Dr Anupa Manewa

School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment

Anupa is a Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management at School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University. She is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (AIQSSL), Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (MAIQS) and International Cost Engineers Council (ICECA). Anupa obtained her BSc (Hons) degree in Quantity Surveying and an MPhil in Construction Management from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. In 2008 she joined EPSRC funded 'Adaptable Futures' research project at Loughborough University UK and completed her PhD titled 'Economic Considerations for Adaptability in Buildings' in 2012. Having completed her PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education at Liverpool John Moores University, she became as a Fellow member (FHEA) of the Advanced Higher Education (Formally Higher Education Academy), UK in 2013.

Anupa’s current research interests focus on Information Systems, Digital Transformation in Construction, Life Cycle Costing, Building Information Modelling for Financial Management, Smart Cities and Adaptable Buildings. She has published over 50 academic publications in peer reviewed journals and conferences. She was a guest editor for Journal of Built Environment and Project Asset Management - special issue on "Sustainability: business drivers and managerial implications" and Buildings Journal - special issue on "Impact of Engineering Practices on a Sustainable Built Environment". Anupa is a reviewer for many of the academic journals and conferences. She has delivered keynotes, chaired sessions and worked in several scientific committees in international and local conferences. Since 2018 she has been working as an Expert for the European Commissions' Erasmus+ research bid evaluation panels. She was a peer reviewer for EPSRC, ESRC and EPFLeaders4impact research grants.

Anupa has successfully completed a PhD supervision as a Director of Studies at LJMU (BIM for Facilities Information Management) and also supervised over 200 Undergraduate and Masters dissertations. She has secured number of research grants nationally and internationally. Recently, she has been awarded British Council's Going Global Partnership Grant, a value of £39,000 to collaborate with India. Currently, she delivers lectures in Project Economics and Management, Engineering Measurement in UG level and BIM enabled Financial Management in PG level.

Languages

Sinhala; Sinhalese
English

Degrees

2012, Loughborough University, United Kingdom, PhD in Built Environment
2008, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, MPhil in Construction Management
2004, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying

Certifications

2013, Liverpool John Moores University, PGCert in Teaching, Learning in Higher Education

Highlighted publications

Martin H, Garner M, Manewa RMAS, Chadee A. 2024. Validating the relative importance of technology diffusion barriers- Exploring modular construction design-build practices in the UK International Journal of Construction Education and Research, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Fasna MFF, Gunatilake S, Ross A, Manewa RMAS. 2022. Implementing Energy Retrofits in Existing Hotel Buildings using In-House Teams: The Decision-making Process Journal of Facilities Management, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Manewa R, Siriwardena M, Wijekoon K. 2021. Life Cycle Costing in Construction: Current Trends and Emerging Directions 9th World Construction Symposium, The 9th World Construction Symposium DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Wijekoon KA, Manewa RMAS, Ross AD. 2018. Enhancing the value of Facilities Information Management (FIM) through BIM integration Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, DOI Author Url 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 Publisher Url Public Url

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

Journal article

Martin H, Garner M, Manewa RMAS, Chadee A. 2024. Validating the relative importance of technology diffusion barriers- Exploring modular construction design-build practices in the UK International Journal of Construction Education and Research, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Fasna MFF, Gunatilake S, Ross A, Manewa RMAS. 2022. Implementing Energy Retrofits in Existing Hotel Buildings using In-House Teams: The Decision-making Process Journal of Facilities Management, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Wijekoon KA, Manewa RMAS, Ross AD. 2018. Enhancing the value of Facilities Information Management (FIM) through BIM integration Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, DOI Author Url 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 Publisher Url Public Url

Sandanayake YG, Manewa A, Chung J. 2016. Guest editorial Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 6 :446-448 DOI Publisher Url

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 Publisher Url

Poster

Manewa R, Anagal V, Siriwardena ML. 2023. Industry Academia Co-operation for Sustainable Built Environment Ecosystem Going Global Partnerships programmes in Higher Education conference’ Public Url

Abbott A, Ross A, Siriwardena M, Manewa R. 2020. Work Based Learning within the Chartered Surveying Degree Apprenticeship Standard Author Url

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

Conference publication

Manewa R, Satins M, Siriwardena M. 2023. Causes of Cost Overruns due to Outsourced Labour – Subcontractor’s Perspectives ASC Proceedings 2023, 59th Annual Associated Schools of Construction International Conference :707-715 Publisher Url Public Url

Manewa R, Siriwardena M, Wijekoon K. 2021. Life Cycle Costing in Construction: Current Trends and Emerging Directions 9th World Construction Symposium, The 9th World Construction Symposium DOI Publisher Url Public Url

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 Publisher Url

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

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

Wijekoon KADNC, Manewa RMAS, Ross AD. 2017. BIM for facilities information managemnt Sandanayake Y, Fernando G, Ramachandra T, Gunathilaka S. 6th World Construction Symposium 2017

WIJEKOON C, Manewa RMAS, Ross A, DAVIES C. 2016. EVALUATING THE ABILITY OF BIM TO ENHANCE VALUE IN FACILITIES INFORMATION MANAGEMENT Proceedings 32nd Annual ARCOM Conference, ARCOM 32nd Annual Conference :1225-1234 Publisher Url Public Url

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

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

Wijekoon KA, Manewa A, Ross A, Marsh D. 2016. Towards facilities information management through BIM Sandanayake YG, Fernando NG, Karunasena GI. Symposium Proceedings - 2016, 5th World Construction Symposium 2016 Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Wijekoon KA, Manewa RMAS, Ross A. 2016. Information requirement for built environment facilities Faculty Research Week 2016 :350-356

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

Wijekoon C, Manewa RMAS, Ross A, Marsh D. 2015. BIM as an effective information management tool for achieving key performance indicators in Construction Projects 4th World Construction Symposium 2015

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

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

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

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

Madanayake U, Manewa RMAS. 2014. Sustainable implications of building reuse and 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. Paradigm shift towards whole life analysis in adaptable buildings Wamelink H. Changing Roles: New Role; New Challenges Publisher Url Public Url

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, 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,

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, Rameezdeen R, Amaratunga RDG, Ginige KN. 2007. Towards the sustainable construction through minimizing site waste in Sri Lanka Proceedings of 7th International Postgraduate Conference in the Built and Human Environment, 7th International Postgraduate Conference in the Built and Human Environment Public Url

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. 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

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

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 Publisher Url

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? Publisher Url

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

Anagall V, Manewa R, Siriwardena M, Karve S, Dhongde S, Ghorpade P. Apprenticeship scheme as a sustainable mechanism to bridge the skills gap in Indian construction industry Proceedings of Chitkara University Doctoral Consortium 2023, Chitkara University Doctoral Consortium 2023 Public Url

Other

Hartwell J, Thomas D, Manewa R. 2021. Post-pandemic pedagogy - perspectives of full and part time cohorts LJMU Teaching and Learning Conference 2021, Publisher Url

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

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

Thesis/Dissertation

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

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

Internet publication

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

External committees:

External Examiner for BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying Programme, University of Huddersfield, UK, External Examiner. 2024

EPFLeaders4impact research bid reviewer, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. 2023

EPSRC peer reviewer - Since 2022, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Erasmus+ research bid evaluation panel - Since 2019, European Commission, Expert.

ESRC Peer reviewer - Since 2022, Economic and Social Research Council.

Public engagement:

Demonstration, Students in HEIs in India, Organiser, BNCA College of Architecture, Pune, India, Career Expo, https://www.iacbe.bnca.ac.in/careerexpo. 2023

Public consultation, Industrialists, Students, (Organiser), Employer’s Day event, Pune, India, https://www.iacbe.bnca.ac.in/employersday. 2023

Public talk or lecture, Undergraduate and Postgraduate students of HE institutions, Pune, Organiser, Facilitator, Students’ career guidance event, https://www.iacbe.bnca.ac.in/careerguidanceprogram. 2023

Other: Please specify in text box below, Policy makers, Academics, Industrialists, Students, Organiser, Launch of website - Industry Academia Collaboration Project, https://www.iacbe.bnca.ac.in/copy-of-training-the-trainer-2. 2023

Other: Please specify in text box below, Policy makers, Industrialists, Academics, Students, Workshop and dissemination event, Organiser, BNCA College of Architecture, India, Industry Academia Collaboration workshop, Pune, India, https://www.iacbe.bnca.ac.in/copy-of-training-the-trainer-1. 2023

Other: Please specify in text box below, Academics and industrialists from UK and India, Training facilitator, Organiser, Speaker, Liverpool, UK, Train the trainer event for Indian HEIs and Industry professionals - LJMU Liverpool, https://www.ljmu.ac.uk/about-us/news/articles/2023/6/30/ljmu-partnership-project-aims-to-close-current-skills-gap-in-indian-construction. 2023

Other: Please specify in text box below, Construction industry professionals, academics, university students, Project inauguration, Organiser, Pune, India, Industry Academia Co-orporation for sustainable built environment ecosystem project launch at Costro2022, Pune, India, Project launch, https://www.facebook.com/ConstroExpo/. 2023

Other: Please specify in text box below, Vice Chancellors of LJMU & UoM, Deans and Heads of Faculties, New partnership, (Organiser/Participant), Signing of an MoU between LJMU and University of Moratuwa, https://uom.lk/becon/events/collaboration-between-liverpool-john-moores-university-and-university-moratuwa. 2016

Public talk or lecture, Construction industry professionals, Invited Speaker, Liverpool John Moores University, Whole Life Costing in Construction (BCIS Cost database), The CPD session was delivered to industry professionals of UK Construction Industry. 2015

External PGR examinations performed:

University of Baluchistan, Quetta, Pakistan, PhD, Assessing the Socio-economic impacts of drought on farmers and their adaptive Strategies under changing climate in District Pishin, karezat, Baluchistan. 2023

University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, PhD, A Business Model Ontology for Construction Contractors. 2022

Western Sydney University, Australia, PhD, Developing a Methodology for the Integration of BIM and Blockchain for the Construction Supply Chain Data Delivery. 2022

American University of Sharjah, PhD, A Decision Support Tool for Enhancing Social Sustainability within the UAE Construction Sector. 2022

Editorial boards:

Guest Editor - Special Issue on "The Impact of Engineering Practices on a Sustainable Built Environment", https://www.mdpi.com/journal/buildings/special_issues/A6MJF91U9M. 2023

Guest Editor - Special Issue on "Sustainability: Business Drivers and Managerial Implications", https://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/archived/products/journals/call_for_papers.htm%3Fid%3D6328. 2016

Research Grants Awarded:

British Council, Industry Academia Co-operation for Sustainable Built Environment Ecosystem, Anupa Manewa (PI), Grant value (£): £39,005.00, Duration of research project: 12 months. 2022

LJMU Teaching and Learning Fund, Collaborative Interdisciplinary Project, Grant value (£): £2200. 2019

British Council, CARE-RISK workshop - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Grant value (£): £2000. 2015

British Councils, Researcher Link - Bandung, Indonesia, Grant value (£): £2000. 2014

Liverpool John Moores University (Pump Priming Fund), Building reuse: Does it fit for the sustainability agenda, Anupa Manewa (PI), Andrew Ross (Co-I), Grant value (£): £5000, Duration of research project: 6 months. 2012

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Adaptable Futures Research Project (Loughborough University, UK), Grant value (£): PhD scholarship, Duration of research project: 3 years. 2008

Membership of professional bodies:

MRICS, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. 2022

ICECA, International Cost Engineers Council. 2008

AIQSSL, Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka. 2007

MAIQS, Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors. 2007

Other invited event:

Adaptable buildings for sustainable built environment, BNCA College of Architecture, Pune, India, Memorial Lecture. 2016

BCIS Online cost database - Early cost advice, University of Moratuwa, Invited lecture for Undergraduate students. 2015

BCIS online database -Whole life cycle costing, Liverpool John Moores University, CPD event for industry professionals. 2015

Introduction to Building Information Modelling, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, Invited Speech. 2014

Award:

Learning and Teaching award. 2015

Best paper award, Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors- Iwata Foundation. 2012

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

Teaching qualification:

FHEA Fellow member of Higher Education Academy. 2014

PGCert Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching & Learning in Higher Education. 2014

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