President, Commonwealth Association of Surveying and Land Economy (CASLE),Chartered Architect /Chartered Quantity surveyor FRICS FAIQS FIQS FIA SL, Q Serve Pte ltd
Professor Chitra Weddikkara has the unique distinction of being a Chartered Architect, a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Project Manager, and counts well over 30 years of experience in the design and the construction industry both in Sri Lanka and abroad.
Her PhD is in Law from Murdoch University in Western Australia with emphasis Dispute resolution, her masters is in Project management and building studies while her Graduate education is in Architecture and Quantity Surveying and Construction Economics.
Professional experience encompasses fields of Architecture, Quantity surveying, International construction Management Dispute resolution, Construction auditing, Loop hole Engineering Risk management value Management, Project management and Claims preparation and management and works also as an Arbitrator .
Professional experience also encompasses working as a salaried Architect / Construction economist in both Private and Public sector organizations in Australia and Sri-Lanka
Currently the Senior professor at the Department of Building Economics, former dean of the faculty of architecture at the University of Moratuwa, and Academic advisor to Colombo School of Construction Technology, Colombo Sri-Lanka. She is the Principal Partner in Private practice in Sri-Lanka namely Q Serve Pte. Ltd in Qatar and India that carries out Quantity Surveying consultancies in cost Monitoring and Management of buildings, contract administration, construction audits, preparation and Assessment of insurance Claims, assessment/ preparation of due diligence reports on buildings, dispute Resolution and mediation.
Work experience also encompasses working as the head of department /senior lecturer in the department of Building Economics in the Faculty of Architecture University of Moratuwa Sri-Lanka and as a senior lecturer in University of Western Sydney in New South Wales Australia, she is currently the president of Commonwealth Association of Surveyors and Land Economy, Chairperson of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Sri-Lanka (RICS) Non executive member of the RICS Constitutional board, Secretary and overseas representative of the International Chapter of the Australian Institute Quantity Surveyors, Senior vice President of the Sri-Lanka Institute of Architects, Vice president of the Chamber of Construction Industry Sri-Lanka (CCI) immediate Past President of the Institute of Quantity surveyors and Chairman/ Member of many technical and advisory committees in the construction industry and in the Government of Sri-Lanka.
In the capacity of an independent Construction professional she counts well over 30 years of experience ranging from five star luxury hotels, luxury condominium units, factories, restaurants, housing schemes, and semi luxury housing schemes, sports complexes, warehouses and many projects of varying magnitude and nature.
Academic qualifications: Ph.D. in Dispute resolution College Law, Murdoch University Perth Western Australia, Master of Science Building Studies, Curtin University of Technology, WA , Bachelor of Applied Science in Quantity Surveying, Curtain University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, Associate Diploma in Quantity Surveying Western Australian Institute of Technology, Perth. Western Australia, Certificate in Mediation LEADR) Australia, Certificate in International Construction Management, Sweden, Associate ship in Architecture , Western Australian Institute of technology, WA, Bachelor of Science in Built Environment & Part I Royal Institute of British Architects, University of Colombo, Sri-Lanka
Professional memberships: Fellow member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (FAIQS), Fellow of the Institute of Architects Sri- Lanka (FIA) SL Sri-Lanka 1997, Fellow of the Institute of Quantity Surveyors (FIQS) SL Sri-Lanka 1998, Fellow of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (FRIQS) 1999, Mediator- LEADR’ Centre for Commercial Mediation, Australia and Member of Institute of Project Mangers (SL).