Engineer Larry is a professional engineer employed by the Army Corps of Engineers. Because of a substantial decrease in the work load, Larry was informed that his position with the Corps’ River Basin Planning Section was being abolished and that he would be reassigned.
Engineer Sam is a candidate for the state legislature from a district in which there is a substantial percentage of unskilled workers who are represented by a union. In a particular plant where many of these employees work, the third worker in a year was killed recently in an industrial accident.
Engineer Brad is retained by the county to perform a feasibility study and make recommendations concerning location of a new power facility in the county. Two parcels of land located on a river have been identified by the county as the “candidates” for facility sites.
Engineer Mike is a forensic engineer. He is hired as a consultant by Attorney Nancy to provide an engineering and safety analysis report and courtroom testimony in support of a plaintiff in a personal injury case.
Engineer Ben is hired by Client X to develop a design for a project. After Ben develops what he believes to be the best design and meets with Client X to discuss the design plans and specifications
Engineer Wally performed design services for a client and also agreed to perform inspection services during the construction phase of the project. Owing to factors beyond the control of the client
Engineer Russell offers a homeowner inspection service in which he performs an engineering inspection of residences by prospective purchasers. Following the inspection, Russell renders a written report to the prospective purchaser.
A village board made known its interest in receiving what it called “proposals” in connection to a contemplated water project, with an estimated construction cost of $500,000, to be financed in part with funds under a federal-aid program.
Engineer Albert, principal in ABC Engineers, P.A., retires and sells his stock to ABC. He takes a 25% down payment with the remaining balance to be paid over a period of five years.
The facts in the case presented combine several sections of the NSPE Code of Ethics: the engineers' obligation to participate and be a constructive force in public affairs (See Code III.2.a.), and the engineers' obligation to avoid statements that are misleading, deceptive, and causing dishonor on the engineering profession (Code III.1, Code III.1.e., and Code III.3.a.).