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:


Online Training

Annual Conferences

CTT Projects

The CTT’s efforts are distributed amongst several ongoing projects:

An integrated roadway asset management software suite for
local road agencies.

Bridging the gap between research and practice through
training and services.

Technical assistance for AASHTOWare Bridge Rating software and load rating.

A project and job management software suite used by
local agencies and their contractors.

Assisting rural and tribal governments to minimize environmental impacts through infrastructure management and finance education.

CTT Portal

In support of the CTT’s software related products, the CTT developed a customer portal to make many of its applications easily available to its customers in a web interface.

No downloads, no installations, and no hassles!

The CTT Portal currently contains the following applications:

MERL Web Estimator

Plan, Draft, and Deploy contracts quickly and easily with the MERL Payment Estimator.


Quickly access weather station data combined with thaw-weakening calculations and analyses that supports accurate and consistent load restriction assessments of roads.

Contact Us

309 Dillman Hall
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI, 49931
Phone: (906) 487-2102
Fax: (906) 487-3409