Three day Pre-Conference Workshop

Three day Pre-Conference Workshop on "Structural Design of Super Tall Buildings"

will be held at the Department of Civil Engineering on 22nd, 23rd and 24th of July, 2019



The pre-conference workshop schedule:



Resource Person


22nd July

8.30 am – 12.30 pm

Prof. M .T.R. Jayasinghe

Super tall buildings and advanced concrete technology

1.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Dr Dhammika Mahaarachchi

Super tall buildings - fundamentals and important behaviours

23rd July

8.30 am – 10.30 am

Dr Asiri Weerasuriya

Wind design of super tall buildings and environmental wind designs

11.00 am - 12.30 pm

Dr Dhammika Mahaarachchi

Structural Modelling concepts and applications

1.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Dr. Dhammika Mahaarachchi

Structural Design of Super Tall Buildings - case studies/applications

24th July

8.30 am – 10.30 am

Eng Ranjan Fernando

Deep basements and pile foundation designs for super tall buildings

11.00 am - 12.30 pm

Dr. Hasitha Damruwan

Facade design, impact and blast resistant glass facades

1.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Dr Loizos Pelecanos

Pile foundations, advanced testing methods and monitoring

4.00 pm - 5.30 pm

Panel of presenters

Panel Discussion on Super Tall Buildings






















About the presenters:

Prof M T R Jayasinghe - B. Sc. Eng. Hons (Moratuwa), Ph.D. (Cambridge): He pioneered the tall building design teaching in Sri Lanka since 1996 and has teaching experience with reinforced concrete, masonry, prestressed concrete, green technology, etc.

Dr Dhammika Mahaarachchi - B.Sc. Eng. Hons. (Moratuwa), Ph.D. (QUT): He has research and working experience in Australia in many sectors including the mining industry.  He has designed the 120 storey tall reinforced concrete building with PT slabs which is currently being constructed in Malaysia

Dr Loizos Pelecanos - He is an academic from the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering of University of Bath, United Kingdom and has B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. from Imperial College, London.  He has vast experience in geotechnical engineering and advanced FEM modelling including producing his own coding for new applications of FEM

Dr Asiri Weersuriya - B.Sc. Eng. Hons. (Moratuwa), M.Sc. (Moratuwa), Ph.D. (Hong-Kong): He has been an active researcher on wind engineering with his M.Sc. and Ph.D. and currently actively involved in deep research into wind environmental design aspects for clusters of tall buildings

Eng Ranjan Fernando - Managing Director, Ranjan Fernando Consulting Engineers Pvt Ltd, (RFCE), Melbourne Australia with vast experience on value engineering for foundations and deep basements of all types of buildings in Melbourne, Australia

Dr Hasitha Damruwan - B.Sc. Eng. Hons. (Moratuwa), Ph.D. (QUT, Australia): He is a fine lecturer and is a master for structural dynamics with FEM and also facade design aspects




Pre-Conference Workshop fee: Rs 15,000 per person (lunch and refreshments and course materials provided).  

Those attending both the Pre-conference workshop (22nd, 23rd and 24th of July) and ICCEA 2019 (25th and 26th of July) will be charged only Rs 25,000 per person for both the events lasting five days.

The Pre-Conference schedule: This will be conducted on three consecutive days on 22nd to 24th of July, 2019 at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa and will have presentations, lecture based discussions, hands on sessions and panel discussions, etc. and each day will be conducted from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.  
For registration, please send an email indicating your Name, National ID Card Number and a photocopy of it, Qualifications, contact address and a scanned copy of the qualifications to     or


All payments shall be made by an Account Payee cheque drawn in favour of "University of Moratuwa" and sent the same with a covering letter to the address given below indicating that it is the registration fee for the Pre-Conference Workshop on Structural Design of Super Tall Buildings scheduled for 22nd, 23rd and 24th of July, 2019 to be held at the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa.