Prof. (Mrs.) Chintha Jayasinghe (nee' Kandanarachchi)

B.Sc.(Eng), M.Eng.(Highway & Traffic Engineering), Ph.D., C.Eng., MIE(SL)

Professor, Department of Civil Engineering,
University of Moratuwa,
Moratuwa.


Contact Information:
 
Address:
Department of Civil Engineering
University of Moratuwa,
Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

e mail:   chintha@civil.mrt.ac.lk
Telephone: +94-11-2650567-8(Ext.
2111)
Fax:  +94-11-2651216

 

 
   Tertiary Qualifications
   Career Objective
   Career Summary
   Special Awards
   Summary Of Skills
   Educational Qualifications
   Professional Experience
   Computer Skills

    Research Publications in Refereed Journals & Symposia
    Text Books 
    Research Grant Obtained
    Contributions to National Development
    Research Monographs 
    Public Lectures at Workshops/Seminars
    Short Courses Attended
    Interests

Tertiary Qualifications

  • Ph.D (Alternative Building Materials), University of Moratuwa – 1999
  • M.Sc ( Highway and Traffic Engineering), University of Moratuwa – 1996
  • B.Sc Engineering Honours, University of Moratuwa– 1990

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Career Objective

Disseminate the knowledge while contributing to the global development by carrying out state of the art research in the areas of sustainable design, cost effective construction, and alternative building materials.

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Career Summary
   
June 2017 – Aug 2017 Visiting Professor, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath, United Kingdom.
Feb.2012 – May 2017

Director, Postgraduate Studies Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa

Sept.2009 - to date

Professor, Department of Civil Enginering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

Jan 2004 - Sept.2009
Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
 
Apr.2003 - Dec 2003
Research Fellow, School of Civil Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
 
Nov 1997 - to date
Consultant - National Road safety secretariat, Ministry of Highways and Transport, Sri Lanka jointly with Swe Road International Consultants.
 
Nov 2000 - Mar 2003
Senior Lecturer, Division of Civil Engineering Technology, Institute of Technology, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
 
April 2000 - Nov 2000
Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
 
July 1999 - Mar 2000
Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.
 
July 1995 - Mar 1999

Post graduate researcher - Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, leading to PhD

 
May 1993 - Dec 1996
Visiting lecturer, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
 
May 1994 - July 1995
Research Engineer, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
 
July 1992- May 1993
Office Engineer, Link Engineering Ltd, Sri Lanka.
 
Aug 1990 - Mar 1992
Assistant Structural Design Engineer, Department of Transportation, Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridge, United Kingdom.


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Special Awards
 

1.Most outstanding Senior Academic for the Research Excellence, awarded by the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Directors Sri Lanka, 2016 (Awarded to a university academic once in a lifetime)

2. Commendation of Research Awarded by National Science Foundation July 2013

3. Appreciation of Outstanding Research Performance up to December 2010 – award under the 03 Year Category – University of Moratuwa

4. Appreciation of Outstanding Research Performance up to December 2009 – award under the 03 Year Category – University of Moratuwa

5. Appreciation of Outstanding Research Performance up to December 2008 – award under the 03 Year Category – University of Moratuwa

6. Appreciation of Outstanding Research Performances up to December 2007 – award under the 03 Year Category - University of Moratuwa

7. Appreciation of Outstanding Research Performances up to December 2006 – award under the 03 Year Category - University of Moratuwa

8. Award for the best research paper published in the journal of Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka in year 2006

9. Award given for the best project on sustainable construction by Holcim Lanka Limited in year 2006

10. Presidential scholarship for the university academic category in 2002

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Summary Of Skills and Experience
 
  • Experience in research, development and publishing in the areas of alternative construction materials, green building, cost effective house construction, indoor air quality, road safety, traffic accident analysis, accident costs and accident black spot improvements
  • Conducting lectures and developing subject modules at undergraduate level in Sustainable Design, Building construction, Construction Technology, Building Materials, Principles of Architecture, Management skill development, Research Methods, Communication skill development and Comprehensive Design Project
  • Experience in supervising research projects at undergraduate and postgraduate level
  • Administrative skills in the capacity of Director, Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Engineering, Acting Head of English Language Teaching Centre and Head, Division of Civil Engineering Technology of Institute of Technology of University of Moratuwa
  • Worked out a research link programme between Lund University of Sweden and University of Moratuwa in the area of Road safety and Traffic Engineering
  • Reviewer for several high end engineering journals including Construction and Building Materials, Materials and Design, Masonry International, Materials and Structures, Australian Civil Engineering Journal
  • Drafted Sri Lanka Standards SLS 1382 for Compressed Stabilized Earth Blocks

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Educational Qualifications
 
2003

Visiting Research Fellow, Queensland University of Technology, Australia: Research on road safety of freight transport (ten months)

 
2000
Visiting Researcher, Lund University, Sweden
Research exchange programme on Road safety at Department of Traffic Technology and Society (two months)
 
1996- 1999
Ph.D., University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
The research is titled “Alternative Building Materials and Methods for Sri Lanka”. This project was aimed at developing environmentally friendly cement stabilised soil block walling materials and slab systems that can be used for residential buildings.
 
1994 - 1996

M.Eng in Highway and Traffic Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
M. Eng. research project was titled “Roundabout Design Techniques for Sri Lanka”. This project was aimed at establishing roundabout design techniques which would minimise delays and also improve the safety for both vehicles and pedestrians.
P.G.Diploma research project was titled “Traffic and Parking Management within Moratuwa City Limits”. This project was aimed at improving safety in a busy stretch of Colombo - Galle road by using traffic and parking management measures.
Findings of both these projects were implemented for roundabout design in Colombo by Road Development Authority.

 
1985-1990
B.Sc. Engineering Honours in Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Subjects: Structural Design (design of steel, reinforced and pre-stressed concrete, masonry and timber structures), Structural Analysis, Surveying and Highway Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Irrigation Engineering, Construction Management, Civil Engineering Construction and Industrial Economics and Management.

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Professional Experience
 

June2017 – Aug 2017

 

Visiting Professor – Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath, United Kingdom.
• Initiated research collaborations in the area of alternative building material
• Green wall system and occupant comfort
• Sol- gel technology to improve strength and durability of Compressed stabilised earth blocks and rammed earth

Feb.2012 -May 2017

Director – Postgraduate Studies, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa
• During my leadership of postgraduate research degrees, publication requirement was made mandatory and several other improvements to the by-laws of PhD, MPhil and MSc degrees were formulated and implemented.
• Postgraduate Board of Studies was set up to monitor the progress and to maintain the quality of the postgraduate taught courses.

 

Sept.2009 -to date

Professor - Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa

• As the coordinator of the final year design project, it was made a comprehensive multifaceted project where the students were given a thorough exposure to mega projects including high rise buildings, long span bridges, road projects and community based projects.
• Identifying the need of presenting the outcomes of projects, a subject module on Communication Skill Development was introduced and developed for the final year B.Sc. Engineering undergraduates.
• A course module on sustainable design and construction was introduced and developed for the final year of the B.Sc. Engineering course.
• Course modules on sustainable design, research methodology and communication skills for engineers are conducted for the Masters course in Project Management.
• Introduced and implemented outcome based education system for the B.Sc. engineering course as a part of the Washington Accord Accreditation process.

 

2009 to date Consultant- Green building and sustainable design of built environment

• Worked as a member of the design team of the first lead platinum rated factory in the world which is a clothing factory powered by carbon neutral sources. I was mainly responsible for the material and resources used in the construction and to maintain comfort levels in the indoor environment.
• Developed several green building materials including compressed stabilized Earth Blocks (CSEB), stabilized rammed earth, precast slab system, micro concrete roofing tiles, building waste (reuse) as a construction material, compressed straw boards and precast building systems. Further, guidelines for better indoor environments in terms of air quality and thermal comfort were developed in several building projects.


Jan 2004 - Sept.2009 Senior Lecturer – Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

• Conducted lectures in Construction Technology, Building Construction, Building Materials, Principles of Architecture, Building Planning and Management Skill Development for the B.Sc Engineering undergraduates.
• Supervised a number of undergraduate research projects on the development of cost effective alternative building materials, thermal comfort, masonry design and construction.
• Took lectures in Research Methods and Communication skill development for the post graduate students.

 

Nov 2000- Mar 2003
Head of the Division and Senior Lecturer, Division of Civil Engineering Technology, Institute of Technology, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

• Conducted lectures in Construction Processes & Planning, Building construction, Principles of Architecture and Building Planning for the B.Sc Engineering undergraduates.
• Carried out research on new building materials, cost effective construction, road safety and traffic engineering.
• Served as a member of the Board of Management of the Road Safety Research and Monitoring Centre of University of Moratuwa.
• Worked out a research link in the area of Road safety between the Lund University of Sweden and University of Moratuwa.

Nov 1997 –Dec 2004
Consultant-Traffic Engineer (Road safety research and monitoring centre- University of Moratuwa), National Road Safety Secretariat, Ministry of Highways and Transport, Sri Lanka jointly with Swe Road International Consultants.

• Worked as the Principal researcher in a team consists of Sri Lankans and Swedish professionals. This research includes accident cost studies, pedestrian behaviour studies, safety improvement measures at a number of accident black spots, design of traffic lights, roundabouts and overall safety improvement measures at some congested junctions.

• The work carried out under the above collaboration included following projects which are funded by Asian Development Bank:
o Prioritising road safety programme
o Collision type analysis and countermeasures
o Accident severity and Equivalent Accident Numbers
o Accident Costs and the Impact to the National economy
o Accident analysis and mitigation measures
o Research on Pedestrian behaviour and safety improvements
o Black-spot identification programme. Research on definition of accident black spots in Sri Lanka and prioritising those for the safety improvements
o Research on Driver Training & behavioural studies
o Research on bus transport- current situation and improvements
o Accident analysis for different collision types
o Safety improvement on Moratuwa Egoda-Uyana Bypass road
o Traffic signal design changes at Bullers Road - Duplication Road junction, Moratuwa Station Road junction
o Roundabout design and junction improvement at Double bends, Nalluruwa, Panadura on Colombo – Galle road.
o Research on seat belt wearing
o Designing road safety educational campaigns

Apr2000-Nov2000

Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa
• Conducted lectures in Construction Processes & Planning for the B.Sc Engineering undergraduates
• Introduced computer aided drafting in Building planning and effective presentation tools to the undergraduates.

 
July 1999-Mar 2000
Senior Lecturer - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna.
• Participated in preparing the curriculum and syllabi for the Civil and Environmental Engineering for the B.Sc Engineering degree course which was established in the year 1999.
• Setting up of Civil Engineering laboratories and ordering library books for the new faculty.

 
July 1995-Mar 1999
Post graduate research assistant in Department of Civil Engineering

The research for Ph.D. was conducted. The research title was “Alternative Building Materials for Sri Lanka” which dealt with cement stabilised soil block walls and a cost effective reinforced concrete slab system.

 
May 1993-Dec 1996

Visiting Lecturer, University of Moratuwa:
• Conducted lectures at Department of Building Economics for the degree course, in Civil Engineering Construction (first year, second year and third year) and Building Services Engineering (first year, second year).
• Conducted lectures in Structural Engineering for Architecture students.

 
May 1994- July 1995

Research Engineer, University of Moratuwa:
• Worked as a research engineer in a project on low cost housing funded by German Appropriate Technology Exchange (GATE). The use of soil stabilisation techniques for different soil types available in Sri Lanka was investigated extensively.
• Design data for structural design of houses using cement stabilised soil blocks was established by conducting a comprehensive experimental programme. The use of different mortar types and low cost plasters for the cost effective houses have also been investigated.
• Involved in the construction of model houses in different parts of Sri Lanka.

 
July 1992-May 1993

Office Engineer, Link Engineering Ltd:
• Project management work that included project monitoring, project re-scheduling, preparation of cash flow and material schedules, labour and material management.
• Computerised the above work and gained experience in preparing pre-qualifications and tender documents.

 
Aug 1990-Mar1992

Assistant Structural Design Engineer, Department of Transportation, Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridge, United Kingdom:
• As a member of a structural design team, I was responsible for the complete design of a five span precast pre-stressed concrete composite continuous bridge and substructure design for a two span composite bridge with piled foundations. These structures were analysed using 2D and 3D structural analytical packages. A feasibility study on the use of reinforced earth retaining walls for the approaches of above bridges was undertaken.
• Worked as the in-house check engineer for an arch bridge refurbished in 1991.
• Set up of the databases for Department of Transportation bridge assessment programme covering all the bridges in Cambridgeshire.
• Also carried out computer aided monitoring for human and financial resources. I have attended a number of courses conducted by the County Council for personal skill development.


Computer Skills
 

• Conversant with 2D and 3D structural modelling and finite element packages
• Conversant with energy modelling packages.
• Extensively used MS office packages
• Familiar with computational dispersion modelling (air pollutant) software.


Research Publications in Refereed Journals & Symposia

1 D.M.K. W. Dissanayake, C. Jayasinghe, M.T.R. Jayasinghe, “A comparative embodied energy analysis of a house with recycled expanded polystyrene (EPS) based foam concrete wall panels”, Energy and Buildings, Volume 135, 15 January 2017, pages 85 – 94.

2. P.L.N.Fernando,M.T.R.Jayasinghe.,C.Jayasinghe, “Structural feasibility of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) based lightweight concrete sandwich wall panels”, The Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Volume 139, 15 May 2017, Pages 45-51.

3. Kariyawasam K.K.G.K.D., Jayasinghe C., “Cement stabilized rammed earth as a sustainable construction material”, Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Vol 105, 2016, pp.519-27.

4. Jayasinghe C., Fonseka W.M.C.D.J., Abeygunawardhene Y.M., “Load bearing properties of composite masonry constructed with recycled building demolition waste and cement stabilized rammed earth”’, Journal of Construction and Building Materials, Vol 102, No 1, 2016 pp.471-77.

5. Dissanayake D.M.K.W., Jayasinghe C., “Embodied Energy Analysis of a Pre-cast Building System”, 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management, Kandy, Sri Lanka 2015.

6. Kariyawasm K.K.G.K.D., Jayasinghe M.T.R., Jayasinghe C., “Strategies for Planning Mould Free Air Conditioned Buildings in Tropical Climates”, 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management, Kandy, Sri Lanka 2015.

7. Fernando P.L.N., Jayasinghe C., “Structural Feasibility of a Pre-Cast Building System”, 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management, Kandy, Sri Lanka

8. Jayasinghe C., Perera T.M., 2015. Dispersion Model for TVOC Emissions from Solvent based paints. International Journal of Civil Engineering , Vol 4, Issue 2, pp.45-56.

9. Jayasinghe C., Perera T.M., “Effect of chemicals used in building operation on indoor air quality” (IAQ) -SBE 240”, International conference on sustainable built environments, Kandy , Sri Lanka 2014.

10. Premachandra R., Nayantha KHD, Jayasinghe C., “Investigation on micro-climatic features affecting the indoor air quality in suburbs” -SBE 241, International conference on sustainable built environments, Kandy, Sri Lanka 2014.

11. Perera T.M., Jayasighe C. Perera SAS, “ Dispersion of pollutants in an enclosed room: A case study on air freshener”, International conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management, Kandy , Sri Lanka, December 2013.

12. Wijewickrama W., Jayasinghe C., Perera TM, “Developing a dispersion model for indoor VOC for enamel paints”, International conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management, Kandy , Sri Lanka, December 2013.

13. Gunaratne S., , Gunatilake D., Madushanka R., Jayasinghe C., Perera SAS, Rajapaksa S.W. Perera M., “Effect of the Activities inside a hospital theatre on its IAQ”, International conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management, Kandy , Sri Lanka, December 2013.

14. Naayntha D., Jayasinghe C., “Vertical Dispersion of the air pollutants of indoor environment in urban areas”, International conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management, Kandy , Sri Lanka, December 2013.

15. Jayasinghe C., Kandamby TC,“Stabilized rammed earth wall junctions for load bearing construction", Masonry International, Spring 2013, Vol 26, No. 1, 1-26.

16. Jayasinghe C., Batagoda J., “The effect of building planning aspects on indoor air quality”, International Journal of Civil Engineering, International Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol 2 , Issue 2, May 2013, pp 9-28.

17. Jayasinghe C. , Perera S.A.S., Rajapakshe S.W., Perera T.M., “Measurement and analysis of concentrations of volatile organic compounds in a newly painted room”, International conference on sustainable built environments, Kandy , Sri Lanka 2012

18. Perera S. A. S., Jayasinghe C., Gunaratne W. D. S. P., Gunatilake M.M.D.V., Madushanka H. K. R., Perera T.M. “Measurement and analysis of indoor air pollutants in a room sprayed with a locally manufactured air freshener”, International conference on sustainable built environments, Kandy , Sri Lanka 2012.

19. Kasuni Liyanage, Amali Jayathilake, Thilini Kumari, Chintha Jayasinghe, SMA Nanayakkara, “ Strength parameters of compressed stabilized earth blocks using furnace bottom ash as a cement replacement”, International conference on sustainable built environments, Kandy , Sri Lanka 2012.

20. Perera T.M., Jayasinghe C., Perera S.A.S., Rajapaksa S.W., “Indoor Air Quality and human activities in buildings”, Civil Engineering Research Exchange Symposium, University of Ruhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka, 2nd July 2012.

21. Jayasinghe M.T.R., Jayasinghe C., Lokuge S.N.D., Samaraweera T.M.A.D., Vithana B.M.K., “Cost effective housing with modular forms”, Civil Engineering Research Exchange Symposium, University of Ruhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka, 2nd July 2012.

22. Sanduni Gunarathna, Danushika Gunatilake, Rumesh Madushanka, Manori Perera, Chinta Jayasinghe, Anul Perera, Samadhi Rajapaksa,” Indoor Air Quality(IAQ) Inside a Hospital Theatre”, Civil Engineering Research for Industry Symposium, University of Moratuwa,2012

23. Perera TM, Jayasinghe C., Perera SAS, Rajapaksa SW, “Effect of operational practices and indoor air quality”, 5th National Symposium on Air Resource Management in Sri Lanka, 11th May 2012.

24. Jayasinghe C., “Embodied energy of alternative building materials and their impact on life cycle cost parameters”, International conference on Structural Engineering at Kandy, Sri Lanka in December 2011.

25. Suganya Paskaran, Manori Perea, Dhanushka Kumara, Thishan Jayasinghe, Chintha Jayasingeh, Sujeewa Lewangama, “ study on the cracks developed in Dematamal Viharaya, Uva Province, Sri Lanka, International conference on Structural Engineering at Kandy, Sri Lanka in December 2011.

26. Kandamby T., Jayasinghe C., “Cement Stabilsied Rammed Earth for Wall junctions of two storey houses”, Symposium on Civil Engineering Research for Industry – 2011 Dedicated to Prof. S.R.De S. Chandrakeerthy, Decmber 20, 2011.

27. Arandara K.P., Jayasinghe C., Jaysinghe, M.T.R., “Evaporative cooling for occupational health in trpoical climates” Symposium on Civil Engineering Research for Industry – 2011 Dedicated to Prof. S.R.De S. Chandrakeerthy, Decmber 20, 2011

28. S. Kumara, S.W. Rajapaksa, SAS Perera, C. Jayasinghe, “ The effect on ventilation on sick building syndrome”, International conference on Structural Engineering at Kandy, Sri Lanka in December 2011.

29. Jayasinghe C., T.S. Pathirage, K.R.T.I. Perera, C. Kariyapperuma, “Influence of height to width ratio of compressed stabilized earth blocks on wall strengths”, Journal of the International Masonry Society, Masonry International, Vol.24, No. 02, 2011.

30. Jayasinghe C., “Sustainable Construction for Disaster Recovery”, Joint International Symposium on Social Management Systems, Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka and Society for Social Management Systems, September 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

31. Sribanurekha V, S.N.Wijerathne Wijepala L.H.S, Jayasinghe C., “Influence of different ventilation design on indoor CO2 concentration”, International conference on disaster resilience at Kandalama, Sri Lanaka, July 2011.

32. R. S. Mallawaarachchi1, C. Jayasinghe, and M. T. R. Jayasinghe, “Strategies to enhance the cyclone resistance of single storey houses with improved sustainability”, SAITM Research Symposium on Engineering Advancements, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2011

33. Bataagoda J.H., Jayasinghe C., “Effect of building ventilation on indoor environment”, International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, December 2010, Kandy, Sri Lanka.pp 397-406.

34. Batagoda J.H., Jayasinghe C., “Demand control ventilation and Sri Lankan application case study”, International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, December 2010, Kandy, Sri Lanka.pp 407-416.

35. Jayasinghe C., T.S. Pathirage, K.R.T.I. Perera, C. Kariyapperuma, “Effect of dimensional variation of CSE blocks”, International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, December 2010, Kandy, Sri Lanka.pp 233-241.

36. Jayasinghe C. , MTR Jayasinghe, K.P. Arandara, “Sustainable road construction with compressed stabilized earth”, International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment, December 2010, Kandy, Sri Lanka .pp 250-256

37. Jayasinghe C., Mallawaarachchi R.S., Flexural strength of compressed stabilised earth masonry materials, Materials and Design, Elsevier, (2009), doi: 10,1016/j.matdes.2009.02/1.029.

38. Jayasinghe C., Mallawaarachchi R.S., Quantification of Lateral load enhancement potential of masonry walls using tie beams, Masonry International, The British Masonry Society, United Kingdom, 2008

39. Jayasinghe C., Konthesinghe K.M.C., Effect of Tie beams on Lateral strength of Masonry, Transactions , 2008, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka.

40. Jayasinghe C., Lakmali H.D.D., Rohitha M.P., Comparative performance of Masonry bond patterns, Transactions , 2008, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka.

41. Arandara K.P., Jayasinghe C., Surface Coatings for stabilised earth walls, Transactions , 2008, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka.

42. R.S Mallawaarachchi., C. Jayasinghe, The effects of Cyclones, Tsunami and Earthquakes on built environments and strategies for reduced damage, Journal of National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka, 2008, 36 (1), pp 03 – 14.

43. Jayasinghe C., Influence of bond patterns on cement stabilised earth brick and block walls, Masonry International Masonry International, The British Masonry Society, United Kingdom, Vol. 20, No.3, 91-150-2007.

44. Konthesingha KMC , Jayasinghe C , Nanayakkara SMA, Bond and Compressive strength of Masonry for locally available bricks, Engineer, October 2007, Journal of Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka.

45. K. P. Arandara , C. Jayasinghe , Identification of Durability Problems in Earth Buildings Engineer, July 2007, Journal of Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka

46. Jayasinhe C., Kamaladasa N., Compressive strength characteristics of cement stabilized rammed earth walls, Construction and Building Materials, 21 (11), p.1971-1976, Elsevier, Nov 2007

47. Jayasinghe C., Comparative performance of burnt clay bricks and compressed stabilized earth bricks and bonds, Engineer, July 2007, Journal of Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka.

48. Jayasinghe C., Different masonry units manufactured with stabilized earth, Proceedings- International Symposium on Earthen Structures (ISES – 2007), 22- 24th August 2007, IISc, Bangalore, India (in collaboration with University of Bath, United Kingdom).


49. Jayasinghe C., Shrinkage characteristics of cement stabilised rammed earth, Proceedings- International Symposium on Earthen Structures (ISES – 2007), 22- 24th August 2007, IISc, Bangalore, India (in collaboration with University of Bath, United Kingdom).

50. Jayasinghe C., Sustainable construction for disaster recovery, Proceedings – International Conference on “Mitigation of the risk of natural hazards, 27th and 28th March, 2007, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

51. Mallawaarachchi R.S., Jayasinghe C., Strategies for enhanced disaster resistance of commonly used building materials, , Proceedings – International Conference on “Mitigation of the risk of natural hazards, 27th and 28th March, 2007, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

52. Mallawaarachchi, R.S., Jayasinghe, C., Jayasinghe, M.T.R., An integrated approach for disaster resistant elevated houses for Tsunami affected areas, Proceedings – International Conference on “Mitigation of the risk of natural hazards, 27th and 28th March, 2007, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

53. Jayasinghe C., Mallawaarachchi R. S., Overall assessment of stabilized rammed earth as a walling material, Proceedings - World Conference on Accelerating Excellence in Built Environment, 2-4 th October 2006, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

54. C. Jayasinghe, MHPJ De. Silva, DMMP Dissanayake, CTKI . Fernando, Engineering Properties of Micro Concrete Roofing Tiles, Engineer, Journal of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, Vol. xxxix No.3, July 2006.

55. Jayasinghe C., Kamaladasa N., Structural Properties of cement stabilized rammed earth, Engineer, Journal of Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka, July 2005.

56. Jayasinghe C., Perera AADAJ, West S., The application of hand moulded stabilsied earth blocks for rural houses in Sri Lanka, EarthBuild 2005, International Earth Building Conference, Sydney, Asutralia, January 2005.

57. N. Kamaladasa, C. Jayasinghe , Development of an efficient construction Technique for Rammed Earth, .Transactions, Institution of Engineers, 2005.

58. C. Jayasinghe1, M T R Jayasinghe1, D H S Illangakoon1, P K Gunawardane1, E A N S Edirisinghe1, Hand moulded chip concrete tiles, Transactions, Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka, October 2004.

59. Perera, A., Jayasinghe C., “Strength characteristics and structural design methods for compressed earth block walls”, Masonry International, The British Masonry Society, United Kingdom, January, 2003.

60. Jayasinghe, C., Perera, A. A. D. A. J., “Alternative Building materials and structural systems for the housing and building sectors”, 2003, SASBE 2003 conference, Brisbane, Australia, Nov. 2003.
61. Siriwardane, P. A., Jayasinghe, C., Ratnayake, L. L., “Analysis of Pedestrian involvement in road accidents”, Engineer, Journal of Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, 2003.

62. Jayasinghe, C., Ratnayake, L. L., “Prioritising the Road Safety Programme”, Indian Journal of Transport Management, India, 2003.

63. Ratnayake, L. L., Jayasinghe, C., “Traffic accident cost analysis”, Engineer, Journal of Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, Vol:XXXIV, No: 03, September 2001, pp 61-72.

64. Jayasinghe, C., Perera, A. A. D. A. J, “Hand moulded cement stabilised soil blocks as a walling material”, Tranactions-2001, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, pp 186-194.

65. Jayasinghe, C., Perera, A. A. D. A. J., “Alternative concrete floor slab system for residential buildings”, Engineer, Journal of Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, Vol:XXXIII, No: 02, September 2000, pp 54 -65.

66. Jayasinghe, C., Perera, A. A. D. A. J., Jayasinghe, M. T. R., “Precast reinforced concrete beam slab bridges for small spans”, Transactions – 2000, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, pp 74 –85.

67. Jayasinghe, C., Perera, A. A. D. A. J., “Load testing on reinforced precast slab system for residential buildings”, Transactions – 2000, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, pp 96 –106.

68. Ratnayake, L. L., Jayasinghe, C., “Pedestrian safety: Current situation and Improvements”, Transactions – 2000, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, pp 107 –120.

69. Jayasinghe, C, Perera, A. A. D. A. J, “Studies on load bearing characteristics of cement stabilised soil blocks” Transactions – 1999, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, pp 96 –106.

70. Jayasinghe, C., Perera, A. A. D. A. J., “Stabilised soil block technology for Sri Lanka”, Annual Symposium, Engineering Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 1999 , pp 147-160.

71. Ratnayake, L. L., Jayasinghe, C., “Design techniques for roundabouts in Sri Lanka”, Engineer, Journal of Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka, Vol:XXViii, August 1998, No: 2, pp 13-23.

72. Ranaweera, R. P. K. S., Jayasinghe, C., Ratnayake, L. L., “Speed reduction as a road safety measure”, Annual Symposium, Engineering Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2001 , pp 34-45.

73. Jayasinghe, C., Perera, A. A. D. A. J., “Strength characteristics of manually compacted soil stabilised blockwork”, Annual Sessions-2001, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

74. Jayasinghe, C., Ratnayake, L. L., “Unprotected Road users and Road safety improvements”, Annual Sessions-2001, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

75. Jayasinghe, C., Ratnayake, L. L., Ranaweera, R. P. K. S., “Improvement of Road safety at T-Junctions”, Annual Sessions-2001, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Text Books

1.The book on “Structural Design of Earth Buildings”, published in collaboration with Eco Ceylon Limited, Sri Lanka, 119 pages, 2009. (ISBN 978-955-51805-0-4).
This book covers the structural performance of compressed stabilized earth masonry, design methodology with examples, prevention of cracks and lateral load resistant construction with load-bearing earth bricks, blocks and rammed earth walls. This book can be used as a course text for the B.Sc. Engineering Level 3 and Level 4 students. It would also be a valuable text book for the students of M.Eng. on Structural Engineering Design.

2. The book entitled “Sustainable design of Built Environments, published in collaboration with Eco Ceylon Limited, 116 pages, 2009 (ISBN 978 – 955 – 51805 – 1- 1).
This book is recommended as supplementary reading material for engineers and architects and also the students of B.Sc. Engineering programme.

 

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Research Grant Obtained

Received Overseas Special Training Programme (OSTP) fellowship in June 2017 for GBP £ 5750.

Title

Funding source

Amount

Outcome

An innovative building system and sustainable concepts National Building Research Organization (2015) Rs. 2,000,000 3 Master’s and five publications
Reuse of building waste as a construction material National Building Research Organization (2014) Rs. 1,000,000 1 Master’s degree and two publication
Effect of micro climate on indoor environment Senate Research Committee (2012) Rs. 1,000,000 1 MPhil degree and two publication
Building planning aspects and indoor air quality Senate Research Committee (2012-2016) Rs. 1,500,000 1 PhD( in progress), 5 publications

Development of disaster resistant built environments with commonly used building materials in Sri Lanka

National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka ( 2005 -2009)

Rs 876,000/=

1 PhD and seven publications

Durability properties of earth buildings

National Science Foundation , Sri Lanka (2006-2007)

Rs 350,000/=

1 Master’s degree,
2 publications

Enhancement of lateral load resistance of residential buildings constructed with load bearing masonry

Senate Research committee (2006 -2007)

Rs 275,000/=

Produced a MSc

Two publications

Indoor air quality and building planning aspects

National Research Council , Sri Lanka (2007-2009)

Rs 345,000/=

MSc student, equipment, one news paper article

Indoor environment in residential buildings and planning aspects

Senate Research committee (2008 -2009)

Rs.335,000/=

MSc student, one news paper article

Effect of micro climate on indoor air quality

Senate Research committee (2009 )

Rs 125,000/=

One publication

Effects of different bond patterns used for brick work on the indoor thermal performance

Senate Research committee (2007 -2008)

Rs 75,000/=

One publication

Flexural strength of different types of earth masonry

Senate Research committee (2008 -2009)

Rs 75,000/=

One publication

Comparison of masonry walls constructed with different bond patterns

Senate Research committee (2006 -2007)

Rs 75,000/=

Three publications

Building planning aspects and indoor environment -jointly with Dr. I. Rajapaksha of Faculty of Architecture

Senate Research committee (2005 -2006)

Rs 20,000/=

Three abstracted papers at Air Mac Seminar

Development of Life cycle cost models for alternative building materials

Senate Research Committee (2004-2005)

Rs 50,000/=

One paper , One monograph

Comparison of Indoor air quality in naturally ventilated and air conditioned offices -jointly with Dr. I. Rajapaksha

Senate Research Committee (2005 -2006)

Rs 50,000/=

Three abstracts in Air Mac Seminar

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Contributions to National Development

    •  Preparation of Green rating system for Government buildings in collaboration with Urban Development Authority (UDA) Sri Lanka

    • Developed Green labelling framework for building materials in collaboration with Construction Industry Development Authority (CIDA)

    • Introduced construction waste as a building material in collaboration with National building Research Organization.

    •Cement stabilized rammed and compressed stabilized earth sustainable materials were introduced after a comprehensive research programme with international collaborations.

    • Carried out detailed research on alternative building materials including compressed straw panels (durra), micro concrete roofing tiles, chipped concrete roofing tiles and precast building systems which resulted in widespread use of such sustainable materials in large projects. The outcome of the research paved the way to obtain the government approvals for such materials.

    • Drafting the Sri Lanka Standards (SLS) for Compressed Stabilized Earth Blocks (CSEB)
    (Parts 1, 2, and 3)

    • Working as a member of the SLS Institute working group for CSEB

    • Member of the standing committee on Engineering and Architecture at National Science Foundation Sri Lanka

    • Member of Post graduate research Standing committee of University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka

    • Technology transfer through various Conferences, Symposia

    • Technology transfer and awareness through media programmes;

                 •  Sri Lanka television News item on 1st June 2012 on the subject air conditioned environment and indoor comfort

                  •  “Nugasewana” A television programme, on Sick Building Syndrome (27th June 2012)

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Research Monographs

1.Collision type factors and road accident cost evaluation

2.Identification of Road accident blackspots

3.Prioritising of accident blackspots

4.Children Traffic Accident Analysis, National Road Safety Secretariat , Sri Lanka , May 2000.

5.Research on Bus Accident Analysis and Counter measures, National Road Safety Secretariat, Sri Lanka , May 2000.

6.Driver behaviour studies, National Road Safety Secretariat, Sri Lanka , January 2000.

7.Alternative Building Material for Sri Lanka, Ph.D. Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, 1999.

8.Accident Cost Analysis for Sri Lanka , National Road Safety Secretariat , Sri Lanka , October 1999

9.Accident analysis -Report 1, Causes of accidents and preventive measures, National Road Safety Secretariat, Sri Lanka , August 1999.

10.Research Report on Pedestrian Behaviour, National Road Safety Secretariat , Sri Lanka , December 1998.

11.Bullers road, Duplication road Intersection-Design of Traffic Signals, National Road Safety Secretariat, Sri Lanka ,November 1998

12.Roundabout Design Techniques for Sri Lanka, M.Eng Thesis, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, 1996

13.Traffic and Parking Management in Moratuwa City Limits, P.G. Diploma Research Project Report, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, 1995.

14.Introduction of Compressed soil blocks to Sri Lanka , Research Report, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa , 1995, submitted to GATE/ GTZ Germany

15.Safety performance functions for unprotected road users

16.Social study along Moratuwa -Egoda Uyana bypass road

17.Identification of Accident Black-spots, 2002, ADB project report

18.Ranking of Accident black-spots, 2003, ADB project report

19.Identification of accident problems with unprotected road users, 2002, ADB project report

20.Safety Performance Functions for Pedestrians and Cyclists, 2003, ADB Project report

21.Road safety issues on freight transport, 2003, School of Civil Engineering , Queensland University of Technology, Australia .

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Public Lectures at Workshops / Seminars

    1. Presentation on Cement Stabilised soil blocks and cost effective house construction at Society of Structural Engineers, Sri Lanka, 2001.

    2. Presentation on Earth Architecture and structural design aspects, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2000.

    3. Presentation of Cost effective housing with Pre-cast slab system and soil blocks, Southern Branch of Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, 1999.

    4. Organized and conducted a workshop to transfer the technology on alternative building materials for the Engineers, Architects and contractors, 1999

    5. Presentation on Prioritizing accident black-spot improvement programme at Centre for Accident Analysis and Road Safety (CAARS-Q), Queensland University of Technology, Australia, June 2003.

    6. Alternative materials at Centre for Housing Planning and Building, Colombo, May 2004.

    7. New materials for building construction at Sri Lanka Advancement of Science, September 2005.

    8. Seminar for Potential House builders, organized by Holcim Lanka Ltd. In Colombo, September 2005.

    9. Launching of Sri Lanka Standards Parts 1 and 2 for the Compressed Stabilised Earth blocks, December 2007.

    10. Conducted a course on Communication skills development for the practicing engineers at Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, May 2011.

    11. Lecture on Indoor Air Quality at the pre-conference workshop at University of Peradeniya Sri Lanka, September 2011.

    12. Keynote speech at South Asian Institute on Technology, Engineering and Management Sri Lanka on Green Building, April 2012.

    13. Public lecture on “Indoor Air Quality and Sick Building Syndrome”, at Green Building Council Sri Lanka, August 2012.

    14. Workshop on effects of indoor air quality at Green Building Council Sri Lanka, September 2012.

    15. Workshop on Benefits of green built environments at Green Building Council Sri Lanka, September 2012.

     

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Short Courses Attended

1. Concrete Bridge Deck Design Utilising Pre-cast Pre-stressed Beams, Conducted by Institution of Structural Engineers, London, June 1991.

2. Structural Design of High-rise Buildings, Conducted by Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, November 1996.

3. Applications of High Performance Concrete for Tall Buildings, Conducted by Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, December 1996.

4. Design of large structures, conducted by Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, December 2005.

5. Seminar on FIDIC contract documents, organized by Association of Consulting Engineers, Sri Lanka, March 2006.

 


Interests

    • Piano Music (Trinity College in pianoforte)
    • Photography
    • Shakespearean drama
    • Traditional dancing
    • Badminton

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