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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


  • 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


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)


  • 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 2 0

Consultancy and Languages


  • 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
  • 218.220 Measurement I
  • 218.311 Construction Contract and Financial Administration
  • 218.781 Construction Financial Administration

Summary of Doctoral Supervision

Position Current Completed
Main Supervisor 6 0
Co-supervisor 4 2

Current Doctoral Supervision

Main Supervisor of:

  • Malaka Silva - Doctor of Philosophy
    Climatic Risk Assessment of Integrated Zero Carbon Building Designs in New Zealand
  • Aurora Chen - Doctor of Philosophy
    Forecasting New Zealand public sector construction project tender price by using Grey Model
  • 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
  • An Le - Doctor of Philosophy
    Property and Maintenance Management Framework for State Schools in New Zealand
  • Ravindu Kahandawa Appuhamillage - Doctor of Philosophy
    Post-earthquake cost and time estimation model for commercial properties

Co-supervisor of:

  • Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo - Doctor of Philosophy
    Post-disaster recovery and reconstruction.
  • Noushin Naraghiaraghi - Doctor of Philosophy
    Seismic vulnerability assessment of buildings in urban areas
  • Alireza Shamloo Shamloo - Doctor of Philosophy
    Design thinking deployment in: low-cost indigenous solutions for post disaster architecture
  • Alice Bui - Doctor of Philosophy
    Zero carbon refurbishment for New Zealand's existing buildings

Completed Doctoral Supervision

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

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