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Rules of conduct

Like every other responsible citizen, civil engineers have a moral duty to report potential safety hazards to those concerned. They have a professional duty as well. The first of 14 rules for the professional conduct of all ICE members states: 'A member, in his responsibility to his employer and to the profession, shall have full regard to the public interest, particularly in matters of health and safety'. The problem is, how does an engineer comply with this, and Rule 2, which requires ...

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