Perhaps the greatest contribution made to the building inspection engineering industry has been the development of the NABIE Standards of Practice. More than 120 years of consulting engineering practice, including the inspection of over 350,000 buildings by the Standards Committee members, stand behind the NABIE Standards of Practice.

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Click on the following link to access our Standards: NABIE Standard of Practice – Adopted 12-12-11 – Effective 3-1-12

Code of Ethics

Engineering is an important and learned profession. As members of this profession, engineers are expected to exhibit the highest standards of honesty and integrity. Engineering has a direct and vital impact on the of life for all people. Accordingly, the services provided by engineers require honesty, impartiality, fairness and equity, and must be dedicated to the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare. Engineers must perform under a standard of professional behavior that requires adherence to the highest principles of ethical conduct.

Engineers, in the fulfillment of their professional duties, shall:

1. Hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public.
2. Perform services only in areas of their competence.
3. Issue public statements only in an objective and truthful manner.
4. Act for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees.
5. Avoid deceptive acts.
6. Conduct themselves honorably, responsibly, ethically, and lawfully so as to enhance the honor, reputation, and usefulness of the profession.

For the complete code of ethics for professional engineers, please refer to the website for the National Society of Professional Engineers.