Speaker : Martin Hardman
Martin is a Chartered Structural and Chartered Civil Engineer with over 30 years experience in both the public and private sectors. Martin is currently the Bridges and Structures Manager for Cumbria County Council and is responsible for the management of over 3,000 structures, many of which are within the Lake District National Park. Since taking up this post in 2013 he has worked closely with colleagues within the highways service to establish a prioritised, risk based approach to the inspection, assessment and maintenance of the structures asset. Martin has first-hand experience of the devastating effects of major floods in 2005, 2009 and 2015 and was heavily involved in the emergency response to the December 2015 floods in Cumbria. He continues to assume client responsibility for the ongoing infrastructure recovery programme across the county.