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DR. (MS.) POURNIMA SRIDARRAN
BSc. (FM) (Hons), PhD(UK), MIFMSL
Lecturer
Department of Building Economics,
Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka
 

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph.D .University of Hundersfield, UK.
  • BSc. (Hons) Facilities Management, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Professional Qualification

  • Member, Institute of Facilities Management Sri Lanka (MIFMSL) 

Subject Areas

  • Workplace Planning
  • Performance Management
  • Disaster Management
  • Facilities

Research Interests

  • Disaster Management
  • Facililites Management
  • Building Performance

Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=2fgJijIAAAAJ&hl=en

Research Awards

  • Best paper written by a postgraduate researcher award, Disasters and Built environment: Presented at 7th International conference on building resilience, Bangkok, Thailand, November 2017     
  • Runner-up: Three minute thesis competition, University of Huddersfield, June 2017

Publications : Book Chapter

  • Ashar, F., Amaratunga, D., Sridarran, P., and Haigh, R. 2019. Practices of Tsunami Evacuation planning in Padang, Indonesia In Krishnamurthy, R.R., Jonathan, M.P., Srinivasalu, S., and Glaeser, B. (Eds.) Coastal Management: Global challenges and innovations (pp. 399-433). London: Elsevier

Publications : Journal Papers

  • Sridarran, P., Keraminiyage, K., and Fernando, N. 2018. Acceptance to be the Host of a Resettlement Programme: A Literature Review. Procedia Engineering. Vol 212, pp. 962-969, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proeng.2018.01.124
  • Sridarran, P., Keraminiyage, K., Herszon, L., 2017. Improving the cost estimates of complex projects in the project-based industries. Built Environment Project and Asset Management. Vol 7, Iss 2, pp.173-184, doi: 10.1108/BEPAM-10- 2016-0050.
  • Sridarran, P., Fernando, N.G., 2016. Change management framework to enable sustainable outsourcing of facilities management services. Built Environment Project and Asset Management. Vol 6, Iss 3, pp.317-331, doi: 10.1108/BEPAM-08- 2014-0041.

Publications : Refereed Conference Papers

  • Rathnayake, R.M.D.I.M., Sridarran, P. and Abeynayake, M.D.T.E. (2020) Factors contributing to Building Fire Incidents: A review. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, Dubai, UAE, March 10-12, 2020, pp.123-134
  • Koshitha, D., and Sridarran, P. (2019) A framework to enhance productivity through human attitudes. In Proceedings of the 8th world construction symposium 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 8-10th November 2019, pp.33-44, DOI: doi.org/10.31705/WCS.2019.4
  • Sridarran, P., Keraminiyage, K., and Amaratunga, D. (2018). Underlying mechanism of resettlement dissatisfaction. In: Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Building Resilience, November 12-16, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Weerasena, N., Amaratunga, D., Hettige, S., Haigh, R., and Sridarran, P. (2017). Provision of social infrastructure for resettled victims of the 2004 Tsunami: Evidence from grassroots. In In: Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Building Resilience, November 27-29, 2017, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Sridarran, P., Keraminiyage, K., and Amaratunga, D. (2017). Adaptable built-environment as a potential strategy to sustain post-disaster resettlements in Sri Lanka. In: Proceedings of 9th International Conference of Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
  • Sridarran, P., Keraminiyage, K., and Amaratunga, D. (2016). Consequences of involuntary relocations that affect the process of recovery: A literature review. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Building Resilience Conference. University of Auckland. New Zealand.
  • Sridarran, P., Keraminiyage, K., and Amaratunga, D. (2016). Community integration and participation to improve the built environment of the Post-Disaster Involuntary Relocations. In: Proceedings of the 12th International conference on the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction. University of Peradeniya. Department of Civil Engineering, Kandy, Sri Lanka, pp. 160-166.
  • Sridarran, P., Keraminiyage, K., and Amaratunga, D. (2016). Building community resilience within involuntary displacements by enhancing collaboration between host and displaced communities: A literature synthesis. In: Proceedings of the CIB World Building Congress 2016. Environmental Opportunies and Challenges. Constructing Commitment and Acknowledging Human Experiences, II. Tampere University of Technology. Department of Civil Engineering, Tampere, Finland, pp. 114-127. ISBN 978-952- 15 3742-4
  • Satharasinghe, N., Fernando, N.G., and Sridarran, P. (2014). Training and development framework to improve the maintenance workers’ productivity in the Sri Lankan hotel sector. In Proceedings of the 7th FARU International Research Symposium, Galle, Sri Lanka, pp. 88-96.
  • Gunarathna, P., Fernando, N.G., and Sridarran, P. (2014). Operational gap analysis of fire safety applications in Sri Lankan high-rise buildings. In Proceedings of the Third world construction symposium 2014: Sustainability development in built environment, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 394-401.
  • Sridarran, P., and Fernando, N.G. (2014). Significance of change management to enable sustainable outsourcing of building operations and maintenance. In Proceedings of the International conference on construction in a changing world, Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka.
  • Sridarran, P., and Fernando, N.G. (2013). Influence of change management for effective outsourcing of facilities management services. In Proceedings of the Second world construction symposium 2013: Socio economic sustainability in construction, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 288-297. 

Publications : Conference Papers

  • Sridarran, P., Keraminiyage, K., and Amaratunga, D. (2018). Underlying mechanism of resettlement dissatisfaction. In: Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Building Resilience, November 12-16, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Weerasena, N., Amaratunga, D., Hettige, S., Haigh, R., and Sridarran, P. (2017). Provision of social infrastructure for resettled victims of the 2004 Tsunami: Evidence from grassroots. In In: Proceedings of 7th International Conference on Building Resilience, November 27-29, 2017, Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Sridarran, P., Keraminiyage, K., and Amaratunga, D. (2017). Adaptable built-environment as a potential strategy to sustain post-disaster resettlements in Sri Lanka. In: Proceedings of 9th International Conference of Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
  • Sridarran, P., Keraminiyage, K., and Amaratunga, D. (2016). Consequences of involuntary relocations that affect the process of recovery: A literature review. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Building Resilience Conference. University of Auckland. New Zealand.
  • Sridarran, P., Keraminiyage, K., and Amaratunga, D. (2016). Community integration and participation to improve the built environment of the Post-Disaster Involuntary Relocations. In: Proceedings of the 12th International conference on the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction. University of Peradeniya. Department of Civil Engineering, Kandy, Sri Lanka, pp. 160-166.
  • Sridarran, P., Keraminiyage, K., and Amaratunga, D. (2016). Building community resilience within involuntary displacements by enhancing collaboration between host and displaced communities: A literature synthesis. In: Proceedings of the CIB World Building Congress 2016. Environmental Opportunies and Challenges. Constructing Commitment and Acknowledging Human Experiences, II. Tampere University of Technology. Department of Civil Engineering, Tampere, Finland, pp. 114-127. ISBN 978-952- 15 3742-4
  • Satharasinghe, N., Fernando, N.G., and Sridarran, P. (2014). Training and development framework to improve the maintenance workers’ productivity in the Sri Lankan hotel sector. In Proceedings of the 7th FARU International Research Symposium, Galle, Sri Lanka, pp. 88-96.
  • Gunarathna, P., Fernando, N.G., and Sridarran, P. (2014). Operational gap analysis of fire safety applications in Sri Lankan high-rise buildings. In Proceedings of the Third world construction symposium 2014: Sustainability development in built environment, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 394-401.
  • Sridarran, P., and Fernando, N.G. (2014). Significance of change management to enable sustainable outsourcing of building operations and maintenance. In Proceedings of the International conference on construction in a changing world, Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka.
  • Sridarran, P., and Fernando, N.G. (2013). Influence of change management for effective outsourcing of facilities management services. In Proceedings of the Second world construction symposium 2013: Socio economic sustainability in construction, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 288-297.

Policy Papers and Reports

  • Amaratunga, D., Sridarran, P.,Haigh, R., Bhatia, S., Pruksapong, M., and Panda, A. (2019). The progress of local governments in making cities resilient: state of play. Contributing paper to Global Assessment Report (GAR) on Disaster Risk Reduction 2019.
  • Amaratunga, D., Sridarran, P.,Haigh, R., Bhatia, S., Pruksapong, M., and Panda, A. (2019). Reducing risks and building resilience at the local level: A global review of local DRR strategies. Contributing paper to Global Assessment Report (GAR) on Disaster Risk Reduction 2019.
  • Amaratunga, D., Sridarran, P., and Haigh, R. (2019). Making Cities Resilient report 2019: A snapshot of how local governments progress in reducing disaster risks in alignment with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNDRR.
  • Amaratunga, D., Sridarran, P., and Haigh, R. (2019). Report on the Making Cities Resilient (MCR) Campaign: Comparing MCR and non-MCR cities, UNDRR.

Research Activities

  • Organising committee member: Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU) International Conference (2019-present)

Resource Person in CPDS, Workshops and Invited Speeches

  • Resource person for ‘Case study workshop’ for Masters students: 3rd November 2016: University of Huddersfield
  • Resource person for ‘PhD journey from student’s perspective’ speech: 28th November 2017: Doctoral School, 7th International Conference on Building Resilience, November 27-29, 2017, Bangkok, Thailand