Akram Malik

Group Director - Structures, Tony Gee and Partners LLP

Akram is a chartered civil and structural engineer with over 30 years of experience in the design, design management and construction of bridges and civil engineering structures. He has extensive experience of concept, preliminary and final design of highway, railway and building structures as well as experience of inspection, assessment and expert witness work requiring in-depth knowledge of material behaviour. Akram has worked in France, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Malaysia and Australia, where his experience has covered infrastructure projects in their many forms giving him invaluable insights into the relationship of a structure and the infrastructure it supports.

My Speaker Sessions

Thursday 08 June 2023


A52 Clifton Bridge Strengthening Project

12:00 - 12:25 CIHT Award Winners
  • Winner of the CIHT Infrastructure Award in 2022. This project was recognised for exceptional engineering solutions that have delivered creative and resilient infrastructure.
  • When the Clifton Bridge, outside Nottingham, underwent scheduled inspection in 2019, engineers identified some basic maintenance was required, involving drainage and basic concrete repairs. The process of carrying out those repairs on the 243-metre viaduct in 2020, however, revealed further, more serious problems once concrete was removed. 
  • This presentation will delve into how different stages and phases were overlapped to enable the project to be delivered in less time. Designers worked alongside contractors to design parts of the project while something else was built. 
  • This streamlining of processes enabled the bridge to be safely and rapidly repaired, meaning Nottingham’s reputation as Europe’s most congested city was short lived.