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About Shiromal Fernando

Shiromal Fernando is one of the leading structural engineers in Sri Lanka has been involved in many high rise buildings in the country, including the tallest structures.

He holds the degrees B.Sc. Engineering (Hons) in Civil Engineering & MPhil Degree from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, and is also a Chartered Engineer of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka. He is a distinguished and active member of many institutions and societies of Sri Lanka such as Institution of Engineers, Society of Structural Engineers & Technical Advisory committee of Disaster Management Center, and also served as the Honorary Secretary of the Society of Structural Engineers during 2005-2008. Furthermore, he is the Vice President of the Green Building Council Sri Lanka since 2010. He is a member of the Sri Lankan Standards Institute where he is working with the committee to develop Cement and Steel standards…


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About Shiromal Fernando

Shiromal Fernando is one of the leading structural engineers in Sri Lanka has been involved in many high rise buildings in the country, including the tallest structures.

He holds the degrees B.Sc. Engineering (Hons) in Civil Engineering & MPhil Degree from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, and is also a Chartered Engineer of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka. He is a distinguished and active member of many institutions and societies of Sri Lanka such as Institution of Engineers, Society of Structural Engineers & Technical Advisory committee of Disaster Management Center, and also served as the Honorary Secretary of the Society of Structural Engineers during 2005-2008. Furthermore, he is the Vice President of the Green Building Council Sri Lanka since 2010. He is a member of the Sri Lankan Standards Institute where he is working with the committee to develop Cement and Steel standards for Sri Lanka since 2009. He is also a proud Member of American Society of Structural Engineers (ASCE).

He was a key organizer of many international conferences in Sri Lanka such as the “International Conference on Structural Engineering, Construction and Management” (ICSECM 2011, Kandy Sri Lanka), the “International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment” (ICSBE 2012 Kandy Sri Lanka) and the Fourth International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management (ICSECM 2013, Kandy Sri Lanka).

He started his career as a structural engineer with Design Consortium Ltd Colombo, Sri Lanka from 1994 - 2008. He served as a former director/ principal structural engineer, Design Consortium Ltd from 2008-2011. His famous projects working at DCL include; the Trillium Residencies Colombo, the Ceylinco Celestial Residencies, “Little Sisters of the Poor” Hospital, Modern Fish Market at Peliyagoda, office complex for Commissioner General of Labour in Colombo, facility buildings and infrastructure design works for BAM International at the Dickkowita Habour, Ramada Hotel in Kalutara & Ave Maria Auditorium in Negombo. Moreover he was also involved as the structural engineer in other key projects such as the Bank of Ceylon Building in Kandy, Hydepark Residencies & multi-storied vehicle car park and traffic improvements in Kandy.

He served as the Visiting Lecturer, Building Economics Department, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka from 1994 – 1999. He is currently the Visiting lecturer, Earth resources Department, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka since 2010 and also serves as the Senior Lecturer, Civil Engineering Department, Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka since 2010.

He leads the Structural Engineering Company; Civil & Structural Engineering Consultants Private Ltd. which is based in Colombo. Civil and Structural Engineering Consultants (Pvt) Ltd, more commonly known as "CSE Consultants‟ is a state of the art consultancy firm comprising some of the prominent Structural Engineers in the industry and academia. CSE strives to maintain a high level of quality in its services and aims to be the trend setter in the industry through innovation, state of the art technologies and excellence in engineering. Being able to undertake well over 100 projects within a short span since its establishment reflects the unmatched potential of the dynamic team.

Mr. Fernando serves as the structural consultant for the Colombo Lotus Tower and Grand Hyatt Colombo which are currently the most prestigious land mark developments in Sri Lanka. Furthermore, projects of CSEC include; John Keells Holding Waterfront Development, Colombo, Grand Hyatt Colombo, AVIC Residential Project by Astoria Hotels Corp. Pvt Ltd, Colombo City Centre, Al-Nakheel Development Project, Jeddah, KSA, Star City Burma, Altair Colombo, Macksons Residencies, Southern Highway toll buildings and toll plazas, Katunayake.

His famous publications include: Eng. W.J.B. Shiromal Fernando and Eng. R.Thivakar, State-of-the-Art technique to appraise the quality of piling, Engineer Journal of IESL, 2008; Eng. W.J.B. Shiromal Fernando, Conceptual Design of High-Rise Buildings, International seminar on Vision for High-Rise Buildings, September 2008; Member of the Editorial panel, Guidelines for Buildings at Risk from Natural Disasters, October, 2005; Member of the Editorial Panel, Reinforcement detailing to Mitigate Seismic effect, November 2006; Member of the Editorial Panel, Tsunami 2004, Sri Lankan Experience, 2009; Member of the Editorial Panel, 'Shifting qualitative approach in condition monitoring of bridge assets towards a quantitative approach', Conference Proceedings of ICSECM 2011.

CTBUH Involvement

  • Regional Representative, Sri Lanka (2012 – Present)

Events/Initiatives Involving Shiromal Fernando

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on…

Regional Representatives Meet at 2018 Middle East Conference

Regional Representatives Meet at 2018 Middle East Conference

20 Oct 2018, Event Report – CTBUH Chapters, Regional Representatives, and Future Leaders Committees met during…

CTBUH Colombo 2018 Tall Building Forum

CTBUH Colombo 2018 Tall Building Forum

31 May 2018, Event Report – The 2018 Tall Building Forum brought together many prominent tall building…

Events/Initiatives Involving Shiromal Fernando

Record Numbers Convene at 2018 Leaders Meeting
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH Leaders convened on Day 1 of the 2018 Middle East Conference for updates on the year's developments and to plan for 2019.
Regional Representatives Meet at 2018 Middle East Conference
20 Oct 2018, Dubai – Event Report
CTBUH Chapters, Regional Representatives, and Future Leaders Committees met during the Middle East Conference for a discussion on the Council's regional growth and global initiatives.
CTBUH Colombo 2018 Tall Building Forum
31 May 2018, Colombo – Event Report
The 2018 Tall Building Forum brought together many prominent tall building professionals across a wide variety of disciplines for an evening of presentations and discussion.
CTBUH Leaders Connect at 2017 Conference
29 Oct 2017, Sydney – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held the day before the start of the CTBUH 2017 Australia Conference, bringing together the Council’s leaders.
CTBUH Sri Lanka Talks Wind Engineering
16-17 Sep 2017, Colombo – Event Report
The CTBUH Sri Lanka workshop on “Advanced Wind Engineering Analysis for High-Rise Buildings Design” was held on the 16th and 17th of September 2017 in Colombo.
CTBUH India and Sri Lanka Host 2017 Regional Tall Buildings Forum
23 Feb 2017, Colombo – Event Report
The 2017 Regional Tall Buildings Forum was held, together with the first Global Lift and Escalator Expo at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre in Colombo.
2016 CTBUH Leaders Meeting Report
16 Oct 2016, Shenzhen – Event Report
The Annual Leaders Meeting was held this year in conjunction with the 2016 Conference in China, bringing together the Council’s leaders from around the world.
The 2016 Colombo Forum
27 Jun 2016, Colombo – Event Report
The 2016 Colombo Forum proved to be yet another successful gathering, themed “Collaborative Approaches in Tall Building Design.”
CTBUH Sri Lanka Forum 2015
13 Dec 2015, Kandy – Event Report
CTBUH Sri Lanka hosted an important seminar for tall building professionals on “Building Envelope Design for Major Structures.”
CTBUH Holds First Regional Forum in Colombo
10 Jun 2014, Colombo – Event Report
Following a successful inaugural event on December 2013, the CTBUH Sri Lanka Committee held its first regional forum in Colombo on June 10.
CTBUH Launches Sri Lanka Committee
15 Dec 2013, Kandy – Event Report
The CTBUH launched its Sri Lanka committee at the Fourth International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management (ICSECM13).

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