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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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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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IHE holds first online CPD courses

  • Tuesday December 8, 2020

Asphalt for Highways and Other Paved Areas

Our first online course held in September was presented by asphalt expert Jeff Farrington HonFIHE. The course was split into three morning sessions. Delegates benefited from having no travel time and were encouraged to ask questions just as they would on a normal course before the pandemic.

Feedback from the delegates was very positive regarding both the timing and the course content, which enabled delegates to bring themselves up to date and gave those with little or no previous experience a basic understanding of asphalt’s composition and production. The course covered which asphalt mixtures to use where and when it is essential to use modified bitumens. It also dealt with the recently introduced warm, half-warm and cold asphalts, and guidance on those factors which make road surfacings safer and environmentally beneficial.

The course fee also included additional asphalt related information emailed to delegates and the opportunity to contact the tutor with any specific questions.

Engineering Technician Workshops

Our first online workshop on gaining EngTech Professional Registration took place on 13 September. Tutor Richard Hayes CEng FIHE, described the workshop as ‘a very new experience. Gauging the response from the participants can be quite challenging and the sessions are much more intensive as people become more accustomed to such events’.

Find out more about our online courses here.

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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.