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School of the Built Environment

Dr Nirodha Fernando

Lecturer in Quantity Surveying

Biography

Nirodha joined the University of Salford in March 2018. Prior to joining the University of Salford, she was a Senior Lecturer at the Northumbria University, UK.  She conducted lectures for Quantity Surveying degree programme at the Northumbria University. She has over 15 years of experience as an academic in the Higher Education sector both in the UK and in Sri Lanka. Nirodha obtained her doctoral degree in Built Environment at the University of Salford in 2011. She completed her undergraduate degree from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka with a First Class Honours degree in Quantity Surveying in 2003.  Nirodha has published several refereed journal papers and international conference papers. She was the  scientific committee Co-chair for the world Construction Symposium, organised by Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and Sponsored by CIB from 2013- 2015. Nirodha has organised a number of International research conferences.

Teaching

  • QS Private and Commercial Practice 2
  • QS Discipline Project 2

Research Interests

  • Carbon Counting
  • Low Carbon Development in Post Disaster Reconstruction
  • Construction Management
  • Human Resource Capacity Buildings
  • Women in construction

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Built Environment, School of the Built Environment, the University of Salford, UK in 2011
  • B.Sc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying- First Class, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2004
  • Associate Member of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (IQSSL) from 9th May 2014
  • Fellowship of HEA since October 2017

Publications

  • Nawarathna, A., Fernando, N., & Alwan, Zaid. (2018). Reasons for the slow uptake of embodied carbon estimation in the Sri Lankan building sector, International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering. 12(8). pp.102-107
  • Victoria M., Perera S., Davise A. and Fernando N., (2017)Carbon and Cost Critical Elements of Buildings:  an Investigation of the UK Office Buildings, Journal of Built Environment Project and Asset Management, Vol. 7( 5), pp. 460-470, https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-12-2016-0086
  • Yang,R. Gunarathna,C. and Fernando, N. (2017) Conflicts and Management Styles in The Sri Lankan Commercial Building Sector, Journal of Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management  (Accepted for Publication)
  • Jayasinghe, S.J.A.R.S. and Fernando N.G., (2017) "Developing Labour Productivity Norms for Aluminium System Formwork In Sri Lanka". Journal of Built Environment Project and Asset Management, Built Environment Project and Asset Management, Vol. 7(2), pp.199-211, https://doi.org/10.1108/BEPAM-09-2015-0049
  • Sridarran, P. and Fernando, N.G. (2016) Change management framework to enable sustainable outsourcing of facilities management, Journal of Built Environment Project and Asset Management, Vol. 6 (3), pp.317 – 331, ISSN: 2044-124X
  • Fernando P.G.D, Fernando N.G. and Gunarathna C. (2016), Skills Developments of Labourers to Achieve the Successful Project Delivery in the Sri Lankan Construction Industry, journal of Civil and Environmental Research, Vol8(5),pp. 86-99,ISSN 2224-5790
  • Fernando, N.G., Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R. (2014). The Career advancement of the professional women in the UK construction industry: The Career success factors, Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, Vol.12(1),pp.53-70, ISSN: 1726-0531
  • Dissanayake D.M.P.P. and Fernando N.G. (2013). Factors Contributing Towards Establishing Positive Safety Culture in Manufacturing Sector, FARU Journal, Vol. 05 Issue 01, pp.233-242
  • Rameezdeen R., and Gayani Fernando (nee Elvitigalage) (2005), Pre-design Cost Estimating for Office Buildings in Sri Lanka, The Journal of Built Environment Sri Lanka, Vol 5(2),pp21-27
  • Sandanayake Y.S., Fernando N.G. and Karunasena G.I (Eds.).(2015). Proceedings of Sustainable Development in Built Environment: Green Growth and innovative directions, the 4th World Construction Symposium 2015, Colombo, Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), ISSN 2362-0935
  • Sandanayake Y.S., Fernando N.G. and Karunasena G.I (Eds.).(2015). Programme and Abstract Book of Sustainable Development in Built Environment: Green Growth and innovative directions, the 4th  World ·         Construction Symposium 2015, Colombo, Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), ISSN 2362-0935
  • Sandanayake Y.S., Fernando N.G. and Karunasena G.I (Eds.).(2014). Proceedings of Sustainability and Development in Built Environment: The Way Forward,the Third World Construction Symposium 2014, Colombo, Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), ISSN 2362-093
  • Sandanayake Y.S. and Fernando N.G. (Eds.).(2014). Programme and Abstract Book of Sustainability and Development in Built Environment: The Way Forward, the Third World Construction Symposium 2014, Colombo, Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), ISBN 2362-0919
  • Sandanayake Y.S. and Fernando N.G. (Eds.).(2013). Proceedings of Socio- Economic Sustainability in Construction: Practice, Policy and Research: the Second World Construction Symposium 2013,Colombo, Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), ISBN 978-955-4516-03-8
  • Sandanayake Y.S. and Fernando N.G. (Eds.). (2013). Programme and Abstract Book of : Socio- Economic Sustainability in Construction: Practice, Policy and Research: the Second World Construction Symposium 2013, Colombo, Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB), ISBN 978-955-4516-04-5
  • Nawarathna, R.A.G., Fernando, N.G. and Perera, S.(2017) Estimating Whole Life Cycle Carbon Emissions of Buildings: A Literature Review, In Y.G. Sandanayake, Ramachandra,T. and Gunatilake, S. (Eds), Proceedings of the 6thWorld Construction Symposium 2017, pp. 188-196. Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders.
  • Victoria M., Perera S., Davise A. and Fernando N., (2016) Carbon and Cost Critical Elements of Office Building: A Case Study, In Sandanayake, Y.G., Karunasena, G.I and Ramachandra T.[Eds.] Proceedings of the 5thWorld Construction Symposium 2016, pp. 188-196. Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders
  • Hulugalla,M. and Fernando,N. (2016),Optimisation of Project Performance In Post-Disaster Building Reconstruction Projects In Sri Lanka, In Sandanayake, Y.G., Karunasena, G.I and Ramachandra T.[Eds.] Proceedings of the 5thWorld Construction Symposium 2016, pp. 188-196. Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders.
  • Dissanayake D.M.S.M., Fernando N.G., Jayasinghe S.J.A.R.S. and Rathnaweera P.H.S.B.(2015), Preliminary project cost estimation model using artificial neural networks for public sector office buildings in Sri lanka. Proceeding of the 8th FARU International Research Conference, 11th & 12th December 2015, Colombo. Sri Lanka
  • Dissanayake D.M.P.P. and Fernando N.G. (2015), Strengthening the Safety Culture in Raw Rubber processing stage through human capacity building: a conceptual framework. In Y.G. Sandanayake, N.G. Fernando and G.I.Karunasena (Eds), Proceedings of the 4thWorld Construction Symposium 2015, (pp. 437-448). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders.
  • Jayasinghe, S.J.A.R.S. and Fernando N.G. (2015), Labour Productivity Norms for Aluminium System Formwork in Low-Cost Housing Construction Projects in Sri Lanka. In Y.G. Sandanayake, N.G. Fernando and G.I.Karunasena (Eds), Proceedings of the 4thWorld Construction Symposium 2015, (pp. 348-360). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders.
  • Chandrasiri M.L.T.S. and Fernando N.G. (2015), Training and Development Framework to Improve Employee Job Performance in Public Sector Banks in Sri · Lanka, In Y.G. Sandanayake, N.G. Fernando and G.I. Karunasena (Eds), Proceedings of the 4thWorld Construction Symposium 2015, (pp. 503-512). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders.
  • Dissanayake D.M.P.P. and FernandoN.G. (2014),Establishing a Positive Safety Culture in Rubber Manufacturing Sector: Human Factors In Y.G. Sandanayake, N.G. Fernando and G.I.Karunasena (Eds), Proceedings of the Third World Construction Symposium 2014, (pp. 221-230). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders.
  • Hadiwattege C., Fernando N.G. and Senarathna S.(2014), Merging Academic Research and Construction Industry Development Requirements: A Conceptual Framework, In Y.G. Sandanayake, N.G. Fernando and G.I.Karunasena (Eds), Proceedings of the Third World Construction Symposium 2014, (pp. 221-230). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders.
  • Gunarathna P., Fernando N.G and Sridarran P.(2014),Operational Gap Analysis of Fire Safety Applications in Sri Lankan High-Rise, In Y.G. Sandanayake, N.G. Fernando and G.I.Karunasena (Eds), Proceedings of the Third World Construction Symposium 2014, (pp. 221-230). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders.
  • Ranasinghe R.A.H.C. , Fernando N.G. and Gunarathna M.A.C.L. (2014) Strategies to Recruit and Retain Professional Quantity Surveyors in the Public Sector Construction Organisations, In Y.G. Sandanayake, N.G. Fernando and G.I.Karunasena (Eds), Proceedings of the Third World Construction Symposium 2014, (pp. 221-230). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders.
  • Gunarathna, C.L. and Fernando, N. (2014) Stakeholders’ Preference towards the Use of Conflict Management Styles in Dual Concern Theory in Post Contract Stage. In Amaratunga D.,Haigh R., Ruddock L., Keraminiyage K., Kulatunga U. and Pathirage C. (Eds), Proceedings of the CIB International Conference 2014: Construction in a Changing World,HeritanceKandalama, Sri Lanka, 4th-7th May 2014. UK: University of Salford.
  • Sridarran, P. and Fernando, N. (2014) Significance of Change Management to Enable Sustainable Outsourcing of Building Operations and Maintenance. In Amaratunga D.,Haigh R., Ruddock L., Keraminiyage K., Kulatunga U. and Pathirage C. (Eds), Proceedings of the CIB International Conference 2014: Construction in a Changing World,HeritanceKandalama, Sri Lanka, 4th-7th May 2014. UK: University of Salford.
  • Dissanayake D.M.P.P. and Fernando N.G. (2013). Human Resource Capacity Development for Fire Safety in Industrial Buildings. In Hall M, Amaratunga D.,Haigh R., Ingirige B., Keraminiyage K., Kulatunga U. and Pathirage C. (Eds), Proceedings of the International Conference on Building Resilience 2013, University of Salford.
  • Sridarran, P. and Fernando, N.G. (2013).Influence of Change Management for Effective Outsourcing of Facilities Management Services. In Y.G. Sandanayake and N.G. Fernando (Eds), Proceedings of the Second World Construction Symposium 2013, (pp.288-297). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders.
  • Hadiwattege, C, Fernando N. and Senaratne S. (2013). Role of Academic Research in Sustainable Construction Practice, In Y.G. Sandanayake and N.G. Fernando (Eds), Proceedings of the Second World Construction Symposium 2013, (pp.368-378). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders.
  • Withanachchi U.T. and Fernando N.G. (2013). Overcoming Sustainability Issues through Financial Risk Management in Private Finance Initiative Projects, ·         In Y.G. Sandanayake and N.G. Fernando (Eds), Proceedings of the Second World Construction Symposium 2013, (pp.318-332). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders.
  • Athapaththu A. M. S. U., Fernando N.G. and Dissanayake D. M. P. P. (2013).  Effective Fire Safety Planning for Industrial Buildings: A Literature Review, In Y.G. Sandanayake and N.G. Fernando (Eds), Proceedings of the Second World Construction Symposium 2013, (pp.193-198). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders.
  • Gunarathna M. A. C. L.  and Fernando N.G. (2013). Stakeholders’ Preference Towards the Use of Conflict Management Styles in Dual Concern Theory in Post Contract Stage, In Y.G. Sandanayake and N.G. Fernando (Eds), Proceedings of the Second World Construction Symposium 2013, (pp. 399-410). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders.
  • Dissanayake D. M. P. P. and Fernando, N.G. (2012). Disaster Recovery Planning: A Preliminary Investigation on Role of Facilities Manager in pre-disaster Risk Reduction Phase, In International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE-2012) Kandy, December 2012, Sri Lanka
  • Dissanayake D. M. P. P. and Fernando, N.G. (2012), Role of Facilities Manager in Disaster Recovery Planning, FARU research symposium, August 2012, Galle, Sri Lanka
  • Fernando,N.G., Amaratunga, R.D.G. and Haigh, R.P., (2012),The impact of training and development on career advancement of professional women in the UK construction industry, In S.enaratne and Y.G. Sandanayake (Eds), Proceedings of the World Construction Symposium 2012, (pp.193-198). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders.
  • Fernando,G., Amaratunga, R.D.G. and Haigh, R.P., (2010), Career advancement of the professional women in the UK construction industry: Career success factors, In P. Barrett, Amaratunga, D. and Haigh, R., Keraminiyage, K. and Pathirage, C. (Eds), Proceedings of CIB World Congress 2010: Building Better World, May 10th - 13th, The Lowry, Salford Quays, United Kingdom. http://core.kmi.open.ac.uk/display/1661702
  • Fernando,G., Amaratunga, R.D.G. and Haigh, R.P., (2009), Women’s Career Advancement in the UK Construction Industry, 9th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 29th – 30th January, The University of Salford, Salford
  • Fernando,G., Amaratunga, R.D.G. and Haigh, R.P., (2008) Career Advancement of Women Mangers in the UK Construction Industry: Career Success Factors and Hindrance, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Annual Conference - COBRA 2008, 3rd -5th September 2008, Dublin Institute of Technology, Republic of Ireland
  • Fernando, G. (nee Elvitigalage), Amaratunga, R.D.G. and Haigh, R.P., (2008), Women’s career advancement and training & development in the construction industry: The research strategy, Building Resilience, CIB International Conference on Building Education and Research, 11th – 15th February, Heritance Kandalama, Sri Lanka. http://www.irb.fraunhofer.de/CIBlibrary/search-quick-result-list.jsp?A&idSuche=CIB+DC11533
  • Fernando, G. (nee Elvitigalage), Amaratunga, R.D.G. and Haigh, R.P., (2007), The impact of training and development towards women’s career in construction: research methodological perspective, 7th International Postgraduate Research ·         Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 28th – 29th March, The University of Salford, Salford. http://usir.salford.ac.uk/9852/
  • Amaratunga, R.D.G., Haigh, R.P., Shanmugam, M., Fernando,G. (nee Elvitigalage), Baldry, D., and Ruddock, L., (2007), The role of women in construction industry development: the UK perspective, CIB World Building Conference: Construction for Development, 14th – 18th May, Cape Town, South Africa. http://www.irb.fraunhofer.de/CIBlibrary/search-quick-result-list.jsp?A&idSuche=CIB+DC5148
  • Elvitigalage Dona, NG, Amaratunga, RDG, Haigh, RP and Shanmugam, M. (2007), Construction and women: comparative analysis, in: 4th International SCRI Symposium, 26th - 27th March 2007, University of Salford. http://usir.salford.ac.uk/9846/
  • Amaratunga, R.D.G., Haigh, R.P., Elvitigala, G. and Shanmugam, M. (2007), Construction and Women: Promoting Construction Careers for Women in the North West, Research Report, School of the Built Environment, Research Institute for the Buitl and Human Environment, The University of Salford.
  • Elvitigalage Dona, NG, Amaratunga, RDG, Haigh, RP and Ingirige, MJB (2006), Women’s entry into construction: Does industry culture act as a barrier?, in: Joint 2006 CIB W065/W055/W086 Symposium Proceedings, 2006, Rome, Italy.
  • Fernando,G. (nee Elvitigalage), Amaratunga, R.D.G., Haigh, R.P., (2006), Women’s career development and the role of Training and Development, Where Industry and Practice, the Professions and Education Meet, Built Environment Education Annual Conference (BEECON), 12th – 13th September, The Bonnington Hotel, Bloomsbury, London
  • Fernando,G. (nee Elvitigalage), Amaratunga, R.D.G., Haigh, R.P., (2006), The impact of culture on career development on women in construction, 6th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 6th – 7th April, Delft University of Technology and TNO, Delft University, Netherlands
  • Amaratunga, R.D.G., Haigh, R.P., Shanmugam, M. and Fernando, G. (nee Elvitigalage), (2006), Construction and Women: The Barriers, 3rd International SCRI Symposium, 3rd – 5th April, Delft University of Technology and TNO, Delft University, Netherlands
  • Shanmugam,M., Amaratunga, R.D.G., Green, E., and Fernando, G. (nee Elvitigalge) (2006), Challenges Faced by the Quantity Surveying Profession: Gender Perspective, Customizing the Quantity Surveyor to Face Challenges in year 2020, Symposium, 26th January, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • E.D.N.Gayani (nee Elvitigalage),  R.Rameezdeen and R.D.G.Amaratunga., (2005), Predicting building costs using morphology factors, 5th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 14th – 15th April, University of Salford, Salford.