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Our vision is to be the Institute of Choice for Highway Engineers. Our mission is to provide professional development opportunities, support and leadership for individuals to achieve and maintain professional recognition.

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  • We’ve been registering engineers and technicians with the Engineering Council since 1972 and accrediting academic courses since 1989. We’re proud of our long history and provide our members with 50 plus years of highways experience.

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The IHE Highway Engineering Academy offers industry-led training in highway engineering. Through one of our specialist training courses leading to an industry-recognised Professional Certificate or Diploma, the HEA delivers the qualifications, skills and knowledge demanded by the highways industry which are in short supply today.

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Industry Event

SCI Event – Road surfacing binder – future challenges

Dates Location Cost (ex VAT)
Wed 13 Mar 2024 SCI 14/15 Belgrave Square London SW1X 8PS Please see the SCI website for details. IHE members can get a 12.5% discount on the Non Member fee using the discount code EJICMATS671 Book now

Full Details

Bitumen is a complex visco-elastic material, derived from the hard end of the hydro-carbon spectrum, which is used as the binder in the majority of flexible road pavements since the demise of coal tar in the middle of the last century. However, changes in the oil industry, including impact of new regulations, in the light of climate change results in new challenges for the production of bitumen. Bitumen has been enhanced with different properties, with a focus on reduced environmental impact and improved sustainability, and other types of binder have also been investigated. The symposium is intended to set out the position of bitumen continuing as a useful engineering material that is key to an efficient road network in this and other countries.

This event will consider the new challenges for bitumen and look at the recent developments in bitumen products and new types of binder for road surfacing, including the use of high-performance additives, and alternative materials from waste and other sources.

Who should attend?

This event will be of interest to those working in highway authorities, civil and military airport authorities, road and railway engineering consultants, university civil engineering departments, construction materials testing laboratories, as well as materials suppliers and contractors, and road and airfield construction contractors and operators.

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