DVGI Event Calendar for 2014 - 2015

Dinner Meeting: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

TOPIC: Groundwater Control for Underground Construction
SPEAKERS: Paul C. Schmall, Ph. D., D.GE, F.ASCE
LOCATION: Valley Forge Casino (formerly Radisson Valley Forge), 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA
TIME: Social Hour - 5:30pm, Dinner - 6:30pm, Presentation - 7:15pm


Dinner Meeting: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Details TBA


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Other Professional Society Events for 2014 - 2015

DVGI Short Course: October 21, 2014

TOPIC: Ethics and Responsible Engineering (3 hours, 3 pdh units)
SPEAKERS: E. James Hamilton, ME PE, ME Bar
LOCATION: Valley Forge Casino (formerly Radisson Valley Forge), 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA
TIME: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Presenter: E. James Hamilton is a ME registered professional engineer (ME. P. E. # 4000) and attorney (ME Bar # 2464) with over 24 years of experience in construction and environmental law as an engineer, project manager and attorney. Mr. Hamilton developed and taught graduate engineering courses on Environmental Law for Engineers / Scientists, Engineering Ethics, and Legal Aspects of Engineering and Construction. In addition, he developed and taught Environmental Ethics and Professional Practice seminar for the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.

Description: This 3-hour short course examines the basic ethical issues likely to be encountered by scientists, engineers, planners, etc. in professional practice. Ethical issues and their impact on responsible engineering are examined in the context of codes of ethics, standards of care and project management concepts to provide a framework to understand business and commercial considerations and pressures on professional engineers.

Program Outline: The program comprises 11 subject areas as will discuss each one individually.

Registration and licensure

Employer and employee responsibilities

Ethical implications of design-build project delivery


Conflicts of interest

Whistle blowing

Standards of care

Innovativeness / State of the art engineering

How to approach and resolve common ethical dilemmas

Where to obtain guidance and resources

Implement ethical obligations in a positive manner to deal with unreasonable client, employer or team requests.