The Inauguration Ceremony of 33rd QS and 12th FM intakes

The Inauguration ceremony of 33rd intake of B.Sc. (Hons) Quantity Surveying and the and 12th intake of B.Sc. (Hons) Facilities Management organised by the Level 2 undergraduates was held on 03rd October 2017 at the Department of Building Economics. Prof. Lalith De Silva, the Dean, Faculty of Architecture, was the chief guest of the occasion. Members of the academic and non-academic staff of the Department of Building Economics graced the event.

The Annual Blood Donation Campaign Organised by BESS

The annual blood donation campaign organized by the Building Economics Student Society (BESS) of University of Moratuwa, was successfully held on 27th September 2017, at Wijaya Sundararama Temple, Moratuwa. The campaign was held from 9 am to 4 pm. The event was inaugurated with a Dharma Preaching. Around 250 donors participated for the blood donation.

Visitation from Liverpool John Moores University

Dr. Mohan Siriwardena, a senior lecturer attached to Liverpool John Moores University, visited the Department of Building Economics on 27th July 2017. A lecture on "Research Methodology: Research Philosophy" was arranged during the visitation, for the benefit of the junior academic staff members and the research students of the Department of Building Economics. Dr. Siriwardena discussed the history and gradual evolution of different research philosophies during the session.

The 22nd Chapter of the Sarasavi Gee Sisila

The 22nd chapter of the annual musical event ‘Sarasavi Gee Sisila’, organised by the Moratuwa University’s Building Economics Students’ Society was held on 03rd August 2017 from 6.00 pm onward at the University premises. The event exclusively focuses on providing financial assistance for students by awarding scholarships, facilitating printing books which are very essential for academic purposes, and encouraging extra-curricular activities within the student community.

This musical concert featured Visharadh. Victor Rathnayake, Visharadh. Sunil Edirisinghe, Visharadh. Edward Jayakody, Visharadh. Amarasisi Pieris, Visharadh. Nirosha Virajini and Mr. Kasun Kalhara. Mr. Wasantha Rohana anchored the show while Mr. Susil Amarasinghe directed the music.

The 6th World Construction Symposium 2017

The 6th World Construction Symposium 2017 on “What’s New and What’s Next in the Built- Environment Sustainability Agenda?” was held from 30th June - 02nd July 2017 at Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The symposium was jointly organised by the Building Economics Management and Research Unit (BEMRU) of the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa and the Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB). The Associate Partners of the Symposium were Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Centre for Innovation in Construction and Infrastructure Development (CICID), The University of Hong Kong, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), Northumbria University, UK, Robert Gordon University, UK, Western Sydney University, Australia, CIB-W122: Public Private Partnerships and Colombo School of Construction Technology, Sri Lanka (CSCT).