Suranga Jayasena


Himal Suranga Jayasena

BSc(QS)Hons, MSc(Builidng),
Dip.(Arbitration), Dip.(Interior Designing),

A Senior Lecturer at University of Mortuwa, Sri Lanka, with teaching and research experience of more than twenty years – does not completely describe who I am.

A passionate teacher, a creative researcher, a responsible professional, an effective administrator, an active citizen, a true friend, a dear son, a loving husband, and a caring father – might say it better (but, still not complete).

I developed this website to support my academic and professional endeavours. But, I later found that this to be a good mode to share knowledge (not necessarily academic) and my thoughts on various social, academic and professional aspects. Hope you find the information interesting and useful.

I have also brought in some of the photographs from my camera to share my experience and showcase some of the interesting memories and moments I have captured.

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 and Master of Science in Building from National University of Singapore. 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 a 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 conduct my PhD study aiming to establish theories for effective adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in local construction industry.

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Qualification and Training

Here are my key qualifications. Learn more about my training, skills and achievements in this detailed page

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) – Associate Member of Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka

Former Qualifications

Chartered Construction Manager (MCIOB) – Member of Chartered Institute of Building, United Kingdom

Scholarly Works




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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:

Building Information Modelling for Sri Lankan Construction Industry

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

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.


Doing Research

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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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