It was stated "An engineer, like any other human being is under no
duty to do anything, unless the law requires him to act."
This sounds like Al Gore's "no controlling legal authority" to excuse
Our duties must go beyond the written law or chaos ensues.
From: GEOHAK(--nospam--at)aol.com [mailto:GEOHAK(--nospam--at)aol.com]
Sent: Friday, May 21, 1999 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: New Survey - Please participate
In a broad sense, no. An engineer, like any other human being is under
duty to do anything, unless the law requires him to act.
However, the question is equally misleading. There is a difference
an engineer who happens to be on the job site for a project he is doing,
an engineer who is driving down the street and somehow recognizes a code
violation in a building under construction. The first scenario, and not
later, probably imposes a duty to act on the professional engineer.