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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.

  • 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.

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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 members welcome to attend IAT events

  • Wednesday August 25, 2021

The Institute of Asphalt Technology welcomes IHE members to attend their upcoming online events. The Institute is the professional body for persons working in the field of Asphalt Technology and for those interested in all aspects of the Manufacture, Placing, Technology and Uses of materials containing Asphalt or Bitumen.

Being able to attend events from other Institutes can help to broaden your skills and improve your CPD record. IHE members can record their CPD using the MyCareerPath tool in the members area.

Upcoming Online Events

15th September – Updating Texture Depth Policy

AECOM is in the final stage of completing a study for Highways England on updating texture depth policy and revising its requirements in Specification for Highway Works. Project sponsors Highways England would like to share the outcomes from this study to the industry.

5th October – Using Automated Construction Monitoring

Transport Scotland’s Trunk road maintenance contracts now require surfacing squads to install and use electronic systems to monitor and control asphalt surfacing operations. In order that the full benefit of these systems is obtained Surfacing Operatives must embrace this technology. This talk will explain why these systems are needed and how Surfacing Contractors can use these systems to yield benefits to all parties, from the material Supplier to the travelling public.

This event has been organised jointly by Transport Scotland, MPA Scotland and the IAT Scottish Branch.

You can register for these events by clicking here.

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.