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In the paper"How to Transform Failure into Success: Forensic Management," perhaps the most unaddressed part of the system of management is the human side. Human Systems Engineering recognizes and includes, with the same attention to detail as applications dealing with the technical side, anticipatable people-driven issues at the project, organizational, and individual level. The role of each component of the system of management is not to optimize its part, but to focus on the intended outcome for that system. The specifics that follow are translatable, fundamental parts of the system of management derived from the application of Forensic Management."
It occurred to me that we would gain priceless insights going forward, by looking backwards at a very public failure of the current ASCE Code of Ethics. One example is in the case of the Flint, Michigan, Water Quality matter, as studied and reported by Dr. Marc Edwards, P.E.
The cast of public and private civil engineers involved from the very beginning and the paths they selected to state publically, compared to what they actually did privately offers an opportunity to move away from philosophy into the real world. @Brock Barry and @Dwayne Culp I would be interested to hear your thoughts.
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"Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it."
 Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities February 2007 Volume 21, Issue 1 (2 - 3)Online publication date: February 01, 2007 And the Flint, MI, piece is CRITICAL to this thread.
"It occurred to me that we would gain priceless insights going forward, by first looking back at very public failures of the current ASCE Code of Ethics."
Well, of course that's our next step!
It's what competent engineers do!
For example, when a Structural Engineering Department Head realizes that a particular connection has caused repeated fabrication and installation problems, their first step is to gather data and information on failed connections from various perspectives before planning, designing, and eventually releasing a new connection.
That's exactly what this next professional step is about.
Seek first to understand before we start to prescribe "The Obvious Solution."
A Code of Ethics (CoE) doesn't solve challenging real-world engineering ethical challenges. Our civil engineers do. What might we learn from studying our civil engineers past ethical failures to guide the formation of a revised ASCE Code of Ethics that supports the desired behaviors of our civil engineers. One specific failure I know of centers on the people who depended on Civil Engineers to deliver what they said was true. . . face-2-face, in the newspapers, on TV, in front of congressional committees. . . "The water is safe for you and your children to drink." And it turned out, based on the verbal and written testimony of civil engineering experts, they were lying.The attachment is an unverified list from a newspaper of the events over some 4 years or so. I did go to the Michigan ASCE online site and was unable to find any specific information on this matter. I trust you will have examples of other serious breaches of trust based on our Code of Ethics to share. Our edited revisions to yet another "New and improved" version will be meaningless without first understanding why the current Code of Ethics had, apparently, little to no restraining force to the unethical work of and by some civil engineers.Cheers,Bill
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Do you (or others) know if any of those "well-educated professional men and woman" were licensed engineers? I've been moderately tracking the Flint story but have not seen explicit reference to engineering licensure.
This reminds me of a statement by Elliot Krause in his 1996 book Death of the Guilds. After discussing the heavy influence of the bottom line on U.S. engineering since the 1940s, when licensure exemptions began, he flat out says: "The codes of ethics of engineering societies are mere pieces of paper, and the officers of the associations that have drafted codes are practically all in corporate management."
I am studying the status of U.S. engineering and am beginning to see how the essentially omnipresent licensure exemptions (almost all U.S. states and territories, impacting roughly 80% of all graduate engineers, engaging all engineering disciplines, and involving a wide spectrum of engineered products and facilities) have emasculated U.S. engineering and probably resulted in unnecessary deaths, injuries, and destruction -- and maybe lousy drinking water in Flint. Recall that many CEs in government and utility employment are explicitly included in the exemptions.
What is the truth about "our" codes?
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