Navodana Rodrigo

Navodana Rodrigo

Lecturer

School of Architecture and Built Environment

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - 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
    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 Western Sydney University Australia PhD in Engineering
    2011 - 2016 University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Rodrigo, M. N. N., Perera, S., Senaratne, S., & Jin, X. (2021). Systematic development of a data model for the blockchain-based embodied carbon (BEC) Estimator for construction. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print), 20 pages.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2
    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 Scopus31 WoS25
    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 Scopus4
    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 Scopus1 WoS1
    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 Scopus3 WoS2
    2021 Sirimewan, D. C., Samaraweera, A., Manjula, N. H. C., Rameezdeen, R., Rodrigo, M. N. N., & Ekanayake, E. M. A. C. (2021). Strategies for sustainable irrigation system management: a socio-technical system approach. Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management, 20 pages.
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    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 Scopus27 WoS25
    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 Scopus149 WoS130
    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 Scopus16
    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 Scopus8
    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 Scopus8
    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 Scopus9
    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., Kosala, Y., Perera, B. A. K. S., & Dalugoda, C. (n.d.). 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.
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    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.
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  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2022 Rodrigo, N., Perera, S., Senaratne, S., & Jin, X. -H. (2022). Potential Application of Blockchain Technology to Transform the Construction Industry. In Innovation in Construction (pp. 189-220). Springer International Publishing.
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    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.
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  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    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.
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  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83134592
  • Email: navodana.rodrigo@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Horace Lamb, floor Level Four
  • Room: 456A
  • Org Unit: School of Architecture and Built Environment

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