Ethics for Geotechnical Engineering (AGP Workshop)
Organized by the Academy of Geo-Professionals (AGP)
Earn 3.0 PDHs
Fee: None, RSVP Required at time of Registration
Leading Diplomates of Geotechnical Engineering (D.GEs) will take you through a guided exploration of ethics for the geotechnical engineer using ASCE’s Code of Ethics, as well as ethics case histories. In addition, the D.GEs will host thought-provoking roundtable discussions.
- Overview - Purpose and Message of Workshop 1:00 p.m.
- Ethics Training: Ronald E. Smith, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, M.ASCE, Consulting 1:10 p.m. Geotechnical Engineer
- Overview of the spectrum from individual moral codes to ethical requirements for learned professionals who, by virtue of education and training, provide services to the general public that are not capable of directly evaluating
- Building an understanding of profession and the obligations of professionals as set forth in their codes of ethics and state license requirements
- Review the seven Canons of the ASCE Code of Ethics
- Break 2:10 p.m.
- Ethics Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering 2:25 p.m.
- Moderators present case histories to roundtable groups and moderate discussions. Each group will draw conclusions and make recommendations for their case.
- Roundtable Moderators
- Arlan H. Rippe, P.E., D.GE, F.ASCE, Kleinfelder
- Robert D. Holtz, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, Dist.M.ASCE, University of Washingto
- Steven D. Thorne, P.E., D.GE, M.ASCE, GEI Consultants, Inc.
- Satya N. Varadhi, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, M.ASCE, Parsons
- Case History Group Reporting 3:15 p.m.