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standards of goodness and

rightness Ethics-the system or code of morals of a particular person , religion , group or profession


assure that all professionals act in the best intrest of the general public.


in 1852, ASCE represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society. ASCE's Mission Provide essential value to our members and partners, advance civil engineering, and serve the public good.


society maintains and enforces a code of ethics to preserve the high ethical standards of the civil engineering profession. ASCE members who violate ASCEs Code of Ethics are subject to disciplinary action.

Engineers uphold and advance the integrity, honor, and dignity of the engineering profession by: 1. Using their knowledge and skill for the enhancement of human welfare and the environment; 2. Being honest and impartial and serving with fidelity the public, their employers and clients; 3. Striving to increase the competence and prestige of the engineering profession; and 4. Supporting the professional and technical societies of their disciplines

1.Engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public and shall strive to comply with the principles of sustainable development in the performance of their professional duties. Engineering judgments. Approval of design documents. Violation of Canon 1 Practice of sustainable development.

2. Engineers shall perform services only in areas of their competence. Perform engineering assignments only when qualified. 3.Engineers shall issue public statements only in an objective and truthful manner. Objective and truthful in professional reports. Expert witnesses

4.Engineers shall act in professional matters for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees, and shall avoid conflicts of interest. Avoid all conflicts of interest. Avoid compensation from more than one party.
5.Engineers shall build their professional reputation on the merit of their services and shall not compete unfairly with others. Avoid advertising in misleading language.

6. Engineers shall act in such a manner as to uphold and enhance the honor, integrity, and dignity of the engineering profession. 7. Engineers shall continue their professional development throughout their careers, and shall provide opportunities for the professional development of those engineers under their supervision.


of Interest 2. Ensuring Legal Compliance 3. Employee and Public Safety 4. Workplace Quality 5. Use and Protection of Employers Assets 6. Maintaining Accurate and Complete Records 7. Gifts, Meals, Services, and Entertainment 8. Confidential or Proprietary Information


Outside Employment/Activities 10. Purchases of Goods and Services 11. Bribes and Kickbacks 12. Relationships with Competitors 13. Environmental Protection 14. Whistle Blowing



Does the action serve the best interests of the public and the client? Is the action consistent with ASCEs Code of Ethics and your employers policies, procedures, and guidelines? Is it acceptable under applicable laws and regulations? Does it conform to the universal principles/values that your Employer and the profession have adopted? Does it satisfy your own personal definition of right, good, and fair?

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