1. Going for Gold
Just a few months after starting to use specialist software from W.D.M. Limited, a County Council has won a Gold Award for its National Street Gazetteer database. Oxfordshire County Council was presented with the gold performance award for...
2. Design Solutions
Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) has started surveying proposed highway maintenance schemes with Deflectograph to help develop and refine design proposals. Since the National Indicators switched from Deflectograph to SCANNER in 2006 many local authorities stopped undertaking routine Deflectograph surveys. SCANNER is...
3. Ensure your skid resistance policy, strategy and procedures are fit for purpose
Many highway authorities have adopted a policy to manage their skid resistance but often the implementation is dependent on not just staff from the highway authority, but also staff from partners and contractors. The manner in which these separate stakeholders...
4. Development of a skid policy across a large urban area
Highway Networks serving large conurbations are usually managed by a large number of separate highway authorities. Under these circumstance it is very important that standards and their implementation are agreed and implemented in a uniform manner. W.D.M. Limited...
5. Delivering a safe road system
One of the key elements in the development of a safe road system within a fixed budget is the use of: An objective assessment of road condition; A validated and objective method of prioritising different types of defects; A validated...
6. Eyes on the road
The SCRIM® trucks were back on New Zealand’s highways over the summer of 2015-16, completing their surveying over the North and South Island regions by January 2016. The distinctive yellow SCRIM tucks are commissioned by the New Zealand...
7. Laser scans reveal condition improvement on Essex roads
The condition of main roads in Essex has improved for the third year in a row in 2014 according to hi-tech vehicles used by Essex County Council. Specially-adapted Road Assessment Vehicles (RAVs) using laser beams to record defects on the roads...
8. Gulley management improves highway safety
W.D.M. Limited has been working closely with Cornwall Council to make driving in the County safer by capturing data about the location and condition of roadside drains. The presence of water in a highway layer reduces the bearing...