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Dr Anupa Manewa

Dr Anupa Manewa

Biography

Anupa is a Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying in the School of Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University. She is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka and Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying and an MPhil in Construction Management from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and a PhD from Loughborough University, UK. Anupa’s current research interests focus on lifecycle costing, cost and value management, building information modelling, adaptable buildings and sustainable construction. She is a Fellow member of the Higher Education Academy, UK.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
Postgraduate certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (2012 – 2013)
Doctor of Philosophy, Loughborough University, United Kingdom (2008 – 2012)
Master of Philosophy, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (2005 – 2008)
Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (2000 – 2003)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2014 - to-date)
Chartered member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (2007 - to-date)
Fulfilled the competencies required for Continuous Professional Development program and awarded the ICECA post nominal from International Cost Engineering Council.
Chartered member of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (2007 - to-date)

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom (2012 – to date)
University Teacher, Loughborough University, United Kingdom (2010 – 2011)
Lecturer, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (2006 – 2008)
Lecturer, College of Quantity Surveying, Sri Lanka (2005 – 2008)
Lecturer, International College of Business and Technology, Sri Lanka (2006 – 2008)
Lecturer, British College of Applied Studies, Sri Lanka (2007 – 2008)

NON-ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
PhD Research Scholar : Loughborough University, United Kingdom (2008 – 2011)
Research Assistant : University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (2004 – 2006)
Quantity Surveyor: DandB7 Ltd. North Harrow, Middlesex, United Kingdom (2008 – 2009)
Quantity Surveyor: Savisevana Pvt. Ltd. Sri Lanka (2004 – 2007)
Trainee Quantity Surveyor: State Engineering Corporation, Sri Lanka (2002)
Trainee Quantity Surveyor: Kumagai Gumi International Co. Ltd. Sri Lanka (2001)

RESEARCH AWARDS
British Council sponsored CARE-RISK workshop travel grants (2015). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
British Councils ‘researcher link’ travel grants (2014). Bandung, Indonesia (For more information please visit http://ukiren.lboro.ac.uk/founding-members/)
Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors 2012 best paper award (Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors- Iwata Foundation, Brunei)
Building reuse: Does it fit for the sustainability agenda? (2012), £5000, Principal investigator (Faculty of Environment and Technology, Liverpool John Moores University, UK)
SASBE 2009 best paper award (Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, The Netherlands)
PhD research scholarship 2008 (Loughborough University, UK)
ISEE 2006 research grant (Indian High Commission, India)
MPhil research scholarship 2005 (University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka)

RESEARCH, TEACHING AND ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES
Guest Editor - Built Environment Project and Asset Management Journal special issue on ‘Sustainability: Business Drivers and Managerial Implications’ - 2015
Academic reviewer for Routledge, Taylor and Francis
Academic reviewer for the Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, USA
Academic reviewer for the Journal of ICE -Management, Procurement and Law
Academic reviewer for the Journal of Construction in Developing Countries, Malaysia
Academic reviewer for the Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, UK
Academic reviewer for the Built Environment Project and Asset Management, UK
Scientific committee member
CIOB 3rd World Construction Symposium, 2014
CIOB 4th World Construction Symposium, 2015
Session chair
Session: Sustainable procurement, CIOB 3rd World Construction Symposium, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Session: Human resources in construction, CIOB 4th World Construction Symposium, 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Member of conference organising committees
Ceylon Institute of Builders, Colombo, Sri Lanka – 2014
ARCOM conference, Nottingham, UK - 2010
BEAR 2008, Kandalama, Sri Lanka - 2008
Member of LJMU’s Built Environment and Sustainable Technologies (BEST) research group

Teaching modules
Postgraduate Programme (MSc in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management)
Financial Management and Building Information Modelling)
Undegraduate Programme (BSc Hons. in Quantity Surveying)
Project Financial Management (2012 to date)
QS Project 2 (2013 to date)
QS Project 1 (2013 to date)
Measurement and Costing Studies (2012 - 2014)
Other Programmes
Measurement Process (2013 to date)
Cost and Financial Control - Summer school (2012 - 2013)
Module leadership
Financial Management and BIM (2015)
Project Financial Management (2012 to date)
QS Project 1 (2014 to date)
Personal tutor (L4 - Q3/Q4 2012 todate)
Placement tutor (2013 todate)

PhD/MPhil/MSc research supervision
Phd - Building Information Modelling enabled process framework for facilities information management (2015 February todate)
MSc - 6 completed. on going -2

TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES
Building Information Modelling – Auto Desk
Computer Aided Taking Off (CATO) software suite for Quantity surveyors
Fostering Multi-Disciplinarily in Built Environment Education using BIM, The University of Salford, Manchester, 12th June 2014
Cost X Estimating and Take-off quantities (8th and 9th September 2014)

INVITED LECTURES
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, ‘Use of BCIS cost information for early cost advice’, 25th June 2015
Liverpool John Moores University, CPD session for industry professionals on ‘Use of BCIS running cost online’, 18th March 2015
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, ‘Introduction to Building Information Modelling’, 26th June 2014

Academic appointments

External Reviewer of a PhD student, University of Moratuwa, 2016 - present

Postgraduate training

Effective Researcher, United Kingdom, Loughborough University- Graduate School, ? - present

Publications

Conference publication

Wijekoon KADNC, Manewa RMAS, Ross AD, Siriwardena M. 2018. Value considerations of adopting BIM in FM Built Asset Sustainability: Rethinking Design, Construction and Operations, The 7th World Construction Symposium

Manewa RMAS, Muza T, Siriwardena ML, Ross AD. 2017. Through life risk management in mega projects 2017 6th CIB World Construction Symposium

Ross , Norman R, Manewa RMAS, Marsh D. 2016. Is construction getting quicker?

WIJEKOON , Manewa RMAS, ROSS , DAVIES . 2016. Evaluating the ability of BIM to enhance value in facilities information management

Manewa RMAS, Blake T, Siriwardena M, Ross A, Marsh D. 2016. Implementation of Building Information Modelling within Construction SMEs 5th World Construction Symposium

Wijekoon, C , Manewa RMAS, Ross, A , Marsh, D . 2015. BIM as an effective information management tool for achieving key performance indicators in Construction Projects

Manewa RMAS, Siriwardena M, Ross A. 2015. Barriers to the implementation of concurrent engineering practices within the UK construction industry CIB 4th World Construction Symposium

Madanayake U, Manewa RMAS. 2014. Sustainable implications of building reuse and adaptation

Ross A, Armah AB, Manewa RMAS. 2014. Factors that influence trade contractor specificity and their influence on the development of integrated project teams: the case for sustainability

Siriwardena M, Manewa RMAS, Kulatunga U, Marsh D. 2014. Role of Multi-Disciplinary Project studies in promoting sustainability within the built environment degree programmes: A comparative analysis

Manewa A, Siriwardena M, Ross A. 2014. Responding to the built environment challenges – Design for adaptation

Manewa RMAS, Pasquire C, Gibb A, Ross A, Siriwardena M. 2013. Adaptable Buildings: Striving towards a sustainable future

Manewa RMAS. 2012. Built environment challenges - A need for change, Innovating and sustaining: Challenges and opportunities 16th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors Congress

Manewa RMAS, Pasquire CL, Gibb AG, Schmidt-III R. 2009. Towards economic sustainability through adaptable buildings Dobbelsteen A, Dorst M, Timmeren A. CIB International conference on smart and sustainable built environment

Manewa RMAS, Pasquire CL, Gibb AG, Schmidt-III R. 2009. Paradigm shift towards whole life analysis in adaptable buildings Wamelink H. Changing Roles: New Role; New Challenges

Sivamanthan K, Manewa RMAS, Senevirathna TKKS. 2008. Capacity building: How could it fit in the Sri Lankan higher education CIB W89: International Conference in Building Education and Research - BEAR 2008

Manewa RMAS, Weddikkara C. 2008. Designing buildings towards the environment sustainable construction Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) 12th Annual Congress

Manewa RMAS, Zainudeen MN, Maheshani, KHP, Senevirathna TKKS. 2008. Capacity building for sustainable enterprise development CIB W89: International Conference in Building Education and Research - BEAR 2008,

Manewa RMAS, Rameezdeen R, Amaratunga RDG, Ginige KN. 2007. Towards the sustainable construction through minimizing site waste in Sri Lanka 7th International Postgraduate Conference in the Built and Human Environment :319-326

Rameezdeen R, Manewa RMAS. 2006. Managing Construction Waste through Value Management: An Integrated Process Model CIB W89 - International conference on Building Education and Research - BEAR 2006

Samarajeewa KGA, Rameezdeen R, Manewa RMAS. 2006. Project evaluation techniques for sustainable housing developments Third International Conference on Business Management

Manewa RMAS, Zainudeen MN, Rameezdeen R. 2006. Energy consumption in Sri Lankan residential apartments The International Society for Ecological Economics: 9th Biennial Conference

Rameezdeen R, Manewa RMAS. 2005. An integration of value management and environment sustainability to select construction materials’ 7th International Value Conference, Why Re-Invent the Wheel?

Manewa RMAS, Rameezdeen R, Amaratunga RDG. 2005. Selection of environment friendly materials through value management: an integrated process model 5th International conference of post graduate students

Rameezdeen R, Manewa RMAS. 2005. Selection of best floor finish through Value Management

Manewa RMAS. 2004. Cost analysis format for road structures in Sri Lanka

Journal article

Manewa A, Siriwardena M, Ross A, Madanayake U. 2016. Adaptable buildings for sustainable built environment Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 6 :139-158 >DOI

Rameezdeen R, Manewa RMAS. 2006. An Integration of Value Management and Environment Sustainability to Select Construction Materials Shen GQP, Chung JKH. The Value Manager, 12 :8-12

Wijekoon KA, Manewa RMAS, Ross AD. Enhancing the value of Facilities Information Management (FIM) through BIM integration Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management,

Wijekoon KADNC, Manewa RMAS, Ross AD. BIM for facilities information managemnt

Chapters

Sourani A, Manewa A. 2015. Sustainable Procurement Sertyesilisik B, Al Shamma'a A. Sustainable Built Environment Palgrave Macmillan

Manewa RMAS, Pasquire CL, Gibb AG, Schmidt-III R. 2009. Towards economic sustainability through adaptable buildings Dobbelsteen A, Dorst M, Timmeren A. Smart building in a changing climate Techne Press. The Netherlands

Other

Manewa RMAS. 2015. Empowering Social Resilience: To bend not to break

Manewa RMAS. 2013. Economic considerations for adaptability in buildings (Doctorial Abstract) Journal of International Real Estate and Construction Studies, 3 :91-92

Poster

Manewa RMAS. 2015. Disaster-proof buildings for sustainable built environment British Council Sponsored CARE-RISK workshop, Malaysia

Manewa RMAS. 2014. Towards sustainable building and infrastructure in Indonesia British Council Sponsored Researcher link workshop, Indonesia

Thesis/Dissertation

Manewa RMAS. 2012. Economic considerations for adaptability in buildings Pasquire CL, Gibb AG.

Manewa RMAS. 2008. Development of a process framework for selecting environment sustainable materials

Manewa RMAS. 2003. Cost analysis format for road structures in Sri Lanka

Internet publication

Manewa RMAS. 2005. Selection of best floor finish through Value Management: A case study of multi storied luxury apartment in Sri Lanka

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Learning and Teaching award

best paper award, Smart and Sustainable Built Environment 2009, The University of Delft, The Netherlands

Best paper award, Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors- Iwata Foundation

Fellowships:

Fellow member, Higher Education Academy, UK

Membership of professional bodies:

Member - Fulfilled required CPD credits, International Cost Engineers Council

Fellow member, Higher Education Academy

Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Chartered member, Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka

Other invited event:

BCIS Online cost database - Early cost advice, University of Moratuwa, Invited lecture for Undergraduate students

BCIS online database -Whole life cycle costing, Liverpool John Moores University, CPD event for industry professionals

Introduction to Building Information Modelling, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, A guest lecture on BIM and its application in construction industry for final year UG students at Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Research Grants Awarded:

Liverpool John Moores University, Building reuse: Does it fit for the sustainability agenda, Andrew Ross, Grant value (£): £5000

Teaching qualification:

Postgraduate certificate in Teaching in Higher Education

Fellow member of Higher Education Academy