Please note: Discover and Experience ENVISION®: A Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System has been cancelled
Workshop Presenters: Steve Starrett, Ph.D., P.E., D.WRE, F.ASCE, F.EWRI, Associate Professor, Kansas State University; Dr. Carlos Bertha, Ph.D., U.S., Air Force Academy
Engineers around the world face engineering ethical dilemmas routinely in their roles as consultants, government representatives, designers, builders, contractors, supervisors, inspectors, and leaders. The goals of this workshop are: to stimulate engineer's commitment to high ethical standards, to discuss
some challenging case studies, to increase participants understanding of how best to pursue solutions in difficult situations, and to enable knowledge to be conveyed between participants. This workshop will study numerous case studies of real situations that engineers
faced, present philosophical background needed to better approach solutions to ethical challenges, and provide opportunities for small group discussions. The ASCE Code of Ethics will also be presented and discussed.
Dr. Steve Starrett is an Associate Professor of civil engineering at Kansas State University. He is also the Director of the Honor Code for the university. Dr. Starrett is a Fellow of ASCE and of EWRI. Dr. Starrett is currently the President-Elect of EWRI. Dr. Starrett has
taught graduate level engineering ethics courses for over 10 years and has provided numerous workshops around the world.
Dr. Carlos Bertha is an Associate Professor of philosophy at the U.S. Air Force Academy. He has a mechanical engineering degree and is a Colonel in the Army Reserve. Drs. Starrett and Bertha are co-authoring a soon to be published book with Dr. Amy Lara entitled, "Pursuing Engineering Ethics
Through Real-World Case Studies."
Early Bird $95Advanced $120On-Site $170
Workshop Presenter: Vilas Mujumdar, P.E., S.E., Consulting Engineer, Vienna, VA, USA
This workshop will cover various natural hazards including earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, and their probabilities and impacts on the community as a risk. This workshop will focus on addressing the multi- hazard engineering risk problem from the total community standpoint. It will include engineering systems, and
socio-economic systems as components of a combined community system. Interdependence of various systems will be discussed as well as the response and management considerations. Emphasis will be given on developing Resilience in the community with
specific considerations for infrastructure systems. Resilience definitions, resilience determinants and resilience development including capacity building will also be covered.
This workshop is designed to challenge the engineering community to think about natural hazard risk reduction through a prism of developing community resilience based on complex systems nature.
Vilas Mujumdar’s professional experience uniquely combines structural engineering, project management, teaching, and research management in Asia, Europe, Canada and the US. He is recognized internationally for his leadership and contribution to integrated
trans-disciplinary work in reducing natural hazard risks, and is proactively involved in addressing sustainability issues facing the global society through engineering. He is the recipient of many awards and honors nationally and internationally. He has been inducted into the Pan American Academy of
Engineers and is a Distinguished Member, of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
Staff are available to answer questions
Mon-Fri, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET