Lessons From Engineers Who Fail to Practice Ethically

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First of all, I would like to send a big thanks to Chad Morrison for sharing this presentation with me.

This podcast episode is the second and final of two parts from a sharing of a prior presentation by L. Robert “Larry” Smith, P.E., with permission. Split between two episodes, Larry will share a number of classic cases, such as the Citi Group Building (Part 1), the Ford Pinto case, and the GMC ignition case (both Part 2), by first fully discussing the engineering issues and then discussing the ethical questions. He will also present a local case based on an ethics complaint that was heard by the RI Board of Registration for Professional Engineers in open session (also Part 2).

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L. Robert “Larry” Smith, P.E. has been involved with the Rhode Island Section of ASCE for over 35 years. During that time he has presented to the group on a number of occasions, and his talks were always well received. Larry has a strong background in ethics, having had a three year fellowship for the study of engineering ethics at RPI. He is currently on the Board of Director’s of the National Institute for Engineering Ethics and is also a National Governor of the Order of the Engineer. He has lectured on ethics at various local universities for well over twenty years. He was also Principal at Waterman Engineering in Providence, RI for many years.

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