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Each day many of us are faced with ethical dilemmas in our commissioning practice. A cyclical refresher on engineering ethics is becoming more common in various jurisdictions. As Cx providers we have a duty to uphold the generally accepted fundamental canons of ethics in the engineering practice, including these:

    • Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public; Perform services only in areas of competence; Issue public statements only in an objective and truthful manner.
    • Act for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees.
    • Avoid deceptive acts.
    • Conduct ourselves honorably, responsibly, ethically, and lawfully so as to enhance the honor, reputation, and usefulness of the profession.
This webinar reviews these canons and how they are intertwined with day to day commissioning activities, and how to handle them via the ethical decision-making process. The second half of the presentation focuses on real life experiences of the presenter and allows for audience interaction to discuss ethical dilemmas facing our industry.
“I enjoyed your lecture on ethics this morning – as much as one can enjoy a lecture on ethics.”
– Gerald Kettler


  • Dan Forino, PE, CCP, LEED AP, WELL AP

    Dan joined the BCxA International Board of Directors in 2016 and has served as Treasurer (2017-18), President Elect (2019), President (2020) and now Immediate Past President (2021). He recently served as the Director of Engineering for Horizon Engineering Associates, with oversight of their NYC Headquarters and served as the Commissioning Program Manager for LaGuardia Airport Terminal B. Dan currently oversees the Integrated Facility Management division at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, one of 10 national laboratories overseen and primarily funded by U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Dan continually supports the BCxA as the Chairperson for the Owners Committee, host of Some Good Commissioning, co-host of the BCxA Untitled Podcast and vlog alongside IBOD member Ryan Lean, and various media and presentations during his IBOD tenure. Dan is a graduate of the State University of New York (SUNY) - Binghamton University where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, and SUNY Stony Brook University, where he attained his Master of Business Administration.

March 11, 2019
Mon 10:00 AM PDT

Duration 1H 0M

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