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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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Join us and demonstrate your technical skills, qualifications and expertise to clients and employers. We offer membership types for highways professionals at every stage of their career.

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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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We administer the registers for Highway Inspectors and Road Safety Auditors as well as manage our active forums contributed to by highways professionals.


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Experience and service come to the fore

  • Friday November 15, 2019

In October the Scottish Branch held an evening seminar in which Constable Sean Owen from Police Scotland gave members a presentation on the role that the Police play in collision investigation, analysis and prevention.

His informative and detailed talk provided an excellent insight into the role of police officers attending collisions, from the data gathering and investigation process through to the importance of partnership working with local authorities and government bodies.

Mr Owen’s experience and knowledge raised key debates and provided important answers throughout, which enhanced the knowledge of the members present.

After this presentation, the Scottish Branch chair, Gordon Brown, presented Campbell Divertie IEng FIHE with the ‘award of merit for outstanding service’ to the Institute.

Mr Divertie was the chairman of the Scottish Branch for a number years and contributed a vast amount of personal time to maintain the running of the branch, attendance at Institute meetings and also as a reviewer. On behalf of the Institute we would like to thank Campbell for his contribution and wish him well on his retirement.

Fellowship Award

The IHE has bestowed an Honorary Fellowship on Lance Williams of Highways England at the Southern Branch seminar in Winchester. Lance is well known across the industry as ‘Mr Sector Scheme’ and received his certificate from President Jonathan Pearson.

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