How Ethics Affect The Design, Estimating, And Construction Of Mep Systems

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What is ethics? Ethics is a system of moral principles that the individual uses to determine a course of action in a certain situation. In construction, like every other filed of work, there is a Code of Ethics that outlines the principles that all construction workers must follow. How does this Code of Ethics affect the design, estimating, and construction of MEP systems? When designing any form of construction project, you will be faced with various details to consider in your design. Aspects like location, ground composition, climate, etc. that can all affect the quality and quantity of the products you’d use in your project. Therefore there are various ways for architects to make ethically wrong decisions. For instance, say a construction company designs and constructs homes. The architect for this company was designing a home in Georgia where the weather is a little bit of everything, but not to the extremes. Yet the architect is designing this house using expensive wood and flooring more fit for a home in Wisconsin that their client didn’t ask for just so his company could bid...

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