Srinath Perera

Current positions held

Professor – Built Environment & Construction Management, Dean’s Unit, School of Engineering, Design & Built Environment, Western Sydney University


Professor Perera is the founding Director of Centre for Smart Modern Construction (c4SMC) at Western Sydney University. He joined WSU in June 2016 after serving as Professor of Construction Economics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.
Srinath is a Fellow of the Royal Society of New South Wales (FRSN). He is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) and a Chartered Surveyor and a corporate member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) and Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM). He has over 30 years’ experience in academia and industry and has worked as a consultant Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager in the construction industry.
He holds a PhD from University of Salford, UK. Professor Perera is a pioneer in the field of construction informatics integrating AI technologies to construction and project management. He co-authored a research monograph, Advances in Construction ICT and e-Business (2017) and two internationally recognised textbooks Cost Studies of Buildings (2015) and Contractual Procedures in the Construction Industry (2017) published by Routledge. He has authored over 200 peer reviewed publications and his current research leads work in the areas of Blockchain and IoT applications in construction, BIM, Digital Twin, offsite construction, construction business models and construction performance leading to Industry 4.0.
He has successfully supervised and examined over 30 doctoral and higher degree candidates around the globe. He has extensive involvement in European and industry funded research and is a member of editorial boards of several international journals. He also serves as a board member of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and the Chair of the Early Career Researchers subcommittee at WSU.
Professor Perera, has received many awards for his pioneering efforts in industry collaborative research including the Australian Institute Building for ‘Professional Excellence in Building’ in the category of ‘Research, Development and Technology award 2019 and Deputy Vice Chancellors award for Research Excellence through Partnership, Western Sydney University, 2018.