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Category Archives: Professional Engineers Licensing


Technologies In Civil Engineering

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

The rise of technology can be seen in almost all industries, from content creation to automated vehicles to construction. The civil engineering field is seeing new developments. Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most well-known ones, but cloud-based collaboration solutions, robots, and wearable tech are also making their way into the field. These… Read More »


What Does It Mean For Professional Engineers To Act Ethically?

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Over the past few years, there has been much concern about ethics. It may seem as though the world is becoming more and more unethical by the day. The world and its population is suffering due to climate change, technological advances, and other issues that have been created by a lack of responsibility and… Read More »


Why Ethics Are Important In Engineering

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Professional engineers do not simply create things. Engineering comes with a lot of responsibility. The decisions engineers make come with consequences. They could even cause harm to the public. That’s why professional engineers need to meet high standards. They must also follow engineering ethics. Ethics are principles and guidelines that engineers must follow when… Read More »


Ethical Thinking For Students, Engineers, And Other Professions

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Schools need to be teaching children more than just reading, writing, and arithmetic. While these three skills are no doubt useful in everyday adult life, there’s a lot more that school kids need to know to succeed in today’s society and make the world a better place. One of these things is ethics. Teachers… Read More »


Ethics In An Engineering Workplace

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When people think of unethical behavior in the professional engineering field, they may imagine engineers engaging in dishonesty and claiming that streets, bridges, and other structures are safe for use when they’re really not. They’re not keeping the health and safety of the public in mind. But unethical behavior can start before an object… Read More »


How Corporate Culture Drives Ethics

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When it comes to doing the right thing, it’s not always easy. Some jobs place a priority over the safety of others, such as doctors, dentists, and even professional engineers. Morality, however, does not always play a role in a company’s bottom line. Indeed, the motto “profits over people” is often true. So when… Read More »


Ethical Obligations In The Engineering Field

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

In the civil engineering field, ethics is a hot topic. Every day, professional engineers must not only do their job to the best of their ability, but they must also consider ethics. There are standards when it comes to acceptable behavior. The safety of the public is the highest priority, so engineers need to… Read More »


NASA Presentation In Orlando Stresses Ethics, Leadership

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When you think of space travel, astronauts are probably the first thing that comes to mind. But the truth is that many types of people are needed if we plan to live in space in the near future. This was the message during a 90-minute presentation from former astronauts, The free presentation took place… Read More »


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 »


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 »