Dr Nipuni Sumanarathna

Dr Nipuni Sumanarathna is a Lecturer in quantity surveying at the School of the Built Environment.

Dr Nipuni Sumanarathna standing in front of trees and a building

Dr Nipuni Sumanarathna obtained her BSc degree in quantity surveying from the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka, later joining their Department of Building Economics as a temporary lecturer. Whilst in this position, she would teach quantity surveying and facilities management degree programmes.

In addition, Dr Sumamarathna has also worked as a visiting lectuere at the College of Quantity Surveying within the Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka. 

She later went on to conduct research for her doctorate in construction management at the University of Hong Kong. Before joining London Met, she worked as an assistant lecturer at the Institute of Vocational Education and as a research assistant at the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong.

Nipuni has taught a wide range of subjects, including construction economics, measurement, construction procurement, and green knowledge and practices, in both Sri Lanka and Hong Kong.

Nipuni currently teaches the following modules:

Journal publications:
• Sumanarathna, N., Duodu, B., Memon, S. A, & Rowlinson, S. (2023). Exploring innovation deployment of construction contracting firms through the lens of exploratory–exploitative learning: a Hong Kong case study, Construction Innovation, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.
• Nie, P., Dahanayake, K.C. and Sumanarathna, N. (2023). Exploring UAE's transition towards circular economy through construction and demolition waste management in the pre-construction stage–A case study approach, Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.
• Dahanayake, K. C. & Sumanarathna, N. (2020). IoT-BIM based Digital Transformation in Facilities Management: A Conceptual Model, Journal of Facilities Management. 20(3). 437-451.
• Sumanarathna, N., Duodu, B., & Rowlinson, S. (2020). Social capital, exploratory learning and exploitative learning in project-based firms: The mediating effect of collaborative environment. The Learning Organization, 27(4), 351-364.
• Sumanarathna, D.M.G.A.N.M., & Perera, B.A.K.S. (2016). Suitability of government bid evaluation procedure for building projects in Sri Lanka. CIDA Journal, XIV (December 2016), 01-21. (ISSN: 2012-8509)

Book chapter:
• Memon, S. A., Sumanarathna, N., & Adhikari, A. (2022). Improving Students’ Learning Experience Using Simulated Environments in Applied Degree Education in Architecture, Engineering, and Construction. In Applied Degree Education and the Future of Learning (pp. 235-252). Springer, Singapore.

Conference paper publications:
• Lau, W. K., Sumanarathna, N., Yau, Y., Ho, D. C. W. and Tse, T. C. (2022) Developing machine learning models for building rehabilitation cost prediction. In Proceedings of 45th AUBEA 2022 Conference “Global Challenges in a Disrupted World: Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Approaches in the Built Environment”, 23-25 November 2022, Sydney, Australia.
• Sumanarathna, N., & Rowlinson, S. (2019). Examining construction contractors' innovation through the lens of exploration and exploitation. In Proceedings of 35th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Conference, (pp. 598-607). 2-4 September 2019, Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK.
• Sumanarathna, N., Rowlinson, S., & Abankwa, D. A. (2019). Innovation in construction contractor organisations: Adopting the concept of exploration-exploitation. In Proceedings of CIB World Building Congress- 'Constructing Smart Cities', June 17-21, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
• Abankwa, D. A., Rowlinson, S., Li, R. Y. M., & Sumanarathna, N. (2019). Adapt or Die: Future of construction requires individual adaptability to technological changes. In Proceedings of CIB World Building Congress- 'Constructing Smart Cities', June 17-21, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong.
• Sumanarathna, N., & Rowlinson, S. (2018). Contractors' learning and innovation in collaborative environments: A conceptual framework. In Proceedings of 11th International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) World Congress & the 22nd Annual Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) Conference, November 18-20, Sydney, Australia.
• Sethuruman, V., Perera, B.A.K.S. & Sumanarathna, D.M.G.A.N.M., (2016). Factors influencing procurement adoption in construction: Building vs. infrastructure projects. In Proceedings of the 2nd international MERcon 2016: Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference, (pp 277-282). Moratuwa.
• Sumanarathna, D.M.G.A.N.M. and Perera, B.A.K.S. (2015). Suitability of government bid evaluation procedure for building projects in Sri Lanka. In Proceedings of the 4th World Construction Symposium, 12-14 June 2015. Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa.

Dr Nipuni Sumanarathna 
Lecturer in Quantity Surveying
School of the Built Environment