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Engineering and Construction
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CIVE 446: Construction Engineering Name: Class: Instructor: Date: Quiz 1: Ethics Topics in Construction Industry Construction Industry needs more ethics training that should start at collegiate level. Ethics training focuses on the standards of professional conduct that engineers need to adhere to when practicing their profession.
The essential ethics topics for training in construction industry include; a. The interest of stakeholders: The purpose of the project must meet the demands of the stakeholders in the project. Therefore, professionals are required to understand the need of the stakeholders and work towards their satisfaction. b. Conflict of interest: The decisions made must be professional and business oriented at the interest of the employer or profession. Any relationship that may be perceived to impair a project’s objectives must be checked. c. Compliance to legal issues: The actions of engineers must comply with the laws and regulations. This implies that there will be no compromise to ethical responsibility. d. Employee and public safety: The work place should be free from drugs and alcohol. Healthy and safe working environment need to be encouraged. Any violation of safety rules and conditions that endanger the welfare o employees must be reported to immediate authorities. e. The quality of workplace f. Protection and effective use of the assets of the employer g. Ensuring that records are accurate complete and maintained h. Guidelines concerning gifts, meals, and entertainment offered in projects that may influence performance of duties i. Access to confidential or proprietary information j. How to deal with kickbacks and bribes k. Acceptable relationship with competitors l. ...
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