Researcher Profile Shiyamini Ratnasabapathy

Shiyamini Ratnasabapathy
Doctoral Research Candidate

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

Research Topics

Developing a Performance Benchmarking and a Blockchain Based Waste Management Platform for Construction Projects

Biography

Shiyamini, a doctoral researcher at c4SMC is much interested and capable in a career in teaching and research in tertiary educational institutions. Her educational qualification and professional experience have been focused on developing a career path as an academic. She graduated with a Bachelor Honours Degree in Quantity Surveying from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka where she also has successfully undertaken her MPhil studies. Before starting her PhD, she has been serving as a Causal Academic at the Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales and Lecturer at the University of Moratuwa.

Education

  • BSc (Honours) in Quantity Surveying, University of Moratuwa
  • MPhil, University of Moratuwa

Honours / Awards / Grants

  • Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Professional Affiliations

  • Probationer member of Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS)
  • Graduate member of Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Sri Lanka (IQSSL)
  • Affiliate Member of American Society of Civil Engineers (ACSE)
  • Member of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)

Research Interests

  • Construction Procurement
  • Performance Management
  • Waste Management
  • Blockchain

Research and Publications

Journal Publications

  • Shiyamini, R.and Rameezdeen, R., 2007, “A Decision Support System for the Selection of Best Procurement System in Construction”, Journal of Built Environment, 7 (2), 43-53.
  • Rameezdeen, R. and Shiyamini, R., 2007, “The relationship between accident vulnerability and attitude of workers, CIQ Special issue: Health and Safety, 9(3).
  • Shiyamini, R and Rameezdeen, R, 2008, Selection of Best Procurement System in Construction: A Multiple Decisive Factor Model, Construction Research Journal, 7(3).
  • Shiyamini, R and Jananthan, R., 2006, “Comparative Study of Energy Assessment from Apparel Industries: The Context of Sri Lanka”, Journal of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Sri Lanka Network, 7 (2), 12-15.

Conference Publications

  • Ratnasabapathy, S., Rameezdeen, R. and Lebbe, N.A., 2008, “Exploratory study of environmental factors influencing the procurement selection in construction”, International Conference on Building Education and Research (BEAR-2008), Sri Lanka.
  • Shiyamini, R., Rameezdeen, R. and Amaratunga, D., 2007, Selection of suitable procurement system in Construction: A Multiple decisive factor model, 7thInternational Postgraduate Research Conference of the Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment, The University of Salford, UK.
  • Shiyamini, R. and Rameezdeen, R., 2007, Influence of clients’ requirements on procurement selection in construction industry, International Conference on Business Management, Sri Lanka.
  • Shiyamini, R. and Bandara W.M.L.R. 2007, Study of Leadership Behaviours in Construction Industry: The Sri Lankan context, First research symposium of Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU), Sri Lanka.
  • Shiyamini, R and Rameezdeen, R and Gamage, I. 2006,Macro Level Factors Affecting the Construction Procurement Selection: A Multi Criteria Model, International Conference on Construction Culture, Innovation and Management, Dubai, Pp 581-591.
  • Shiyamini, R and Rameezdeen, R, 2006, Design-Bid-Build Vs Design – Build Projects: Performance Assessment of Commercial Projects in Sri Lanka, The 2006 CIB W92 Conference: Symposium on "Sustainability and value through construction procurement", UK.
  • Shiyamini, R and Rameezdeen, R, 2006, Multiple Decisive Factor Model for Construction Procurement System Selection, COBRA 2006, UK.
  • Jananthan, R., Shiyamini, R. and Ameer, S., 2006, Comparative Study of Energy Assessment from Apparel Industries: The Context of Sri Lanka, First International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS 2006), Sri Lanka.
  • Shiyamini, R., 2006, “Managing Organizational Knowledge: Barriers to Effective Knowledge Production in Contracting Organizations” International Conference on Business Management, The University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka.
  • Shiyamini, R and Rameezdeen, R., 2006, “Workers’ Attitude Towards Safety in Construction: The Aspect of Accident Vulnerability”, International Conference on Building Education and Research (BEAR-2006), Hong Kong.
  • Shiyamini, R., Rameezdeen, R., and Amaratunga, D., 2005, “Macro Analysis of Construction Procurement Trend in Sri Lanka”, 5th International Postgraduate Research Conference of the Research Institute for the Built and Human Environment, The University of Salford, UK.
  • Shiyamini, R and Amaratunga, D., 2005, “Exploratory Study of the Knowledge Sources and Production in Construction Domain: The Sri Lankan Context”, 2nd International Salford Centre for Research and Innovation (SCRI) Symposium, The University of Salford, UK.
  • Shiyamini, R., andRameezdeen, R., 2006, “Ethnic Culture in Sri Lankan Construction Industry”, 62nd Annual Scientific Session of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), Sri Lanka.
  • Shiyamini, R., 2006, “Women’s Under Representation and Career Development in Construction: Barriers to Recruitment and Retention”, Tenth National Convention on Women’s Studies, Sri Lanka.
  • Shiyamini, R and Rameezdeen, R., 2006, “Traditional Vs Alternative Procurement Systems: Are We Ready to Face Challenges?”, Symposium on “Customizing the QS to Face Challenges in Year 2020”, The University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
  • Shiyamini, R and Jananthan, R., 2005, “Comparative Study of Energy Assessment from Apparel Industries: The Context of Sri Lanka”, 12th Annual Technical Session of the Institute of Electrical Engineers Sri Lanka (IEESL), Sri Lanka.
  • Shiyamini, R and Jananthan, R., 2005, “Analysis of Electricity Consumption Pattern in Sri Lankan Apparel Industries: The Context of Sri Lanka”, 61st Annual Scientific Session of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), Sri Lanka.
  • Shiyamini, R. and Perera, S., 2004, “Knowledge and its Production in Construction Domain: The Sri Lankan Context”, 60th Annual Scientific Session of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), Sri Lanka.

Dissertation and Articles

  • Shiyamini, R., 2006, “Knowledge Management: An Emerging Practice to Quantity Surveyors”, Quantity Surveyor 2006, Vol. 4, Sri Lanka.
  • Shiyamini, R., 2005, “Ethical Behavior of a Quantity Surveyor”, Annual General Meeting Magazine of Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (IQSSL), Sri Lanka.
  • Shiyamini, R., 2003, “Study on Knowledge Sources, Production and Capabilities in the Sri Lankan Construction Industry”, Unpublished B.Sc. (Quantity Surveying) final year Dissertation, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa.

Teaching

  • Casual Academic (2018) for Estimating 1 (Spring) at Parramatta South Campus, SCEM, WSU.
  • Casual Academic (2014-2018) for Construction & Property Economics (Semester 2) and Building Measurement (Semester 1) at Faculty of Built Environment, UNSW.

Contact

Email:

S.Ratnasabapathy@westernsydney.edu.au

Phone:

(02) 47360436  Ext 2583

Location:

c4SMC, Room Y.3.09  Penrith (Kingswood)