Code of Ethics Adopted by SCAEF
Code of Ethics Adopted by SCAEF
With the feeling for a comprehensive Code of Ethics for the members of the Society, the Executive Committee by using its authority vested upon by the Constitution Article 20 has formulated the code of Ethics. The text of this Code of Ethics has been adopted from “The Task Force Report on Consulting Industry in Nepal, of August 1990” and endorsed by 9th Annual General Body Meeting (AGBM) of SCAEF on December 28, 1998.
2.1 “Code of Ethics” means this code of Ethics.
2.2 “Society” means the Society of Consulting Architectural and Engineering Firms (SCAEF), Nepal
2.3 “Constitution” means the Constitution of SCAEF
2.4 “Member” means the member of SCAEF.
2.5 “Engineer and or Consulting Engineer” for the purpose of interpretation of this Code of Ethics means the member of the Society including the individual employees (architects, engineer, professionals of other related discipline such as economists, sociologists, agriculturists, geologists, surveyors etc. as well as technical and administrative staff) and directors/consultants/advisors of the member firms who have any kind of professional relationship and responsibility on behalf of the firms.
Fundamental Principles of Professional Engineering Ethics
A Consulting Engineer
- will be honest and fair and will serve the Client and the public with devotion
- will dedicate himself to the advancement of the competence of the engineering profession and
- will use his knowledge and skill in the service of humanity.
Responsibility Towards the Nation
4.1 Moral Responsibility : A Consulting Engineer bears a moral responsibility to the community while discharging his/her professional duties, and must endeavor to gain the public’s confidence by employing the full spectrum of his/her professional capabilities.
4.2 Involvement in Community Development : A Consulting Engineer should involve himself in community development activities which are launched to benefit the public.
4.3 Refrain from Works which are Against National Interest : A Consulting Engineer must, at all times, refrain from being involved in works which are against the national interest, or endanger the human race and the fragile environment in which human race has found abode.
Responsibility Towards the Client
5.1 To Gain and Maintain Client’s Confidence : The principle duty of a Consulting Engineer is to gain and maintain the Client’s confidence in discharging of his/her professional duties.
5.2 To be Loyal to the Clients : A Consulting Engineer must be loyal to his/her Client in fulfilling his obligation by offering the Client technical knowledge and the best technical skills in conformity with the prevailing relevant standards.
5.3 To Protect Interests of the Clients : A Consulting Engineer must explore and identify the Client’s interest. In course of protecting the Client’s interest, he/she must work with absolute professional integrity
5.4 To Safeguard Client’s Confidential Information :A Consulting Engineer, should maintain strict confidentiality about his/her Client’s trade secrets, business , transactions and other related information for at least such period required by the Clients even after expiring of the services as well as refrain from making use of the information or knowledge acquired about the Client during his/her association with him /her without the prior consent of the Client.
5.5 To Disclose and Conflict of Interests : A Consulting Engineer should promptly disclose to the Client, before he undertakes any responsibility, his interests in other business/works which may conflict the Client’s interests.
Responsibility Towards the Profession
6.1 The Necessity of Formal Qualification : A Consulting Engineer is obliged to obtain the required formal qualification before exercising his duties as a professional engineer.
6.2 Refrain from Claiming Skill not in his/her Profession : A Consulting Engineer shall not claim skills that he does not possess. He shall take proper care work diligently and with integrity in the execution of the work and services he is entrusted with.
6.3 The Need to Exercise Greater Skill in Specialized Jobs : A Consulting Engineer is acclaimed as or is claiming to be an expert in a particular specially must exercise greater care in exhibiting greater skill than other ordinary professional or engineers in that particular speciality. He must, at all times exercise his best performance, skill and care of the profession.
6.4 The Need for High Quality of Skill : A Consulting Engineer must continuously endeavor to exhibit skill of a very high quality in the assignment he/she undertakes; and he/she must always render fair and expert advice to maintain the proper standard of performance skill and care of the profession.
6.5 Eligibility for Agreed Remuneration Only : As an independent Consultant, a Consulting Engineer is entitled to receive only the remuneration agreed upon for his professional services.
6.6 Refrain from Holding Position Where There is Conflict of Interest : A Consulting Engineer must refrain from holding any position which conflicts with his professional duties: Consultants or a Contractor or a Supplier.
6.7 The Need or Professional Development : It is the duty of every Consulting Engineer to facilitate professional development by exchanging professional experiences by keeping up with his/her frontiers of knowledge and by continually striving to improve the professional image.