Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU)

About FARU

FARU Conference is a double blind review conference held annually since 2009 and all conference proceedings can be accessed via the FARU website. Each conference proceeding is published with an ISBN number until 2020. In the year 2021 FARU Conference Proceedings was published with an ISSN 2815-0384 and an eISSN 2806-0392. FARU Journal is a bi-annual, double-blind review journal since 2021. The journal was initiated in 2009 as part of the FARU Annual Conference bearing ISSN 2012-6301.

FARU Journal was revamp in 2020, published with only the high ranked papers among those selected for the FARU Conference thereafter in 2021 it was published with an eISSN 2806-5182 to increase geographical reach of authorship and readership. All FARU Journal volumes can be accessed via the FARU website andSri Lanka Journals Online (SLJOL) https://faruj.sljol.info/

Aim & Scope

The aim of the FARU Journal and FARU Conference Proceedings is to open up a platform to discourse theoretical or empirical studies through discussions, debate across disciplines under the main theme ‘Dimensions of Space’. The FARU publications discusses fundamental and applied research on ‘space’ and different dimensions of it within the discipline of Built Environment, Town and Country Planning, Building Economics and Design.

FARU interprets ‘space’ as ‘research space’ that support a wide range original research on methodological and technical approaches including experimental, observational, monitoring and management studies and, policy analysis related to the environmental performance of the built environment ranging from cities, communities, buildings, building systems, building science, urban physics, and human interaction.

Author Guidelines

How to Submit

Readership and Publication

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit research papers that focus within the scope of FARU publications. The author guidelines for the FARU Conference and the FARU Journal are the same.

FARU Publication Ethics and Publication Malpractice Statement

Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU) publications is committed to publishing and widely disseminating high-quality content. It is necessary to agree upon standards of expected ethical, behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: The author, the journal editor, the peer reviewers, and the publisher. Our expectations are that all involved have a shared understanding and acceptance on FARU publication ethics and malpractice. Our ethic statements are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors available at https://publicationethics.org/ or https://publicationethics.org/files/editable-bean/COPE_Core_Practices_0.pdf

Duties of the Editor in Chief

The editor in chief’s responsibility is to determine which submission to the journal will be published. The editor in chief must ensure that decisions are made on the basis of the manuscript’s merit and that the author’s race, gender, religious or political beliefs, ethnicity, or citizenship are not considered.

Confidentiality

The editor in chief and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

Reviewers will not use unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript for their own research purpose without the author’s explicit written consent. Reviewers must recuse themselves from reviewing manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest.

Duties of Reviewers

- Purpose of Peer review

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the quality of the submission.

- Promptness

A potential reviewer should withdraw from the review process if unqualified to assess the contribution or cannot provide an assessment in a timely manner as defined by the editor.

- Confidentiality

Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. Information concerning the manuscripts should not be discussed with others without the approval of the editor.

- Standards of Objectivities

Reviewers should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Reviewers’ comments should be clearly expressed and supported by data or arguments.

- Acknowledgement of sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor in chief’s attention any substantial similarities or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

- Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Unpublished information disclosed in a submitted manuscript should not be used by the editorial committee members without the prior approval of the author’s explicit written consent. reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the manuscript.

Duties of Authors

- Reporting standards

Authors of original research reports should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behavior and are unacceptable.

- Data access and retention

Authors could be asked to provide the raw data of their study together with the paper for editorial review and should be prepared to make the data publicly available if practicable. In any event, authors should ensure accessibility of such data to other competent professionals for a reasonable time after publications (preferably via an institutional data repository or other data center).

- Authorship of the paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contribution should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspect of the research, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

- Originality, Plagiarism, and acknowledgement of sources

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works and will appropriately cite or quote the work and/or words of others. Publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work should also be cited.

- Multiple, Redundant, or Con current Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behavior and is unacceptable. Manuscripts which have been published as copyrighted material elsewhere cannot be submitted. In addition, manuscripts under review by one journal should not be submitted to other publications while the manuscript is under review.

- Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

The authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed. Readers should be informed about who has funded research and on the role of the funders in the research.

- Fundamental errors in published work

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher. If the editor or the publisher learns from a third party that a published work contains a significant error, it is the obligation of the author to promptly retract or correct the paper or to provide evidence to the editor of the correctness of the original paper.

Open Access Policy, Self-archiving Policy, Copyright

FARU Publications are Open Access. All articles can be downloaded free of charge. All FARU publications are deposited in the University repository and can be accessed via FARU website. The journal does not charge any fees at submission, reviewing, and production stages.

- Self-archiving Policy

FARU Publications allows authors to deposit Publisher's version/PDF in an institutional repository and non-commercial subject-based repositories or to publish it on Author's personal website (including social networking sites, such as ResearchGate, Academia.edu, etc.) and/or departmental website, at any time after publication. Full bibliographic information (authors, article title, journal title, volume, issue, pages) about the original publication must be provided and a link must be made to the article's DOI.

- Copyright

Authors retain copyright of the published papers and have the right to use the article in any subsequent book, article, or other scholarly work of which you are an author or an editor, provided that appropriate credit is given to FARU.

FARU Review Process

The author review process for the FARU Conference and the FARU Journal are the same. FARU carries out a double-blind review process by three reviewers on the basis of originality, clarity, completeness, relevance and significance to the field of study and the conference theme. The initial review process takes nearly two months and the authors are notified of the final comment together with reviewer comments. It is at this point; the authors are informed on the selection of the paper to the FARU Journal and/or to the FARU Conference. All selected papers for both FARU Journal and FARU Conference have to register and pay for the publication fee to gain eligibility for publication. The publication and the review process of FARU is found here.
FARU Journal- The high ranked papers among those selected for the FARU Conference will be published in the FARU Journal bearing ISSN 2012-6301, The final decision on the selection of the paper to the FARU Journal is a collective decision by the Editor-in-chief, Associate editors, and the peer reviewer comments. Thereaf¬ter, a time of one month is given for the selected authors to send the Camera-Ready paper. All selected papers will be provided with a Digital Object Identifier (DOI). The FARU Journal accepts only 3-5% from the overall FARU Conference submissions.
FARU Conference Proceedings – All selected papers except the papers selected for the FARU Journal papers will be published under FARU Conference Proceedings. The papers will be found in the FARU website with an ISBN number and a hard copy can be printed on request. This final decision on the selection of the paper to the FARU Journal will be based on a collective decision by the Editor-in-chief and the peer reviewer comments. All selected papers will be provided with a Digital Object Identifier (DOI).

Articles and Issues

Editorial Team

Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Sumanthri Samarawickrama

B.Des (Hons) (SL), MA Design (Singapore), Ph.D. (SL)
Department of Integrated Design,
Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
Email: sumanthris@uom.lk

Associate Editors (Programme Committee)

Dr. Pournima Sridarran

B.Sc. (FM)(Hons), PhD (UK), MIFMSL Department of Building Economics, Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Email: psridarran@gmail.com

Dr. Chethika Abenayake

BSc (Hons) (Town & Country Planning), MPlan (Environment Planning) India, D.Eng (NUT, Japan)
Department of Town & Country Planning, Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Email: chethika@uom.lk

Dr. Menaha Thayaparan

B.Sc. (QS)(Hons), PhD (UK)
Department of Building Economics,
Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Email: mthayaparan@uom.lk

Dr. Wajishani Gamage

B. Arch (Hons), PhD (Arch) HKU, AIA (SL), Department of Architecture,
Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Email: waji724@gmail.com

Members of the Editorial Board

Dr. Elham Delzendel,
BSc Architectural Engineering (Iran), MSc (Italy), PhD (Huddersfield, UK)
Digital Built Environment, The University of Huddersfield, England
Email: E.Delzendeh2@hud.ac.uk

Dr. Giridaran Renganathan
B.Arch(IIT); M.Ur. Dgn (HKU); PhD (HKU); AIA (SL)
Kent School of Archiecture and Planning, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Email: G.Renganathan@kent.ac.uk

A/Prof. Hajer AL-Dahash
B.Sc (Civil Engineering), M.Sc (Construction Management), PhD (Engineering Management)
Civil Engineering Department, College of Engineering, University of Babylon, Iraq
Email: eng.hajer.fack@uobabylon.edu.iq

Prof. Harsha Munasinghe
M Sc (Architecture), M Arch (Urban Design), D Tech
Construction Management department, School of Architectural Studies, George Brown College, Canada
Email: harsha.munasinghe@gmail.com

Prof. Horoshi Yoshino,
Professor emeritus, Dr. Eng.
Department of Architecture and Building Science, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, Japan
Email: yoshino@sabine.pln.archi.tohoku.ac.jp

Prof. Indrika Rajapaksha,
BSc (Hons) (Built Environment), MSc (Architecture), Dr.Eng (Nagoya, Japan)
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Email: indrika_rajapaksha@ymail.com

Prof. Jagath Munasinghe
BSc (Hons) (Built Environment), MSc (Architecture), MSc (Town & Country Planning), PhD (NUS) RIBA
Department of Town & Country Planning, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Email: jagathnm@gmail.com

Dr. Julie Rudner,
BA (Culture and Physical Geography) Australia, PhD (Australia)
Community Planning and Development Program La Trobe University, Australia
Email: J.Rudner@latrobe.edu.au

Dr. Kanchana Ginige
B.Sc.(QS)(Hons), Ph.D (UK)
Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Email: kanchana.ginige@northumbria.ac.uk

Prof. Kanchana Perera,
M.Phil (SL), B.Sc (QS) Hons, F.I.Q.S. SL , FAIQS, FRICS, CQS, ICEECA
Department of Building Economics, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Email: kanchana@uom.lk

Prof. Lalith de Silva,
B.Sc.(BE) M.Sc. (Arch)(SL) FIA(SL), RIBA.
Department of Building Economics, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Email: lalithds@uom.lk

Dr. Laura Santamaria,
BA (V.Com Design), MA Design (La Plata, Argentina), PhD (Loughborough, UK)
Institute for Design Innovation Loughborough University London, United Kingdom
Email: L.Santamaria@lboro.ac.uk

Dr. Namrata Bhattacharya-Mis
BSc (Geog) India, MSc (Geog) India, PG Diploma (India), MSc (Joint. UK, Sweden, Poland, Netherlands); PhD (Wolverhampton, UK)
Dept. Geography and International Development, University of Chester, United Kingdom
Email: n.bhattacharyamis@chester.ac.uk

Dr. Nuwan Dias
BSc (Hons), PQHRM, MSc, PhD, FHEA,
Department of Biological and Geographical Sciences School of Art, Design and Architecture, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Email: N.Dias@hud.ac.uk

Prof. Nayanthara De Silva
Department of Building Economics, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: nayanthara2053@gmail.com

Prof. Rangajeewa Rathnayake
BA(Hons) (Sociology), MSc (Town & Country Planning), PhD (LaTrobe University, Australia)
Department of Town & Country Planning, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Email: rangajeewar@gmail.com

Prof. Samitha Manawadu,
B.Sc (BE), M.Sc (Arch), Dr.Eng (Kyoto, Japan), FIA (SL)
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Email: samithama@gmail.com

Dr. Pavitra Jayasinghe
B.Sc (Town & Country Planning), PhD (Japan) Graduate Scholl for Creative Cities,
Osaka City University, Japan
Email: pavipj89@gmail.com

Dr. Tilanka Chandresekera,
B. Arch (Hons), M Sc (Arch), PhD (Arch) (USA)
Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising, Oklahoma State University, USA
Email: tilanka@okstate.edu

Prof. Udayangani Kulatunga
Department of Building Economics, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: udayangani2002@yahoo.com

Dr. Upendra Rajapaksha,
B.Sc (B Env), M Sc (Arch), PhD (Arch) Qld, AIA (SL), RIBA
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Email: rajapaksha_upendra@yahoo.com

Dr. Xiaoxi Li,
B. Arch (China), MSc (Arch) (China), PhD (NUS)(Singapore)
Department of Architecture, School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore
Email: li_xiaoxi@u.nus.edu

Prof. Yasangika Sandanayake
B.Sc.(QS)(Hons), Ph.D (UK)
Department of Building Economics, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Email: ysandanayake@uom.lk

Dr. Zhonghua Gou,
PhD (WHU, China)
School of Engineering and Built Environment, Griffith University, Australia
Email: z.gou@griffith.edu.au

Dr. Elham Delzendel

BSc Architectural Engineering (Iran), MSc (Italy), PhD (Huddersfield, UK) Digital Built Environment,
University of Huddersfield, England Email: E.Delzendeh2@hud.ac.uk

Dr. Giridaran Renganathan

B.Arch(IIT); M.Ur. Dgn (HKU); Ph.D. (HKU); AIA (SL),
Kent School of Architecture and Planning, University of Kent,
United Kingdom
Email: g.renganathan@kent.ac.uk

A/Prof. Hajer AL-Dahash

B.Sc (Civil Engineering), M.Sc (Construction Management), Ph.D. (Engineering Management)
Civil Engineering Department, College of Engineering,
University of Babylon, Iraq
E: eng.hajer.fack@uobabylon.edu.iq

Prof. Harsha Munasinghe

M Sc (Architecture), M Arch (Urban Design),
D Tech Construction Management Department,
School of Architectural Studies, George Brown College, Canada harsha.munasinghe@gmail.com

List of Reviewers

Archt. Amanda Rajapaksha
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: amandaraj@gmail.com

Dr. Amila Jayasinghe
Department of Town & Country Planning, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: amilabjayasinghe@gmail.com

Dr.. Anishka Hettiarachchi
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: anishka_h@yahoo.com

Dr. Anuradha Waidyasekera
Department of Building Economics, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: anuradha@uom.lk

Dr Aparna Samaraweera
University of South Australia
Email: Aparna.Samaraweera@unisa.edu.au

Dr. Ashan Senel Asmone
Department of Building Economics, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: ashana@uom.lk

Dr Belqais Allali
University of Salford, UK
Email: b.allali@edu.salford.ac.uk

Dr. Chamali Hewawasam
Department of Town & Country Planning, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: chamalihewawasam@gmail.com

Dr Chameera De Silva
Department of Town & Country Planning, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: chameera.chameera.desilva@gmail.com

Dr. Chandanie Hadiwattege
Department of Building Economics, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: chandanieqs@yahoo.com

Dr. Chathura De Silva
Department of Town & Country Planning, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: chthr.desilva@gmail.com

Dr. Chathuranganee Jayakody
University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Email: C.Jayakody2@hud.ac.uk

Dr. Emeshi Warusavitharana
Department of Town & Country Planning, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: emejayani@gmail.com

Dr. Gamini Weerasinghe
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: gamini.weerasinghe@gmail.com

Dr. Gayani Ranasinghe
Department of Town & Country Planning, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: gayaniprasadika@gmail.com

Ch. QS Induni Senaviratne
Department of Building Economics, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: isenevi@gmail.com

Ms. Inoka Samarasekara
Department of Integrated Design, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: inokasamarasekara@gmail.com

Dr. Janaka Wijesundara
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: jawij@yahoo.com

Dr. Loshanka Perera
Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa
Email: loshakap@uom.lk

Ms. Melanie K. Dissanayake
Department of Integrated Design, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: meldisan@gmail.com

Dr Milinda Pathiraja
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: m_pathiraja@yahoo.com.au

Dr. Mohamed Rizvi Noordeen
Department of Town & Country Planning, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: nmrizvi@uom.lk

Archt. Nadeeka Jayaweera
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: nadika1982@yahoo.com

Dr. Naduni Wikramaarchi,
Department of Town & Country Planning, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: naduniwick@gmail.com

Dr. Narein Perera
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: nareinperera@gmail.com

Dr Niluka Domingo
School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey University, New Zealand
Email: N.D.Domingo@massey.ac.nz

Dr.Nirodha Gayani Fernando
School of Science, Engineering and Environment, University of Salford, UK
Email: n.g.fernando1@salford.ac.uk

Dr. Rizna Arooz
General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University
Email: rizznaz@gmail.com

Ms. Ruwandika Senannayake
Department of Integrated Design, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: ruwandikasen@gmail.com

Dr. Sachie Gunathilake
Department of Building Economics, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: sachie.gunathilake@gmail.com

Archt. Sagara Jayasinghe
Department of Integrated Design, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: sagara1971@gmail.com

Dr. Shalini Coorey
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: sbacoorey@gmail.com

Dr. Shanaka Kariyawasam
Department of Town & Country Planning, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: shanakakss@yahoo.com

Archt. Sithumini Rathnamalala
Department of Integrated Design, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: sithuminir@gmail.com

Dr. Sri Rohana Rathnayake
Department of Town & Country Planning, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: rohanar@uom.lk

Ch. QS Suranga Jayasena
Department of Building Economics, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: suranga.net@gmail.com

Dr. Suruchi Modi
School of Art and Architecture, Sushant University Gurgaon, India
Email: suruchimodi@sushantuniversity.edu.in

Dr. Thanuja Ramachandra
Department of Building Economics, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: thanuja03@hotmail.com

Dr Upuli Perera
University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka
Email: tgup@sjp.ac.lk

Ms. W.M.N. Dilshani Ranasinghe
Department of Integrated Design, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: dilshaniranasinghe80@gmail.com

Dr. Wasana De Silva
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: wasanade@yahoo.com

Dr Wathsala Gunawardhene
Department of Town & Country Planning, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa
Email: w.lakpriya@gmail.com