ASCE Ethics Resources



Guidance On Licensing and Ethical Responsibilities For Civil Engineers

Prior To Class (Truesteel Affair) Find the Answers
To the Three Questions Below

1. How does ASCE Defines Ethics

2. Why does ASCE believes Engineers sometimes find the choice between"the right" and "the wrong" options more difficult

3. What are the key elements of the "traditional Civil Engineering Methods of Inquiry?" Be prepared to Compare and Contrast it with Josephson's Ethical Decision Making model.

See Page 4 of this document for the in class discussions.

ASCE Code of Ethics

A Question of Ethics:

The link provides a series of links to this column, which offers an examination of the ethical cases considered by the ASCE Committee on Professional Conduct, as well as ethical issues affecting the profession. These articles are published 11 times a year in Civil Engineering Magazine .

Ethical Behavior and Leadership

This link provides information from the ASCE President about the state of ethics in our culture and our profession. There are many useful links within this page.

ASCE-Order Of The Engineer

Guidelines For Ethical Conduct of Civil Engineers

Comprehensive guidance manual.

ASCE Ethics Case Study

This links a page that has 4 interesting ethics case history videos (scroll down page to find the videos). The first video addresses the Challenger Disaster and the fourth video addresses the Kansas City Hyatt.



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