We are the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation in the Yorkshire and the Humber Region. We have approximately 775 members in the Region. Our regional committee aims to represent that membership drawing from consultants, local authorities, contractors and academia.
Each year we organise a programme of meetings at various venues throughout the Region, these including both technical and social events with the aim of supporting continuing professional development and offering networking opportunities for members.
Our latest newsletter is available for download:
CIHT Y&H Newsletter July 2016
See who's who on your our Regional Committee Here
You can read more about our Region's History here.
Details of forthcoming events in 2017 are available on our events page.
In addition to our general programme of events, we celebrate achievement in the Region through the presentation of our ‘Best Highways and Transportation Project’, ‘Young Professional of the Year’ and 'Apprentice of the Year' awards at our Annual Awards Dinner Dance.
Details of the 2017 Awards will be provided on this website once available.
As well as the main committee, the branch has an active Young Professionals committee which plans a range of social and technical events of particular interest to those in the early stages of their career. Regular events organised by the Young Professionals include a 5-a-side football tournament, ten-pin bowling socials and a pub quiz.
If you are interested in getting involved please contact us
We are keen to promote the profession to young people considering their future careers and to that end we have featured three of our young professionals in film clips talking about their jobs in highways and transport. We are happy locally to support potential candidates for any of the Institution’s professional qualifications through mentoring and practical advice. Please get in touch if you want any assistance.
In 2014, we played a key role in the creation of the Yorkshire and Humber Infrastructure Alliance which represents 80% of the industry in the Region and brings together professional and learned bodies to maximise the impact of both infrastructure spending and the devolution of powers, brought to the limelight by the Chancellor’s influential ‘Northern Powerhouse’ speech in June 2014. The Alliance, which includes the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA), has produced a Transport Manifesto which addresses the need to improve poor transport connectivity within the Region and to national networks, as well as to improve the resilience of our transport infrastructure, and suggests ways to overcome the dire skills shortage we are facing.
In addition to this recent partnership, we also continue to work alongside other Institutions such as the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Transport Planning Society in the planning and marketing of our events in order to support mutual aims.
We are always looking for new ideas in driving forward the aims of the institution at the regional level and if you are interested in getting involved in either of our committees, please contact us.