A Question of Ethics: Practicing Outside of Competence Leads to Tragic Consequences

by Tara Hoke, General Counsel, Contributing Editor; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2018, Vol. 88, Issue 3, Pg. 40-41


Document Type: Editorial

Abstract: A hypothetical scenario based on an actual event questions whether two engineers, who were negligent in a building’s design, violated canons 1 and 2 of ASCE’s Code of Ethics.

Subject Headings: Ethics | Legal affairs | Building codes

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