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.
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...
Report a highway fault online
A new online service has been launched by Cumbria County Council which will dramatically improve how the council manages and responds to highways faults. Whether it's reporting a pothole, a faulty street light or a blocked drain, the new system provides a seamless experience for all, whether you are a member of the public reporting the defect or highway maintenance staff fixing the fault. The new system, which has been developed by W.D.M. Limited, is easy to use and interactive, and it is hoped will lead to significant improvements for a council service that receives hundreds of...
5th International Conference
The 5th International SaferRoads Conference will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, in May 2017. The Conference is run every three years, alternating between the northern and southern hemispheres, and provides a forum for road owners, practitioners and industry experts from across the globe to share ideas, experience and latest technological developments. Stemming from an idea between New Zealand Transport Agency (previously Transit New Zealand) and W.D.M. Limited, the Conference began with a focus on skid resistance. The theme of the 2017 Conference is safe and sustainable road surfaces, a deliberately wider theme than previous conferences. The aim is...
New Apprentices join W.D.M. Limited
W.D.M. Limited has continued a tradition that started seven decades ago by taking on two new apprentices. The Company was founded in 1945 and took on its first trainee in 1946. The two latest apprentices are 18-years-old Samuel Belcher and Rhys Brooks, who’s just 16. Sam, who comes originally from the Reading area but now lives at Fishponds in Bristol, is on a three year apprenticeship in fabrication and welding. A former pupil of the BT Academy at Filton, he attends the City of Bristol College one day a week as part of his training. Rhys, from Mangotsfield, is...
A British-built highway survey machine that measures the skid resistance of the road surface has been rated as ‘exceptional’ by the Federal Highways Administration in America. The Sideway-force Coefficient Routine Investigation Machine (SCRIM®), manufactured exclusively by a road risk assessment and road survey company W.D.M. Limited at its base in Bristol, has just successfully completed a trial in six US states. The SCRIM, the first road survey machine to be built for use in America, has been marked in the FHWA’s interim report as ‘exceptional’ for its quality. ...
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® (Sideway-force Coefficient Routine Investigation Machine), we share a SCRIM fact each week during 2017.
Fact #21: The SCRIM has a daily survey capacity of 200 to 300 km, depending upon road type.