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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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