Professional Ethics in Construction and Engineering


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<p><i>Professional Ethics in Construction and Engineering</i> responds to that scrutiny with practical, industry aligned guidance on ethical practice in construction management. It addresses how existing ethical standards can be applied to professional practice pragmatically, with case studies and example scenarios aligned with the ethical requirements of industry professional bodies and a toolkit that can be employed when necessary. Furthermore, the book will provide coverage of real-world situations where practitioners must demonstrate professional judgement and ethical decision-making in response to legal and contractual requirements. With a thorough discussion of how such problematic situations arise, perhaps because of geographical differences in expected behaviours, conflicts between legal and moral dictum, or the mismatch between the business goals of client and contracting organisations and society&rsquo;s perceptions of them as social facilitators, the book addresses how decisions can and should be made to uphold ethical standards and values. Consequently, the book brings together ethical theory, existing global ethical standards and the requirements of many professional bodies including the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) alongside practical advice on how those ethical principles and guidelines can and should be applied to all professional practitioner disciplines nationally and globally.</p>