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Keynotes 

  1. “Innovative Technological Advancements to Improve Construction Productivity” International Conference of Structural Engineering, Construction and Management, Organized by the University of Melbourne, University of Peradeniya and University of Moratuwa, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Dec. 15, 2011 (Keynote)
  2. “Construction Productivity Improvement by Productivity Loss Prevention (PLP) Planning and Activity Based Implementation Techniques” Cold Climate Construction Conference, Edmonton, AB, May 16, 2011 (Opening Keynote)
  3. “Green Productivity towards Sustainability” International Conference on “Sustainable Build Environments – The state of the art”, sponsored by Sustainable Infrastructure Engineering Group, Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne and University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, Dec. 13, 2010 (Keynote) 
  4. “Value of Research to Improve Performance of Construction Projects” National Construction Association of Sri Lanka – Major Specialists Construction Branch, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Aug. 2, 2009 (Keynote)
  5. “Time is Money: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity” Cold Climate Construction Conference and Expo, Edmonton, AB, April 9, 2008 (Keynote).
  6. “Project Integration – Challenges and Best Practices” 2nd PRISM Users Group Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, Sept. 17, 2007(Keynote).
  7. “Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity” Annual Conference of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada, Ottawa, ON, Sept. 22, 2007(Technical Keynote).
  8. “Analysis and Comparison of Temporary and Centralized Tsunami Warning Systems for Sri Lanka” (jointly with Dr. Chan Wirasinghe), International Conference on Mitigation of the Risk of Natural Hazards, University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka, March 27, 2007 (Keynote)
  9. “Best Practices to Improve Construction Performance and Productivity”, Seminar on Construction Productivity, National Construction Association of Sri Lanka – Major Specialists Contractors, Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 29, 2007 (Keynote).
  10. “Time is Money: Project Management Best Practices to Improve Construction Performance and Productivity”, Seminar on “Construction Industry Challenges and Possible Solutions”, Maldives Association of Construction Industry, Male, Maldives, Jan 20-21, 2007, (Keynote)
  11. “Construction Productivity Improvement: Top Ten Targets of Improving Construction Productivity”, Seminar on Productivity and Labour Issues, Construction Commission of Quebec, St-Sauveur, Quebec. Sept. 11-13, 2006 (Opening Speaker)

Speaker for a National Tour

  1. Keynote Speaker for Seminar “Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Calgary Construction Association organized with Southern Interior Construction Association (Kelowna), Vancouver Regional Construction Association, Edmonton Construction Association, Winnipeg Construction Association, Ottawa Construction Association in Calgary, Kelowna, Vancouver, Edmonton (Feb. 2008) and Winnipeg (March 2008) and Ottawa (Oct 2008).
  2. Keynote Speaker for Seminar “Fundamentals of Construction Productivity Improvement”, Calgary Construction Association organized with Southern Interior Construction Association (Kelowna), Vancouver Regional Construction Association, Winnipeg Construction Association, and Ottawa Construction Association in Calgary, Kelowna, Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Ottawa, February 2006.

Invited Speaker for an Event

  1. “Innovative Technological Tools and Processes for Productivity GMT: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity” AACEI, Sept. 19, 2012, Calgary, AB.
  2. “Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity” ICSBE Pre-conference workshop, Aug. 18, 2012, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  3. “Innovative Technological Advancements to Improve Construction Productivity”, North Carolina State University, March 30, 2012.
  4. “Time and Motion: Improving Construction Productivity” Resource Industry Suppliers Association (RISA) Meeting, Calgary, March 8, 2012 (with George Bindle, VP, Laricina Energy Ltd.)
  5. “Productivity GMT: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity” Merit Contractors Association, Regina, Feb. 2, 2012
  6. “Process Based Productivity Loss Prevention Planning and Implementation Techniques to Improve Productivity” National Construction Association of Sri Lanka – Major Specialists Contractors, Colombo, Sri Lanka, Aug 2011
  7. “Project Management Best Practices to Improve Project Success” Pre-Workshop for International Conference for Structural Engineering, Construction and Management, Kandy, Sri Lanka, July 30-31, 2011 
  8. “Productivity GMT: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity” Fluor, Calgary, May 24, 2011
  9. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Business Speaker for combined Mechanical Contractors Association of Alberta and Sheet Metal Contractors Association of Alberta, Kananaskis, AB, May 13, 2011
  10. “Productivity GMT: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Calgary Construction Association Annual Conference and Board Meeting, May 7, 2011, Banff, AB.
  11. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Productivity Alberta, Calgary, Feb. 18, 2011
  12. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Productivity Alberta, Edmonton, Feb. 15, 2011
  13. “Innovative Technological Tools for Productivity GMT: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, City of Calgary Engineering Division, Nov. 25, 2010, Calgary, AB
  14. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, National Contractors Association of Sri Lanka, Major and Specialist Group, Aug. 6, 2010, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  15. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Bockstael, June 23, 2010, Winnipeg, MB. 
  16. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, International Open Shop Conference (IOSC6), May 1, 2010, Kelowna, BC 
  17. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Calgary Construction Association Annual Conference and Board Meeting, May 7, 2010, Banff, AB.
  18. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity” Research and Innovation Speaker, Canadian Construction Association Annual Conference, March 19, 2010, Caribbean Cruise.
  19. Managing Risks and Uncertainties” Chartered Institute of Management Accountants UK, March 10, 2010, Calgary, AB. 
  20. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Merit Contractors Association (28 attendees, 3 ½ hours), Feb. 17, 2010, Edmonton, AB.
  21. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Merit Contractors Association (21 attendees, 3 ½ hours), Feb. 10, 2010, Calgary, AB. 
  22. “How to Succeed in Academia: The First Five Years of Your Academic Career”, Schulich School of Engineering GDEC Seminar, Dec. 9, 2009, Calgary, AB
  23. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Emil Anderson Construction (25 attendees, 3 ½ hours), Dec. 8, 2009, Kelowna, BC
  24. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Vancouver Regional Construction Association, (12 attendees, 3 ½ hours), Nov. 9, 2009, Vancouver, BC.
  25. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Revay & Associates (10 attendees, 3 ½ hours), Oct 25, 2009, Montreal, QC 
  26. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Revay & Associates (8 attendees, 3 ½ hours), Oct 26, 2009, Toronto, QC 
  27. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Concordia University, Oct 25, 2009, Montreal, QC 
  28. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, AACEI Montreal, Oct 25, 2009, Montreal, QC 
  29. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Revay & Associates (8 attendees, 3 ½ hours), Oct 26, 2009, Toronto, ON 
  30. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, AACEI Toronto, Oct 26, 2009, Toronto, ON
  31. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, DPR Construction, (35 attendees, 3 ½ hours), Oct 14, 2009
  32. “Time is Money: Technological Tools in “Productivity Tool Box” to improve Construction Performance and Efficiency”, Workshop Speaker, BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association, Sept. 22, 2009, Kelowna, BC
  33. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Canadian Construction Association Board Meeting, June 13, 2009, Calgary, AB.
  34. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Ledcor Construction Ltd., (15 attended, 3 1/2 hours), June 10, 2009, Calgary, AB.
  35. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (12 attendees, 7 hours), May 27, 2009, St. John’s, NL
  36. “Time is Money: Technological Tools in “Productivity Tool Box” to improve Construction Performance and Efficiency”, FIATECH, Webinar (68 people registered), May 19, 2009.
  37. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Stuart Olson Construction, (8 attendees, 3 ½ hours), May 7, 2009, Calgary, AB.
  38. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Calgary Construction Association Annual Conference and Board Meeting, May 3, 2009, Banff, AB.
  39. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Ledcor Construction Ltd., (28 attended, 7 hours), April 30, 2009, Calgary, AB.
  40. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Graham Construction and Engineering, (24 attendees, 7 hours), March 30, 2009, Toronto, ON.
  41. “Time is Money: Technological Tools in “Productivity Tool Box” to improve Construction Performance and Efficiency”, University of Salford, UK, March 22, 2009.
  42. “Managing Project Risks and Uncertainties”, University of Salford, UK, March 21, 2009.
  43. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, EllisDon Construction Ltd. (32 attended, 3 ½ hours), March 3, 2009, Calgary, AB.
  44. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, PCL Construction, (42 attended, 3 ½ hours), February 20, 2009, Calgary, AB.
  45. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, DPR Construction – Main Office, (22 attendees, 3 ½ hours) February 18, 2009, San Jose, CA.
  46. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, DPR Construction – Castro Valley Project Office, (15 attendees, 3 ½ hours) February 17, 2009, Castro Valley, CA.
  47. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Graham Construction and Engineering, (55 attendees, 3 ½ hours), February 2, 2009, Calgary, AB.
  48. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, CANA Construction Ltd., (9 attendees, 3 ½ hours), January 21, 2009, Calgary, AB.
  49. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity” Association of the Advancement of Cost Engineers – Edmonton Section, Jan. 20, 2009, Edmonton, AB.
  50. “Best Practices Model for Graduate Studies” Civil Engineering Graduate Society, University of Calgary, Jan. 19, 2009, Calgary, AB.
  51. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Construction Owners Association of Alberta, December 10, 2008, Calgary, AB.
  52. “Time is Money: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity” Arizona State University, Nov. 11, 2008, Tempe AZ
  53. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Nalcor Energy, Lower Churchill Project, (18 attendees, 3 ½ hours), October 27, 2008, St. John’s, NL.
  54. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Graham Construction and Engineering, (25 attendees, 3 ½ hours) October 17, 2008, Regina, SK. 
  55. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Graham Construction and Engineering (32 attendees, 3 ½ hours) October 16, 2008, Saskatoon, SK.
  56. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Ottawa Construction Association, (15 attendees, 3 ½ hours) October 3, 2008, Ottawa, ON.
  57. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, PCL Construction, (42 attendees, 3 ½ hours), June 24, 2008, Calgary, AB.
  58. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Graham Construction and Engineering (65 attendees, 3 ½ hours), June 18, 2008, Edmonton, AB.
  59. “Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Calgary Construction Association Annual Conference and Board Meeting, May, 2008, Banff, AB.
  60. “Time is Money: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity” Association of the Advancement of Cost Engineers – Chinook Section, April 16, 2008, Calgary, AB.
  61. “Time is Money: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity” Faculty of Technology, University of Houston, March 25, 2008, Houston, TX.
  62. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Winnipeg Construction Association, (15 attendees, 3 ½ hours), March 10, 2008, Winnipeg, MB.
  63. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Edmonton Construction Association (60+ attendees, 3 ½ hours), February 28, 2008, Edmonton, AB.
  64. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Vancouver Regional Construction Association, (21 attendees, 3 ½ hours) February 27, 2008, Vancouver, BC
  65. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Southern Interior Construction Association, (11 attendees, 3 ½ hours), February 26, 2008, Kelowna, BC.
  66. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Calgary Construction Association (50+ attendees, 3 ½ hours), February 25, 2008, Calgary, AB.
  67. “Mitigation of Tsunami Threat through Better Planning” Faculty of Engineering, University of Hawaii, Feb. 15, 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  68. “Time is Money: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Lunch-on Talk organized by the City of Edmonton, Jan. 25, 2008, Edmonton, AB.
  69. “Time is Money: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Seminar organized by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, UK and Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Oct. 28, 2007, Dubai, UAE. 
  70. “Ris Q ©: Integrated Framework for Risk Management for Better Estimating and Scheduling of Construction projects” Seminar organized by the Quantity Surveying Society – University of Moratuwa, Oct. 4, 2007, Dubai, UAE, 
  71. “The First Five Years from Ph.D.: Strategies to Plan your Academic Career”, Ph.D. Symposium for Construction Research Congress, American Society for Civil Engineers, May 6, 2007, Bahamas.
  72. “Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Calgary Construction Association Annual Conference and Board Meeting, May, 2007, Banff, AB.
  73. “The First Five Years from Ph.D.: Strategies to Plan your Academic Career”, FINESSE, Schulich School of Engineering, April, 2007, Calgary.
  74. “Productivity: The good, the bad and the ugly”, Canadian Construction Association, 89th Annual Conference, March 6, 2007, Puerto Rico.
  75. “Project Planning and Tools – Tools and Techniques”, A Seminar jointly organized by Hong King Polytechnic University and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Hong Kong, Dec. 18, 2006.
  76. “Top Ten Targets of Improving Construction Productivity”, A Seminar organized by the University of Science and Technology and the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Hong Kong, Dec. 18., 2006
  77. “Top Ten Targets of Improving Construction Productivity”, PMI Chapter of Montreal, Montreal, Sept. 2006.
  78. “Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Calgary Construction Association Annual Conference and Board Meeting, May, 2006, Banff, AB.
  79. “Construction Productivity Improvement”, Ottawa Construction Association (15 attendees, 3 ½ hours), February 2006, Ottawa, ON.
  80. “Construction Productivity Improvement”, Winnipeg Construction Association, (42 attendees, 3 ½ hours), February 2006, Winnipeg, MB.
  81. “Construction Productivity Improvement”, Vancouver Regional Construction Association, (18 attendees, 3 ½ hours) February 2006, Vancouver, BC
  82. “Construction Productivity Improvement”, Southern Interior Construction Association, (30 attendees, 3 ½ hours), February 2006, Kelowna, BC.
  83. “Construction Productivity Improvement”, Calgary Construction Association (50+ attendees, 3 ½ hours), February 2006, Calgary, AB.
  84. “Construction Productivity Improvement: Time is Money”, City of Calgary – Supply Chain Management, Calgary, November 2005.
  85. “Construction Productivity Improvement”, Calgary Construction Association Annual Conference and Board Meeting, May, 2005, Banff, AB.
  86. “Time is Money: Most Important Productivity Issues in Construction”, Arizona State University, April 2005. 
  87. “Time is Money: A Key Finding of the Productivity Study”, Canadian Construction Association, 87th Annual Conference, Cancun, Mexico, March 2005.
  88. “Innovative Design Engineering and Project Management Education and Practice for Civil Engineering Students”, UNIVA Week, Universidad Del Valle De Atemajac (UNIVA), Sept. 23rd, 2004., Guadalajara, Mexico.
  89. “Design and Project Management Education Module for Civil Engineering Students”, Universidad Panamericana, Guadalajara, Mexico, September 2004.
  90. “Construction Productivity Improvement”, Calgary Construction Association Annual Conference and Board Meeting, May, 2004, Banff, AB.
  91. “A Structured Framework for Risk Analysis and Simulation for Project Management”, Lunch and Learn Seminar, Project Management Institute, Calgary, April 2004.
  92. “International Experience Makes a World of Difference”, 9th CONAHEC Conference, March 16-19, 2004, Guadalajara, Mexico.
  93. “A Structured Framework for Risk Analysis and Simulation”, Colt Engineering, Calgary, February 2004.
  94. “Decision Support Simulation System”, Bantrel, Calgary, November 2003.
  95. “Decision Support Simulation System”, AllStream, Calgary, November 2003.
  96. “International Experience Makes a World of Difference”, Engineering Associates Breakfast, University of Calgary, November 2003.
  97. “Risk Management and Productivity”, General Contractors Association, October 2003.
  98. “Productivity, Estimating, and Scheduling”, Stuart Olson Construction, May 2003.
  99. “Special Purpose Simulation for Project Management”, Calgary Operations Research Society, February 2003.
  100. “Sharing our Vision in Project Management”, Calgary Construction Association, December 2002.
  101. “Rule Based Simulation for Sewer Infrastructure Management”, City of Edmonton, August 2002.
  102. “Computer Models and Analytical Tools for Construction Project Management,” Guadalajara, Mexico, August 2002.
  103. “An Analytical Method to Predict the Soil Types for Simulating Tunnel Construction Operations”, City of Edmonton Asset Management and Public Works Department, City of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB, June 2001.
  104. “Special Purpose Simulation Tools for Construction and Project Management”, Construction Guest Lecture, Arizona State University, Tempe, April 2001.
  105. “Special Purpose Simulation Tools for Construction Project Management”, Project Management Guest Lecture, University of Calgary, Calgary March 2001.
  106. “Special Purpose Simulation Tools for Construction Project Management”, Construction Engineering and Project Management Seminar, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, March 2001.
  107. “Combined Markovian and Fuzzy Based Simulation for Construction Operations” Construction Engineering and Management Research Forum # 1, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, January 2000.

Other Presentations

  1. “Technological Tools to Improve Construction Productivity” Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada Annual Conference, Maui, Hawaii, Nov. 17, 2012
  2. “Construction Productivity Improvement Officer” Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada Annual Conference, Maui, Hawaii, Nov. 17, 2012
  3. “Innovative Technological Advancements to Improve Construction Productivity” Policy Forum on “Engineering: Responses to the Challenges of Development” Panamerican Academy of Engineering, Mexico City, Mexico, Oct. 4th, 2012 
  4. “Building Efficiency and Saving Time: A Unique Industry Partnership to Improve Construction Productivity Best Practices” Presentation and Panel Discussion, Management to Construction Research to Practice, CIB Conference, Montreal, QC, June 28, 2012.
  5. “AUSIA Framework and 2nd Generation i-Booth ©” FIATECH Annual Technology Conference & Showcase, Miami, FL, April 4, 2012 (co-presented with Lahiru Silva, Ph.D. student, Dr. Kamal Ranaweera, Post-Doctoral Fellow and Dr. Kasun Hewage, former Ph.D. student now at UBC).
  6. “Productivity GMT: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Best Practices Conference, Construction Owners’ Association of Alberta, Edmonton, May 18, 2011
  7. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Cold Weather Construction Conference, May 16, 2011, Edmonton, AB
  8. “Development of Construction Worker Tracking System Using Image Processing Techniques” FIATECH Annual Technology Conference & Showcase, Chandler, AZ, April 19, 2011 (co-presented with Tharindu Weerasinghe, Ph.D. student).
  9. “Technology Readiness of Commercial Contractors in Alberta” FIATECH Annual Technology Conference & Showcase, Chandler, AZ, April 20, 2011 (co-presented with Lahiru Silva, Ph.D. student).
  10. “Automatic, Real-time Productivity Monitoring in Tunnel Construction” FIATECH Annual Technology Conference & Showcase, Chandler, AZ, April 20, 2011 (co-presented with Dr. Kamal Ranaweera, Post-Doctoral Fellow).
  11. “i-Booth© and Innovative Technological Tools for Productivity GMT: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Infrastructure Partners Conference 2010, Dec. 1, 2010, Edmonton, AB
  12. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Workface Planning Conference, Construction Owners Association of Alberta, Dec. 1, 2010, Calgary, AB
  13. “A Preliminary Network for Tornado Warning in Alberta”, International Conference on Disaster Management, Nov. 15, 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii (co-presented with Dr. Chan Wirasinghe) 
  14. “Network Modeling for Reliability Assessment of Tsunami Warning and Evacuation Systems”, International Conference on Disaster Management, Nov. 16, 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii (co-presented with Dr. Chan Wirasinghe and Dr. Sanjeewa Wickramaratne, Former Ph.D. graduate) 
  15. “Tsunami Mitigation Planning for Sri Lanka – A Decision Theoretic Approach”, International Conference on Disaster Management, Nov. 16, 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii (co-presented with Dr. Chan Wirasinghe and Dr. Sanjeewa Wickramaratne, Former Ph.D. graduate) 
  16. “Failure Modelling of Tsunami Warning and Evacuation Systems”, International Conference on Disaster Management, Nov. 16, 2010, Honolulu, Hawaii (co-presented with Dr. Chan Wirasinghe and Dr. Sanjeewa Wickramaratne, Former Ph.D. graduate) 
  17. “Virtual Project Tours Using Remote Classroom Technology”, Construction Engineering Congress, Blacksburg, VA, Oct 1, 2010 (co-presented with Dr. Edward Jaselskis, Iowa State University)
  18. “Ethical Protocol for Virtual Supervision to Monitor Construction Operations” FIATECH Annual Technology Conference & Showcase, Austin, TX, March 31, 2010. (co-presented with L. Silva, Ph.D. student).
  19. “Lessons Learned from “i-Booth©” in Construction Projects” FIATECH Annual Technology Conference & Showcase, Austin, TX, March 31, 2010. (co-presented with L. Silva, Ph.D. student).
  20. “Automated Multiple Objects Tracking System (AMOTS)” FIATECH Annual Technology Conference & Showcase, Austin, TX, March 31, 2010. (co-presented with T. Weerasinghe, Ph.D. student).
  21. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, Biennial International Transportation Research Conference, Seuol, South Korea, Sept. 3-5, 2009
  22. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity” 14th Canadian Construction Research Forum, Banff, AB, August 2009
  23. “Formulation of a Pro-active Planning Model to Mitigate the Impact of the Most Vulnerable Hazards/Disasters in Sri Lanka” International Symposium by International Institute for Infrastructure Renewal and Reconstruction titled “Impact of natural hazards and disasters on social & economic infrastructure development”, July 3, 2009 (Other contributors: S.Wickramaratne, U. Ranasinghe, V. Adikariwattage, S. Bandara, A.K.W. Jayawardane and 
  24. S.C. Wirasinghe)
  25. “Formulation of a Pro-active Planning Model to Mitigate the Impact of the Most Vulnerable Hazards/Disasters in Sri Lanka” International Symposium by International Institute for Infrastructure Renewal and Reconstruction titled “Estimation of Probability Density Functions for Disaster Mitigation Activity Durations”, July 3, 2009 (co-presented with S. Wickramaratne, and 
  26. S.C. Wirasinghe)
  27. “Integration of i-Booth, Virtual Supervision and Automated Tracking to Improve Performance of Construction Projects”, FIATECH Annual Technology Conference & Showcase, Las Vegas, NV, April 8, 2009. (co-presented with L. Silva and T. Weerasinghe, M.Sc. students).
  28. “Technology…Research…Value”, daratech Plant 2009 Conference, Houston, TX, February 24, 2009.
  29. “Gap between Industry and Academia”, Panel Discussion, World Engineers Convention, Brasilia, Brazil, Dec. 4, 2008.
  30. “Best Practices for Disaster Mitigation”, Annual conference of the International Downtown Association, Calgary, AB, September 14, 2008.
  31. “Managing Risks and Uncertainties” National Contractors Association of Sri Lanka, Major and Specialist Group, Aug. 2, 2008.
  32. “Best Practices for Disaster Mitigation”, CIDA Workshop on “Initiation of a plan to mitigate the impact of natural disasters/hazards”, Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 11, 2008.
  33. “Productivity Tool Box: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, AACE International Annual Meeting and Conference, Toronto, ON, July 1, 2008.
  34. “Challenges in Implementing Best Practices to Improve Sustainability of North American and International Countries”, PAQS 2008 Congress, Edmonton, AB, June 18, 2008.
  35. “Time is Money: Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, PAQS Congress 2008, Edmonton, AB, June 16, 2008.
  36. “Estimating Tsunami Evacuation Activity Duration PDF’s from Expert Panel Interviews”, IIIRR Mini-symposium on Dynamic Approach to the Mitigation of Natural Disasters (co-presented with S. Wickaramaratne, Ph.D. Student, and Dr. Chan Wirasinghe), April 10, 2008, Calgary, AB.
  37. “Livelihoods of Tsunami Victims in Sri Lanka: Two Years after the Disaster” IIIRR Mini-symposium on Dynamic Approach to the Mitigation of Natural Disaster (co-presented with T. Weerasinghe, M.Sc. Student), April 10, 2008, Calgary, AB.
  38. “Project Integration: Best Practices and Challenges” AACE/CSCE Cost Workshop, April. 4, 2008, Edmonton, AB.
  39. “Information Booth – A Revolutionary On-Site Communication Concept”, FIATECH Annual Technology Conference and Expo, April 1, 2008, New Orleans
  40. “Mitigation of Tsunami Threat through Better Planning” Tsunami Warning Centre, Feb. 14, 2008, Honolulu, Hawaii (co-presented with Sanjeewa Wickaramaratne, Ph.D. student)
  41. “Successful Strategies for Risk Management in Mega Construction Projects” Super-conference, Jan. 22, 2008, Calgary, AB (co-presented with Jim Ilkay).
  42. “Planning and Mitigation of Natural Disasters Through Network Modeling” UNESCO-IOC Workshop on Risk Assessment, Oct 4-6, 2007, Dubai, UAE.
  43. Ruwanpura, J.Y., “Top Ten Targets for Improving Construction Productivity”, 14th Canadian Construction Research Forum, Banff, AB, August 2007.
  44. “Construction Productivity in Alberta: A Summary of Latest Findings of Adverse Factors and Work Time Distributions”, AACE International Annual Meeting and Conference, Nashville, TN, July 18, 2007. This presentation co-presented with G.F. Jergeas was ranked as the second best out of 101 presentations by the participants.
  45. “Project Management Models and Practices to Improve and Manage Sustainability of Building Construction Projects”, Arizona-Alberta Colloquium on “Sustainable Infrastructure Construction”, Nov. 16, 2006, Phoenix, AZ.
  46. “Network Modeling Approach for Planning for Tsunami Evacuation”, IIIRR workshop, Oct. 2006, Stuttgart, Germany (co-presented with Dr. Chan Wirasinghe)
  47. “Stakeholder Analysis for Planning and Implementing for Tsunami Development Projects in Sri Lanka”, IIIRR workshop, Oct. 2006, Stuttgart, Germany (co-presented with Dr. Ananda Jayawardane)
  48. “Anatomy of a Tsunami”, 10th East Asia Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, Aug. 2006, Bangkok, Thailand (co-presented with Dr. Chan Wirasinghe)
  49. “Stakeholder Analysis for Planning and Implementing for Tsunami Development Projects in Sri Lanka”, 10th East Asia Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, Aug. 2006, Bangkok, Thailand.
  50. “Third Year Integrated Design Project for Third Year Civil Engineering Students”, 3rd CDEN International Design Conference, Toronto, ON, July 2006.
  51. “Construction Productivity Improvement: Time is Money”, Procurement Management Association of Canada, May 2006, Calgary, AB.
  52. “Mitigating Risk: Where Can a Project Fall Apart and What Can Be Done to Manage Risk?”, Canadian Institute for EPC Mega Conference, April 2005, Calgary, AB.
  53. “Project and Construction Management Research”, Saxony Alberta Workshop, October 2004, Dresden, Germany.
  54. “Predicting EPC Project Outcome, Accredited to Schedule & Cost Element Variation”, 11th Canadian Construction Research Forum, Edmonton, AB, August 2004 (co-presented with T.Ahmed, M.Sc. student).
  55. Hewage, K. and Ruwanpura, J.Y., “Construction Productivity Improvement and Human Factors – Worker Motivation”, 11th Canadian Construction Research Forum, Edmonton, AB, August 2004 (co-presented with K. Hewage, M.Sc. student).
  56. “Modeling Construction Productivity with Situation Model”, 11th Canadian Construction Research Forum, Edmonton, AB, August 2004 ((co-presented with E. Choy, M.Sc. student).
  57. “Project Management Issues Related to Trenchless Construction in Cold Climates”, Cold Regions Engineering & Construction Conference & Expo 2004, Edmonton, AB, May 2004 (co-presented with J.S. Lueke).
  58. “Application of Special Purpose Simulation Modeling for Tunnel Construction”, Cold Regions Engineering & Construction Conference & Expo 2004, Edmonton, AB, May 2004 (co-presented with S. Fernando).
  59. “Simulation Based PM Tools for Underground Construction Operations”, What Lies Beneath Seminar, November 2003, Calgary, AB.
  60. “Tools to Improve Estimating and Scheduling”, Construct Alberta, October 2003, Calgary, AB.
  61. “My Vision of Simulation to Manage Projects”, University of Calgary, January 2003, Calgary AB.
  62. “Construction Productivity Improvement: Contractor’s Opinions in Alberta”, 10th Canadian Construction Research Forum, Canmore, AB, August 2003 (co-presented with B. Hubert)
  63. ”Pilot Study: Most Critical Factors Affecting the Construction Productivity in Alberta Construction Projects” Edmonton, AB, November 2002 (co-presented with M. Liberda, M.Sc. student).
  64. “Analytical Method to Reduce Uncertainty in Tunnel Construction Projects”, 8th Canadian Construction Research Forum, Kananaskis, AB, August 2001.
  65. Ruwanpura, J.Y., Meek, D., Greaves, D. and Wolf, H., “Constructability to reduce Industrial Rework”, COAA Best Practices, Edmonton, AB, May 2004.
  66. Ruwanpura, J and Greaves, D. “Field Rework Workshop - $1000: Engineering and Reviews”, Best Practices X, Cost Reduction Committee Plenary Session Update, Construction Owners Association of Alberta, May 2002. 
  67. Ruwanpura, J. “Field Rework Workshop - $100”, Best Practices IX, Cost Reduction Committee Plenary Session Update, Construction Owners Association of Alberta, May 2001 
  68. “Simphony Workshop for Special Purpose Simulation” Sixth Construction Research Forum, Edmonton, AB, October 1999 (with Dany Hajjar)
  69. “SmartEST: A user-friendly estimating software”, City of Edmonton Asset Management and Public Works Department, City of Edmonton, Edmonton, March. 1998 and August 1998.
  70. “Using the WWW to Enhance Teaching and Learning”, Center for Innovation in Engineering Education (CIEE), Arizona State University for the Next Century, Tempe, AZ, April 1997. (CON 483: Advanced Building Estimating web site has been identified by the CIEE as one of the top three web sites in the university that serves the theme "University for the Next Century”.)