• Analysis of contractors' head office overhead on compensable delay events

      Ramachandra, T; Rotimi, J.O.B.; Rajeev, K (Australian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA), 2013)
      Contractors’ claims for extension of time and/or cost reimbursements could result in disagreements that may not be amicably resolved by the parties concerned. Consequently significant additional costs are incurred in ...
    • Causes of payment delays and losses in the construction industry

      Ramachandra, T; Rotimi, JOB; Hyde, K (UTS ePress, 2015)
      Payment delays and losses persist in the construction industry and continue to be a key concern to industry practitioners. Therefore an exploration of the key causes of payment delays and losses is undertaken in this study ...
    • Construction payment delays and losses: perceptions of New Zealand

      Ramachandra, T; Rotimi, J.O.B. (Project Management Institute (PMI) New Zealand Chapter, 2012)
      Payment delays and losses are not a new phenomenon in the construction industry. Both of these combine to elevate the operational risks of construction businesses. In spite of new provisions in the Construction Contracts ...
    • Evaluating the effectiveness of construction payment provisions in New Zealand

      Ramachandra, T; Rotimi, JOB (The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), 2013)
      Standard forms of contract and Construction Contracts Act (CCA) are designed as primary means of mitigating payment problems within the New Zealand construction industry. However, payment problems have been on the increase ...
    • Legal and Contractual Conditions: Implications on contructors' solvency

      Ramachandra, T; Rotimi, JO (Research Publishing Services, 2011)
      Often legal and contractual conditions stipulate payment terms for contracts which could impact on constructors’ solvency. Evidence from different countries suggests that legal and contractual conditions have evolved or ...
    • Liquidation and its effect on construction trade creditors in New Zealand

      Ramachandra, T; Rotimi, J.O.B. (Emerald, 2012)
      Purpose – The construction industry suffers from significantly large number of insolvencies than other industries due to its inherent characteristics and these have dire consequences on project participants and the industry ...
    • A Morphology-based Model for Forecasting Cooling Energy Demand of Condominium Buildings in Sri Lanka

      Geekiyanage, D; Ramachandra, T; Rotimi, JOB (The Association of Researchers in Construction Management (ARCOM), 2017)
      Building morphology has significant influence on operational energy demand of buildings. Energy consumption for space cooling accounts for more than 75% of electricity use in typical condominium buildings. With increase ...
    • Review of methods for mitigating payment risks in construction: the case of New Zealand

      Ramachandra, T; Rotimi, J.O.B. (Building Economics and Management Research Unit (BEMRU), Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2010)
      Traditional payment methods in the construction industry create risk of payment delays and losses. The issue has been persistent since the early 1960’s, with constructions parties suffering dire consequences. Many legislative ...
    • The nature of payment problems in the New Zealand construction industry

      Ramachandra, T; Rotimi, J.O.B. (University of Technology Sydney (UTS) ePress, 2011)
      Delay and loss of payment is a serious problem in the construction industry of many countries. These affect the cash flow of contractors which is critical to meeting their financial obligations. Payment defaults by the ...
    • The relationship between construction sector and the national economy of Sri Lanka

      Ramachandra, T; Rotimi, J.O.B.; Rameezdeen, R (Springer, 2012)
      The causal relationship between construction and a country’s economy has received much attention in the past. However, the results provide contrasting views on the nature of this relationship. This paper therefore investigates ...
    • The skill sets required for managing complex construction projects

      Mouchi, G; Rotimi, J.O.B.; Ramachandra, T (The Institute for Business and Finance Research (IBFR), 2011)
      Very few projects comprise the unique character that construction projects have. The product from construction processes are rarely similar with each having unique set of characteristics and qualities that set them apart ...