Use of CD-ROM for Highway Design (adapted from NSPE Case No. 98-3)

Use of CD-ROM for Highway Design (adapted from NSPE Case No. 98-3)

Description

A chemical engineer thinks about offering services in facilities design and construction, which he would perform with the help of a computer program.

Body

Alexis is a chemical engineer with no facilities design and construction experience. She receives a solicitation in the mail for a new Highway Design CD-ROM. This program allows engineers to do highway design even if they know little or no fundamental concepts in this area.

Should Alexis order the CD-ROM and begin to offer facilities design and construction services?

NSPE Code of Ethics An earlier version may have been used in this case.

Notes

See the original NSPE case at: Use of CD-ROM for Highway Design - Case No. 98-3.