Technical communications for transportation professionals

Technology Transfer

Bridge inspectors on scaffolding during maintenanceReadable research summaries
CTC designs and produces clear, plain-English summaries of research results in one- or two-page formats tailored to the needs of each customer. Aimed at practitioners, managers and stakeholders, these short summaries use story-telling narrative, photos, and quotes from the investigator and project manager to communicate the reason for the research and its value to the department. See examples

CTC also produces companion video research briefs, illustrating the research message with interview footage and narration intercut with videos and still photos. To support the creation of these briefs, CTC developed a short video recording checklist to serve as a guide for agencies and interview subjects alike.

Research impact statements
What effects are your research projects having on your organization’s practices? How are research results finding their way into specifications and agency culture? CTC traces the impacts of research from concept to implementation, detailing the paths of innovation. We produce short Impacts on Practice pieces and program-wide evaluations of how research is making a difference. See examples