Transportation Research

We provide applied research, specialist consultancy & laboratory services for the transport industry

For over 50 years Opus Research has been carrying out studies for Opus along with a range of industry and government clients. Transport is one of our key research areas.


Opus Research is a world leader in the field of road surface friction and has done international work on skid resistance. We’ve also had international commissions to evaluate the latest generation high-speed data acquisition systems. Our clients include government and transport agencies, port companies, engineering consultants and contractors.

Our research team includes geographers, chemists, psychologists, environmental scientists, engineers, physicists and materials scientists. We have expertise in structure, concrete condition, materials behaviour, geotechnics, customer experience, transport safety, road and pavement, acoustics and vibration, wind tunnel, and electronic instrumentation.

Our leading-edge laboratories support our research and offer materials and environmental consultancy relating to soils, roading, aggregates, concrete, structures, wind, noise, vibrations and air quality.