Ethics for the Built Environment
Routledge – 2009 – 400 pages
Praise for Construction Project Management by Peter Fewings:
"The complexity of the subject matter has at least been reinforced in an informative document with a large helping of common sense … written in a comprehensive and well structured manner." Building Engineer Magazine
Ethics are not an optional extra for the professional in the built environment sector. Whether you're a civil engineer, an architect or a construction project manager, an understanding of the ethical context of your work is an institutional requirement and a commercial demand, not to mention a matter of personal pride.
Sometimes, as a construction professional you will be faced with complicated dilemmas, as commercial responsibilities clash with health and safety, environmental or competition concerns. Peter Fewings brings together practical construction project management experience with ethical theory to establish how best to deal with difficult issues.
Part One: Principles and Issues Introduction 1. Development of an Ethical Framework 2. Dilemmas and Decision Making 3. Corporate Social Responsibility 4. Professional Codes 5. Human Resource Ethics 6. Health and Safety 7. Planning 8. Sustainability 9. Trust and Relationships 10. Bribery and Corruption 11. Good Faith Part Two: Industry Survey Case Studies 12. Corporate Social Responsibility 13. Partnering 14. Collusion 15. Project Agreements vs. False Employment 16. Health and Safety 17. Planning 18. Training 19. Quality 20. Sustainable Contracting 21. Trust and Relationships 22. Making it Work