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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.

 

 

 

LTAP Engineering Tech Assists!

Engineering Technical Assistance

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Upcoming Training


When: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 @ 9:00AM EDT - Wednesday, May 19, 2021 @ 11:00AM EDT

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

The Bridge Asset Management Virtual Workshop will provide participants with bridge asset management templates and guides them in customizing the templates with agency-sepcific asset information.  Participants will walk away with the tools to complete their own unique asset management plan.

This virtual workshop will take place from 9:00am-11:00am (ET) each of the following days.

May 11: Introduction, Orientation to the Word Template, Using the Bridge AMP Data Workbook

May 12: Using the Bridge AMP Data Workbook (cont'd), Using the Bridge AMP Budget Workbook

May 18: Using the Bridge AMP Budget Workbook (cont'd)

May 19: Q&A

Registration for this event closes on May 5.

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



When: Thursday, May 13, 2021 @ 9:00AM EDT - Friday, May 21, 2021 @ 3:00PM EDT

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

This hands-on workshop guides local agency staff and/or consultants who management local agency pavement assets in turning their inventory and data condition data (i.e., data stored in Roadsoft) and cost estimates into a pavement asset management plan.  Participants will learn how a pavement specific transportation asset management plan can benefit their agency and can serve as an appendix in the compliance plan.

The webinar takes place on May 13 - 9:00am-11:30am (ET).

The working sessions take place on May 20-21 - 1:00pm-3:00pm (ET).

Registration for this event closes on May 7.

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



When: Thursday, May 20, 2021 @ 9:00AM EDT - Friday, May 21, 2021 @ 12:00PM EDT

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT CLOSES ON MAY 13.

This virtual workshop take place from 9am-12pm on both May 20 and May 21.

Learn the AASHTOWare Bridge Rating™ software layout and the bridge load rating process.  Works through tutorials of increasing complexity while instructors provide assistance.

Check the flyer for registration links to additional bridge load rating training.



When: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 (9:00AM - 12:00PM EDT)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

Each of us applies the basic principles of asset management every day to manage decisions related to our businesses, homes, automobiles, and personal possessions.  In the Grave Road Basics workshop, we will address asset management issues faced specifically by transportation and local officials who make decisions about roads for cities, counties, townships, and villages.  No engineering background is necessary.


This workshop will provide an introduction to several core components:
> Importance of gravel roads for Michigan's transportation network
> Basics of gravel road construction and materials
> Common distresses that gravel roads experience
> Methods of maintaining gravel roads
> Impact of drainage systems on gravel roads
> Using the Inventory-based Rating™ System to manage gravel road assets



When: Tuesday, June 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.

Registration for this event closes on May 31st.

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


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