Dr Anupa Manewa

School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment

Anupa is a Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying at School of Civil Engineering and 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. 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 and became as a Fellow member of the Higher Education Academy, UK in 2013.

Anupa’s current research interests focus on Information Systems, Life Cycle Costing, Building Information Modelling for Project 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". 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. She worked as an Expert for the European Commissions' Erasmus+ research bid evaluation panels.

Anupa has successfully completed a one PhD supervision (BIM for Facilities Information Management) and also supervised over 150 Undergraduate and Masters dissertations. She has secured number of research grants so far. Currently, she delivers lectures in Project Economics and Financial Management for Level 6 and Financial Management and BIM for Level 7.

Highlighted publications

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 Public Url

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

Poster

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

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

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 , Manewa RMAS, ROSS , DAVIES . 2016. Evaluating the ability of BIM to enhance value in facilities information management 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 RMAS, 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 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 7th International Postgraduate Conference in the Built and Human Environment :319-326 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

Journal article

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 Public Url

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

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

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. 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 Publisher Url

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

Other invited event:

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, 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. 2014

Teaching qualification:

Fellow member of Higher Education Academy. 2014

Postgraduate certificate in Teaching in Higher Education. 2014

Membership of professional bodies:

Chartered member, Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka. 2007

Chartered Quantity Surveyor, Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors. 2007

Fellow member, Higher Education Academy.

Member - Fulfilled required CPD credits, International Cost Engineers Council.

Fellowships:

Fellow member, Higher Education Academy, UK.

Research Grants Awarded:

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

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