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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. (Read more)

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MERL 5.3.1 and MERL Mobile 1.0.1 Updates Available

Monday, May 25, 2015

MERL 5.3.1 Update Available

The update to MERL 5.3.1 is now available for download. The update and the complete list of changes for MERL 5.3.1 are available at Downloads

MERL Mobile 1.0.1 Update Available

The update to MERL Mobile 1.0.1 is now available for download. The update and the complete list of changes for MERL Mobile 1.0.1 are available in the Google Play Store

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MERL Goes Mobile

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

With the release of MERL 5.3.0, the Center for Technology & Training proudly announces its first mobile application for MERL, Local Job Manager Mobile. This mobile app brings desktop functionality into the field. Principal Programmer, Nick Koszykowski, explained that since this work is typically done outside of the office “creating a mobile app was the next logical step”. 

Once MERL desktop and Local Job Manager Mobile are set up, engineers and inspectors will have their contracts at their fingertips allowing them to add daily postings to their projects right from the job site,...

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Upcoming Events: MERL User Group Meeting

Sunday, February 15, 2015

On Wednesday, March 11 at 1:00 PM there will be a web-based MERL User Group Meeting to discuss the following topics:

  • New Features in MERL 5.3:
    • Handheld Local Job Manager
    • Online Backups
    • MDOT Bid Let Data Analysis
  • 2015 Work Plan
  • Online MERL Users' Manual
  • Upcoming Trainings

There is no charge to attend the webinar. To register, visit the CTT Event Page