WDM® operates a fleet of survey vehicles to provide safe, reliable and cost effective assessment of road conditions.
WDM® systems link road condition data with accidents, structures, customer services, inventory, road maintenance and other data.
Equipment and Manufacturing
WDM® expertise is widely recognised in the field of pavement, road and highway survey equipment design.
The WDM® consultancy service was developed to help clients maximise the use of survey data.
Web pavement management
Highway engineers from across England and South Wales will get a close up look at the W.D.M. Limited web pavement management system when they attend the Company’s PMS User Group meeting in Bristol, on the 15th November. The pavement management engineers convene twice a year to learn about the latest software developments and information systems developed and updated by WDM®. At this next group meeting they’ll also be shown the latest ukPMS Accreditation and Calculation Improvements, see how the web PMS works with the management of the HD28 process and discuss life cycle...
The Report a Fault website service created by W.D.M. Limited was used to help victims of Hurricane Ophelia, which hit Northern Ireland in October. The BBC News published and broadcast emergency phone numbers during the storm and links to the NI Direct website. They encouraged people living in the path of the storm to report fallen trees and obstructions to enable the roads to be kept clear for emergency vehicles. At the height of the gales on Monday, 16 October, nearly 400 reports were recorded on the site (see report). Normally, the ‘Report a Fault’ facility is available...
Potholes on the Radio
Devon County Council’s ‘Report a Pothole’ interactive web service has been praised by reporters on BBC Radio Devon. The system, which has been developed by W.D.M. Limited, was highlighted after a driver in Plymouth claimed damages from the council after his car was allegedly damaged by a pothole. The story was featured on the Gordon Sparks morning programme on Radio Devon. Reporter Richard Green told listeners how he’d used the interactive map on the County Council’s website to report potholes near his home, which were repaired within two to three...
Skid-resistant roads reduce crashes by 40%
Advances in what we drive, such as driverless cars, are expected to slash the number of road deaths and serious injuries in years to come. But improvements in the surfaces we drive on will also be crucial, the Transport Agency said. The holy grail of road designs is the skid-less highway, as the injury crash rate is between 4.5 and 9 times higher on slippery roads than skid-resistant ones. New Zealand is much farther along the track towards achieving that than many other countries, thanks in large part to two of the smartest trucks on the road, which employ laser wizardry so...
Road network management: Life Cycle Planning
Highway engineers from across the south of England and Wales are being invited to find out how life cycle planning can deliver greater efficiencies in the road network management. The subject is one of those due to be discussed at a User Group meeting for clients of W.D.M. Limited in Bristol on Wednesday, 15th November 2017. All the engineers use the WDM® Pavement Management System (PMS) and/or the ukPMS software as part of their asset management strategy. Topics at the User Group meeting will include: Life Cycle Planning Update from Road Condition Management Group ...
THE COMPLETE MANAGEMENT SOLUTION
W.D.M. Limited offers the complete highway asset management solution and is committed to helping improve road safety and saving lives.
The Company is the UK’s leading manufacturer and provider of highway condition surveying and monitoring equipment, with a unique understanding of highway maintenance and road asset management, supported by unrivalled experience and technical expertise.
WDM® is also the UK’s largest survey contractor, serving all UK Government agencies and the majority of local authorities, and continues to develop road condition monitoring technology, set new industry standards and help clients and partners in the UK and overseas, achieve new levels of best practice in road safety.
SCRIM® celebrates 50th anniversary
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the SCRIM® road survey vehicle, we share a SCRIM fact each week during 2017.
Fact #47: More than 350 of the slick measuring tyres are used every year by WDM® during SCRIM® surveys in the UK and New Zealand.