Ethical Professional Practice in Civil Engineering

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Civil Engineers are not required to maintain the highest standard of Ethical Professional Practice in their dealings with clients, employers, employees, competitors, and the community.

False

Independent Civil Engineers are not relied upon to accomplish projects that require social expertise beyond the normal capabilities of the client.

False

Civil Engineers are not authorized to act as the client's faithful agent when required as implied in the Classification of Engineering Services or implied in the contract adopted for the Project.

False

Civil Engineers are not obligated to exercise reasonable skill, care, and diligence in the performance of their professional obligations.

False

Civil Engineers must treat all persons fairly and encourage equitable participation regardless of gender, race, or age.

True

Civil Engineers are not required to include diverse perspectives in the planning and performance of their professional services.

False

Care and protection of the environment is not a priority in the work engagement of Civil Engineers.

False

Civil Engineers are not bound by any Fundamental Canons of Ethics in their profession.

False

Civil Engineers should prioritize the safety, health, and welfare of the public above all else.

True

Civil Engineers are allowed to work in areas where they lack competence.

False

Civil Engineers are encouraged to issue public statements in a biased manner.

False

Civil Engineers are permitted to compete unfairly with others to build their professional reputation.

False

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Ethical Obligations of Civil Engineers

  • Civil Engineers must maintain the highest standard of Ethical Professional Practice in their dealings with clients, employers, employees, competitors, and the community.

Professional Conduct

  • Independent Civil Engineers are relied upon to accomplish projects that require social expertise beyond the normal capabilities of the client.
  • Civil Engineers are authorized to act as the client's faithful agent when required as implied in the Classification of Engineering Services or implied in the contract adopted for the Project.
  • Civil Engineers are obligated to exercise reasonable skill, care, and diligence in the performance of their professional obligations.

Fair Treatment and Diversity

  • Civil Engineers must treat all persons fairly and encourage equitable participation regardless of gender, race, or age.
  • Civil Engineers are required to include diverse perspectives in the planning and performance of their professional services.

Environmental Responsibility

  • Care and protection of the environment is a priority in the work engagement of Civil Engineers.

Ethical Canons

  • Civil Engineers are bound by the Fundamental Canons of Ethics in their profession.

Safety and Welfare

  • Civil Engineers should prioritize the safety, health, and welfare of the public above all else.

Professional Competence and Integrity

  • Civil Engineers are not allowed to work in areas where they lack competence.
  • Civil Engineers should not issue public statements in a biased manner.
  • Civil Engineers are not permitted to compete unfairly with others to build their professional reputation.

Explore the importance of maintaining ethical standards in the professional practice of civil engineering, focusing on client-engineer relationships, governmental and private projects, and independent engineering practices.

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