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.
SH53 a short but important stretch
Each year the SCRIM® truck monitors the condition of the entire 11,000km of the national highway network. At just 17.8 kilometres long, State Highway 53 in South Wairarapa may appear as a relatively unimportant stretch of road. In terms of safety on the national highway network, however, this road linking Featherston and Martinborough shoulders a big responsibility. The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) uses the road for calibration of the purpose-built vehicles that check the skid resistance and surface conditions of roads – the less skid on a road, the safer it is for users. Need more information? Contact us today ...
MEPs back life-saving vehicle safety standards in key vote
Members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) have approved a range of new vehicle safety standards. The measures include new crash testing requirements, mandatory installation of driver assistance systems including Automated Emergency Braking (AEB) with pedestrian and cyclist detection, overridable Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) and Emergency Lane Keeping, as well as a new direct vision standard for lorries and buses to enable drivers to have a better view of other road users around their vehicle. Need more information? Contact us today The requirements, which will only apply to new vehicles, also...
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 took part in a WDM® software training event in Bristol in late January. The Company held 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. The delegates that attended also had the chance to view some of the Company’s machines, including the SCRIM® road survey machine and Scanner. Get in contact with us today
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...
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.