Lecture 22 Section 001-Rosen - Special Topics II - Ethics and Professionalism Examples

Lecture 22 Section 001-Rosen - Special Topics II - Ethics and Professionalism Examples

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Special Topics II - Ethics and Professionalism Examples Marc A. Rosen Additional materials 3 - 1
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Example: Installation You are the engineer of record on a building project which is behind schedule and urgently needed by your clients Your boss wants you to certify some roofing construction as properly completed even though you know some questionable installation techniques were used What should you do?
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Multiple Choice Answers a. Certify it and negotiate a raise from your boss for doing so b. Refuse to certify it even though there may be repercussions c. Tell the client about the problems, saying that you’ll certify it if they want you to d. Certify it, but keep a close watch in the future for problems associated with the roofing installation
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Example: Calculator Your company has designed a chip for a new scientific calculator that features high-precision floating point accuracy to 17 significant digits for all 250 mathematical functions provided After 2½ years in development and shipping 500 beta units to key customers, the company discovers a
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