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Dr Nilupa Udawatta

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer, Construction Management

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Arch & Built Enviro

Campus

Geelong Waterfront Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of South Australia, 2016
Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying, University of Moratuwa, 2010

Contact

Biography

Nilupa is working at Deakin University since November 2015 and prior to this she worked as a Research Assistant at the School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia where she also undertook her PhD studies. Her PhD research was associated with ‘Reconsidering sustainable building and design: A cultural change approach’ project, which was funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project scheme. Before starting her PhD, she worked as a lecturer at the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Her research interests include waste management, circular economy, construction culture and conflict management.

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Research interests

  • Waste Management
  • Cicular Economy
  • Construction Culture
  • Conflict Management

Teaching interests

Building Measurement, Construction Procurement, Contract Administration and Cost Planning

Knowledge areas

  • Quantity Surveying
  • Waste Management
  • Construction Culture
  • Conflict Management

Awards

  • International Postgraduate Research Scholarships (IPRS)   Feb 2012 - Aug 2015
  • Gold Medal for the Quantity Surveying Graduand who has obtained the highest Overall Grade Point Average of 3.7 or above at the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying Examinations for the Academic Year 2010
  • Professor HPS Caldera Memorial Award for the Graduand who has obtained the highest marks for the Dissertation of over 70% at the final year Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Quantity Surveying Examination for the academic year 2008/2009

Publications

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2024

Towards the Circular Economy: Improving Construction and Demolition Waste Management Through Stakeholder Engagement

Yuchen She, Nilupa Udawatta, Olubukola Tokede, Chunlu Liu

(2024), pp. 275-285, Circular Economy for Buildings and Infrastructure, Berlin, Germany, B1

book chapter

Liquid waste management in the construction sector: a systematic literature review

G Karunasena, A Gajanayake, W Wijeratne, N Milne, N Udawatta, S Perera, A Crimston, P Aliviano

(2024), Vol. 24, pp. 86-96, The International Journal of Construction Management, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Barriers to Adopting Digital Technologies to Implement Circular Economy Practices in the Construction Industry: A Systematic Literature Review

Sivanuja Thirumal, Nilupa Udawatta, Gayani Karunasena, Riyadh Al-Ameri

(2024), Vol. 16, Sustainability, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article
2023

SWOT analysis of promoting recycled aggregate concrete

Abid Hasan, Nilupa Udawatta

(2023), pp. 381-396, Multi-Functional Concrete with Recycled Aggregates, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, B1

book chapter

Reviewing the contribution of retrofitting for climate resilience in residential buildings

N Hulathdoowage, G Karunasena, N Udawatta, C Liu

(2023), International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, C1

journal article
2022

SWOT analysis of promoting recycled aggregate concrete

Abid Hasan, Nilupa Udawatta

(2022), pp. 381-396, Multi-functional Concrete with Recycled Aggregates, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, B1

book chapter

Structural Performance Assessment of Innovative Hollow Cellular Panels for Modular Flooring System

Keerthana John, Sherin Rahman, Bidur Kafle, Matthias Weiss, Klaus Hansen, Mohamed Elchalakani, Nilupa Udawatta, M Hosseini, Riyadh Al-Ameri

(2022), Vol. 12, pp. 1-16, Buildings, Basel, Switzerland, C1

journal article

Wastewater management in the construction sector: a systemic analysis of current practice in Victoria, Australia

Gayani Karunasena, Akvan Gajanayake, Nilupa Udawatta

(2022), pp. 1-10, The International Journal of Construction Management, London, Eng., C1

journal article
2021

Are We Handling Trade Wastewater Discharge Effectively During Building Construction in Australia?

Gayani Karunasena, D Udawatta, Andrew Crimston, Shanika Gamage, Akvan Gajanayake

(2021), pp. 296-304, AUBEA 2021 : Construction Education: Live the Future : Proceedings of the 44th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference 2021, Virtual conference, E1

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Causes of Accidents Confronted by Foreign Workers in the Malaysian Construction Industry

Rafidah Ismail, Gayani Karunasena, Dona Udawatta

(2021), pp. 215-225, AUBEA 2021 : Construction Education: Live the Future : Proceedings of the 44th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference 2021, Virtual conference, E1

conference

A framework to overcome deskilling in the construction industry by improving existing training systems in Australia

Chalini Kendaragama, Dona Udawatta

(2021), pp. 305-315, AUBEA 2021: Construction education - Live the future : Proceedings of the 44th Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference, Virtual, E1

conference
2020

From green buildings to living buildings? Rating schemes and waste management practices in Australian educational buildings

N Udawatta, J Zuo, K Chiveralls, G Zillante

(2020), Vol. 28, pp. 1278-1294, Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, C1

journal article

Research trends in construction and demolition waste management in Australia

Y She, N Udawatta, O Tokede

(2020), pp. 915-924, ANZAScA 2020 : Proceedings of the 54th International Conference of Architectural Science Association, Online from Auckland, New Zealand, E1

conference
2019

Characterising "Green Building" as a topic in Twitter

S Palmer, N Udawatta

(2019), Vol. 19, pp. 513-530, Construction Innovation, C1

journal article

Optimizing the concession period of PPP projects for fair allocation of financial risk

H Jin, S Liu, Chunlu Liu, N Udawatta

(2019), Vol. 26, pp. 2347-2363, Engineering, construction and architectural management, Bingley, Eng., C1

journal article

Negotiating concession period for highway public-private partnerships with imperfect information

H Jin, Shijiing Liu, Nilupa Udawatta, Chunlu Liu

(2019), pp. 414-422, International Conference on Transportation and Development 2019: Smarter and Safer Mobility and Cities, Alexandria, Virginia, E1

conference
2018

Retrofitting heritage office buildings in the UK: a case study

O Tokede, N Udawatta, M Luther

(2018), Vol. 8, pp. 39-50, Built Environment Project and Asset Management, C1

journal article

Major factors impeding the implementation of waste management in Australian construction projects

N Udawatta, J Zuo, K Chiveralls, H Yuan, G Zillante, A Elmualim

(2018), Vol. 13, pp. 101-121, Journal of Green Building, C1

journal article

Adaptive reuse of inner-city buildings: methods for minimising waste and stimulating the economy

D Udawatta, G Zillante, A Elmualim, R Rameezdeen, J Zuo

(2018), pp. 141-152, CRIOCM 2016 : Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Hong Kong, China, E1

conference

Deficiencies in health and safety (H&S) training and education courses provided for foreign workers in the Malaysian construction industry: a desk study

Rafidah Ismail, Roshani Palliyaguru, Gayani Karunasena, Dona Udawatta, Norfaridatul Othman

(2018), pp. 35-40, Proceedings of the 3rd Research Symposium: Emerging Technologies for Industrial Sustenance, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka, E1

conference
2017

A framework for successful implementation of green supply chain management (GSCM) in construction organisations

A Wyawahare, D Udawatta

(2017), pp. 613-622, AUBEA 2017 : Transforming built environment education and practice: leveraging industry partnerships : Proceedings of the 41st Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1

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A framework for property developers to survive in a recession

D Udawatta, Z Parambath

(2017), pp. 623-632, AUBEA 2017 : Transforming built environment education and practice: leveraging industry partnerships : Proceedings of the 41st Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference, Melbourne, Vic., E1

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2015

Improving waste management in construction projects: an Australian study

D Udawatta, J Zuo,, K Chiveralls,, G Zillante

(2015), Vol. 101, pp. 73-83, Resources, conservation and recycling, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Attitudinal and behavioural approaches to improving waste management on construction projects in Australia: Benefits and limitations

N Udawatta, J Zuo, K Chiveralls, G Zillante

(2015), Vol. 15, pp. 137-147, International journal of construction management, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article
2014

Investigating current construction waste management practices in South Australia: a preliminary study

D Udawatta, J Zuo, K Chiveralls, G Zillante

(2014), pp. 316-329, CIOB 2014: Proceedings of the 3rd World Construction Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka, E1-1

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2013

Managing intragroup conflicts in construction project teams : case studies in Sri Lanka

S Senaratne, Udawatta

(2013), Vol. 9, pp. 158-175, Architectural engineering and design management, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

'Integrating the dancers with the dance': acknowledging the notion of construction project culture - a literature review

D Udawatta, J Zuo, K Chiveralls, G Zillante

(2013), pp. 1-11, AUBEA 2013: Proceedings of the 38th Australian Universities Building Educators Association Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, E1-1

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Intragroup conflicts in the pre contract stage of construction projects

S Senaratne, D Udawatta, D Gunasekara

(2013), pp. 1-10, AUBEA 2013: Proceedings of the 38th Australasian Universities Building Education Association International Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, E1-1

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2012

Fatalities and non-fatalities in construction accidents

D Udawatta, R Rameezdeen

(2012), pp. 314-327, AUBEA 2012: Proceedings of the 37th AUBEA International Conference, Sydney, New South Wales, E1-1

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2011

Construction industry culture: comparison with other industries

J Mallikarathna, R Rameezdeen, D Udawatta

(2011), pp. 217-230, PAQS 2011: Cost Management in a World Emerging from Adversity : Proceedings of the 15th Pacific Association for Quantity Surveyors Congress, Colombo, Sri Lanka, E1-1

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Level of customer satisfaction on quality achievement in new residential buildings in New Zealand - an exploratory study

F Rotimi, J Tookey, J Rotimi, D Udawatta

(2011), pp. 297-305, PAQS 2011: Cost Management in a World Emerging from Adversity : Proceedings of the 15th Pacific Association for Quantity Surveyors Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, E1-1

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A Framework for Property Developers to Survive in a Recession

Zunoon Parambath, Nilupa Udawatta

(), EPiC Series in Education Science, E1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Executive Supervisor
2024

Yuchen She

Thesis entitled: The Circular Economy in Construction and Demolition Waste Management: A Stakeholder Engagement Framework

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture and Built Environment), School of Architecture and Built Environment

Associate Supervisor
2024

Lingfeng Liang

Thesis entitled: Embodied Energy-based Sectoral Analysis of the Australian Economy

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture and Built Environment), School of Architecture and Built Environment

2022

Qun Gao

Thesis entitled: Carbon Dioxide Emissions of Construction Industries from a Consumption-based Perspective

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture and Built Environment), School of Architecture and Built Environment

2021

Rafidah Binti Ismail

Thesis entitled: Health and Safety Training and Learning Framework for Foreign Workers in Malaysian Construction Industry

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture and Built Environment), School of Architecture and Built Environment

2020

Hongyu Jin

Thesis entitled: Determination of critical concession parameters in public-private partnership contracts

Doctor of Philosophy (Architecture and Built Environment), School of Architecture and Built Environment