Engineering Ethics

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Introduction Engineering ethics focuses on the behavior of the individual - the engineer, and the development of ethical standards governing their professional activities. Engineering ethics has always existed as a set of rules or a system that governs the behavior of an engineer. Among its main provisions, we can attribute such as the need to faithfully perform engineering work that would bring welfare and do not cause harm to people; be accountable for engineering professional activities; a good relationship ( customs and rules governing relations ) with other engineer, etc. The code says that engineers should always be aware that their first responsibility is to protect public safety, health and welfare. If their judgment is rejected in circumstances where under threat security, health, property or welfare of the people, they must notify the employer or client, and, if necessary, other authorities. Ethical rules governing the relationship, “the engineer - the employer” and “engineer – client” require diligent performance of business obligations: provide engineering services to a client or employer that promised to produce, finish work at the scheduled time and within budget, and if not possible to achieve, inform a client or employer as soon as possible to prevent delays, so that the corrective action can be taken, and not to disclose information relating to the state of affairs or technical processes of his former or current client or employer without their consent (NSPE 2003, 01). As recorded in the Code of Ethics of the National Society of Professional Engineers – NSPE, “Engineers shall not reveal facts, data, or information without the prior consent of the client or employer except as authorized or required by law or this... ... middle of paper ... ...adership-and-Management/Ethics/Code-of-Ethics/ 3. Johns Hopkins University. (2009, March). In disaster-prone areas, construction needs a new approach. Retrieved from http://phys.org/news157051992.html 4. Taher, R. (2011). General recommendations for improved building practices in earthquake and hurricane prone areas. San Francisco, CA: Architecture for Humanity Retrieved from http://sheltercentre.org/sites/default/files/Improved Building Practices for Hurricane and Earthquake Prone Areas.pdf 5. UNEP. (n.d.). Promoting sustainable human settlement development. Retrieved from http://www.unep.org/Documents.Multilingual/Default.asp?DocumentID=52&ArticleID=55 6. McLaren, B. (2010, July 22). The ethical responsibility of engineers and the rest of us, too [Web log article]. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-d-mclaren/the-ethical-responsibilit_b_653812.html

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