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Referred Journal Papers

  1. Ranaweera, K., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Fernando, S. “Automated Real-Time Monitoring System to Measure Shift Production of Tunnel Construction Projects” Accepted for the Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Dec. 2011. 
  2. Walawe Durage, S., Wirasinghe, S.C. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. “Comparison of the Canadian and U.S. Tornado Warning and Detection System” Accepted to the Journal of Natural Hazards, Springer, Feb. 2012 
  3. Ruwanpura, J.Y., Lueke, J.S., Towstego, R., Wolf, H. and Hewage, K.N. “An Analytical Application of AHP Decision Analysis Tool for in Construction Methodology Selection for a Water Transmission Main River Crossing” Journal of Pipeline Systems - Engineering and Practice, ASCE, May 2012.
  4. Adikariwattage, V., de Barros, A.G., Wirasinghe, S.C., Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2012) “Airport Classification Criteria Based on Passenger Characteristics and Terminal Size” Journal of Air Transport Management, 24, Sept, 36-41
  5. Ranasinghe, U., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Liu, X. (2012) “Streamlining the Construction Productivity Improvement Process with the Proposed New Role of Construction Productivity Improvement Officer (CPIO)” Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 138(6), 697-706. 
  6. Wickramaratne, S. , Ruwanpura, J.Y., Ranasinghe, U., Adikariwattage, V.V., Walawe Durage, S. and Wirasinghe, S.C. (2012) “Ranking of Natural Disasters in Sri Lanka for Mitigation Planning” International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, 3(2), 115-132. 
  7. Nasir, N., Haas, C., Fayek, A.R., Forgues, D., Rankin, J and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2012). “Development and Implementation of a Benchmarking and Metrics Program for Performance and Productivity Improvement” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering – Special Issue on Construction Engineering and Management, 39(9), 957-967. 
  8. Ruwanpura, J.Y., Hewage, K.N., and Silva, L. (2012) “Evolution of the i-Booth© - Onsite Information Management Kiosk” Journal of Automation in Construction, Elsevier, 21(1), 52-63. 
  9. Wickramaratne, S., Ruwanpura, J., & Wirasinghe, S.C. (2011). “Decision Analysis for a Tsunami Detection System – Case Study: Sri Lanka”, Journal of Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, Taylor and Francis Publishing, 28 (4), 353–373. 
  10. Jaselskis, E., Ruwanpura, J., Becker, T., Jewell, P., Floyd, E. and Silva, L. (2011) “Innovation in Construction Engineering Education Using Two Applications of Internet-based Information Technology to Provide Real-Time Project Observations”, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (Special Issue on Construction Engineering – Opportunity and Vision for Education, Practice and Research), 137 (10), 829-835. 
  11. Hewage, K.N., Gannoruwa, A. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2011). “Current Status of Factors Leading to Team Performance of On-Site Construction Professionals in Alberta Building Construction Projects” 38, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 679-689. 
  12. Taghi Zadeh, M., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Gholami, F. (2011). “Factors Affecting Subcontracting Strategies in Industrial Mega Projects” Cost Engineering Journal, AACEI, 53(6), 17-30 
  13. Wimalasena B.A.D.S., Madanayake S., Weerasinghe T., Ruwanpura J.Y. and Hettiaratchi J.P.A. (2010). “Recycling as a Construction Waste Management Technique”. Journal of Waste and Resource Management, Institution of Civil Engineers, UK, 163(2), 49-58. 
  14. Abdulahad, S.K., Jergeas, G. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2010) “A review of forty-one legal cases involving geotechnical practice in Canada” Canadian Geotechnical Journal, NRC Press, 41(10), 1047-1059 
  15. Hettiaratchi, J.P.A.,Verduga, B.E.F., Rajbhandari, B.K., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Wimalasena, B.A.D.S. (2010) "Prediction of Waste Generation Rates at Construction Sites: A Statistical Approach, International Journal of Environment and Waste Management, Inderscience Publishers, 6 (1), 82-95. 
  16. Jergeas, G.F. and Ruwanpura, J. (2010). “Why Cost and Schedule Overruns on Mega Oilsands Projects?” Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, ASCE, 15 (1), 40-43 
  17. Moussa, M., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Jergeas, G. (2009). “Multi-Level Stochastic Networks and a Simulation Tool for Project Cost and Time Risk Assessments”, Cost Engineering Journal, AACEI, 51(7), 15-29. 
  18. Da Silva, L. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2009) “A Review of the LEED Points Obtained in Canadian Building Projects to Lower Costs and Optimize Benefits”, Journal of Architectural Engineering, ASCE, 15(2), 38-54 
  19. Ruwanpura, J., Wickramaratne, S., Braun, A. and Wirasinghe, S.C. (2009) “Planning and Modeling for Mitigation of Tsunami Impacts” Journal of Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 26(2), 195-209 
  20. Hemachandra, P., and Ruwanpura, J.Y., (2009) “Simulated Earned Value Management: An Innovation”, SLQS Journal, 1, 30-34. 
  21. Hemachandra, P., and Ruwanpura, J.Y., (2009) “SEVM: An Innovative Monitoring and Forecasting for Project Control”, SLQS Journal, 2, 23-27. 
  22. Hewage, K. and Ruwanpura, J. (2009). “A Novel Solution for Construction On-Site Communication – The Information Booth” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 36(4), 659-671. 
  23. Hewage, K., Ruwanpura, J. and Jergeas, G. (2008) “IT Usage in Alberta’s Building Construction Projects: Current Status and Challenges”, Journal of Automation in Construction, 17, 940-847. 
  24. Weerasinghe, G., Soundararajan, K. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2007) “LEED – PDRI Framework for Pre-Project Planning of Sustainable Building Projects”, Journal of Green Building, 2(3), 1-21 
  25. Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Ariaratnam, S.T. (2007) “Simulation Modeling Techniques for Underground Infrastructure Construction Processes”, Journal of Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, Elsevier, 22(5-6), 553-567 
  26. Ohman, K.V.H, Hettiaratchi, J.P.A., Ruwanpura, J. Balakrishnan, J. and Achari, G.(2007). “Development of a Landfill Model to Prioritize Design and Operating Objectives“ Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 10.1007/s10661-007-9715-1 
  27. Moussa, M., Ruwanpura, J.Y., and Jergeas, G. (2007) "CTAN for Risk Assessments Using Multilevel Stochastic Networks." Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 133(1), 96-101 
  28. Hirst, G. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2006). "Simulation Based Pipeline Route Selection Model", Cost Engineering Journal, 48(12), 15-24. 
  29. Choy, E. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2006). "Predicting Construction Productivity using Situation-based Simulation Modeling", Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering-Special Issue in Construction, 33(12), 1585-1601 
  30. Moussa M., Ruwanpura, J.Y., and Jergeas, G. (2006). "Decision Tree Modeling using Integrated Multi Level Stochastic Networks" Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE,132(12), 1254-1266. 
  31. Ruwanpura, J.Y., and Brown, T.B. (2006). "Innovative Final Year Undergraduate Design Project Course using an International Project", Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, ASCE, 132(4), 297-305. 
  32. Hewage, K.N., and Ruwanpura, J.Y., (2006) “Carpentry Workers Issues and Efficiencies related to Construction Productivity in Alberta’s Commercial Construction Projects” Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, 33(8), 1075-1089. 
  33. El-Assaly, A., Ariaratnam, S.T., Ruwanpura, J.Y., and Ng, H., (2006). “Cost Forecast Model for Sewer Infrastructure” Municipal Engineer, Institute of Civil Engineers, UK, 159(3), 155-160. 
  34. Mortaheb, M.M., Aghajani, A. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2006). "An Example of Project Management Training Program in a Developing Country", Project Management Journal - Iran (both English and Persian), 1(2), 34-40. 
  35. Dionne, S., Ruwanpura, J.Y., and Hettiaratchi, J.P.A. (2005). "Assessing and Managing the Potential Environmental Risks of Construction Projects", Journal of Practice Periodical of Structural Design and Construction, American Society of Civil Engineers, 10(4), 260-266. 
  36. Ruwanpura, J.Y., MacIver, A., and Brown, T. (2005) "Innovative Final Year Design Project-International Experience Makes a World of Difference", Journal of Engineering Design and Innovation (e-journal), Vol. 1E, 01E7. 
  37. Ruwanpura, J.Y, Abourizk, S., and Allouche, M. (2005) "An analytical method to predict soil types for underground construction operations", Journal of Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, 22 (1), 49-69. 
  38. Ruwanpura, J.Y., AbouRizk, S.M. and Allouche, M. (2004) “Analytical Methods to Reduce Uncertainty in Tunnel Construction Projects”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, NRC Canada, April 2004, 31(2), 345-360. 
  39. Ruwanpura, J.Y., Ariaratnam S. and El-Assaly, A. (2004) “Prediction Models for Sewer Infrastructure using Rule Based Simulation”, Journal of Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems, Taylor and Francis, September 2004, 21 (3), 169-185. 
  40. Ruwanpura, J.Y., AbouRizk, S.M., Er, K.C. and Fernando, S. (2001)“Special Purpose Simulation Templates for Tunnel Construction Operations”, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, NRC Canada, 28(2), 222-237. 
  41. Ruwanpura, J.Y., AbouRizk, S.M., Er, K.C., and Fernando, S. (2001) “Experiences with implementing simulation for utility tunnel construction operations”, Canadian Tunneling Journal, Tunneling Association of Canada, 181-191. 
  42. Ruwanpura, J.Y., AbouRizk, S.M., and Fernando, S. (2001) “Implementation of Computer Based Planning and Estimating Tools for a Public Utility”, Cost Engineering Journal, Association of the Advancement of Cost Engineering, 43(10), 39-46. 
  43. Ruwanpura, J.Y., Ariaratnam, S.T. and Peters, B. (1999) “Bonding Practices for North American and International Construction Contracts”, Engineering Management Journal, 11(2), 28-34.

Referred Papers in Conference Proceedings

  1. Adikariwattage, V., Wirasinghe, S.C., de Barros, A.G., Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2012). “ Fleet Optimization for Aircraft De-icing Trucks” Proceedings of the CSCE 9th International Specialty Conference, Edmonton, AB, June (11 Pages)
  2. Siadat, J., Arain, F. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2012).” Simulation of Rain line – Road Intersections using SimFC” Proceedings of the CSCE 9th International Specialty Conference, Edmonton, AB, June (10 Pages)
  3. Madanayake, S. and Ruwanpura, J.Y (2012). “Multi-criteria Decision Making to improve Performance of Construction Projects with LEED Certification” Proceedings of the Construction Research Congress 2012, West Lafayette, IN, May, 1899-1909.
  4. Ranasinghe, U.S. and Ruwanpura, J.Y (2012). “Continuous Process Planning and Controlling Techniques for Construction Productivity Performance Enhancement” Proceedings of the Construction Research Congress 2012, West Lafayette, IN, May, 310-320.
  5. Siriwardana, C. and Ruwanpura, J.Y (2012). “A Conceptual Model to a Worker Performance Measurement Tool to Improve Construction Productivity” Proceedings of the Construction Research Congress 2012, West Lafayette, IN, May, 179-188.
  6. Weerasinghe, I.P.T, Ruwanpura, J.Y., Boyd, J.E. and Habib, A.F. (2012). “Application of Microsoft Kinect Sensor for Tracking Construction Workers” Proceedings of the Construction Research Congress 2012, West Lafayette, IN, May, 858-867.
  7. Siadat, J., Arain, F. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2012).” Modeling Airport Check-in and Security Procedures Using SimFC” Proceedings of the Construction Research Congress 2012, West Lafayette, IN, May, 1311-1319.
  8. Wickramaratne, S., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Wirasinghe. S.C. (2011)“Assessment of the Adequacy of Tsunami Warning and Evacuation Systems: A Case Study of Sri Lanka” Annual Transactions of Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, Nov, 145-153.
  9. Siadat, J., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Dehghan, R. (2011). “Defining Background Tasks in SimFC” Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, Phoenix, AZ, 3406-3416.
  10. Almohsen, A. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2011) “Logistics Management in Construction Projects”, Proceedings of the CIB W078 – W102, Sophia Antipolis , France. (accepted).
  11. Ruwanpura, J.Y., Dehghan, R. and Hazini, K. (2011). “A New Model to Minimize Project Costs Through Optimum Activity Overlapping” 15th PAQS Conference, July, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  12. Walawe Durage, S., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Wirasinghe, S.C. (2011). “Network Modeling of Fire Fighting Operations in Calgary for Response Time Minimization” International Conference on Building Resilience, July, Kandalama, Sri Lanka.
  13. Wickramaratne, S., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Wirasinghe, S.C. (2011). “Sustainable Tsunami Warning & Evacuation Mechanism for Sri Lanka” International Conference on Building Resilience, July, Kandalama, Sri Lanka
  14. Hazini, K., Dehghan, R. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2011). “Optimization of Activity Crashing and Overlapping in Schedule Compression” Proceedings of the 55th AACE Annual Conference, June, Anaheim, CA.
  15. Abdel Fattah, A. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2011). “A Dynamic Model for Planning the Temporary Facilities in Congested Construction Sites” 3rd International Construction Speciality Conference, CSCE, June, Ottawa, ON.
  16. Nasir, N., Haas, C., Fayek, A.R., Forgues, D., Rankin, J and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2011). “Development and Implementation of a Construction Performance 1440 - and Productivity Benchmarking Program” 3rd International Construction Speciality Conference, CSCE, June, Ottawa, ON.
  17. Jeyamathan, J. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2011). “Improving Construction Productivity with Process Value Analysis (PVA): an Activity Based Study (ABS)” 3rd International Construction Speciality Conference, CSCE, June, Ottawa, ON.
  18. Ranasinghe, U. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2011). “Construction Productivity Improvement by Productivity Loss Prevention (PIP) Planning and Activity Based Implementation Techniques” 3rd International Construction Speciality Conference, CSCE, June, Ottawa, ON.
  19. Weerasinghe, I.P.T, Ruwanpura, J.Y., Boyd, J.E. and Habib, A.F. (2011). “Image Processing Based Automated Real-Time Construction Worker Tracking System” 3rd International Construction Speciality Conference, CSCE, June, Ottawa, ON.
  20. Moazzami, M., Ruwanpura, J.Y., and Jergeas, G.F. (2011). “Application of Convertible Lump Sum Contracts in EPC Oil and Gas Projects” 3rd International Construction Speciality Conference, CSCE, June, Ottawa, ON.
  21. Dehghan, R. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2011). “The Effect of Multi-predecessor and Cascade Overlaps on Activities’ Rework Durations” 3rd International Construction Speciality Conference, CSCE, June, Ottawa, ON.
  22. Silva, L.P. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2011). “Improved Crew Productivity, Communication, Safety and Quality via ‘Virtual Supervision’” Proceedings of the Sixth International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC-6), June 21-26, 2011, Zürich, Switzerland, 497-504.
  23. Moazzami, M., Dehghan, R. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2011). "Contract Provisions, Types, and Strategies in Fast-Track Projects" Proceedings of the Sixth International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC-6), June 21-26, 2011, Zürich, Switzerland, 91-98.
  24. Dehghan, R., Hazini, K. and Ruwanpura, J. (2011). “Optimum Activity Overlapping Using Genetic Algorithms” Proceedings of the Sixth International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC-6), June 21-26, 2011, Zürich, Switzerland, 105-110.
  25. Taghi Zadeh, M. and Ruwanpura, J. (2011). “A Theoretical Framework for Prediction of the Impact of Design Changes on Engineering Effectiveness in Construction Projects” Proceedings of the Sixth International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC-6), June 21-26, 2011, Zürich, Switzerland, 505-510.
  26. Khoramshahi, F. and Ruwanpura, J. (2011). “Speed Up The Project Delivery Through Application of Effective Fast Tracking Strategies in the Engineering Phase” Proceedings of the Sixth International Structural Engineering and Construction Conference (ISEC-6), June 21-26, 2011, Zürich, Switzerland., 29-34.
  27. Alhomadi, A., Dehghan, R. and Ruwanpura, J. Y. (2011). “Improving the Predictability of Fast Track Projects”, Proceedings of 12th East Asia-Pacific conference on structural engineering and construction (EASEC 12), January 26-28, 2011, Hong Kong 
  28. Dehghan, R. and Ruwanpura, J. Y. (2011). “The Mechanism of Design Activity Overlapping in Construction Projects and the Time-cost Tradeoff Function”, Proceedings of 12th East Asia-Pacific conference on structural engineering and construction (EASEC 12), January 26-28, 2011, Hong Kong 
  29. Moazzami, M., Dehghan, R. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2011). "Contractual Risks in Fast-Track Projects" Proceedings of 12th East Asia-Pacific conference on structural engineering and construction (EASEC 12), January 26-28, 2011.
  30. Wimalasena, B. A. D. S., Ruwanpura, J. Y., and Hettiaratchi, J. P. A. (2010), " On-site Construction Waste Management: Activity-Based Waste Generation ", Proceedings of International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE-2010), Kandy, Sri Lanka. Vol 1, 282- 289
  31. Wimalasena, B.A.D.S., Ruwanpura, J. Y., and Hettiaratchi, J. P. A. (2010). " Planning On-Site Construction Waste Management: Prediction of Quantities". Proceedings of Air & Waste Management Association Conference, June, 2010, Calgary, AB.
  32. Taghi Zadeh, M., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Gholami, F. (2010). “Factors Affecting Subcontracting Strategies in Industrial Mega Projects” Proceedings of the 54th AACE Annual Conference, June, Atlanta, GA (under refereed section).
  33. Gholami, F. Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Taghi Zadeh, M. (2010). “Cost Impact of Constructability Analysis in Mega Projects” Proceedings of the 54th AACE Annual Conference, June, Atlanta, GA (under refereed section).
  34. Wimalasena, B.A.D.S., Ruwanpura, J. Y., and Hettiaratchi, J. P. A. (2010). "Modeling Construction Waste Generation towards Sustainability". Proceedings of Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice, May, Banff, AB., 1498-1507.
  35. Hossain, L. and Ruwanpura, J. Y. (2010). "An Optimization Model for Dynamic Multi-project Environment in Construction". Proceedings of Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice, May, Banff, AB., 277-287.
  36. Weerasinghe, I.P.T. and Ruwanpura, J. Y. (2010). "AMOTS: Automated Multiple Objects Tracking System for Construction Projects". Proceedings of Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice, May, Banff, AB., 11-20.
  37. Khoramshahi, F., Ruwanpura, J. Y. and Dehghan, R. (2010). "A Framework for Evaluating the Effect of Fast Tracking Techniques on Project Performance". Proceedings of Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice, May, Banff, AB., 1074-1083.
  38. Dehghan, R., Ruwanpura, J. Y. and Khoramshahi, F. (2010). "Optimization of Activity Overlapping in Construction Projects". Proceedings of Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice, May, Banff, AB., 1175-1184
  39. Silva, L., Ruwanpura, J. Y., Hewage, K. and Siyadat, J. (2010). "Real Time Information Integration via “i- Booth©”". Proceedings of Construction Research Congress 2010: Innovation for Reshaping Construction Practice, May, Banff, AB., 102-111.
  40. Wickramaratne, S., Ruwanpura J. and Wirasinghe, S.C. (2009) “Risk Assessment and Modeling for Tsunamis: A case study in Sri Lanka” Proceedings of 1st Int./3rd Coastal, Estuarine and Offshore Engineering Specialty Conference, CSCE, May, St. John’s, NL.
  41. Silva, L., Ruwanpura, J., Wickramaratne, S. and Hewage, K.N. (2009) “Construction Visualization and Monitoring Centre” Proceedings of the 2nd International Construction Specialty Conference, CSCE, May, St. John’s, NL.
  42. Abdel-Fattah, Aly and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2009) “Developing a model's structure to optimize the construction site layout using Unified Modeling Language” Proceedings of the 2nd International Construction Specialty Conference, CSCE, May, St. John’s, NL.
  43. Moussa, M., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Jergeas, G. (2009) “E-Risk: An Enterprise Simulation Platform for Risk Management of Complex Project Management Environment” Proceedings of the 2nd International Construction Specialty Conference, CSCE, May, St. John’s, NL.
  44. Weerasinghe, U.G.D., and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2009) “Formulation of a Sustainable Index for Existing Buildings” Proceedings of the 2nd International Construction Specialty Conference, CSCE, May, St. John’s, NL.
  45. Madanayake, S. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2009) “Special purpose simulation for sustainable development: The LEED cost simulation model” Proceedings of the 2nd International Construction Specialty Conference, CSCE, May, St. John’s, NL.
  46. Weerasinghe, U.G.D., Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2009). “Formulation of a Measurement System to Determine Sustainability of Building Projects”. Fifth International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century. Istanbul, Turkey. May
  47. Weerasinghe, I.P. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2009) “Automated Data Acquisition System to Assess Construction Worker Performance” Proceedings of the ASCE Construction Research Congress, Seattle, April, 61-70.
  48. Silva, L.P., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Hewage, K. (2009) “Virtual Supervision in Construction Projects” Proceedings of the ASCE Construction Research Congress, Seattle, 487-496.
  49. Hewage, K., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Jergeas, G. (2009) “Stakeholder Views of IT in Construction: A North American Perspective” Proceedings of the ASCE Construction Research Congress, Seattle, April, 989-998.
  50. Ruwanpura, J.Y., Lueke, J.S. and Towstego, R. (2009). “Selecting the Right Construction Method for a River Crossing” Proceedings of the No-Dig Conference, North American Society of Trenchless Technologies, April, Toronto.
  51. Dehghan, R., Khormashahi, F. and Ruwanpura, J. (2009) “Developing a General Purpose Simulation Model for Steel Pipe-rack Installation”, Proceedings of the 2009 Spring Simulation Multi-conference (SpringSim09), San Diego, March. 
  52. Hossain, L. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2008) "Optimization of Multi-project Environment (OPMPE)", Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, Miami, FL. 
  53. Abdel-Fattah, Aly and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2008). “An Integrated Cad and Simulation Model for Concrete Operations” Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, Miami, FL. Dec.
  54. Wickramaratne, S., Ruwanpura, J. and Wirasinghe, S.C. (2008) “Estimating Probability Density Functions for Tsunami Evacuation Activity Durations from Expert Panel Interviews” Proc. of the WFEO- JFES- JSCE Joint Int. Symposium on Disaster Risk Management, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan, Sept., 136-139
  55. Zhang, G. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2008). “An Efficient Construction Materials Management Model to Improve Site Labor Productivity” Proceedings of CIB Joint International Symposium 2008, Nov, Dubai, UAE.
  56. Cui, X.D., Ruwanpura, J.Y., Maidment, P.E., Revay, S.O. (2008). “A Prediction Model to Mitigate the Changes and Its Impact on Construction Productivity” Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conferences, Quebec City, QC
  57. Silva, L., Hewage, K., Ruwanpura, J.Y., and Weeasinghe, U.G.D. (2008). "Total Information Systems Integration in Construction Projects", Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conferences, Quebec City, QC
  58. Gannoruwa, A. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2008)."Development of an efficiency model for optimum construction productivity through effective supervision on worker performances" Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conferences, Quebec City, QC
  59. Weerasinghe, U.G.D. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2008). “Integration of LEED Rating System with Project Management Process.” Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conferences, Quebec City, QC.
  60. Hemachandra, P.S. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2008). "Probabilistic Earned Value Forecasting and Activity Performance Index Using Monte Carlo Simulation" Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conferences, Quebec City, QC
  61. Hossain, L. and Ruwanpura, J.Y.(2008) "Multi-Project Simulation Models (MPSM) for Resource Management", Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conferences, Quebec City, QC.
  62. Aduagyei, F. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2008)"Optimization of Resources in Construction Work area through Effective Process Planning", Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conferences, Quebec City, QC.
  63. Jugdev, K., Yurka, W., Sennara, M., and Ruwanpura, J. (2008). “A Case Study on Project Lessons Learned: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly”. Proceedings of at the Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, CA.
  64. Hanna, M and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2007) "Simulation Tool for Manpower Forecast Loading and Resource Levelling" Proceedings of the 2007 Winter Simulation Conference, S. G. Henderson, B. Biller, M.-H. Hsieh, J. Shortle, J. D. Tew, and R. R. Barton, eds., Washington DC, Dec.
  65. Gannoruwa, A. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2007) "Construction Noise Prediction and Barrier Optimization using Special Purpose Simulation" Proceedings of the 2007 Winter Simulation Conference, S. G. Henderson, B. Biller, M.-H. Hsieh, J. Shortle, J. D. Tew, and R. R. Barton, eds., Washington DC, Dec.
  66. Mortaheb, M.M. , Dehghan, R., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Khoramshahi, F. (2007). “Major Factors Influencing Construction Productivity in Industrial Congested Sites”” Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conference, Yellowknife, June
  67. Mortaheb, M.M., Khoramshahi, F., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Dehghan, R. (2007). “Suggestions to Improve Manual Welding Efficiency in terms of Welder Tool Time for Developing Countries (Based On a Case Study: Iranian Petrochemical Projects)” Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conference, Yellowknife, June.
  68. Wimalasena, S., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Hettiaratchi, J.P.A. (2007). “Construction And Demolition Waste Management Tools And Practices In Construction Projects: Review” Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conference, Yellowknife, June.
  69. Hewage, K.N. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2007). “Technological Framework to Improve on-Site Communication and Productivity” Proceedings of the Construction Research Congress 2007, ASCE, Bahamas, May.
  70. Liu, Xin and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2007). “Ten Weeks Testing Model to Improve Construction Productivity” Proceedings of the Construction Research Congress 2007, ASCE, Bahamas, May.
  71. Moussa, M., Ruwanpura, J.Y., and Jergeas, G. (2006). "Stochastic Shortest and Longest Route Dynamic Programming Networks Using the Multilevel Network", Proceedings. of IRNOP VII Project Research Conference, Xian, China.
  72. Zhou, Y., Jergeas, G.F., and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2006). "Motivation, Performance, and Job Satisfaction of Construction Management Professionals---An Expectancy Theory Research Approach", Proceedings. of IRNOP VII Project Research Conference, Xian, China
  73. Choy, E. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2006) "Predicting Construction Productivity using Situation Based Simulation Model", Proceedings of the 10th East Asia Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, Bangkok, Thailand, Aug.
  74. Ruwanpura, J.Y., Jergeas, G.F., Hewage, K., and Zhou, Y. (2006) "Most Significant Motivational Factors for Construction Workers and Management Staff", Proceedings of the10th East Asia Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction, Bangkok, Thailand, Aug.
  75. Ruwanpura, J.Y., and Ariaratnam, S. (2006). “Project Management Best Practices for Trenchless Construction Projects”, Proceedings of the No-Dig 2006 Conference, Nashville, TN. March (Refereed, CD, 8 pages) 
  76. Hewage, K.N., and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2006). "Technology Adoptability and Adaptability Issues Related to Communication in Alberta Commercial Construction Projects", Proceedings. of ICSC-1: CSCE First International Construction Specialty Conference, Calgary, May 2006 (Refereed, CD, 11 pages).
  77. Hewage, K.N., and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2006). "Worker Efficiencies and Analysis of Non-Tool Time in Alberta Commercial Construction Projects", Proceedings. of ICSC-1: CSCE First International Construction Specialty Conference, Calgary, May 2006 (Refereed, CD, 10 pages).
  78. Moussa, M., Ruwanpura, J.Y., and Jergeas, G. (2006). "Simulation Based Risk Management Using Multi-Level/Multi-Managed Integrated Networks", Proceedings. of ICSC-1: CSCE First International Construction Specialty Conference, Calgary, May 2006 (Refereed, CD, 10 pages).
  79. Peres Da Silva, S., and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2006) "Concrete Productivity Improvements in Alberta on Commercial Construction Projects", Proceedings. of ICSC-1: CSCE First International Construction Specialty Conference, Calgary, May 2006 (Refereed, CD, 8 pages).
  80. Mortaheb, M.M., Aghajani, A. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2006). "An Example of Project Management Training Program in a Developing Country", Proceedings. of ICSC-1: CSCE First International Construction Specialty Conference, Calgary, May 2006 (Refereed, CD, 8 pages).
  81. El-Assaly, A., Ng, H., Chua, K., Yong, C., and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2006). "Cost Forecast Model for Sewer Infrastructure Network in Edmonton, Alberta", Proceedings. of ICSC-1: CSCE First International Construction Specialty Conference, Calgary, May 2006 (Refereed, CD, 8 pages).
  82. Moussa, M., Ruwanpura, J.Y., and Jergeas, G. (2005) "Multi Level Integrated Stochastic Networks for Cost and Time Risk Assessment," Proceedings of CSCE 6th Construction Specialty Conference, Toronto, June 2005 (CD, 10 pages).
  83. Nazir, M., Ruwanpura, J.Y., and Day, R. (2005) "Comprehensive and Robust Quality Assurance System for Concrete Construction" Proceedings of CSCE 6th Construction Specialty Conference, Toronto, June 2005 (CD, 9 pages).
  84. Hewage, K.N., and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2005) "Most important worker motivational factors that impact the productivity of Alberta Construction Projects", Proceedings of CSCE 6th Construction Specialty Conference, Toronto, June 2005 (CD, 10 pages).
  85. Seneviratne, A., Ruwanpura, J.Y., and Lueke, J. (2005) “Planning Horizontal Directional Drilling Projects using Simulation”, Proceedings of the No-Dig 2005 Conference, Orlando, FL, April 2005 (CD, 10 pages). 
  86. Choy, E. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2005) “Situation Based Modeling for Construction Productivity”, Proceedings of Construction Research Congress, San Diego, CA, April 2005, 662-666.
  87. Ahmed, T., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Clark, R. (2005) “Predicting Schedule and Cost Elements Variation for EPC Projects in Alberta”, Proceedings of Construction Research Congress 2005, San Diego, CA, April 2005, 376-380.
  88. Hewage, K.N. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2004) “Optimization of Traffic Signal Light Timing Using Simulation”, Proceedings of the 2004 Winter Simulation Conference R. G. Ingalls, M.D. Rossetti, J.S. Smith, and B.A. Peters, eds., Washington DC, Dec. 2004, 1428-1433.
  89. Moussa, M., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Jergeas, G.F. (2004) "Decision Tree Module within Decision Support Simulation System," Proceedings of the 2004 Winter Simulation Conference, R.G. Ingalls, M.D. Rossetti, J S. Smith, and B.A. Peters, eds., Washington DC, Dec. 2004, 1268-1276.
  90. Hirst, G. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2004) “Simulation Tool to Select the Most Optimum Route for Pipeline Projects”, Proceedings of the IPC 2004 International Pipeline Conference, Calgary, October 2004 (CD, 8 pages). 
  91. Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Ariaratnam, S. (2004) “Cost Forecast Models for Sewer Infrastructure”, Proceedings of No-Dig 2004 Conference, New Orleans, March 2004 (CD, 8 pages).
  92. Howe, T. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2004) “The Land Forces Equipment Support Model”, Proceedings of the Modeling and Simulation 2004 – 15th IASTED International Conference, Marina Del Rey, CA, February 2004, 36-41.
  93. Fernando, S, Er, K.C., Mohamed, Y., AbouRizk, S, and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2003) “A Review of Simulation Applications for Varying Demands in Tunneling”, Proceedings of the ASCE Construction Research Congress, Hawaii, March 2003, (CD, 10 pages).
  94. Ruwanpura, J.Y., Ariaratnam, S. and El-Assaly, A. (2003) “Rule Based Simulation Model for Sewer Infrastructure”, Proceedings of the ASCE Construction Research Congress, Hawaii, March 2003(CD, 8 pages).
  95. Liberda, M., Ruwanpura, J.Y., and Jergeas, G. (2003) “Construction Productivity Improvement: A study of Human, Managerial and External Factors”, Proceedings of the ASCE Construction Research Congress, Hawaii, March 2003 (CD, 8 pages).
  96. Chandrakanthi, M, Ruwanpura, J.Y., Hettiarachchi, J.P., and Prado, B. (2002) “Optimization of the Waste Management for Construction Projects Using Simulation”, Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, San Diego, 1771-1777.
  97. Powers, G., Ruwanpura, J.Y., Dolhan. G., and Chu, M. (2002) “Simulation Based Project Selection Decision Analysis Tool”, Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, San Diego, 1778-1785.
  98. Ruwanpura, J.Y. and AbouRizk, S.M. (2001) “Design, Development and Application of Soil Transition Algorithms for Tunnelling Using Special Purpose Simulation”, Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, Virginia, 1512-1520. 
  99. Ruwanpura, J.Y., AbouRizk, S.M., Er, K.C., and Fernando, S. (2000) “Experiences with implementing simulation for utility tunnel construction operations”, Proceedings of the 16th Annual Conference of the Tunnelling Association of Canada, Montreal, Quebec, 135-145. 
  100. Ruwanpura, J.Y., AbouRizk, S.M., Er, K.C., and Fernando, S. (2000) “Special Purpose Simulation Templates for Tunnelling”, Proceedings of the Construction Congress VI, ASCE, Orlando, FL, 97-106.
  101. AbouRizk, S.M., Ruwanpura, J.Y., Er, K.C. and Fernando, S. (1999) “Special Purpose Simulation Template for Utility Tunnel Construction”, Proceedings of the 1999 Winter Simulation Conference, Phoenix, AZ, 946-956.

Papers in Conference Proceedings (Abstract Reviewed)

  1. Durage, S.W., Ruwanpura, J.Y., Wirasinghe, S.C. (2011). Preliminary Analysis of the Decision-Making and Communication Network for Tornado Warning and Evacuation in Canada, WFEO Committee on Disaster Risk Management Panel Session, World Engineers’ Convention (WEC2011), Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 4-9, 2011
  2. Brandell, P., Ahmed, T., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Adikariwattage, V. (2010). “Integrated Project Teams with Multi Office Execution, A Study of EPC Projects in Canada” Proceedings of the 54th AACE Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA., June (Abstract Reviewed only)
  3. Ahmed, T., George, P.D., Van Heerden, S.W. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Mulvany, G. (2008). “Project Coding Conundrum as it Relates to Project Controls, A Study of EPC Project/s in Canada” Proceedings of the AACE Annual Conference, Toronto, ON, June (Abstract Reviewed)
  4. Ahmed, T., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Mulvany, G. (2006). “Project Planning and Scheduling and its Impact to Project Outcome: A study of EPC Projects in Alberta, Canada” Proceedings of the AACE Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, June 2006 (Abstract Reviewed, CD – 15 pages).
  5. Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2005) “A Novel Design Competition for Third Year Civil Engineering Students”, Proceedings of the 2nd Canadian Design and Engineering Network Conference, Kananiskis, July 2005, (CD, 6 pages).
  6. Ruwanpura, J.Y., MacIver, A., and Brown, T. (2004) “Innovative Final Year Design Project-International Experience Makes a World of Difference”, Proceedings of the 1st Canadian Design and Engineering Network Conference, Montreal, July 2004 (CD, 8 pages).
  7. Prado, B., Hettiaratchi, P., Ruwanpura, J.Y., Chandrakanthi, M., and Lendzion, C. (2004) “Waste Generation Predictions and Promotion of Sustainable Construction Practices”, Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conference, Saskatoon, June 2004 (CD, 11 pages).
  8. Ohman, K., Hettiaratchi, P., Achari, G., Ruwanpura, J., and Balakrishnan, J. (2004) “Applying the Analytical Hierarchy Process to Prioritize Landfill Design and Operation Parameters”, Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conference, Saskatoon, June 2004 (CD, 11 pages).
  9. Ruwanpura, J.Y., Hettiaratchi, J.P., and Prado, B.(2003) “A Computer Simulation Model to Predict Waste Generation and Promote Sustainable Construction Practices at Construction Sites”, Proceedings of 8th Environmental and Sustainable Engineering Specialty Conference, Moncton, June 2003 (CD, 10 pages).
  10. Ruwanpura, J.Y., Meek, D., Nutting, T., Greaves, D, Hamlin, J and Timler, M. (2003) “Most Significant Causes for Rework due to Engineering Deliverables”, Proceedings of CSCE 5th Construction Specialty Conference, Moncton, June 2003 (CD, 8 pages).
  11. Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Eghbal, E. (2003) “Gorgon Method: A New Framework to Manage Small Oil and Gas Projects”, Proceedings of CSCE 5th Construction Specialty Conference, Moncton, June 2003 (CD, 9 pages).
  12. Ohman, K., Hettiaratchi, P, Balakrishnan, J. and Ruwanpura, J. (2003)"Current Status of Operations Research Modeling in Landfill Design and Operation", Proceedings of the 45th Annual Conference of the Canadian Operational Research Society, Vancouver, BC, May 2003.
  13. Ruwanpura, J.Y., Liberda, M., and Jergeas, G. (2003)“Most critical human factors that affect the productivity of Alberta construction projects”, Proceedings of the PMI-SAC Symposium 2003, Calgary (CD, 6 pages).
  14. Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2003) “A structured and logical framework for risk analysis and simulation for project management”, Proceedings of the PMI-SAC Symposium 2003, Calgary (CD, 3 pages).
  15. Ruwanpura, J.Y. and AbouRizk, S.M. and Allouche, M. (2001) “Prediction of Soil Transitions for Tunnel Construction Operations using Special Purpose Simulation”, 4th Construction Specialty Conference of CSCE, Victoria, BC (CD, 8 pages).
  16. Ruwanpura, J.Y. and AbouRizk, S.M. and Allouche, M. (2000) “Predicting Geological Conditions for Special Purpose Tunnel Construction Simulation”, Proceedings of the Seventh Canadian Construction Research Forum/ The 2000 Graduate Colloquium, Edmonton, AB, 202-213. 
  17. Er, K.C., Fernando, S., AbouRizk, S.M. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (2000) “Selecting the best construction option for the 1st stage of the SESS tunnel using simulation”, Proceedings of the Seventh Canadian Construction Research Forum, Edmonton, AB, 76-86.
  18. AbouRizk, S.M, Greenwood, C., Knowles, P., Ruwanpura, J.Y., Van Tol, A., Jancewicz, S., Appleton, B. and Farrar, J. (2000) “Measuring and Improving Construction Productivity – Case Studies of Three Edmonton Projects”, Proceedings of the 7th Canadian Construction Research Forum, Edmonton, AB, 53-75.
  19. Ruwanpura, J.Y., AbouRizk, S.M., Er, K.C., and Fernando, S. (2000) “Experiences with implementing simulation for utility tunnel construction”, Proceedings of the CSCE Annual Conference, CSCE, London, ON, 165-172. 
  20. Fernando, S, Er, K.C. and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (1999) “Application of Special Purpose Simulation Modeling for Tunnel Construction”, Proceedings of the 6th Canadian Construction Research Forum, Edmonton, 1-9.
  21. Ruwanpura, J.Y., AbouRizk, S.M., Fernando, S. and Hague, S. (1999) “Experiences with Implementing a Computer Based Estimating at a Public Utility”, Proceedings of the Third Construction Specialty Conference, CSCE, Regina, SK, Vol. 3, 37-46.
  22. Wiezel, A., Schexnayder, C.J, and Ruwanpura, J.Y. (1999) “Using the Internet to Transfer Knowledge”, Proceeding of the General Conference, CSCE, Regina, SK, Vol. 4, 21-30.
  23. Ruwanpura, J.Y. (1999) “Combined Markovian and Fuzzy Based Simulation for Construction Operations”, Proceedings of the Sixth Canadian Construction Research Forum/The 1999 Graduate Colloquium, Edmonton, AB, 21-32.
  24. Kermack, I. and Ruwanpura, J. (1998) “Construction Research Needs”, Proceedings of the Fifth Canadian Construction Research Forum, Edmonton, AB, 117-121.

Book Chapters

  1. Fernando, H.J., Braun, A., Galappatti, R., Ruwanpura, J.Y. and Wirasinghe, S. C. (2008). “Tsunamis: A Journey Through their Manifestation and Aftermath”, in Large Scale Disasters: Prediction, Control and Mitigation, University Press London, UK, edited by Mohammed Aad-Elhak, ISBN 9780521872935, 258-292.