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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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Tomorrow has arrived with online reviews

  • Friday February 19, 2021

By Martin Polland, IHE Senior Vice President

While 2020 has brought many challenges it has brought some positives as well. Prior to the pandemic, in February the IHE Council discussed the idea of setting environmental challenges to ourselves. We discussed moving things forward to save travel and ultimately doing our bit to reduce carbon emissions.

Little did we know that some weeks later the pandemic would alter our working lives, requiring us to rethink how we operate and undertake daily tasks. From this, our desire to move to an online platform for undertaking professional reviews was born. This allows  applications to professional registration to continue and offers a solution to our members who had applied prior to the pandemic.

So what has changed? In years gone past extensive travel would have been undertaken by both reviewers and candidates. We can now confirm that online reviews are now part of our well-established process for undertaking professional reviews. Work was undertaken, with assistance sought from other institutes and the Engineering Council, to move to online reviews in the summer of 2020. The first one was held in October, virtually, in the reviewer’s and applicant’s homes. The fact that it had a successful outcome was the icing on the cake.

Moving forward we are looking to roll out a ‘preparing for professional review’ course in spring this year, which will include an overview of the online review process. Given the speed at which things have moved it now feels part of our everyday business for the IHE. If you are looking to become professionally qualified pleased don’t hesitate to get in touch with the IHE via HQ. The online review process has been a major highlight of 2020 and a rare positive that will last for many years to come.

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