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 Performance, Risk and Productivity
  • Facilities Management
  • Construction Project and Organisation Management
  • 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 modelling, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD).

Research Group:
Group Coordinator
Ch.QS. Suranga Jayasena 
 
Members

Ch.QS. Indunil Seneviratne 

Prof. Kanchana Perera

Dr. Thanuja Ramachandara

Ch.QS. Vijitha Disarathne

Dr. Anuradha Waidyasekara

 

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:
Group Coordinator
Dr. Udayangani Kulatunge 
 
Members

Dr. Menaha Thayaparan

Dr. Pournima Sridarran

Ms. Piumi Dissanayake

 

Sustainable Development

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

Research Group:
Group Coordinator
Dr. Sachie Gunatilake
 
Members

Prof. Lalith de Silva

Prof. Yasangika Sandanayake

Mr. Mahesh Abeynayake

Dr. Anuradha Waidyasekara

Mrs. Piumi Dissanayake 

Mrs. Harshanie Mallawaarachchi

 

Construction Law and Dispute Resolution

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

Research Group:
Group Coordinator
Mr.Mahesh Abeynayaka
 
Members

Prof. Yasangika Sandanayake

Dr. Thanuja Ramachandra

Ch.QS Suranga Jayasena

Ch QS Vijitha Disaratne

Ms. Mathusha Fransis

Ms. Indrani Wimalaratne

 

ICT in Construction

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

Research Group:
Group Coordinator
Ch QS. Indunil Seneviratne
 
Members

Ch.QS. Suranga Jayasena

Dr. Udayangani Kulatunga

Dr. Menaha Thayaparan

 

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:
Group Coordinator

Dr. Kapila Devapriya (Productivity Division)

Prof. Kanchana Perera (Risk Division)
 
Members

Prof. Yasangika Sandanayake

Dr. Thanuja Ramachandara 

Mrs. Tharusha Ranadewa

Mrs. Harshini Mallawarachchi

 

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:
Group Coordinator
Dr. Nayanthara De Silva
 
Members

Dr. Pournima Sridarran

Mrs. Damitha Rajini

Mrs. Piumi Dissanayake

Mr. Dumindu Soorige

Ms. Chathuri Manjula

Mrs. Harshini Mallawarachchi

Mrs. Uthpala Rathnayake

 

Construction Project and Organisation Management

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

Research Group:
Group Coordinator
Dr. Menaha Thayaparan
 
Members

Ch.QS. Indunil Seneviratne

Prof. Kanchana Perera

Ch.QS. Vijitha Disarathne

Dr. Sachie Gunatilake

Dr. Chandanie Hadiwattage 

Mrs. Tharusha Ranadewa

Mrs. Piumi Dissanayake

 

Performance and Quality Management 

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

Research Group:
Group Coordinator
Prof. Yasangika Sandanayake
 
Members

Mrs. Damitha Rajini

Mrs. Tharusha Ranadewa

Mr. Dumindu Soorige

Mrs. Harshini Mallawarachchi 

 

HRM in Built Environment

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

Research Group:
Group Coordinator
Dr. Chandanie Hadiwattage
 
Members

Dr. Menaha Thayaparan

Mrs. Damitha Rajini

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:
Group Coordinator
Dr. Thanuja Ramachandra
 
Members

Prof. Yasangika Sandanayake

Ch.QS Indunil Seneviratne

Dr. Chandanie Hadiwattage 

Mrs. Tharusha Ranadewa