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Dr Niluka Domingo BSc(Hons), Ph.D. Constr. Mgt.

Senior Lecturer in Quantity Surveying

Doctoral Supervisor
School of Built Environment

Dr. Niluka Domingo is a lecturer at the School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University, New Zealand. She has been engaged in active research in construction waste minimisation, sustainable construction, building information modeling, and construction management over last eight years. She has published widely in international refereed journals and conferences and served as a consultant in several organisations. Niluka is an Associate Member of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS) and a member of Institute of Quantity Surveyors Sri Lanka (IQSSL).

Niluka has been engaged in several research projects including;

1. COWAM (Centre for Innovative Construction Waste Management), as a research assistant. It is a project within the framework of the EU ASIA Post-Tsunami Programme with the aim to implement the pilot recycling plant of construction and demolition waste.

2.  HaCIRIC (Health and Care Infrastructure Research and Innovation Centre) as a PhD researcher. It is a collaboration between existing research centers at Imperial College London and the Universities of Loughborough, Reading and Salford funded by EPSRC (Engineering and Physical sciences Research Council). 

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Contact details

  • Ph: Ph: +64 9 414 0800 etx 43547
    Location: 3.30, Quad A, Level 3
    Campus: Albany

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) - University of Moratuwa (2007)
  • Ph.D in Construction Management - Loughborough University (2011)

Certifications and Registrations

  • Licence, Supervisor, Massey University

Research Expertise

Research Interests

  • Construction waste minimisation
  • Sustainable construction
  • Construction project management
  • Construction productivity and performance improvement
  • Construction cost estimates
  • Construction economics
  • Off site manufacturing
  • Disaster Management

Thematics

21st Century Citizenship, Resource Development and Management, Design – for Commerce, Community and Culture, Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Building (120200): Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201): Built Environment And Design (120000): Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified (129999): Design Innovation (120302): Design Practice and Management (120300):
Engineering (090000):
Other Built Environment and Design (129900): Quantity Surveying (120203)

Keywords

  • Construction waste minimisation
  • Sustainable construction
  • Construction project management
  • Construction productivity and performance improvement
  • Construction cost estimates
  • Construction economics
  • Off site manufacturing
  • Disaster Management

Research Projects

Summary of Research Projects

Position Current Completed
Project Leader 3 1

Current Projects

Project Title: Building Capability to help the Construction Industry Transition to Zero Carbon

The global climate has already changed as a result of greenhouse gas emissions from human activities. Although there is uncertainty about the exact speed and level of change, careful future planning is essential to mitigate projected effects and minimise future emissions. This research programme has embarked on a training and development programme for upskilling industry that supports the next generation of building professionals with training, knowledge, and skills on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating the effects of climate change.
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Date Range: 2021 - 2022

Funding Body: BRANZ Ltd

Project Team:

Project Title: Development of construction waste prediction tool for residential projects

NZ government is committed to zero waste policy which has significant impacts on how construction waste is managed. Construction waste quantification is a critical step in managing and minimising waste generation. Early anticipation of waste quantities will provide better opportunities to manage and minimise waste. Massey University research team developed a regression model to predict construction waste generation based on design features in detached residential building projects. The existing model is capable of predicting waste in timber-framed residential buildings based on design parameters such as the number of stories, floor area and external perimeter of walls. The purpose of this project is to develop the existing model further using more waste data from construction companies and develop an online tool suitable for industry use to design out waste through waste modelling and predictions.
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Date Range: 2021 - 2021

Funding Body: Auckland Council

Project Team:

Research Outputs

Journal

Kahandawa, RKAVD., Domingo, ND., Chawynski, G., & Uma, SR. (2021). Earthquake damage repair loss estimation in new zealand: What other variables are essential based on experts’ opinions?. Buildings. 11(9)
[Journal article]Authored by: Chawynski, G., Domingo, N.
Le, ATH., Domingo, N., Rasheed, E., & Park, K. (2021). Maturity model of building maintenance management for New Zealand’s state schools. Building Research and Information.
[Journal article]Authored by: Domingo, N., Rasheed, E.
Bui, TTP., Wilkinson, S., Domingo, N., & MacGregor, C. (2021). Zero carbon building practices in aotearoa New Zealand. Energies. 14(15)
[Journal article]Authored by: Domingo, N., Wilkinson, S.
Le, ATH., Domingo, N., Rasheed, EO., & Park, KS. (2021). Building and property management framework for state schools in New Zealand. Facilities. 39(3-4), 172-195
[Journal article]Authored by: Domingo, N., Rasheed, E.
Domingo, N., & Batty, T. (2021). Construction waste modelling for residential construction projects in New Zealand to enhance design outcomes. Waste Management. 120, 484-493
[Journal article]Authored by: Domingo, N.
Thi Hoai Le, A., Domingo, N., Rasheed, E., & Park, SK. (2021). Building and property management framework for state schools in New Zealand. Facilities. 39(3/4), 172-195 Retrieved from https://www.emerald.com/insight/publication/issn/0263-2772
[Journal article]Authored by: Domingo, N., Rasheed, E.
Thi Hoai Le, A., Park, K., Domingo, N., Rasheed, E., & Mithraratne, N. (2021). Sustainable refurbishment for school buildings: a literature review. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation. 39(1), 5-19 Retrieved from https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/IJBPA-01-2018-0009/full/html
[Journal article]Authored by: Domingo, N., Rasheed, E.
Sooriyamudalige, N., Domingo, N., Shahzad, W., & Childerhouse, P. (2020). Barriers and enablers for supply chain integration in prefabricated elements manufacturing in New Zealand. International Journal of Construction Supply Chain Management. 10(1), 73-91
[Journal article]Authored by: Childerhouse, P., Domingo, N., Shahzad, W.Edited by: Shahzad, W.
Le, ATH., Park, KS., Domingo, N., Rasheed, E., & Mithraratne, N. (2021). Sustainable refurbishment for school buildings: a literature review. International Journal of Building Pathology and Adaptation. 39(1), 5-19
[Journal article]Authored by: Domingo, N., Rasheed, E.
Zhao, L., Mbachu, J., & Domingo, N. (2017). Exploratory factors influencing building development costs in New Zealand. Buildings. 7(3)
[Journal article]Authored by: Domingo, N.
Domingo, N., & Luo, H. (2017). Canterbury earthquake construction and demolition waste management: issues and improvement suggestions. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction. 22, 130-138
[Journal article]Authored by: Domingo, N.
Domingo, ND., Mbachu, ., & Ji, C. (2015). Factors influencing the accuracy of pre contract stage estimation of final contract price in New Zealand. International Journal of Construction Supply Chain Management. 4(2), 51-64
[Journal article]Authored by: Domingo, N.
Domingo, N. (2015). Assessment of the impact of complex healthcare features on construction waste generation. Buildings. 5(3), 860-879
[Journal article]Authored by: Domingo, N.
Shahzad, W., Mbachu, J., & Domingo, N. (2015). Marginal productivity gained through prefabrication: Case studies of building projects in Auckland. Buildings. 5(1), 196-208
[Journal article]Authored by: Domingo, N., Shahzad, W.Contributed to by: Domingo, N.
Domingo, DDAN. (2010). Lifecycle approach to minimise construction waste. SLQS Journal in United Arab Emirates. 6(December 2010), 18-20 Retrieved from http://www.slqs-uae.org/
[Journal article]Authored by: Domingo, N.

Book

Domingo, N. (2011). Project: Reducing construction waste in healthcare facilities:A project lifecycle approach. In ADF. Price, & S. Shikder (Eds.) Design and Decision Making to Improve Healthcare Infrastructure. (pp. 34 - 35). Loughborough University: Loughborough University
[Chapter]Authored by: Domingo, N.

Thesis

Shahzad, WM. (2016). Comparative analysis of the productivity levels achieved through the use of panelised prefabrication technology with those of traditional building system. (Doctoral Thesis, Massey University, New Zealand)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Shahzad, W.Edited by: Domingo, N.
Domingo, DDAND. (2011). Reducing construction waste in healthcare projects: A project lifecycle approach. (Doctoral Thesis, Loughborough University, United Kondgom)
[Doctoral Thesis]Authored by: Domingo, N.

Conference

Kahandawa, R., Domingo, N., Chawynski, G., & Uma, SR. (2021). Factors impacting post-earthquake damage repair cost estimations.
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Chawynski, G., Domingo, N.
Phuong Bui, TT., Wilkinson, S., & Domingo, N.Climate change adaptation in New Zealand’s building sector. Proceedings of the International Conference of Architectural Science Association. (pp. 236 - 245).
[Conference]Authored by: Domingo, N., Wilkinson, S.
Domingo, N., Le, ATH., Rasheed, E., & Park, K. (2019). Effective Property Maintenance Management for State-Schools in New Zealand: Issues and Challenges. CIB World Congress 2019. Hong Kong, China: CIB World Congress 2019
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Domingo, N., Rasheed, E.
Sooriyamudalige, N., Domingo, N., Childerhouse, P., & Shahzad, W.(2019, November). Supply chain of prefabricated housing construction: a case study of New Zealand. . (pp. 426 - 433).
[Conference]Authored by: Childerhouse, P., Domingo, N., Shahzad, W.
Domingo, N., Sooriyamudalige, N., Childerhouse, P., & Park, K.Review of Benefits and Challenges of Prefabricated Housing Supply Chains: As a Solution to Housing Affordability. Paper presented at the meeting of Design that cares” multi disciplinary approaches to creating sustainable and meaningful built environments. Colombo, Sri Lanka
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Childerhouse, P., Domingo, N.
Thi Hoai Le, A., Domingo, N., Rasheed, E., & Park, K. (2018). Building Maintenance Cost Planning and Estimating: A Literature Review. Gorse, C and Neilson, C J (Eds). : 34th Annual ARCOM Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Domingo, N., Rasheed, E.
Domingo, N., Osmani, M., & Price, ADF.Construction waste minimisation in the UK healthcare industry. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2009 - Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference. (pp. 1021 - 1030).
[Conference]Authored by: Domingo, N.
Domingo, N., Osmani, M., & Price, ADF.Reducing construction waste in healthcare facilities: A project lifecycle approach. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2008 - Proceedings of the 24th Annual Conference. (pp. 1183 - 1192).
[Conference]Authored by: Domingo, N.
Le, ATH., Domingo, N., Rasheed, E., & Park, KS. (2018). Building maintenance cost planning and estimating: A literature review. Proceeding of the 34th Annual ARCOM Conference, ARCOM 2018. (pp. 697 - 706).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Domingo, N., Rasheed, E.
Kahandawa, KARVD., Domingo, ND., Park, KS., & Uma, SR. (2018). Earthquake damage estimation systems: Literature review. Procedia Engineering. Vol. 212 (pp. 622 - 628).
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Domingo, N.Contributed to by: Domingo, N.
Kahandawa, KARVD., Domingo, ND., Chawynski, G., & Park, KS. (2017). A review on time estimation methods for post-earthquake damage repair of buildings. Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU) Proceedings 2017. Vol. 1 (pp. 212 - 224). : 10th International Built Environment Research Conference: “Design that cares” multi disciplinary approaches to creating sustainable and meaningful built environments
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Chawynski, G., Domingo, N.
Kahandawa, R., Domingo, ND., Park, K., & Uma, SR.(2017). Earthquake damage estimation systems: Literature review. Paper presented at the meeting of Procedia Engineering. Bangkok, Thailand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Domingo, N.
Domingo, N, ., & Wilkinson, S., .(2016, September). Proceedings of 6th international conference on building resilience. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Building Resilience held at Auckland, New Zealand. (pp. 1 - 1100). Retreived from http://buildresilience2016.nz/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Conference-proceedings-final.pdf
[Conference]Edited by: Domingo, N.
Domingo, N., Han, JL., & Egbelakin, TK. (2016). Post-disaster construction waste management strategies: Case study Canterbury earthquake. In N. Domiingo, & S. Wilkinson (Eds.) 6th International Conference on Building Resilience:. (pp. 733 - 743). : 6th International Conference on Building Resilience
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Domingo, N.
Egbelakin, T., Wilkinson, S., & Domingo, N. (2015). Framework for improving property owners earthquake disaster preparedness decisions. In S. Wilkinson (Ed.) 5th Annual Building Resilience Conference. : 5th Annual Building Resilience Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Domingo, N.
Egbelakin, TK., Wilkinson, S., & Domingo, N. (2015). Understanding the role of property investors and risk insurers in earthquake risk mitigation. In J. Mackee, H. Giggins, T. Gajendran, & S. Herron (Eds.) Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Building Resilience. (pp. 486 - 499). Newcastle, Australia: 5th International Conference on Building Resilience
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Domingo, N.
Domingo, ND., Su, M., & Egbelakin, T. (2015). Use of building information modelling in construction waste source reduction. RICS COBRA. : RICS COBRA AUBA 2015
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Domingo, N.
Domingo, ND., Osmani, M., & Price, A. (2015). Mapping relationships between complexities and construction waste causes in the UK healthcare project. The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors The Australasian Universities’ Building Educators Association Conference. (pp. 1 - 10). : The Construction, Building and Real Estate Research Conference of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors The Australasian Universities’ Building Educators Association Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Domingo, N.
Zhao, L., Mbachu, J., & Domingo, N. (2014). Influence of socio-economic conditions on building costs in New Zealand. In J. Mbachu (Ed.) Proceedings of the 4th New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium (NZBERS). (pp. 254 - 269). : 4th Annual New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium 2014
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Domingo, N.Contributed to by: Domingo, N.
Shahzad, W., Mbachu, J., & Domingo, N. (2014). Prefab content versus cost and time savings in construction projects: A regression analysis. In J. Mbachu (Ed.) Proceedings of the 4th Annual New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium 2014. (pp. 226 - 239). : 4th Annual New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium 2014
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Domingo, N.Contributed to by: Domingo, N.
Ji, C., & Domingo, N. (2014). Critical determinants of construction tendering costs in New Zealand: quantity surveyors perceptions. In J. Mbachu (Ed.) Proceedings of 4th Annual New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium. Vol. 4 (pp. 193 - 206). : New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium 2014
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Domingo, N.Contributed to by: Domingo, N.
Shahzad, WM., Mbachu, J., & Domingo, N.Marginal productivity gained through prefabrication: Case studies of building projects in Auckland. . Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Domingo, N., Shahzad, W.Contributed to by: Domingo, N.
Zhao, L., Mbachu, J., & Domingo, N.(2014). Socio-economic indicators and building costs. A New Zealand trend and correlation analysis 2001-2013. . Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Domingo, N.Contributed to by: Domingo, N.
Shahzad, WM., Mbachu, J., & Domingo, N. (2014). Prefab content versus cost and time savings in construction projects: A regression analysis. Poster session presented at the meeting of 4th Annual New Zealand Built Environment Research Symposium
[Conference Poster]Authored by: Domingo, N., Shahzad, W.
Karamaena, D., & Domingo, ND. (2014). 5D building information modelling in the New Zealand quantity surveying profession. In D. Amaratunga, R. Haigh, L. Ruddock, K. Keraminiyge, U. Kalatunga, & C. Pathirage (Eds.) Proceedings of the International Conference on Construction in a Changing World, in Kandalana, Sri Lanka. (pp. 449 - 459). : CIB W55/65/89/92/96/102/117 & TG72/74/81/83
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Domingo, N.
Heaps, A., & Domingo, ND. (2014). Forecasting cash flow expenditure at pre-tender stage: Case studies in New Zealand construction projects. In D. Amaratunga, R. Haigh, L. Ruddock, K. Keraminiyage, U. Kalutunga, & C. Pathirage (Eds.) International Conference on Construction in a Changing World Conference Proceedings. (pp. 1 - 12). : International Conference on Construction in a Changing World
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Domingo, N.
Domingo, ND., & Osborne-Marker, R.Building information modeling for construction managers in New Zealand. . Auckland, New Zealand
[Conference Paper]Authored by: Domingo, N.
Domingo, N. (2009, April). Reducing construction waste in healthcare facilities: A project lifecycle approach. Presented at SUEMoT conference: PhD Workshop. Loughborough University, United Kingdom.
[Conference Oral Presentation]Authored by: Domingo, N.
Domingo, N., Osmani, M., & Price, ADF.Construction waste minimisation in the UK healthcare industry. Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Conference. Vol. Volume 1 (pp. 1021 - 1030). : Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Conference
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Domingo, N.
Domingo, N., Osmani, M., & Price, ADF.Reducing construction waste in healthcare facilities: A project lifecycle Approach. Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM) Conference. Vol. Volume 2 (pp. 201 - 209). : of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM)
[Conference Paper in Published Proceedings]Authored by: Domingo, N.

Other

Domingo, N.Study of Demolition Waste management in Sri Lankan Construction Industry.
[Other]Authored by: Domingo, N.
Domingo, N. (2008, July). Reducing construction waste in healthcare facilities: A project lifecycle strategy. In HACIRIC PHD RESEARCH SEMINAR.
[Oral Presentation]Authored by: Domingo, N.

Consultancy and Languages

Consultancy

  • September 2005- January 2008 - ChinaGeo Engineering Corporation
    Quantity Surveyor
  • December 2004- April 2005 - International construction Consortium Ltd
    Quantity Surveyor
  • June 2004- October 2004 - Ceywater Consultants (Pvt) Ltd
    Quantity Surveyor

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

218.213- Measuring systems 1

218.214- Measuring systems 11

218.340- Construction research project

218.311- Construction contract and finance administration

218. 780- Quantity surveying practice

218.781- Construction financial administration

Courses Coordinated

  • 218.203 Principles of Measurement & Estimation
  • 218.203 Principles of Measurement and Estimation
  • 218.220 Measurement I
  • 218.311 Construction Contract and Financial Administration
  • 218.320 Civil & Services Measurement
  • 218.325 Post Contract Financial Administration
  • 218.781 Construction Financial Administration

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Main Supervisor 6 1
Co-supervisor 2 2

Current Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • Malaka Silva - Doctor of Philosophy
    Dispute prediction in New Zealand Construction Industry
  • Alireza Shamloo Shamloo - Doctor of Philosophy
    Developing a model for post-disaster housing in Iran based on recent construction technologies
  • Aurora Chen - Doctor of Philosophy
    Developing A Model for Forecasting New Zealand Public Housing Tender Price
  • Chinthaka Atapattu - Doctor of Philosophy
    Cost Modelling for Cost Overruns in Infrastructure Projects in New Zealand
  • Nishadi Sooriyamudalige - Doctor of Philosophy
    Innovation in supply chain management as a solution to housing affordability crisis in New Zealand
  • Ravindu Kahandawa Appuhamillage - Doctor of Philosophy
    Cost Estimation Model for Earthquake Damage Repair in New Zealand

Co-supervisor of:

  • Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo - Doctor of Philosophy
    Post-disaster recovery and reconstruction.
  • Alice Bui - Doctor of Philosophy
    Zero carbon refurbishment for New Zealand's existing buildings

Completed Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • 2021 - An Le - Doctor of Philosophy
    Property and maintenance management framework for New Zealand's state schools

Co-supervisor of:

  • 2018 - Linlin Zhao - Doctor of Philosophy
    Building development cost drivers in the New Zealand construction industry: a multilevel analysis of the causal relationships
  • 2016 - Wajiha Mohsin Shahzad - Doctor of Philosophy
    Comparative analysis of the productivity levels achieved through the use of panelised prefabrication technology with those of traditional building system