A Question of Ethics: Engineers Should Use Their Knowledge and Expertise with Diligence and Good Faith

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 9, Pg. 42-43

Document Type: Editorial

Abstract: Fundamental Canon 3 of ASCE's Code of Ethics states, "Engineers shall issue public statements only in an objective and truthful manner." This month's column looks at a scenario in which a senior engineer at a forensics engineering firm was neither objective nor truthful.

Subject Headings: Ethics | Forensic engineering | Standards and codes | Public opinions | Columns | Engineering firms

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