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.
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...
High Friction Surfacing Seminars
The RSTA (Road Surface Treatment Association**) is organising two seminars aimed at highlighting the benefits of using High Friction Surfacing (HFS) and dispelling some myths around durability and using high PSV asphalt. The first, at Old Trafford Football Stadium, Manchester, on 27 September 2017, will include a presentation from Mark Stephenson, head of consultancy services at W.D.M. Limited, who’ll explore the relationship between SCRIM® and accident rates on high risk sites, and the use of High Friction Surfacing to mitigate risk. Mark’s consultancy colleague, Mike Blackmore (left), will be speaking at the second event at...
Let there be light!
W.D.M. Limited will be exhibiting at the Professional Lighting Summit in Glasgow this month. The conference in Glasgow, on 14 and 15 June, is organised by the Institute of Lighting Professionals (ILP) and will feature keynote addresses and presentations from many of the lighting industry’s leading individuals. There are 35 different talks and workshops and more than 20 exhibitors showcasing the latest developments in lighting technology, hardware and street lighting management systems. WDM® will be demonstrating its Lighting Management System (LMS) module, which has been designed to provide a complete solution for managing both planned and unplanned maintenance operations...
Road Surveying after the Kaikoura earthquake
W.D.M. Limited was asked to travel across to the South Island in New Zealand in early May 2017 to carry out additional surveying on the diversion routes for the length of the SH1 closed as a result of the Kaikoura earthquake in November 2016. More about the Kaikoura earthquake from BBC news. The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) asked for extra SCRIM® and High Speed Data survey on the diversion, which has experienced a huge increase in heavy good vehicles. The Agency is actively monitoring deterioration to ensure it remains in good condition for the remainder of 2017. Up to 8,000...
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 #33: When SCRIM® first began surveying the road network in New Zealand in the 1990s it had to be followed by a separate bowser to ensure it had enough water because of a shortage of fill up points along the routes.