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Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka

Annual Technical Sessions 2020

19th March 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

“Rethinking Construction Industry: Future Envision”

The Annual Technical Sessions 2020 organized by the Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (IQSSL) will be held on 19th March 2020 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH), Colombo. The session will provide a forum for researchers, academics, practitioners and students to share their knowledge, interests and experience in the field of building economics.

Prospective authors are invited to submit their papers written in English on subject matter related to any of the sub themes of the Sessions.

Scope

The Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka as the sole body representing the quantity surveying profession in Sri Lanka holds its Annual Technical Sessions with the intention of sharing and updating knowledge in the field of quantity surveying and in fields related to the built environment including architecture, engineering and facilities management.

The Annual Technical Sessions will include a full day seminar which will include a key note speech, guest speeches, presentations and a panel discussion to help the participants to update their knowledge, share experience and network with their peers. The technical papers on research and intellectual developments that are received will be reviewed by a panel of senior academics and the papers considered as being of acceptable standard will be published. The main theme of the Annual Technical Sessions is “Rethinking Construction Industry: Future Envision” and Following

is an indicative, hence a non-exhaustive, list of anticipated sub-themes:

• Building Information Modelling and Information Management
• Environmental Economics and Management
• Cost Management
• Construction Procurement
• Construction Management
• Value Management
• Disaster Management
• Built Environment Education
• Energy Management
• Construction Law
• Facilities Management
• Life Cycle Costing
• Contract Administration
• Claims Management
• Entrepreneurship
• Green Buildings
• Innovative Green Technologies
• Linking Design & Construction to Operation & Maintenance
• Public Private Partnerships (PPPs)
• Process Improvement
• Resilience Buildings
• Risk Management in Construction
• Sustainable Construction Practices
• Sustainable Facilities
• Sustainable Urbanization
• Waste Management
• Innovative Construction technologies

Format for the Technical Paper Submission

The technical papers which should include an abstract and a list of references shall be of no more than seven A4 size pages. The details of the author shall not be included within the paper. Final papers will be double-blind reviewed by two members of the review panel. The papers which should be submitted via email to techsessions2020@gmail.com will be acknowledged. The authors of the papers that have been selected will be informed of the comments made by the reviewers.

Guidelines for the preparation of the full papers can be downloaded from the below link.

GUIDELINES FOR AUTHORS TO PREPARE THE FULL PAPERS FOR ANNUAL TECHNICAL SESSIONS 2020 OF INSTITUTE OF QUANTITY SURVEYORS SRI LANKA

Schedule of Key Dates

Submission of full paper – January 20, 2020
Notification of reviewers comments – February 15, 2020
Revised paper submission – February 21, 2020
Camera ready paper – March 02, 2020