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Dr Upeksha Madanayake

Upeksha Madakanaye profile picture
Undergraduate Director


Room 123

Building location

Chancellor's Building

Areas of interest

  • Competitive advantage in construction industry/ organisations
  • Exploitation of Building Information Modelling, Big Data Analytics and Internet of Things for the competitive advantage of construction
  • Construction organisational studies
  • HE teaching and learning studies

Postgraduate supervision

Jack Woodlock (2023) The impact of financial crisis to construction industry in UK: A case study of 2007-2008 financial crisis


  • CE2QCT-Introduction to Quantification and Computerised Taking Off
  • CE3CQC-Quantification & Costing
  • CEM238-Construction Cost Engineering
  • CE3CPQ-Project QS

Research projects

INTERACT Research Grant: Systematic Reviews on the application and potential benefits of industrial digital technologies (IDTs) in the manufacturing setting. Upeksha Madanayake (PI), Chika Udeaja (Co-I), 2022

CHOBE funded Special Interest Group project for Special Interest Groups (SIGs), CHOBE Executive. Project Title: INVESTIGATING THE PERCEPTIONS OF APPRENTICES ON WORK BASED LEARNING (WBL) MODE (This project is kicking off July 2022). Upeksha Madanayake (PI), Kudirat Ayinla (CO-I), 2022


Dr. Upeksha's research focuses on the exploitation and implementation of BIM, Big Data Analytics and IoT for the competitive advantage in the construction industry. Construction organisational studies, particularly about the culture and structure in construction organisations is another area of her research interest. She has also been involved in several educational research where she explored the effectiveness of work-based learning mode and the health & wellbeing of HE sector. Dr Upeksha’ teaching focuses on Quantity Surveying aspects which include, Quantification, Costing and Cost Engineering.

Academic qualifications

- Higher Education, PGCert and FHEA 2022 (University of Greenwich)

- PhD in Construction and Engineering 2021 (London South Bank University, Built Environment)

- MSc in Construction Project Management 2013 (Liverpool John Moores University)

- BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management 2012 (Liverpool John Moores University)

Professional bodies/affiliations

Fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK, 2022



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