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About Us

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.

  • Learn about the IHE. IHE membership formally recognises your qualifications and industry experience.

  • 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.

IHE Membership

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.

Professional Registration

Becoming a professionally registered engineer demonstrates your high standard of competence and commitment. By choosing to register, you set yourself apart as an engineer with high standards and also demonstrate your commitment to maintain that competence in the future.

Academy Training

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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Professional Development Partnerships are open to Highways Sector businesses, Local Government Authorities, Academic Institutions, Professional Engineering Institutes and other Highways interest based organisations.


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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IHE Conference – Highway Resilience and Response

  • Thursday August 17, 2023

Learning lessons from extreme events in preparation for future challenges

Wednesday 8th November 2023, The Kia Oval, London

The past decade has seen the nation’s highways impacted by a series of extreme events. Roads and bridges have collapsed or been closed for prolonged periods, severing vital community lifelines, cutting access to basic services, and destroying the hidden network of fibre, power and water. Time and again Highway Managers are seeing impacts that are without precedent in their careers, with floods and storms, drought and fires, all impacting how we deliver services and demanding more from us.  Highways are on the front line of climate change, with these are other risks underlined in the latest UK National Risk Register: we know things will get worse.

This conference from the IHE provides you with the opportunity to understand how these events have informed innovations in practice, and will better prepare you, and help you build the case for greater resilience and targeted funding. With local highway managers sharing first-hand accounts, and international speakers sharing their real life experiences, you will be guided through the new approaches to resilience and response that will help you and your teams better prepare for events impacting your community.

As a recognised training day in conjunction with UKRLG, you will be joining at the very start of a process that will better equip you and the sector to:

  • understand the risks and manage the threats;
  • communicate with DfT, Members, and neighbouring authorities during your time of need;
  • and to be ready to deploy your skills and those of your team to the front line of national emergencies affecting your peers in other councils.

To find out more or to book a place visit –

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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.