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


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


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.


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