The Center for Technology & Training (CTT) is a research center housed at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan Technological University.

The CTT works with local road agencies, the Michigan Department of Transportation, the Federal Highway Administration and other transportation-related organizations to build, maintain and manage public infrastructure. We accomplish this through:

  • Workshops, online training and large annual conferences,
  • Software development, distribution and technical support,
  • Civil engineering research and technology transfer.

These goals are distributed among several ongoing projects, including Michigan LTAP, Roadsoft, MERL, and the Bridge Load Rating program. (Read more)



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Upcoming Training

When: Thursday, November 12, 2020 (10:00AM - 11:00AM EST)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

Local Job Manager Topics
> Daily Postings
> Pay Estimates
> Contract Modifications
> Reporting

When: Wednesday, October 7, 2020 @ 1:00PM EDT - Wednesday, November 11, 2020 @ 2:00PM EDT

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

This mini-series will give an in-depth look at configuring the Road Module tools to help you best use the Strategy & Optimization and/or Project Planning & Selection tools.

Week 1 (Oct 7): Surface Sub-Types, Treatment & Curve Definitions

Week 2 (Oct 14): Data Cleanup

Week 3 (Oct 21): Strategy Evaluation & Optimization Tool

Week 4 (Oct 28): Project Planning and Selection Tool

Week 5 (Nov 4): Project Builder

Week 6 (Nov 11): Extended Service Live Calculator

When: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 @ 10:00AM EDT - Thursday, October 22, 2020 @ 11:30AM EDT

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

This three-day virtual seminar will address quality concrete design and construction with an emphasis on local roads.

Topics include:
Day 1 - MDOT Spec Book Updates
Day 2 - Proper use of supplementary cementitious materials
Day 3 - Concrete mix design and job mix factor approval process

When: Thursday, October 22, 2020 (1:00PM - 3:00PM EDT)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

2020 Advanced Topics in Bridge Load Rating Part 2 - Oct 22

When: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 (1:00PM - 3:00PM EDT)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

Training topics for the MERL Project Estimator include:
> Creating & editing estimates
> Exporting & importing MERL data
> Generating reports
> Copying/merging estimates
> Managing average unit prices
> User-defined pay item codes