Himal Suranga Jayasena

Himal Suranga Jayasena
Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology | SLIIT · Department of Quantity Surveying

Master of Science

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The purpose of this research was to assess the applicability of integrating Building Information Modelling for sustainable and green buildings in the Sri Lankan context. A comprehensive literature survey was conducted first to review the existing knowledge on BIM integration to green buildings, Green BIM techniques used and data requirements for th...
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The construction industry is one of the leading economic sectors in any country yet is renowned for its reluctance to adopt novel innovations. Meanwhile, research has found that the decision of any industry on the adoption or rejection of innovations depends on its positive or negative perception, which is stipulated by industry professionals' know...
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Risk management often becomes a significant concern among the construction professionals especially due to the complex nature of the industry. Though it is a popular subject in project management discipline, it was observed that authentic application of the principles of risk management at times is arguable in practice. As a Project Manager who is...
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Though the market prices change before and after political events were often speculated, if such changes could be systematically accounted for in construction cost forecasting was unknown. This study aimed to bridge this knowledge gap by identifying the regularities and patterns of the construction costs upon political events. A decade of period wa...
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a combination of technological processes in which the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of any construction project can be digitally managed. Even though BIM's promising nature has been appraised in scholarly works, it is not yet being fully implemented in the construction industry. Many schola...
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Price fluctuation is a significant risk factor, in every construction project market. It is unavoidable and difficult to forecast. However, it is often argued that there is a difference between the amount calculated with the CIDA price fluctuation formula method and the actual price fluctuation. Therefore, the aim of this research is to investigate...
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Ever since the industrialization era began with mechanical production, each industrial revolution carried its significant role in globalization. Accordingly, Industry 4.0 has been presented as a digital concept based on modern technological strategies such as Cyber-Physical System, Internet of Things and Cloud Computing which evolved from an initia...
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Green Building Information Modelling is a novel approach which address the momentous need of sustainability. It offers more standardized way of creating buildings which in turn optimize the building performances while attending to the sustainable requirements. Comprising numerous techniques, Green BIM ensures more accurate and comprehensive buildin...
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Construction waste has significantly affected the environment and any project’s value for money, which made researchers concern about a Construction Waste Minimisation (CWM) process. Scholarly works have ascertained that the major proportion of construction waste generates during the decisions taken in the early design stage as of 33% of direct con...
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the cutting-edge innovation in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations (AECO) industry. The practice of BIM is anticipated to improve the effectiveness of the structure, development, and activity of a benefit through Three Dimension (3D) representation, coordinated and robotized drawing cre...
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a revolutionary stride of technology towards the orthodox construction and procedures in conventional Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. The strength of BIM has been undervalued on the eyes of many professionals as to think of BIM as just another 'software' which is in reality, a 'proce...
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An Information Manager (IM) is designated to manage information in Building Information Modelling (BIM) based projects. The competencies of an IM have so far not been adequately defined despite of the uniqueness of this role. This results in failing to meet the industry need as the other existing professionals in the construction industry try to de...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to select a suitable procurement method for steel building construction in Sri Lanka following a systematic method which weigh, both procurement selection factors and existing procurement systems. Design/methodology/approach An abductive research stance is followed in this empirical study. Procurement selection...
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An Information Manager (IM) has an exclusive and unique role to play in a project. Yet, the competencies expected of an IM have not been adequately defined. The other professionals in the construction industry define this role in their own way ignoring the industry needs. Thus, this study aimed to define the competencies expected of an IM. To achie...
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a revolutionary stride of technology in the orthodox construction and procedures in conventional Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry which is stressed upon for its delay on embracing new technologies. The strength of BIM has been disvalued in the eyes of many professionals, to think of BI...
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With well-known benefits, Building Information Modelling (BIM) is yet to diffuse widely in global construction. Diverse knowledge of BIM adoption from different perspectives has made synthesizing a challenge when devising strategies to promote BIM diffusion. Subjectivity of BIM adoption decision also restricts the generalized strategies. Addressing...
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Construction procurement involves organizing processes of acquiring services and products for activities starting from project investigation to completion of a project. Along with the development of new concepts and technologies, construction procurement arrangements were also developed to draw the best value for construction organizations. Selecti...
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The aim of this research is to develop a framework for the implementation of Green BIM technology for existing buildings in Sri Lankan context. A multiple case study was conducted under a qualitative research approach. Two existing buildings were selected for the cases. Autodesk Revit was used to design the BIM models of the cases. As Green BIM tec...
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a revolutionary stride of technology towards the orthodox construction and procedures in conventional Architecture Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry which is stressed for its delay on embracing new technologies. The strength of BIM has been disvalued on the eyes of many professionals as to think of...
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Knowledge Management (KM) is increasingly recognized as a flourishing discipline within the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operation (AECO) industry as the rapid change in the industry can only be handled through a coherent approach to KM. The enriched information and communication technologies such as Building Information Modelling (B...
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an innovative concept which has been using in the construction industry to increase the productivity by creating object based multi-dimensional parametric models. Though Sri Lankan construction industry is in the kindergarten stage of the BIM implementation, most of the developed countries are getting benefit...
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Open Building Information Modelling (openBIM) deviates from conventional approach while impacting whole Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations (AECO) industry. A basic outcome of openBIM is the collaboration by different project partners at different construction stages of the whole life cycle of the project without interoperability...
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Construction industry has some unique characteristics that brings specific challenges in achieving required performance. Currently majority of construction companies evaluate the project performance by program review method, which can identify the performance after the activity accomplishment or action is accomplished. The project should have begun...
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Many Asian countries have adopted Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology in their projects. But BIM Level 2 has not been adopted by Sri Lankan construction industry yet. While there are number of studies on BIM in and for Sri Lanka, there is no prior research focused on 'Perceived Negative Effects on Project Stakeholders from Adopting BIM'...
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Being a key contributor to the Sri Lankan GDP, it is paramount for the construction industry to maximize the productivity, accuracy and efficiency. In order achieve this, it should advance with adoption of modern technologies, computer software and concepts. Many construction industries around the world are getting benefits by implementing Building...
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Construction industry has encountered various innovative technologies over the past decades. Growth of these innovative technologies has paved the way to improve the performance and productivity in the industry. Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a revolutionary paradigm which supports Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations (AEC...
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a revolutionary paradigm which espouses modernization and innovativeness to the conventional Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Operations (AECO) industry. Successful BIM model is enriched with information which was congregated during design phase and such information should be circulated throughout...
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a technological and attainable concept, which has upgraded the construction industry into a more diligent industry. It has globalized in a way, which make innovative, cost effective, energy efficient, sustainable and practicable products as well as faster and more effective processes. By the aid of various BI...
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To raise awareness of green building constructions, Building Information Modelling (BIM) has been incorporated with unique sustainable strategies. Green BIM technology is a significant innovation of BIM, emerged through the integration of BIM with sustainable strategies, which enhance the sustainable growth of buildings while making better opportun...
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Over the past eras, dawn of innovative technologies in construction industry intensified, where Building Information Modelling (BIM) has established as a collaborative tool. Although construction industry is deemed to be conservative, the adoption of BIM redefined traditional professional boundaries. Quantity Surveyor (QS) is one prominent role whi...
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Rapid upsurge of technology accredited 4D Building Information Modelling (BIM) as a BIM centric scientifically-derived scheduling process. It upgrades the project outcome, by reducing the substantial uncertainty exists with quality, cost and time. However, 3D BIM models are being advanced not only for 4D models but also for many other visualizing a...
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Lean construction is a substantial feature of construction including both pre-construction and post-construction activities which leads a project towards a successive or catastrophe end result. Nowadays, most of projects frequently face uncertainty and it causes to produce continuous waste throughout the construction process making negative outcome...
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Large scale projects tasked with designing infrastructures and urban networks resilient to disasters face a common challenge, i.e. the need to address concomitant technological issues and social problems. What is more, conflicting technologies and the diverse philosophical underpinnings of distinct academic disciplines pose difficulties in the coll...
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Building Information Modelling (BIM), has not yet been used in the Sri Lankan context. It has not yet become a clearly identified and proven standard method in building procurement. As a procurement method, Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is key contender in BIM implementation process worldwide. But due to the lack of integrated projects in Sri L...
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This paper is based on the results of a survey on “Interdisciplinary working in disaster resilience” conducted by the WP4 work group of the ANDROID Network. The survey had the aim of gathering information on the state of art and practice in the field of disaster resilience and promoting co-operation and interdisciplinary methodologies in research a...
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The term Building Information Modelling, or BIM, is not alien to Sri Lanka anymore; yet BIM has not become a reality in its construction industry. Being a BIM infant industry, Sri Lanka may wait a long time to adopt BIM by its own initiative. But the scenario will be different if a client demands for BIM. This creates the need that industry is awar...
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This paper presents a study on the size of winner’s curses in the Sri Lankan construction industry. The study is interesting because the existence of large winner’s curses is an indicator of information and other types of inefficiency. Large winner’s curses are detrimental to the development of the industry and for individual clients as well. The w...
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an important component in sustainable procurement strategies. With the rise in popularity, it is gaining the potential to be industry standard for building projects. By taking the digital design data to a new level, BIM promotes better integration and optimum use of resources for the sustainability in all asp...
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is rapidly gaining acceptance of building industries internationally, and is likely to become the primary industry standard for AEC information exchange in near future. The built-in intelligence of BIM offers the highest potentials for adopting lean approaches for project delivery, and minimizing of risks and un...
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A sustainable procurement system should be capable of delivering a project free of disputes in its ideal perspective. However, disputes seem to be inevitable in construction projects resulting from its complex nature and involvement of different players in a temporary team setup which are conducive for conflicts. Thus, effective strategies to minim...
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Sustainability has been an often mentioned goal of businesses, non-profit organizations and governments in the past decade, yet measuring the degree to which an organization is being sustainable or pursuing sustainable growth can be difficult. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a new paradigm in the thriving Sustainable construction industry,...
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Sustainability by building smarter", the vision of buildingSMART international clearly conveys what Building Information Modelling (BIM) was developed for. BIM has now been accepted as a primary tool for sustainable project procurement. Building information modelling (BIM) is the latest innovation of construction industry and it is increasingly bec...
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The growth of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) opens new opportunities for businesses all over the world which accelerates the competition among the businesses and professions. Even though good communication is an essential tool for procurement and consultation process, the usage of IT in public procurement in Sri Lankan construction...
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The freedom to choose a procurement method will significantly affect the sustainability of the project delivery process and the operation of the building as well. Even though there are number of different procurement methods subsist in the industry, traditional procurement methods and design and build procurement methods are dominate the Sri Lankan...
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The shift from traditional procurement systems, towards more collaborative procurement systems which are backed-up with information and communication technology (ICT), is becoming the new trend in the present day construction industry around the world. Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) and Building Information Modelling (BIM) are the two most emerg...
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Building Information Modelling (BIM), a revolutionary concept in the construction industry, produces an object-oriented, intelligent and parametric digital representation of the construction facility, which requires a collaborative participation of members of the design team members. These emphasize that BIM has characteristics of sustainable procu...
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is a thriving technology which laid potential to address problems in conventional practices based on Computer-Aided Design (CAD) drawings. Sustainability and complexity of today's buildings are insist BIM technology and associated processes to develop for project delivery through sustainable procurement systems....
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Building Information Modelling (BIM) is relatively a new buzzword in the Construction Industry; however BIM is not yet practiced in Sri Lankan construction industry and not many in the industry know about it. BIM is now becoming popular and likely to be industry standard for project design and hence a key tool in project procurement in future. Inte...
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Within the traditional procurement system, level of achievement of client and contractor objectives may vary depending on the type of procurement used. This may further create a gap between the expected and actual performance of the project. Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) is the modern development of the procurement systems in the industry where...
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With the surge of increasingly complex and fast-track construction projects, disputes are inevitable. Skills in dispute resolution should be part of the tool kit of any practitioner in a managerial position. However, the last decade evidenced the incorporation of increasingly complex dispute-resolution clauses in construction contracts, typically i...
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It was observed that the consideration of concurrency in delay claims in Sri Lankan construction industry is significantly low. A study was conducted to identify key reasons for low consideration of concurrency in delay claims analysis. A three-round study method was adopted. First was a pilot study by means of interviews to explore concurrent dela...
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Demand for housing in urban centres is a common issue. Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka, has been witnessing a surge of condominiums and housing estates in its core and peripheral locations in the past two decades due to economic liberalization coupled with policy directives aimed at an increased participation of the private sector. Thi...
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Currently the PFI infrastructure projects through out the world include toll roads, power stations, bridges, ports, water treatment plants etc and has accepted it as best suited for developing countries since infrastructure development is essential for the development of the developing countries, where the governments can not afford finance for suc...
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This study aims to identify whether there is an adverse effect to the client when a project is awarded to a bidder with a large winner's curse. The contractor is likely to run in to cash flow problems when he suffers from a large winner's curse. Therefore it is suspected that this would also have adverse effect to the client. The study is interesti...
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The quality of workforce is one of the major determinants of the organisational success which ultimately lead to competitive advantage. Being predominantly a labour intensive industry, construction gets high benefits from the skilled workers. In this regard, effective training programs to enhance the skill levels of the workers are of paramount imp...
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The traditional construction procurement systems have come under constant scrutiny in the past decades for their numerous drawbacks, resulting in under-performance of the industry. International research in this area showed that the adaptation of approaches such as, partnering and alliances, which are based upon relational contracting (RC) principl...

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Q1: How can the current knowledge of professionals be used to build a positive perception of blockchain-based smart contract adoption in the CI?
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Identify and outline the competencies expected from an IM for BIM based projects