Dr Chethana   Illankoon
Scientia Fellow (Level B)

Dr Chethana Illankoon

  • PhD in Engineering (Australia)
  • BSc (Honours) in Quantity Surveying - First Class
Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

Dr Chethana Illankoon is a Scientia Lecturer at School of Built Environment. Chethana focuses on life-cycle cost and carbon emission optimisation for green buildings. Her research focus is mainly on green buildings, life-cycle analysis, sustainable construction and circular economy. Prior joining UNSW she worked at University of Newcastle. She worked as a researcher at the University of Hong Kong engaging in many research projects. She has published a book, many scholarly articles in high impact refereed journals, refereed book chapters and refereed conference papers in leading conferences. Dr. Chethana has also received two awards from major conferences in Australia and New Zealand. She is also working as an Associate Editor to International Journal of Construction Management.

As an academic she has undertaken teaching in a wide range of subjects in Quantity Surveying/Construction Management cohort. She has worked in the industry as a Quantity Surveyor in Middle-East attached to many iconic projects.

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Illankoon IMCS; Tam VWY, 2021, 'Life Cycle Costing for Decision Making in Construction and Demolition Waste Management: A Critical Review', in Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation, pp. 163 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48465-1_28
    Books | 2020
    Illankoon IMCS; Tam VWY; Le KN, 2020, Life-Cycle Cost Models for Green Buildings With Optimal Green Star Credits, Butterworth-Heinemann
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Illankoon IMCS; Tam VWY; Le KN, 2020, 'Life Cycle Cost Analysis for Green Buildings', in Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials, Elsevier, pp. 489 - 499, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-803581-8.10784-2
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Tam VWY; Le KN; Tran CNN; Illankoon IMCS, 2019, 'An exploratory model on greenhouse- Gas emissions and costing assessment in building operation stage', in Innovative Production And Construction: Transforming Construction Through Emerging Technologies, WORLD SCIENTIFIC, pp. 133 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789813272491_0008
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Illankoon IMCS; Tam VWY; Le KN; Tran CNN, 2019, 'Review on green building rating tools used in Australia', in Innovative Production And Construction: Transforming Construction Through Emerging Technologies, pp. 165 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789813272491_0010
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Illankoon IMCS; Tam VWY; Le KN, 2021, 'United Nation’s sustainable development goals: establishing baseline for Australian building sector', Intelligent Buildings International, vol. 13, pp. 116 - 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17508975.2020.1772189
    Journal articles | 2021
    Nanayakkara NWKVV; Perera BAKS; Illankoon IMCS, 2021, 'On-site renewable energy for industrial buildings in Sri Lanka: a life-cycle cost analysis', Intelligent Buildings International, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17508975.2021.1938505
    Journal articles | 2021
    Tam VWY; Le KN; Tran CNN; Illankoon IMCS, 2021, 'A review on international ecological legislation on energy consumption: greenhouse gas emission management', International Journal of Construction Management, vol. 21, pp. 631 - 647, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2019.1576259
    Journal articles | 2020
    Tam VWY; Illankoon IMSC; Le KN; Rahme D; Yu J, 2020, 'Effective remediation strategies for ash dam sites in coal power plants', Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability, vol. 174, pp. 94 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jensu.20.00052
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ding Z; Gong W; Fan Z; Tam VWY; Illankoon IMCS, 2020, 'Agent-based modelling for environmental impact of renovation waste in Shenzhen, China', Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability, vol. 173, pp. 397 - 413, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jensu.19.00040
    Journal articles | 2020
    Chethana IM; Le KN; Tam VWY; Wang X; Wang J, 2020, 'Optimal roofing solutions for Australian green buildings: A life-cycle cost perspective', Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability, vol. 173, pp. 30 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jensu.17.00064
    Journal articles | 2020
    Illankoon IMCS; Lu W, 2020, 'Cost implications of obtaining construction waste management-related credits in green building', Waste Management, vol. 102, pp. 722 - 731, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2019.11.024
    Journal articles | 2020
    Tran CNN; Tam VWY; Le KN; Illankoon IMCS, 2020, 'Environmental impacts assessment for Australian buildings: thermal resistance and environmental impacts relationship', International Journal of Construction Management, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2020.1858522
    Journal articles | 2019
    Illankoon IMCS; Lu W, 2019, 'Optimising choices of ‘building services’ for green building: Interdependence and life cycle costing', Building and Environment, vol. 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106247
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ding Z; Gong W; Tam VWY; Illankoon IMCS, 2019, 'Conceptual framework for renovation waste management based on renovation waste generation rates in residential buildings: An empirical study in China', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 228, pp. 284 - 293, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.04.153
    Journal articles | 2019
    Illankoon IMCS; Tam VWY; Le KN; Tran CNN; Ma M, 2019, 'Review on green building rating tools worldwide: Recommendations for Australia', Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, vol. 25, pp. 831 - 847, http://dx.doi.org/10.3846/jcem.2019.10928
    Journal articles | 2019
    Illankoon IMCS; Tam VWY; Le KN; Ranadewa KATO, 2019, 'Causes of disputes, factors affecting dispute resolution and effective alternative dispute resolution for Sri Lankan construction industry', International Journal of Construction Management, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2019.1616415
    Journal articles | 2018
    Tam VWY; Le KN; Wang JY; Illankoon IMCS, 2018, 'Practitioners recycling attitude and behaviour in the Australian construction industry', Sustainability (Switzerland), vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su10041212
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ding Z; Fan Z; Tam VWY; Bian Y; Li S; Illankoon IMCS; Moon S, 2018, 'Green building evaluation system implementation', Building and Environment, vol. 133, pp. 32 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.02.012
    Journal articles | 2018
    Illankoon IMCS; Tam VWY; Le KN; Wang JY, 2018, 'Life cycle costing for obtaining concrete credits in green star rating system in Australia', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 172, pp. 4212 - 4219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.11.202
    Journal articles | 2017
    Illankoon IMCS; Tam VWY; Le KN; Shen L, 2017, 'Key credit criteria among international green building rating tools', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 164, pp. 209 - 220, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.06.206
    Journal articles | 2017
    Illankoon IMCS; Tam VWY; Le KN, 2017, 'Environmental, Economic, and Social Parameters in International Green Building Rating Tools', Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, vol. 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000313
    Journal articles | 2017
    Tam VWY; Senaratne S; Le KN; Shen LY; Perica J; Illankoon IMCS, 2017, 'Life-cycle cost analysis of green-building implementation using timber applications', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 147, pp. 458 - 469, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.01.128
    Journal articles | 2017
    Chong HY; Tam VWY; Lai WC; Sutrisna M; Wang X; Illankoon IMCS, 2017, 'Cost implications for certified Green Building Index buildings', Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Waste and Resource Management, vol. 170, pp. 29 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jwarm.16.00019
    Journal articles | 2017
    Tam VWY; Le KN; Zeng SX; Wang X; Illankoon IMCS, 2017, 'Regenerative practice of using photovoltaic solar systems for residential dwellings: An empirical study in Australia', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 75, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2016.10.040
    Journal articles | 2017
    Gan Y; Shen L; Chen J; Tam VWY; Tan Y; Illankoon IMCS, 2017, 'Critical factors affecting the quality of industrialized building system projects in China', Sustainability (Switzerland), vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su9020216
    Book Chapters | 2021
    Illankoon IMCS; Tam VWY, 2021, 'Life Cycle Costing for Decision Making in Construction and Demolition Waste Management: A Critical Review', in Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation, pp. 163 - 169, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48465-1_28
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Illankoon IMCS; Tam VWY; Le KN, 2020, 'Life Cycle Cost Analysis for Green Buildings', in Encyclopedia of Renewable and Sustainable Materials, Elsevier, pp. 489 - 499, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-803581-8.10784-2
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Illankoon IMCS; Tam VWY; Le KN; Tran CNN, 2019, 'Review on green building rating tools used in Australia', in Innovative Production And Construction: Transforming Construction Through Emerging Technologies, pp. 165 - 184, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789813272491_0010
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Tam VWY; Le KN; Tran CNN; Illankoon IMCS, 2019, 'An exploratory model on greenhouse- Gas emissions and costing assessment in building operation stage', in Innovative Production And Construction: Transforming Construction Through Emerging Technologies, WORLD SCIENTIFIC, pp. 133 - 147, http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789813272491_0008
  • Conference Papers | 2020
    ILLANKOON C; Tam VWY; Le KN; Fernando CK; She Y, 2020, 'Green Building Clusters for Residential Developments: Developing District Cooling Systems', in Lu X; Zhang Z; Lu W; Peng Y (eds.), Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Springer, Singapore, Wuhan, China, pp. 23 - 28, presented at 25th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Wuhan, China, 28 November 2020 - 30 November 2020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-16-3587-8
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Illankoon IMCS; Tam VWY, 2019, 'Life cycle costing for decision making in construction and demolition waste management: A critical review', in International Conference on Construction in the 21st Century
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Illankoon IMCS; Tam VWY; Le KN; Weerakoon SV, 2019, 'Life-cycle cost model for green star office buildings in Australia', in Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, pp. 189 - 198, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04293-6_19
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Illankoon IMC; Tam VWY; Le KN, 2019, 'Life-cycle costing as a tool for selecting optimum solutions for insulated floors in Australia', in Proceedings of 22nd International Conference on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2017, pp. 176 - 184
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Illankoon IMCS; Tam VWY; Le KN, 2018, 'Life cycle costing for insulated pitched roof structures', in Proceedings of the 21st International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, 2016, pp. 981 - 993, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6190-5_88
    Journal articles | 2021
    Tam VWY; Le KN; Tran CNN; Illankoon IMCS, 2021, 'A review on international ecological legislation on energy consumption: greenhouse gas emission management', International Journal of Construction Management, vol. 21, pp. 631 - 647, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2019.1576259
    Journal articles | 2021
    Illankoon IMCS; Tam VWY; Le KN, 2021, 'United Nation’s sustainable development goals: establishing baseline for Australian building sector', Intelligent Buildings International, vol. 13, pp. 116 - 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17508975.2020.1772189
    Journal articles | 2021
    Nanayakkara NWKVV; Perera BAKS; Illankoon IMCS, 2021, 'On-site renewable energy for industrial buildings in Sri Lanka: a life-cycle cost analysis', Intelligent Buildings International, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17508975.2021.1938505
    Journal articles | 2020
    Illankoon IMCS; Lu W, 2020, 'Cost implications of obtaining construction waste management-related credits in green building', Waste Management, vol. 102, pp. 722 - 731, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2019.11.024
    Journal articles | 2020
    Tran CNN; Tam VWY; Le KN; Illankoon IMCS, 2020, 'Environmental impacts assessment for Australian buildings: thermal resistance and environmental impacts relationship', International Journal of Construction Management, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2020.1858522
    Journal articles | 2020
    Tam VWY; Illankoon IMSC; Le KN; Rahme D; Yu J, 2020, 'Effective remediation strategies for ash dam sites in coal power plants', Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability, vol. 174, pp. 94 - 105, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jensu.20.00052
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ding Z; Gong W; Fan Z; Tam VWY; Illankoon IMCS, 2020, 'Agent-based modelling for environmental impact of renovation waste in Shenzhen, China', Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability, vol. 173, pp. 397 - 413, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jensu.19.00040
    Journal articles | 2020
    Chethana IM; Le KN; Tam VWY; Wang X; Wang J, 2020, 'Optimal roofing solutions for Australian green buildings: A life-cycle cost perspective', Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability, vol. 173, pp. 30 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jensu.17.00064
    Journal articles | 2019
    Illankoon IMCS; Tam VWY; Le KN; Tran CNN; Ma M, 2019, 'Review on green building rating tools worldwide: Recommendations for Australia', Journal of Civil Engineering and Management, vol. 25, pp. 831 - 847, http://dx.doi.org/10.3846/jcem.2019.10928
    Journal articles | 2019
    Illankoon IMCS; Lu W, 2019, 'Optimising choices of ‘building services’ for green building: Interdependence and life cycle costing', Building and Environment, vol. 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2019.106247
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ding Z; Gong W; Tam VWY; Illankoon IMCS, 2019, 'Conceptual framework for renovation waste management based on renovation waste generation rates in residential buildings: An empirical study in China', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 228, pp. 284 - 293, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.04.153
    Journal articles | 2019
    Illankoon IMCS; Tam VWY; Le KN; Ranadewa KATO, 2019, 'Causes of disputes, factors affecting dispute resolution and effective alternative dispute resolution for Sri Lankan construction industry', International Journal of Construction Management, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15623599.2019.1616415
    Journal articles | 2018
    Tam VWY; Le KN; Wang JY; Illankoon IMCS, 2018, 'Practitioners recycling attitude and behaviour in the Australian construction industry', Sustainability (Switzerland), vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su10041212
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ding Z; Fan Z; Tam VWY; Bian Y; Li S; Illankoon IMCS; Moon S, 2018, 'Green building evaluation system implementation', Building and Environment, vol. 133, pp. 32 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2018.02.012
    Journal articles | 2018
    Illankoon IMCS; Tam VWY; Le KN; Wang JY, 2018, 'Life cycle costing for obtaining concrete credits in green star rating system in Australia', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 172, pp. 4212 - 4219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.11.202
    Journal articles | 2017
    Illankoon IMCS; Tam VWY; Le KN, 2017, 'Environmental, Economic, and Social Parameters in International Green Building Rating Tools', Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, vol. 143, http://dx.doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)EI.1943-5541.0000313
    Journal articles | 2017
    Illankoon IMCS; Tam VWY; Le KN; Shen L, 2017, 'Key credit criteria among international green building rating tools', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 164, pp. 209 - 220, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.06.206
    Journal articles | 2017
    Tam VWY; Le KN; Zeng SX; Wang X; Illankoon IMCS, 2017, 'Regenerative practice of using photovoltaic solar systems for residential dwellings: An empirical study in Australia', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 75, pp. 1 - 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2016.10.040
    Journal articles | 2017
    Tam VWY; Senaratne S; Le KN; Shen LY; Perica J; Illankoon IMCS, 2017, 'Life-cycle cost analysis of green-building implementation using timber applications', Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 147, pp. 458 - 469, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.01.128
    Journal articles | 2017
    Gan Y; Shen L; Chen J; Tam VWY; Tan Y; Illankoon IMCS, 2017, 'Critical factors affecting the quality of industrialized building system projects in China', Sustainability (Switzerland), vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su9020216
    Journal articles | 2017
    Chong HY; Tam VWY; Lai WC; Sutrisna M; Wang X; Illankoon IMCS, 2017, 'Cost implications for certified Green Building Index buildings', Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Waste and Resource Management, vol. 170, pp. 29 - 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jwarm.16.00019
    Journal articles | 2021
    Ding Z; Cao X; Shi M; Tam VWY; Illankoon IMCS, 2021, 'New hybrid simulation model for urban construction waste management: an empirical study', Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability, http://dx.doi.org/10.1680/jensu.20.00086

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  • Life cycle cost optimization for Green buidlings
  • Sustaianble construction
  • Carbon emission analysis
  • Circular economy