Ethics and the Law
Ethics has been an important part of the construction and design industry from the very start. This program examines the interplay between acting ethically and complying with the statutes, rules of professional practice, code of conduct and licensure requirements governing the practices of architecture and engineering.
Participants will be provided with case scenarios that will allow them to take the following away from the program:
- An understanding of the importance of ethics in the construction industry from the time of Aristotle to the present day.
- An ability to be able to better identify ethical situations.
- An understand that acting ethically may not always mean acting in accord with a statute, rule of professional practice, code of conduct, licensure requirements.
- An understanding of the practical consequences of acting ethically.
1.Review When Acting Legally may not be Acting Ethically
2.Review When Acting Ethically may result in Acting Illegally
Bruce previously was a Senior Vice President at OneBeacon Insurance Group. There he developed and managed the Design Professionals Liability product line and managed and mentored 8 underwriters to develop a profitable book of business. Prior to joining OneBeacon, Bruce was a professional product underwriting manager at Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company and XL Insurance.
He has published articles on the construction industry and has been a featured speaker at many national association and organization meetings. He has developed course work on reviewing contracts, protecting contract rights, and avoiding risk. He authors the AIC Mr. Ethics column. Bruce is an American Arbitration Association certified Arbitrator, Mediator, Municipal Mediator, and Residential Arbitrator. Bruce holds a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law with Honors as well as a MA and BA with Honors from the University of Delaware where he was a member of their Political Science faculty.