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.
The European Commission has set a new EU target to halve road deaths, and for the first time, serious injuries, in the decade to 2030. Antonio Avenoso, Executive Director of European Transport Safety Council, said: “Road traffic injury is still the number one killer of young people across the continent so these essential measures cannot come soon enough.” While road fatalities have more than halved since 2001, 25,300 people still lost their lives on EU roads in 2017 and another 135,000 were seriously injured. The Commission is proposing that new models of vehicles are equipped with advanced safety features, such...
Fact of Friction
The Road Surface Treatment Association (RSTA) held their second free training event ‘Reducing Skid Related Accidents using High Friction surfacing: Fact of Friction’ in Leicester on 16 May 2018. Mark Stephenson, head of Consultancy at W.D.M. Limited will be presenting cases studies that illustrate the performance of HFS surfaces as measured by SCRIM – the gold standard in network skid resistance monitoring. Other speakers include representatives from RSTA, ADEPT, BBA and TRL giving an overview of the types of HFS available, achieving ‘End’ performance and the service life of HFS. Click here for the full...
SCOTS 2018 Meeting
W.D.M. Limited is attending and exhibiting at the Society of Cheif Officers of Transportation (SCOTS) annual general meeting and seminar, which takes place at Athol Palace Hotel in Pitlochry on the 3 and 4 May. The Society of Chief Officers of Transportation in Scotland (SCOTS) is a strategic body comprising of transportation professionals from all the 32 councils and the seven regional transport partnerships. The society's work involves improving performance and innovation in the design, delivery and maintenance of transportation systems. SCOTS is also involved in research in key areas which affect local authorities through working with stakeholders such as...
TM2 US Trials
The WDM® texture meter, the TM2, took part in Network Level Macrotexture Measurement Equipment trials in the USA. The ‘rodeo’ style trials were held at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute in Blacksburg. The various machines were first tested against accurate material targets with different profiles and then over several routes on the Institute’s test road, with varying materials. The TM2 uses a transversely mounted laser to measure the road surface to calculate sensor measured texture depth (SMTD) and mean profile depth (MPD) and delivers raw data on a grid of 1mm x 1mm. Machines from...
UK roads across the country have been reported in poor condition
A BBC article has reported that 10% of the road maintenance network created by local authorities in Great Britain is in poor condition, or has been flagged for further inspection. About 37,000 kilometres (22,990 miles) across England, Wales and Scotland fell below top standard in road surveying carried out on behalf of the Department for Transport. The RAC said the road maintenance network had suffered from years of underinvestment The government said it was investing £6bn in improving local roads and implementing road surveying across the UK. The analysis by the BBC Shared Data Unit comes as a separate investigation by the...
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.