Sachi
 
DR. (MS.) SACHIE GUNATHILAKE
PhD, B.Sc. (QS) (Hons)
Senior Lecturer
Department of Building Economics,
Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka

Academic Qualifications 

  • PhD, University of Central Lancashire, UK
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Quantity Surveying, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), United Kingdom

Professional Qualification 

  • Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), UK

Professional Activities

  • Research Coordinator, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa since 2016
  • Quality and Accreditation Unit (Q&A) Coordinator, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa since 2014
  • Member of Faculty Higher Degrees Committee, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa since 2015
  • Sub-committee member of Board of Quantity Surveying Education & Training
    (BQSET) of Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (IQSSL) since 2015
  • Visiting Lecturer, College of Quantity Surveyors, Sri Lanka since 2015
  • Team Leader/ Consultant for Federation of Sri Lankan Local Governments Association (FSLGA), for two major research projects from 2014 to 2015
  • Guest/ Tutorial Lecturer (for modules Law and Management - BN 1460, Contract Law and Procurement - BN 2094 and Issues in Sustainability - NT 1028) in School of Built and Natural Environment, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom, from 2011 to 2012.
  • Temporary Lecturer, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa from 2008 to 2009

Subject Areas

Conducts lectures for B.Sc. (Hons) degree programmes in Quantity Surveying and Facilities Management and M.Sc. programmes in ‘Project Management’, ‘Construction Law and Dispute Resolution’ and ‘Occupational Safety and Health’. The modules involved include;

  • Research Methodology (Areas of Research Paradigms, Literature Review, Qualitative Methods and Data Analysis Techniques)
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Organisational Management
  • Construction Economics
  • Project Appraisal (Areas of Risk Management and Whole Life Cycle Costing)
  • Sustainable Development
  • Principles of Management and Organisational Behaviour (Areas of Project Team Development and Management, Knowledge Management)
  • Project Study

Research Interests

  • Sustainable development/construction
  • Integrated procurement systems
  • PublicPrivate Partnerships
  • Project management

Publications : Publications in refereed conference proceedings

1 Adikari, A., Gunatilake, S. and Seneviratne, I. 2015. Application of technical knowledge for the effective practice of quantity surveying. In: Proceedings of the 19th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) Congress, 28th May to 1st June 2015. Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors, Japan.
2 Theivendran, J. and Gunatilake, S., 2015. A study on the impacts of schedule compression techniques on construction projects in Sri Lanka. In: Sandanayake, Y.G., Karunasena, G.I. and Fernando, N., eds. Proceedings of the The 4th World Construction Symposium 2015: Sustainable Development in the Built Environment, 20-22 June 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka, ISSN: 2362-0919
3 Gunatilake, S., Liyanage, C. and Akintoye, A., 2013. Implementation of sustainable construction in PFI projects. In: Liyanage, L., Goulding, J. and Akintoye, A., eds. Proceedings of the International Conference on PPP Body of Knowledge (P3BOOK), University of Central Lancashire, 18-20 March 2013, UK.
4 Gunatilake, S. and Liyanage, C., 2011. A qualitative content analysis approach to analysis of advisory documents on sustainable construction. In: Proceedings of 10th International Postgraduate Research Conference, 14-15 September 2011, University of Salford, UK.
5 Gunatilake, S. and Liyanage, C., 2010. Sustainable construction: a conceptual  framework for transforming policy into project level practice. In: Mossallam, A. S., El-Demirdash, M. A., El- Zahaby, K. M., Bathala, C. T., and Zaki, M. A., eds. Proceedings of the American Society of Civil Engineers' 6th International Engineering and Construction Conference,  28-30 June 2010, Cairo, Egypt.
6 Gunatilake, S. and Liyanage, C., 2010. Harmonising sustainable construction policy with practice at project level: a research  proposition.  In: Egbu, C., ed. Proceedings of 26th Annual Conference of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), 6-8 September 2010,Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK, ISBN 13: 978-0-9552390 4-5.
7 Gunatilake, S. and Liyanage, C., 2010. Investigating the adaptability of relational contracting (RC) practices - the Sri Lankan context. In: Barret, P., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Keraminiyage, K., and Pathirage, C., eds. Proceedings of the CIB 2010 world congress, 10-13 May 2010, Salford Quays, UK, ISBN 978-1-905732-39-5.
8 Gunatilake, S. and Liyanage, C., 2010. Implications of the concept of sustainable development to the construction industry. In: Barret, P., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Keraminiyage, K., and Pathirage, C., eds. Proceedings of the CIB 2010 world congress, 10-13 May 2010, Salford Quays, UK, ISBN 978-1-905732-91-3.
9 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. In: Proceedings of the 13th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress, 17-18 August 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
10 Gunatilake, S. and Jayasena, H. S., 2008. Developing a relational approach to contracting: the Sri Lankan context. In: Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D., eds. Proceedings of the CIB International Conference on Building Education and Research, 10-15 February 2008, Kandalama, Sri Lanka, ISBN 978-1-905732-39-5.

Awards

  • Best Student Paper Award at the American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE), 6th International Engineering and Construction Conference held in Cairo, Egypt, 28–30 June, 2010.
  • Best Poster Presentation awarded at the Research Showcase organised by the School of Built and Natural Environment, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom in May 2011
  • PhD Studentship Award (for the value of £45,000) awarded by the School of Built and Natural Environment, University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom to undertake 3 year PhD studentship in March 2009
  • Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (IQSSL) Award at the annual general convocation held in July 2008