The December Ethical Dilemma: Getting Political

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.).

2023-06-19T14:46:51-04:00December 19th, 2022|Ethical Dilemma|16 Comments

The November Ethical Dilemma: Grandfathered Projects Have It Easier

Engineer Troy serves as a director of a building department in a major city. Troy has been concerned that as a result of a series of budget cutbacks and more rigid code enforcement requirements, the city has been unable to provide...

2023-06-20T12:14:56-04:00November 14th, 2022|Ethical Dilemma|21 Comments

The September Ethical Dilemma: Designed for his own bid?

Engineer Arthur, a principal in a local consulting engineering firm, practicing as a professional corporation, who also is a principal owner in a construction contracting firm, prepared plans and specifications for the design...

2023-06-20T12:16:03-04:00September 19th, 2022|Ethical Dilemma|13 Comments

The July Ethical Dilemma: Coming clean about the clean up

Engineer Andy, a principal in ABC Engineering, an environmental engineering firm, submits qualifications and a proposal to a local municipality to be considered as the consultant for the research and analysis of a former dump site...

2023-06-20T12:16:26-04:00July 18th, 2022|Ethical Dilemma|14 Comments
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