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Dissemination Workshop on 'Long-term Performance of Post-Disaster Housing Reconstruction Projects'


Dissemination Workshop on 'Long-term Performance of Post-Disaster Housing Reconstruction Projects'




29th August 2017




Sponsored / partnership event

Meeting Point:

Movenpick Hotel, 24 Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Booking Details


Gayan Wedawatta


+44 (0) 121 204 5453

This workshop will desseminate findings from a collaborative study between NBRO; Aston University; University of Huddersfield and the CIOB.

The collaboration investigates the long-term performance of post-disaster housing reconstruction projects against key technical and socio-economic criteria. The research was conducted in the context of Sri Lanka where post-disaster  housing is delivered on a regular basis due to the impacts of disaster events such as flooding, landslides, tropical cyclones, coastal erosion etc.

Workshop Agenda

  • 8.30 – 9.00: Registration
  • 9.00 – 9.10: Lighting the Oil Lamp
  • 9.10 – 9.20: Welcome Remarks; by Eng. (Dr.) Asiri Karunawardane, Director General, National Building Research Organisation
  • 9.20 – 9.30 :Address by Chief Guest; Mr. S.S Miyanawala, Secretary to the Ministry of Disaster Management, SL
  • 9.30 - 9.40: Context of 'Long-term Performance' in Post-disaster Projects; Prof Bingunath Ingirige, Global Disaster Resilience Centre, University of Huddersfield, UK
  • 9.40 - 10.00: Longitudinal Study on Long term Performance of Post Tsunami Housing; by Dr. Nishara Fernando, Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Colombo
  • 10.00 - 10.20: Stakeholder view of Post-disaster Resettlement; Mr. Arambepola, Technical Advisor, ADPC
  • 10.20 - 10.35: Tea
  • 10.35 - 10.55: Experience of Landslide Induced Resettlement in Kegalle District; by Mr. Anurudda Vijekumara, Scientist, NBRO
  • 10.55 -11.10: Resettlement of High Risk Communities in Disaster - Prone Districts; Mr Dhanushka Jayathilaka, Scientist, NBRO
  • 11.10 – 11.40: Case Study Findings and Recommendations; Dr. Gayan Wedawatta, University of Aston, UK and Prof. Bingunath Ingirige, University of Huddersfield, UK
  • 11.40 –12.15: Discussion
  • 12.15 – 12.20: Vote of Thanks; by Ms. Eshi Eranga, Scientist, NBRO
  • 12.20: Lunch

If you would like to attend please email Gayan Wedewatta. Pre-booking is essential and places are extremely limited.


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