Association Partners


Association of Directors of Environment, Economy,

Planning & Transport

The Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT) represents Place Directors from county, unitary, metropolitan and combined authorities, along with directors of local enterprise partnerships, sub-national transport bodies and corporate partners drawn from key service sectors. ADEPT members are at the very heart of delivering clean sustainable growth. We deliver the projects that are fundamental to creating more resilient communities, economies and infrastructure.

Association for Road Traffic Safety and Management

ARTSM is an informed and influential force in the field of Highways and Transport. The Association seeks to benefit Members through its representative role, aiming to influence technological developments and improve standards in traffic engineering and operations. Members are kept up to date with developments affecting the industry by means of regular emails from the Secretariat. We consult with Members on European and UK standards through our Working Group meetings and, when necessary, make representations on their behalf to both central and local government. The Association attends major trade exhibitions and conferences and also make regular contributions to the technical press dealing with issues that affect our members. We work closely with the Department for Transport, and are represented on technical committees under their auspices, including the Traffic Signs Technical Working Party. We have very good relationships with the Traffic Engineering Policy Division, and with the Highways England. We also form part of the Board of TOPAS alongside representatives from DfT and TSG.

The Institute of Asphalt Technology

The Institute of Asphalt Technology was founded in 1966 as a Learned Society by a group of far-sighted practitioners in the belief that there was a need for sharing technical information, educating new people into and within the Industry and for setting and protecting standards across the Industry. To this end a professional exam moderated by the Institute was established during 1967. Education in Applied Engineering and Asphalt technology was the driving force to establish the credibility of its high intentions, and to give control over technical excellence. In 1980, the Institute became Incorporate by Guarantee, not having a Share Capital. The structure of the company and the conduct of its members are dictated by the Articles of Association. Membership of the Institute is open to all sectors of the industry; from Quarries, Manufacturing Plants, Laboratories, Airport and Highway Surfacing, to Building and Construction Mastic and from the Client or Architectural and Consultant Engineering sectors of the industry.

Institute of Highway Engineers

Our mission is to provide professional development opportunities, support and leadership for individuals to achieve and maintain professional recognition. We’ve been registering engineers and technicians with the Engineering Council since 1972 and accrediting academic courses since 1989. You can take advantage of our extensive highways experience and trained specialist advisors, mentors and reviewers by becoming a member. IHE membership formally recognises your qualifications and industry experience. Join us and demonstrate your technical skills, qualifications and expertise to clients and employers.

Retroreflective Equipment Manufacturers' Association

REMA is the trade association for manufacturers of retroreflective traffic safety products which are used mainly on the highway, but are also to be found, for example, at airports, industrial sites and sports grounds. The products provide visual information, day and night, for both permanent and temporary traffic needs. Associate membership is available for organisations or companies providing a technical service to full members.

Road Safety Foundation

The Road Safety Foundation is a UK charity advocating road casualty reduction through simultaneous action on all three components of the safe road system: roads, vehicles and behaviour. The charity has enabled work across each of these components and several of our published reports have provided the basis of new legislation or government policy. For the last 18 years, the charity has focused on leading the establishment of the European Road Assessment Programme (EuroRAP) and more recently the work first developed by RSF has fed into the International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP). Since the inception of EuroRAP in 1999, the Foundation has been the UK Member responsible for managing the programme in the UK (and, more recently, Ireland), ensuring the UK provides a global model of what can be achieved.

Road Safety Markings Association

The RSMA was established in 1976 and has become one of the largest specialist trade body in the Highways sector, and has played a pivotal role in the development of the Road Marking Industry. With a membership spanning the UK, Europe and beyond we are able to draw on a host of industry experts. We work with a number of Government bodies and industry partners to ensure our collective voice brings recognition, development and change to underpin our vision. Primarily created to represent the voice of our members and the industry, we have now gained a strong reputation for training, standards and safe systems of work. We were the first specialist skills sector to develop a Specialist Applied-Skills Programme ensuring safe operatives for our members and across the wider industry. It is our aim to promote our industry as a key component of a safe and effective highways network.

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