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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Civil Engineering Cases

Case studies on ethics for civil engineers

  • Environmental engineers face pressure to come up with data that favors their employers.

  • An engineer for an environmental consulting firm must decide whether or not he should encourage his client to go with a more environmentally sustainable construction plan.

  • An engineering manager gets pressured to bribe a foreign official in order to secure a business venture in East Africa.

  • A female intern at a construction company faces disrespectful treatment because of her gender.