COMMITTED TO YOUR SUCCESS
DR. DANIEL FINDLEY, P.E.
Civil Engineering – Transportation
Daniel is our Transportation instructor for the DTC Civil PE Exam Review courses. Daniel is a committed and experienced teacher who has taken a lead role in both the development of the DTC Civil Review and the continuing improvements that have been made to the course since it was introduced in 2016.
I’m Daniel Findley, a Civil Engineer specializing in Transportation Engineering. As such, I am responsible for sustaining safe, efficient, and environmentally conscious mobility for people while they travel for work, school, recreation, or any purpose. A resilient transportation system provides various alternatives (either modal or route choices) with acceptable safety and reliability. Transportation engineering requires the expertise of a variety of professionals in the following disciplines: planning, design, operations, construction and maintenance.
For the PE exam, the focus of exam is a sub-discipline of transportation engineering – highway engineering. Therefore, most of my course material revolves around planning, designing, and operating highways. For the AM Exam, the exam specifications for Transportation cover only a few topics: horizontal alignment, vertical alignment, and traffic volume, which I will go over with participants in all Civil Reviews.
For the PM Exam, we delve deeper into these topics and others specified for the PM Exam, and I present numerous examples through each lesson to illustrate each concept. Success on the PE exam favors those who are prepared and organized. As you progress through the lessons, it is critical that you organize your DTC course materials in a way that you can quickly locate the appropriate topic.”
Daniel holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from North Carolina State University and is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in North Carolina. Presently, Daniel is a Senior Research Associate with the Institute for Transportation Research and Education at NC State in Raleigh, North Carolina and also serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at NC State University. He is an author of 3 books, 29 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has given numerous presentations at local, state, national, and international audiences.
Daniel Findley’s ACHIEVE THE EXTRAORDINARY Story
Transportation and engineering played a significant role in my career and my grandfather’s career. My maternal grandfather, Frank Greenberger, was a PE and graduated from Purdue University in 1948 with a BS in Electrical Engineering and 1950 with an MS in Industrial Engineering. He spent most of his working career with GE at the Transportation Technology Center in Erie, Pennsylvania. He was passionate about trains and his work included developing locomotives for GE. He assisted with the design of one of the buildings in Erie and was given a drawing of the mural that was painted in the facility.
The drawing now hangs proudly in my office and represents the legacy of engineer throughout history and highlights many of the modes of transportation that I’ve been involved with, including rail, aviation, and roads. It reminds me of the long and important legacy of transportation engineering, the role that engineers play in improving society, the debt we owe to previous generations of engineers, and the responsibility we have for future Professional Engineers.
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