Sri Lanka’s construction services sector has witnessed a boom in the recent years particularly in the property, development sector economic development , rapid urbanization and increased consumer spending has been facilitated through the government’s growth and development plan support from urban development authority . Together this proactive approach has fueled in the demand for construction in the form of housing, high-rise buildings , condominiums , hospitals , schools and universities , roads , highways and bridges and hotels among others.

The builder specifiers conference was hence conceived with idea of answering to the booming construction need of Sri Lanka and formulating grounds to impart right & sustainable construction Methods. In the world of building and construction, standards help to codify best practices, methods and technical requirements to create a safe and sustainable built environment for the community. The main purpose of building Standards is to protect public health, safety and general welfare as they relate to the construction and occupancy of buildings and structures. Building codes are generally intended to be applied by architects, engineers, interior designers, constructors and regulators but are also used for various purposes by safety inspectors, environmental scientists, real estate developers, subcontractors, manufacturers of building products and materials, insurance companies, facility managers, tenants, and others.


Building Specifier conference is a series of conference which highlight the all the subjects related to building specification & standards in a building related to the material or its application.


Building Specifier Conference is an initiative for “A category “ product suppliers whose products are standardized at one hand & for the construction experts on the other making them aware about importance of using specified product over any other company’s product having no specification.


The building specifiers concerns will help the nation to build beautiful and smart buildings which will cost effective quality oriented, faster and sustainable.
Hon. Minister Champika Ranawaka
Minister for Mega Polis & Western Development
It’s a great effort to bring Building specifiers together it will increase the awareness of specification and quality in the Architectural and construction industry
Madam Chitra Weddikara
Past President of Sri Lanka Institute of Architects, Dean of Colombo School of Construction Technology, Practicing Architect through the company Q serve in Sri Lanka
The Hardest part of the building is to arrive at a consistent specification and much of the buildings essence is the specification” It’s important to have a Building specifiers conference! For our industry
Architect Harsha Fernando
President Sri Lanka Institute of Architects
When specifiers of the building is not specifying the product he/she leaves the chances to other to play on the price band and then the cheapest of the product wins. A good building has to be appropriately specified.
Viddiyajothi Architect Prof Laxman Alwis
Chairman Design Consortium Ltd.
When an architect dreams about the building and do not specify what he wants to use in it....he leaves the dream in other’s hands. Specification are the wings of the dream.
Architect Prof. Lalith De Silva
Past President and dean of the Faculty of Architectural University of Moratuwa Deshbandhu Architect Surath Wickaramsinghe , President Chamber of Construction Industry.
I am sure the building specifier’s conference will enhance the value system of Building and it will improve the quality and efficiency of the construction industry
Deshabandu Archt. Surath Wickaramsinghe
President Chamber of Construction Industry
It is indeed timely , in current context, greater attention is paid to the specifications of construction projects. The projects are now complex, with much sophistications in every aspect and to achieve a quality end product, the specifications has to be innovative and precise.”
Mihindu Keerthiratne
Chairman / Managing Director, Mihindu Keerthiratne Associates Ltd.
Regulatory Specifications are of utmost importance to maintain Health, Safety and Sustainability of all building materials and components.The quality of the end product will depend on the specifications of its separate components.”
Prof. Lal Balasuriya


9:00 AM-9:30 AM Delegate Registration
9:30 AM-10:00 AM Network TEA /COFFEE
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Ceremonial Opening
10.15 a.m. - 10.30 a.m Welcome Address
10:30 AM- 11:00 AM What are specifications, why are they important, are there different kind of
specifications, who should be involved in writing specifications, what could go wrong with a specification
Prof. Lalith De Silva,
Dean Faculty of Architecture,
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
11:00 AM-11:30 AM The importance of specifying in the construction projects Archt. D. B. Navarthna,
, Design Consortium,
Sri Lanka
11:30 AM-12:00 PM Specification and estimation for achieving cost reductions in construction projects and value addition Mr. A. P. Mahesh
Meinhardt Façade
Technology , India
12:00 PM-12:20 PM The importance of detailed specifications for
mechanical ventilation and air conditioning systems in buildings
Eng. Wimal Jayakody,
Past President, ASHRAE, Sri Lanka
12:20 PM-12:50 PM Specification writing for civil construction Eng. K.L.S. Sahabandu,
GM, CECB , Sri Lanka
1:00 PM-1:15 PM Panel Discussion All the Speakers of the Session
1:15 PM-2:00 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM-2:30 PM Using specifications for bench marking and supply management for effective procurement Archt. Hiten Sethi
Principal, Hiten Sethi
Architects, India
2:30 PM-3:00 PM Uses of specification specifying techniques,
specification coordination, guidance and operative procedure, types of specifications available internationally
Archt. Mullerpatan Prasad Manohar Senior Associate, Hafeez Contractor Architects, India
3:00 PM-3:20 PM Importance of specification when selecting coatings Ms. Surani Sahabandu, Director Sales & Marketing,
JAT Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka
3:20 PM-3:50 PM Pitfalls encountered in project management due to incorrect specifications Archt. Jayantha Perera
Principal Architect, Sri Lanka
3:50 PM-4:15 PM Specifications for health and safety Eng. Samitha Jayakody,
International Construction Consortium -ICC, Sri Lanka
4:15 PM - 4:45 PM Panel Discussion All the Speakers of the Session
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM Vote of Thanks Mr. Prem Anveshi, Managing Director,
Showcraft International Pvt. Ltd., Sri Lanka
5:00 PM Networking Tea & Coffee



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