What to Do When Things Go Wrong. An Ethical Solution. Robert A. Durham, PhD, PE Marcus O. Durham, PhD, PE. If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame. Role of Engineer in Forensics. Engineering training focuses on technical skills
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An Ethical Solution
Robert A. Durham, PhD, PE Marcus O. Durham, PhD, PE
If you can smilewhen things go wrong,you have someone in mind to blame.
“ In almost every case except the very plainest, it would be possible to decide the issue either way with reasonable legal justification.”
- Lord Macmillian Lord Chief Justice of England
The ethic of the engineer / project manager is to
Balance the needs and expectations of the customer and the supplier
1. Part of Vision?
3. People in Limits?
4. Time in Limits?
5. Money in Limits?
6. Technology in Limits?
7. Quality in Limits?
8. Safety in Limits?
9. Environmental Limits?
10. Legal in Limits?
The ethic of the engineer charged with “picking up the pieces” is to
Follow the Process
* NFPA 921
Failure will not occur
The ethic of the engineer is to