Prof. D. A. R. Dolage

Professor in Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Dean, Faculty of Engineering Technology
Contact:

Central Campus, Ground floor, Science and Technology building, Room No :

Office: 0112-881289, Ext: 289

Email: dadol@ou.ac.lk


Dean, Faculty of Engineering Technology, The Open University of Sri Lanka (July 2018- to date)

Professor in Civil Engineering, The Open University of Sri Lanka (July 2015- to date)

Head, Dept. of Civil Engineering, The Open University of Sri Lanka (October 2002 –November 2004)

Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Civil Engineering, The Open University of Sri Lanka (Jan 1994 -July 2015)

President of the Senior Common Room (2002)

President/Treasurer of the Open University Teachers Association (2002/2004)

Warden of the Temporary Residential Facility-(2010-2015)

Faculty Senior Student Counsellor (2010-2014)

Vice-President of the IESL (2016-2017)

Area of Specification:

Construction Engineering and Construction Management

Research Intrests:

Green construction, Alternative construction materials, Construction arbitration and adjudication, Construction economics, Contract administration, Optimally economized structures

Affiliations:

FIE (SL), CEng

Programmes Coordination:

BTech Honours in Engineering Programme, PG Dip. in Construction Management and MTech in Construction Management

Course Coordination:

CVX6831- Construction Engineering & Management, CEM7103 – Financial Management & Taxation in the Construction Industry, CEM7106 – Law & the Construction Industry, CEX7104 – Estimating, Tendering,Marketing in Construction Industry, CEX7110 – Construction Project Appraisal, CEY7C14 – Two Credit Research Project (for Master’s Program)

Awards:
  1.  Award of Honorary Research Associate, from 13 December 1999 to 13 June 2000. This award was granted by the Department of Civil and Resource Engineering, The University of Auckland.
  2. Award of Honorary Fellow, from 24 March 2008 to 30 March 2009. This award was granted by the School of Management, The University of Liverpool. UK
  3.  Award of the Commonwealth Academic Fellowship at the University of Manchester, from 28 October 2012 to 28 February 2013.
  4. The winner of the PIMA Achiever Award – 2004.  The PIM Alumni (PIMA) is the association of professionals who have completed the Masters and Doctoral level degree programs at the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), affiliated to the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
  5. Professional distinction of being the winner of the IESL AWARD -2010 for the ‘Best Research Article by a Corporate Member in the Journal ‘Engineer’ during a session’
Researches:

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Dolage, D.A.R., 2005. An Improved Laying Technique for Ceramic Floor Tiling, Journal of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, XXXVII (01), pp. 32-38.
  2. Dolage, D.A.R., Sade, A. B., Elsadig, M.A, 2010. The Influence of Flexible Manufacturing Technology Adoption on Productivity of Malaysian Manufacturing Industry, Journal of Economic Modelling, 27 (1), pp. 395-403.
  3. Dolage, D.A.R., Perera P.W.S.D., 2009. Delays in the Pre-Construction Phase of State Sector Building Projects’, Journal of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, XXXXII (03), pp 22-30.
  4. Dolage, D.A.R., and Suthesan N., 2009. Adequacy of Indemnity Afforded by Performance Bonds Used in State Sector Construction Projects, Journal of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, XXXXII (04), pp. 128-137.
  5. Dolage, D.A.R., Wijesundara WRGA and Nandasiri DG, 2010. Analysis of User Problems in Construction Machinery’, Journal of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, XXXXIII (01), pp 32-41.
  6. Dolage D.A.R., Mylvaganam K, Mayoorathan P, Inparatnam S, 2011. Use of Rice Husk Ash Blended Cement to Produce Cement Sand Blocks: Optimal level of cement replacement for compressive strength’, Journal of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, XXXXIV (02), pp. 11-19.
  7. Dolage, D.A.R., Pallewatta T. M., Bandara R. R. G. S., 2011. Tensile Properties and Volumetric of Stability of Indigenous Woody Plant Materials under Different Seasoning Techniques, Journal of Institution Engineers Sri Lanka, XXXXVI (01),pp. 09-16.
  8. Dolage, D.A.R., Sade, A. B., 2011. The Impact of Adoption of Flexible Manufacturing Technology on Price Cost Margin of Malaysian Manufacturing Industry, Journal of Technology and Investment, 3(1), pp. 26-35.
  9.  Dolage, D.A.R. and Sade, A. B., 2012. A Frontier Approach to Measuring Impact of Adoption of Flexible Manufacturing Technology on Technical Efficiency of Malaysian Manufacturing Industry, Journal of Technology and Investment, , 3(4), pp. 266-275.
  10. Dolage, D. A. R., Gamage S. P. P. and Karunasena T.V.K.I.S.,2011. ‘Treatment of Seepage through Vendarasankulum Twin Reservoir in Eastern Sri Lanka – Cost comparison of Alternative Techniques’, Journal of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, XXXXV (03), pp. 11-20.
  11. Dolage, D.A.R and Herath C.N., 2013. ‘Soft Skills Competency among OUSL Graduates-Employers’ Perspective, Journal of Engineering Technology (OUSL), 1(1), pp. 20-34.
  12. Dolage, D.A.R, Dias M.G.S. and Ariyawansa C.T. 2013. Offshore Sand as A Fine Aggregate for Concrete Production, British Journal of Applied Sciences and Technology, 3(4), pp. 813-825.
  13. Dolage, D.A.R and Rathnamali D.L.G., 2013. Causes of Time Overrun in Construction Phase of Building Projects, in Journal of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, XXXXVI (03), pp.09-18.
  14. Dolage, D.A.R. and Chan P., 2013. Productivity in Construction-A Critical Review of Research, Journal of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, XXXXVI (04), pp.31-42.
  15. Dolage, D.A.R. and Pathmarajah T., 2015. Mitigation of Delays Attributable to the Contractors in the Construction Industry of Sri Lanka – Consultants’ Perspective, Journal of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, XLVIII (01), pp.21-30.
  16. Dolage, D. A. R., Elakanda, D.C.S. and Leelaratne, P.D., 2015. Beneficiary Participation in Formulating Social Safeguard Management Programmes – Experience from Dam Safety and Water Resources Planning Project of Sri Lanka, Journal of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, XLVIII (02), pp.15-23.

 

Reviewed International Conference Papers

  1. Dolage, D.A.R., Karunasena T.V.K.I.S. and Gamage, S.P.P., 2014. Grout Treatment of Seepage through Vendarasankulum Twin Reservoir in Eastern Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the 19th International Conference of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)- APD 2014, 21-24 September 2014, [ISBN:978-604-82-1383-1].
  2. Dolage, D. A. R., Elakanda, S. and Leelaratne, P.D., 2015. Beneficiary Participation in Formulating Social Safeguard Management Programmes – Experience from Dam Safety and Water Resources Planning Project of Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the 36th International Conference of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR),World Congress, 28 June – 3 July, 2015, The Hague, the Netherlands.
  3. Dolage, D.A.R., Weligepolage K., 2016. Water Resource Planning of Mundeni Aru River Basin in Eastern Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the 20th International Conference of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR)- APD 2016, 28-31 August 2016. pp.169.
  4. Dolage, D.A.R., Weligepolage K., 2017. Water Resource Planning of Mundeni Aru River Basin in Eastern Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the 37th International Conference of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR),World Congress, 13-18 August 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.pp. T1 -195.

Reviewed Local Conference Papers

  1. Dolage, D.A.R. and Nishanthi, K.H.B., 2014. Selection of a Reliable Delay Analysis Technique for Construction Projects in Sri Lanka, Proceedings of the 05th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment  2014, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 12-15  December 2014, pp. 147-153, [ISBN:978-604-82-1383-5].
  2. Dolage, D.A.R. and Pathmarajah, T. 2014. Ranking of Delay Causes in Construction Industry of Sri Lanka – Contractors Perspective, Proceedings of the 05th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment  2014, 1 Kandy, Sri Lanka, 2-15  December 2014, pp. 160-168, [ISBN:978-604-82-1383-5].
  3. Joseph L.A., Satheeshkumar, N. and Dolage, D.A.R., 2014. Utilisation of ‘As Generated’ Quarry Dust as A Fine Aggregate In Concrete,  Proceedings of OUSL Annual Academic Sessions 2014, 27-28 November 2014, pp. 45-49, [ISSN–2012-9912].
  4. Sanjeevan R., Kavitha S., Ekneligoda and Dolage, D.A.R., 2014. Use of Dune Sand as An Alternative Fine Aggregate In Concrete and Mortar, Proceedings of OUSL Annual Academic Sessions 2014, 27-28 November 2014, pp. 68-72, [ISSN–2012-9912].
  5. Dolage, D.A.R., Alirajay A. and Parvathakeethan 2015. Use of Rice Husk Ash Blended Cement to Manufacture Cement Sand Cellular Blocks, Proceedings of the 05th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2015, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 11-13 December 2015, [ISBN:978-955-589-209-4].
  6. Dolage, D.A.R. and Wijesekera A.L.U.P. Apportionment and Ranking of Risk Elements in Construction Industry of Sri Lanka- Contractors’ Perspective,  Proceedings of the 05th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2015, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 11-13 December 2015, [ISBN:978-955-589-209-4].
  7. Dolage D.A.R.,  Pallewatta T.M, Pragash T., Chathurangani J.T.H. and Sellathurai V., 2017,  Use of Ground Rice Husk Ash Blended Cement to Manufacture Cement Sand Cellular Blocks, Proceedings of the 08th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2017, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 07-09  December 2017, [ISBN:978-955-589-238-4].
  8. Dolage D.A.R.,  Wijesinghe W.M.M., 2018,  An Investigation to Problems Faced by Speclised Small Scale Contractors in the Construction Industry, Proceedings of the 09th International Conference on Sustainble Built Environment 8017, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 13-15  December 2018, [ISBN:978-955-589-238-4].
Research Supervisions:

Masters Dissertations Supervised

  1. Suggestions to Avoid Delays in the Design Process of State Sector Building Projects,
  2. Determination of Optimum Value for Performance Bonds for Construction Contracts in Sri Lanka
  3. Causes of Time Overrun in Construction Phase of Building Projects
  4. Causes of Construction Delays Attributable to Contractors in the Construction Industry of Sri Lanka
  5. Risk Management in Sri Lankan the Construction Industry: Contractors’ Perspective
  6. Analysing Users Problems in Construction Machinery Hiring In Sri Lankan Construction Industry
  7. Performance Improvement of a Power Plant through Effective Maintenance”
  8. The Impact of Locational Determinants on Foreign Direct Investment Flows in to Sri Lanka

 

Final Year Projects Supervised

  1. Rate Analysis of Construction Items in Building Projects in Batticaloa. (1999).
  2. Application of ICTAD Contract Administration Procedure to Road Development Dept., North-East Province (2002).
  3. Alternative Method of Laying Floor Tiles (2004).
  4. Determination of Pragmatic Hire Rates for Earthwork Machinery (2009).
  5. Use of Indigenous Woody Materials as Reinforcements in Cement Mortar (2009).
  6. Use of Rice Husk Ash in Cement Sand Block Manufacturing (2009).
  7. Remedial Measures for the Seepage Problem in the Vendrasankuluam Tank (2011).
  8. Suitability of Offshore Sand (soon after dredged) for concrete (2011).
  9. Use of Quarry Dust as a Fine Aggregate in Concrete (2012).
  10. Clay Brick Waste as Coarse Aggregate in Concrete (2013).
  11. Improvement to Construction Planning of Southern Transport Development Project-Pinnaduwa to Kodagoda Section, (2013).
  12. Selection of a Reliable Delay Analysis Technique for Construction Projects In Sri Lanka (2014).
  13.  Implementation of Civil Engineering Assets Management System to Sri Lanka Telecom PLC. (2011).
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