Ethical Dilemma of Civil Engineering Foregoing into the World of Practise

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Ethical DilemmaofCivilEngineering Foregoing intothe World of Practise
TABLE OF CONTENTSINTRODUCTION...........................................................................................................................1ETHICAL DILEMMA OF CIVIL ENGINEERING......................................................................1CONCLUSION................................................................................................................................6REFERENCES................................................................................................................................7
INTRODUCTIONThere are many dilemmas which an engineer face while doing their job. Constructionwork is one of the most dangerous jobs amongst all fields of engineering. Constructing buildings,damsandroads,thatare important for the wellbeing of human life. The infrastructure of acountry also helps in contributing in their economy. There are many codes of conduct that aredeveloped for civil engineers and ethics which they should follow while performing their job.But there are many situationsthatan engineerhas to facewhile performing their job which areagainst the ethics of civil engineering. For example,making buildings at non-suitable sites, notusing correct materials, etc. The present report will address ethical dilemma faced by civilengineering. Theessaywill include different codes of conducts of civil engineer. Differentchallenges faced by civil engineers and the way they deal with them are mentioned in the presentreport.ETHICAL DILEMMA OF CIVIL ENGINEERINGEngineers are dealing with issues of personal ethics in their daily professional life. In theUnited Kingdom, code of ethics is well developed which can be very helpful in avoidingglitches. Many codes of ethics are developed in the area of medicine, mechanical and civilengineering (Boga, Kansagara and Kannan, 2017).Civil engineers are obliged to obey certainrules and ethics to prove modern professional ethics.There are certain codes of ethics that every civil engineer should follow, that engineershall hold adequate amount of safety, health and welfare of the public. It shall strive to complywith the principle of sustainable development in their professional duties. Ethics in constructionbusiness should be governed by personal ethics and there is a need to maintain a balance betweenthe requirements of a client and impact on public.Engineers should havesignedonly thosedocuments or designs which are being reviewed or prepared by them so that it would be safe forpublic health and welfare with conformitytoengineering standards.Civil engineers are expected to employ their engineering knowledge as much as possibleto improve the well-being of public. They have responsibilities relative to preserving orimproving the quality of life of communities in which they practice. The engineers have to facevarious ethical dilemmas whenever they feel they are compelled to do work that is against what1
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