CE 574

CE LAWS, CONTRACTS, SPECIFICATIONS AND ETHICS
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ENGR. ROGER A. DESESTO (Instructor)

RA 544

An Act to Regulate the Practice of Civil Engineering in the Philippines

PD 1594 Prescribes policies, guidelines, rules and regulations for government infrastructure contracts

CODE OF ETHICS
Civil engineers should uphold and advance the integrity, honor and dignity of the civil engineering profession by:   using their knowledge and skill for the enhancement of human welfare and the environment; being honest and impartial and serving with fidelity the public, their employers/employees and clients;

 striving to increase the competence and prestige of the civil engineering profession; and  supporting the professional and technical societies of their discipline.

FUNDAMENTAL CANONS
 Civil Engineers shall hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public and shall strive to comply with the principles of sustainable development in the performance of their duties. Civil Engineers shall perform services only in areas of their competence. Civil Engineers shall issue public statements only in an objective and truthful manner.

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 Civil Engineers shall act in professional matters for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees, and shall avoid conflict of interest.  Civil Engineers shall build their professional reputation on the merit of their services and shall not compete unfairly with others.

 Civil Engineers shall act in such a manner as to uphold and enhance the honor, integrity, and dignity of the civil engineering profession.  Civil Engineers shall continue their professional development throughout their careers, and shall provide opportunities for the professional development of those civil engineers under their supervision.

PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
The standard practice is for Civil engineers to be given the responsibility for studying, conceiving, designing, observing construction, and assisting in the programming for operating and maintaining engineering works.

CIVIL ENGINEERING SERVICES
Typical services may include: Design, consultation and advice Feasibility studies Field investigations and engineering data collection  Environmental assessments, impact statements or engineering reports   

 Opinions of probable construction cost

 Preliminary and final designs, drawings, specifications and construction bidding documents  Appraisals and rate studies  Value engineering  Expert testimony  Assessment of risks  Structural remediation or rehabilitation

 Assistance in securing construction bids and in awarding contracts  Construction administration and observation  Arrangements for or performance of testing materials and equipment  Assistance in start-up, assessment of capacity, and operation of facilities  Preparation of operation and maintenance manuals  Appraisals and rate studies

 Project Management and controls  Provision of supplemental temporary staff  Teaching  Value engineering  Expert testimony  Assessment of risks  Structural remediation or rehabilitation

CLASSIFICATION OF ENGINEERING SERVICES
       Consultations, research, investigations, and reports Design services for construction projects Construction services Special services for construction projects Engineering support services Academic services Services as employees

TYPES OF INFRASTRUCTURES UNDER THE DOMAIN OF CIVIL ENGINEERING PURSUANT TO RA 544 AS AMENDED

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Streets, bridges, highways and railroads Airports and hangars Portworks, canals, river and shore improvements, light houses and drydocks Buildings Fixed structures for irrigation, flood protection, drainage, water supply and sewerage works Tunnels

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