Highway Data Systems (HDS) are the digital materials testing company. We believe that infrastructure construction is crying out for a productivity overhaul and that the best way to achieve this is through use of digital and automated technology.

Our Automated Quality Assurance (AQA) systems have won awards for health & safety, innovation and asset management. We’re proud to be leading the industry in a 21st Century approach to unlocking the value in construction quality data.

We’ve automated materials testing for asphalt, earthworks, concrete and surface treatment operations, reporting all information digitally and dynamically with easy upload into local authority pavement/asset management systems.

Benefits include longer lasting roads, better HSE, lower costs and improved asset management decision making. Get in touch to find out more!

Joe Charlesworth

Managing Director

Chris Freeman

Technical Manager

Ruairi Charlesworth

Development Manager

Gregor Wilson

Senior Survey Engineer


Our Services

Automated Asphalt Testing

HDS provide automated materials testing services, including replacing materials technician work and in-life surveying with our proprietary laser scanning systems.

Automated Earthworks Compaction Testing

HDS use Continuous Compaction Control (CCC) technology to automate testing for conventional density and CBR testing.

Automated Surface Dressing & Microsurfacing Testing

We provide automated systems for improving quality assurance and efficiency monitoring in surface dressing and microsurfacing.

Our Products – Automated Quality Assurance (AQA)

  • AQA for Asphalt
  • AQA for Earthworks
  • AQA for Concrete
  • AQA for Surface Treatments
  • eLoad Automated Laying Record Systems
  • Laser Surveying
  • Data Integration and Automation Consultancy