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Category Archives: Professional Engineers Licensing

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Why Ethics Is Just As Important As Math In Engineering Field

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Engineering has a huge impact on our lives, even though it is something we may not think about often. Your house, your roadways, your local grocery store, doctor’s office, and other places you frequent were all created by engineers. Engineering has such a huge impact on society that it involves ethical decision making on… Read More »

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Focus On Safety Necessary For Civil Engineers

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Safety is something that every workplace needs to focus on. In the civil engineering field, professional engineers must create projects that are both functional and safe. When they commit an unethical, unprofessional, or illegal act, they can face licensing issues. Because of this, experts believe that the civil engineering curriculum in United States colleges… Read More »

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How Professional Engineers’ Decisions Saved New Orleans From Hurricane Ida

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

The United States has seen a lot of extreme weather issues this summer, from wildfires to tornadoes to hurricanes to droughts to floods. These events can cause a lot of damage and if buildings, bridges, and other infrastructures cannot defend themselves from the damage, they can become easily destroyed. That’s why we depend on… Read More »

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Ethical Issues Involved In Surfside Condo Collapse

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

On June 24, people all over the country were shocked to hear of the Champlain Towers South suddenly collapsing. A portion of this 12-story condominium in Surfside, just outside Miami, collapsed, killing 97 people. Eleven others were injured. The most shocking part, however, was the fact that the collapse could have been prevented. Just… Read More »

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Why Ethics Training Is Needed In STEM Classrooms

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

More and more schools are offering STEM education to help students gain the skills and knowledge they need to pursue 21st century careers. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics and the curriculum involves high levels of critical thinking. While professional engineers have the knowledge to build a bridge or manufacture an autonomous… Read More »

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Civil Engineer Ethical Issue: Rescue Vs. Demolition

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

On June 24, Champlain Towers South, a 12-story condo building in Surfside, suddenly collapsed. Water penetration and corrosion of the reinforcing steel have been cited as the possible reasons for the collapse. These issues were noted in 2018 and nothing had been done to fix the issues. Now civil engineers are facing an ethical… Read More »

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Make Ethics A Part Of Your Professional Engineer Job Search

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

The economy is picking up and college students are getting ready to graduate, which means many Florida residents are ramping up their job searches. Many will soon be looking for professional engineer positions. This is a good career option for many people, as jobs will likely be plentiful. This means that if you’re looking… Read More »

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Autonomous Weapons And Ethical Engineering

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Artificial intelligence has become commonplace in our society. Social media, Google searches, smart home devices (such as Amazon Echo) and banking tools are things that we use every day that incorporate some degree of artificial intelligence. Professional engineers are also working to create autonomous devices, such as vehicles and weapons. Weapons in the form… Read More »

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Professional Engineer’s License Suspended for Illegally Certifying Red Light Cameras

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When it comes to engineering, there are many rules and ethics involved. Professional engineers are required to be licensed in the state in which they work. If they’re not properly licensed, they could face penalties such as fines and license loss. This is the case for a professional engineer from North Carolina. In 2019,… Read More »

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Microsoft Works With Engineers to Create AI Ethics Checklist

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When professional engineers create new products, they often don’t know how to do their job ethically. They often don’t receive any guidelines from higher-ups. Ethics is a subject that is just starting to be taught in schools, so professional engineers who have been around for decades are often unsure what changes need to be… Read More »