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With over 3,500 members, the IHE helps highway engineers with their professional development.

We provide professional development opportunities, support and leadership for individuals to achieve and maintain professional recognition.

We’ve been registering engineers and technicians with the Engineering Council since 1972 and accrediting academic courses since 1989. You can take advantage of our extensive highways experience and trained specialist advisors, mentors and reviewers by becoming a member.

Why join the IHE?

Membership

IHE membership formally recognises your qualifications and industry experience. Join us and demonstrate your technical skills, qualifications and expertise to clients and employers.

Professional Registration

Professional registration can increase your earnings potential, improve your career prospects and attain industry recognition for your years of experience, expertise and hard work.

Training & Qualifications

Our mission is to provide professional development opportunities, support and leadership for individuals to achieve and maintain professional recognition

Training & Events

  • Road Safety Engineering

    • Tue 24 Sep 2019

    MORE DATES AVAILABLE This course offers the opportunity for the Road Safety Engineer to expand their knowledge and demonstrate their competency in all aspects of road safety engineering.

  • Temporary Traffic Management (Certificate)

    • Tue 24 Sep 2019

    MORE DATES AVAILABLE. The only UK course specifically for temporary traffic management designers, engineers and practitioners working in the planning and design of temporary situations on highways.

  • Traffic Signing and Road Markings

    • Wed 02 Oct 2019

    MORE DATE AVAILABLE This 4-day course provides both a theoretical foundation and practical experience in the design and implementation of traffic signing and road marking schemes.  It contains an introduction to the subject, but takes the concepts through to experienced practitioner level.

  • Highways Awards 2019

    • Mon 07 Oct 2019

    This prestigious awards night celebrates the amazing people, teams, projects and innovations that have helped the industry grow the economy and helped community safety and sustainability. 

  • Police Scotland: accident, analysis and investigation

    • Tue 08 Oct 2019

    The IHE Scotland branch would like to invite you to this evening event on 8th October in Stepps.

  • Temporary Traffic Management (Diploma)

    • Tue 08 Oct 2019

    OTHER DATES AVAILABLE. This course is a follow on from the Professional Certificate in Temporary Traffic Management course.

  • Winter Services Decision Making

    • Tue 15 Oct 2019

    MORE DATES AVAILABLE. The only accredited UK course for Winter Services Decision Makers and Managers. Winter Services is assuming greater professional and political significance in ensuring highway networks are available and safe for use at all times.

  • Highway Engineers: Courting Trouble?

    • Wed 23 Oct 2019

    The Southern Branch would like to invite you to their annual seminar on 23rd October in Winchester.

  • Preparing for Professional Review

    • Wed 23 Oct 2019

    OTHER DATES AND LOCATIONS AVAILABLE. Are you planning to apply for Engineering Council Professional Registration later this year? If so, then help is at hand with the IHE and our brand new autumn programme of regional Preparing for Professional Review workshops.

  • Asset Management

    • Tue 29 Oct 2019

    This four day course leading to the Professional Certificate in Asset Management is designed for Engineers and Technicians who currently are in, or aspire to take, a Highways Asset Engineer/Manager role; or for Asset Management Professionals.

  • Scotland Branch Event: Winter Maintenance

    • Tue 05 Nov 2019

    The IHE Scotland Branch would like to invite you to a technical evening on ‘Winter Maintenance' on 5th November 2019.

  • Traffic Signs 2019: Conference & Exhibition

    • Thu 07 Nov 2019

    The leading event for traffic signing professionals, now in it's 26th year.

  • Traffex Scotland

    • Wed 13 Nov 2019

    Traffex Scotland will now be held at The SEC in Glasgow on 13 & 14 November 2019 and will continue to be the country’s only event dedicated to help ‘future-proof’ the Scottish road network.

  • New Civil Engineer Future of Bridges Conference

    • Mon 25 Nov 2019

    Exploring innovation in the design, construction, monitoring and maintenance of bridges

  • Pavement Investigations and Identification of Maintenance Need

    • Tue 21 Jan 2020

    The IHE Scotland Branch would like to invite you to a joint event with the Institute of Asphalt Technology on ‘Pavement investigations and identification of maintenance need' on 21st January 2020.

  • Engineering Technician/ICT Technician Workshops

    • Thu 23 Jan 2020

    Are you planning to submit your Engineering Technician/ICT Technician registration application later this year? Perhaps you have been struggling to find the time to assemble your submission or maybe you are simply unsure how to make that all important start. If so, then help is at hand with the IHE EngTech/ICT Technician workshops.

  • Highway Maintenance

    • Tue 04 Feb 2020

    Highway maintenance has seen a sharp rise in public awareness over recent years and the effects of austerity, maintenance backlogs and extreme weather have all contributed to the rising profile of the highway maintenance sector.

  • Autonomous Vehicles

    • Tue 11 Feb 2020

    The IHE Scotland Branch would like to invite you to a technical evening on ‘Autonomous Vehicles’ on 11th February 2020 in Perth.

  • Drone Technology and Vaisala Artificial Intelligence Asset Recording

    • Tue 10 Mar 2020

    The IHE Scotland Branch would like to invite you to a technical evening on ‘Drone technology and Vaisala Artificial Intelligence Asset Recording’ on 10th March 2020.

  • Highway Law: Principles and Practice

    • Thu 02 Apr 2020

    This course provides an interactive general guide to highway law for Highway Engineers working in all spheres but it will be of particular interest to those in Maintenance, Design, Development Management and Public Rights of Way.

  • Scotland Branch Annual Seminar and AGM

    • Tue 28 Apr 2020

    The IHE Scotland Branch would like to invite you to their annual seminar and AGM on 28th April 2020. The topic for the day is 'Weather Forecasting for Winter Maintenance MetDesk/BIM Technology'.

  • Asphalt for Highways and Other Paved Areas

    • Wed 13 May 2020

    The course is designed to provide an invaluable understanding of asphalt technology. The confusing range of UK surface course asphalts have characteristics which make them suitable for specific uses.

  • Highways Conference 2020

    • Thu 18 Jun 2020

    Details coming soon.

  • Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)

    This course provides an insight into the fast-changing landscape of Intelligent Transport Systems for Highway Engineers working in all spheres but it will be of particular interest to those working in Highways Authorities, ITS Consultants and ITS Companies.

  • Transport Development Management

    This course delivers learning across the wide diversity of subjects a Development Management Practitioner requires, in both the private and public fields of work, which are assessed through assignments leading to a DM Foundation Certificate.

  • Traffic Signal Control

    This annual residential course is for managers, engineers and technicians involved in the management, design or implementation of traffic control systems. The course is organised by IHE in conjunction with major UK industry players, the course complements the JCT Consultancy training programme.

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Find your local branch

IHE Branches are run by members for members.

They’re found in every region of the United Kingdom.  Our branches are led by an elected committee of IHE members who run regional activities such as site visits, CPD seminars, technical meetings and social events.

Access your local branch

IHE Branch Map 2.0

Scotland

The area the branch covers is the entire area of Scotland.

Contact information

scotland@theihe.org

Northern

We are hoping to re-establish this branch. Please contact us if you’d like to help with new branch activities.

Email: web@theihe.org

Yorkshire & Humber

The area the branch covers includes the entire area of Yorkshire and Humber. Major towns and cities include Leeds, Sheffield, Bradford, Whitby, Scarborough, Hull, Grimsby and Richmond.

Contact information

web@theihe.org

North Western

The North Western Branch has been re-established. Please contact us if you’d like to help with new branch activities.

Email: northwest@theihe.org

East Midlands

The branch covers the area within the East Midlands. Major towns and cities include Derby, Leicester, Nottingham, Chesterfield, Lincoln, Buxton and Gainsborough.

Contact information

east_midlands@theihe.org

Mercia

The area the branch covers stretches from Stoke-on-Trent in the far north, to Stroud and Gloucester in the south. Major towns and cities include Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Telford, Stafford, Stoke, Gloucester and Worcester.

Contact information

mercia@theihe.org

North Wales

We are hoping to re-establish this branch.  Please contact us if you’d like to help with new branch activities.

The area the branch covers includes Counties north of Carmarthenshire. Major towns and cities include Llandudno, Wrexham, Holyhead, Porthmadog, Newtown, Welshpool and Llangollen.

Contact information

web@theihe.org

South Wales

This branch has been re-established.  If you would like to volunteer to help out with branch activities please email us.

Email: South.Wales@theihe.org

Chilterns

We are hoping to re-establish this branch. Please contact us if you’d like to help with new branch activities.

Email: web@theihe.org

Eastern

The area the branch covers includes counties within East Anglia. Major towns and cities include Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester, Cambridge and King’s Lynn.

Contact information

web@theihe.org

South Eastern

We are hoping to re-establish this branch. Please contact us if you’d like to help with new branch activities.

Email: web@theihe.org

Southern

The area the branch covers includes the central southern area of England. Major towns and cities include Southampton, Worthing, Winchester, Woking, Guildford, Andover and Reading.

Contact information

southern@theihe.org

South Western

The area the branch covers includes the entire south west of England. Major towns and cities include Torquay, Bournemouth, Weymouth, Chippenham, Newquay and Penzance.

Contact information

south_western@theihe.org

Greater London

We are hoping to re-establish this branch. Please contact us if you’d like to help with new branch activities.

Email: web@theihe.org

Northern Ireland

The area the branch covers is the entire area of Northern Ireland.

Contact information

web@theihe.org

  • 1 Scotland
  • 2 Northern
  • 3 Yorkshire & Humber
  • 4 North Western
  • 5 East Midlands
  • 6 Mercia
  • 7 North Wales
  • 8 South Wales
  • 9 Chilterns
  • 10 Eastern
  • 11 South Eastern
  • 12 Southern
  • 13 South Western
  • 14 Greater London
  • 15 Northern Ireland

Join the Institute of Choice for Highway Engineers

IHE membership formally recognises your qualifications and industry experience. Join us and demonstrate your technical skills, qualifications and expertise to clients and employers.