THE COMPLETE MANAGEMENT SOLUTION
WDM USA offers the complete highway asset management solution and has built and successfully tested the first SCRIM road survey machine for use in the United States. This has been trialled in five states by Virginia Tech and rated “exceptional” in quality by the US Federal Highways Administration.
The Company is committed to helping improve road safety and saving lives and will operate its own road survey machine in the US from 2019.
WDM USA’s parent company, W.D.M. Limited, is a 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.
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. Contact us today for more information 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...
On a Slow Boat to China!
A new SCRIM® road survey machine is on its way from Bristol to China. The machine, which was built by WDM Limited USA, was put on the back of a low loader for the journey by road to Southampton before leaving by boat for the trip to Guandong. The SCRIM® machine measures the wet road skid resistance and will be used to help deliver safer road and save lives on Chinese roads, which still see 700 fatalities every single day. WDM Limited USA has been manufacturing the SCRIM® survey machines for more than 50 years and historically it...
Clean Bill of Health
WDM®’s Pavement Management Software (PMS) applications have been given a clean bill of health by the Road Condition Management Group on behalf of the UK Roads Board. The Company submits its PMS and UKPMS software modules for an annual health check and has been awarded its certificate for its system version 4.12.0. The purpose of the health check is to provide assurance that accredited systems continue to meet UKPMS requirements. Get in contact with us to find out more The PMS/UKPMS applications form a major part of an integrated asset management solution, which link highway condition data...
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 May 12-14, 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 maximize the use of survey data.