Kushani
 
MS. KUSHANI LIYANAGE
BSc. (FM) (Hons), BSc in Business Management (Logistic Management),
M.Sc. (Major Component of Research)
Lecturer
Department of Building Economics,
Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka

Academic Qualifications

  • M.Sc. (Major Component of Research), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Facilities Management, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
  • B.Sc. in Business Management (Logistic Management), National School of Business Management (NSBM), Sri Lanka

Professional Qualification

  • Associate Member of Institute of Facilities Management Sri Lanka (AFMSL)

Professional Activities

  • Temporary Lecturer at the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa. (Since August 2019)
  • Research Assistant (Part time) - Collaborative Pilot Research Project on “Facilitating post-Disaster Recovery and Re-construction through Insurance (FADRI)” (June 2019- December 2019)
  • Research Assistant (Part time) - Collaborative research project on “Introducing a dual plumbing system for urban and high-rise residential buildings in Sri Lanka” (September 2019-December 2019)
  • Research Scholar at the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (May 2018 – May 2019).
  • Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (May 2018 – July 2019)

Subject Areas

  • Building Surveying
  • Waste Management
  • Building Construction Technology (BCT)
  • Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Development Economics
  • Facilities
  • Services Integration
  • Fundamentals of Management.

Research Interests

  • Waste Management
  • Sustainable Urban Development
  • Smart Cities
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Circular Economy
  • Risk Management
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Lean Management
  • Disaster Management

Publications : Journal Papers

  • Liyanage K.L.A.K.T., Waidyasekara K.G.A.S. and Mallawaarachchi H. (2019), Enablers and Barriers to Adopt Zero Waste Concept in the Construction Industry.Malaysian Construction Research Journal (MCRJ). Vol.8, No.3, pp 41-49 (Scopus Index)

Publications : Conference Papers

  • Liyanage   K.L.A.K.T.,   Waidyasekara   K.G.A.S.   and   Mallawaarachchi   H.(2019), Adopting   the   Zero   Waste   Concept   for   Eliminating   C&D   Waste   in   the Construction Industry (2019). In MATEC Web of Conferences (Vol. 266, p. 02008) EDP   Sciences.   EDP   Sciences.doi.org/10.1051/matecconf/2019   I   2018   266 26602008 (Scopus Index)
  • Liyanage K.L.A.K.T., Waidyasekara K.G.A.S. and Mallawaarachchi H. (2019), Towards the Adoption of Zero Waste Concept in the Construction Industry. A Review of Existing Strategies.In Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Bangkok. pp 2414-2424 (Scopus Index)
  • Liyanage K.L.A.K.T., Waidyasekara K.G.A.S., Mallawaarachchi H. and Pandithawatta T.P.W.S.I. (2019), Origins of Construction and Demolition Waste Generation in the Sri Lankan Construction Industry. In World Conference on Waste Management (WCWM 2019). Vol.1, pp.1-8. https://doi.org/10.17501/26510251.2019.1101 (Scopus Index)
  • Liyanage K.L.A.K.T., Waidyasekara K.G.A.S., Mallawaarachchi H. and Pandithawatta T.P.W.S.I. (2019), Conceptual Framework to Enable Zero Waste in Construction Industry. In World Conference on Waste Management (WCWM 2019). Pp21 (Extended Abstract- Scopus Index)
  • Dhanapala E.R.G.E.M., Waidyasekara K.G.A.S. and Liyanage K.L.A.K.T. (2019), Biogas as a Sustainable Energy Management and Solid Waste Management Solution for Residential Apartments. In 12th International Research Conference Proceedings: Re-evaluating Space across Disciplines. Pp316-323
  • Liyanage K.L.A.K.T., Waidyasekara K.G.A.S. and Mallawaarachchi H. (2018), Enabling Zero Waste Concept in the Construction Industry: A Literature Review In 7th World Construction Symposium 2018: Built Asset Sustainability: Rethinking Design, Construction and Operations.pp.213-222
  • Liyanage K.L.A.K.T. and De Silva N. (2018), Zero Landfill Framework for Apparel Industry Solid Waste In 7th World Construction Symposium 2018: Built Asset Sustainability: Rethinking Design, Construction and Operations. pp 603-612

Research Activities

  • Symposium session coordinator for the 7th World Construction Symposium 2018 jointly organized by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.