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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
reprehensible behavior.

Our duties must go beyond the written law or chaos ensues.

Dan Devlin
mailto:ddevlin(--nospam--at)biggscardosa.com

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From: GEOHAK(--nospam--at)aol.com [mailto:GEOHAK(--nospam--at)aol.com]
Sent: Friday, May 21, 1999 12:52 PM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: Re: New Survey - Please participate


In a broad sense, no.  An engineer, like any other human being is under
no 
duty to do anything, unless the law requires him to act.
 However, the question is equally misleading.  There is a difference
between 
an engineer who happens to be on the job site for a project he is doing,
and 
an engineer who is driving down the street and somehow recognizes a code

violation in a building under construction.  The first scenario, and not
the 
later, probably imposes a duty to act on the professional engineer.
geohak(--nospam--at)aol.com