Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU)

Recent Submissions

  • Dayaratne, R [Conference-Abstract]
    Annotated Bibliography of M Sc. Dissertations on Housing submitted to the Department of Architecture University of Moratuwa upto 1987.
  • Balasooriya, L [Conference-Abstract]
    This paper outlines a co-operate plan to assist prospective house builders in the low income group, to build their homes with State participation. In this context, State participation does not refer to aided self help ...
  • Sri Nammuni, V [Conference-Abstract]
    If we accept that the only worthwhile building is building that is architecture, the title borrowed from Christopher Alexander (CA) contains within it as astounding amount of wisdom which keeps unra­velling greater depths ...
  • Wedikkara, C [Conference-Abstract]
    In the design and construction of buildings today the building clients demand that greater attention be paid to cost efficiency in design. This need tor financial control and the building to be completed within, a definite ...
  • Balasooriya, S [Conference-Abstract]
    Many professionals are required to make housing a success one of whom is a Landscape Architect. A Landscape Architect is concerned with mans natural environment, the design and construction of out­door spaces and the ...
  • Basnayake, V
    We were walking along a foot path by the side of stream. To our left, were vast stretches of paddy fields, as far as the eye could see—to the right there was a profusion of vegetation comprising various trees such as Jak, ...
  • De Silva, Nimal
    The tradition is the opinion or belief or custom handed down from ancestors to posterity. The tradition is not static, it is the product of the functional demand adopted with the nature and environment, flavoured with ...
  • Sri Nmmuni, V
    In both instances there is understanding and sympathy for the wronged professional. For, although the doctor is in overall charge of the physical well-being of the patient (and the politician, the management of the society) ...
  • Sri Nammuni, V
    This paper is primarily an attempt at formulating a new approach to the analysis of the work of an architect. It may also be viewed as an acknowledgement of the contribution made by a Sri Lankan architect to the profession ...
  • Kurukulasuriya, V
    If one cares to consider impartially cases of dispute arising between two or more parties in the modern world, he may come to the conclusion that, in most cases, each party involved is convinced that he had understood and ...
  • Peiris, KRS [Conference-Abstract]
    It was a little over eight decades ago that the architectural profession was witnessing the beginnings of a major revolution. That was a revolution in Design. It led us from an Architecture of a Handicraft Age to that of ...
  • Rathnayake, U; De Silva, N; Nawarathna, A [Conference-Abstract]
    Generally the work environment in the construction industry is more hazardous than in other industries, mainly due to the potential nature for serious accidents and health hazards by heavy use of large equipment, dangerous ...
  • Satharasinghe, N; Fernando, NG; Sridarran, P [Conference-Abstract]
    The hospitality industry and hotels in particular, have witnessed increasing competition for high service quality and customer satisfaction. Sri Lankan hotel industry faces a range of difficulties due to lack of productivity ...
  • Gunawardhane, KAP; Karunasena, G [Conference-Abstract]
    The procurement process in the field of construction plays a significant role in changing world in both public and private sector. The Public PP (Public Procurement Process) mainly focuses satisfaction of the stakeholders ...
  • Weerasinghe, RPNP; De Silva, N [Conference-Abstract]
    The collaborative supply chain networks in relational contracting modes have gained considerable attentions in recent decades as an essential prerequisite for enhancing business performance. Accordingly, integration of ...
  • Wimaladasa, GJ; De Silva, MCK; Jayasinghe, AB; Munasinghe, JN [Conference-Abstract]
    The enormous complexity built into cities makes them difficult to understand for any purpose. The ever changing land uses in any city is not an exemption, despite its importance for planners to know at some level of ...
  • Abeysinghe, NSD; Senaratne, S [Conference-Abstract]
    The profession of facilities management (FM) is becoming knowledge driven. In this regard, managing facilities managers’ knowledge helps for a better output through the creation of supportive and cost effective physical ...
  • Roshan, AGR; Waidyasekara, KGAS [Conference-Abstract]
    Building a house is a life time venture and a dream of many individuals. However, constructing a house is a complicated process which involves interpreting various ideas and collection of number of people’s effort. In ...
  • Perera, NGR; Liyanapathirana, A [Conference-Abstract]
    This study explores the possibility of urban water body induced city cooling in the Sri Lankan context, with special reference to the Beira Lake, Colombo. The research method utilises the computer simulation tool ENVI-met ...
  • Pathirana, H [Conference-Abstract]
    Adornment is a beautification and embellishment, and an addition to the pleasantness and attractiveness, a decoration that is added to relieve plainness. The human form has been subjected to adornment from the past to the ...

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