Dr Mohan Siriwardena

School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment

Mohan is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Built Environment. He possesses over 18 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 and has also guest edited a journal special issue. 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 several international conferences held in the UK and overseas, also functions as a reviewer of international journals and conference papers. Mohan has supervised several undergraduate (BSc)and postgraduate research studies (MSc & PhD) and has also examined several PhDs.

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

Highlighted publications

Jayasena HS, Thurairajah N, Perera BAKS, Siriwardena M. 2023. Affordance-led framework of understanding of BIM adoption Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Ranadewa KATO, Y.G. Sandanayake YGS, Siriwardena M. 2021. Enabling lean through human capacity building: an investigation of small and medium contractors Built Environment Project and Asset Management, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

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 Publisher Url 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 Publisher Url

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 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

Journal article

Jayasena HS, Thurairajah N, Perera BAKS, Siriwardena M. 2023. Affordance-led framework of understanding of BIM adoption Archnet-IJAR: International Journal of Architectural Research, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Jayanetti JKDDT, Perera BAKS, Waidyasekara KGAS, Siriwardena M. 2023. Critical Analysis of Lean Construction Maturity Models: A Systematic Literature Review Buildings, 13 :1508-1508 DOI Publisher Url

Edirisinghe V, Marsh D, Borthwick F, Siriwardena M, Cotgrave A. 2022. Attributes of ADR in the Sri Lankan Construction Industry Journal of Advances in Engineering and Technology, 1 :33-42 DOI Publisher Url

Ranadewa KATO, Y.G. Sandanayake YGS, Siriwardena M. 2021. Enabling lean through human capacity building: an investigation of small and medium contractors Built Environment Project and Asset Management, DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Rathnasiri P, Jayasena S, Siriwardena M. 2020. Assessing the Applicability of Green Building Information Modelling for Existing Green Buildings International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics, 15 :763-776 DOI Publisher Url

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 Publisher Url Public Url

Thayaparan M, Siriwardena M, Malalgoda CI, Amaratunga D, Lill I, Kaklauskas A. 2015. Enhancing post-disaster reconstruction capacity through lifelong learning in higher education Disaster Prevention and Management, 24 :338-354 DOI Publisher 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 Publisher Url

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 Publisher Url

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 Publisher Url

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

Weerakoon P, Thayaparan M, Siriwardena M. 2023. Analyzing the Contribution of Green Buildings Towards Circular Economy in Sri Lanka Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, 13th Annual International International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Johnson J, Siriwardena M, Jayasena S. 2022. Towards Developing a Conceptual Megaproject Management (MPM) System GLOBAL CHALLENGES IN A DISRUPTED WORLD: Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Approaches in the Built Environment - Conference Proceedings, AUBEA 2022 - The 45th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference :98-109 DOI

Manewa RMAS, Siriwardena M, Wijekoon KA. 2021. Life Cycle Costing in Construction: Current Trends and Emerging Directions 9th World Construction Symposium, The 9th World Construction Symposium :403-412 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

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 Publisher Url

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 Publisher Url

Hartwell J, Tucker MP, Siriwardena M. 2018. Green buildings and well-being of employees in commercial spaces Proceedings of The 7th World Construction Symposium 2018, 7th World Construction Symposium: Built Asset Sustainability: Rethinking Design, Construction and Operations :257-265 Publisher Url Public Url

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
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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

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

External PGR examinations performed:

University of Salford, PhD, The role of documents in collaboration within the UK Integrated Emergency Management System. 2023

Heriot-Watt University, PhD, Smart Construction & Industry 4.0 - Challenges and Opportunities A strategic review of construction enablers toward unlocking Digital Transformation. 2023

Liverpool John Moores University, PhD, Framework for improved alternative dispute resolution practice in the Sri Lankan construction industry. 2023

Deakin University, Australia, PhD, A Novel Framework to Assess the Level of Energy Culture Maturity: The Case of Textile and Apparel Industrial Organisations. 2022

University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, PhD, A Novel Framework to Assess the Level of Energy Culture Maturity: The Case of Textile and Apparel Industrial Organisations. 2022

Western Sydney University, Australia, PhD, Developing a Blockchain Based Digital Procurement Framework for Construction Supply Chains. 2022

University of Salford, PhD, An investigation of energy saving behaviour for residential buildings in Nigeria. 2022

Robert Gordon University, PhD, Scheduling Techniques that Accommodate Complexity: Industrial Practices and New Approaches. 2022

University of Salford, PhD, A framework to enhance the adoption of Building Information Modelling amongst Sri Lankan Quantity Surveying organisations to increase the accuracy of pre-tender cost estimates. 2021

Heriot-Watt University, PhD, Developing a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for implementing road maintenance projects in South African rural communities. 2020

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

External PGR Supervision - completed students:

Liverpool John Moores University, PhD, Framework for improved alternative dispute resolution in the Sri Lankan construction industry. 2023

University of Moratuwa, PhD, Lean enabling capacity building framework for small and medium enterprises in construction industry. 2021

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

Editorial boards:

Proceedings of the SLIIT (Sri Lanka SLIIT International Conference on Engineering and Technology, Member of the Scientific Committee, https://sicet.sliit.lk/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/SICET_Book-of-proceedings-v2.pdf.. 2023

Proceedings of the 11th World Construction Symposium, 21-22 July 2023, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Member of the Scientific Committee. 2023

Associated Schools of Construction Annual International Conference (April 2023), Reviewer. 2023

Global Challenges in a Disputed World: Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Approaches in the Built Environment - Conference Proceedings - AUBEA 2022 - The 45th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference - Sydney, Australia, Member of the Scientific Committee. 2022

Proceedings of the 10th World Construction Symposium, 24-26 July 2022, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Member of the Scientific Committee. 2022

Associated Schools of Construction Annual International Conference (April 2022), Reviewer. 2021

Associated Schools of Construction Annual International Conference (April 2021)., Reviewer. 2021

Proceedings of the 9th World Construction Symposium, 09-10th July 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Member of the Scientific Committee. 2021

Associated Schools of Construction Annual International Conference (April 2020), Reviewer. 2019

Proceedings of the 8th World Construction Symposium, 08th - 10th November 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Member of the Scientific Committee. 2019

Associated Schools of Construction Annual International Conference (April 2019)., Reviewer. 2018

Proceedings of the 7th World Construction Symposium, 29th June - 01st July 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Member of the Scientific Committee. 2018

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

Proceedings of the 6th World Construction Symposium, 30th-02nd July 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Member of the Scientific Committee. 2017

Proceedings of the 5th World Construction Symposium, 29th-31st July 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Member of the Scientific Committee. 2016

Proceedings of the 4th World Construction Symposium, 12-14th June 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Member of the Scientific Committee. 2015

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 Environment Research and Public Health, Reviewer.

International Journal of Strategic Property Management, Reviewer.

ITCon, Reviewer.

Proceedings of the 1st SLIIT International Conference on Engineering & Technology (2022), Member of the Advisory / Scientific Committee, https://sicet.sliit.lk/sicet-2022/.

Proceedings of the International Conference in Disaster Resilience, Kandalama, Sri Lanka (2011)., Member of the Scientific Committee.

Sustainability, Reviewer.

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

Other invited event:

Research Methodology: Research Philosophy (invited guest lecture), University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, A lecture on "Research Methodology: Research Philosophy" was conducted for the benefit of the junior academic staff members and the research students of the Department of Building Economics. Dr. Siriwardena discussed the history and gradual evolution of different research philosophies during the session. https://uom.lk/becon/events/visitation-liverpool-john-moores-university. 2017

Applying for higher degrees: Interview & defending your thesis, University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, Lecture conducted for academic staff and postgraduate research students.. 2016

Defending your thesis (invited guest lecture), University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, Lecture conducted for academic staff & postgraduate research candidates of Faculty of Architecture.. 2014

External collaboration:

Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Architecture for Women, Pune, India, Department of Architecture. 2016

University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, Department of Building Economics, Faculty of Architecture. 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)..

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