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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.

Work with us

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.

Showcasing the collective and individual achievements of highway engineers and engineering nationwide

Following the success of our Awards Evening in 2023, the IHE Mercia Branch Committee is delighted to announce that our prestigious Awards Evening is returning for 2024, which is kindly supported by our headline sponsor: The Severnside Group; who specialise in the traffic management, data collection, permanent loop cutting and fabrication sectors.

The Awards Evening will be hosted at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham (B2 4JQ) on Thursday 18th April 2024 and is a black tie event.

Each category invites entries for projects and partnerships that have been implemented between 1st January 2023 and 31st December 2023.

All entries should be submitted to by 5pm on Friday 23rd February 2024. Each entry will be reviewed and judged by an independent panel of industry experts with a short list announced on the IHE website on Monday 18th March 2024.

We look forward to welcoming submissions and to seeing you on Thursday 18th April 2024 at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel. If there are any queries, please do not hesitate to contact

IHE Mercia Branch Committee


Award Details


Entry Award Criteria

  • Submission of entries is free
  • Entries must be sent to
  • Closing date is Friday 23rd February 2024 (17:00)
  • A full copy of the rules and criteria can be obtained below
  • Shortlisted entries will be announced on the IHE website on 18th March 2024 and must be represented at the awards evening
  • Winners will be announced at the awards evening on Thursday 18th April 2024.
  • Categories

  • Large Project of the Year
  • Small Project of the Year
  • Environmental Sustainability Project of the Year
  • Safety and Innovation Project of the Year
  • Sustainable Transport Project of the Year
  • Highway Partnership Award
  • Developer Project of the Year
  • Team of the Year
  • Awards Event

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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.