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Dr Upeksha Madanayake

Dr Upeksha Madanayake

madanau2@lsbu.ac.uk

Construction, Property and Surveying

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9122-1882

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I joined LSBU in 2019, as a lecturer in Quantity Surveying. I am also the course director for Undergraduate Quantity Surveying courses, including Apprenticeships. I completed both my Bachelors and Masters degrees from Liverpool John Moores University. My main research interests include competitive advantage in the construction industry, exploitation of digitalisation in construction and organisational studies, particularly about the culture and structure in construction organisations. The research I undertake specifically also focuses on the exploitation and implementation of BIM, Big Data Analytics and IoT for the competitive advantage in the construction industry. My teaching areas include all Quantity Surveying aspects.

Research in following areas:

1.Investigating the Skills and Knowledge Requirements for BIM, BDA and IOT implementation in Construction.

2.The impact of organisation culture, structure and size on effective exploitation of digital technologies in Building Information

modelling, big data analytics and internet of things (BBI) for competitive advantage in

construction organisations.

3. The potential of digital technology to improve construction productivity.

4. Digital Twin-based Approach to

enabling digital circular economy: grave-to-cradle perspective in planning for

deconstruction.

5. An Integrated Digital Platform Incorporating IEC/SEG9 for Standardising Smart and Resilient

Urban Community Development.

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Awarded in the last 5 years
LSBU Panel Review TrainingPhD
PhD Engineering and the Built Environment

London South Bank University

2016
2021
MSc. in Construction Project Management (accredited by RICS and CIOB-NQF Level-7)

Liverpool John Moores University

2012
2013
BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management (accredited by RICS and CIOB- NQF Level-7

Liverpool John Moores University

2013
2014
Hourly Paid Lecturer
London South Bank University

Deliver lectures for the following modules for BSc Surveying, Commercial Management, Property Management and Architectural Technology

SEMESTER-1

1. Tendering and Estimating

2. Project Appraisal and Cost Control

SEMESTER-2

1. Cost Planning and Tender Process

2. Measurement 2 and Estimating

2018
2019
Education
MEP Quantity Surveyor
DCL- Quantity Surveying Services (Pvt) Limited

Site Resident MEP Quantity Surveyor for 47 storey hotel and apartment building; Grand HYATT Hotel Colombo.

All quantity surveying works related to post tender stages; Evaluation/ recommendation of variation orders, approving Extra works/ Variations, evaluation of monthly/ interim payment applications, recommendation of interim payment certificates and subcontract payment settlements, re- measurement of work, BOI material approving and proforma invoice approving after quantity checking, negotiating with Clients / Client representatives and contractors/ sub-contractors to finalize variations, provisional sums and other contractual matters.

2013
2016
Commercial/industry
Quantity Surveyor
DCL- Quantity Surveying Services (Pvt) Limited

Preparation of Bill of Quantities, Engineer’s estimates, tender Documents, Issuance of tender documents, Contract Documents and all other Quantity Surveying functions of Pre- tender stage, evaluation of interim payment applications, prepare progress payment certificates & statements and approval of the Extra works/ Variation

2010
2012
Commercial/industry
Quantity Surveyor
RICS BCIS (Building Cost Information Service)

Worked as the project Quantity Surveyor for RICS BCIS TPI Data project FOR benchmarking data of the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS). The work include establishing a predicted TPI (Tender Price Index) using the price levels established by comparing the price of items of the Bills of Quantities with standard base prices. The resultant factors are combined by applying weights representing the total value of each trade or section to feed a big data analytical (machine learning) tool.

2017
2018
Commercial/industry
FunderYear wonProjectRole
Council for The heads of The built Enviroment2022INVESTIGATING THE PERCEPTIONS OF APPRENTICES ON WORK BASED LEARNING (WBL) MODEPrincipal Investigator
Construction Digitalisation for Sustainable Development- CDSD 2020
Reach and Impact

Feb 2017 - Feb 2019

Volunteered as the communication manager and the newsletter editor to CIB Student Chapter


Adaptable buildings for sustainable built environment
Manewa, A., Siriwardena, M., Ross, A. and Madanayake, U. (2016). Adaptable buildings for sustainable built environment. Built Environment Project and Asset Management. https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-10-2014-0053

Critical analysis for big data studies in construction: significant gaps in knowledge
Madanayake, U. and Egbu, C. (2019). Critical analysis for big data studies in construction: significant gaps in knowledge. Built Environment Project and Asset Management. 9 (4), pp. 530-547. https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-04-2018-0074

Investigating the Skills and Knowledge Requirements for IOT implementation in Construction
Madanayake, U., Seidu, R. and Young, B. (2020). Investigating the Skills and Knowledge Requirements for IOT implementation in Construction. 5th NA International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management. Detroit, Michigan, USA 10 - 14 Aug 2020

The impact of organisation culture on effective exploitation of building information modelling, big data analytics and internet of things (BBI) for competitive advantage in construction organisations
Madanayake, U., Cidik, M., Egbu, C. and Adamu, Z. (2019). The impact of organisation culture on effective exploitation of building information modelling, big data analytics and internet of things (BBI) for competitive advantage in construction organisations. International Conference on Innovation, Technology, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (ICITEE). Bahrain 24 - 25 Nov 2019

The potential of digital technology to improve construction productivity
Madanayake, U. and Cidik, M. (2019). The potential of digital technology to improve construction productivity. 35th Annual ARCOM Conference. Leeds, UK 02 - 04 Sep 2019

A strategic approach to exploiting and implementing BIM, big data analytics, and internet of things (BBI) for competitive advantage in the construction industry
Madanayake, U. and Egbu, C. (2018). A strategic approach to exploiting and implementing BIM, big data analytics, and internet of things (BBI) for competitive advantage in the construction industry. ARCOM DOCTORAL WORKSHOP. Dublin, Ireland 09 - 09 Mar 2018

Research, data collection and ethical issues: lessons from hindsight
Madanayake, U. and Ganiyu, S. (2018). Research, data collection and ethical issues: lessons from hindsight. International Conference on Professionalism and ethics in Construction. London 21 - 22 Nov 2018

A strategic approach to exploiting and implementing BIM, Big Data Analytics, and Internet of Things (BBI) for competitive advantage in the construction industry
Madanayake, U. and Egbu, C. (2017). A strategic approach to exploiting and implementing BIM, Big Data Analytics, and Internet of Things (BBI) for competitive advantage in the construction industry. LSBU Postgraduate Research Summer School. London South Bank University 03 - 07 Jul 2017

A Systematic Review for the Challenges Related to the Implementation of Building Information Modelling, Big Data Analytics and Internet of Things (BBI) in the Construction Sector
Madanayake, U. and Egbu, C. (2017). A Systematic Review for the Challenges Related to the Implementation of Building Information Modelling, Big Data Analytics and Internet of Things (BBI) in the Construction Sector. International Conference on Sustainable Futures- ICSF 2017. Bahrain 26 - 27 Nov 2017 Applied Science University Bahrain.

Application of Lean Construction Principles to Enhance the Construction Performance and Flow
Madanayake, U. (2015). Application of Lean Construction Principles to Enhance the Construction Performance and Flow. The 4th World Construction Symposium- Sustainable Development in the Built Environment: Green Growth and Innovative Directions. Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka 12 - 15 Jun 2015 Building Economics and Management Research Unit, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, 2015.

Sustainable implications of building reuse and adaptation
Madanayake, U. and Manewa, A Sustainable implications of building reuse and adaptation. The Third World Construction Symposium 2014: Sustainability and Development in Built Environment. Hilton Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka 20 - 22 Jun 2014 Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa.

Sustainable Approach for the Replacement of Water Mains: Environmental, Social and Economic Considerations.
Young, B.E, Seidu, R.D, Kelani, A, Robinson, H., Ebohon, O. and Madanayake, U. (2021). Sustainable Approach for the Replacement of Water Mains: Environmental, Social and Economic Considerations. Association of Schools of Construction of Southern Africa (ASOCSA) 15th Built Environment on CONSTRUCTION IN 5D: DECONSTRUCTION, DIGITALIZATION, DISRUPTION, DISASTER, DEVELOPMENT Conference. . DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA 27 - 28 Sep 2021

Digitalisation To Improve Organisational Competitive Advantage: A Study On BBI Exploitation
Madanayake, U. (2021). Digitalisation To Improve Organisational Competitive Advantage: A Study On BBI Exploitation. PhD Thesis London South Bank University School of the Built Environment and Architecture https://doi.org/10.18744/lsbu.8x58w

The UK Retail Industry and its Effect on Construction Sectors
Seidu, R. D, Young, B.E, Madanayake, U.H and Clark, H (2021). The UK Retail Industry and its Effect on Construction Sectors. Journal of Emerging Trends in Economics and Management Sciences. 12 (1), pp. 27 - 33.

Developing a methodological framework of adopting digital twin for deconstruction planning
Adamu, Z., Jin, R., Ebohon, O., Madanayake, U. and Panuwatwanich, K. (2020). Developing a methodological framework of adopting digital twin for deconstruction planning. International Conference on "Digitalisation Construction for Sustainable Development: Transforming though Innovation". National University of Civil Engineering, Hanoi, Vietnam 25 - 25 Nov 2020