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12th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management

Proceedings of the ICSECM 2021

  • Highlights recent advances in the areas of Structural Engineering and Construction Management

  • Provides necessary knowledge for construction management practices, new tools, and technologies in civil engineering

  • Covers topics on Structural and Solid Mechanics, Construction Materials/Safety, Systems and Management, etc

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Table of contents (56 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii
  2. Structural Modeling and Health Monitoring

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Application of Virtual Element Method for Plane Stress–Plane Strain Problems

      • Lahiru N. Dissanayake, D. S. T. Costa, K. K. Wijesundara
      Pages 3-15
    3. Spherical Indentation Test to Determine Metal Properties Using Representative Strain Concept: A Review

      • S. P. L. Madhumali, J. A. S. C. Jayasinghe, C. S. Bandara, A. J. Dammika
      Pages 53-67
    4. Vortex Shedding-Induced Fatigue Analysis for High-Mast Lighting Towers

      • K. Jeyamohan, C. S. Bandara, J. A. S. C. Jayasinghe
      Pages 83-94
    5. Modeling of Reinforced Concrete Beam–Column Joint Retrofitting

      • Karunakaran Gajanan, Baskaran Pirashangan, Hiran D. Yapa
      Pages 95-112
    6. Lessons Learnt from Recent Explosions in Storage Facilities with Ammonium Nitrate

      • P. L. N. Fernando, C. Attard, K. Wijesooriya, D. Mohotti, C. K. Lee
      Pages 113-123
    7. Mitigation of Excessive Vibration in Warehouse Floor Slab—Case Study

      • H. V. W. S. A. Jayawardhane, T. Sasirathan, D. M. A. G. B. Dissanayake, K. T. S. Karunanayake, G. R. C. R. Senevirathna, Lahiru N. Dissanayake et al.
      Pages 125-132
    8. Case Study: Investigation of Existing Cracks in the Oxidation Ditches

      • G. R. C. R. Senevirathna, P. B. R. Dissanayake, D. M. A. G. B. Dissanayake, K. T. S. Karunanayake, H. V. W. S. A. Jayawardhane, T. Sasirathan
      Pages 133-143
    9. A Review on the Advances in Distributed Fibre Optic Sensing Technology for Structural Health Monitoring

      • A. Gowshikan, K. Kariyawasam, X. Xu, C. Kechavarzi, N. de Battista, N. Ferdinando et al.
      Pages 145-159
    10. Significance of Construction Stage Analysis on the Initial Configuration of Concrete Faced Rockfill Dams

      • T. M. S. Tennekoon, K. K. Wijesundara, P. B. R. Dissanayake, N. G. P. B. Neluwala, S. De Silva, S. Venkatesan
      Pages 161-172
    11. Detection of Concrete Surface Crack Depth Using Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV) Methods

      • B. M. K. L. K. Basnayake, A. R. M. H. B. Amunugama, U. B. Attanayake
      Pages 173-186
    12. Load Testing and Rating of a Concrete Arch Bridge

      • C. Hutchinson, A. Peiris, I. Harik
      Pages 187-199
    13. Lateral Performance of Thin-Walled Steel Box Column with Replaceable Energy Dissipation Mechanism

      • M. Jenothan, J. A. S. C. Jayasinghe, C. S. Bandara, A. J. Dammika
      Pages 201-214
  3. Geotechnical Engineering

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 215-215
    2. Pavement Degradation Model for Paved and Unpaved Roads in Sri Lanka

      • M. M. N. T. Meghasooriya, K. M. N. M. Jayarathna, S. K. Navaratnarajah
      Pages 217-229
    3. Numerical Study on the Shear Behaviour of Railway Ballast Using Discrete Element Method

      • S. Venuja, S. K. Navaratnarajah, W. R. R. Jayawardhana, P. H. L. Wijewardhana, K. Nirmali, M. A. M. Sandakelum
      Pages 231-240

About this book

This book highlights advances in the fields of civil engineering and construction industry with a particular focus on Structural Engineering and Construction Management. This book consists of top quality and innovative research papers selected from the proceedings of the 12th ICSECM 2021 under the themes of Innovations in Building Materials, Construction Management, Tall buildings, Concrete Technology and High Performance concrete, Geotechnical  Engineering, Water and Waste Water Treatment, CKDu problem in Sri Lanka, Structural Health Monitoring & Design of Resistive Structures, Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience in the Built Environment, Fibre Reinforced Polymer, Life Cycle Assessment of Buildings and Fire Safety Engineering.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka

    Ranjith Dissanayake

  • Department of Infrastructure Engineering, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Australia

    Priyan Mendis

  • Department of Civil Engineering, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka

    Kolita Weerasekera

  • Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka

    Sudhira De Silva

  • Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd., Rajagiriya, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Shiromal Fernando

  • Department of Civil Engineering, University of Sri Jayawardanepura, Jayawardanepura, Sri Lanka

    Chaminda Konthesingha

About the editors

Prof. Ranjith Dissanayake is a Senior Professor in Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, who is also currently serving the country as the Secretary for the State Ministry of Rural Roads and Other Infrastructures. He is the Chairman of the Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBCSL) and Vice President of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL). In private sector, he is the Chairman for Lego International (Pvt) Ltd, ICB (Pvt) Ltd, Lanka AAC (Pvt) Ltd and GAP (Pvt) Ltd. Prof. Dissanayake was a Fulbright Scholar in USA, Endeavour Fellow in Australia, and JASSO Research Fellow in Japan while being awarded the Young Scientist Award in 2007 by the NSTC of Sri Lanka.


Prof. Priyan Mendis is a Senior Professor in Civil Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia, who also serves as the Director of the ARC Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Modular Housing (ARC CAMP.H) and the Leader of the Advanced Protective Technology of Engineering Structures Group, Australia. He is a leading expert in Innovative construction methods such as prefabricated structures, tall buildings, durability of concrete structures, and advanced sustainable construction materials. Prof. Mendis is the Honorary Chairman of Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd. and the Founding Chairman of Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBCSL) while being a Member of many global civil engineering bodies.


Prof. Kolita Weerasekera is a Senior Professor and the Chair of Department of Civil Engineering, Open University of Sri Lanka, who is also a Chartered Engineer, International Professional Engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, a Member of Institution of Engineers Australia, American Society of Civil Engineers, and Institution of Highways and Transport, United Kingdom. As a transport engineering expert, he has authored two text books on highway and traffic engineering; “Towards Better Roads” and “An Introduction to Traffic Engineering”.


Prof. Sudhira De Silva is a Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Ruhuna Sri Lanka, while being a Member of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL), Society of Structural Engineers Sri Lanka, and Japan Concrete Institute. He has been Conference Co-chairs, Scientific Committee Chairs, and a Member of review panels in many national and international conferences. His research interests are in the areas of high strength and high-performance concrete, bridge management systems for RC and PC bridges, structural assessment, durability of reinforced concrete and pre-stressed concrete structures, and sustainable building materials.  


Eng. Shiromal Fernando is the Managing Director as well as the Principal Structural Engineer of Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd., Sri Lanka, which is one of the leading consultancy companies in Sri Lanka. He is a well-experienced Charted Engineer in Sri Lanka while also being the Chairman of Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Sri Lanka, Vice President of Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBCSL), and Member of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL), Sri Lankan Standard Institute (SLS), and Society of Structural Engineers, Sri Lanka. Eng. Fernando is a Leading Expert in innovative construction methods such as tall buildings, bridge construction, and advanced sustainable construction materials.


Dr. Chaminda Konthesingha is a Senior Lecturer in Department of Civil Engineering, University of Sri Jayawardanepura, Sri Lanka, who is also currently serving as the Dean of Faculty of Engineering in the same university. His research interests are based on structural engineering and modular construction where he has managed to publish many journal and conference papers in these areas. He obtained his Bachelor and Master degrees in Civil Engineering from University of Moratuwa and Ph.D. from Newcastle University, UK. He is also a Member of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) and Society of Structural Engineers Sri Lanka.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: 12th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management

  • Book Subtitle: Proceedings of the ICSECM 2021

  • Editors: Ranjith Dissanayake, Priyan Mendis, Kolita Weerasekera, Sudhira De Silva, Shiromal Fernando, Chaminda Konthesingha

  • Series Title: Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-2886-4

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-19-2885-7Published: 29 September 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-19-2888-8Published: 02 October 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-19-2886-4Published: 28 September 2022

  • Series ISSN: 2366-2557

  • Series E-ISSN: 2366-2565

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 810

  • Number of Illustrations: 87 b/w illustrations, 340 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Construction Management, Sustainable Architecture/Green Buildings, Sustainable Development, Building Materials, Building Construction and Design

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