About the CTT

The Center for Technology & Training (CTT) is a research center housed at the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial 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:

Michigan's Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) helps local road agencies maintain roads, bridges and other transportation infrastructure. It accomplishes this by producing training sessions, engineering technical assistance, technical publications, and other training materials.

Roadsoft is an integrated roadway management system developed for Michigan's local agency engineers and managers to use in the analysis and reporting of roadway inventory, safety, and conditional data.

The Michigan Engineers' Resource Library (MERL) contains information and utilities designed to help project engineers create road and bridge project estimates. MERL also includes utilities to enter and analyze bids for local jobs as well as to manage local jobs by tracking daily postings and payment estimates.

The Bridge Load Rating program provides technical assistance for AASHTOWare Bridge Rating software and load ratings on bridges within the state of Michigan. It is available to local agencies and their consultants.



A list of CTT staff can be found here.