The University Transportation Center at Michigan Tech relies on a community of individuals and organizations to meet its research, educational, and financial goals. The Center strives to assist the transportation industry in meeting their needs for an educated workforce trained in providing sustainable solutions to meet the challenges of constructing, maintaining, and repairing transportation infrastructure. There are many opportunities and benefits of becoming a partner with the Center. For more information on how you or your company can be involved in our research and educational activities and initiatives, contact the Center.
On the Road to the 100 Year Bridge
Twenty-five students traveled to Spancrete in Wisconsin for a facilities tour, discussion, and product demonstration. This annual trip expands students' understanding of pre-cast, prestressed concrete used in creating a more sustainable infrastructure. For more information on Spancrete, visit their Web site.
Making Asphalt More Sustainable
Forty-one students participated in a warm mix asphalt demonstration hosted by Payne & Dolan and MDOT. The demonstration project located in Iron Mountain, MI exposed students to warm mix asphalt processing and placement. Warm mix asphalt is considered a more sustainable alternative to traditional hot mixtures which consume more natural resources and generate more VOCs. For more information on Payne & Dolan, visit their Web site.