Beginning his career in 2004 with QServe Pvt Ltd, one of Sri Lanka’s leading quantity surveying and project management consultancies, Asela brings hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge to his role at Prendos.
His portfolio at Qserve covered every aspect of quantity surveying and included high profile projects in the residential, commercial, hotel, health and education sectors. He worked on construction projects (new constructions, renovations and refurbishments) and looked after pre and post-contract works for piling projects to build up substructures for multi-storey buildings. His international experience included outsourcing quantity surveying services to clients based in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Qatar, Oman and the Maldives.
Asela has also provided quantity surveying for other infrastructure facilities throughout Sri Lanka, including indoor cricket stadia, high-performance centres and outdoor practice facilities for cricket clubs and schools. His expertise ranges from cost planning, procurement and contracts, tender evaluation, payments, financial reporting and long-term sustainable maintenance plans, budgeting and execution.
At Prendos, Asela leads the Quantity Surveying department for the Auckland Region. He prepares concept design and pre-tender estimates, reinstatement and insurance estimates, payment valuations, project cashflow forecasts, variation assessments, constructions audits and FAP applications for MBIE. He also manages the tender and contract administration for commercial projects and the Ministry of Education.
Asela has completed tender and contract reviews for Ngati Whatua/ Whai Rawa, including initial tax coding – identifying the scope of work items and coding to the Levant tax code.
QUALIFICATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
2021 Master of Construction (Construction Law) with Distinction, Massey University, NZ
2017 Member of NZ Institute of Quantity Surveyors
2014 B.Sc. (Hons) in QS – University of Wolverhampton, UK
2011 BTEC Higher Natl Dip in QS & Construction Economics – British College of Applied Studies, Sri Lanka
2007 National Certificate of Technology in Quantity Surveying – Technical College, Sri Lanka