Code of Professional and Ethical Conduct
- ARTICLE I - CONDUCT OF MEMBERS
- ARTICLE II. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CLIENTS AND MEMBERS
- ARTICLE III. CONDUCT OF FIRMS
A Member of the Association is required to order his conduct so as to uphold the integrity and dignity of the Association and the engineering profession, discharging his duties faithfully with full regard to the public interest. He shall at all times recognize that his primary obligation is to protect the safety, health, property and welfare of the public.
No Member shall approve engineering work, which to the best of his -knowledge and belief is not safe for public health, property and welfare and in conformity with accepted standards.
No Member shall undertake assignments in the areas where he lacks competence and shall not accept assignments outside of his fields of training and experience except in a big project whereby his services are restricted to those phases of the project in which he is qualified and to the extent that he is satisfied that all other phases of such project will be performed
by qualified associates, consultants or employees. The member shall then affix his signature on all documents for the project; a member shall not affix signatures on documents not prepared under his direction.
No Member shall falsify or permit misrepresentation of his or his associates’ academic or professional qualifications. He shall not misrepresent or exaggerate his degree of responsibility in or for the subject matter of prior assignments. Brochures or other pre-sentations incident to the solicitation of assignments shall not misrepresent pertinent facts concerning employees, associates, joint ventures or past accomplishments with the intent and purpose of enhancing his qualifications and his work.
No Member shall offer, give, solicit or receive, either directly or indirectly, any political contribution in an amount intended to influence the award of a contract by public authority, or which may be reasonably construed by the public of having the effect or intent to influence the award of the contract. He shall not offer any gift or other valuable consideration nor pay a commission or percentage in order to secure work.
No Member shall attempt, directly or indirectly, to supplant another member, nor shall he review or take over work of another member acting as a consulting engineer for the same Client, until he has either obtained a consent of such a member or has been formally notified by the Client that the connection with such a member with the work has been terminated.
A Member of this Association who may be transferred to work in other countries in which the standards of professional conduct are laid down by an Association recognized by FIDIC shall order his conduct -according to such standards.