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 maximize the use of survey data.
Road Surveying after the Kaikoura earthquake
Earthquakes hit roads hard. After the devastating Kaikoura earthquake in New Zealand, the main State Highway (SH1) had to be partially closed. Diverting the traffic meant extra stress on the rest of the road network and notably for the roads used for truck traffic. Up to 8,000 vehicles a day now use the diversion route between Picton and Christchurch via Murchison and Springs junction, up fourfold since SH1 closed. The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) is actively monitoring for any deterioration to the diversion road to ensure it remains in good condition and as part of highway asset management good practice....
Report a highway fault online
A new online service has been launched by a local branch of the UK government which will dramatically improve how local authorities manage and respond to highway faults. Whether it's reporting a pothole, a faulty street light or a blocked drain, the new system provides a seamless experience for all, whether you are a member of the public reporting the defect or highway maintenance staff fixing the fault. The new system, which has been developed by W.D.M. Limited, is easy to use and interactive, and it is hoped will lead to significant improvements in local road safety. ...
5th International Conference
The 5th International SaferRoads Conference will be held in Auckland, New Zealand, in May 2017. The Conference is run every three years, alternating between the northern and southern hemispheres, and provides a forum for road owners, practitioners and industry experts from across the globe to share ideas, experience and latest technological developments. Stemming from an idea between New Zealand Transport Agency (previously Transit New Zealand) and W.D.M. Limited, the Conference began with a focus on skid resistance. The theme of the 2017 Conference is safe and sustainable road surfaces, a deliberately wider theme than previous conferences. The aim is to...
New Apprentices join W.D.M. Limited
For over 70 years, W.D.M. Limited has hired, trained and nurtured apprentices. The Company was founded in 1945 and took on its first trainee just one year later. Today, the most recent apprentice recruits are 18-year-old Samuel Belcher and Rhys Brooks, who’s just 16. Sam is on a three-year apprenticeship in fabrication and welding. A former pupil of the Bristol Technical Academy, he now attends the City of Bristol College one day a week as part of his training. Rhys is apprenticed for three years as a heavy vehicle technician and developed his interest in engines and vehicles from...
A highway survey machine that measures the skid resistance of the road surface has been rated as ‘exceptional’ by the US Federal Highways Administration. The Sideway-force Coefficient Routine Investigation Machine (SCRIM®), manufactured exclusively by a road risk assessment and road survey company W.D.M. Limited at its base in Bristol, United Kingdom, has just successfully completed a trial in six US states. The SCRIM, the first road survey machine to be built for use in the Unites States, has been marked in the FHWA’s interim report as ‘exceptional...
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 WDM 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 internationally, achieve new levels of best practice in road safety.
SCRIM® celebrates 50th anniversary
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the SCRIM® (Sideway-force Coefficient Routine Investigation Machine), we share a SCRIM fact each week during 2017.
Fact #21: The SCRIM has a daily survey capacity of 125 to 185 miles, depending on road type.