A Member of the Association is required to order his conduct so as to uphold the integrity and dignity of the Association and the engineering profession, discharging his duties faithfully with full regard to the public interest. He shall at all times recognize that his primary obligation is to protect the safety, health, pro¬perty and welfare of the public.
No Member shall approve engineering work, which to the best of his -knowledge and belief is not safe for public health, property and welfare and in conformity with accepted standards.
No Member shall undertake assignments in the areas where he lacks competence and shall not accept assignments outside of his fields of training and experience except in a big project whereby his services are restricted to those phases of the project in which he is qualified and to the extent that he is satisfied that all other phases of such project will be performed
by qualified asso¬ciates, consultants or employees. The member shall then affix his signature on all documents for the project; a member shall not affix signatures on documents not prepared under his direction.
No Member shall falsify or permit misrepresentation of his or his associates’ academic or professional qualifications. He shall not misrepresent or exaggerate his degree of responsibility in or for the subject matter of prior assignments. Brochures or other pre-sentations incident to the solicitation of assignments shall not misrepresent pertinent facts concerning employees, associates, joint ventures or past accomplishments with the intent and purpose of enhancing his qualifications and his work.
No Member shall offer, give, solicit or receive, either directly or indirectly, any political contribution in an amount intended to influence the award of a contract by public authority, or which may be reasonably construed by the public of having the effect or intent to influence the award of the contract. He shall not offer any gift or other valuable consideration nor pay a commission or percentage in order to secure work
No Member shall attempt, directly or indirectly, to supplant another member, nor shall he review or take over work of another member act¬ing as a consulting engineer for the same Client, until he has either obtained a consent of such a member or has been formally notified by the Client that the connection with such a member with the work has been terminated.
A Member of this Association who may be transferred to work in other countries in which the standards of professional conduct are laid down by an Association recognized by FIDIC shall order his conduct -according to such standards.
ARTICLE II. RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CLIENTS AND MEMBERS
A Member shall act as a faithful agent of his Client and shall, from the on-set of negotiations leading to his employment, disclose to the Client known or potential conflicts of interest due to business association or financial advantage which could appear to influence his judgement of the quality of his services.
Except where a member is required to give his technical opinion on behalf of a Client before a tribunal or in a commissioned report or lodge a complaint of the conduct of another member to a competent body which lays down rules of conduct a member shall not injure or attempt to injure, whether directly or indirectly, the professional reputation, prospects or business of other fellow members.
Without the written authority of his Client and all-other parties concerned, no member shall accept remuneration from more than one party for services on the same project or for services pertaining to the same work, unless the circumstances are fully disclosed to and agreed by all.
No Member shall solicit or accept contracts from governmental bodies on which a partner or director of his firm serves as a member of the Board.
In his professional employment, a member acts as an agent of his Client, and shall accept tenders or place orders- only with the specific authority of the Client; he shall certify sums due to others for his Client to make payment but shall not himself make payment on the Client’s behalf unless the Client gives good reason for requesting this.
ARTICLE III. CONDUCT OF FIRMS
No Member shall directly or indirectly solicit employment of his firm improperly nor give any reward for the introduction of employment.
No firm shall advertise themselves too conspicuously in the press, directories, site notice boards or on commemorative tablets at completed works; such notices shall be of normal size letters and not unduly prominent.
When writing technical articles or granting press or radio interviews in connection with engineering projects members of a firm shall not solicit for professional work or publicize themselves; emphasis of the material shall be on the technical aspects of the project only.
No Member shall solicit or accept gratuities, directly or indirectly from contractors, manufacturers or suppliers, his agents or other parties dealing with- his clients or employers in connection with work for which he is responsible.
Clients for whom a firm has previously worked may be advised of the opening of branch offices, changes of address, and changes among Partners, Directors, Consultants or Associates within the firm; such information may appear once only in the press.
The issue of brochures detailing factually the histories, staffing, capabilities and experience of firms is permissible and encouraged.