Chandani
DR.(MRS.) CHANDANIE HADIWATTAGE
B.Sc. (Hons) in Quantitiy Surveying , Ph.D(SL)
Senior Lecturer
Department of Building Economics,
Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka

Academic Qualifications 

  • Ph.D. University of Moratuwa
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Quantity Surveying, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa 

Professional Qualification

  • Graduate Member - IQSSL

Professional Qualification

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Building Economics, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka since 2017

Department Level

  • Level 4 Coordinator from 2016 to date
  • CEDU Coordinator 2017-2018
  • Event Coordinator 2011-2014

Faculty Level

  • Faculty Nominee for the Board of Studies, Faculty of Architecture since 2020
  • Faculty Nominee for the Board of Studies-Research Degrees, Faculty of Architecture since 2020
  • Member of the Faculty Board of Faculty of Architecture from 2017 to date

University Level

  • Member of the Career Guidance Coordinators Committee of University of Moratuwa from 2019 to date
  • Member of the IPAC of University of Moratuwa from 2017 to date

Teaching Areas

  • Building Design & Construction
  • Building Construction Technology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Civil Engineering Construction
  • Facilitation
  • Active Citizens

Research Interests

  • Innovation Management
  • Construction Management
  • Human Resouce Management

Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=owH5ClcAAAAJ&hl=en&authuser=3

Research Awards

  • Outstanding Research Performance Award (Awarded by University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka) - 2015
  • Outstanding Research Performance Award (Awarded by University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka) – 2014

Publications  : Journal Papers

  • Chandanie H., and Kandemulla, L., (2014). Cost Benefits of Steel Building Construction in Sri Lankan Construction Industry. FARU Journal 2014., Vol.06 (01). pp.268-283.
  • Chandanie, H., and Sepani Senarathna (2012). Dissemination of academic research knowledge to the construction industry, insights from knowledge management literature, FARU Journal 2012., Vol.04. pp.48-65.

Publications  : Conference Papers

  • Jayawardhana, S.K.G.U.K., Chandanie, H., and Mahinkanda, M.M.M.P. 2019, “Significance of construction technology knowledge for quantity surveyors in expressway construction projects”, In the Proceedings of the 8th World Construction Symposium 2019 – Towards a Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Built Environment, Jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (BEMRU), on 08th and 09th, and 10th November 2019 at Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Amarasinghe, S.D.I.A., and Chandanie, H. 2019, “Essential stakeholder contributions for establishing life cycle assessment (LCA) in the construction industry: A desk study”, In the Proceedings of the 8th World Construction Symposium 2019 – Towards a Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Built Environment, Jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (BEMRU), on 08th and 09th, and 10th November 2019 at Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Kumarasinghe, K.I.D., and Chandanie, H. 2018, “The Significance of Labour Factor in Integrating Sustainability Concept into Construction Industry Practice”, In the Proceedings of the 7th World Construction Symposium 2018 – Built Asset Sustainability: Rethinking Design, Construction and Operations, Jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (BEMRU), on 29th and 30th June and 01st July 2018 at Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Abeynayake, D.N., Perera, B.A.S.K. and Chandanie, H. 2018, “Business Model Concept for Construction Businesses: A Literature Synthesis”, In the Proceedings of the 7th World Construction Symposium 2018 – Built Asset Sustainability: Rethinking Design, Construction and Operations, Jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (BEMRU), on 29th and 30th June and 01st July 2018 at Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Iniya, S., and Chandanie, H. 2017, “Construction Industry Investment Challenges: Barriers for SME Expansion”, In the Proceedings of the World Construction Symposium 2017 – What’s New and What’s Next in the Built Environment Sustainability Agenda?, Jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (BEMRU), on 30th June, 1st and 2nd July 2017 at Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Bandara, U.S.C., Chandanie, H., and De Silva, M.L. 2016, “Suitability of package deal contracts for residential building construction”, In the Proceedings of the World Construction Symposium 2016 – Greening Environment, Echo Innovations and Entrepreneurship, Jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (BEMRU) and International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), on 29th,30th, and 31st July 2016 at Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Jayaratne, M.D.O.M., and Chandanie, H., 2015, “Role of technology in providing better basic facilities for condominium properties”, In the Proceedings of the World Construction Symposium 2015 – Sustainable Development in the Built Environment: Green Growth and Innovative Directions, Jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (BEMRU) on 12th,13th and 14th June 2015 at Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandanie, H., Fernando, N.G., and Senaratne, S.S., 2014, “Merging Academic Research & Construction Industry Development Requirements: A Conceptual Framework”, In the Proceedings of the World Construction Symposium 2014 - Sustainability and Development in Built Environment: The Way Forward, Jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (BEMRU) on 20th,21st and 22nd June 2014 at Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Hiroshan, S.A.R.C., and Chandanie, H., 2014, “Factors Affecting Construction Costs in Sri Lanka”, In the Proceedings of the World Construction Symposium 2014 - Sustainability and Development in Built Environment: The Way Forward, Jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) , Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (BEMRU) on 20th,21st and 22nd June 2014 at Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandanie, H., Fernando, N.G., and Senaratne, S.S., 2013, “Role of academic research in sustainable construction practice”, In the Proceedings of the World Construction Symposium 2013, Jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (BEMRU), International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE), United Nations Environment Programme – Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative UNEP-SBCI and International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) on 14th and 15th June 2013 at Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Randunupura, S.N., and Chandanie, H., 2013, “Plant and equipment management to minimise delays in road construction projects”, In the Proceedings of the World Construction Symposium 2013, Jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (BEMRU), International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE), United Nations Environment Programme – Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative UNEP-SBCI and International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) on 14th and 15th June 2013 at Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandanie, H. and Denagama, J., 2013, “Development supportive novel trends and practices for construction sector”, In the Proceedings of the World Construction Symposium 2013, Jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (BEMRU), International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE), United Nations Environment Programme – Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative UNEP-SBCI and International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) on 14th and 15th June 2013 at Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Heenkenda, H.M.N.S.B., and Chandanie, H., 2013, “Minimising Conflicts in Building Construction through Proper Procurement Arrangements ”, In the Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Business Management - 2012, Organized by Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka on 28th February and 01st March 2013 at University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandanie, H. and Senaratne, S., 2012, “A Literature Synthesis: Is Construction Industry Low Responsive to Change and Development?”, In the Proceedings of the World Construction Conference 2012, Jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (BEMRU) on 29th and 30th June 2012 at Cinnamon Grand, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandanie, H. and Senaratne, S., 2011, “A Literature Synthesis: Merging Academic Research and Industry Development Requirements for a Better Responsive Construction Sector”, In the Proceedings of the 15th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Conference, Jointly organized by Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (IQSSL), Sri Lanka and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (BEMRU) on 25th and 26th July 2011 at Cinnamon Grand, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Kanagarathnam, H., De Silva, M.L. and Chandanie, H., 2011, “Quality assurance of low- cost building constructions”, In the Proceedings of the 15th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Conference, Jointly organized by Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (IQSSL), Sri Lanka and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (BEMRU) on 25th and 26th July 2011 at Cinnamon Grand, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Ranatunga, R.P.M., De Silva M.L., and Chandanie, H., 2010, “Stakeholder management in relocation and reconstruction of public school buildings affected by Tsunami disaster” International research conference on sustainability in built envioronment, 18th – 19th June at Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandanie, H., De Silva M.L. and Pathirage, C., 2009, “Corruption in Sri Lankan construction industry” CIB2010 World Congress, 10th – 13th May 2009 at the Lowry, Salford Quays, United Kingdom.

Publications  : Conference , Symposium and Other Publications (Non-Refereed)

  • Chandanie, H. and De Silva M.L., (2009), “Corruption and future of Sri Lankan construction industry” Third Research Conference of the Faculty of Architecture Research Unit [FARU], 17th December 2009 at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandanie, H. and De Silva, M.L., (2009), “Corruption in Sri Lankan construction industry”  fm symposium* 09, Value Addition of FM and QS to Economic Development, 11th June 2009 at BMICH, Sri Lanka.

Research Supervision

On-going supervisions:

  • Mrs. Dilani Abeynayake, Ph.D.; A Business Model Ontology for Construction Contractors; Co-supervisor – Prof. Kanchana Perea
  • Miss. Isuri Amarasinghe, MSc; A Modified Quintuple Helix Innovation Model for Construction Industry Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Integration

Research Activities

  • Scientific committee member of the World Construction Symposium series from 2017 to 2019, jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. 
  • Scientific committee member of the FARU International Research Conference from 2017 to 2020.
  • Scientific committee member of the IQSSL Technical Sessions from 2017 to 2019.
  • Scientific committee member of the UNIVOTEC annual conference 2017 to 2019.
  • Organising committee member of the World Construction Symposium series from 2012 to 2014, jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.  

Editorial and Refereeing Activities

  • Serve as a reviewer for the Engineering, Construction, and Architectural Management Journal  from 2020 (Indexed in Scopus and ESCI)
  • Serve as a reviewer for the Built Environment Project and Asset Management Journal from June 2019 (Indexed in Scopus and ESCI)
  • Rapporteur of the World Construction Symposium series from 2018 to 2019, jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. 
 

Session Leaderships

  • Session Chair of the World Construction Symposium series in 2018.  
 

Resource Person in CDPS, Workshops and Invited Speeches 

  • Resource person for the “Research Management Workshop” organised by BEMRU in 2017.
 

Consultancy Services

  • Provided consultancy services for the project  Refurbishment of External Storm Water Drain Channel at NWS&DB Head office at Ratmalana in 2012
  • Provided consultancy services in the Expert witness panel for the Southern Expressway Development project in 2012 -2011.