Devindi Geekiyanage

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Maxwell Building, ThinkLab.

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Current positions

Lecturer in Quantity Surveying


Devindi Geekiyanage is a Lecturer in Quantity Surveying at the School of Science, Engineering & Environment. Her teaching interests align with Construction Economics and Value Management. She is currently reading her PhD in Disaster Management, attached to the ThinkLab, and her focused area of research is empowering vulnerable communities for developing risk-sensitive and equitable urban development. Devindi has been involved in a number of research projects; she is currently engaged in the TRANSCEND – 'Technology Enhanced Stakeholder Collaboration for Supporting Risk-Sensitive Sustainable Urban Development' research project funded by the Global Challenges Research Funds (GCRF) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in the UK. Devindi graduated in 2017 with a first-class BSc (Hons) Degree in Facilities Management, and subsequently, in 2020, she earned her MPhil Degree in Construction & Project Management. Before joining Salford, she worked as a Lecturer and a Research Assistant at the Department of Building Economics, the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka. She has published refereed journal articles and conference papers with international impact and has been awarded several Best Paper and Best Presentation Awards.

Areas of research

Sustainable and risk-sensitive urban development, Community inclusive development, Equitable resilience, Construction cost modelling and indices, Building Information Modelling (BIM) , Facilities management, Energy management


  • Construction Economics
  • Value Management

Research Interests

  • Risk-sensitive urban development
  • Community inclusive urban planning (Community engagement 3.0)
  • Equitable resilience
  • Design economics and cost modelling
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Qualifications and Memberships

  • PhD in Disaster Management (2019 - present)
  • MPhil in Construction & Project Management (2020)
  • B.Sc. (Hons) in Facilities Management (2017)
  • Associate Member at Institute of Facilities Management in Sri Lanka (AMIFMSL) (2017-present)