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.
Grass roots asset management plan
Devon County Council has launched an exciting new grass roots asset management plan to keep its asset database up to date. The Council is asking local residents to check and update the highways asset register using a web highway mapping system provided by W.D.M. Limited For the pilot scheme, two people living in Broadhembury Parish, near Honiton, have been given full access to view and update the highways network information in their area for highway analysis. The asset data helps the Council make informed decisions and deliver an effective and efficient service, particularly on where best to...
Differential grip ‘road hazard’ debate heats up
Leading research body Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) has said it has conducted little research into the issue of differential friction on road surfaces after Transport for London (TfL) said it was not aware of evidence to back a coroner’s suggestion that it represents a road hazard. Assistant coroner Russell Caller wrote a further Regulation 28 Report to Prevent Future Deaths following the death of motorcyclist Milan Dokic last year after he lost control on an unsegregated section of cycle superhighway in February 2016. He lost control on an unsegregated section of cycle superhighway in February 2016. He reached a verdict of '...
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...
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...
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 shared a SCRIM fact each week during 2017.
Fact #52: In 1990 WDM® was the first to have traffic management employed when SCRIM® measured surface friction of roads in Singapore. Police outriders stopped traffic at junctions to allow the survey to continue without interruption.