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.
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...
500 people a week still dying on EU roads
Brussels - The European Commission has today published data (LINK) showing that deaths on EU roads fell by just 2% last year, following a similar decrease in 2016 and a 1% increase in 2015. According to ETSC analysis, the EU target of cutting deaths by half in the decade to 2020 is now very unlikely to be reached. The EU28 collectively reduced the number of road deaths by 20% over the period 2010-2017, far less than the 38% cut needed to stay on course to meet the 2020 road safety target. Commenting on the publication of the latest figures, Antonio Avenoso, Executive Director of the European...
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...
Bridging the Gap in England
WDM® will be showcasing their Structures Management System (SMS) module at the Annual Bridges Conference, on the 14th March at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Bridges UK remains the leading event for highway authority bridge engineers and their private sector partners, and continues to act as the definitive forum for all issues relating to bridge management and maintenance, policy, strategy and funding. The WDM® SMS module, which is available as a separate low cost standalone product, is also capable of operating within an integrated WDM® Management System to provide integration between Structures and Highways. SMS...
WDM® Go Dutch!
A road surveying machine that has revolutionised the way governments and highway authorities around the world monitor the safety of their roads has celebrated its 50th anniversary by continuing to help save lives – and now it’s going Dutch! The SCRIM® road survey vehicle, which also recently successfully completed trials with the Federal Highways Authority in the US, will be showcased at Intertraffic Amsterdam this Spring. The event, which has been running since 1972, attracts up to 30,000 visitors from 130 plus countries and will have more than 800 companies exhibiting the latest solutions, products and services. Over the past five...
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.