Ethics: Wisconsin Section Sparks Timely Discussion

by Robert W. Brannan, (F.ASCE), Transportation Dir. and Deputy Dir. of Public Works; Milwaukee County, Milwaukee, Wisc.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1976, Vol. 46, Issue 5, Pg. 90-91

Document Type: Feature article


Eight case studies of ethical questions were debated in an audience participation panel format, at the 1975 Wisconsin Section ASCE Annual Meeting. The program was judged successful for effective dialogue on questions concerning ethical practices. One hundred twenty-three (123) ballots revealed no unanimity on any question. The program revealed a desire to change portions of the ASCE Code of Ethics and suggested a need for continuing education in the field of ethics. The votes on the case studies are reported together with a cross section of participants' observations.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Ethics | Professional societies | Standards and codes | Education | Cross sections | Wisconsin | United States

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