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Ethics in Civil and Structural Engineering: Professional Responsibility and Standard of Care

Author/EditorAdams, Dave (Author)
ISBN: 9781260463118
Pub Date04/04/2022
BindingHardback
Pages240
€81.22
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Learn the principles and practices of ethics as applied to civil and structural engineering

This comprehensive textbook looks at ethics through the lens of civil and structural engineering. Written by a practicing engineer and experienced author, Ethics in Civil and Structural Engineering: Professional Responsibility and Standard of Care uses known standards of professional care, ethical codes of conduct, court opinions, and case studies to connect core concepts to real-world professional practices. You will get strategies for ethically approaching pivotal issues, including environmental sustainability, resilient construction, professional responsibility, business and interpersonal relationships, and dispute resolution.

Coverage includes:



An overview of ethics and morality
Defining and understanding competence
A clear outline of engineering ethics
Consideration of degrees of negligence
Dealing with uncertainty and assessing error
Professional responsibility
Legal expectation of care in practice
Ethical considerations with codes and regulations
Historical development of ethical thought
Justification for competent and ethical choices
Case studies in ethics and standard of care
Ethics and sustainability
The globally conscious engineer

Learn the principles and practices of ethics as applied to civil and structural engineering

This comprehensive textbook looks at ethics through the lens of civil and structural engineering. Written by a practicing engineer and experienced author, Ethics in Civil and Structural Engineering: Professional Responsibility and Standard of Care uses known standards of professional care, ethical codes of conduct, court opinions, and case studies to connect core concepts to real-world professional practices. You will get strategies for ethically approaching pivotal issues, including environmental sustainability, resilient construction, professional responsibility, business and interpersonal relationships, and dispute resolution.

Coverage includes:



An overview of ethics and morality
Defining and understanding competence
A clear outline of engineering ethics
Consideration of degrees of negligence
Dealing with uncertainty and assessing error
Professional responsibility
Legal expectation of care in practice
Ethical considerations with codes and regulations
Historical development of ethical thought
Justification for competent and ethical choices
Case studies in ethics and standard of care
Ethics and sustainability
The globally conscious engineer

David K. Adams, S.E., is a registered civil and structural engineer in California. He graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a degree in Structural Engineering and has practiced with Lane Engineers, Inc. in Tulare, California since 1990. A typical workday for Mr. Adams includes completion of structural calculations, drawings, and reports on buildings and other structures for commercial, residential, educational, institutional, and industrial uses. In addition to providing plan checking services for local municipalities to determine building compliance with life safety, accessibility, and structural requirements of current codes, the author also provides expert review services for Californias engineer licensing board, has participated in the development of national and California-specific structural engineering licensing examinations, and is currently an instructor for the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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