Dr Nilupa Udawatta

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer in Construction Management

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Archit. & Built Env.

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 a Lecturer in Construction Management 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, construction culture, conflict management and adaptive reuse of buildings.

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Research interests

Waste Management, Construction Culture, Conflict Management and Adaptive Reuse of Buildings

Teaching interests

Building Measurement, Construction Procurement, Contract Administration and Building Project Evaluation

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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2019

Characterising "green building" as a topic in Twitter

Stuart Palmer, Dona Udawatta

(2019), Vol. 19, pp. 513-530, Construction innovation, Bingley, Eng., C1

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

H Jin, S Liu, C Liu, N Udawatta

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

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

H Jin, S Liu, N Udawatta, C Liu

(2019), pp. 414-422, International Conference on Transportation and Development 2019: Smarter and Safer Mobility and Cities - Selected Papers from the International Conference on Transportation and Development 2019, Alexandria, VA, USA, E1

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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, Bingley, Eng., C1

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

D Udawatta, Jian Zuo, Keri Chiveralls, Hongping Yuan, George Zillante, Abbas Elmualim

(2018), Vol. 13, pp. 101-121, Journal of green building, Glen Allen, Va., C1

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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'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 14th 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 14th Pacific Association for Quantity Surveyors Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, E1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

Associate Supervisor
2020

Hongyu Jin

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

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