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)



2021 Michigan Highway Maintenance Conference is virtual! Registration is now open!

The 2021 Michigan Highway Maintenance Conference is being offered virtually on April 28-29. The pre-conference workshop will be held virtually on April 27. Register to attend this live virtual event from the comfort of your personal work site.




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Upcoming Training

When: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 @ 1:00PM EDT - Tuesday, June 29, 2021 @ 3:00PM EDT

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

This 4-webinar workshop takes place June 8, 15, 22, & 29 (Tuesdays) - 1:00pm-3:00pm (ET)

A wide variety of tasks and skills are necessary to utility management that leads to sustainability and capacity needed to protect public health and serve the public.  This four-webinar workshop introduces operators and managers to strategies for successful utility planning tasks.  During this workshop, attendees will write a mission statement, create an emergency response plan for a system vulnerability, estimate the expected remaining life of an asset and create a replacement plan, create a standard operating procedure for a task, assess their utility's performance according to the 10 effective utility management elements, and create measurable strategic goals for their utility using a balanced score card.

Registration for this event closes on June 7th.

When: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 (9:00AM - 11:00AM EDT)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

This is the second 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.

Registration for this event closes on June 27th.

When: Tuesday, August 31, 2021 (10:00AM - 12:00PM EDT)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

During the Bridge Asset Management Part 1 & Part 2 Webinars participants will be introduced to bridge asset management principles, condition, maintenance, and optimal preservation actions and related cost estimates.  Participants will learn how these knowledge areas come together in a bridge asset management plan.

Part 1 will cover: Intro to Bridge Asset Management, Bridge Condition - Evaluatiins & Assessing Needs, Available Maintenance Options

Information about other asset management trainings can be found in the event flyer.

When: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 (9:00AM - 11:00AM EDT)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

This webinar will help local agency personnel and/or their consultants to produce a "compliance plan" - a transportation asset management plan that contains information required to comply with PA325.  Participants will learn how to use a World document template of the compliance plan and the tools to merge their data into the template.  Appendixes containing supporting detail about the compliance plan information will be convered in the bridge and pavement trainings listed in the flyer.

When: Tuesday, October 19, 2021 @ 8:00AM EDT - Wednesday, October 20, 2021 @ 5:00PM EDT

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

Registration is not yet open for this event.  An announcement will be sent out as soon as registration is open.  If you do not currently receive our event announcements, please e-mail us at ctt@mtu.edu and we'll make sure you get added to the list.