Navodana Rodrigo

Navodana Rodrigo

Lecturer

School of Architecture and Civil Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Navodana is a lecturer at the University of Adelaide. She has obtained a BSc first-class honours degree in Quantity Surveying from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. After graduation, she rendered her service to University of Moratuwa as a lecturer before the commencement of her PhD at Western Sydney University. Navodana is a recipient of the ‘3MT People’s Choice Award 2021’, ‘Award for Excellence on Higher Degree Research Study (2020)’, ‘Green Thinkerz Young Researcher Award 2019’ at the IRSD 2020, and a Joint Winner of the CIB c4SMC Collective Sensemaking Research Competition 2020 organised by the CIB Student Chapter of Western Sydney University and Centre for Smart Modern Construction.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2022 - ongoing Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2021 Casual Academic Western Sydney University
    2016 - 2018 Temporary Lecturer University of Moratuwa
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2022 Research Award CIB Doctoral Research Award 2022 CIB Canada €1,500
    2021 Research Award Award for Excellence on Higher Degree Research Study (2020) Western Sydney University Australia -
    2021 Award 3MT People’s Choice Award 2021 Western Sydney University Australia -
    2020 Award Joint Winner of the CIB c4SMC Collective Sensemaking Research Competition 2020 CIB Student Chapter of Western Sydney University and Centre for Smart Modern Construction Australia -
    2020 Research Award Green Thinkerz Young Researcher Award 2019 4th International Convention on Interdisciplinary Research for Sustainable Development (IRSD-2020) India -
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Sinhala; Sinhalese Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2018 - 2022 Western Sydney University Australia PhD in Engineering
    2011 - 2016 University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Ranasinghe, D. S., & Rodrigo, N. (2024). Implementation of blockchain for sustainable solar energy trading: a systematic review. Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, 22 pages.
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    2024 Selvanesan, H., & Rodrigo, N. (2024). Laws and policy initiatives in regulating blockchain and digital currencies. Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management, 1-25.
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    2024 Rodrigo, N., Omrany, H., Chang, R., & Zuo, J. (2024). Leveraging digital technologies for circular economy in construction industry: a way forward. Smart and Sustainable Built Environment, 13(1), 85-116.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS3
    2023 Le, A., Rodrigo, N., Domingo, N., & Senaratne, S. (2023). Policy Mapping for Net-Zero-Carbon Buildings: Insights from Leading Countries. Buildings, 13(11), 23 pages.
    DOI Scopus3
    2023 Jayamaha, B. H. V. H., Perera, B. A. K. S., Gimhani, K. D. M., & Rodrigo, M. N. N. (2023). Adaptability of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems for cost management of building construction projects in Sri Lanka. Construction Innovation, 25 pages.
    DOI Scopus1
    2023 Senaratne, S., Rodrigo, N., Almeida, L. M. M. C. E., Perera, S., & Jin, X. (2023). Systematic review on stakeholder collaboration for a circular built environment: Current research trends, gaps and future directions. Resources, Conservation and Recycling Advances, 19, 10 pages.
    DOI Scopus8
    2023 Sirimewan, D. C., Samaraweera, A., Manjula, N. H. C., Rameezdeen, R., Rodrigo, M. N. N., & Ekanayake, E. M. A. C. (2023). Strategies for sustainable irrigation system management: a socio-technical system approach. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 30(2), 20 pages.
    DOI Scopus4
    2022 Rodrigo, M. N. N., Perera, S., Senaratne, S., & Jin, X. (2022). Systematic development of a data model for the blockchain-based embodied carbon (BEC) Estimator for construction. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 29(9), 3311-3330.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS4
    2021 Nanayakkara, S., Rodrigo, M. N. N., Perera, S., Weerasuriya, G. T., & Hijazi, A. A. (2021). A methodology for selection of a Blockchain platform to develop an enterprise system. Journal of Industrial Information Integration, 23, 100215.
    DOI Scopus72 WoS41
    2021 Perera, S., Senaratne, S., Rodrigo, M. N. N., & Brady, L. (2021). Analysis of embodied carbon and cost profiles of school buildings in Australia. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 11(4), 660-672.
    DOI Scopus1
    2021 Senaratne, S., Rodrigo, M. N. N., Jin, X., & Perera, S. (2021). Current trends and future directions in knowledge management in construction research using social network analysis. Buildings, 11(12), 599-1-599-16.
    DOI Scopus7
    2021 Rodrigo, M. N. N., Perera, S., Senaratne, S., & Jin, X. (2021). Review of supply chain based embodied carbon estimating method: A case study based analysis. Sustainability (Switzerland), 13(16), 19 pages.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS3
    2021 Perera, S., Hijazi, A. A., Weerasuriya, G. T., Nanayakkara, S., & Rodrigo, M. N. N. (2021). Blockchain-Based Trusted Property Transactions in the Built Environment: Development of an Incubation-Ready Prototype. Buildings, 11(11), 560-1-560-23.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS3
    2020 Rodrigo, M. N. N., Perera, S., Senaratne, S., & Jin, X. (2020). Potential application of blockchain technology for embodied carbon estimating in construction supply chains. Buildings, 10(8), 140.
    DOI Scopus52 WoS43
    2020 Perera, S., Nanayakkara, S., Rodrigo, M. N. N., Senaratne, S., & Weinand, R. (2020). Blockchain technology: Is it hype or real in the construction industry?. Journal of Industrial Information Integration, 17, 100125.
    DOI Scopus314 WoS191
    2020 Chamikara, P. B. S., Perera, B. A. K. S., & Rodrigo, M. N. N. (2020). Competencies of the quantity surveyor in performing for sustainable construction. International Journal of Construction Management, 20(3), 237-251.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS16
    2019 Dabarera, G. K. M., Perera, B. A. K. S., & Rodrigo, M. N. N. (2019). Suitability of public-private-partnership procurement method for road projects in Sri Lanka. Built Environment Project and Asset Management, 9(2), 199-213.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS11
    2019 De Silva, G. D. R., Perera, B. A. K. S., & Rodrigo, M. N. N. (2019). Adaptive reuse of buildings: The case of Sri Lanka. Journal of Financial Management of Property and Construction, 24(1), 79-96.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS5
    2018 Amarasekara, W. D. L., Perera, B. A. K. S., & Rodrigo, M. N. N. (2018). Impact of Differing Site Conditions on Construction Projects. Journal of Legal Affairs and Dispute Resolution in Engineering and Construction, 10(3), 04518006.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS9
    2018 Rodrigo, M. N. N., Kosala, Y., Perera, B. A. K. S., & Dalugoda, C. (2018). Mitigation of Hospital Acquired Infections in Developing Countries through the Provision of a Better IAQ. ENGINEER-JOURNAL OF THE INSTITUTION OF ENGINEERS SRI LANKA, 51(1), 39-48.
    DOI WoS2
    2017 Rodrigo, M. N. N., & Perera, B. A. K. S. (2017). Criteria for selecting Nominated Subcontractors in Commercial Building Construction. Built Environment Journal, 14(1), 39-47.
    - Rodrigo, M. N. N., & Perera, B. A. K. S. (n.d.). Management of Nominated Subcontractors in the Construction of Commercial Buildings in Sri Lanka. Bhumi, The Planning Research Journal, 5(2), 21.
    DOI
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2022 Rodrigo, M. N. N., Perera, S., Senaratne, S., & Jin, X. -H. (2022). Potential Application of Blockchain Technology to Transform the Construction Industry. In S. H. Ghaffar, P. Mullett, E. Pei, & J. Roberts (Eds.), Innovation in Construction A Practical Guide to Transforming the Construction Industry (pp. 189-220). Springer Nature.
    DOI Scopus1
    2021 Perera, S., Opoku, D. -G. J., & Rodrigo, M. N. N. (2021). Technological Advancements in Green and Sustainable Construction. In E. Adinyira, & K. Agyekum (Eds.), The Construction Industry: Global Trends, Job Burnout and Safety Issues (pp. 51-74). United States: Nova Science Publishers.
    DOI Scopus3
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2023 Rodrigo, N., Perera, S., Senaratne, S., & Jin, X. (2023). COMPARISON OF EMBODIED CARBON ESTIMATING METHODS. In Proceedings of the 11th World Construction Symposium Vol. 1 (pp. 355-366). Colombo, Sri Lanka: Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka.
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    2023 Jayarathna, H. S. N. M., Perera, B. A. K. S., Atapattu, A. M. D. S., & Rodrigo, M. N. N. (2023). SYNERGY BETWEEN BLOCKCHAIN AND CIRCULAR ECONOMY IN IMPROVING CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT: A LITERATURE REVIEW. In World Construction Symposium Vol. 1 (pp. 1024-1038). Sri Lanka (online): Ceylon Institute of Builders - Sri Lanka.
    DOI Scopus1
    2021 Rodrigo, M. N. N., Perera, S., Senaratne, S., & Jin, X. (2021). SWOT Analysis for Blockchain-based Embodied Carbon (BEC) Estimator. In Proceedings of the 44th AUBEA Conference. Melbourne, Australia.
    2019 Senaratne, S., & Rodrigo, M. N. N. (2019). Teaching building measurement principles to suit the transforming construction industry. In Proceedings of the 43rd Australasian Building Education Association (AUBEA) Conference (pp. 361-369). North Rockhampton, Qld, Australia: Central Queensland University.
    2019 Rodrigo, M. N. N., Perera, S., Senaratne, S., & Jin, X. (2019). Conceptual Model on Estimating Embodied Carbon in Construction Supply Chains using Value Chain and Blockchain. In Proceedings of the 43rd Australasian Building Education Association (AUBEA) Conference (pp. 578-590). North Rockhampton, Qld, Australia: Central Queensland University.
    2019 Rodrigo, M. N. N., Perera, S., Senaratne, S., & Jin, X. (2019). Embodied Carbon Mitigation Strategies in Construction Industry. In CIB World Building Congress 2019 (pp. 736-745). Canada: International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction.
    2019 Paino, J., Perera, S., Alashwal, A., & Rodrigo, M. N. N. (2019). Impact of fly-ash on carbon emissions in different concrete grades. In Proceedings of the 8th World Construction Symposium (pp. 368-377). Sri Lanka: University of Moratuwa.
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    2018 Rodrigo, M. N. N., Perera, S., Senaratne, S., & Jin, X. (2018). Blockchain for Construction Supply Chains: A Literature Synthesis. In Proceedings of ICEC-PAQS Conference 2018 (pp. 10 pages). Sydney, Australia: International Cost Engineering Council.
    2018 Brown, L., Perera, S., & Rodrigo, M. N. N. (2018). Brownfield Redevelopment: A Dual Currency Analysis of Soil Stabilisation Methods. In Y. G. Sandanayake, S. Gunatilake, & K. G. A. S. Waidyasekara (Eds.), Proceedings of 7th World Construction Symposium - Built Asset Sustainability: Rethinking Design, Construction and Operations (pp. 116-125). Colombo: Ceylon Institute of Builders.
    2017 Wickramasooriya, K. J., Perera, B. A. K. S., & Rodrigo, M. N. N. (2017). Establishing a Framework for the Earned Value Management Approach in Large Scale Building Projects. In U. Rajapaksha (Ed.), Proceedings of the 10th FARU International Research Conference 2017 – “Design that cares” (pp. 135-147). Sri Lanka: Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa.
    2017 De Silva, G. D. R., Perera, B. A. K. S., & Rodrigo, M. N. N. (2017). Embracing Adaptive Reuse of Buildings: The Case of Sri Lanka. In Y. G. Sandanayake, T. Ramachandra, & S. Gunatilake (Eds.), Proceedings of 6th World Construction Symposium - What’s New and What’s Next in the Built Environment Sustainable Agenda? (pp. 178-187). Sri Lanka: Ceylon Institute of Builders.
    2017 Fernando, W. N. L., Perera, B. A. K. S., & Rodrigo, M. N. N. (2017). Introduction of a Systematic Process for Building Control in Sri Lanka. In Y. G. Sandanayake, T. Ramachandra, & S. Gunatilake (Eds.), Proceedings of 6th World Construction Symposium - What’s New and What’s Next in the Built Environment Sustainable Agenda? (pp. 254-262). Sri Lanka: Ceylon Institute of Builders.
    2016 Gunasekara, R. G. D. H., Perera, B. A. K. S., & Rodrigo, M. N. N. (2016). Criteria to determine the project duration of road rehabilitation projects in Sri Lanka. In Proceedings of the 9th FARU International Research Symposium 2016 - “Building the Future – Sustainable and resilient built environments". Colombo, Sri Lanka.
    2016 Anuruddhika, M. M. C., Perera, B. A. K. S., & Rodrigo, M. N. N. (2016). Management of Delays in Design and Build Projects undertaken in Sri Lanka. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the International Institute for Infrastructure Resilience and Reconstruction (pp. 191-198). Kandy, Sri Lanka.
    2016 Rodrigo, M. N. N., & Perera, B. A. K. S. (2016). Selection of Nominated Subcontractors in commercial building construction in Sri Lanka. In 2nd International Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference, MERCon 2016 (pp. 210-215). Univ Moratuwa, Moratuwa, SRI LANKA: IEEE.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS1
  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2024 Co-Supervisor A Study on the Implementation of Green Procurement Policies in Circular Construction Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Yuan Sheng
    2024 Principal Supervisor Adaptability of Smart Technologies in Achieving a Circular Built Environment: A Big Data-AI Integrated Perspective Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Atapattu Mudiyanselage Dilmi Sashenka Atapattu
    2024 Principal Supervisor Metrics and Assessment Tools for Circular Sustainable Construction Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Geethmi Thisakya Pattividanalage
    2023 Co-Supervisor Promoting the Circularity of PVC for a Sustainable Future Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Nirusika Rajenthiran
    2023 Principal Supervisor Using Digital Twin to reduce Energy Consumption and Achieve Net zero Carbon Emissions in Buildings in the operational stage Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Buddhika Priyankara Arsecularatne
    2023 Principal Supervisor Investigating Community Engagement in Renewable Energy Transition Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Umesha Sasanthi Weerapperuma
    2022 Co-Supervisor Evaluating the Effects of Climate Change on Residential Electricity demand Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Xin Li
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83134592
  • Email: navodana.rodrigo@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Horace Lamb, floor Level Four
  • Room: 456A
  • Org Unit: Construction Management

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