Research Groups

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BEMRU RESEARCH GROUPS

  • Quantity Surveying and Integrated Project Delivery Systems
  • Disaster Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Construction Law and Dispute Resolution
  • ICT in Construction
  • Construction Project and Organisation Management
  • Construction Performance, Risk and Productivity
  • Facilities Management
  • Building Performance and Quality Management
  • HRM in Built Environment
  • Construction Economics

Quantity Surveying and Integrated Project Delivery Systems

Research Areas: QS New trends, Digital estimating, E-Tendering, Billing information modeling, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).

Research Group:
Internal Advisor  -
Group Coordinator Ch.QS. Suranga Jayasena
International Advisor Dr.Richard Haigh(University of Salford, UK)
Members
Dr. (Mrs.) Y.G. Sandanayake
Ch.QS. Indunil Seneviratne
Ch.QS. (Mrs.) Kanchana Perera
Dr. (Ms.) Thanuja Ramachandara
Ch.QS. Vijitha Disarathne
Dr. (Mrs.) Anuradha Waidyasekara
Mr.Chinthaka Jayasena

 

Disaster Management 

Research Areas: Disaster Management covers research related to all the phases of disaster waste management cycle, mainly categorized on post and pre disaster management. In addition, areas such as disaster waste management, reconstruction and resettlements are covered.

Research Group:
Internal Advisor Prof. Lalith De Silva
Group Coordinator
International Advisor Prof. Dilanthi Amaratunga 
(University of Salford, UK)
Members Ms. Piumi Dissanayake
Ms. Chathuri Manjula

 

Sustainable Development 

Research Areas: Green labeling and accreditation systems, Energy management, Construction water management, Sustainable construction material, Construction waste management

Research Group:
Internal Advisor  -
Group Coordinator  -
International Advisor Prof. Rohinton Emmanuel 
(Glasgow Caledonian University, UK)
Members
Prof. Lalith De Silva
Dr. (Mrs.) Y.G. Sandanayake
Mr. Mahesh Abeynayake
Dr. (Ms.) Thilini Jayawikrama
Dr. (Mrs.) Anuradha Waidyasekara
Mrs. Damitha Rajini
Ms. Aparna Samaraweera
Mrs. Piumi Dissanayake
Ms. Chathuri Manjula 

 

Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

Research Areas: Law of property, OSH Law in construction, Condominium property Law, Construction Arbitration and other methods.

Research Group:
Internal Advisor  -
Group Coordinator Mr.Mahesh Abeynayaka
International Advisor Prof. Phil Evans (Murdoch University, AUS)
Members
Dr. Thanuja Ramachandra
Ms. Mathusha Fransis

 

ICT in Construction

Research Areas: IT applications in construction, Communication systems, E-Procurement, E-business, E-learning

Research Group:
Internal Advisor  -
Group Coordinator Mr. Indunil Seneviratne
International Advisor Prof. Srinath Perera (Northumbria University, UK)
Members
Ch.QS. Suranga Jayasena
Mr. Dumindu Soorige
Mr. Udara Abedeera
Ms. Nipuni Wimalasena
Ms. Sadith Chinthaka

 

Construction Performance, Risk and Productivity

Research Areas:

Productivity Division- Productivity benchmarking, Construction science, Cost management, Value management, Supply chain and construction industry performance.
Risk Division- Construction risk management, Safety risk assessment, Disaster risk management.

Research Group:
Internal Advisor  -
Group Coordinator Dr. K.A.K. Devapriya (Productivity Division)
Ms. Kanchana Perera (Risk Division)
International Advisor Prof. Janaka Ruwanpura 
(University of Calgary, Canada)
Members
Dr. (Mrs.) Y.G. Sandanayake
Dr. (Ms.) Thanuja Ramachandara 
Ms. Aparna Samaraweera
Mrs. Tharusha Ranadewa
Mrs. Harshini Mallawarachchi
Ms. Navodana Rodrigo

 

Facilities Management 

Research Areas: This covers main functions of facilities management such as asset and maintenance management, occupational safety and health, and intelligent building management systems. 

Research Group:
Internal Advisor  -
Group Coordinator: Dr. Nayanthara De Silva
International Advisor Dr. Champika Liyanage
(University of Central Lancashire, UK)
Members:
Ch.QS. Suranga Jayasena
Dr. (Mrs.) Anuradha Waidyasekara 
Mrs. Damitha Rajini
Mrs. Piumi Dissanayake
Mr. Dumindu Soorige
Ms. Chathuri Manjula
Mrs. Harshini Mallawarachchi
Mrs. Uthpala Rathnayake
Mr. Nandun Madhusanka
Ms. Sadith Chinthaka
Ms. Nethmin Pilanawithana

 

Construction Project and Organisation Management

Research Areas: Project management, Organisation designs, Learning and culture, Knowledge management, Change management, Strategic management.

Research Group:
Internal Advisor  -
Group Coordinator Dr. Sachie Gunatilake
International Advisor Dr. Bingunath Ingirige (University of Salford, UK)
Members
Ch.QS. Indunil Seneviratne
Ch.QS. (Mrs.) Kanchana Perera
Ch.QS. Vijitha Disarathne
Dr. (Mrs.) Chandanie Hadiwattage 
Ms. Aparna Samaraweera
Mrs. Tharusha Ranadewa
Mrs. Piumi Dissanayake
Mr.Chinthaka Jayasena
Ms. Anushika Ekanayake

 

Building Performance and Quality Management

Research Areas: Building Performance Evaluation, Construction Quality Management, Continuous Improvement in Construction and Built Environment, Lean Construction.

Research Group:
Internal Advisor  -
Group Coordinator Dr. Yasangika Sandanayake
International Advisor Prof. Mohan Siriwardena with Prof. Lauri Koskela ( University of Salford, UK)
Members
Dr. (Mrs.) Y.G. Sandanayake
Mrs. Damitha Rajini
Mrs. Tharusha Ranadewa
Mr. Dumindu Soorige
Mrs. Harshini Mallawarachchi 
Mr. Nandun Madhusanka
Mr. Udara Abedeera 

 

HRM in Built Environment

Research Areas: Employee resourcing in Built Environment, Manpower management, Education, Training & Development, Interpersonal skill development

Research Group:
Internal Advisor  -
Group Coordinator Dr. (Mrs.) Chandanie Hadiwattage
International Advisor Prof. Chanaka Jayawardhana (University of Hull, UK)
Members
Mrs. Damitha Rajini
Ms. Aparna Samaraweera 
Mrs. Tharusha Ranadewa 
Mrs. Piumi Dissanayake
Mr. Dumindu Soorige
Mrs. Uthpala Rathnayake

 

Construction Economics 

Research Areas: Development of models for forecasting construction cost for different types of projects, Demand forecasting for construction subsectors, Construction relationship with economy

Research Group:
Internal Advisor  -
Group Coordinator Dr. Thanuja Ramachandra
International Advisor Dr. James Rotimi(Auckland University of Technology,New Zealand)(To be confirmed)
Members
Ch.QS. Indunil Seneviratne
Dr. (Mrs.) Chandanie Hadiwattage 
Ms. Aparna Samaraweera
Mrs. Tharusha Ranadewa