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.
TRB - Paving the way to Safer Roads
There was an enthusiastic reception for WDM USA’s inaugural attendance at the Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. with enquiries from Federal, State and Local levels about the continuous measurement of wet pavement surface friction. WDM USA was joined by W.D.M. Limited, from Bristol, and more than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world at the convention and exhibition. Contact us for more information The meeting program featured more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and...
Save the Date – PMS & ukPMS User Group!
More than 50 local authority clients from across the UK will be taking part in a WDM® software training event in Bristol later this month. The Company is holding a ukPMS & PMS User Group at Maygar House on 27 February to showcase the new Web-based editing tools and the latest developments that have occurred within PMS & ukPMS since our last User Group. It’s hoped that delegates attending will also have the chance to view some of the Company’s machines, including the SCRIM® road survey machine and Scanner. Click here to book your...
MEPs back new road and vehicle safety rules
New EU rules covering road infrastructure safety and minimum vehicle safety standards have moved a step closer, following approval by a key committee of MEPs in the European Parliament. Have a Question? Contact us today The European Parliament’s Transport committee voted to approve an update to rules governing road infrastructure safety management. The existing requirements ensure governments carry out regular road safety audits, identify high-risk sites and prioritise safety when building new roads but the rules only apply to major European roads known collectively as the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). The European Commission proposed an...
On a Slow Boat to China
A new SCRIM® road survey machine is on its way from Bristol to China. The machine, which was built by W.D.M. Limited, was put on the back of a low loader for the journey by road to Southampton before leaving by boat for the trip to Guandong. The SCRIM® machine measures the wet road skid resistance and will be used to help deliver safer road and save lives on Chinese roads, which still see 700 fatalities every single day. WDM® has been manufacturing the SCRIM® survey machines for more than 50 years and historically it has...
Clean Bill of Health
WDM®’s Pavement Management Software (PMS) applications have been given a clean bill of health by the Road Condition Management Group on behalf of the UK Roads Board. The Company submits its PMS and UKPMS software modules for an annual health check and has been awarded its certificate for its system version 4.12.0. The purpose of the health check is to provide assurance that accredited systems continue to meet UKPMS requirements. Get in contact with us to find out more The PMS/UKPMS applications form a major part of an integrated asset management solution, which link highway condition data...
SAFER ROADS CONFERENCE 2020
For the first time in its history, the International Safer Roads Conference will be held in the USA.
The sixth Conference will take place in Richmond, Virginia, from 12-14 May, 2020, bringing together road, safety and transportation professionals from around the globe.
They will be joined by industry leaders, government officials, corporate roadway personnel and others in the road safety industry, with a focus on working better together.
The Conference is held every three years to enable the international community to learn, network and discover industry best practices to help deliver safer roads and save lives.
The 2020 Conference is now accepting proposals for presentations and papers and is encouraging authors to contribute by submitting an education session or poster session that reflects the latest innovation, theory and research, with proven best practices.
Papers and presentations from the previous five International Conferences are maintained on a dedicated archive site and can be viewed by clicking here
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.
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.