Dr. Suaathi Kaliannan

Name of Staff   :  Dr. Suaathi Kaliannan 
Designation      :  Lecturer 
Qualifications  :  Philosophy of Doctoral (PhD) in Civil Engineering (UTHM), Master of Science in Engineering Technology (UTHM), Bachelor (Hons) in Civil Engineering (UTHM) 

Research Interest:    Construction and Demolition Waste, Construction Management, Sustainable construction, Project Management, Environmental Engineering.     


  1. Shaikh, F. A., Odhano, N., & Kaliannan, S. (2020). Performance and Management of Cost in the Construction Industry. Civil Engineering Journal, 6(7), 1368-1374 (Scopus) 
  2. K. Kuppusamy, S. Nagapan, Abd Halid Abdullah, S. Kaliannan, S. Sohu, S. Subramaniam, and H. Maniam (2019) Construction Waste Estimation Analysis in Residential Projects of Malaysia Engineering, Technology, and Applied Science Research, Vol. 9. No. 5, pp. 4842-4845. ETASR. ISSN: 1792-8036. (Web of Science) 
  3. Nazlyatul Idris, Sasitharan Nagapan, Mustazha Hakim, Nur Haslinda Abas, Muhammad Fikri Hasmori, Rafikullah Deraman, Suaathi Kaliannan (2018) Investigation of the Challenges in Using e-Procurement in Construction Project, Malaysia Issues in Built Environment, First Edition, Penerbit UTHM. ISBN: 978-967-2216-60-5. 
  4. Nagapan, S., Kaliannan, S., Abdullah, A. H.,Sohu,S (2018) Preliminary Survey on the Crucial Root Causes of Material Waste Engineering, Technology & Applied Science Research, 8(6) (Web of Science)  
  5. S. Kaliannan, S. Nagapan, Abd Halid Abdullah, S. Sohu, and A. A. Jathial (2018), Determining Root Cause of Construction Waste Generation: A Global Context Civil Engineering Journal, Vol. 4. No. 11, pp. 2539-2547. Salehan Institute of Higher Education. ISSN: 2476-3055. (Web of Science)  
  6. Kaliannan, S., and Chan, C.M., (2017). 1-D Compressibility Parameters of Lightly Solidified Dredged Marine Soil (Dms) Using Cement, Ggbs And Coarse Sand. International Journal of GEOMATE, May, 2017, Vol. 12, Issue 33, pp. 167-171 Geotec., Const. Mat. & Env., ISSN:2186-2990, Japan (Scopus)  
  7. Kaliannan, S., Chan, C.M., & Suratkon, A. (2017) 1-D Compressibility Characteristics of Dredged Marine Sediments (DMS) treated with CementGGBS Blend Jurnal Teknologi (Sciences & Engineering) (Scopus)  
  8. Kaliannan, S., Chan, C. M., & Suratkon, A. (2015). Developing a DMS (Dredged Marine Sediments) Management Framework for Beneficial Reuse in Artificial Land Creation. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 802, 655–660 


Industry Consultancy, Research Experiences and Award: 

  1. Reviewer of 3rd Global Congress on Construction, Material and Structural Engineering (GCoMSE 2021) 
  2. Moderator – Key Factors for publishing in reputable impact factor journal,15th December 2020 (Online platform collaboration between Lincoln University College and UTHM) 
  3. Facilitator, Construction Quantity Clinic (CQC) Program, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, 18th January 2020 
  4. CIDB Consultancy – Study on Identifying the Total Generation and Recycling Rate of Construction and Demolition for the Year 2017 funded by Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Corporation (SWCorp) and Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) Malaysia 01.02.2017 – 31.01.2018 (Throughout Peninsular Malaysia) RM860,440.00  
  5. FRGS Grant – A Novel Approach for Theoretical Finding of Root Cause and Generation Rate of Construction Waste in Malaysian Construction Industry. 15.08.2017 – 15.07.2019 (Peninsular Malaysia) RM51,000.00 / MoHE – FRGS (Vot:1624)  
  6. Contract Grant UTHM – Investigation of Cost Implication on Construction Waste Management at Southkey Mosaics Site, Johor. 01.08.2016 – 31.07.2018 (UTHM & JB) RM20,000.00 / UTHM (Vot: U636)  
  7. Contract Grant UTHM – Kajian Terhadap Keperluan Perisian Pemantauan Projek Pembinaan dan Penyenggaraan untuk Pejabat Pembangunan dan Penyelenggaraan. 01.07.2019 – 31.07.2019 (UTHM) RM1,000.00 / Geran Kontrak UTHM (Vot:H467)  
  8. SILVER AWARD – International Research and Innovation Symposium and Exposition (RISE2019) at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia. Structural Equation Modelling of Construction Waste Generation Rate in Malaysian Construction Industry: Root Causes from Contractors’ Perspective 
  9. Invited Speaker – Systematic Solid Waste Management Seminar 2017 (CIDB Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur) 
  10. Accumulated six years’ research experiences in UTHM and Lincoln University College 


Official Correspondence Address: 

School of Science and Technology 
Wawasan Open University 
54, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah 
10050, Penang 

Email Address: 



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