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AIA/WCA Joint Event- Ethics in Design and Construction

  • Thursday, August 18, 2016
  • 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Arbor Brewing Company, Ann Arbor
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ETHICS IN DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

August 18, 4:30 PM, Arbor Brewing Company, Ann Arbor

No charge to attend, but registration is required

You are invited to a free AIA/WCA education and networking session on Thursday, August 18 at Arbor Brewing Company. At this event AIA and WCA Members will have the opportunity to network together and participate in an education session on Ethics in Design and Construction.

This course explores the sometimes murky waters of ethics as it relates to our professional responsibilities to clients, consultants, colleagues, our companies, and the public at large. We will begin by defining ethics and their intended influence on every day practice. We will look at the various ethical codes and standards and how they compare.  We’ll review real world situations to help us recognize when an ethical challenge is presenting itself. We will review case studies illustrating how ethical behavior can help us through difficult dilemmas. Finally, we will examine how ethical decisions reflect on us and our professions.

Learning objectives for this session include:

  • Explain what ethics are, and why they are important

  • Identify ethical dilemmas with every aspect of our profession, including clients, colleagues, and the public

  • Analyze how to apply a Professional Code of Ethics to actual work situations

  • Implement strategies to transform ethical dilemmas into successful outcomes

  • Evaluate ethical rulings from professional organizations such as the AIA and NCARB

This presentation will offer 1 LU (HSW) for continuing education credit for AIA members.

Meeting Agenda

4:30 - 5:00 Networking (free appetizers, cash bar)

5:00 - 6:00 Program and Discussion Session

6:00 - 7:00 Networking

Washtenaw Contractors Association members can sign up for this event on the AIA site by chosing WCA member

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