Dr. Sujeewa Wimalasena
  Office Address:

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna.

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Office: +94-(0)91-2245765~67 Ext 2224

Fax: +94-(0)91-2245762

Educational Qualifications :
  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Project management specialization) from University of Calgary, Canada (2011)
  • B.Sc. Engineering Honours (Civil) degree from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (2003)
Professional Qualifications :
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (2019 –to date)
  • Academic Chair, B.Sc. Construction Project Management Program, School of Construction, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, Canada (2016-2018)
  • Instructor, BSc. Construction Project Management Program, School of Construction, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, Canada (2012-2016)
  • Post-doctoral fellow, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada (2011)
  • Teaching and Research Assistant, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Calgary, Canada (2005 -2010)
  • Temporary Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (2003-2005)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (2004-2005)
  • Civil Engineer (Trainee), Maga Engineering Private Limited Sri Lanka (2002)
Academic Awards and Scholarships:
  • SAITSA Instructor Excellence Award, SAIT Polytechnic, Calgary, Alberta. 2014.
  • Young Professional Best Paper Award, 103rd Annual Conference and AGM of Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA), June 2010.
  • Annual Poster Competition Award, Canadian Prairie & Northern Section (CPANS) of Air and Waste Management Association, February 2010.
  • Paul F. Gans Scholarship for Graduate studies, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, 2009 – 2010.
  • AACE International Award, Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International, 2009 – 2010.
  • AACE International Award, Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International, 2008 – 2009.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistantship, University of Calgary, 2005 – 2010.
  • MIND Scholarship, Munasinghe Institute for Sustainable Development, Sri Lanka, 2002 – 2003.
  • Education Department Cooperative Society (EDCS) Scholarship for undergraduate studies, EDCS, Sri Lanka, 1999-2003.
Memberships:
  • Young professional member - Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) 2010-to date
  • Associate Member of Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) 2011-to date
  • Member of the Canadian Prairie & Northern Section (CPANS) of Air & Waste Management Association 2010-to date 
Research Interests :
  • Waste management in construction
  • Lean construction and Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Improving sustainability in construction
Teaching Areas:
  • Project Planning and scheduling
  • Virtual project management
  • Construction Project Management
  • Building Planning and Estimating 
Consultancy Work: :
  • Project Management consultant, Kanas Corporation, Calgary, Canada (2013-14)
Other Academic and Professional Activities :
  • Reviewer to the International Journal of Environment and Waste Management (IJEWM), Inderscience Pubishers, United Kingdom since 2010
  • Reviewer to Journal of Solid Waste Technology and Management (JSWTM), Widener University, PA, USA since 2012
  • Served as the faculty lead of Program Quality Assurance (PQA) project – Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management and carried out the program Self-study, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, Alberta. 2016
  • Developed a Program Quality Assurance (PQA) Action plan that spans over 5 years in collaboration with School, and other departments in SAIT in 2016/17. Successfully implemented the PQA action plan in 2017/18 which reflected in overall improvement in program KPIs.
  • Collaborated with Corporate Training department at SAIT to develop a Construction Project Management Training Program for Alberta Health Services (AHS) which involved four instructors in the program in 2017/18.
  • Initiated and successfully lead a team to obtain the accreditation for the BSc CPM program from Project Management Institute Global Accreditation Centre (PMI-GAC) 2016-2018.
  • Faculty Representative for Scholarly Activity sub-committee, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, Alberta. 2016
Publications :
  • Journal Paper, Books/Book Chapter:

    • Wimalasena B. A. D. S., Madanayake S., Weerasinghe T., Ruwanpura J. Y. and Hettiaratchi J. P. A. (2010). “Recycling as a Construction Waste Management Technique”. Journal of Waste and Resource Management, Institution of Civil Engineers, UK, 163(2), 49-58.
    • Hettiaratchi, J. P. A., Verduga, B. E. F., Rajbhandari, B. K., Ruwanpura, J. Y. and Wimalasena, B. A. D. S. (2010) "Prediction of Waste Generation Rates at Construction Sites: A Statistical Approach, International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, Inderscience Publishers, 6 (1), 82-95.
  • Conferences  Proceedings:                                                                      

    • Nazir, M.N, Wimalasena, S., and Sipka, R. (2016). “Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) Construction in High-Rise Residential Buildings”, Proceedings of CSCE annual conference, London, ON, Canada, June 1-4, 2016.
    • Wimalasena, S. and Darwish, C. (2014). “BIM to enhance on-site construction waste management”, Proceedings of 29th International Conference on Solid Waste  Technology and Management, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
    • Wimalasena, B. A. D. S., Ruwanpura, J. Y., and Hettiaratchi, J. P. A. (2010), " On-site  Construction Waste Management: Activity-Based Waste Generation ", Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE-2010), Kandy, Sri Lanka. Vol 1, 282- 289. 
    • Wimalasena, B. A. D. S., Ruwanpura, J. Y., and Hettiaratchi, J. P. A. (2010). "Planning  On-Site Construction Waste Management: Prediction of Quantities". Proceedings of Air & Waste Management Association Conference, June, 2010, Calgary, AB. This publication was recognized by Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) as “Young Professional Best Paper Award”.
    • Wimalasena, B. A. D. S., Ruwanpura, J. Y., and Hettiaratchi, J. P. A. (2010).  "Modeling Construction Waste Generation towards Sustainability". Proceedings of Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice, May, Banff, AB., 1498-1507. 
    • Wimalasena, S., Ruwanpura, J. Y. and Hettiaratchi, J. P. A. (2007). “Construction And  Demolition Waste Management Tools And Practices In Construction Projects: Review” Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conference, June, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada, 715-720.
    • Chandrakeerthy,S. R. DE S., Wimalasena,B. A. D. S. (2004). “Feasibility of Brickwork Columns for Use in the Lower-Storey of Two-Storeyed Houses”, Proceedings of Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) Annual sessions 2004, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp 171-179.
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