Prof. (Mrs.) Chintha Jayasinghe (nee' Kandanarachchi)

B.Sc.(Eng), M.Eng.(Highway & Traffic Engineering), Ph.D., C.Eng., MIE(SL)

Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering,
University of Moratuwa,
Moratuwa.


Contact Information:
 
Address:
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Moratuwa,
Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

e mail:   chintha@civil.mrt.ac.lk
Telephone: +94-11-2650567-8(Ext.
2111)
Fax:  +94-11-2651216

 

 
   Tertiary Qualifications
   Career Objective
   Career Summary
   Summary Of Skills
   Educational Qualifications
   Professional Experience
   Computer Skills

    Research Publications in Refereed Journals & Symposia
    Text Books 
    Research Grant Obtained
    Contributions to National Development
    Research Monographs 
    Public Lectures at Workshops/Seminars
    Short Courses Attended
    Interests

Tertiary Qualifications

  • Ph.D., University of Moratuwa , 1999.
  • M.Sc ( Eng), University of Moratuwa, 1996.
  • B.Sc Eng. Honours, University of Moratuwa, 1990.

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Career Objective

To make use of my education and research experience in highway and traffic engineering and alternative building materials for further developments and dissemination of knowledge.

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Career Summary
   
Feb. 2012 -to date

Director Post graduate Studies, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

Sept.2009 - to date

Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Jan 2004 - Sept.2009
Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
 
Apr.2003 - Dec 2003
Research Fellow, School of Civil Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
 
Nov 1997 - to date
Consultant - National Road safety secretariat, Ministry of Highways and Transport, Sri Lanka jointly with Swe Road International Consultants.
 
Nov 2000 - Mar 2003
Senior Lecturer, Division of Civil Engineering Technology, Institute of Technology, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
 
April 2000 - Nov 2000
Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
 
July 1999 - Mar 2000
Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.
 
July 1995 - Mar 1999

Post graduate researcher - Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, leading to PhD

 
May 1993 - Dec 1996
Visiting lecturer, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
 
May 1994 - July 1995
Research Engineer, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
 
July 1992- May 1993
Office Engineer, Link Engineering Ltd, Sri Lanka.
 
Aug 1990 - Mar 1992
Assistant Structural Design Engineer, Department of Transportation, Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridge, United Kingdom.


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Summary Of Skills
 
  • Experience in research, development and publishing in the areas of alternative construction materials, cost effective house construction, indoor air quality, road safety, traffic accident analysis, accident costs and accident blackspot improvements.
  • Conducting lectures at undergraduate level in Building construction, Construction Technology, Building Materials, Principles of Architecture, Management skill development, Research Methods, Communication skill development
  • Experience in supervising research projects at post graduate level
  • Acting Head, English Language Teaching Center , University of Moratuwa .
  • Worked out a research link programme between Lund University of Sweden and University of Moratuwa in the area of Road safety and Traffic Engineering
  • Managing the Division of Civil Engineering Technology of Institute of Technology, University of Moratuwa as the Head of the Division for two years and four months.

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Educational Qualifications
 
2003

Visiting Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.

 
2000
Visiting Researcher, Lund University, Sweden
One and a half month research exchange programme on Road safety at Department of Traffic Technology and Society.
 
1996- 1999
Ph.D., University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Research project: Alternative Building Materials and Methods for Sri Lanka, University of Moratuwa: This project was aimed at developing environmentally friendly cement stabilised soil block walling materials and slab systems that can be used for residential buildings.
 
1994 - 1996

M.Eng in Highway and Traffic Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
M.Eng research project: Roundabout Design Techniques for Sri Lanka: This project was aimed at establishing roundabout design techniques which would minimise delays and also improve the safety for both vehicles and pedestrians.

P.G.Diploma research project: Traffic and Parking Management within Moratuwa City Limits: This project was aimed at improving safety in a busy stretch of Colombo - Galle road by using traffic and parking management measures.
Findings of both these projects were implemented.

 
1985-1990
B.Sc. Engineering Honours in Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Subjects: Structural Design (design of steel, reinforced and pre-stressed concrete, masonry and timber structures), Structural Analysis, Surveying and Highway Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Irrigation Engineering, Construction Management, Civil Engineering Construction and Industrial Economics and Management.

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Professional Experience
 
Feb.2012 -to date

Director -Postgraduate Studies , Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa

 

   
Sept.2009 -to date

Professor - Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa

 

   
Jan 2004 - Sept.2009

Senior Lecturer -Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

I conduct lecturers in Construction Technology, Building Construction, Building Materials, Principles of Architecture, Building Planning and Management Skill Development for the B.Sc Engineering undergraduates. I have also supervised a number of undergraduate research projects on the development of cost effective alternative building materials, thermal comfort, masonry design and construction. I take lectures in Research Methods and Communication skill development for the post graduate

 

 
Nov 2000- Mar 2003
Senior Lecturer - Division of Civil Engineering Technology, Institute of Technology, University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

I have conducted lecturers in Construction Processes & Planning, Building construction, Principles of Architecture and Building Planning for the B.Sc Engineering undergraduates and in Highway Construction & Planning for the Diploma students of the university. The lecture series also includes assignments based on field trips and presentations.

I have carried out research on new building materials, cost effective construction, road safety and traffic engineering. I have been a member of the Board of Management of the Road Safety Research and Monitoring Centre of University of Moratuwa. I have worked out a research link in the area of Road safety between the Lund University of Sweden and University of Moratuwa.

Since November 2000, I have been serving as the Head of the Division of Civil Engineering Technology, Institute of Technology, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

 
Nov 1997 - to date
Consultant - Traffic Engineer, National Road Safety Secretariat, Ministry of Highways and Transport, Sri Lanka jointly with Swe Road International Consultants. I worked as the Principal researcher in a team consists of Sri Lankans and Swedish professionals. The research work is carried out through the Road Safety Research and Monitoring Centre, University of Moratuwa, in collaboration with Swe Road International Consultants. The research includes accident cost studies, pedestrian behaviour studies, safety improvement measures at a number of accident black spots, design of traffic lights, roundabouts and overall safety improvement measures at some congested junctions.

Work carried out in Road safety projects funded by Asian Development Bank:
   • Prioritising road safety programme
   • Collision type analysis and countermeasures
   • Road safety for unprotected road users
   • Accident severity and Equivalent Accident Numbers
   • Accident Costs and the Impact to the National economy
   • Accident analysis and mitigation measures
   • Research on Pedestrian behaviour and safety improvements
   • Detail analysis of accidents by using the analytical package MAAP5 - Micro Computer       Accident Analysis package
   • Black-spot identification programme. Research on definition of accident black spots in Sri       Lanka and prioritising those for the safety improvements
   • Research on Driver Training & behavioural studies
   • Research on bus transport- current situation and improvements
   • Accident analysis for different collision types
   • Safety improvement on Moratuwa Egoda-Uyana Bypass road
   • Traffic signal design changes at Bullers Road - Duplication Road junction, Moratuwa       Station Road junction
   • Roundabout design and junction improvement at Double bends, Nalluruwa, Panadura on       Colombo - Galle road.
   • Traffic management measures at Mount Lavinia, Templers Road junction on Colombo -       Galle road.
   • Research on seat belt wearing
   • Designing road safety educational campaigns
 
Apr2000-Nov2000

Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa.

I have conducted lecturers in Construction Processes & Planning for the B.Sc Engineering undergraduates. I introduced computer aided drafting in Building planning and Power point presentations to the undergraduates to improve their presentation skills.

 
July 1999-Mar 2000
Senior Lecturer - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna. This faculty was established in year 1999. I participated in preparing the curriculum and syllabi for the Civil and Environmental Engineering for the B.Sc Engineering degree course. I was also involved in ordering equipment, setting up of Civil Engineering laboratories and ordering library books for the new faculty.
 
July 1995-Mar 1999
Post graduate research assistant in Department of Civil Engineering where the research for Ph.D. was conducted. The research title was "Alternative Building Materials for Sri Lanka" which dealt with cement stabilised soil block walls and a cost effective reinforced concrete slab system.
 
May 1993-Dec 1996

Visiting Lecturer, University of Moratuwa: I have taken lectures at Department of Building Economics for the degree course, in Civil Engineering Construction (first year, second year and third year) and Building Services Engineering (first year, second year). I have also taken lectures in Structural Engineering for Architecture students.

 
May 1994- July 1995

Research Engineer, University of Moratuwa: I have worked as a research engineer in a project on low cost housing funded by German Appropriate Technology Exchange (GATE). The use of soil stabilisation techniques for different soil types available in Sri Lanka was investigated extensively. Design data for structural design of houses using cement stabilised soil blocks was established by conducting a comprehensive experimental programme. The use of different mortar types and low cost plasters for the cost effective houses have also been investigated. I was involved in the construction of model houses in different parts of Sri Lanka.

 
July 1992-May 1993

Office Engineer, Link Engineering Ltd: I was responsible for the project management work that included project monitoring, project re-scheduling, preparation of cash flow and material schedules, labour and material management. I have also computerised the above work. I have experience in preparing pre-qualifications and tender documents.

 
Aug 1990-Mar1992

Assistant Structural Design Engineer, Department of Transportation, Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridge, United Kingdom: As a member of one of the design groups, I was responsible for the complete design of a five span precast pre-stressed concrete composite continuous bridge and substructure design for a two span composite bridge with piled foundations. These structures were analysed using 2D and 3D structural analytical packages. A feasibility study on the use of reinforced earth retaining walls for the approaches of above bridges was undertaken. I was also the in-house check engineer for an arch bridge refurbished in 1991. I have set up the databases for Department of Transportation bridge assessment programme covering all the bridges in Cambridgeshire. I was also responsible for human and financial resource monitoring. I have attended a number of courses conducted by the County Council for personal skill development.

 
Dec 1986- Apr 1987

State Engineering Corporation - Undergraduate Trainee
I have gained site experience in construction of a reinforced concrete two storey building. I gained some experience in site administration procedures as well.

 
Feb 1985- Apr 1985

Road Development Authority - Undergraduate Trainee
I have gained experience in road maintenance work, surveying, setting out and drafting. I also gained experience at a pre-stressed concrete bridge on Colombo - Galle road.


Computer Skills
 
  • I have used data-base, spread sheet, computer aided drafting, 2D and 3D structural modelling and Finite Element packages.

     


Research Publications in Refereed Journals & Symposia

1.Perera TM, Jayasinghe C., Perera SAS, Rajapaksa SW, "Effect of operational practices and indoor air quality", 5th National Symposium on Air Resource Management in Sri Lanka, 11th May 2012

2..Jayasinghe C., "Embodied energy of alternative building materials and their impact on life cycle cost parameters", International conference on Structural Engineering at Kandy, Sri Lanka in December 2011.

3.Suganya Paskaran, Manori Perea, Dhanushka Kumara, Thishan Jayasinghe, Chintha Jayasingeh, Sujeewa Lewangama, " study on the cracks developed in Dematamal Viharaya, Uva Province, Sri Lanka, International conference on Structural Engineering at Kandy, Sri Lanka in December 2011.

4.Kandamby T., Jayasinghe C., "Cement Stabilsied Rammed eArth for Wall junctions of two storey houses", Symposium on Civil Engineerign Research for Industry -2011 Dedicated to Prof. S.R.De S. Chandrakeerthy, Decmber 20, 2011.

5.S. Kumara, S.W. Rajapaksa, SAS Perera, C. Jayasinghe, " The effect on ventilation on sick building syndrome", International conference on Structural Engineering at Kandy, Sri Lanka in December 2011.

6. Jayasinghe C., T.S. Pathirage, K.R.T.I. Perera, C. Kariyapperuma, "Influence of height to width ratio of compressed stabilized earth blocks on wall strengths", Journal of the International Masonry Society, Masonry International , Vol.24, No. 02, 2011.

7. Sribanurekha V, S.N.Wijerathne Wijepala L.H.S, Jayasinghe C., "Influence of different ventilation design on indoor CO 2 concentration", International conference on disaster resilience at Kandalama, Sri Lanaka, July 2011.

8.Bataagoda J.H., Jayasinghe C., "Effect of building ventilation on indoor environment", International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, December 2010, Kandy, Sri Lanka.pp 397-406.

9.BatagodaJ.H., Jayasinghe C., "Demand control ventilation and Sri Lankan application a case study", International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, December 2010, Kandy, Sri Lanka.pp 407-416.

10.Jayasinghe C., T.S. Pathirage, K.R.T.I. Perera, C. Kariyapperuma, "Effect of dimensional variation of CSE blocks", International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, December 2010, Kandy, Sri Lanka.pp 233-241.

11.Jayasinghe C. , MTR Jayasinghe, K.P. Arandara, "Sustainable road construction with compressed stabilized earth", International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, December 2010, Kandy, Sri Lanka .pp 250-256

12.Jayasinghe C., Mallawaarachchi R.S., Flexural strength of compressed stabilised earth masonry materials, Materials and Design , Elsevier, (2009), doi: 10,1016/j.matdes.2009.02/1.029.

13.Jayasinghe C., Mallawaarachchi R.S., Quantification of Lateral load enhancement potential of masonry walls using tie beams, Masonry International , The British Masonry Society, United Kingdom, 2008, accepted for publication.

14.Jayasinghe C., Konthesinghe K.M.C., Effect of Tie beams on Lateral strength of Masonry, Transactions , 2008, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka.

15.Jayasinghe C., Lakmali H.D.D., Rohitha M.P., Comparative performance of Masonry bond patterns, Transactions , 2008, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka.

16.Arandara K.P., Jayasinghe C., Surface Coatings for stabilised earth walls, Transactions , 2008, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka.

17.R.S Mallawaarachchi., C. Jayasinghe, The effects of Cyclones, Tsunami and Earthquakes on built environments and strategies for reduced damage, Journal of National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka, 2008, 36 (1), pp 03 -14.

18.Jayasinghe C., Influence of bond patterns on cement stabilised earth brick and block walls, Masonry International Masonry International , The British Masonry Society, United Kingdom, Vol. 20, No.3, 91-150-2007..

19.Konthesingha KMC , Jayasinghe C , Nanayakkara SMA , Bond and Compressive strength of Masonry for locally available bricks, Engineer , October 2007, Journal of Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka.

20. K. P. Arandara , C. Jayasinghe , Identification of Durability Problems in Earth Buildings

    a. Engineer , July 2007, Journal of Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka

21.Jayasinhe C., Kamaladasa N., Compressive strength characteristics of cement stabilized rammed earth walls, Construction and Building Materials, 21 (11), p.1971-1976, Elsevier, Nov 2007

22.Jayasinghe C., Comparative performance of burnt clay bricks and compressed stabilized earth bricks and bonds , Engineer , July 2007, Journal of Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka.

23.Jayasinghe C., Different masonry units manufactured with stabilized earth, Proceedings- International Symposium on Earthen Structures (ISES -2007), 22- 24 th August 2007, IISc, Bangalore, India (in collaboration with University of Bath, United Kingdom).

24.Jayasinghe C., Shrinkage characteristics of cement stabilised rammed earth, Proceedings- International Symposium on Earthen Structures (ISES -2007), 22- 24 th August 2007, IISc, Bangalore, India (in collaboration with University of Bath, United Kingdom).

25.Jayasinghe C., Sustainable construction for disaster recovery, Proceedings -International Conference on "Mitigation of the risk of natural hazards, 27 th and 28 th March, 2007, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

26.Mallawaarachchi R.S., Jayasinghe C., Strategies for enhanced disaster resistance of commonly used building materials, , Proceedings -International Conference on "Mitigation of the risk of natural hazards, 27 th and 28 th March, 2007, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

27.Mallawaarachchi, R.S., Jayasinghe, C., Jayasinghe, M.T.R., An integrated approach for disaster resistant elevated houses for Tsunami affected areas, Proceedings -International Conference on "Mitigation of the risk of natural hazards, 27 th and 28 th March, 2007, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

28.Jayasinghe C., Mallawaarachchi R. S., Overall assessment of stabilized rammed earth as a walling material, Proceedings - World Conference on Accelerating Excellence in Built Environment, 2-4 th October 2006, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

29.C. Jayasinghe, MHPJ De. Silva, DMMP Dissanayake, CTKI . Fernando, Engineering Properties of Micro Concrete Roofing Tiles, Engineer, Journal of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, Vol. xxxix No.3, July 2006.

30.Jayasinghe C., Kamaladasa N., Structural Properties of cement stabilized rammed earth, Engineer, Journal of Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka, July 2005.

31.Jayasinghe C ., Perera AADAJ, West S., The application of hand moulded stabilsied earth blocks for rural houses in Sri Lanka, EarthBuild 2005, International Earth Building Conference, Sydney, Asutralia, January 2005.

32. N. Kamaladasa, C. Jayasinghe , Development of an efficient construction Technique for Rammed Earth, . Transactions , Institution of Engineers, 2005.

33.C. Jayasinghe 1 , M T R Jayasinghe 1 , D H S Illangakoon 1 , P K Gunawardane 1 , E A N S Edirisinghe 1 , Hand moulded chip concrete tiles, Transactions, Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka, October 2004.

34.Perera, A., Jayasinghe C., "Strength characteristics and structural design methods for compressed earth block walls", Masonry International , The British Masonry Society, United Kingdom, January, 2003.

35.Jayasinghe, C., Perera, A. A. D. A. J., "Alternative Building materials and structural systems for the housing and building sectors", 2003, SASBE 2003 conference, Brisbane, Australia, Nov. 2003.

36.Siriwardane, P. A., Jayasinghe, C., Ratnayake, L. L., "Analysis of Pedestrian involvement in road accidents", Engineer, Journal of Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, 2003.

37.Jayasinghe, C., Ratnayake, L. L., "Prioritising the Road Safety Programme", Indian Journal of Transport Management , India, 2003.

38.Ratnayake, L. L., Jayasinghe, C., "Traffic accident cost analysis", Engineer, Journal of Institution of Engineers , Sri Lanka, Vol:XXXIV, No: 03, September 2001, pp 61-72.

39.Jayasinghe, C., Perera, A. A. D. A. J, "Hand moulded cement stabilised soil blocks as a walling material", Tranactions-2001 , Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, pp 186-194.

40.Jayasinghe, C., Perera, A. A. D. A. J., "Alternative concrete floor slab system for residential buildings", Engineer, Journal of Institution of Engineers , Sri Lanka, Vol:XXXIII, No: 02, September 2000, pp 54 -65.

41.Jayasinghe, C., Perera, A. A. D. A. J., Jayasinghe, M. T. R., "Precast reinforced concrete beam slab bridges for small spans", Transactions -2000 , Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, pp 74 -85.

42.Jayasinghe, C., Perera, A. A. D. A. J., "Load testing on reinforced precast slab system for residential buildings", Transactions -2000 , Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, pp 96 -106.

43.Ratnayake, L. L., Jayasinghe, C., "Pedestrian safety: Current situation and Improvements", Transactions -2000 , Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, pp 107 -120.

44.Jayasinghe, C, Perera, A. A. D. A. J, "Studies on load bearing characteristics of cement stabilised soil blocks" Transactions -1999 , Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, pp 96 -106.

45.Jayasinghe, C., Perera, A. A. D. A. J., "Stabilised soil block technology for Sri Lanka", Annual Symposium , Engineering Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 1999 , pp 147-160.

46.Ratnayake, L. L., Jayasinghe, C., "Design techniques for roundabouts in Sri Lanka", Engineer, Journal of Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka , Vol:XXViii, August 1998, No: 2, pp 13-23.

47.Ranaweera, R. P. K. S., Jayasinghe, C., Ratnayake, L. L., "Speed reduction as a road safety measure", Annual Symposium , Engineering Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2001 , pp 34-45.

48.Jayasinghe, C., Perera, A. A. D. A. J., "Strength characteristics of manually compacted soil stabilised blockwork", Annual Sessions-2001 , Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

49.Jayasinghe, C., Ratnayake, L. L., "Unprotected Road users and Road safety improvements", Annual Sessions-2001 , Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

50.Jayasinghe, C., Ratnayake, L. L., Ranaweera, R. P. K. S., "Improvement of Road safety at T-Junctions", Annual Sessions-2001 , Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Text Books

          1.The book on "Structural Design of Earth Buildings", published in collaboration with Eco Ceylon Limited, Sri Lanka,              116 p, 2009. (ISBN 978-955-51805-0-4).

2.The book entitled "Sustainable design of Built Environments, 85p, 2009 (ISBN - 978 -955 -51805 -1- 1).

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Research Grant Obtained

 

Title

Funding source

Amount

Outcome

Development of disaster resistant built environments with commonly used building materials in Sri Lanka

National Science Foundation , Sri Lanka ( 2005 -2009)

Rs 876,000/=

Produced a PhD and seven publications

(6 international and 1 local)

Durability properties of earth buildings

National Science Foundation , Sri Lanka (2006-2007)

Rs 350,000/=

Produced a MSc,

Two publications

(lESL)

Enhancement of lateral load resistance of residential buildings constructed with load bearing masonry

Senate Research committee (2006 -2007)

Rs 275,000/=

Produced a MSc

Two publications (lESL)

Indoor air quality and building planning aspects

National Research Council , Sri Lanka (2007-2009)

Rs 345,000/=

On-going, MSc student, equipment, one news paper article

Indoor environment in residential buildings and planning aspects

Senate Research committee (2008 -2009)

Rs.335,000/=

MSc student, one news paper article

Effect of micro climate on indoor air quality

Senate Research committee (2009 )

Rs 125,000/=

On-going**

Effects of different bond patterns used for brick work on the indoor thermal performance

Senate Research committee (2007 -2008)

Rs 75,000/=

One publication (IESL)

Flexural strength of different types of earth masonry

Senate Research committee (2008 -2009)

Rs 75,000/=

One publication (International)

Comparison of masonry walls constructed with different bond patterns

Senate Research committee (2006 -2007)

Rs 75,000/=

Three publications (two international, one-IESL)

Building planning aspects and indoor environment -jointly with Dr. I. Rajapaksha of Faculty of Architecture

Senate Research committee (2005 -2006)

Rs 20,000/=

Three abstracted papers at Air Mac Seminar

Development of Life cycle cost models for alternative building materials

Senate Research Committee (2004-2005)

Rs 50,000/=

One paper (international),

One monograph

Comparison of Indoor air quality in naturally ventilated and air conditioned offices -jointly with Dr. I. Rajapaksha

Senate Research Committee (2005 -2006)

Rs 50,000/=

Three abstracts in Air Mac Seminar

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Contributions to National Development

    •  Drafting the Sri Lanka Standards for Compressed Stabilized Earth Blocks

        (Parts 1, 2, and 3)

    •  Worked as a member of the SLSI working group for CSEB

    •  Member of the Engineering and Architecture panel at National Science Foundation Sri Lanka

    •  Member of Post graduate research Standing committee of University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka

    •  Technology transfer through various Conferences, Symposia

    •  Technology transfer and awareness through media programmes;

                   •  Sri Lanka Rupawahinie News item on 1 st June 2012 on the subject air conditioned environment and                       indoor comfort

                    •  "Nugasewana" Television programme , on Sick Building Syndrome (27 th June 2012)

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Research Monographs

1.Collision type factors and road accident cost evaluation

2.Identification of Road accident blackspots

3.Prioritising of accident blackspots

4.Children Traffic Accident Analysis, National Road Safety Secretariat , Sri Lanka , May 2000.

5.Research on Bus Accident Analysis and Counter measures, National Road Safety Secretariat, Sri Lanka , May 2000.

6.Driver behaviour studies, National Road Safety Secretariat, Sri Lanka , January 2000.

7.Alternative Building Material for Sri Lanka, Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, 1999.

8.Accident Cost Analysis for Sri Lanka , National Road Safety Secretariat , Sri Lanka , October 1999

9.Accident analysis -Report 1, Causes of accidents and preventive measures, National Road Safety Secretariat, Sri Lanka , August 1999.

10.Research Report on Pedestrian Behaviour, National Road Safety Secretariat , Sri Lanka , December 1998.

11.Bullers road, Duplication road Intersection-Design of Traffic Signals, National Road Safety Secretariat, Sri Lanka ,November 1998

12.Roundabout Design Techniques for Sri Lanka, M.Eng Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, 1996

13.Traffic and Parking Management in Moratuwa City Limits, P.G. Diploma Research Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, 1995.

14.Introduction of Compressed soil blocks to Sri Lanka , Research Report, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa , 1995, submitted to GATE/ GTZ Germany

15.Safety performance functions for unprotected road users

16.Social study along Moratuwa -Egoda Uyana bypass road

17.Identification of Accident Black-spots, 2002, ADB project report

18.Ranking of Accident black-spots, 2003, ADB project report

19.Identification of accident problems with unprotected road users, 2002, ADB project report

20.Safety Performance Functions for Pedestrians and Cyclists, 2003, ADB Project report

21.Road safety issues on freight transport, 2003, School of Civil Engineering , Queensland University of Technology, Australia .

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Public Lectures at Workshops / Seminars

    1. Presentation on Cement Stabilised soil blocks and cost effective house construction at Society of Structural Engineers, Sri Lanka , 2001.
    2. Presentation on Earth Architecture and structural design aspects, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa , Sri Lanka , 2000.
    3. Presentation of Cost effective housing with Pre-cast slab system and soil blocks, Southern Branch of Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka , 1999.
    4. Organized and conducted a workshop to transfer the technology on alternative building materials for the Engineers, Architects and contractors, 1999
    5. Presentation on Prioritizing accident black-spot improvement programme at Centre for Accident Analysis and Road Safety (CAARS-Q), Queensland University of Technology, Australia, June 2003.
    6. Alternative materials at Centre for Housing Planning and Building, Colombo , May 2004.
    7. New materials for building construction at Sri Lanka Advancement of Science, September 2005.
    8. Seminar for Potential House builders, organized by Holcim Lanka Ltd. In Colombo , September 2005.
    9. Launching of Sri Lanka Standards Parts 1 and 2 for the Compressed Stabilised Earth blocks, December 2007.
    10. Launching of Sri Lanka Standards Parts 1 and 2 for the Compressed Stabilised Earth blocks, December 2007.
    11. Launching of Sri Lanka Standards Parts 1 and 2 for the Compressed Stabilised Earth blocks, December 2007.
    12. Launching of Code of Practice (Design and Construction) for the Compressed Stabilised Earth blocks, June 2008..

     

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Short Courses Attended

  1. Concrete Bridge Deck Design Utilising Pre-cast Pre-stressed Beams, Conducted by Institution of Structural Engineers, London, June 1991.
  2. Structural Design of High-rise Buildings, Conducted by Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, November 1996.
  3. Applications of High Performance Concrete for Tall Buildings, Conducted by Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, December 1996.
  4. Design of large structures, conducted by Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, December 2005.
  5. Seminar on FIDIC contract documents, organized by Association of Consulting Engineers, Sri Lanka, March 2006.

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Interests

    I have completed Grade VII exam of Trinity College of Music in pianoforte. I was a member of my school's band and dancing troops. I have also represented my school in district and national tournaments in badminton. I took part in a Shakespearean drama that came second in a national competition.

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