A Question of Ethics: Republishing without Credit Raises Ethical and Legal Questions
A member’s failure to give proper credit violates canon 5 of ASCE’s Code of Ethics....

Bill Shannon and Stan Wilson: Geotechnical Pioneers with a 60-Year Legacy
Starting a business today can pose an array of challenges–planning, financial, legal, and licensing among them. But at its core, a company's founders must be dedicated to...

So, Why Do You Want to Write a GBR?
Since 1974, scores of papers, articles, conferences, and legal documents have been dedicated to explaining how to write and/or how to use a Geotechnical Baseline Report (GBR). But the...

Mold and the Legal System

CMOM and Legal Implications

Transparency and Integrity in Water Management
The purpose of this Paper will be to explore, define and discuss the matter of transparency, integrity and effectiveness in water and associated land management. In view of the complex...

Fare Integration Ambitions for Public Transport in the Budapest Region
An overview is given on the fare integration ambitions in the Budapest region including 170 settlements and approximately 3.3 million inhabitants and serving more than 85% of the commuters...

Sand Rights: A Legal System to Protect Shores of the Sea

The Public Trust Doctrine and Implied Dedications
An overview is given on the public trust doctrine and public rights obtained by the implied dedication of property to a public use. Historical development of public trust doctrine in the...

On the Question of Accepting Work Outside One's Field of Expertise: An Ethical Fail Safe
The winner of the Daniel W. Mead Prize for ethical writing by a student discusses the history of the development of ASCE's code of ethics. Although it may be legal for civil...

Defining the Manual's Audience, Content, and Level of Detail
Often, the technical writers assigned to prepare an O&M manual aren't technical writers at all, but members of the facility design engineering staff. While they may...

The Coastal Boundary Line in California: From Certainty to Chaos

Private and Public Rights in the Beach and Shore in California

Identity Crisis
For years, engineers have established the authenticity of original documents with stamps and signatures. Although stamps and signatures work well for hard copies of documents, they inadequate...

Defusing the Millennium Bomb
On January 1, 2000, some date-sensitive computer systems may interpret the year as 1900, wiping out or altering data or crashing altogether. Richard L. Bland was put in charge of assessing...

Consulting Engineering
A Guide for the Engagement of Engineering Services
Consulting Engineering: A Guide for the Engagement of Engineering Services (Manual 45), is a comprehensive revision of the previous edition...

Legal and Regulatory Issues

Identification of Undeveloped Hydropower Resources in the United States, Based on Environmental, Legal, and Institutional Attributes

International River Basins: Forging a Consensus

A Lawyer Relates His Experiences with Engineering Experts

 

 

 

 

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