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 Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)
Michigan's Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) serves state, county, and municipal transportation personnel. Its mission is to bridge the gap between research and practice by conducting training sessions, providing engineering technical assistance, and serving as a clearinghouse for information related to state-of-the-art technology in the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, and other transportation infrastructure.
Roadsoft is a software suite designed for collecting, storing, and analyzing data associated with transportation assets. Built on an optimum combination of database engine and GIS mapping tools, Roadsoft provides a quick, smooth user experience and almost unlimited data-handling capabilities.
Michigan Engineer's Resource Library (MERL)
The Michigan Engineers' Resource Library (MERL) is a software suite that helps transportation engineers create road and bridge project estimates, enter and analyze bids for local jobs, and track daily postings and payment estimates. In addition, MERL provides access to various Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) resource documents. MERL was created by the Center for Technology & Training (CTT) at Michigan Technological University.
Great Lakes Environmental Infrastructure Center (GLEIC)
The GLEIC conducts research focused on innovative solutions to the challenges of providing safe and reliable drinking water and reducing water pollution, air pollution, and solid waste. The GLEIC partners with local, state, and tribal governments.