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, May 4, 2021 (9:00AM - 11:00AM EDT)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

This webinar will cover the theory and policy behind bridge load rating.

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

When: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 @ 9:00AM EDT - Thursday, April 15, 2021 @ 12:00PM EDT

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

This two-day webinar series - which meets from 9am until 12 noon on both April 13th and 15th - will dive into diagramming sentences and arguments, constructing paragraphs and reports, and structuring persuasive letters and board reports.  Prep work and homework required.

When: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 @ 1:00PM EDT - Thursday, April 15, 2021 @ 3:00PM EDT

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

PASER training will be virtual this year and conducted over 3 days.  You do need to attend all three days of the series for which you register in order to complete the training.  The April training will take place from from 1pm-3pm each day.  The topics covered are included below.

> April 13: Pavement Distress

> April 14: Intro to Data Collection & PASER, Council Updates, Data Collection & Rating Rules

> April 15: Rating Exercises

Details on who needs to complete the training can be found in the event flyer and in the TAMC Policy for Collection of Roadway Surface Collection Data.

When: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 (9:00AM - 12:00PM EDT)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

This webinar will pick apart sentences using ten strategies for writing clear and concise sentences.  Prep work required.

When: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 (1:30PM - 3:00PM EDT)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

What do you do if you need additional right-of-way parcels on a project?  This webinar will overview the requirements for acquiring right-of-way parcels on a federal-aid project.  Participants will learn about when a waiver valuation may be used, as well as the three approved methods for developing a waiver valuation.  They will also receive an update on changes to the Local Public Agency Oversight chapter of the Michigan Department of Transportation's Real Estate Procedure Manual.