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: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 @ 10:00AM EDT - Wednesday, September 29, 2021 @ 11:00AM EDT

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

This webinar is intended for new users who only need to know the basics of getting Roadsoft up and running, looking up data, doing minor data updates, and running simple reports.

September 28 (10am-11am)
> Installing Roadsoft
> Map layers & interface
> Searching
> Viewing and printing module data
> Minor data updates

September 29 (10am-11am)
> Running sample reports
> Basic filters
> Legends
> Map printing

When: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 (10:00AM - 11:30AM EDT)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

Topics include:
> Install Roadsoft-provided SQL Express
> Create a new Roadsoft database
> Backup and restore a database
> Move a database
> Update SQL Express
> Share a database with others
> Use multiple databases

When: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 @ 2:00PM EDT - Wednesday, November 10, 2021 @ 3:00PM EDT

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

This 6-part mini-series will take place from 2:00pm-3:00pm (ET) on each of the following Wednesdays.  Registration is for the entire series.  It is recommended that you attend ALL of the sessions. 

October 6 – Surface Sub-Types, Treatment & Curve Definitions
October 13 – Data Cleanup
October 20 – Strategy Evaluation & Optimization Tool
October 27 – Project Planning & Selection Tool (PPST)
November 3 – Project Builder
November 10 – Extended Service Life Calculator

When: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 (8:00AM - 4:30PM CDT)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Atwood Memorial Center - SCSU

Looking to increase the capacity and sustainability of your water utilities? Hoping to protect public health? This workshop covers the strategic planning methods to do both.

Registration for this event closes on October 11th.

The Minnesota Department of Health has approved this course for 7.0 continuing education hours.

When: Thursday, October 14, 2021 (1:00PM - 3:00PM EDT)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

This is the first part of a two-part webinar series that will cover advanced topics in the AASHTOWare Bridge Rating™ software. Registration for each part of the series is separate.  Check the flyer for registration links to additional bridge load rating training.