Akila
MS. AKILA PRAMODH RATHNASINGHE
BSc. (QS) (Hons)
Lecturer
Department of Building Economics,
Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka

Academic Qualifications

  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Quantity Surveying, University of Moratuwa
  • Reading (finals) Attorney-at-Law, The Sri Lanka Law College, Sri Lanka 

Professional Qualifications

  • Student Member of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, United Kingdom
  • Graduate Member of Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Sri Lanka
  • Student Member of Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors, United Kingdom

Professional Activities

  • Currently involved as a research assistant in the international collaborative research project led by University of Salford, United Kingdom which is titled as “Technology Enhanced Stakeholder Collaboration for Supporting Risk-Sensitive Sustainable Urban Development (TRANSCEND)” since May 2020
  • Lecturer, Department of Building Economics, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka since April 2019
  • Involved as a full time research assistant ina short-term research (on grants) project titled “Potential of using Big Data for disaster resilience: The case of Sri Lanka” funded by the Senate Research Committee, University of Moratuwasince January 2019 to April 2019

Teaching Areas

  • Modern Procurement Systems (BIM)
  • Measurement II & III
  • Tendering & Estimating
  • Structures
  • Management Accountancy
  • Building Materials
  • Business Law
  • Legal Systems

Research Interests

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Industry 4.0 (Big Data, Augmented and Virtual Reality)
  • Disaster Management/ Resilience
  • Construction Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Google Scholar Profile:https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=KTqW1_wAAAAJ&hl=en 

Research Gate Profile:https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Akila_Rathnasinghe

Orcid:https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0762-2411 

Rearch Awards

  • Best Track Paper Award: IEOM Society (USA) Best Track Paper Award for the paper titled “Impact of Environmental Law and Physical Planning Law to the Construction Projects in Sri Lanka”, presented at the Tenth International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management 2020, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Publications : Books, Book Chapters and Edited Proceedings

  • Rathnasinghe, A.P., Wijewickrama, M.K.C.S., Kulatunga, U. and Jayasena, H. S. (2019). “Integration of BIM and Construction Supply Chain through Supply Chain Management; Information Flow Model”, A Chapter in Book titled “Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering: ICSBE 2018”, edited byRanjithDissanayake, andPriyanMendis, vol 44. Springer Publication, Singapore. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-13-9749-3_53. Available at: https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-981-13-9749-3_53

Publications : Conference Papers

  • 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). In 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/downloads/papers/WCS2019_49.pdf
  • 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. Available at:http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/56438/
  • Rathnasinghe, A.P., Rathnasinghe, I.P., and Abeynayake, M. (2020). “Impact of Environmental Law and Physical Planning Law to the Construction Projects in Sri Lanka”. In Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management 2020. Dubai: UAE. Available at:www.ieomsociety.org/ieom2020/papers/150.pdf
  • Rathnasinghe, A.P.and Kulatunga U. (2020). “The Evolution of Information Channels in Construction Projects; Contemporary Study on the Embracing of Augmented Reality”. In Proceedings of the 54th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association. Auckland: New Zealand.

Publications : Journal Papers

  • Rathnasinghe, A.P., Kulatunga, U., Jayasena, H.S., and Wijewickrama, M.K.C.S (2020). “Information Flows in a BIM Enabled Construction Project: Developing an Information Flow Model”. International Journal of Construction Management. (Accepted)

Publications : Research Activities

  • Symposium Secretariat and Session Coordinator of the Eighth World Construction Symposium 2019, jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. 
  • Research Scholar of the Centre for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), University of Moratuwa

Consultancy Services

  • Provided consultancy services for the“Proposed Goda-Uda Canteen Roof Canopy” project, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.