Liverpool Skyline

Built Environment

Dr Mohan Siriwardena

Dr Mohan Siriwardena

Telephone: 0151 904 1373

Biography

Mohan is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Built Environment. He possesses over 16 years of teaching and research experience.

He graduated from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, with a BSc. Honours in Quantity Surveying. He also holds a PhD and a post-graduate teaching qualification from the University of Salford, UK.

Mohan has held academic positions at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, University of Salford, Salford & Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK, covering undergraduate and postgraduate programmes related to Surveying, Construction Project Management and Energy Sectors. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK.

Mohan has functioned as a co-investigator in European Commission funded research projects and also in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership. As part of his research projects, he has closely collaborated with major UK companies such as BAA, Balfour Beatty, Highways Agency, and Manchester City Council. He has published over 50 research publications in international refeed journals and in conferences. Mohan’s built environment related research interests include process improvement, lifelong learning, disaster management, ICT applications including Building Information Modelling (BIM), and through-life management. He has served as an organiser for serval international conferences held in the UK and overseas, also functions as a reviewer of international journals and conference papers.

Languages

English
Sinhala; Sinhalese

Degrees

University of Salford, United Kingdom, PhD
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, BSc (Honours)

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer, Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, 2016 - present
Course Leader (Surveying), Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, Robert Gordon University, 2015 - 2016
Lecturer, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, Robert Gordon University, 2014 - 2016
Lecturer, Built Environment, University of Salford, 2008 - 2013

Publications

Conference publication

Siriwardena M, Ross A, Abbott A, Manewa R. 2019. Apprentice perceptions of work based learning: preliminary observations Sandanayake YG, Gunatilake S, Waidyasekara A. Proceedings of the 8th World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 8th World Construction Symposium :98-106 DOI

Ranadewa KATO, Sandanayake YG, Siriwardena M. 2019. Lean enabling human capacity building of small and medium contractors in Sri Lanka Sandanayake YG, Gunatilake S, Waidyasekara A. Proceedings of the 8th World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 8-10 November 2019,, 8th World Construction Symposium :400-410 DOI

Jayasena HS, Thurairajah N, Siriwardena M, Perera BAKS. 2019. Promotion of Diffusion of Innovation: A Study of BIM Adoption in Construction Industries 35th Annual ARCOM Conference :283-292

Ranadewa KATO, Sandanayake YG, Siriwardena M. 2018. Enabling lean amoung small and medium enterprise (SME) contractors in Sri Lanka 26th Annual Conference of the International Group for Lean Construction (IGLC) :392-401 DOI

Ranadewa KATO, Sandanayake YG, Siriwardena M. 2018. A SWOT analysis for Sri Lankan Construction SMEs Sandanayake YG, Gunatilake S, Waidyasekara KGAS. Proceedings of the 7th World Construction Symposium: Built Asset Sustainability: Rethinking Design, Construction and Operations, The 7th World Construction Symposium :1-12

Wijekoon KADNC, Manewa RMAS, Ross AD, Siriwardena M. 2018. Value considerations of adopting BIM in FM Sandanayake YG, Gunatilake S, Waidyasekara KGAS. Proceedings of The 7th World Construction Symposium: Built Asset Sustainability: Rethinking Design, Construction and Operations, The 7th World Construction Symposium :587-595

Ross AD, Siriwardena M. 2018. New approaches to employer engagement within surveying education: Degree Apprenticeships Sandanayake YG, Gunatilake S, Waidyasekara KGAS. Proceedings of the 7th World Construction Symposium Built Asset Sustainability: Rethinking Design, Construction and Operations, The 7th World Construction Symposium :405-412

Dowd T, Siriwardena M. 2018. Collaboration in the construction industry: a view from the rail sector 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 Sandanayake YG, Ramachandra T, Gunatilake S. Proceedings of the 6th CIB World Construction Symposium, 6th CIB World Construction Symposium :458-465

Ranadewa KATO, Sandanayake YG, Siriwardena M. 2017. What Does Developing Lean Capacity Mean? Sandanayake YG, Ramachandra T, Gunatilake S. Proceedings of the 6th World Construction Symposium:, 6th World Construction Symposium :485-494

Manewa RMAS, Blake T, Siriwardena M, Ross A, Marsh D. 2016. Implementation of Building Information Modelling within Construction SMEs Sandanayake YG, Karunasena GI, Ramachandra T. Proceedings of the 5th World Construction Symposium, 5th World Construction Symposium :241-248

Ranadewa KATO, Sandanayake YG, Siriwardena M. 2015. Capacity building in construction SMEs: a proposal through enabling lean Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU), 8th International Conference of Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU) :519-531

Manewa RMAS, Siriwardena M, Ross A. 2015. Barriers to the implementation of concurrent engineering practices within the UK construction industry Sandanayake YG, Fernando NG, Karunasena GI. Proceedings of the CIB 4th World Construction Symposium, CIB 4th World Construction Symposium :134-142 Publisher Url

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 Sandanayake YG, Fernando NG, Karunasena GI. Proceedings of the 3rd World Construction Symposium, 3rd World Construction Symposium :503-509

Manewa A, Siriwardena M, Ross A. 2014. Responding to the built environment challenges – Design for adaptation Sandanayake YG, Fernando NG, Karunasena GI. Proceedings of the 3rd World Construction Symposium, 3rd World Construction Symposium :471-481

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

Herzon L, Shenhar A, Siriwardena M. 2013. Project Complexity: open questions, conceptual approaches and possible analyses, International Postgraduate Research Conference - Salford 2013

Siriwardena ML. 2012. Reforming Higher Education to contribute to lifelong learning in the construction industry (Abstract only) Research Symposium of the Association of Professional Sri Lankans (APSL) in the UK.,

Hanid M, Koskela L, Siriwardena M. 2011. What are the big issues in cost management? COBRA 2011: Proceedings of RICS Construction and Property Conference, COBRA 2011: RICS Construction and Property Conference

Thayaparan M, Siriwardena M, Malalgoda C, Amaratunga D, Kaklauskas A, Lill I. 2010. Reforming HEI to improve skills and knowledge on disaster resilience among construction professionals Proceedings of the Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor, Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

Senaratne S, Ekanayake S, Siriwardena M. 2010. Lean Prefabrication: A Sustainable Approach Barrett P, Amaratunga D, Haigh R, Keraminiyage K, Pathirage CE. Proceedings
: TG74 Special Track - 18th 
CIB 
World 
Building 
Congress, 18th CIB World Building Congress - May 2010 :33-44

Siriwardena M, Koskela LJ, Rooke J, McDermott P, Ruikar K, Kagioglou M, Sexton M, Aouad G. 2007. Product-Service Paradigm and the Public Private Partnerships Abbott C, Aouad G, Kagioglou M, Ruddock L. Proceedings of 4th International Research Symposium (SCRI), 4th International Research Symposium (SCRI) :485-497

Siriwardena ML, Kagioglou M. 2005. An integrative review of organisational learning research in construction Queensland University of Technology Research Week International Conference, QUT Research Week 2005 - Conference Proceedings,

Siriwardena ML, Kagioglou M. 2005. Knowledge sharing in the context of process improvement initiatives: Opportunities and challenges for construction organisations Queensland University of Technology Research Week International Conference, QUT Research Week 2005 - Conference Proceedings,

Siriwardena M, Kagioglou M. 2004. Organisational Learning in Construction: a preliminary review of literature Proceedings: 4th International Postgraduate Research Conference on the Built and Human Environment, 4th International Postgraduate Research Conference on the Built and Human Environment

Journal article

Koskela L, Rooke J, Siriwardena M. 2016. Evaluation of the Promotion of Through-Life Management in Public Private Partnerships for Infrastructure Sustainability, 8 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

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 Public Url

Witt E, Lill I, Malalgoda C, Siriwardena M, Thayaparan M, Amaratunga D, Kaklauskas A. 2013. TOWARDS A FRAMEWORK FOR CLOSER UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY COLLABORATION IN EDUCATING BUILT ENVIRONMENT PROFESSIONALS International Journal of Strategic Property Management, 17 :114-132 DOI

Siriwardena M, Malalgoda C, Thayaparan M, Amaratunga D, Keraminiyage K. 2013. Disaster resilient built environment: role of lifelong learning and the implications for higher education International Journal of Strategic Property Management, 17 DOI

Rooke J, Molloy EM, Sinclair M, Koskela L, Siriwardena M, Kagioglou M, Siemieniuch C. 2008. Models and Metaphors: Complexity Theory and Through-Life Architectural, Engineering and Design, 4 :47-57

Jeong KS, Kagioglou M, Haigh R, Amaratunga D, Siriwardena ML. 2006. Embedding good practice sharing within process improvement Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 13 :62-81 DOI

Thayaparan M, Siriwardena M, Malalgoda CI, Amaratunga D, Lill I, Kaklauskas A. Enhancing post-disaster reconstruction capacity through lifelong learning in higher education Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal, 24 :338-354 DOI

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Built Environment Project and Asset Management award for the Best Paper of the 8th World Construction Symposium, 8th - 10th November 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Emerald Group Publishing Limited. 2019

External PGR examinations performed:

Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK, PhD, Explorations on an urban interventions management system: a reflection on how to deal with urban complex systems and deliver dynamic change. 2019

Editorial boards:

Built Environment Project and Asset Management, Guest editor of the special issue "Public Private Partnerships: potentials, prospects, pitfalls and precautions" Jayasena, H., Siriwardane, M. and Migliaccio, G. (2019), "Public–private partnerships: potentials, prospects, pitfalls and precautions", Built Environment Project and Asset Management, Vol. 9 No. 2, pp. 170-171. 2017

Built Environment Project and Asset Management, Reviewer.

Construction Economics and Building, Reviewer.

Construction Innovation, Reviewer.

Facilities, Reviewer.

Infrastructures, Reviewer.

International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, Reviewer.

International Journal of Strategic Property Management, Reviewer.

ITCon, Reviewer.

Sustainability, Reviewer.

External PGR Supervision - completed students:

University of Salford, PhD, Design Science Research as an Approach to Develop Conceptual Solutions for Improving Cost Management in Construction. 2014

Research Grants Awarded:

European Commission - EACEA; Lifelong Learning Programme, Built Environment Lifelong Learning Challenging University Responses to Vocational Education (BELLCURVE), Prof Dilanthi Amaratunga (PI) - University of Salford; Dr Mohan Siriwardena (Co-I) University of Salford; Dr Chaminda Pathirage(Co-I) University of Salford; Dr Kaushal Keraminiyage (Co-I) University of Salford; Dr. Udayangani Kulatunga (Co-I) University of Salford; Prof Arturas Kaklauskas (Co-I) Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania; Professor Irene Lill (Co-I) Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, Grant value (£): 400,000 Euro, Duration of research project: 30 months. 2009

Conference organisation:

Build Back Better (BEAR) Conference, Kandalama, Sri Lanka, (2008), Member of the organising committee.

International Conference in Disaster Resilience, Kandalama, Sri Lanka (2011).

International Group of Lean Construction, Manchester, UK (2008), Member of the organising committee.

International Postgraduate Research Conference, Salford, UK, (2013).

Other Professional Activity:

Member of the research grant award panel for Architecture division of the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities (2014- August 2016)..