Code of Conduct

“I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.”

Lao Tsu

Client Service.

Serve clients with honesty, integrity, candor, and objectivity. Provide services with competence, using reasonable care, skill and diligence consistent with the interests of client and the applicable standard of care.

Representation of Qualifications and Availability.

Only accept assignments for which qualified by education, training, professional experience and technical competence, and assign staff to projects in accordance with their qualifications and commensurate with the services to be provided, and only make representations concerning qualifications and availability which are truthful and accurate.

Standards of Practice.

Furnish services in a manner consistent with the established and accepted standards of the profession and with the laws and regulations which govern its practice.

Fair Competition.

Represent project experience accurately to prospective clients and offer services and staff that are capable of delivering. Develop professional reputation on the basis of direct experience and service provided, and only engage in fair competition for assignments.

Conflicts of Interest.

Endeavor to avoid conflicts of interest; and disclose conflicts which may impair objectivity or integrity.

Fair Compensation.

Negotiate fairly and openly with clients in establishing a basis for compensation, and charge fees and expenses that are reasonable and commensurate with the services to be provided and the responsibilities and risks to be assumed.

Release of Information.

Only make statements that are truthful, and keep information and records confidential when appropriate and protect the proprietary interests of my clients and professional colleagues.

Public Welfare.

Not discriminate in the performance of services on the basis of race, religion, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation. Not knowingly violate any law, statute, or regulation in the performance of professional services.

Professional Development.

Continue to develop professional knowledge and competency, and contribute to the advancement of the design, construction and program management practice as a profession by fostering research and education and through the encouragement of fellow practitioners.

Integrity of the Profession.

Avoid actions which promote my own self-interest at the expense of the profession, and uphold the ethics of the profession with honor and dignity.

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