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Prof Bingunath Ingirige
Prof Bingunath Ingirige
postal addressMaxwell Building, Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M54WT.
website address
Key Memberships
From October 2004 to September 2009.
Profile Summary
Prof. Bingunath Ingirige has a Chair in Urban Resilience and Adaptation at the Centre for Disaster Resilience (CDR), School of the Built Environment, University of Salford. He has a BSc (Hons), a Masters in Management of Technology from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and a PhD from University of Salford. He is a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Prof. Ingirige has extensive experience of investigating resilience measures within a variety of community settings encompassing several stakeholders such as small businesses, private sector, the public sector and NGOs. He has also studied collaborative engagement processes between agencies, public and private sector both in the UK and internationally. He was a co-investigator of the EPSRC funded Community Resilience to Extreme Weather (CREW) project, where he led his team in investigating resilience of small businesses against extreme weather events. He has also led a RICS Research trust funded project that looked into the recovery of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises after the devastating flood event in 2009 in Cockermouth Cumbria. In a recent project funded by the Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Change (ARCC) network, he profiled the resilience and adaptation measures of a small business community in Braunton, North Devon after their flood event in 2012. Via these initiatives, he has worked very closely with several national and international stakeholders in the area of flood resilience and adaptation. In the UK he collaborates with the National Flood Forum, Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) team, ARCC network and the RICS Flooding and Insurance working group. Internationally he has links with the Future Resilient Systems – Singapore ETH Centre based at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Construction Research Institute of Malaysia (CREAM), the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC) in Bangkok, Thailand and the National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) in Sri Lanka. 
Key Qualifications
Key Projects
Newton Fund Grant Agreement Reseacher Links: Workshop
British Council, £1,200.00.
Principal Investigator: B Ingirige (100%).
EU-CIRCLE - A panEuropean framework for strengthening Critical Infrastructure resilience to climate change
EC - Horizon 2020, £218,388.00.
Principal Investigator: C Pathirage (40%). Co-Investigators: T Fernando (15%), U Kulatunga (15%), B Ingirige (30%).
Climate Impacts in Malaysia: Attenuation Through an Integrated Safer built Environment (CLIMATISE)
British Council, £80,642.00.
Principal Investigator: U Kulatunga (67%). Co-Investigator: B Ingirige (33%).
INCIDENT (Impact aNalysis of City Infrastructure Disaster EveNT)
Arup, £7,000.00.
Principal Investigator: B Ingirige (80%). Co-Investigator: T Fernando (20%).
DEFENCES: DEveloping Flood Expert KNowledge in CharterEd Surveyors
RICS Education Trust, £7,300.00.
Principal Investigator: B Ingirige (100%).
International travel grant
Royal Academy of Engineering, £600.00.
Principal Investigator: B Ingirige (100%).
Key Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Book Sections
Guest Editorials in Journals
Papers in Published Conference Proceedings
Reports for External Bodies
Key Presence
Conference Presentations
ARCOM Doctoral Workshop - 2005, University of Teeside, Middlesborough
Honours and Awards
Overseas Research Studentship (ORS) from the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals (CVCP) of UK
Overseas Research Studentship (ORS) award for academic excellence and research potential from the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals (CVCP) of UK in 1999 to follow PhD studies at University of Salford, UK
Received the Netherlands Government Technical Cooperation for Developing Countries (TCDC) award to follow the MBA in Management of Technology at The Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. (September 1997 - April 1999)
Internal University Support Received
EU Leonardo Staff Mobility Funding to visit Institute for Information Engineering in Almere, Netherlands to familiarise with distance learning tools and develop an understanding on how they utilise the tools to increase the numbe... more >>.
Teaching and Learning Quality Improvement Scheme on Improving social outcomes in distance learning tools
Invited Papers and Lectures
Invited by the RICS Project Management Group in Dubai to deliver a CPD Session titled 'Intranets & Extranets in Construction Projects: What do they promise? what have they achieved?',
Memberships of External Bodies
University of Salford's representative of CIB W102 - Information and knowledge management in construction
Other Research Activity
Member of the Editorial Board, Construction Annual Review Journal, see weblink: