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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.

The IHE is on-hand at industry events to provide information on membership, professional registration and progressing your career.

  • Cold Comfort Scotland 2024 – Protecting and Maintaining Scottish Roads

    • Thu 18 Apr 2024
    • Macdonald Inchyra Hotel, Falkirk

    As the only event dedicated to achieving winter maintenance excellence across the Scottish road network, Cold Comfort Scotland brings together industry leaders, winter services experts, and leading roads and highways professionals to explore cutting-edge solutions, share best practice, and drive collaboration in the field of winter maintenance.

  • TTF Annual Conference 2024

    • Tue 23 Apr 2024 - Thu 25 Apr 2024
    • Leonardo Hotel Hinckley Island, Leicestershire

    The Transport Technology Forum will hold its next Annual Conference on the 23-25 April at the Leonardo Hotel Hinckley Island in Leicestershire.

  • RSTA Skid Resistance – 2 Day Course

    • Tue 23 Apr 2024 - Wed 24 Apr 2024
    • Exeter

    This two-day course from our Professional Development Partner, RSTA together with XAIS Asset Management, will help staff gain a competency and be able to demonstrate competency to auditors.

  • RSTA Surface Dressing – 2 Day Course

    • Tue 23 Apr 2024 - Wed 24 Apr 2024
    • Perth

    This two day course provided by our Professional Development Partner, RSTA. provides a detailed technical introduction to the theory and practice of surface dressing, approved for CPD hours by the CIHT and IHE.

  • IAT Conference 2024 – How Technology can Improve the Asphalt Industry

    • Wed 08 May 2024 - Thu 09 May 2024
    • The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield

    The IAT Annual Conference will this year be hosted by the South East Branch. IHE members can attend this conference at the IAT members rate.

  • 2024 Passive Safety Conference and Workshop

    • Thu 09 May 2024
    • National Conference Centre, Birmingham

    Passive Safety UK invites you to their 2024 Passive Safety Conference and Workshop. Whether you are very familiar with passive safety design but need a refresher/updating, or you would just like to learn the basics, this Conference is for you.

  • Online: Getting it right for trees on streets and highways

    • Tue 21 May 2024
    • Online via Zoom

    This seminar from our PDP partner, TDAG, will explore the issues of how can we ensure that street trees are regarded as assets, part of our critical infrastructure, rather than as liabilities?

  • Traffex | Parkex 2024

    • Wed 22 May 2024 - Thu 23 May 2024
    • CBS Arena Coventry

    Traffex, the UK's leading road and highways tradeshow is taking place at the CBS Arena for two days of inspirational content, networking and product discovery.

  • LGTAG Conference – Collaborative Research- From Research to Reality

    • Wed 05 Jun 2024
    • Kassam Stadium, Oxford

    Our Professional Development Partner LGTAG are hosting their Presidential conference on 5th June 2024 in Oxford.

  • IHE Presidential Event 2024

    • Fri 21 Jun 2024
    • Stirling Castle

    Join the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE) for an evening of grandeur and celebration amidst the historic walls of Stirling Castle on Friday 21st June 2024, as they host their prestigious Presidential Event.

  • LCRIG Innovation and Learning Festival

    • Mon 01 Jul 2024 - Wed 03 Jul 2024
    • NAEC, Stoneleigh Warwickshire

    Next year, the LCRIG Innovation and Learning Festival will return from 01-03 July 2024, but with some exciting changes including a brand new location!

  • JCT Traffic Signal Symposium and Exhibition

    • Wed 11 Sep 2024 - Sat 14 Sep 2024
    • Nottingham Trent University

    For 28 years the JCT Symposium and exhibition has been bringing traffic signal practitioners together with manufacturers and to maintain a sense of community amongst signals engineers.

  • Highways Awards 2024

    • Tue 24 Sep 2024
    • Park Plaza, Westminster

    The prestigious Highways Awards return 24th September 2024 to Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster Bridge, London, UK.

  • Strictly Highways 2024

    • Tue 01 Oct 2024 - Thu 03 Oct 2024
    • Winter Gardens, Blackpool

    Strictly Highways will return to its ancestral home at the iconic Winter Gardens in Blackpool, from 01-03 October 2024.

  • Highways UK 2024

    • Wed 16 Oct 2024 - Thu 17 Oct 2024
    • Hall 5, NEC, Birmingham

    More details coming soon

  • Traffic Signs 2024: Conference and Exhibition

    • Wed 06 Nov 2024
    • Park Regis Birmingham

    Save the date! The leading event for traffic signing professionals for over 25 years. More details coming soon.

  • RoadExpo Scotland

    • Wed 27 Nov 2024 - Thu 28 Nov 2024
    • SEC, Glasgow

    RoadExpo Scotland brings together the public and private sector buyers responsible for delivering, maintaining and developing Scotland’s roads.

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.