urban Design Conference (ICCPP-2014),  31 October - 02 November 2014 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 316-329.
  • Samaraweera A.U.A.A., Sandanayake Y.G. and Sepani Senaratne (2014), “Conceptual Framework for Understanding Construction Project Culture: A Literature Review”, The Third World Construction Symposium 2014, jointly organised by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 20-22 June 2014 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 116-126.
  • Dissanayake D.M.D.T.B., Sandanayake Y.G. and Wijekoon K.A.D.N.C. (2014), “Risk of Catastrophic Events on Construction Supply Chain”, The Third World Construction Symposium 2014, jointly organised by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 20-22 June 2014 in Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 482-489.
  • Wijekoon K.A.D.N.C., Sandanayake Y.G. and Fernando R. (2013), “Implementing Quick Response Facilities Management: A Sri Lankan Case Study”, The 8th Annual International Research Conference on Management and Finance (IRCMF), organised by the Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka on 13 December 2013 at Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 468-483.
  • Weerasinghe R.P.N.P. and Sandanayake Y.G. (2013), “An Investigation of Integrated Facilities Management Functions in Sri Lanka”, FARU International Research Symposium 2013, organised by the Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 13-15 December 2013 at Hambantota, Sri Lanka, pp. 80-95.
  • Bandusena P. and Sandanayake Y.G. (2013), “Multidimensional Model for Feasibility Assessment of Urban Development Projects”, International Urban Design Conference, Organised by University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 14-17 October 2013 at Foundation Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 282-293.
  • Weerasinghe R.P.N.P. and Sandanayake Y.G. (2013), “Integrated Facilities Management Practices in Sri Lanka: A Preliminary Investigation”, The Second World Construction Symposium 2013, jointly organised by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB-SB13) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 14-15 June 2013 at Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 307-318.
  • De Silva M.N.K. and Sandanayake Y.G. (2012), “Building Energy Consumption Factors: A Literature Review and Future Research Agenda”, World Construction Symposium 2012, organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB-W107) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 28-30 June 2012 at Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 90-99.
  • Wijesooriya S.D., Sandanayake Y.G. and Konara K.M.G.K. (2012), “Sustainability Evaluation Framework for Energy Power Plants in Sri Lanka”, World Construction Symposium 2012, organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB-W107) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 28-30 June 2012 at Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 417-426.
  • Sandanayake Y.G., Sayani, V. and Konara K.M.G.K. (2011), “A Study of Patient’s Requirements on Hospital Building Facilities”, The Eighth International Conference on Business Management organized by the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, on 08-09 December 2011 at Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, pp. 635-643.
  • Konara K.M.G.K. and Sandanayake Y.G. (2011), “Evolution of Building Performance Evaluation Techniques: Synthesizing Current Knowledge towards a Future Research Agenda”, The 15th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Conference (PAQS), organized by the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors, Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 23-26 July 2011 at Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 170-179.
  • Premarathne W., Sandanayake Y.G. and Konara K.M.G.K. (2011), “Evaluation of Guest Requirements on Hotel Building Facilities in Sri Lanka”, The 15th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Conference (PAQS), organized by the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors, Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 23-26 July 2011 at Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 276-284.
  • Konara K.M.G.K., Sandanayake Y.G. and Oduoza C.F. (2011), “Framework for Multidimensional Evaluation of Building Performance”, The 21st International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), 26-29 June 2011 at Taiwan, Paper ID – ES2, pp.101-108.
  • Konara K.M.G.K. and Sandanayake Y.G. (2010), “Building Post Occupancy Evaluation Framework”, The 5th International Research Conference on Management and Finance (IRCMF), organized by the University of Colombo, 10 December 2010 at Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, Sri Lanka, pp. 218-228.
  • Wadugodapitiya R.R.M.M.K., Sandanayake Y.G. and Oduoza C.F. (2010), “A Multi-Dimensional Model for Performance Evaluation in the Construction Industry”, The 20th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), 12-14 July 2010 at California State University East Bay, USA, pp. 101-108.
  • Iddamalgoda I.T.L.P., Sandanayake Y.G. and Wadugodapitiya R.R.M.M.K. (2010), “Multidimensional Model for Contractor Selection in Private Sector Construction Projects”, 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 18-19 June 2010 at Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 50-59.
  • Sandanayake Y.G. and Dissanayake D.M.S.C. (2010), “Evaluation of Stakeholder Satisfaction in Tsunami Damaged School Reconstruction Projects in Sri Lanka”, 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 18-19 June 2010 at Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 238-247.
  • Wadugodapitiya R.R.M.M.K., Sandanayake Y.G. and Thurairajah, N. (2010), “Building Project Performance Evaluation Model”, CIB2010 World Congress, Organized by the CIB on 10-13 May 2010 at Salford Quays, UK. Paper ID – 967.
  • Sandanayake, Y.G. and Mapa, R.M.M.U.A. (2010), “Quantifying Critical Factors Affecting Construction Quality”, The Seventh International Conference on Business Management organized by the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, on 14 May 2010 at Waters Edge, Sri Lanka, pp. 262-277.
  • Sandanayake Y.G. (2009), “Just-in-time Performance Measurement in an Automotive Component Manufacturing Environment”, The 4th International Research Conference on Management and Finance organized by the University of Colombo, 11 December 2009 at BMICH, Sri Lanka, pp. 250-260.
  • Wadugodapitiya R.R.M.M.K. and Sandanayake Y.G. (2009), “A Multi-Dimensional Model for Building Project Performance Evaluation”, The 4th International Research Conference on Management and Finance organized by the University of Colombo, 11 December 2009 at BMICH, Sri Lanka, pp. 261-270.
  • Sandanayake Y.G. and Oduoza C.F. (2009), “JIT Performance Measurement in a Specialist Packaging Manufacturing Environment”, The 19th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), 06-08 July 2009 at Teesside, UK, pp. 760-768.
  • Sandanayake, Y.G. and Oduoza, C.F.  (2008), “Performance Measurement Model for Just-in-Time Manufacturing Plant”, The 18th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), 30 June - 02 July 2008 at Skovde, Sweeden, pp. 860-867.
  • Sandanayake Y.G., Oduoza C.F. and Proverbs D.G. (2007), “Simulation, Modelling and Analysis of Key JIT Drivers in an Automotive Component Manufacturing Environment”, The 17th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM), 18-20 June 2007 at Philadelphia, USA, pp. 91-98.
  • Sandanayake Y.G. and Oduoza C.F. (2005), “Development of a Performance Measurement System in JIT Enabled Manufacturing Environments: A Preliminary Study”, The 15th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, 18-20 July 2005 at Bilbao, Spain, pp.778-785.
  • Sandanayake Y.G. and Rameezdeen R., (2002), “Sustainable Construction Planning Through Green Labeling of Materials”, The International Seminar Organized by the Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL), held on 19-20 October 2002 at Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 210-215.
  • Sandanayake Y.G., Rameezdeen R. and Dissanayake G.M., (2001), “Quantifying Level of Sustainability Achieved in Construction Projects”, International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) World Congress 2002, Melbourne, Australia.

 Publications : Conference, Symposium and Other Publications (Non Refereed)

  • Wickramaarachchi H.R., Sandanayake Y.G. and Ekanayake E.M.A.C. (2017), “The Perception of Quality Assurance and Total Quality Management in Sri Lankan Construction SMEs”, FOCUS, Quarterly E-Journal of Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Sri Lanka, Volume 6, Issue 1, July 2017, pp. 5-6.
  • Sandanayake Y.G. and Ekanayake E.M.A.C. (2017), “Lean integrated Value Engineering: LiVE Approach”, Sri Lanka Construction Today, Quarterly magazine published by Ceylon Institute of Builders, Issue 1-July-Sep-2017, pp. 44-46.
  • Chandani Hadiwattege, Sandanayake Y.G. and Sepani Senaratne (2017), “Moving from Red to Blue”, Sri Lanka Construction Today, Quarterly magazine published by Ceylon Institute of Builders, Issue 1-July-Sep-2017, pp. 97-98.
  • Sandanayake Y.G. and Ekanayake E.M.A.C. (2016), “Causation of Contractor – Subcontractor Disputes: A Study of Sri Lankan Construction Projects”, Annual Technical Sessions 2016 organised by Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka, pp. 08-11.
  • Nishadi Anuruddika and Sandanayake Y.G. (July 2015), “Is There a Skilled Labour Force Shortage in Sri Lankan Construction Industry?” Construction Review: The Monthly News Bulletin of Chamber of Construction Industry, 15(04), pages 28 & 33.
  • De Silva M.N.K. and Sandanayake Y.G. (2012), “Realised Energy Potential of Energy Management Systems in Sri Lanka”, Faculty of Architecture Research Symposium 2012 organised by the Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU), 24-25 August 2012 at Galle Fort, p. 36.
  • Wadugodapitiya R.R.M.M.K. and Sandanayake Y.G. (2009), “Extended Balanced Scorecard for Building Project Performance Assessment”, Third Research Conference of the Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU), 17 December 2009 at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, p. 13.
  • Nayanthara De Silva and Sandanayake Y.G. (2009), “FM Higher Education and Industry Focus”, FM Symposium*09: Value Addition of FM and QS to Economic Development, 11 June 2009 at BMICH, Sri Lanka, pp. 760-768.

Research Supervision

Completed supervisions:

  • Dr. H. Chandanie, PhD, 2017; Research title: Merging Academic Research and Industry Development Requirements for an Innovative Construction Management Practice; Co-supervisors – Dr. Sepani Senaratne and Dr. Nirodha Fernando
  • Dr. AUAA Samaraweera, PhD, 2018; Research title: Framework for Analysis of Cultural Basic Assumptions of Public Sector Construction Projects; Co-supervisor – Dr. Sepani Senaratne
  • Mrs. Nilmini Thilakaratne, MPhil, 2015; Research title: Framework for Lean Implementation in Construction Process; Co-supervisors – Prof. Lalith de Silva and Dr. Sepani Senaratne
  • Mrs. RMNU Rathnayake, MPhil, 2018; Research title: Framework to Identify Occupational Health and Safety Initiatives for Different Ethical Climates; Co-supervisors – Dr. Gayani Karunasena
  • Ms. Biyanka Ekanayake, MSc by Research, 2019; Research title: Application of Value Engineering to Building Refurbishment Projects: A Best Practice Approach; Co-supervisor – Dr. Thanuja Ramachandra
  • Ms. Nishara Abdeen, MSc by Research, 2019; Developing A Framework for Facilities Management Supply Chain Performance Evaluation in Hotels; Co-supervisor – Dr. Thanuja Ramachandra

On-going supervisions:

  • Mrs. Tharusha Ranadewa, PhD; Research title: Lean Enabling Capacity Building in Small and Medium Enterprises in Construction Industry; Co-supervisor – Dr. Mohan Siriwardena
  • Mrs. Harshani Mallawaarachchi, PhD; Research title: Developing a Guideline for Enabling Decarbonisation of Building Construction Projects; Co-supervisors – Dr. Gayani Karunasena and Associate Prof. Chunlu Liu
  • Mr. K.A.P. Gunawardhana, PhD; Research title: Develop a Framework to Integrate Sustainability in to the Public Procurement Process in Construction Industry; Co-supervisors – Dr. Gayani Karunasena and Dr. Thilini Jayawickrama

Research Activities

  • Scientific Committee Co-Chair of the World Construction Symposium series from 2012 to 2019, jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
  • Publication and Technical Director of Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress 2011, organized by Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka and co-organized by Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka from 22-27 July 2011.
  • Scientific and Technical Committee Co-Chair of Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress 2011, organized by Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka and co-organized by Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka from 22-27 July 2011.
  • Scientific Committee Co-Chair of 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 18 and 19 June 2010.
  • Conference Co-Coordinator and a member of organising committee of 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 18 and 19 June 2010.
  • Organised the FM Symposium*09: Value Addition of Facilities Management and Quantity Surveying to Economic Development” on 11 June 2009 at BMICH, Sri Lanka.

Editorial and Refereeing Activities

  • Associate Editor of Built Environment Project and Asset Management Journal from June 2017 (Indexed in Scopus and ESCI)
  • Member of the Editorial Review Board of Built Environment Project and Asset Management Journal from 2016 to 2017 (Indexed in Scopus and ESCI)
  • Lead Guest Editor of the Special Issue on “Sustainability: Business Drivers and Managerial Implications” published in Volume 6, Issue 5 of Built Environment Project and Asset Management Journal, 2016
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the World Construction Symposium from 2012 to date
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the FARU International Conference organised by Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU) in 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the 13th International Research Conference, organised by University of Salford, United Kingdom in 2017
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress 2011
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the International Research Conference on Sustainability in Built Environment 2010

Session Leaderships

  • Session Chair of the FARU International Research Conference from 2015 to 2019.
  • Session Chair of the “Built Environment and Spatial Sciences” at the International Research Conference, held from 2017 to 2019, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University Sri Lanka.
  • Chaired a session on "Sustainable Manufacturing and Engineering 2" at the Flexible Automation and Intelligent Management (FAIM 2018), 10-14 June 2018, Columbus, Ohio.

Resource Person in CDPS, Workshops and Invited Speeches

  • Resource person for the “Research Management Workshop” organised by the Faculty of Graduate Studies in 2016, 2018 and 2019.
  • Keynote speaker for the Forum 2018 of Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Sri Lanka held on 26.01.2018 at Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Resource person for the validation workshop on “Understanding the review of disaster management policies following recent flooding and landslide disaster events in Sri Lanka” with the participation of several representatives from policy making bodies and team from University of Newcastle, Australia on 05 December 2017 at the University of Moratuwa.
  • Resource person for the workshop on “Moratuwa and the Sri Lankan Quantity Surveyor” for visiting group of undergraduates from Liverpool John Moores University on 22 June 2017 at the University of Moratuwa.
  • Resource person for the BEMRU workshop on Advancement in Academic Career and Enhancing Research on 20 December 2016 at the Faculty of Architecture Board Room.
  • Member of the panel discussion on “Societal Responsibility of Young Quantity Surveyors” at the Annual Technical Sessions 2016 organised by Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka, on 03 November 2016 at BMICH.
  • Invited speeches on “Overview of Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and its Research” and “‘Collaborative Facilities Management’” at the research symposium on “Advancements and New Directions in Construction Economics and Management” organized by Construction Economics and Management Research Group (CEMRG), Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University, United Kingdom on 10 February 2016.
  • Resource person for the Advanced Level Bio-Systems Technology Teacher Training Programme on “Preparation of BOQs for Farm Houses and Green Houses” conducted by National Institute of Education on 29-30 April 2015.
  • CPD for Sri Lankan Quantity Surveyors - United Arab Emirates on “Are you competent? Competencies of Professional Quantity Surveyors” on 12 December 2014 at Business Village, Deira, United Arab Emirates.
  • Invited as a Distinguished Guest for the Sri Lankan Quantity Surveyors UAE 30th Get-together delivered a speech on 11 December 2014 at Radisson Blu Hotel in Deira, United Arab Emirates.
  • Resource person for the training course on BOQQ and Estimates organised by the Centre for Housing Planning & Building (CHPB). Conducted sessions on “Preparation of BOQ for Building Works” in 2001.