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Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka

Annual Technical Sessions 2017

25th January 2018


Call for papers

“Next Generation Technology for Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering Documentation”

The Annual Technical Sessions 2017 organized by the Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (IQSSL) will be held on 25th January 2018 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.


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 half a 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 academics appointed by the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa and the papers considered as being of acceptable standard will be published. The main theme of the Annual Technical Sessions is “Next Generation Technology for Quantity Surveying and Cost Engineering Documentation” and papers could be submitted on one of the following sub themes:-

  • Building Information Modelling and Information 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
  • Environmental Economics and Management
  • 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 six 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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: DOCX (MS Word file); PDF (non editable file).

Schedule of Key Dates

Last date for the receipt of the full paper : October 25, 2017

Notification of the acceptance of the full paper : December 20, 2017

Last date for the receipt of the final camera ready paper : January 3, 2018

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