William LeMessurier and his role in the Citicorp Tower controversy represent an example of when engineering ethics are put to the test.

 

 

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William LeMessurier and his role in the Citicorp Tower controversy represent an example of when engineering ethics are put to the test.

watch the “The Citicorp Tower case” blog post https://cee300.com/2014/02/24/professional-engineering-ethics-the-citicorp-tower-case/ . Then, write a 300-500
word essay explaining your opinion on whether or not LeMessurier adhered to the fundamental canons of engineering ethics.

As you think about this case and prepare your one page essay, think about how ethical decisions are socially-situated. That is, ethical decisions are rife with
conflicting agendas and diverse interests that must be negotiated. As Dr. Loui points out, as a professional engineer, you need to avoid situations where your
judgement as a professional can be questioned. However, the very nature of an employer-client relationship will place you in an ethical dilemma; one where you will
need to reconcile your contractual responsibility to your client while simultaneously adhering to the moral responsibility of the public’s safety.

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