By Craig Nowak, PE

Periodically, it’s a good time to pause and think about how we practice our engineering profession and the boundaries we must keep as we work to build new infrastructure and improve upon the infrastructure we already use.

Like most professional organizations, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has a code of ethics that ASCE members are expected to uphold in their professional duties. In a broader sense, these can be viewed as common sense rules by which engineers should conduct themselves, whether or not they are civil engineers or ASCE members.