Aparna 
MS. APARNA SAMARAWEERA
BSc. (QS) Hons, SEDA (UK),  Reading PhD, CIMA passed finalist
Lecturer
Department of Building Economics,
Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka

Academic Qualifications

  • Reading for a PhD at Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa
  • B.Sc.(Hons) Quantity Surveying from the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Passed Finalist of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) - UK  

Professional Qualification

  • Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (2014) – University of Colombo
  • A graduate member of Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Sri Lanka (IQSSL)
  • A student member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS)
  • A student member of Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors (RICS)

Professional Activities

  • Assistant Coordinator of Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU) of Department of Building Economics
  • Visiting Lecturer-Collegeof QuantitySurveying,SriLankasince2014
  • Elected member by the Lecturers (Probationary) to the Faculty Board of Architecture, University of Moratuwa.
  • Resource Person to the Development Workshop for development of assessment resource for the occupation of Quantity Surveying Assistant organised by the National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority, Sri Lanka in 2015
  • Member– Technical Evaluation Committee, Universityof Moratuwaprojects
  • Member – Procurement Committees in University of Moratuwa Projects

Research Interests

  • Project culture
  • Project team
  • Leadership

Publications : International Refereed Journals

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Samaraweera, A., Senaratne, S. and Sandanayake, Y.G., 2017. Methodology to extract underlying basic assumptions of a public sector construction project culture: an exploratory case study. International Journal of Construction Management, pp.1-15. DOI:10.1080/15623599.2017.1338130
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Samaraweera, A., Senaratne, S 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).
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Walimuni, W., Samaraweera, A. and De Silva L. 2017. Payment Mechanism to Contractor for Better Environmental Hazard Controlling in Road Construction Projects. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 7 (4). 
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Senaratne, S. and Samaraweera, A., 2015. Construction project leadership across the team development process. Built Environment Project and Asset Management. 5 (1), pp. 69 – 88.

 

Publications : International Refereed Conferences

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Samaraweera, A., Senaratne, S. and. Sandanayake, Y.G., 2017. Three Perspectives of Public Sector Construction Project Culture: An Exploratory Case Study. 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built Environment, University of Salford, Manchester, England 14 - 15  September 2017. (Paper Presented by Samaraweera A.)
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Mendis, N.S.K., Rajini P.A.D. and. Samaraweera, A., 2017. Applicability of Safe Working Cycle (SWC) Concept in Sri Lankan Construction Industry. International Research Conference of University of Salford, University of Salford, Manchester England 12 - 13 September 2017. (Paper Presented by Samaraweera A.)
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Samaraweera, A., Senaratne, S. and. Sandanayake, Y.G. 2017. Nature of Existence of Public Sector Construction Project Culture: An Exploratory Case Study. 6th World construction symposium - What’s New and What’s Next in the Built- Environment Sustainability Agenda? Colombo Sri Lanka 30th June- 02nd July 2017. (Paper Presented by Samaraweera A.)
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Jayathissa, K.H.N.P., Samaraweera, A. and Ranadewa, K.A.T.O. 2016. Stakeholder management in road construction projects in Sri Lanka: A contractor perspective. 5th World construction symposium - Greening Environment, Eco Innovations & Entrepreneurship, Colombo  Sri Lanka 29 - 30  July 2016. (Paper Presented by Samaraweera A.)
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Samaraweera, A. and Senaratne, S., 2015. Leading the project team in construction projects through team development stages. Rajapaksha.U, et al (eds), 2015, “Making built environments responsive”: Proceedings of the 8thInternational Conference of Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, pp. 131–142. (Paper Presented by Samaraweera A.)
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Walimuni, W., De Silva L. and Samaraweera, A., 2015. Payment evaluation method for controlling environmental defilement in road construction projects in Sri Lanka. 4th World construction symposium - sustainable development in the built environment: green growth and innovative directions, Colombo  Sri Lanka 12 - 14  June 2015.
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Samaraweera, A., Sandanayake, Y.G. and Senaratne, S., 2014. Conceptual framework for understanding construction project culture: a literature review. 3rd World construction symposium - sustainability and development in built environment: the way forward, Colombo  Sri Lanka 20 - 22  June 2014.  (Paper Presented by Samaraweera A.)
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Samaraweera, A. and Senaratne, S., 2012. Understanding project culture in construction: a literature review. World construction symposium -global challenges in construction industry, Colombo  Sri Lanka 28 - 30  June 2012. (Paper Presented by Samaraweera A.)
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Samaraweera, A. and Senaratne, S., 2011. Effect of construction project team on its leadership: case studies in Sri Lanka. Pacific association of quantity surveyor’s 15th annual congress, Colombo Sri Lanka 23 - 26 July 2011. Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka. (Paper Presented by Samaraweera A.)

 

Awards

  • Silver Medal of the 10thKANAGAWA International Art Exhibition held at Japan in 1999
  • Silver Medal for a painting in the SHANKAR International Children’s Competition held at India in 2001
  • Third Place in Copy Writing at National Level English Day Competition in 1994

Consultancy and Services Outside University

  • Project QuantitySurveyorfor the project construction and completion of proposed new hostel block for National Police Academy at Katana, 2014
  • Project Quantity Surveyor for the projectConstruction and completion of proposed new academic and administrative building for National Police Academy at Katana, 2014

Professional Experience (Industrial)

  • Contractor Quantity Surveyor at Access Engineering PLC, No 117, Dehiwala Road, Boralesgamuwa, Sri Lanka – from 08th August 2012 to 07th August 2013.
  • Consultant Quantity Surveyor at State Engineering Corporation of Sri Lanka, No 130, W.A.D.Ramanayake Mawatha, Colombo 02, Sri Lanka – from 08th August 2011 to 07th August 2012.