Devindi
MS. DEVINDI GEEKIYANAGE
BSc. (FM) (Hons), Reading M.Sc.
Lecturer
Department of Building Economics,
Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka

Academic Qualifications

  • Reading for M.Sc. at University of Moratuwa
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Facilities Management, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Professional Qualification

  • Associate Member of Institute of Facilities Management SriLanka(AMIFMSL), 2012

Professional Activities

  • Temporary Lecturer at the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka since May 2018.
  • Pursuing a part-time international collaborative research project hosted by the University of Salford, UK in the area of ‘Host-Community Involvement for Disaster Induced Relocations’ since May 2018.
  • Research Assistant at the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (May 2017 – May 2018).
  • Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (May 2017 – May 2018).

Subject Areas

Conducts lectures on Development Economics, Operations Management, FM Project Study (Level III), Law of Property, Law of Contract & Delict, and Legal Systems of Sri Lanka, for Undergraduate level students in the Department of Building Economics.

Research Interests

  • Whole Life Cost Analysis & Modelling
  • Energy Management & Conservation
  • Facilities & Infrastructure Management
  • Construction Economics
  • Sustainability
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Publications : Peer Reviewed Journal publications

  • Geekiyanage, D., and Ramachandra, T. (2018). A model for estimating cooling energy demand at early design stage of condominiums in Sri Lanka.Journal of Building Engineering(17), 
    43
    -51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jobe.2018.01.011

Publications : Publications in refereed conference proceedings 

  • Geekiyanage, D., & Ramachandra, T. (2018). Estimating the running costs of commercial buildings: Regression vs. Artificial Neural Network. In Proceeding of the 10th International Structural Engineering and Construction (ISEC) Conference, Chicago, USA: ISEC. (Accepted for publication)
  • Nissanka, S., Ramachandra, T., & Geekiyanage, D. (2018). Employment challenges in mega construction projects in Sri Lanka. In K. Do, M. Sutrisna, E. Jonescu, & A. Zaman (Eds), Proceeding of the 42nd Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) Conference (pp. 360-369). Curtin, Singapore: Curtin University.
  • Ginigaddara, B., Ramachandra, T., & Geekiyanage, D. (2018). Strategies for Enhancing Research and Development Activities in the Sri Lankan Construction industry. In Proceeding of the 11th International Research Conference of Sir John Kotelawala Defense University Sri Lanka (pp. 13-14), Rathmalana, Sri Lanka: Sir John Kotelawala Defense University Sri Lanka.
  • Chandrasiri, A. P., & Geekiyanage, D. (2018). Real-Time Object Detection System for Building Energy Conservation: An IP Camera Based System. In C. Gorse, & C. J. Neilson, (Eds), Proceeding of the 34th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Conference (pp. 577-586). Belfast, UK: ARCOM. 
  • Geekiyanage, D., Ramachandra, T., & Thurairajah, N. (2018). A Model for Early Stage Estimation of Operational Expenses (OPEX) in Commercial Buildings. In C. Gorse, & C. J. Neilson, (Eds), Proceeding of the 34th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Conference (pp. 627-636). Belfast, UK: ARCOM.
  • Geekiyanage, D., & Ramachandra, T. (2018). Significant Factors Influencing Operations and Maintenance Costs (OPEX) in Commercial Buildings. In Y.G. Sandanayake, S. Gunatilake, & K.G.A.S. Waidyasekara (Eds), Proceeding of the 7th World Construction Symposium, Built Asset Sustainability: Rethinking Design, Construction and Operations (pp. 477-487). Colombo, Sri Lanka: Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) Sri Lanka.
  • Geekiyanage, D., & Ramachandra, T. (2017). A Correlation Analysis of Factors Influencing Cooling Energy Demand of Condominiums in Sri Lanka. In Proceedings of the National Energy Symposium (pp. 126-137). Colombo, Sri Lanka: Ministry of Power and Energy Sri Lanka and Sustainable Energy Authority Sri Lanka.
  • Geekiyanage, D., Ramachandra, T., & Rotimi, J. O. B. (2017). A Morphology-Based Model for Forecasting Cooling Energy Demand of Condominium Buildings in Sri Lanka. In P. W. Chan, & C. J. Neilson (Eds), Proceeding of the 33rd Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Conference (pp. 289-298). Cambridge, UK: ARCOM.
  • Ramachandra, T., Geekiyanage, D., & Perera, S. L. (2017). A Study on the Application of Economies of Scale in the Construction Industry: The Sri Lankan Perspective. In Y.G. Sandanayake, & S. Gunatilake (Eds), Proceeding of the 6th World Construction Symposium, What’s New and What’s Next in the Built Environment Sustainability Agenda? (pp. 477-487). Colombo, Sri Lanka: Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) Sri Lanka. 

Awards:

  • Frontiers Award for Best Technical paper for the paper titled “Real-Time Object Detection System for Building Energy Conservation: An IP Camera Based System” awarded at the 34th Annual ARCOM Conference, 2018 in Belfast, UK.
  • Built Environment Project and Asset Management (BEPAM) Best Paper Award for the paper titled “Significant Factors Influencing the Operational and Maintenance (O&M) Costs of Commercial Buildings” awarded by Emerald Publishing Limited in the 7th World Construction Symposium, 2018 in Sri Lanka.
  • Best Paper Award: Third Place for the paper titled “A correlation analysis of factors influencing cooling energy demand of condominiums in Sri Lanka” awarded by Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority in the National Energy Symposium, 2017 in Sri Lanka.
  • Best Presentation Award for the paper titled “A Study on the Application of Economies of Scale in the Construction Industry: The Sri Lankan Perspective” awarded by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) in the 6th World Construction Symposium, 2017 in Sri Lanka.
  • Best Oral Presentation Award for the paper titled “Strategies for Enhancing Research and Development Activities in the Sri Lankan Construction industry” awarded at the 11th International Research Conference of Sir John Kotelawala Defense University Sri Lanka, 2018 in Sri Lanka.