This is a live, repeat presentation of a webinar that was originally offered on 06/16/2023. Attendees of the previously offered presentation, RV-W061623, will not receive CEU for attending the 10/12/2023 presentation.
“Professional Ethics” is a set of standards defined by the professional community as a guide for behavior of those employed within that profession. The practice of engineering is defined and regulated by a number of different agencies. Individual states create and enforce licensing laws, as well as adopt construction codes that define an engineer’s scope of responsibility. Non-governmental agencies and societies publish standards of practice based on the work of highly qualified committees, subject to public review and approval, in an effort to clarify an engineer’s responsibilities to his profession and the public. Expectations of ethical conduct are also published and promoted by licensing agencies and public societies, but there can be some misunderstanding as to how ethical standards can truly be enforced in any given situation. This webinar will seek to clarify ethical codes of conduct in relation to legally enforceable expectations of licensed professional engineers and expectations of the community.
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·Describe the NSPE Code of Ethics for Engineers and how they benefit the public welfare.
·Define what is the significance of public health, safety, and welfare.
·Identify legal interpretations related to ethical codes of practice.
·Examine real-world examples of the application of ethical practice to benefit community welfare.
SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT: Dave Adams
Dave Adams has been practicing structural engineering since graduation from the University of California, San Diego in 1990. He is currently a Principal Associate with BWE in San Diego, CA, and continues to serve as a subject matter expert for the California engineer's licensing board (BPELSG). He regularly designs and details structures of all materials and collaborates with other engineers and draftspersons. Dave also investigates structural failures or damage for a variety of building types and has written comprehensive reports to summarize findings and retrofit recommendation. Mr. Adams is actively involved in the engineering community through committee membership, paper publication, and student mentoring.