Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
CTBUH Launches Sri Lanka Committee
December 15th, 2013
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Kandy, Sri Lanka – The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) launched its Sri Lanka committee at the Fourth International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management (ICSECM13).

Recognizing that Sri Lanka, emerging from a long civil war into a period of growth, was beginning to experience a construction boom, CTBUH Country Representative Eng. W.J.B. Shiromal Fernando organized a special session on the third day of the conference. The session, one of the best-attended at the conference, was co-chaired Fernando and Prof. M.T.R. Jayasinghe, former head of the civil engineering department at the University of Moratuwa.
CTBUH session was one of the most well attended parallel sessions in ICSECM
The session began with an introduction to CTBUH by Eng. M.S. Bishar Haadi, who provided an overview of CTBUH membership and benefits. Eng. Anil Hira, CTBUH City Representative of Mumbai, India, presented on the design of a new mega-project at Krrish Square in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Additional presentations included:

•    “Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics in Wind Analysis of Tall Buildings” - Prof. Priyan Mendis, the discipline head of civil and infrastructure engineering at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

•    “Earthquake Analysis of a Typical Tall Building in Sri Lanka” – Eng. Shiromal Fernando.

•    “Hollow Core Slabs in Floor Construction” – Eng. R.C. Loganthan.

•    “Effects of Footfall-Induced Vibrations on Composite and Concrete Floors.” – Eng. E. Premendra De Silva, University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus

•    “Ductility Design of High-Strength Reinforced Concrete Columns for Supertall Buildings” – Eng. K.K. Shanaka, graduate researcher, University of Melbourne.
Prof. Priyan Mendis during his presentation
At the conclusion of the session, organizers decided to form a formal committee for CTBUH activities in Sri Lanka. This will be organized later in 2014.
Sri Lanka Inaugaral Session

Anil Hira Buro Happold
Prof. Priyan Mendis University of Melbourne
Prof. M.T.R. Jayasinghe University of Moratuwa
Prof. Ranjith Dissanayaka University of Peradeniya
Prof. Priyan Dias University of Moratuwa
Dr. Chintha Jayasinghe University of Moratuwa
Dr. Kushan Wijesundara South Asian Institute of Technology & Medicine
Dr. Milroy Perera Selvaratnam & Perera
Nandana Abeysuriya NCD Consultants (Pvt) Ltd
Shiromal Fernando Civil & Structural Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd
Shyanaka Dhananjaya University of Peradeniya
Dilina Hettiarachchi Civil & Structural Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd
Kasun Shanaka University of Melbourne
Bhathiya Waduge Civil & Structural Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd
Tharanga Pradeep APTES Sri Lanka
Eroshan Premendra De Silva Nottingham University
Neomal Ferdinando APTES Sri Lanka
Tharindu Samarasnghe Civil & Structural Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd
Tharaka Gunawardena University of Melbourne
Harshana Molligoda APTES Sri Lanka
Ravindu Hettiarachchi APTES Sri Lanka
Dilshani Ranasinghe APTES Sri Lanka
Isuru Perera Civil & Structural Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd
M.M. Rifadh Freelancer (Consultant Engineer)
Dayani Nayantha University of Moratuwa
Chinthaka Nandapala University of Moratuwa
R.C. Loganathan Perigon Lanka (Pvt) Ltd
Aroshi Tennakoon University of Peradeniya
Kanchana Ratnayake University of Peradeniya
Ishara Danapala APTES Sri Lanka
Sameera Samarasekara University of Moratuwa
Lankika Marasinghe Access Engineering (Pvt) Ltd
Mangala Silva Engineering Consultants Limited