ASCE Code of Ethics Revised. . .

by Marvin W. Runyan, (F.ASCE), Chairman and Exec. Vice Pres.; Stevens-Thompson & Runyan, Inc., Portland, Ore.,
R. Kenneth Weeks, (F.ASCE), Owner; R. Kenneth Weeks Engrs., Norfolk, Va.,
W. Marks Jaillite, (F.ASCE), Consultant; Silver Spring, Md.,
Alfred C. Ingersoll, (F.ASCE), Assoc. Dean; School of Engrg. & Applied Sci., Univ. of California, Los Angeles, Calif.,
E. Montford Fucik, (F.ASCE), Pres. & Chmn.; Harza Engrg. Co., Chicago, Ill.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1976, Vol. 46, Issue 2, Pg. 95-95

Document Type: Feature article


The ASCE Code of Ethics, and its accompanying Guide to Professional Practice, have served for many years as valuable standards for the professional conduct of engineers. Committees responsible for recommendations on professional policy have concluded that the Code of Ethics should be rewritten to: (1) Emphasize the concern of engineers for the safety, health and welfare of the public; (2) state what engineers should do, rather than what they should not do; and (3) as nearly as possible, be a uniform code to which all professional engineering societies can subscribe. This comparison of the present code with a draft of the proposed Canons and Guidelines to Practice is published to solicit written comment and the greatest possible participation in any change made to the ASCE's Code of Ethics.

Subject Headings: Standards and codes | Ethics | Professional development | Safety | Public policy | Professional societies | Comparative studies

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