Positive Impact on the Profession: ASCE's Code of Ethics

Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 11:30 AM - Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 12:30 PM

For the first time in over 40 years the ASCE Board of Directors authorized a Task Committee to conduct a comprehensive overhaul of the ASCE Code of Ethics with the specific guidance to create from scratch a concise, readable, and modern Code. This presentation will present the rationale behind the Board of Directors’ decision to create a new Code and it will detail the process involved with creating a new Code. The presentation will provide a detailed look at the structure and application of the new Code and it will provide the participant with the opportunity to practice application of the Code.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the role of a Code of Ethics in a profession.
  • Describe the rational why ASCE developed a new Code of Ethics.                              
  • Discuss the activities used to develop a new Code of Ethics.
  • Explain the advantages of the new Code of Ethics.
  • Apply the ASCE Code of Ethics to dilemmas.

Dr. Brock E. Barry holds the title of Professor of Engineering Education and Director of the Civil Engineering Division in the Department of Civil & Mechanical Engineering at the United States Military Academy, West Point where he has been part of the faculty for the past 13 years. Dr. Barry has authored and co-authored a significant number of publications on topics including professional ethics, teaching and learning in engineering education, nonverbal communication in the classroom, and learning through historical engineering accomplishments. Dr. Barry has served on multiple national committees for ASCE, including the Body of Knowledge 3rd Edition Task Committee and as the Chair of ASCE’s Task Committee on the Code of Ethics. He also served a seven year term in the leadership ranks of the ASEE Civil Engineering Division and continues to serve that organization as the Division Historian.

Presented by ASCE Southeastern Michigan Branch.

Brock's Bio

ASCE Code of Ethics


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Cost: Free to ASCE Members!

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