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  • Senaratne, S; Pasqual, YS [Article-Abstract]
    The role of undergraduate education in any country is widening gradually in new directions. A variety of external parties are increasingly keen on quality undergraduate education and construction education is no exception. ...
  • Amaratunga, D; Senaratne, S [Article-Abstract]
    Integrating research-based knowledge with teaching has become an important area that needs prompt attention with the growing emphasis on student learning activities, quality assurance procedures, and research funding ...
  • Senaratne, S; Hapuarachchi, A [Article-Abstract]
    The construction industry can benefit from teamworking because construction products are delivered by a collection of diverse professionals. The importance of teams and their development in construction is an issue of ...
  • Senaratne, S; Jeevanthi, BHC [Article-Abstract]
    Construction industry delivers its products through project-based settings. Thus, project knowledge is central in construction context, which needs to be disseminated within organisations in order to improve organisation ...
  • Senaratne, S; Kuruwita, S [Article-Abstract]
    Organisations frequently need to introduce changes in anticipation of future problems. Though a change process may be vital there often will be resistance to change processes from the individuals and organisations. Even ...
  • Senarathna, S; Malewana, C [Article-Abstract]
    Three levels or processes of learning are identified in project teams: individual learning, team learning and organizational learning. This article aims to explore the existing learning processes of construction project ...
  • Senarathna, S; Gunawardena, SBR [Article-Abstract]
    As knowledge-intensive organisations, consultant organisations in the construction industry need to manage knowledge effectively to enhance both organisational performance and customer value. This research explores how ...
  • Dias, WPS [Article-Abstract]
    This paper describes a comprehensive programme of testing for strength, durability (sorptivity, carbonation, drying shrinkage, sulphate attack and chloride ingress) and fresh-state properties (slump, slump loss, setting ...
  • Dias, WPS; Subrahmanian, E; Monarch, IA [Article-Abstract]
    We identify four orthogonal dimensions along which information in engineering design organizations can be ordered, namely (i) the principle of ordering (top down vs. bottom up), (ii) the structure ...
  • Blockley, David; Dias, WPS [Article-Abstract]
    How can human beings learn to live well together? Two of the biggest challenges threatening human well-being and flourishing are climate change and global terrorism. Has engineering systems thinking anything to offer such ...
  • Dias, WPS; Dissanayake, Ranjith; Chandratilake, Ravihansa [Article-Abstract]
    Around 300 000 people were killed by the tsunami that followed the Sumatra–Andaman earthquake on Boxing Day 2004, making it one of the worst disasters in modern history. Up to 40 000 died in Sri Lanka alone, where around ...
  • Dias, WPS [Article-Abstract]
    Toughness is arguably a better metaphor than resilience to describe the characteristics of wider systems for which the term ‘resilience’ is currently employed. This argument is presented by describing the various features ...
  • Matzenberger, Julian; Hargreaves, Nigel; Raha, Debadayita; Dias, WPS
    The purpose of this paper is to outline different notions of the term resilience used in scientific disciplines and consequently explore how the concept can be applied to energy systems. The concept of resilience has ...
  • Dias, WPS
    The influence of mix constituents (including corresponding concrete grade), retarding and air entraining admixtures and PFA additives, and the effect of environmental factors on plastic shrinkage cracking of mortar specimens ...
  • Dias, WPS [Article-Abstract]
    The experimental programme described in this paper indicated that concrete grade and specimen preconditioning were the major factors influencing sorptivity, whereas specimen size and coating had relatively little effect. ...
  • Dias, WPS [Article-Abstract]
    The service life of a building depends mainly on its chief structural materials and the environment it is placed in. This paper collates the evidence from condition surveys conducted on some buildings with ages of up to ...
  • Dias, WPS; Dewapriya, MAN; Edirisooriya, EACK; Jayathunga, CG [Article-Abstract]
    Retarders are used to delay the setting time of concrete. Retarder overdosing is not an uncommon problem, but its effects are not well understood. In this study, laboratory tests were conducted to determine the effect of ...
  • Dias, WPS; Subrahmanian, E; Monarch, IA [Article-Abstract]
    Design practice and artifacts in engineering design organizations can be ordered along four orthogonal dimensions, namely (i) the principle of ordering (top down vs bottom up), (ii) the structure of ordering (aggregation ...
  • Kulasuriya, Chandana; Vimonsatit, Vanissorn; Dias, WPS [Article-Abstract]
    This paper presents the search of an approach to assess 'integral sustainability'of a new cement called 'Alkali Pozzolan Cement'(APC). It can also be considered as an investigation into the possibility of employing fundamental ...
  • Kulasuriya, Chandana; Vimonsatit, Vanissorn; De Silva, P; Dias, WPS [Article-Abstract]
    This paper describes the development of an environmentally friendly Alkali Pozzolan Cement (APC), a non-hazardous dry cement powder that incorporates a large percentage of fly ash but needs only ambient temperature curing ...

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