Harshani
MRS. HARSHINI MALLAWARACHCHI
BSc.(FM) Hons , SEDA (UK), MPhill (SL),
Lecturer
Department of Building Economics,
Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka

Academic Qualifications

  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa
  • B.Sc.(Hons) in Facilities Management, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa 

Professional Activities

  • Assistant Coordinator of Student Learning Environment Facilities (SLEF), Department of Building Economics 

Subject Areas

Sustainable Development, Whole Life Costing, Building Surveying, Waste Management, Law of Property, Land Economics and Valuation and, Dissertation Supervision for Undergraduate level students in the Department of Building Economics.

Research Interests

  • Carbon footprint and emissions
  • Sustainable development
  • Waste management
  • Occupants’ productivity
  • Disaster resilience

Publications : Refereed Journals and Publications

1 Mallawarachchi, H. & Karunasena, G. (2012). Electronic and electrical waste management in Sri Lanka: Suggestions for national policy enhancements. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 68 (2012) 44 -53.

Publications : Conference Papers

1 Mallawaarachchi H. & Senaratne, S. (2015). “Importance of Quality for Construction Project Success”. 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2015, organized by University of Peradeniya, University of Moratuwa and University of Ruhuna on11th, 12th & 13th December 2015, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
2 Waidyasekara, K. G. A. S., Chamara H. W. L. & Mallawarachchi H. (2015). “Evaluating Subcontractor Performance in Construction Industry”. 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2015, organized by University of Peradeniya, University of Moratuwa and University of Ruhuna on 11th, 12th & 13th December 2015, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
3 Mallawaarachchi, H., De Silva L., & Rameezdeen R. (2015). Indoor environmental quality and occupants’ productivity: green certified office buildings in Sri Lanka. In Proceedings of the CIOB World Construction Symposium 2015, organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on June 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
4 Fernando R, Waidyasekara K. G. A. S & Mallawaarachchi H. (2014).  “Driving Factors for Façade Rainwater Harvesting in High-rise Buildings”. 5th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment 2014. organized by University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
5 De Silva, L., Mallawaarachchi, H. & Fernando, I. (2014). “Project management framework for active energy saving projects: optimizing life cycle energy cost of high-rise buildings in Sri Lanka”. In Proceedings of the National Energy Symposium 2014, organized by Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority on 21st November 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
6 Mallawaarachchi,  H.,  De  Silva  L.  & Rameezdeen  R.  (2014).“Differentiating green buildings from conventional buildings”. In Proceedings of the CIOB World Construction Symposium 2014, organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 20th-22nd June 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
7 Dilrukshi, H., Mallawaarachchi, H. & Karunasena, G. (2014).“Application of green building   concept to enhancing indoor environment quality in hospital buildings in Sri Lanka”. In Proceedings of theCIOB World Construction Conference 2014, organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka on 20th-22nd June 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
8 Mallawaarachchi B.H., De Silva L., & Rameezdeen R. (2013). “Potential design implications of    indoor environment quality improvements in green buildings”.4th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2013, organized by University of Peradeniya, University of Moratuwa and University of Ruhuna on13th, 14th &15th December 2013, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
9 Karunasena,  G., Mallawaarachchi,  H.  & Gunasekara,  J.D.E.M.  (2013). “Rain water harvesting in urban buildings”. 4th International Conference on Structural Engineering  and  Construction  Management  2013,  organized  by University of Peradeniya, University of Moratuwa and University of Ruhuna on13th, 14th &15th December 2013, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
10 Mallawaarachchi B.H., De Silva L. & Rameezdeen R., (2013). “Importance of Occupants’ Expectations for Acceptance of Green Buildings: A Literature Review”. In Proceedings of the World Construction Symposium 2013, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
11 Mallawaarachchi, H., De Silva L. & Rameezdeen R., (2013). “Green Buildings, Resilience Ability and the Challenge of Disaster Risk”. International Conference on Building Resilience, September 2013, Ahungalla, Sri Lanka.
12 Mallawaarachchi,  B.H.,  De  Silva,  L.,  Rameezdeen,  R.  & Chandrathilaka,  S. R., (2012). “Green Building Concept to Facilitate High Quality Indoor Environment for Building Occupants in Sri Lanka”. In Proceedings of the World Construction Symposium, 2012, (pp. 237-246). Colombo, Sri Lanka.
13 Wijerathne, H.A.N, Karunasena, G.I. & Mallawaarachchi, B.H., (2012). “Study on Sick Building Syndrome in Office Environment”. In Proceedings of the World Construction Symposium, 2012, (pp. 396-406). Colombo, Sri Lanka.
14 Mallawaarachchi, B.H. & De Silva, M.L., (2012). “Green framework to improve indoor air quality in buildings: reducing the impact of sick building syndrome on office workers in Sri Lanka”. 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, December 2012, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
15 Mallawarachchi B.H., De Silva, M. L. & Rameezdeen R. (2012). “Green Building Concept in Sri Lanka: Issues in Moving Buildings Green”. Faculty of Architecture Research Symposium 2012, Galle, Sri Lanka.

Awards

  • Built Environment Project and Asset Management (BEPAM) Highly Commended Paper Award for the paper titled “Indoor Environment Quality and Occupants’ Productivity: Green Certified Office Buildings in Sri Lanka”, awarded at 4th World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 2015
  • National Research Council (NRC) Merit Award for Scientific Publications (31st October 2014)