9th World Construction Symposium from 9-10 July 2021
This annual symposium will provide a special forum for researchers and practitioners in the areas of built environment and construction industry related research worldwide to share their knowledge, experiences and research findings.
Expressing his views on the proposed 9th World Construction Symposium, the President of Ceylon Institute of Builders, Dr. Rohan Karunaratne said: “In the midst of this global pandemic, prioritizing the health and safety of our symposium participants; including the researchers, practitioners, students, partners, sponsors and everyone who work tirelessly to help make WCS a reality each year; is our main concern. Hence, this year’s symposium will take a hybrid form with virtual paper presentations and minimal onsite participants for inauguration and sum-up events. This will allow us to connect with our global WCS community and share our research and experiences while ensuring the health and safety of participants. We are confident that together we can make WCS2021 a successful and rewarding experience as ever for our delegates, speakers and sponsors”.
The Ceylon Institute of Builders is the premier professional body of building and construction professionals established 1961 in Sri Lanka. Its membership comprises Architects, Engineers, Quantity surveyors, Construction companies and Builders etc. The Institute is affiliated to the Chartered Institute of Builders of the UK and the Council of Research and Innovation in Building and Construction in The Netherlands. It has also developed partnerships with the Construction Federation of India and Building and Construction Authority of Singapore. The advancement of green building practices was identified by the CIOB Council as one of the possible avenues of making Sri Lanka a more sustainable place to live in. With the objective of giving an impetus to the industry, the CIOB Council decided to hold the first World Construction Symposium – 2012 jointly with the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and the University of Moratuwa. We need to create greater awareness on Green Buildings amongst all industry stakeholders in Sri Lanka. The CIOB took the initiative of sufficiently educating itself on the concept of Green Buildings, and embark on chartering a course for future work to encourage the construction of green buildings in Sri Lanka”.
Main Sponsor will be Siam City Cement (Lanka) Limited and Event Sponsors will be Nippon Paint Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., S-Lon Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. and Swisstek Aluminium, while Tokyo Cement Group, Taian Lanka Steel Company (Pvt) Ltd., Sanken Construction (Pvt) Ltd., Nawaloka Construction Co. (Pvt) Ltd., AKK Engineers (Pvt) Ltd, Sripalie Contractors (Pvt) Ltd., Sierra Cables PLC, Venora International Projects (Pvt) Ltd., Frigi Engineering Services (Pvt) Ltd. and P.Jayamanna & Sons will join as industry sponsors. Media Sponsor will be Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.
Chairperson of the World Construction Symposium is Prof. Chitra Weddikkara. Prof. Yasangika Sandanayake is the Chairman of the Scientific Committee and Prof. A.K.W. Jayawardena will be the Chief Guest of the Symposium.
Key note Speakers of the WCS 2021 will be Prof. Ioannis Brilakis and Prof.Steve Rowlinson. Prof. Mike Kagioglou, Dr. Priyath Bandu Wickrama, Eng. Nissanka Wijeratne, Prof. Andrew Ross, Mr. A.P Gajendran will serve as the panelists and Ch.Qs. Suranga Jayasena will be moderator.
Dr. Rohan Karunaratne, President, Eng. Saliya Kaluarachchi, Hon. Secretary, Mr. Ruwan de Silva, Vice President, Mr. Jaikish Tudawe, Vice President, Eng. Sagara Gunawardena, Co-Chair, Mr. Kalana Alwis Co-Chair will be participated at the symposium.
Received commendation and well wishes from Hon. Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, also the minister of Urban Development & Housing, and Hon. Ajith Niward Cabraalm Minister of State Minister of Money & Capital Market and State Enterprise Reforms.