Construction Technology Transfer Center
CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING RESEARCH LAB (ARMY) CHAMPAIGN IL
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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE is one of the worlds largest engineering and construction organizations. As such, it must use new and existing technologies in the most effective and efficient manner possible. Also, as a Federally funded activity, USACE is mandated by the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986 to transfer commercially viable technologies into the public marketplace. With this mandate in mind, a pilot project was initiated between the U.S. Army, Construction Engineering Research Laboratories USACERL and the Indiana State University ISU. Under this project, USACERL worked with ISUs School of Technology to establish the Construction Technology Transfer Center CTTC and to develop mechanisms to transfer the results of Corps construction-related research to small- and medium-sized construction companies throughout the Wabash Valley Region. The goals of the effort have been defined by three phases Phase I, survey the needs of small- and medium-sized construction firms in the region in terms of both automation skills and technology opportunities Phase II, development of technology transfer activities based on the results of the survey findings and an analysis of Corps technologies Phase III, delivery of Corps technologies to the target contractor population.
- Civil Engineering