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Modelling Interrelationships of the Factors Impeding Community Engagement in Risk-Sensitive Urban Planning: Evidence from Sri Lanka (2023)
Journal Article
Geekiyanage, D., Fernando, T., & Keraminiyage, K. (2023). Modelling Interrelationships of the Factors Impeding Community Engagement in Risk-Sensitive Urban Planning: Evidence from Sri Lanka. Sustainability, 15(20), 14662. https://doi.org/10.3390/su152014662

During the last two decades, global disasters have impacted over 5.2 billion people, with economic losses exceeding USD 2.97 trillion. This underscores the critical need for inclusive risk-sensitive urban planning (RSUP) that integrates community ins... Read More about Modelling Interrelationships of the Factors Impeding Community Engagement in Risk-Sensitive Urban Planning: Evidence from Sri Lanka.

2023 SPARC Book Of Abstracts (2023)
Book
Salihu, Y., Idegbekwe, D., Ige, H., Rafati, P., Scanlan, J., Alhasso, B., …Usman, N. (2023). T. Ireland (Ed.), 2023 SPARC Book Of Abstracts. University of Salford

A-Priori Framework for Community Transformation for Inclusive and Risk-Sensitive Urban Developments (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Geekiyanage, D., Fernando, T., & Keraminiyage, K. (2022, November). A-Priori Framework for Community Transformation for Inclusive and Risk-Sensitive Urban Developments. Paper presented at AUBEA 2022 - The 45th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference, Western Sydney University, Australia

Community-inclusive decision-making in developing equitable and risk-sensitive developments,particularly in urban settings, is becoming trending for achieving sustainable development goals(particularly SDG 10 and 11) set by the United Nations in 2015... Read More about A-Priori Framework for Community Transformation for Inclusive and Risk-Sensitive Urban Developments.

Economic performance of green walls: A systematic review (2022)
Presentation / Conference
U.G.D., M., Ramachandra, T., & Geekiyanage, D. (2022, June). Economic performance of green walls: A systematic review. Paper presented at 10th World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Green walls are becoming an interesting solution to address the potential issues due to loss of greenery in the urban built environment. Even though green walls offer numerous benefits, the application pace of this concept seems slow in many parts of... Read More about Economic performance of green walls: A systematic review.

Mapping participatory methods in the urban development process : a systematic review and case-based evidence analysis (2021)
Journal Article
Hemba Geekiyanage, M., Fernando, T., & Keraminiyage, K. (2021). Mapping participatory methods in the urban development process : a systematic review and case-based evidence analysis. Sustainability, 13(16), e8992. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13168992

Despite the fact that vulnerable communities are the most affected by unplanned cities, considerably less attention has been given to involving them in urban development in order to ensure equitable outcomes. In this regard, there is an urgent need f... Read More about Mapping participatory methods in the urban development process : a systematic review and case-based evidence analysis.

Running costs indices for commercial buildings using the hedonic price imputation approach: a case of Sri Lanka (2021)
Journal Article
Hemba Geekiyanage, M., & Ramachandra, T. (in press). Running costs indices for commercial buildings using the hedonic price imputation approach: a case of Sri Lanka. Construction Management and Economics, 39(8), 704-721. https://doi.org/10.1080/01446193.2021.1950790

Running expenses of a building consume a substantial share of its total life cycle cost and range between 70 and 80% in commercial buildings. Despite this, investment decisions are primarily based on construction costs due to the absence of a reliabl... Read More about Running costs indices for commercial buildings using the hedonic price imputation approach: a case of Sri Lanka.

Factors influencing acceptance or rejection regarding being the host community for post-disaster resettlements in developing countries (2020)
Journal Article
Hemba Geekiyanage, M., Keraminiyage, K., Fernando, T., & Jayawickrama, T. (2021). Factors influencing acceptance or rejection regarding being the host community for post-disaster resettlements in developing countries. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 53, 101973. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101973

Post-disaster relocations have both positive and negative impacts on host communities. Receiving the host community’s willingness to host the new community is essential to ensure integration and the sustainability of the new resettlement. This “wil... Read More about Factors influencing acceptance or rejection regarding being the host community for post-disaster resettlements in developing countries.

Assessing the state of the art in community engagement for participatory decision-making in disaster risk-sensitive urban development (2020)
Journal Article
Hemba Geekiyanage, M., Fernando, T., & Keraminiyage, K. (2020). Assessing the state of the art in community engagement for participatory decision-making in disaster risk-sensitive urban development. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 51, 101847. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijdrr.2020.101847

Vulnerable communities are often marginalized in the decision-making process in urban development due to barriers to community entry and challenges for community engagement. The state-of-the-art on these constraints' limits to a specific region, stat... Read More about Assessing the state of the art in community engagement for participatory decision-making in disaster risk-sensitive urban development.

Nexus between running costs and building characteristics of commercial buildings: hedonic regression modelling (2020)
Journal Article
Hemba Geekiyanage, M., & Ramachandra, T. (2020). Nexus between running costs and building characteristics of commercial buildings: hedonic regression modelling. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 10(3), 389-406. https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-12-2018-0156

Purpose Traditionally, early-stage investment decisions on buildings purely based initial capital costs and simply ignored running costs and total lifecycle cost. This was basically due to the absence of estimating models that yield running costs at... Read More about Nexus between running costs and building characteristics of commercial buildings: hedonic regression modelling.

Building organisational capacities for effective e-waste management: a conceptual framework (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Azeem, A., Mallawarachchi, H., & Hemba Geekiyanage, M. (2019, November). Building organisational capacities for effective e-waste management: a conceptual framework. Presented at 8th World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Globally, e-waste generation rises in parallel to the increased consumption of e-products. Management of this complex waste stream becomes a severe challenge, especially for developing countries. Sri Lanka also no exception to this problem due to the... Read More about Building organisational capacities for effective e-waste management: a conceptual framework.

Estimating the running costs of commercial buildings: artificial neural network modeling (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Hemba Geekiyanage, M., & Ramachandra, T. (2019, May). Estimating the running costs of commercial buildings: artificial neural network modeling. Presented at 10th International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference, ISEC 2019, Chicago, USA

Running costs of a building is a substantial share of its total life-cycle cost (LCC) and it ranges between 70-80% in commercial buildings. Despite its significant contribution to LCC, investors and construction industry practitioners tend to mostly... Read More about Estimating the running costs of commercial buildings: artificial neural network modeling.

Employment challanges in mega construction projects in Sri Lanka (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Nissanka, S., Ramachandra, T., & Hemba Geekiyanage, M. (2018, September). Employment challanges in mega construction projects in Sri Lanka. Presented at The 42nd Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA) 2018, Singapore

With the current economic trends, investments towards mega construction projects are happening in hefty amounts, consuming a considerable proportion, 8% of the global GDP. However, the inherent characteristics of megaprojects include a higher level o... Read More about Employment challanges in mega construction projects in Sri Lanka.

Strategies for Enhancing Research and Development Activities in the Sri Lankan Construction industry (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Ginigaddara, B., Ramachandra, T., & Geekiyanage, D. (2018, September). Strategies for Enhancing Research and Development Activities in the Sri Lankan Construction industry. Paper presented at 11TH INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE, Colombo, Sri Laka

Research and Development (R&D) activities stimulate growth, sustainability and performance. However, the construction R&D expenditure is in the range of 0.01% - 0.04% of global value addition, compared to 3% - 4% in manufacturing and 2% - 3% in other... Read More about Strategies for Enhancing Research and Development Activities in the Sri Lankan Construction industry.

A model for early stage estimation of Operational Expenses (OPEX) in commercial buildings (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Hemba Geekiyanage, M., Ramachandra, T., & Thurairajah, N. (2018, September). A model for early stage estimation of Operational Expenses (OPEX) in commercial buildings. Presented at 34th Annual ARCOM Conference, Belfast, UK

Usually, Operational Expenses (OPEX) consume a substantial share (70-80%) of Life Cycle Cost (LCC) of commercial buildings. Despite its contribution to the LCC structure, often OPEX is given less focus in investment decision making and investors t... Read More about A model for early stage estimation of Operational Expenses (OPEX) in commercial buildings.

Significant Factors Influencing Operational and Maintenance (O&M) Costs of Commercial Buildings (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Geekiyanage, D., & Ramachandra, T. (2018, June). Significant Factors Influencing Operational and Maintenance (O&M) Costs of Commercial Buildings. Paper presented at The 7th World Construction Symposium 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Usually, the costs incurred during the operational phase of a building are much greater than the initial construction cost. Amongst, the running cost of a typical commercial building varies between 70-80% of its total LCC depending on its determinan... Read More about Significant Factors Influencing Operational and Maintenance (O&M) Costs of Commercial Buildings.

Significant factors influencing Operational and Maintenance (O&M) costs of commercial buildings (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Geekiyanage, D., & Ramachandra, T. (2018, June). Significant factors influencing Operational and Maintenance (O&M) costs of commercial buildings. Paper presented at The 7th World Construction Symposium 2018: Built Asset Sustainability: Rethinking Design, Construction and Operations, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Usually, the costs incurred during the operational phase of a building are much greater than the initial construction cost. Amongst, the running cost of a typical commercial building varies between 70-80% of its total LCC depending on... Read More about Significant factors influencing Operational and Maintenance (O&M) costs of commercial buildings.

A Correlation Analysis of Factors Influencing Cooling Energy Demand of Condominiums in Sri Lanka (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Geekiyanage, D., & Ramachandra, T. (2017, November). A Correlation Analysis of Factors Influencing Cooling Energy Demand of Condominiums in Sri Lanka. Paper presented at Vidulka National Energy Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Often, energy use for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning is the key contributor to operational energy demand which varies between 50-70% in most of the developed countries. Surprisingly, in Sri Lanka, the energy consumption of space cooling ac... Read More about A Correlation Analysis of Factors Influencing Cooling Energy Demand of Condominiums in Sri Lanka.

A morphology-based model for forecasting cooling energy demand of condominium buildings in Sri Lanka (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Hemba Geekiyanage, M., Ramachandra, T., & Rotimi, J. (2017, September). A morphology-based model for forecasting cooling energy demand of condominium buildings in Sri Lanka. Presented at Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM - 33rd Annual Conference 2017, Proceeding, Cambridge, UK

Building morphology has significant influence on operational energy demand of buildings. Energy consumption for space cooling accounts for more than 75% of electricity use in typical condominium buildings. With increase in the number of condominiums... Read More about A morphology-based model for forecasting cooling energy demand of condominium buildings in Sri Lanka.

A Study on the Application of Economies of Scale in the Construction Industry: The Sri Lankan Perspective (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Ramachandra, T., Geekiyanage, D., & Perera, S. L. (2017, June). A Study on the Application of Economies of Scale in the Construction Industry: The Sri Lankan Perspective

The application of economic concepts acts as a catalyst to enhance the productivity and quality in the industries such as automotive, transportation and tourism. Economies of Scale (EOS) is such a concept, which could be applied to address the above... Read More about A Study on the Application of Economies of Scale in the Construction Industry: The Sri Lankan Perspective.

Real-time object detection system for building energy conservation : an IP camera based system
Presentation / Conference
Chandrasiri, A., & Hemba Geekiyanage, M. Real-time object detection system for building energy conservation : an IP camera based system. Presented at 34th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, Belfast, UK

In the contemporary world, there is a rapid introduction of automated and intelligent building systems. These technologies offer new and exciting opportunities to increase the connectivity of devices in built environments, particularly for energy... Read More about Real-time object detection system for building energy conservation : an IP camera based system.