Portrait of Dr Kaushal Keraminiyage Dr Kaushal Keraminiyage

k.keraminiyage@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473349



Biography

Dr Kaushal Keraminiyage has over 12 years of experience as an academic in the Higher Education sector both in the UK and Sri Lanka. He has joined the School of Design, Arts and Architecture of the University of Huddersfield as a Senior Lecturer. Immediately prior to his appointment at the University of Huddersfield, he was working as the Programme Director of the B.Sc (Quantity Surveying) programme at the University of Salford. Dr Keraminiyage’s teaching interests are in Quantity Surveying related subject modules both at Masters and Undergraduate levels. Dr Keraminiyage is also an experienced researcher with a good publication profile and funded research projects. His research publications include book chapters, refereed journal and refereed conference papers and various high impact reports. He is very much active in competitive research bidding and is currently a co-investigator of number of funded research projects. During the last few years he has actively been engaged in organising high profile research conferences at various international locations creating strong links with various Built Environment and Disaster Management experts and stakeholders. Dr Keraminiyage is currently supervising number of PhD students, and engaged in conducting PhD assessments. He has been invited to conduct number of guest lectures at international academic and practitioner forums and facilitated number of doctoral training programmes both nationally and internationally and is a keen supporter of open source software and educational resources. In his research he is also keen to utilise his knowledge to create better virtual collaborative environments to address teaching, learning and research needs in the field.

Research and Scholarship

On-going funded research projects

  • Co-investigator, British Council Researcher Links workshop grant (2015). This grant provides the funding (£35,200) to conduct a capacity building workshop in Indonesia to improve the national and regional disaster resilience of costal communities.
  • Co-investigator for the EC - EACEA: Lifelong Learning Programme funded project titled (2013) CADRE (Collaborative Action towards Disaster Resilience Education), £353,246.00. This is an international collaboration with academic partners from Lithuania, Estonia, United Kingdom and Sri Lanka. More than 5 Industry partners are also joining from the EU and Sri Lanka. The main focus is to develop a Professional doctoral programme to create the expertise in disaster resilient built environment.
  • Co-investigator for the European Commission TEMPUS programme funded project titled (2012), “Reformation of the Curricula on Built Environment in the Eastern Neighbouring Area (CEN-EAST)", € 998,601.00. This project is a collaborative research project with partners from EU and Russia. The partners are Università di Bologna, Italy; Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia; Belarusian State Technological University, Belarus; Yanka Kupala State University of Grodno, Belarus; Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, Russian Federation, Saint-Petersburg State University, Russian Federation; Kaliningrad State Technical University, Russian Federation; Moscow State Industrial University, Russian Federation; National Technical University of Ukraine, Ukraine; National Technical University, Ukraine; Association "INFOBALT" – Lithuania; Vilnius Gediminas Technical University – Lithuania; Salford University lead Investigator The main focus is to design an innovative curricular for Built Environment education for Russian and Eastern European partners.

 

Recent research bidding activities (in addition to the above listed on-going projects and during last 5 years)

  • Principle investigator (as a partner, VGTU as the lead partner), Erasmus Plus, Satelite Mapping, Big Data and Text mining system for Climate Change and Resilience Management in Built Environment (SCARE), European Commission, £999,000 (January 2015)
  • Co-investigator, Erasmus Plus, ASCENT – Advancing Skill Creation to Enhance Transformation, European Commission, £963,462.00 (January 2015)
  • Principle investigator, British Council Global Innovation Initiative, Using big data predictive analytics and autonomous systems to improve the disaster resilience of Indonesian urban infrastructure, British Council, £ 231,964.00 (2014 October)
  • Principle Investigator, UNISDR/Making Cities Resilient Campaign, Resilient Cities and Nations Collaborative Platform, Joint Project Proposal, UNISDR, £112,445 (2013 January)
  • Co-investigator, Lifelong Learning programme (EU), Collaborative Research Action in Disaster resilience for Lifelong Engagement - CRADLE (FEB 2012), £400K
  • Co-investigator, LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMME Centralized ProMES- Project Method in Educational System – (As a partner – Total EUR 460K (FEB 2012)
  • Co-investigator, Lifelong Learning programme (EU), Strategy for Knowledge Intensive Lifelong Learning for Disaster Management Network SKILDOMAIN, £400K (July 2010)

 

Research interests

  • Disaster resilient urban infrastructure
  • Big Data analytics and data mining for disaster modelling
  • Use of ICT for improved disaster resilience
  • Collaborative virtual environments for construction education and research
  • Complexity in project management, financing and estimating

 

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2017

Dias, N., Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Curwell, S. (2017) ‘Critical success factors of a bottom up urban design process to deliver sustainable urban designsInternational Journal of Strategic Property Management . ISSN 1648-9179

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Malalgoda, C. and Keraminiyage, K. (2017) Mainstreaming disaster resilience in the construction process: Professional education for a resilient built environment A report of the CADRE project: Collaborative Action towards Disaster Resilience Education

Sridarran, P., Keraminiyage, K. and Herszon, L. (2017) ‘Improving the cost estimates of complex projects in the project based industriesBuilt Environment Project and Asset Management , 7 (2), pp. 173-184. ISSN 2044-124X

2016

Dias, N., Keraminiyage, K. and DeSilva, K. (2016) ‘Long-term satisfaction of post disaster resettled communities: The case of post Tsunami Sri LankaDisaster Prevention and Management , 25 (5), pp. 581-594. ISSN 0965-3562

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Malalgoda, C. and Keraminiyage, K. (2016) ‘Knowledge gaps in the construction industry to increase societal resilience to disasters’. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Building Resilience. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University / The University of Auckland. pp. 1089-1099. ISBN 978-0-473-37268-2

Sridarran, P., Keraminiyage, K. and Amaratunga, D. (2016) ‘Consequences of involuntary relocations that affect the process of recovery: a literature review’. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Building Resilience. Auckland, New Zealand: Massey University / The University of Auckland. pp. 631-371. ISBN 978-0-473-37268-2

Sridarran, P., Keraminiyage, K. and Amaratunga, D. (2016) ‘Building community resilience within involuntary displacements by enhancing collaboration between host and displaced communities: A literature synthesis’. In: Proceedings of the CIB World Building Congress 2016. Tampere, Finland: Tampere University of Technology. Department of Civil Engineering. pp. 114-127. ISBN 978-952-15-3742-4

Malalgoda, C., Amaratunga, D., Keraminiyage, K. and Haigh, R. (2016) ‘Knowledge Gaps in the Construction Industry to Increase Societal Resilience: A Local and National Government Perspective’. In: Proceedings of the CIB World Building Congress 2016. Tampere, Finland: Tampere University of Technology. Department of Civil Engineering. pp. 543-556. ISBN 978-952-15-3745-5

Sridarran, P., Keraminiyage, K. and Amaratunga, D. (2016) ‘Community integration and participation to improve the built environment of the Post-Disaster Involuntary Relocations’. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction (IIIRR). : IIIRR. pp. 160-166. ISBN 978-955-589-210-1

Malalgoda, C., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Keraminiyage, K. and Weeresinghe, S. (2016) ‘Professional education in disaster resilience in the built environment’. In: Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction (IIIRR). : IIIRR. pp. 167-175. ISBN 978-955-589-210-1

Ophiyandri, T., Amaratunga, D. and Keraminiyage, K. (2016) ‘Advantages and Limitations of Community-based Post-disaster Housing Reconstruction ProjectsInternational Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment , 7 (4), pp. 420-431. ISSN 1759-5908

2015

Malalgoda, C., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Keraminiyage, K. (2015) ‘Integrating universities with the built environment practice and the communities in disaster management education’. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU). Colombo, Sri Lanka: University of Moratuwa. pp. 433-446. ISBN 978-955- 9027- 53-9

Dias, N., Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Curwell, S. (2015) ‘An evaluation of the current urban design process in order to derive critical success factors for the creation of a potential new urban design process framework’. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU). Colombo, Sri Lanka: University of Moratuwa. pp. 321-332. ISBN 978-955- 9027- 53-9

Malalgoda, C., Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Perera, S. and Adeniyi, O. (2015) ‘Professional doctorates: applicability to the construction industry in increasing societal resilience to disasters’. In: 5th International Conference on Building Resilience. : NCP. pp. 615/1-12. ISBN 978-0-9943652-0-0

Piyatadsananon, P., Amaratunga, D. and Keraminiyage, K. (2015) Spatial data potential for resettlement programmes in local communities vulnerable to debris-flow disasters UNISDR

2014

Thayaparan, M., Malalgoda, C., Keraminiyage, K. and Amaratunga, D. (2014) ‘Disaster Management Education through Higher Education – Industry Collaboration in the Built EnvironmentProcedia Economics and Finance , 18, pp. 651-658. ISSN 2212-5671

Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D., Keraminiyage, K. and Thayaparan, M. (2014) 4th International Conference on building resiliance: incorporating the 3rd annual conference of the ANDROID disaster resilience network: book of abstracts . Salford, UK: University of Salford, University of Huddersfield, ANDROID Disaster Resilience Network. ISBN 9781907842580

Malalgoda, C., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Keraminiyage, K. (2014) ‘Professional doctorate: Applicability to the construction industry in developing societal resilience’. In: FACE 2014 Annual Conference | Collaborate to Widen Participation: to, through and beyond HE, 2-4th July 2014, University of Salford

Melo, R., Kaushik, A., Koskela, L., Granja, A., Keraminiyage, K. and Tzortzopoulos, P. (2014) ‘Target costing in construction: a comparative study’. In: 22nd Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction. : IGLC. pp. 183-194.

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Ruddock, L., Keraminiyage, K., Kulatunga, U. and Pathirage, C. (2014) CIB International Conference 2014: W55/65/89/92/96/102/117 & TG72/74/81/83 Construction in a changing world: Book of Abstracts . CIB International Conference. Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka: CIB. ISBN 978-1-907842-54-2

Kaushik, A., Keraminiyage, K., Koskela, L., Tzortzopoulos, P. and Hope, G. (2014) ‘Knowledge transfer partnership : Implementation of target value design in the UK construction industry’. In: CIB W55/65/89 International Conference on Construction in a Changing World, 4-7th May 2014, Sri Lanka

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Ruddock, L., Keraminiyage, K., Kulatunga, U. and Pathirage, C. (2014) Book of Abstracts: International conference on construction in a changing world . CIB International Conference. Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka: CIB. ISBN 978-1-907842-54-2

Allali, B., Kulatunga, U. and Keraminiyage, K. (2014) ‘The Relationship between Knowledge Sharing and Organizational Culture: Theoretical FrameworkThe Built and Human Environment Review , 7 (1). ISSN 1759-0574

2013

Hall, M., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Ingirige, B., Keraminiyage, K., Kulatunga, U. and Pathirage, C. (2013) Conference proceedings: International conference on building resilience 2013 . Individual, institutional and societal coping strategies to address the challenges associated with disaster risk. Ahungalla, Sri Lanka: University of Salford. ISBN 978-1-907842-43-6

Hall, M., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Ingirige, B., Keraminiyage, K., Kulatunga, U. and Pathirage, C. (2013) Building resilience 2013: Individual, institutional and societal coping strategies to address the challenges associated with disaster risk: book of abstracts . Salford, UK: University of Salford. ISBN 978-­?1-­?907842-­?43-­?6

Siriwardena, M., Malalgoda, C., Thayaparan, M., Amaratunga, D. and Keraminiyage, K. (2013) ‘Disaster resilient built environment: Role of lifelong learning and the implications for higher educationInternational Journal of Strategic Property Management , 17 (2), pp. 174-187. ISSN 1648-715X

Ophiyandri, T., Amaratunga, D., Pathirage, C. and Keraminiyage, K. (2013) ‘Critical success factors for community?based post?disaster housing reconstruction projects in the pre?construction stage in IndonesiaInternational Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment , 4 (2), pp. 236-249. ISSN 1759-5908

Allali, B., Keraminiyage, K. and Kulatunga, U. (2013) ‘The Role of Organizational Culture in Managing the Knowledge in the Information Communication Technology Small Firms in Libya’. In: International Post Graduate Research Conference: IPGRC 2013, 8th-10th April 2013, Salford, UK , pp. 919-927

Hayes, K. and Keraminiyage, K. (2013) ‘The Effective Management of Remote Projects: Lessons from Other Jurisdictions for the Scottish Highlands and Islands’. In: International Post Graduate Research Conference: IPGRC 2013, 8th-10th April 2013, Salford, UK , pp. 928-939

2012

Piyatadsananon, P., Amaratunga, D. and Keraminiyage, K. (2012) ‘The Capability of Spatial Analysis in Planning the Accessibility for Hazard Community from Debris-Flow Events’. In: 2012 Annual International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure, Renewal and Reconstruction IIIRR, 24th-26th August 2012, Kumamoto, Japan , pp. 274-283

2011

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Keraminiyage, K., Kulathunga, U. and Pathirage, C. (2011) International Conference on Building Resilience 2011: Book of Abstract . Interdisciplinary approaches to disaster risk reduction, and the development of sustainable communities and cities. University of Salford: University of Salford. ISBN 978?1?907842?08?5

2010

Barrett, P., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Keraminiyage, K. and Pathirage, C. (2010) CIB World Congress 2010- Building a better world: Programme and book of abstracts . Salford Quays, UK: CIB.

Barrett, P., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Keraminiyage, K. and Pathirage, C. (2010) CIB world congress 2010 proceedings . : CIB. ISBN 9781905732913

2009

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2009) ‘A HCI principles based framework to assess the user perception of web based Virtual Research Environments. Special issue on Capacity building for post disaster infrastructure development and managementInternational Journal of Strategic Property Management , 13 (2), pp. 129-142. ISSN 1648-715X

Keraminiyage, K., Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2009) ‘Achieving success in collaborative research: the role of virtual research environmentsJournal of Information Technology in Construction (ITCon) , 14, pp. 59-69. ISSN 1874-4753

2008

Jayasena, S., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Keraminiyage, K. and Karunasena, G. (2008) ‘EURASIA: development of a joint curricular on disaster management to enhance the capacities of European and Asian HEIs’. In: 2nd FARU Research Conference, 20th November 2008, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Pathirage, C. and Keraminiyage, K. (2008) ‘Disaster mitigation through collaborative knowledge sharing practices’. In: Collaborative Relationships in Construction. Hedley: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 163-178. ISBN 9781405180412

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Kaklauskas, A. (2008) ‘Minimising content stagnation in construction education: Automating the content update through a shared web repository for distance construction education’. In: ISARC 2008 - Proceedings from the 25th International Symposium on Automation and Robotics in Construction. : ISARC. .

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008) ‘Enhancing the capacity of Sri Lankan higher education institutions to meet post disaster recovery challenges’. In: 4th International i-Rec Conference : Building resilience, 30th April - 2nd May 2008, Christchurch, New Zealand

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2008) ‘Post tsunami recovery capacity gaps in Sri Lanka’. In: CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and research (BEAR), 11-15th February 2008, Sri Lanka

2007

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Keraminiyage, K. (2007) Statement of research gaps in post tsunami Sri Lanka University of Salford

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Kaklauskas, A. (2007) ‘Research, teaching and training capacity enhancement through international higher education collaborations: economy, valuation and management of real estate and natural resources’. In: International Scientific and Practical Conference, 27-28th November 2007, Minsk, Belarus

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Enhancing the quality and the relevance of disaster management curricular within the Sri Lankan higher education’. In: International Conference on Business Management, October 2007, Sri Lanka

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Creating an effective higher education partnership between Europe and Asia in the built environment through the use of modern distance learning technologies’. In: Education in Changing Environment, September 2007, Salford

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Keraminiyage, K. (2007) ‘EURASIA: role of construction education in capacity building for facilities and infrastructure development within a developing country setting’. In: CIB World Building Congress: Construction for Development, 14-17th May 2007, Cape Town International Conference Centre.

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Role of construction in managing disasters in developing economies’. In: Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics, 17-18th May 2007, The World Bank, Bled, Slovenia

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘EURASIA: developing a framework to create a joint disaster management curricular to enhance European and Asian higher education capacities’. In: 4th International Salford Centre for Research and Innovation Symposium, 26-27th March 2007, Salford Quays, UK.

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2007) ‘Identifying higher capability maturity KPAs of construction organisations; Model refinement through expert interviews’. In: 7th International Postgraduate Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 28-29th March 2007, Salford Quays, UK.

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Seneviratne, I. (2007) ‘Enhancing the quality and the relevance of disaster management curricular within the Sri Lankan higher education’. In: Appropriate Management Approaches in a Developing Context, 22nd March 2007, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

2006

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘ICT for construction process improvement: Enabler or a driver?’. In: Joint 2006 CIB W065/W055/W086 Symposium Proceedings, 20th October 2006, Rome, Italy

Ingirige, B., Amaratunga, D., Sexton, M., Ahmed, V., Baldry, D., Aouad, G. and Keraminiyage, K. (2006) Guidelines for improving social outcomes gained through distance learning (DL) tools University of Salford

Keraminiyage, K., Haigh, R. and Amaratunga, D. (2006) ‘Role of built environment education curricula in post- disaster recovery management’. In: Proceedings of the Annual Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. : RICS. . ISBN 9781842193074

Haigh, R., Amaratunga, D. and Keraminiyage, K. (2006) ‘An exploration of the construction industry's role in disaster preparedness, response and recovery’. In: The construction and building research conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. : RICS. . ISBN 9781842193074

Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Keraminiyage, K. (2006) ‘European and Asian infrastructure advantage (EURASIA): Enhancing the teaching, training and research capacity of European and Asian higher education institutes’. In: Customising the Quantity Surveying Education to Face Challenges in Year 2020 Conference, 2006, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘Social aspects associated with modern distance learning programmes’. In: CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and Research (BEAR), 12th April 2006, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2006) ‘Higher capability maturity dynamics of UK construction organisations’. In: 6th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 6-7th April 2006, Delft University of Technology and TNO, Delft University, Netherlands

Ingirige, B., Amaratunga, D., Dowdle, D., Keraminiyage, K., Goulding, J., Baldry, D. and Lees, M. (2006) Improving co-learner interactions through web based online assessments within distant learning settings University of Salford

2005

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2005) ‘Achieving higher capability maturity in construction process improvement’. In: 2nd International Conference for Postgraduate Researchers of the Built And Natural Environment (PRoBE), 16th - 17th November 2005, Glasgow, Scotland

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R. and Perera, S. (2005) ‘Selection of electrical accessories: a cost modelling approach’. In: 2nd Scottish Conference for the Post Graduate Researchers of the Built and Natural Environment, 16-17th November 2005, University of Glasgow, UK

Amaratunga, D., Keraminiyage, K. and Haigh, R. (2005) ‘Applicability of the software CMM higher capability maturity key process areas within the UK construction industry’. In: 2nd Scottish Conference for the Post Graduate Researchers of the Built and Natural Environment, 16-17th November 2005, University of Glasgow, UK

Pathirage, C., Amaratunga, D., Haigh, R., Siriwardena, M. and Keraminiyage, K. (2005) ‘Salford CIB student chapter: Towards achieving excellence in postgraduate research’. In: RICS COBRA Conference (held as part of the QUT Research week), 3-8th July 2005, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2005) ‘Place of technology management as a key process area within construction process improvement: A critical analysis’. In: RICS COBRA Conference (held as part of the QUT Research week), 3-8th July 2005, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2005) ‘UK construction processes and IT adoptability: Learning form other industries’. In: 11th Joint CIB International Symposium - Combining Forces., 13-16th June 2005, Helsinki, Finland

Ingirige, B., Amaratunga, D., Keraminiyage, K. and Baldry, D. (2005) ‘Leveraging distance learning tools for broadbasing education in construction industry disciplines: The importance of a continuous social discourse’. In: RICS COBRA Conference (held as part of the QUT Research week), 3-8th July 2005, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2005) ‘A capability maturity approach for construction process improvement: use of case studies approach’. In: 5th International Postgraduate Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 2005, The Lowry, Salford Quays, UK

2004

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2004) ‘Process improvement in the UK construction industry and its co-relationship with the use of ICT Tools: current research status and the way forward’. In: 2nd International CIB Student Chapter Symposium. Sustainability and Innovation in Construction and Real Estate, 2004, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2004) ‘A literature review of knowledge management, facilities management and link between those two disciplines’. In: 4th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 2004, University of Salford

2003

Keraminiyage, K., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2003) ‘A virtual environment for collaborative research and teaching in built environment’. In: CIB W89 International Conference on Building Education and Research (BEAR), 9-11th April 2003, The Lowry, University of Salford

Esteem

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK
  • Editor of the special issue on lifelong learning in the built environment for ISI indexed International Journal for Strategic Property Management (2013) Access: < href="http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tspm20/17/2#.U2pu7aFq0QQ">http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/tspm20/17/2#.U2pu7aFq0QQ
  • Member of the editorial board, International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment
  • Academic Reviewer for the Journal of Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management
  • Academic Reviewer for the International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment
  • Member of International Scientific Committee, Local organising committee, Conference management system developer / manager, CIB 2010 World Congress
  • Technical Director, Local organising committee member, International Scientific Committee member, Conference management system developer / manager, for the Building Resilience Conference Series 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Local organising committee member, Conference management system developer / manager, RICS COBRA 2011 conference, Salford
  • Local organising committee member, Conference management system developer / manager, International Postgraduate Research Conference (IPGRC) 2011 conference, Salford
  • Invited lecture on “Introduction to Research Philosophy using Nested Model and the Research Onion” for postgraduate researchers, March 2014, University of Salford
  • Invited lecture on “Introduction to Research Methodology Workshop” for postgraduate researchers, IPGRC 2013, Media city
  • Invited lecture on “Introduction to Research Philosophy using Nested Model and the Research Onion” for postgraduate researchers, December 2013, University of Salford
  • Facilitating as a panel member of the “Mock-Interim Assessment workshop” for professional doctorate students at CUBE, Manchester, March 2012
  • Facilitated as a panel member of the “Mock-Interim Assessment workshop” for professional doctorate students at CUBE, Manchester, March 2011
  • Guest lecture on “Role of BIM and the future of the Quantity Surveying profession delivered for the staff members of the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka, December 2011
  • Guest lecture on “BIM and the Quantity Surveyor” delivered for the Quantity Surveying Undergraduate students at CSCT, Sri Lanka – December 2011
  • Invited paper / Lecture on “Role of community and policy makers’ networks in building disaster resilient communities, UNDP workshop, Kandy Sri Lanka, June 2010
  • Facilitator the postgraduate research workshop at the CIB 2010 World Congress, May 2010, Salford Quays
  • Facilitator the PhD student day at the Conference on Changing Roles; New Roles; New Challenges, Rotterdam 5-9 October 2009
  • Facilitator and the guest speaker for the session on “Successful Conference Presentations” for academic and research staff members of the University of Salford, December 2009, University of Salford.
  • Invited lecture on “What can we learn from the Nested Model and the Research Onion” for postgraduate researchers, December 2009, University of Salford.

Research Degree Supervision

PhD supervisions

  • Student 1 (full time): topic - "Application of spatial analysis in post-disaster resettlement programmes" (joint supervisor, completed 2014)
  • Student 2 (full time): topic – "The Complexity of Projects: An Adaptive Model to Incorporate Complexity Dimensions into the Cost Estimation Process" (main supervisor, expected date of submission October 2015)
  • Student 3 (full time): topic – “An Evaluation of regenerative resign as a new approach for sustainable urban design” (main supervisor, expected date of submission, October 2015)
  • Student 4 (full time): topic – "The influence of organizational culture in sharing the knowledge in the information communication technology small firms in Libya" (main supervisor till October 2014)
  • Student 5 (full time) topic – "The use of Kaizen costing for Quantity Surveying practices in Nigeria" (main supervisor till October 2014)
  • Student 6 (full time) topic – "Organizational Readiness for TQM Implementation in the Nigerian Construction Industry" (main supervisor till October 2014)
  • Student 7 (full time) topic – "Improving the decision-making process and investment appraisals in oil and gas companies in Libya" (main supervisor till October 2014)

 

MRes supervisions

  • Student 1 (Under Prof Doc programme): topic - "Learning to Manage Commercial Risks: the maturation of inexperienced Quantity Surveyors working in remote construction and energy projects in the Scottish Highlands and Islands" (main supervisor, thesis submitted October 2014)

 

PhD assessments

  • Internal examiner for 4 PhD final assessments
  • Examiner for more than 25 PhD internal evaluation examinations (end of year 2 evaluations)
  • Examiner for more than 30 PhD interim assessment examinations (end of year 1 – transfer assessments)

 

More than 20 postgraduate taught dissertation supervisions and more than 60 undergraduate dissertation supervisions to date

Areas interested (for supervision)

  • Disaster Management and Resilience of Urban Infrastructure
  • ICT applications and Big Data analytics for Disaster Management and Construction
  • Risk and Value Management in Construction
  • Process Change Management and Capability Maturity
  • Complexity in Construction
  • New developments in Construction Cost Estimating and Quantity Surveying
  • Quantity Surveying, Estimating and Cost Management

 

Enterprise Activities

Co-investigator of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership project titled "Using Target Value Design in UK Construction Projects". This is a partnership between the University of Huddersfield, University of Salford and the Infra Projects Pvt Ltd. The focus of the project is to investigate the possibility and the scope of using the lean principle based "Target Value Design" concept within UK construction organisations for better design and cost management.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Programme leadership
Programme leader for the M.Sc (Advance Project Management in Construction)
Programme leader for the B.Sc Hons. (Surveying) Qunatity Surveying and Building Surveying

Current teaching activities
THA1302 – Building Economics section (M.Arch)
TIA1800 – Estimating section (B.Sc Architectural Technology – second year)
THA1315 – Facilities Management section (B.Sc Architectural Technology – final year)