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Himal Suranga Jayasena

PhD(BIM), MSc(Builidng), BScHons(QS)
Dip.(Arbitration), Dip.(Interior Designing),

Welcome to My Digital Journey

I am a Senior Lecturer at the University of Mortuwa, Sri Lanka, and a Fellow of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka. My two decades in academia and the profession have shaped a diverse range of roles and personal aspects that define who I am.

I am not just an educator; I am a passionate teacher who strives to ignite the curiosity in my students. I am not just a researcher; I am a creative explorer who seeks novel solutions to complex problems. I am not merely a professional; I am a responsible leader who thrives in the realm of administration. I am not just an Active Citizen; I am a dedicated advocate for positive change in my community.

I initially created this website to support my academic and professional endeavours. However, I later understood that it’s a valuable platform for sharing knowledge and opinions on a variety of topics, including those outside academia. Here, I provide insights on social, academic, and professional matters, and I hope you find the information engaging and beneficial.

Additionally, I’ve included a collection of photographs from my camera on this website, allowing me to share my experiences and showcase the fascinating memories and moments I’ve had the privilege of capturing. Thank you for joining me on this journey.

About Me


An academic with over 20 years experience, I have primarily engaged in teaching, management and scholarly work in the fields of Quantity Surveying and Construction Management.

Teaching in the most demanded public university in the country for built environment studies, I have a proven track record in effective contribution to produce world class graduates through teaching, and programme development.

Academically, I hold a first degree in Quantity Surveying from University of Moratuwa, Master of Science in Building from National University of Singapore, and Doctor of Philosophy from University of Moratuwa. Socially, I am an Active Citizens Facilitator, and an active member in several social and professional groups.

My teaching area is Building Procurement. However, I have wider research interests from Building Economics, Procurement Systems, Dispute Resolution to Construction Information Technology. Among all, my favourite research work is on integration of innovative technologies, methods and concepts in order to solve construction management problems; and I conducted my PhD study aiming to establish theories for effective adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in BIM Infant Industries like that of Sri Lanka.

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PhD (BIM Adoption), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

MSc (Building) Research Degree, National University of Singapore.

BSc (Hons.), Second Class Upper Division, Quantity Surveying, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

Diploma in Commercial Arbitration, Institute for the Development of Commercial Law and Practice, Sri Lanka.

Diploma in Interior Design, OST CADD Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Chartered Quantity Surveyor (F.I.Q.S.SL) – Fellow Member of Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka

Scholarly Works

List of Publications

My primary scholarly interests are in construction procurement. Procurement being an area that involves many different subjects, I have studied and published in variety of subjects including building economics and management, construction information technology, construction law and alternative dispute resolutions. However, my “scholarly love” has always been for Building Information Modelling (BIM), especially on its implementation in BIM Infant Industries. Here are some of the interesting publications:

Affordance-led framework of understanding of BIM adoption

Application of Lean Principles to Reduce BIM Implementation Costs

Building Information Modelling and Future Quantity Surveyor’s Practice in Sri Lankan Construction Industry

Influence of Organisational Culture on Knowledge Management in a BIM Enabled Environment

The Winner’s Curse in the Sri Lankan Construction Industry

Frequently Challenged Determinations of the Engineer in Sri Lankan Construction Contracts

I am also happy and proud to be one of the authors of the first book to discuss Building Information Modelling in Sri Lanka – BIM Development and Trends in Developing Countries: Case Studies.


BIM Infant Industry

A BIM Infant Industry is a concept that refers to a specific stage in the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) within a construction industry in a particular region, usually a country. This concept characterizes the situation of the Challenges and resistance are likely to be due to factors such as Identifying an industry as being in its BIM infancy is important for several reasons. Importantly, this identification allows the development of specific and targeted strategies and support mechanisms to foster BIM adoption in the early stages. These strategies may focus on the following. Recognising the infant stage helps manage …

AFU: a Framework to Aid BIM Adoption in a BIM Infant Industry

The Affordance-Led Framework of Understanding (AFU) is a structured approach designed to assess the state of BIM affordances at a given moment and study their evolution over time. The term “affordance-led” is used because it centres around the concept of affordances. Affordances represent the perceived, expected, or real opportunities (and constraints) that a technology or system provides to its users. It’s crucial to understand that affordances are not intrinsic to the innovation itself but emerge from the interaction between the user and the innovation. Thus, it represents the complementarity between the user and the technology or the system. This departure …

Application of Lean Principles to Reduce BIM Implementation Costs

It is well known that today’s construction industry is undergoing a major technological advancement with Building Information Modelling (BIM), a transformative technology with associated processes that have shifted how construction projects are conceived, executed, and managed. The benefits of BIM have become increasingly obvious; many have already adopted it, and more are trying to do so. This recognition has extended to the point where some governments have mandated BIM for their public sector projects and building approval processes. However, a critical challenge hindering the effective adoption of BIM is the issue of associated costs, especially when implementing BIM in a …

My Favourite Pixes

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I have captured many memories that I share in my photo gallery.
Here are some of my favourites among them.

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Contact Me

Mr. Suranga Jayasena
Senior Lecturer
Depertment of Building Economics
University of Moratuwa
Bandaranayake Mawatha
Moratuwa 10400
Sri Lanka
0112 650301 Ext 7219

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