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R144T
Ethical Issues in Forensic Engineering (Timed & Monitored)

J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A., Fellow ASCE, Fellow AEI

Forensic engineering is a business enterprise in which a relatively small number of professional engineers engage. Its proponents say it seeks to improve the quality of engineering, but others say some of its participants are interested only in self-gain. Its critics say forensic engineers in many cases use specious claims and the legal system in the United States to extort unwarranted settlement payments from other professional engineers, private companies and public agencies. This course looks at the social, legal and human factors that underpin the forensic engineering business. It suggests an approach to neutralizing those who engage in forensic engineering for self-gain rather than in search of just conclusions.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.


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