Key Research Projects

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International Research Project 

EURASIAThe programme initiated a vision for Building Ampara, to envisage a series of rural community capacity building initiatives. An integrated sustainable communities’ framework (ISCF) was adopted to provide embedded student learning in sustainable design and practice and a holistic eco- sustainable framework for short term and long-term capacity building, and infrastructure improvements. The programme was participated by students from Deakin University, Australia; International Islamic University Malaysia and Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa.

ISLAND: Inspiring Sri-Lankan renewal and Development. RICS funded project for increasing the effectiveness of disaster management strategies by sharing knowledge and good practices about post-tsunami programmes in SRI Lanka. Partners were University of Salford, UK and BEMRU, University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka from 2006-2007.

COWAM: The European Union funded Construction Waste Management (COWAM) project in Sri Lanka in 2009. 

PROCEDURE MANUAL: Preparation of a standard manual to be used by International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) on construction project management.

iDiDE SRI LANKA BUILDING AMPARA PROGRAMME 2016:  The programme initiated a vision for Building Ampara, to envisage a series of rural community capacity building initiatives. An integrated sustainable communities’ framework (ISCF) was adopted to provide embedded student learning in sustainable design and practice and a holistic eco- sustainable framework for short term and long-term capacity building, and infrastructure improvements. The programme was participated by students from Deakin University, Australia; International Islamic University Malaysia and Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa.

DISASTER MANAGEMENT POLICIES IN DISASTERS: Collaborative research project to review the disaster management policies followed in recent flooding and landslide disaster events in Sri Lanka. Project partners were Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, University of Newcastle, Australia and BEMRU, University of Moratuwa in 2017

iDiDE SRI LANKA BUILDING AMPARA PROGRAMME 2017: The programme was participated by students and staff members from Deakin University, Australia; Manipal University, India and students from the Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa. The outcomes of Building Ampara in 2017 include the successful adoption of a design proposal by the CBO Community leadership group, with supporting site survey, context analysis, and material study. Adjunct on the ground projects successfully delivered by the team included the design-build of several octagonal swings that were gifted and installed in six local Ampara region schools. The outputs of iDiDE 2017 culminated in a public exhibition held at Trace Expert City, Maradana.

CHOBE/RICS PROJECT ON THE STATE OF GLOBAL SURVEYING EDUCATION: International Partners include Robert Gordon University (UK); George Brown College, Canada; Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria; Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria; University of Western Sydney, Australia; and BEMRU, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2019

FADRI: Facilitating Post-Disaster Recovery and Re-construction through Insurance – University of Northumbria

Local Research Project 

MARKET SURVEY:  Industry led market survey for mixed development projects with special reference to Majestic City and Crescat developments in 2002

PROPERTY MARKET SURVEY IN SRI LANKAIndustry funded research project for identifying the demand for different property types in Sri Lanka and explore the project management trends in 2002

FACILITIES MANAGEMENT MANUALIndustry led project on the development of a Facilities Management Manual in 2011

SUSTAINABILITY PROJECTResearch Project on the preparation of Green Building Guide and Sustainable Accreditation Manual for Sri Lanka.

CHALLENGES IN CONDOMINIUM DEVELOPMENTSIdentification of problems of condominium projects especially low income category in Sri Lanka.

CAREER ADAPTIVITY: The effective adaptation of Quantity Surveyors to changing demands, a project collaborated with Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (IQSSL) in 2019-2020

ONLINE PLATFORM FOR COST INFORMATION DATABASE: Project collaborated with Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (IQSSL) in 2019-2020

LOCAL COMMUNITY PROJECTS 

LOW-COST HOUSING PROJECT:Low-cost houses for the flood affected areas in Ratnapura, Sri Lanka, funded by Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) (October 2003)

LOW-COST HOUSING PROJECT:Low cost housing scheme for the “Tsunami victims” in Sri Lanka, funded by Sri Lanka Institute of Architects (SLIA) (December 2004)

TURNKEY FOR WATER SUPPLYPreparation of Documentation for Turnkey Water Supply Contract for Disaster Reconstruction for International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC)

PREPARATION OF BOQS AND COST ESTIMATES for Proposed Renovation and Refurbishment of National and Navodya Schools Project in Sri Lanka, funded by Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka (2005)

DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OF HEALTH FACILITIES: World Bank funded project on the assessment of Tsunami Damages of Health Facilities in Sri Lanka: Case studies on four mostly affected districts Trincomalee, Ampara, Batticaloa and Galle.