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, October 6, 2020 @ 10:00AM EDT - Thursday, October 8, 2020 @ 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.

Day 1 (Oct 6) Topics:
- Map layers and interface
- Searching
- Viewing and printing module data
- Minor data updates

Day 2 (Oct 8) Topics:
- Running sample reports
- Basic filters
- Legends
- Map printing

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: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 @ 9:00AM EDT - Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 12:00PM 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.


When: Thursday, September 24, 2020 (10:00AM - 3:30PM EDT)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

This remote workshop will take place from 10:00am-3:30pm and include two stretch breaks and a lunch break. 

This workshop covers the fundamentals and background information required for analysis and design of a steel plate girder for flexure, shear, and deflection under dead, live, and construction loads.

Please refer to the flyer for more information.

Sessions will be held in Microsoft Teams.  Details will be send via e-mail before the event.

When: Thursday, September 24, 2020 (1:00PM - 4:00PM EDT)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

2020 Culvert Condition Evaluation - Sept 24