Main author: Sean Francis McCarthy
General name: code of construction ethics
Publishing year: 2005
professional Ethics is defined as
a system of moral principles, by which human actions and
proposals may be judged good or bad, or right or wrong.
1. Honesty - act with honesty and avoid conduct likely to result, directly or indirectly, in the deception of others.
2. Fairness - do not seek to obtain a benefit which arises directly or indirectly from the unfair ...view middle of the document...
6. Objectivity - identify any potential conflicts of interest and disclose the conflict to any person who would be adversely affected by it.
7. Accountability - provide information and warning of matters within your knowledge which are of potential detriment to others who may be adversely affected by them. Warning must be given in sufficient time to allow the taking of effective action to avoid detriment.
1. Act with honesty and without deception.
2. Act fairly so as not to obtain advantage.
3. Act with integrity and in the public interest.
4. Act with objectivity by identifying and addressing potential conflicts of interest.
5. Exercise professional diligence in standards of work and education.
6. Conduct themselves for the greater good of clients and society at large.
7. Notwithstanding the above, work for the interests of employees.
8. Seek to improve the reputation of the construction industry.
Ethics is difficult to define without some consideration of a broader morality. Morality can be thought of as ‘conforming to a conventional standard of moral conduct’.
A ‘moral’ refers to a ‘distinction between good and bad or right and wrong’
Ethics is ‘a set of principles considered correct’ and the ‘social, religious or civil code of behaviour considered correct’