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ASCE Code of Ethics: Education

Education -- ASCE Code of Ethics

V. ETHICS EDUCATION: THE SOCIETY ENDEAVORS TO EDUCATE ITS MEMBERS AND THE PUBLIC ON ETHICS ISSUES.

  1. Case Studies: The Society has prepared case studies to provide guidance on ethical problems.

     

  2. Seminars: The Society sponsors ethics seminars.

     

  3. Policies: The Society has adopted Policy Statement Number 376 encouraging state boards of engineering registration to institute take-home examinations on professional ethics for professional registration. The Society has also adopted Policy Statement Number 418 supporting implementation strategies to promote sustainable development.

     

  4. Video Tape: The Society has a video tape of a mock Board of Direction hearing.

     

  5. Publications: The Society publishes the Code on the Society?s web site and in the Official Register, and makes the Code available to the public through the Society?s fax-back service. The Society also publishes papers on engineering ethics, including numerous articles in the Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice.

     

  6. ASCE Ethics Advisory Line: The Society maintains an Ethics Advisory Line (703-295-6061), which is staffed by the Society?s General Counsel and available to all Society members.

VI. QUESTIONS: Thomas W. Smith, III, General Counsel, CPC Staff Contact

American Society of Civil Engineers
1801 Alexander Bell Drive
Reston, Va. 20191-4400
Phone: 703-295-6061
Fax: 703-295-6128
E-mail: tsmith@asce.org

References:

1. The American Civil Engineer, William H. Wisely, (1974).

2. Speech by Claudia Cositore, ASCE Professional Services Counsel, April 18, 1983.