Tharusha 
MRS. THARUSHA RANADEWA
BSc. (QS) (Hons), SEDA(UK), GREENSL®AP, Reading PhD.
Lecturer
Department of Building Economics,
Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka

Academic Qualifications 

  • Reading for PhD at University of Moratuwa
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Quantity Surveying, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Professional Qualification

  • Associate Professional of Green BuildingCouncilof SriLanka(GBCSL)
  • Graduate member of Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (IQSSL), 2013
  • Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (CTHE) at University of Colombo, 2014

Professional Activities

  • Level 2 undergraduate coordinator for B.Sc.(Hons) in Quantity Surveying and B.Sc.(Hons) in Facilities Management degree programmes since November 2018
  • Visiting Lecturer-College of QuantitSurveyingSri Lanka since2013
  • Visiting Lecturer-Department of Architecture,University of Moratuwa, May 2014 - 2015
  • Member of the consultant team of Universityof Moratuwa for the construction of proposed building for Commission to Investigate All egations of Bribery or Corruption, 2013
  • Project Coordinator - Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBCSL) – August 2012 – August 2013
  • A member of Technical Evaluation Committee for Green Labelling System at Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBCSL)-(From June 2012 to December 2014).

Subject Areas

Building Desigand Construction , Building Materials, Lean Construction, Construction Economics, Operations Management

Research Interests

  • Lean Construction
  • Capacity Building in Construction SMEs
  • Sustainability
  • Green Buildings
  • Building Information Modelling

Publications :Conference Papers

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         Ranadewa, K.A.T.O., Sandanayake, Y.G. and Siriwardena, M. (2018). “Enabling Lean among Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Contractors in Sri Lanka” In: Proc. 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.

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Ranadewa, K.A.T.O., Sandanayake, Y.G., & Siriwardena, M. (2018). A SWOT analysis to Construction SMEs, In Proceedings of the 7th World Construction Symposium 2018 (CIOB), (pp 01-13). Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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Illankoon, I.M.C.S., Vivian, W.Y.T., Khoa N.L. & K.A.T.O. Ranadewa. (2018). Causes of disputes in Sri Lankan construction industry: Perspective of different parties to the contract. In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Construction Project Management and Construction Engineering (iCCPMCE-2018), 03-06 December 2018, Sydney, Australia

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Ranadewa, K.A.T.O., Sandanayake, Y.G., & Siriwardena, M. (2017). What does lean capacity mean? In Proceedings of the 6th World Construction Symposium 2017 (CIOB), (pp 485-494). Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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     Jayathissa, K.H.N.P., Samaraweera, A., & Ranadewa, K.A.T.O. (2016). Stakeholder management in road construction projects in Sri Lanka: a contractor perspective. In Proceedings of the 5th World Construction Symposium 2016 (CIOB), (pp 448-457). Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Ranadewa, K.A.T.O., Sandanayake, Y.G., & Siriwardena, M. (2015). “Capacity building in construction SMEs: a proposal through enabling lean”. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU), (pp 519-531). Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Gunawardane, D.A.S., Illankoon, I.M.C.S., & Ranadewa, K.A.T.O. (2014). “A literature review for marketing green buildings; 4C marketing mix approach”. In Proceedings of the 3rd World Construction Symposium, (pp 13-26). Colombo, Sri Lanka.
De Silva, N., Ranadewa, K.A.T.O., Kumaraswamy, M., & Ranasinghe, M. (2014). “Better values and characteristics in relationally integrated value networks to enhance total asset management”. In Proceedings of the 3rd World Construction Symposium, (pp 89-97). Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Kamalanathan, N., Perera, B.A.K.S. & Ranadewa, K.A.T.O. (2014). “Project risk management by small scale contractors in Sri Lankan building construction”. In Proceedings of the 3rd World Construction Symposium, (pp 424-437). Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Amarapathy, P., Jayasena, H.S., and Ranadewa, K.A.T.O., (2013). “E-Tendering Framework for Public Procurement in Sri Lanka”. In Proceedings of the 2nd World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka. pp 118-125.
Asmone, A.,  Chandrathilake,  R.,  and  Ranadewa,  K.A.T.O.,  (2013).  “Cool Pavement Systems as A Mitigation Strategy of Urban Heat Island Effect: A Literature Review”. In Proceedings of the 2nd World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka. pp 129-138.
Kulasekara, G., Jayasena, H.S., and Ranadewa, K.A.T.O., (2013). “Comparative Effectiveness of Quantity Surveying in a Building Information Modelling Implementation”.  In  Proceedings  of  the 2nd  World  Construction  Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka. pp 108-117
Nagalingam,  G.,  Jayasena,  H.S.,  and  Ranadewa,  K.A.T.O.,  (2013).  “Building Information Modelling and Future Quantity Surveyor’s Practice in Sri Lankan Construction Industry”. In Proceedings of the 2nd World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka. pp 81-92
Wijewardana, C., Jayasena, H.S., and Ranadewa, K.A.T.O., (2013). “Impact of Government Policies and Regulations When Adopting Alternative Procurement Methods”. In Proceedings of the 2nd World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka. pp 253-260 

Consultancy and Services Outside University

  • Project Quantity Surveyor for refurbishment of Arthur C. Clarke Institute of Modern Technologies, Katubedda, Moratuwa
  • Project Quantity Surveyor for Development of Ayurveda Osu Uyana, Meegoda
  • Technical Evaluation Committee member for several development projects, University of Moratuwa