Topic: Ethics

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Engineering Ethics: Public health, safety, and welfare

How can civil engineers balance their mission to improve infrastructure with their ethical obligations to society? In the first of this three-part series, interviewees discuss how engineers’ actions impact the public.

Now is (finally) the time to future-proof our infrastructure

Constantine Samaras and Mikhail Chester write of the unique opportunity afforded by the upcoming infrastructure bill in Congress, presenting it as a chance to finally address the country’s need for climate-resilient infrastructure.

SEI Structural Engineers 2050 Commitment Program takes aim at embodied carbon

The SEI Structural Engineers 2050 Commitment Program provides structural engineers with the tools and resources necessary to contribute and track projects toward the vision of net-zero embodied carbon structures by 2050.

NIBS survey to help shape the future of social equity and the built environment

ASCE member input, through a new survey, can play a critical role in informing future efforts to improve social equity in the built environment.

Equitable and inclusive behavior are mandates in ASCE’s new code of ethics

An ASCE member tells offensive jokes about women while at a conference. How does the member's behavior stack up against ASCE's new code of ethics?

National and international activist for engineering, Vachon dies at 83

Reginald I. Vachon, an engineer, executive, and lawyer whose career and accomplishments always testified to his dedication to engineering, has died. He was 83.

Are civil engineers doing enough to account for climate change?

Are civil engineers doing enough to account for climate change? Emily Grubert, in a word, says, "No."

Part 2 of 2: ASCE’s new code of ethics explained

In the second of two parts, general counsel Tara Hoke discusses how the old and new ASCE Codes of Ethics compare to each other.

ASCE’s new code of ethics guides civil engineers

ASCE's new code of ethics has an easy-to-interpret hierarchical system and an approach that addresses issues of the day.

Part 1 of 2: ASCE’s new code of ethics explained

In the first of two parts, general counsel Tara Hoke highlights similarities and differences between ASCE’s new code of ethics and its predecessor.