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.
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 ...
Bridging the Gap
Bridge engineers from all over Scotland will be attending the W.D.M. Limited Structures Management User Group meeting in Perth, on the 31st of October. The bridge engineers convene twice a year, to learn about the latest software developments and information systems developed and updated by WDM to help them manage their structural assets. All of the attending engineers use elements of WDM®’s Structures Management System (SMS) software to plan and schedule maintenance and inspections. The Structures Management System can operate either as a standalone module or as part of the WDM® ...
On the right track: National Street Gazetteer update
The WDM® National Street Gazetteer digital mapping software has been updated to include the latest validations by GeoPlace, the experts in address and street information management. The WDM® programme allows an authority to maintain its ESUs, streets and additional street data, using the latest data transfer format to create export files. GeoPlace is owned jointly by the Local Government Association and Ordnance Survey and was set up as a result of a government call for a standard index of addresses. It works closely with every local authority in England and Wales to build the National Street Gazetteer. ...
Visitor Alert: Bromley Heath Viaduct Traffic Delays
Visitors to W.D.M. Limited are being advised to allow extra time to make the journey due to major roadworks. The southern viaduct on the A4174, which is the main route through from the M32, will be closed to all traffic for the duration of the Bromley Heath Viaduct work programme. A contraflow went into operation on Monday, 24 July and will temporarily take single lane traffic, pedestrians and cyclists across the northern viaduct. The work is expected to take up to 33 weeks. There will be major delays in the area and on neighbouring roads and there will be...
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 #42: GPS equipment is fitted to SCRIM® to sample the Omni-Star satellite to record the differential GPS coordinates of the centre-line. Tilt sensors for cross fall and gradient, together with a gyroscope, provide alignment details when out of sight of the satellite. Information is post processed using LINZ base stations.