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, including Michigan LTAP, Roadsoft, MERL, and the Bridge Load Rating program. (Read more)

TAMC Awards Nomination Request

On behalf of the Michigan Transportation Asset Management Council (TAMC) we are seeking agencies and individulas to recognize for their efforts in asset management and best practices.

Award submittals are due Friday, July 1st, 2022. You can learn more about the program criteria in the PDF below.

Michigan TAMC awards program criteria and guidance for nominations


LTAP Engineering Tech Assist

Engineering Technical Assistance

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Upcoming Training

When: Tuesday, November 29, 2022 @ 10:00AM CST - Thursday, December 1, 2022 @ 12:00PM CST

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar (CT)

This 3-day virtual workshop takes place from 10:00am-Noon CT (11:00am-1:00pm ET) each day - Nov 29, 30 & Dec 1.  This training contains information relevant to all states, so everyone is encouraged to register, though CECs will only be available for Wisconsin participants.

To improve sustainability, wastewater systems can engage in strategic planning to improve financial, technical, and managerial capacity.  In this class, you will learn how to apply tools to assess the capacity and performance of your utility and how to create a strategic plan that builds long-term sustainability.

The objectives of this training include:
>> Understanding the strategic planning process.
>> Analyzing utility performance and conduct prioritization.
>> Applying financial management strategies.
>> Explaining methods to improve TMF capacity for wastewater systems.
>> Exploring shared services, partnerships, and restructuring options.

Approved for 5.8 hours for municipal waterworks and wastewater operators in Wisconsin only, but the information covered in the training will be beneficial to any state.

Registration for this event closes on November 28th.

When: Tuesday, December 6, 2022 (9:00AM - 10:00AM EST)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

Topics include:
- Creating bid projects
- Entering bids
- Electronic bid submission
- Bid reporting and analysis
- Managing vendors

Registration for this event closes on December 5th.

When: Wednesday, December 7, 2022 (8:30AM - 4:00PM EST)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

This seminar is intended for any owner agency (Federal, state, local, municipal, county, etc.) or their authorized representatives, consultants, contractors or subcontractors who are responsible for either the quality control, quality assurance, or the corresponding acceptance of any construction material item on MDOT Let contracts.

All instances of this training are the same.  Please only register once as there is limited seating.

LS Engineering will be in contact with all registered participants prior to the event with login information.

Registration for this event closes on November 28th.

When: Wednesday, December 7, 2022 (1:00PM - 3:00PM EST)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

There are four main stages of a transportation construction project: planning, design, construction, and maintenance. Understanding the roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders involved at each of these stages is beneficial fo successful and efficient project delivery.  This online class will explain the stakeholder duties and expectations at each project stage of the project so everyone from decision makers, to inspectors, to maintenance supervisors can better understand the project delivery process and learn tips for overcoming conflicts that may arise.

Registration for this event closes on December 6th.
This class is being offered online only.

When: Thursday, December 8, 2022 (9:00AM - 10:00AM EST)

Hosted by Center for Technology & Training @ Webinar

Topics include:
- Daily postings
- Pay estimates
- Contract modifications
- Reporting

Registration for this event closes on December 7th.