The 6th World Construction Symposium

30 June – 2 July 2017

What’s New and What’s Next in the Built- Environment Sustainability Agenda?

The Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) and Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka are jointly organizing the 6th World Construction Symposium from 30th June- 02nd July 2017. The Symposium will provide a special forum for researchers and practitioners in the area of sustainable construction worldwide to share their knowledge, experience and research findings. Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, Centre for Innovation in Construction and Infrastructure Development (CICID), The University of Hong Kong, Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), Northumbria University, UK, Robert Gordon University, UK, Western Sydney University, Australia, CIB-W122: Public Private Partnerships and Colombo School of Construction Technology, Sri Lanka (CSCT) are the Associate Partners of the Symposium. Built Environment Project and Asset Management (BEPAM), a journal published by Emerald Group Publishing, has arranged for the following two awards:


  • BEPAM Best Paper award – with a certificate and a prize of 12 months online subscription for the author(s)
  • Two (02) BEPAM Highly Commended Paper awards – with a certificate for the author(s) of each Highly Commended Paper

Papers within BEPAM scope and coverage will be shortlisted by the Conference Panel and the final selection will be by BEPAM Editorial representative(s). Authors of any shortlisted conference papers, may be invited to develop their papers e.g. based on any other findings, and submit such rewritten papers for possible publication in a regular issue of the BEPAM journal, subject to the usual full double blind peer review process. For further information on the journal, please see


  • Affordable Sustainability
  • Building Information Modelling and Information Management
  • Cost Management
  • Disaster Management
  • Education of Sustainable Construction
  • Energy Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Economics and Management
  • Green Buildings
  • Green Rating and Certification
  • Innovative Green Technologies
  • Legal Aspects Relating Sustainable Construction
  • Linking Design & Construction to Operation & Maintenance
  • PPPs for a Sustainable Built Environment
  • Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Green Innovation
  • Process Improvement
  • Procuring Sustainable Built Infrastructure
  • Resilience Buildings
  • Risk Management in Construction
  • Socio-Economic Sustainability
  • Sustainable Construction Practices
  • Sustainable Facilities
  • Sustainable Materials/Green Building Materials
  • Sustainable Procurement Strategies
  • Sustainable Urbanisation
  • Waste Management

Key Note Speakers

Keynote 01: Public Private Partnership for Health & Long-Term Care of Older People: Ageing-in-Place


Professor Akintola Akintoye

Professor Akintoye is Dean of School of Built Environment and Engineering at Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom. He was previously Director of Research and Innovation of Faculty of Science and Technology and Dean of Grenfell-Baines School of Architecture, Construction and Environment at the University of Central Lancashire, United Kingdom. He holds the Chair of Construction Economics and Management. He was Visiting Professor to the Department of Civil Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and the Department of Building and Real Estate, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and a Distinguished Scholar of the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is Fellow of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Chartered Institute of Building and Past Chair of the Association of Researchers in Construction Management. In addition, he is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction. Professor Akintoye is Co-Coordinator of the World CIB Working Commission (W122) into Public Private Partnership.

He has gained international recognition for his scholarly work in the area of construction risk management and procurement, construction estimating and modelling, construction economics, and construction inventory management. He has over 150 academic publications and outputs and has been invited as keynote speaker to conferences in USA, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.

Professor Akintoye has continued to work very closely with industry in the UK and have established a robust international network of experts in many countries. He has served in various consultancy teams which have advised government institutions and private organisations on PPPs and PFIs across Europe and Asia. He has edited four published books in Construction Innovation and Process Improvement and Public Private Partnerships.

Keynote 02: The Carbon Imperative in the Built Environment Sustainability Agenda


Professor Srinath Perera

Professor Srinath Perera holds a personal chair in Built Environment and Construction Management at the School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia. He is a coordinator of the CIB TG83 Task Group, e-Business in Construction. He has been admitted as a Fellow of the prestigious Royal Society of New South Wales and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB). He is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and a Project Manager with membership of both the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), and Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS). He has worked as a consultant quantity surveyor, project manager and as an academic in Sri Lanka, Ireland, UK and Australia.

He has extensive experience in doctoral student supervisions and examinations. He has over 150 peer reviewed publications and is co-author of the popular textbook Cost Studies of Buildings 6th edition, published by Routledge.

He has successfully supervised and examined several doctoral and higher degree candidates around the globe. He has extensive experience as external examiner for several undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in many universities. He has also served in several course accreditation and validation panels for various universities and professional bodies both within UK and internationally.

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