The Canadian Society of Civil Engineers recognizes professor Kasun Hewage for his outstanding contributions to the development and practice of construction engineering in Canada.
The award celebrates an engineer for sustained activities over an extended period including being the author or principal inspiration of peer-reviewed papers in relevant Journals of international standing. Dr. Hewage continues to make significant breakthroughs in developing tools that enable builders and governments to make knowledgeable fact-based decisions pertaining to sustainable building practices.
Dr. Hewage co-leads the Lifecycle Management Laboratory where he oversees a research team focusing on empowering stakeholders in the areas of urban development, energy systems, construction & asset management, water systems, and industrial products &processes.
Last year, he was named the FortisBC Smart Energy Chair.
His research has been cited over 4300 times with an h-index of 35 and an i-10 index of 74.
Life cycle management is at the forefront of sustainable project management. In Canada, Dr. Hewage is a pioneer in this field and continues to push the scope in this area. His research collaborations with the University of Moratuwa (Sri Lanka), University of Pune (India) and King Fahd University (Saudi Arabia) are a testament to the impact of his research.
Dr. Hewage is also the associate director of UBC’s Clean Energy Research Centre, and was awarded the UBC Okanagan’s Researcher of the Year (NSERC category) in 2019.