Researcher Profile Navodana Rodrigo

Navodana Rodrigo
Doctoral Research Candidate

Centre for Smart Modern Construction
School of Computing, Engineering & Mathematics

Research Topic

Methodology for Estimating Embodied Carbon through a Distributed Ledger Platform for Construction Supply Chains

Biography

Navodana is a PhD candidate of the Centre for Smart Modern Construction (c4SMC) at Western Sydney University since March, 2018. In 2016, she obtained a BSc first class honours degree in Quantity Surveying from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. After graduation she rendered her service to University of Moratuwa as a Lecturer prior to commencement of the PhD. She was elected as the Assistant Secretary of the Quantity Surveying Alumni Association of University of Moratuwa for the year 2017.

Education

  • BSc (Honours) in Quantity Surveying (First Class) - University of Moratuwa

Honours / Awards / Grants

  • Research Training Program Scholarship (International)

Professional Affiliations

  • Graduate member of IQSSL (2016)

Research Interests

  • Carbon emissions
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Sustainability

Research and Publications

Journal Publications

  • Amarasekara, W.D.L, Perera, B.A.K.S & Rodrigo, M.N.N (2018), Impact of Differing Site Conditions on Construction Projects, ASCE's Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 10(3), 1-10. doi: 10.1061/(ASCE)LA.1943-4170.0000257
  • Rodrigo, M.N.N., Kosala, Y., Perera B.A.K.S. & Dalugoda, C. (2018), Mitigation of Hospital Acquired Infections in Developing Countries through the Provision of a Better IAQ, ENGINEER Journal, 51(1), 39-48.
  • Chamikara, P.B.S., Perera, B.A.K.S., & Rodrigo, M.N.N. (2018). Competencies required of Quantity Surveyors engaged in Sustainable Construction. International Journal of Construction Management. doi: 10.1080/15623599.2018.1484848
  • Rodrigo, M.N.N., & Perera, B.A.K.S. (2017). Criteria for selecting Nominated Subcontractors in Commercial Building Constriction. Built Environment Journal, 14(1), 39-47. UiTM Press, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia, ISSN: 1675-5022.
  • Rodrigo, M.N.N., & Perera, B.A.K.S. (2017). Management of Nominated Subcontractors in the Construction of Commercial Buildings in Sri Lanka. Bhumi, The Planning Research Journal, 5(2), 21–40. doi: http://doi.org/10.4038/bhumi.v5i2.29

Conference Publications

  • Rodrigo M.N.N., Perera, S., Senaratne, S., & Jin, X. (2018).  Blockchain for Construction Supply Chains: A Literature Synthesis. In ICEC PAQS Conference 2018. Sydney, Australia: International Cost Engineering Council and Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors. (Manuscript accepted for publication)
  • Brown, L., Perera, S., & Rodrigo, M.N.N. (2018). Brownfield Redevelopment: A Dual Currency Analysis of Soil Stabilisation Methods. In Proceedings of 7th World Construction Symposium -Built Asset Sustainability: Rethinking Design, Construction and Operations. (pp. 116-125). Colombo, Sri Lanka: Ceylon Institute of Builders.
  • Fernando, W.N.L., Perera, B.A.K.S. & Rodrigo, M.N.N. (2017). Introduction of a Systematic Process for Building Control in Sri Lanka. In Proceedings of 6th World Construction Symposium - What’s New and What’s Next in the Built Environment Sustainable Agenda? (pp.254-262). Colombo, Sri Lanka: Ceylon Institute of Builders. Retrieved from https://2017.ciobwcs.com/downloads/2017_CIOBWCS_Proceedings _Book.pdf
  • De Silva, G.D.R., Perera, B.A.K.S. & Rodrigo, M.N.N. (2017). Embracing Adaptive Reuse of Buildings: The Case of Sri Lanka. In Proceedings of 6th World Construction Symposium - What’s New and What’s Next in the Built Environment Sustainable Agenda? (pp.178-187). Colombo, Sri Lanka: Ceylon Institute of Builders. Retrieved from https://2017.ciobwcs.com/downloads/2017_CIOBWCS_Proceedings_Book.pdf
  • Wickramasooriya, K.J., Perera, B.A.K.S., & Rodrigo, M.N.N. (2017). Establishing a Framework for the Earned Value Management Approach in Large Scale Building Projects. In Proceedings of the 10th FARU International Research Conference 2017 – “Design that cares”. (pp.135-147). Colombo, Sri Lanka: Faculty of Architecture Research Unit.
  • Rodrigo, M.N.N. & Perera, B.A.K.S. (2016). Selection of nominated subcontractors in commercial building construction in Sri Lanka. In Proceedings of 2nd International MERcon 2016: Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference, (pp 210-215). Moratuwa: Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. doi: 10.1109/MERCon.2016.7480141 (Presented at the conference and published in IEEE Xplore Digital Library)
  • Anuruddhika, M.M.C., Perera, B.A.K.S. & Rodrigo, M.N.N. (2016). Management of Delays in Design and Build Projects undertaken in Sri Lanka. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction, (pp.191-198). Kandy: Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka: IIIRR (Presented at the conference)
  • Gunasekara, R.G.D.H., Perera, B.A.K.S. & Rodrigo, M.N.N. (2016). Criteria to determine the project duration of road rehabilitation projects in Sri Lanka. In Proceedings of the 9th FARU International Research Symposium 2016 - “Building the Future – Sustainable and resilient built environments, (pp.341-353). Colombo, Sri Lanka: Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (Presented at the conference)

Other Publications

  • Dabarera, G.K.M. & Rodrigo, M.N.N. (2018, January). Public Private Partnership - Is it suitable for Sri Lanka? Focus - Quarterly E-Journal of Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka, 6(2), 19-20. Retrieved from http://www.iqssl.lk/resources/focus.html
  • Ranasinghe, N., Perera, B.A.K.S. & Rodrigo, M.N.N. (2018). Outsourcing Quantity Surveying Services in Construction Projects in Sri Lanka: Client/Consultant’s Perspective. In Proceedings of Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka annual technical sessions 2018- “Next Generation Technology for Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering Documentation”, 47-52. Colombo, Sri Lanka: Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka.
  • Rodrigo, G.A., Perera, B.A.K.S. & Rodrigo, M.N.N. (2017). Thermal Comfort in Air Conditioned Office Environments in Colombo, Sri Lanka. In ERU Symposium 2017 co-hosted with MERCon 2017, (pp 82). Moratuwa: Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.- Abstract only
  • Rodrigo, M.N.N. & Perera, B.A.K.S. (2017, July). Subcontracting Practices in Different Countries. Construction Today, 1, 58-59. - Magazine Article

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer (Full Time) at University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (2016-2018)
  • Lecturer (Part Time) at Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (2016-2018)
  • Quantity Surveyor (Part Time) at VFORM Consultants (Pvt) Ltd (2016-2018)
  • Casual Academic at Western Sydney University, Australia (2018-Present)

Contact

Email:

n.rodrigo@westernsydney.edu.au

Phone:

(02) 47360436  Ext 2053

Location:

c4SMC, Room Y.3.14  Penrith (Kingswood)

Google Scholar:

M.N. Navodana Rodrigo

ORCiD:

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0896-1239

ResearchGate:

M.N.N. Rodrigo