Udayangani1 
Dr (MRS) UDAYANGANI KULATUNGA
B.Sc. (QS) Hons, PhD (UK), FHEA (UK), PGCAP (UK)
Senior Lecturer
Department of Building Economics
Faculty of Architecture
University of Moratuwa
Sri Lanka

Academic Qualifications

  • PhD in Construction Management, University of Salford, UK (2008)
  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Quantity Surveying, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (2002)

Professional Qualification

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (June 2012), UK
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (June 2012), University of Salford, UK

Professional Activities

  • Reader (Associate Professor), School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, UK (2016-2017)
  • Programme Director BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying (Sri Lanka), School of the Built Environment, University of Salford (2010 to 2017)
  • Director, Center for Disaster Resilience, University of Salford, UK (2015-2017)
  • International Link Tutor, School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, UK (2016-2017)
  • Senior Lecturer, School of the Built Environment, University of Salford, UK (August 2012 to October 2016)
  • Lecturer in Quantity Surveying and Economics (from October 2008 to August 2012)
  • Part-time Research Assistant, Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment, School of the Built Environment, University of Salford (from September 2007 to September 2008)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of the Built Environment, University of Salford (from September 2004 to September 2007).
  • Lecturer, Department of the Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka from January 2003-Aughust 2004
  • Undergraduate coordinator of the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka 2004
  • Assistant Programme Director for MSc in Project Management, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka 2003/2004
  • Coordinator for the Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors (RICS), Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwea 2003/2004

Subject Areas

  • Subject Areas
  • Quantification of Building and Civil Engineering Work
  • Research methodology
  • Risk Management
  • Procurement

Research Interests

  • Disaster Management
  • Waste Management
  • Performance Measurement and Management
  • Construction Procurement
  • Risk Management

Research Grants and Services Outside the University

  • Co-Investigator, Technology Enhanced Stakeholder Collaboration for Supporting Risk-Sensitive Urban Development (TRANSCEND), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Global Research Challenge Fund, Equitable Resilience (£1,013,629)
  • Principal Investigator, Liveability Livability Defined: The Case of Colombo Sri Lanka, Senate Research Committee (Long-Term), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, (Rs 1,265,000)
  • Principal Investigator, Use of Big Data for Emergency Warning in Sri Lanka, Senate Research Grant, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (Rs 300,0000)
  • Principal Investigator, Investigation of wind induced damages on roofs, Senate Research Grant, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (Rs 300,0000)
  • Principal Investigator: Risk perception when responding to man-made disasters (£4000), School of the Built Environment, University of Salford
  • Principal investigator: Challenges of data collection from crisis affected regions (£2000), School of the Built Environment, University of Salford
  • Principal Investigator-EduRISK- Evolving Disaster Vulnerability and Resilience through the Involvement of School Kids with Sri Lanka (£3500)
  • Principal Investigator- Incorporating Vulnerability of Elderly in disaster management in Malaysia (£800)
  • Principal Investigator- Evaluation of challenges/obstacles when collecting data from crisis-affected areas (£2000)
  • Co-Investigator- EU-CIRCLE - A panEuropean framework for strengthening Critical Infrastructure resilience to climate change funded by the EU Horizon 2020, 2015-2917 (£218,388.00)
  • Principal Investigator- Climate Impacts in Malaysia: Attenuation Through an Integrated Safer built Environment (CLIMATISE) funded by the Newton Fund, Newton Institutional links programme, 2015-2016 (£80,642)
  • Principal Investigator- Towards Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Reduction in Malaysia and the UK, British Council, Researcher Links programme, 2014-2015 (£41,200)
  • Principal Investigator- University Annual Fund (2013-2013) Introduce Clickers teaching and learning technology to School of the Bult Environment’s affiliated campus in Sri Lanka (£3600)
  • Co-Investigator of the British Council INSPIRE strategic partnership 2010 project- Community Engagement for Risk Erosion in Bangladesh to Enhance LifeLong Advantage (CEREBELLA) January 2010 (Grant award £45,000)
  • Principle investigator for INSPIRE Exploratory grant funded by the British Council with the international partner Patuakhali Science and Technology University, Bangladesh to explore flood risk management strategies (£2000)
  • Principal Investigator- New researcher award 2009, funded by the Faculty of Business, Law and Built Environment, University of Salford (£2000), Funds were utilised to explore cultural impact towards disaster risk reduction activities.
  • Co-Investigator of the Sponsor EC - EACEA: Lifelong Learning Programme funded BELLCURVE (Built Environment Lifelong Learning Challenging University Responses to Vocational Education) project: Funding: EC (EACEA), Euro 361.591,00, (Oct – 2009); Partners: Tallinn Institute of Technology, Estonia and Vilnius Gedminas Technical University, Lithuania 

Guest Editorship

  • Guest Editor for the Special Issue on ‘Capacity building for disaster risk reduction’ in the journal of Built Environment Project and Asset Management (July 2016)
  • Guest Editor for the Special issue on "Culture and People in Science and Technology" in The International Journal of the Built and Human Environment Review (June 2013 to August 2014).
  • Guest editor of special issue in International Journal of Strategic Property Management on Disaster Management 2010/2011
  • Guest editor of special issue in Facilities journal on Performance measurement and management 2009/2010

PhD Completions

  • Aussama Khalil, 2018, Developing a strategy for the implementation of sustainable construction practices in Libya
  • Hamadi Fatemah, 2018, Strategic Approach to the Implementation and Adoption of an e- Government system for the Ministry of Education in Kuwait
  •  Abbas Aletaiby, 2018, A Framework to Facilitate Total Quality Management Implementation in Upstream Oil Industry: An Iraqi Case Study
  •  Elhoush, Raief, 2017, Investigation into the Current Project Risk Management Practices Within the Libyan Oil and Gas Industry
  •  McCann, Anne, 2017, The Relevance of Project Management Best Practice and its Application in the UK Construction Industry
  • Al-Shammery, Habib, 2017, Improving the School Building Delivery Process in Post-Conflict Iraq
  • Al-Dahash, Hajer, 2017, Evaluation of Disaster Response Management in Iraq Resulting from Terrorism
  • Omotayo, Temitope, 2017, Strategic Realignment of the Post-Contract Cost Control Process in the Nigerian Construction Industry Using Kaizen
  • Zin Zawawi, Imran, 2017, Improving Competition within Public Private Partnership Procurement Process for Infrastructure Delivery in Malaysia
  • Allali, Belqais, 2016, The Relationship Between Organisational Culture and Knowledge Sharing in the Information Communication Technology Firms in Libya
  • Sadek, S, 2016, Analytical Assessment of Standard Contractual Forms to the Construction Industry in the Middle East- Overview and Recommendations
  • Cavill, C, 2014, Fitness for Purpose Evaluation of Stables in Current Use in the UK 

PhD External Examinations 

  • Matthew Abunyewah, 2018, The University of Newcastle, Australia
  •  Khalid Hashim, 2017, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
  •  Onaopepo Adeniyi, 2017, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK
  •  Leon Herszon, 2017, University of Huddersfield, UK
  •  Chandanie Hadiwattage, 2016, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  •  Kayis Mohamed Abuzayan, 2015, Curtin University, Australia  

Publications : Google Citations

As at June 2020 profile for Google Scholar Citations

Citations           1097
h-index             14
i10-index          20

Publications : Refereed Journals

  • Al-Dahash, H., Kulatunga, U., & Thayaparan, M. (2019). Weaknesses during the disaster response management resulting from war operations and terrorism in Iraq. International journal of disaster risk reduction, 34, 295-304.
  • Kantamaneni, K, Sudha Rani, N. N. V., Rice, L., Sur, K., Thayaparan, M., Kulatunga, U., Rege, R., Yenneti, K and Campos, L.C. (2019), A systematic review of coastal vulnerability in Andhra Pradesh, India: a critical evaluation of data gathering, risk levels and mitigation strategies, Special Issue on Coastal Vulnerability and Mitigation Strategies: From Monitoring to Applied Research under Section Hydraulics, Waters, 11(2), 393
  • Al-Dahash, H and Kulatunga U, 2018, Challenges Facing the Controlling Stage of the Disaster Response Management Resulting from War Operations and Terrorism in Iraq, Proceedia Engineering, 212, pp. 863-870
  • Salamati Nia, SP and Kulatunga U, 2017, Safety and security of hospitals during natural disasters: challenges of disaster managers, International Journal of Safety and Security Engineering, 7 (2), pp. 234-246.
  • Omotayo T, and Kulatunga U, 2017, Continuous improvement framework using IDEF0 for post- contract cost control, Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation, Special Issue on Lean Construction in Africa, 7(1), pp. 1807-1823
  • Omotayo T and Kulatunga U, 2017, Gemba kaizen model based on BPMN for small- and medium- scale construction businesses in Nigeria, Journal of Construction Project Management and Innovation, Special Issue on Lean Construction in Africa, 7.1, pp. 1760-1778
  • Zin Zawawi MI, Kulatunga U and Thayaparan M, 2016, 'Malaysian experience with Public Private Partnerships (PPP) – managing unsolicited proposals', Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 7.2, pp.508-520
  • Wedawatta G, Kulatunga U, Amaratunga D and Ahmed, P 2016, Disaster risk reduction infrastructure requirements for South-Western Bangladesh : perspectives of local communities, Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 6 (4)
  • Jogia J, Kulatunga U, Yates G.P, and Wedawatta, G 2014, Culture and the psychological impacts of natural disasters: Implications for disaster management and disaster mental health, Built and Human Environment Review, 7.1, pp. 15-25.
  • Al-Dahash H and Kulatunga U, 2014, Evaluation of the System of Disaster Management Resulting from War Operations and Terrorism in Iraq, Procedia Economics and Finance, 18(C), pp.900-907.
  • Allali, B & Kulatunga, U & Keraminiyage K 2014, 'The Relationship Between Knowledge Sharing And Organizational Culture: Theoretical Framework', Built and Human Environment Review: Special Issue on Culture and People in Science and Technology, 7(1), pp. 45-56.
  • Kulatunga U, Wedawatta G, Amaratunga D and Haigh R 2014 Evaluation of Cyclone Vulnerability Factors: the Case of Patuakhali, Bangladesh, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 9. September, pp. 204-211
  •  Kulatunga, U & Rameezdeen, R 2014, 'Use of Clickers to Improve Student Engagement in Learning: Observations from the Built Environment Discipline', International Journal for Education and Research in the Built Environment, 10(1), pp.3-18.
  • Kulatunga, U & Amaratunga, D & Haigh, R, 2011, Structured approach to measure performance in Construction Research and Development: Performance Measurement System Development, International Journal of Productivity & Performance Management, 60 (3), pp.289 - 310
  • Kulatunga K.J.K., Kulatunga, U., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R., (2011), Client’s championing characteristics that promote construction innovation, Construction innovation, 11. 4. Pp. 380-398
  • Kulatunga U, 2010, Impact of Culture towards Disaster Risk Reduction, International Journal of Strategic Property Management, 14(4), pp 304-313- 2.1.1/a
  • Kulatunga, U & Amaratunga, D & Haigh, R, 2010, Implementation of Critical Success Factors in Construction Research and Development Process, International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology, Special issue on New Product Development, 2 (9), pp 96-106
  • Kulatunga, U & Amaratunga, D & Haigh, R, 2009, Critical Success Factors of Construction Research and Development, Construction Management and Economics, 27. 9, pp. 891-900
  • Kulatunga, U & Amaratunga, D & Haigh, R, 2007, Performance measurement in construction research and development, International Journal of Productivity & Performance Management, 56.8, pp. 673 – 688
  • Kulatunga, U, Amaratunga, D. Haigh, R., and Rameezdeen, R. 2006, Attitudes and Perceptions of Construction Workforce on Construction Waste in Sri Lanka, Management of Environmental Quality: An International Journal, 17.1, pp 57-72
  • Rameezdeen R., Kulatunga U, (2004), Quantification of construction waste and perception of contractors, The Journal of Built Environment Sri Lanka, 4.2, pp. 35-41 

Publications : Book Chapters

  • Kulatunga, U. 2011, Project management of post disaster reconstruction, In Amaratunga D and Haigh, R. (Eds), Post-Disaster Reconstruction of the Built Environment: Rebuilding for Resilience, Blackwell’s publisher, London

Publications : Refereed Conference 

  • Tennakoon, T.M.M.P. & Kulatunga, U. (2020). Liveability Concept for Development of Urban Built Environment: Case of Sri Lanka. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Dubai, UAE, (pp.136-147).
  • Samarakkody, A.L., Bandara, H.M.N.D., and Kulatunga, U. (2019), A Systematic Review of Performance Measurement Models for Smart Cities, In proceedings of the 10th Annual International IEOM Conference (Accepted for publication) (SCOPUS INDEXED)
  • Rathnasinghe, A.P. and Kulatunga, U. (2019). Investigation on Comparative Roles of Major Stakeholders for BIM Implementation in a Traditional Construction Project Environment. In Proceedings of the 14th International Postgraduate Research Conference in Built Environment 2019. Salford University, United Kingdom
  • Disara, S. Kulatunga, U., Samaraweera, A., Gamage, S. V., (2019). Impacts of culture to the post disaster projects in Sri Lanka. FARU 12th International Research Conference, (pp. 182-195). Colombo
  • Shandraseharan, A. Kulatunga, U. and Rathnasiri, P ENHANCE THE DISASTER MANAGEMENT PROCESS THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA, FARU 12th International Research Conference, Colombo
  • Wedage, S.U., Kulatunga, U., and Rathnasiri, P. (2019). Applicability of reuse as a demolition waste management method in Sri Lanka. 10th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management. Kandy, Sri Lanka.
  • Perera, P.P.L., Kulatunga, U., & Rathnasiri, P. (2019). Adopting Smart City concept to Colombo Metropolitan area. 10th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management. Kandy, Sri Lanka.
  • Ernst, R.P., Kulatunga, U., & Rathnasiri, P. (2019). Assessing applicability of structural measures for enhancing flood management in Sri Lanka. 10th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management. Kandy, Sri Lanka.
  • Rathnasinghe, A.P. and Kulatunga, U., 2019. Potential of using big data for disaster resilience: The case of Sri Lanka. In: Sandanayake, Y.G., Gunatilake, S. and Waidyasekara, A. (eds). Proceedings of the 8th World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 8-10 November 2019, pp. 493-501. DOI: doi.org/10.31705/WCS.2019.49. Available at: https://2019.ciobwcs.com/papers
  • Perera, G.P.P.S., Tennakoon, T.M.M.P., Kulatunga, U., Jayasena, H.S. and Wijewickrama, M.K.C.S., 2019. Factors affecting the selection of a procurement method for steel building construction. In: Sandanayake, Y.G., Gunatilake, S. and Waidyasekara, A. (eds). Proceedings of the 8th World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 8-10 November 2019, pp. 340-349. DOI: doi.org/10.31705/WCS.2019.34. Available at: https://2019.ciobwcs.com/papers
  • Tennakoon, T.M.M.P. and Kulatunga, U., 2019. Understanding liveability: Related concepts and definitions. In: Sandanayake, Y.G., Gunatilake, S. and Waidyasekara, A. (eds). Proceedings of the 8th World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 8-10 November 2019, pp. 578-587. DOI: doi.org/10.31705/WCS.2019.57. Available at: https://2019.ciobwcs.com/papers (SCOPUS INDEXED)
  • Samarakkody, A.L., Kulatunga, U. and Bandara, H.M.N.D., 2019. What differentiates a smart city? A comparison with a basic city. In: Sandanayake, Y.G., Gunatilake, S. and Waidyasekara, A. (eds). Proceedings of the 8th World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 8-10 November 2019, pp. 618 -627. DOI: doi.org/10.31705/WCS.2019.61. Available at: https://2019.ciobwcs.com/papers (SCOPUS INDEXED)
  • Kumari L.M.T. , Kulatunga U., Madusanka N, Jayasena N, 2018, EMBODIED CARBON REDUCTION STRATEGIES FOR BUILDINGS, 9th International Conference on Suatainable Built Environment, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Rathnasinghe A.P., Wijewickrama M.K.C.S. , Kulatunga U, Jayasena H.S., 2018, INTEGRATION OF BIM AND CONSTRUCTION SUPPLY CHAIN THROUGH SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT; AN INFROMATION FLOW MODEL, 9th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Allali, B, Kulatunga, U and Shahad 2018, Challenges of data collection from Crisis affected regions, 7th World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Tennakoon T.M.M.P., Wijewickrama M.K.C.S., F., Kulatunga U., and Jayasena H.S. 2018. Influence of organisational culture on knowledge management in a BIM enabled environment. In Proceedings of FARU 2018, the 11th International Research Conference on Sustainability for People; Envisaging Multi-Disciplinary Solution
  • Perera G.P.P.S., Wijewickrama M.K.C.S., F., Kulatunga U., and Jayasena H.S. (2018). Factors influence for the selection of procurement system for steel building construction in Sri Lanka. In Proceedings of FARU 2018, the 11th International Research Conference on Sustainability for People; Envisaging Multi-Disciplinary Solution
  • Salamati Nia SP, Kulatunga, U, Udeaja CE, and Valadi S, 2018, Implementing GIS to improve hospital efficiency in natural disasters, International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives, 42(3W4), pp. 369-373 (SCOPUS INDEXED)
  • Mollasalehi, S., Rathnayake, A., Aboumoemen, A.A., (...), Kulatunga, U., Coates, P., How BIM- lean integration enhances the information management process in the construction design, IGLC 2017 - Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction, pp. 531-538 (SCOPUS INDEXED)
  • Elhoush R and Kulatunga U 2017, The effectiveness of project risk management : a study within the Libyan oil and gas industry , in: 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), 14-15 September 2017, University of Salford, UK
  • Al-Dahash HF and Kulatunga U 2017, Evaluating disaster response management stemming from war operations and terrorism in Iraq : a methodological approach , in: 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), 14-15 September 2017, University of Salford, UK
  • Van Krieken T, Kulatunga U and Pathirage C 2017, Importance of community participation in disaster recovery , in: 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), 14-15 September 2017, University of Salford, UK.
  • Aletaiby A, Kulatunga U and Pathirage C 2017, Key success factors of total quality management and employees performance in Iraqi oil industry , in: 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), 14-15 September 2017, University of Salford, UK
  • Sonson SJ, Kulatung U and Pathirage C 2017, Performance measurement and management in construction : a conceptual framework , in: 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), 14-15 September 2017, University of Salford, UK.
  • Horbah F, Pathirage C and Kulatunga U 2017, Assessing the safety climate in Ghana’s upstream oil and gas sector , in: 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), 14-15 September 2017, University of Salford, UK.26.
  • Goyol S, Pathirage C and Kulatunga U 2017, Climate change risk on infrastructure and policy implications of appropriate mitigation measures in the Nigerian agricultural sector , in: 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), 14-15 September 2017, University of Salford, UK.
  • Goyol S, Pathirage C and Kulatunga U 2017, Mapping stream flow changes and its implications on irrigation infrastructure in agrarian communities of Nigeria , in: 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), 14-15 September 2017, University of Salford, UK.
  • Alkhald M, Pathirage C and Kulatunga U 2017, The role of human error in accidents within oil and gas industry in Bahrain , in: 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC),14-15 September 2017, University of Salford, UK.
  • Al-Dahash HF, Al-Shammari S, Kulatunga U and Hardman, MD 2017, Cloud computing for disaster response management stemming from terrorism in Iraq , in: 13th International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC), 14-15 September 2017, University of Salford, UK.
  • Mollasalehi S, Arachchi Rathnayake Mudiyanselage AP, Abou Moemen AA, Underwood J, Fleming AJ, Kulatunga U and Coates SP 2017, 'How BIM-lean integration enhances the information management process in the construction design' , Proceedings, 25th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) , pp. 531-538.
  • Salamati Nia SP and Kulatunga U 2017, The challenges of hospital disaster managers in natural disaster events , in: 5th International Conference on Disaster Management and Human Health: Reducing Risk, Improving Outcomes, 7-9 June 2017, Seville, Spain.
  • Salamati Nia, SP and Kulatunga U 2017, The Importance of Disaster Management and Impact of Natural Disasters on Hospitals in: The 6th World Construction Symposium 2017, 30th June-2nd July, Sri Lanka
  • Elhoush R and Kulatunga U, 2017, Investigation into the Current Project Risk Management Practices within the Libyan Oil and Gas Industry, in: The 6th World Construction Symposium 2017, 30th June-2nd July, Sri Lanka
  • Al-Dahash, Hajer, Thayaparan M and Kulatunga U 2016, Challenges during Disaster Response Planning Resulting From War Operations and Terrorism in Iraq , in: 12th International conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction, 5th-7th Aughust, Kandy Sri Lanka
  • Van Krieken T and Kulatunga U 2016, Role of Project Managers during Post-Disaster Recovery Project, in: 12th International conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction, 5th-7th Aughust, Kandy Sri Lanka
  • Al-Dahash H, Thayaparan M and Kulatunga U 2016, Understanding the terminologies: disaster, crisis and emergency , in: Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), 5- 7th September, Manchester, UK
  • Johnson C and Kulatunga U 2016, Coastal zone adaptation in Trinidad and Tobago : a review of literature , in: The 5th World Construction Symposium 2016, 29th July-1st August, Sri Lanka
  • Omotayo T and Kulatunga U 2016, Achieving incremental cost reduction via kaizen costing in the Nigerian construction industry , in: CIB world building congress 2016, 30th May-3rd June, Finland.
  •  Omotayo T and Kulatunga U 2016, Re-thinking post-contract cost controlling techniques in the Nigerian construction industry , in: The 5th World Construction Symposium 2016, 29th July-1st August, Sri Lanka
  • Kulatunga U, Pathirage C P, Thayaparan M, and Sulaiman N, 2016, Vulnerability assessment for Climate-Induced disasters in Malaysia, 7th International Conference on Suatainable Built Environment, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • Sulaiman N, Thayaparan, M, Haidaliza, M and Kulatunga, U, 2015, Impact of flood disaster in Malaysia: a case study on public hospitals, in: The 11th Annual International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction (I3R2): Complex Disasters and Disaster Risk Management, 27-29 August 2015, University of Seoul, Korea.
  • Omotayo T. and Kulatunga U, 2015, The research methodology for the development of a kaizen costing framework suitable for indigenous construction firms in Lagos, Nigeria, ARCOM Doctoral workshop, Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Ireland
  • Allali B and Kulatunga U 2015, Applying case study approach and triangulation methods of data collection in the ICT context in Libya, ARCOM Doctoral Workshop on Research Methodology 10th April2015 GrangeGorman Campus, Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Al-Dahash,H., & Kulatunga U. (2015). Review of Disaster Response Management Challenges from War Operations and Terrorism in Iraq. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Building Resilience, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia 15th - 17th July 2015.
  • Allali B and Kulatunga U 2015, The Conceptions of Knowledge and Sharing From the Perspectives of the Libyan ICT Small Firms’ Employees: The Findings of Open-Ended Questions Questionnaire. IPGRC 2015: 12th International postgraduate research conference, University of Salford
  • Al-Dahash H., Kulatunga U., and Al-Dehesh A. (2015). Disaster Response Management Stemming From War Operation and Terrorism in Iraq. Paper presented at the 12th International Post- Graduate Research Conference, MediaCity, UK, 10-12 June 2015.
  • Al-Dahash H & Kulatunga U 2014, 'Evaluation of the System of Disaster Management Resulting from War Operations and Terrorism in Iraq', 4th International Conference on Building Resilience, Media City, UK, pp 151 (Abstract)
  • Nquot I and Kulatunga U, 2014, Flood mitigation measures in the United Kingdom, 4th International Conference on Building Resilience, Media City, UK, pp 119 (Abstract)
  • Jogia J, Kulatunga U, Yates G and Wedawatta G, 2014, Natural disasters and psychological impacts: the cultural perspective, 4th International Conference on Building Resilience, Media City, UK, pp 155 (Abstract)
  • Allal, B, Keraminiyage K, and Kulatunga U 2013, The role of organizational culture in managing the knowledge in the information communication technology small firms in Libya. Paper presented at IPGRC 2013: International postgraduate research conference, University of Salford,
  • Sonson S., Kulatunga U 2014 Quantity surveying role and environmental influence in Saint Lucia, CIB 2014 International Conference on Construction in a Changing World, May Sri Lanka
  • Sadek S., Kulatunga U, 2014, Analytical assessment of standard contractual forms to the construction industry in the Middle East- overview and recommendations, CIB 2014 International Conference on Construction in a Changing World, May Sri Lanka
  • Allali, B., Keraminiyage K., Kulatunga U. 2014, The influence of organisational culture on sharing knowledge in small information communication technology firms in Libya, CIB 2014 International Conference on Construction in a Changing World, May Sri Lanka
  •  Kulatunga U, Wedawatta G, Amaratunga D and Md. Shamsuzzoha, 2013, Disaster Risk and Community Vulnerability: the Case of Patuakhali, Bangladesh, The 9th annual International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure, Renewal and Reconstruction (IIIRR), Brisbane, Australia
  • Kulatunga U and Wedawatta G 2012, Evaluation of Community Risk Assessment method for development of disaster risk reduction strategies, Breaking the Mould International conference, August, Durham, UK (presentation only)
  • Kulatunga U Wedawatta G, Parvez A, Biswas R and Amaratunga, D, 2012, Disaster risk reduction measures in Bangladesh, CIOB World Construction Conference, June, Sri Lanka
  • Kulatunga U, 2011, Influence of culture towards disaster risk: the case of Barguna, Bangladesh, International conference in Building Resilience, July, Sri Lanka
  • Kulatunga U, Zaman A.K.M., Biswas A.K.M., Parvez A, and Amaratunga D, 2010, Community Risk Assessment for Disaster Risk Reduction: Challenges and Future, International Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS COBRA 2010)
  •  Thayaparan M., Siriwardena M., Kulatunga U, Amaratunga D. & Malalgoda C., 2010. Reforming HEI for through-life sustainability of construction professionals, International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  •  Ingirige B. Kulatunga U. and Amaratunga D., 2010, E-Auctions: A construction industry perspective on achieving stakeholder satisfaction and value creation, The sixth International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC 2010), Penn State University, USA
  •  Kulatunga U & Amaratunga D, 2010, The Code for Sustainable Homes in the UK: Affordability and Future, International Research Conference on Sustainability on the Built Environment, Sri Lanka
  •  Kulatunga U & Amaratunga D & Haigh R, 2008, 'Performance measurement in construction Research & Development: The use of case study research approach', CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and research (BEAR), Sri Lanka
  • Kulatunga U., Amaratunga D., and Haigh R. 2008, Performance measurement in construction Research & Development: The use of case study research approach, International conference on building education and research (BEAR), 11th – 15th April, Sri Lanka
  • Kulatunga U., Amaratunga D., and Haigh R. 2007, Structuring the unstructured data: the use of content analysis, Proceedings of 6th international postgraduate research conference in the built and human environment, 27th – 28th March, The University of Salford, UK
  • Kulatunga U., Amaratunga D., and Haigh R. 2006, Performance Measurement of Construction Research and Development: Evaluation of Performance Measurement Frameworks, The construction and building research conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, 7th - 8th September, University College, London
  • Kulatunga U., Amaratunga D., and Haigh R. 2006, Design Parameters of Research and Development Performance Measurement Systems, CIB W 65: Construction in the 21st century, local and global challenges, 18th – 20th October, Rome, Italy
  • Kulatunga U, Amaratunga D, Haigh, R 2006, Performance measurement in construction research and development, in Neely A, (Ed) Performance Measurement and Management - Public and Private, The University of Cranfield, UK
  • Kulatunga U., Amaratunga D., and Haigh R. 2006, The role of research and development in achieving excellence in construction, International conference on building education and research (BEAR), 10th – 13th April, Hong Kong
  • Kulatunga U., Amaratunga D., and Haigh R. 2006, Measuring Performance and the impact of Research and Development in the Construction Industry: Research Methodological Perspectives, Proceeding of 6th international postgraduate research conference in the built and human environment, 6th-7th April, Delft, The Netherlands
  • Kulatunga U., Amaratunga D., and Haigh R. 2006, Performance measurement of research and development: A literature review, 1st International CIB student chapters postgraduate conference, 26th - 28th March, Turkey
  • Kulatunga U., Amaratunga D., and Haigh R. 2005, Research and development, skills requirement achieving excellence in construction, ARCOM Doctoral research workshop, 30th November, The University of Northumbria, UK
  • Kulatunga U. Amaratunga D., and Haigh R. 2005, Literature review on the status of “research and development” in construction and its performance measurement, Proceeding of 2nd Scottish conference for the postgraduate researchers of the built and natural environment, 16th-17th November, The University of Glasgow, UK
  • Amaratunga D., Kulatunga U., and Baldry D. 2005, Performance Measurement Applications in Facilities Management: An Investigation into the Future Directions, CIB 2005- COMBINING FORCES: Advancing facilities management and construction through innovation, 13th- 16th June, Helsinki, Finland
  • Kulatunga U., Amaratunga D., and Haigh R. 2005, Performance measurement applications within the UK construction industry: A Literature review, Proceedings of 5th international postgraduate research conference in the built and human environment, 14th – 15th April, The University of Salford, UK
  • Kulatunga U, Amaratunga D, Haigh R, and Rameezdeen R. 2005, Sources of construction material wastage in Sri Lankan sites, Proceeding of 2nd Scottish conference for postgraduate researchers of the built and natural environment, 16th-17th November, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Rameezdeen R., Kulatunga (nee Tennakoon), U. Dilanthi Amaratunga 2004, Study of construction waste and the perception of contractors, 4th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment. The University of Salford 

Other Published Output

  • Kulatunga, U, Thayaparan, M, Sulaiman, N, Ingirige, B and Masram, H 2016, Safer built environment for climate impacts in Malaysia ,Project Report, University of Salford, Salford.
  • Kulatunga, U, Tobi, S and Ingirige, MJB 2015, Capacity building to reduce disaster risk in the UK and Malaysia: CARE-RISK: UK- Malaysia Partnership. Book of abstracts, Documentation, University of Salford.
  • Kulatunga U, Wedawatta G and Amaratunga D 2012 Natural Hazards in Bangladesh, Centre for Disaster Resilience, University of Salford
  • Wedawatta G, Kulatunga U, Ahmed P and Amaratunga D 2012 Disaster Risk Reduction Strategies in Patuakhali, Bangladesh, Centre for Disaster Resilience, University of Salford (REPORT)
  • Keraminiyage, KP, Haigh, RE, Amaratunga, RDG and Kulatunga, U 2009, Curriculum compatibility report : disaster management education - a review of disaster management education programmes in the UK and Asia , Technical Report, University of Salford. Item not available from this repository.
  • Keraminiyage, KP, Haigh, RP, Amaratunga, RDG and Kulatunga, U 2009, Curriculum compatibility report : joint curriculum development - a review of the EURASIA partners skills and resources , Documentation

Publications : Conference Proceedings 

  • Proceedings of the International Postgraduate Research Conference, 2017, Edited by Pathirage, C.P, Kulatunga, U, Gameson, R, Udeaia, C, Yingchun, J, University of Salford, Salford, UK
  • Proceedings of the International Postgraduate Research Conference, 2015, Edited by Ahmed V, Kulatunga U, Zeeshan A, Pathirage C, MediaCity, Salford, UK
  •  CIB INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2014: W55/65/89/92/96/102/117 & TG72/74/81/83 Construction in a Changing World; Edited by Amaratunga D, Haigh R, Ruddock L, Keraminiyage K, Kulatunga U, Pathirage C, Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka
  •  Proceedings of the International conference on Building Resilience: Individual, institutional and societal coping strategies to address the challenges associated with disaster risk, 2013, Martin Hall, Amaratunga D, Haigh R, Ingirige B, Keraminiyage K, Kulatunga U, Pathirage C, Ahungalla, Sri Lanka
  •  Proceedings of the International Conference on Building Resilience, Edited by Haigh RP, Amaratunga D, Keraminiyage K, Kulatunga U and Pathirage CP, 19th -21st July 2011, Kandalama, Sri Lanka

Guest Editorials 

  • Kulatunga, U and Ingirige, MJB 2016, 'Capacity building for disaster risk reduction' , Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 6 (4) . (In Press)
  • Kulatunga, U 2010, 'Multi‐faceted nature of managing disasters' , International Journal of Strategic Property Management, 14 (4) , pp. 283-286.
  • Kulatunga, U, Liyanage, C and Amaratunga, DS 2010, 'performance measurement and management in facilities management' , Facilities, 28 (5/6)

Conference Organising / Scientific Commitee Members

  •  The 7th World Construction Symposium, 2018, Charted Institute of Building – CIOB Sri Lanka
  • The 6th World Construction Symposium, 2017, Charted Institute of Building – CIOB Sri Lanka
  • 13th International Post Graduate Research Conference, University of Salford, (September 2017, New Adelphi Building)
  • The 5th World Construction Symposium, 2016, Charted Institute of Building – CIOB Sri Lanka
  • International Conference on Building Resilience, 2015, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
  • 12th International Post Graduate Research Conference, University of Salford, UK (2015, MediaCity)
  • International Conference on Building Resilience: Interdisciplinary approaches to disaster risk reduction, and the development of sustainable communities and cities (Media City, UK, September 2014).
  • International Conference on Construction in a Changing World (Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka, 4th-7th May 2014)
  • International Conference on Building Resilience: Individual, institutional and societal coping strategies to address the challenges associated with disaster risk (Heritance Ahungalla, Sri Lanka, September 2013)
  • 10th International Post Graduate Research Conference, University of Salford, April 2013,
  • International Conference on Building Resilience: Interdisciplinary approaches to disaster risk reduction, and the development of sustainable communities and cities (Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka, July 2011).
  • CIB World Congress: Building a better world (Salford Quays, Salford, United Kingdom

Esteems

  • External Reviewer, AHEAD (Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development Programme), Ministry of Higher Education, Sri Lanka (2018)
  • External Examiner of the Bachelor of Technology in Quantity Surveying degree programme at Faculty of Industrial and Vocational Technology, University of Vocational Technology, Sri Lanka (2018 to date) 
  • External Programme Reviewer, Quantity Surveying Degree Programme, University of Coventry, UK
  • Co-Chair- 13th International Post Graduate Research Conference, 2017 (Salford, United Kingdom, September, 2017).
  • Dean’s Award for the Best Research Staff, 2015, University of Salford, UK
  • External advisor for PhD students at the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka since 2013
  • Co-Chair- 12th International Post Graduate Research Conference, 2015 (Salford, United Kingdom, June 2015).
  • Reviewer and consultation for “Women as a force in resilience building, gender equity in Disaster Risk Reduction; Post 2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (HFA2)
  • University of Salford, Graduate Teaching Assistantship Scholarship to pursue PhD in 2004
  • Institute of Quantity Surveyors Award for the Graduand who has obtained the highest overall average for the BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying degree programme (2002), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Professor HPS Caldera Memorial Award for the Graduand who has obtained the highest marks for the Dissertation at the final year BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying degree programme, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • Royal Institution of Charted Surveyors Award for the third-year undergraduate with excellent academic and extra-curricular performance (2001), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka