December 9, 2019 CE – Engineering Codes

Continuing Education – Evening Lecture
Engineering Codes: Ethics or Law?

Presenter: Richard Skeirik

Monday December 9, 2019
5.15pm – 5.30pm : Dinner & Brief Networking
5.30pm – 6.30pm : Presentation Part 1
6.30pm – 6.40pm : Break
6.40pm – 7.40pm : Presentation Part 2
7.40pm – 8.00pm : Q&A Session

PDH Credit: 2 credits

3rd Floor Main Conference Room
Two Ash St. Suite 3000
Three Tower Bridge, Jacobs Engineering
Conshohocken, PA 19428

$45 Members
$55 Non-members & Guests
$20 Students
$25 JoinMe option – Please select from drop down menu and Christine M or Ben W ( will be in contact with follow up JoinMe info.

Dinner will be provided with registration for live attendance.

In this active learning two-hour workshop, you’ll stay busy by applying both philosophy of ethics and philosophy of law to evaluate and criticize the DE professional engineers’ “Code of Ethics”. Why in quotes? You’ll analyze the code and decide for yourself whether it actually mandates ethical behavior, lawful behavior, or something else. Using ethical philosophy, you’ll use a true ethical process to make a difficult engineering decision. Then you’ll assess whether the code uses ethical processes. Using philosophy of law, you’ll then assess whether the code is a proper system of laws. Finally you’ll analyze work situations to determine whether an engineer’s work in those situations is governed by the DE code.

Richard Skeirik is neither philosopher nor lawyer, but holds degrees in biochemistry, chemical engineering and psychology. A 22 year veteran of DuPont Engineering, he worked in many aspects of chemical process engineering. Inventor of 17 AI process control patents, he worked for 10 years as litigation consultant and expert witness. He is also an expert in the psychology of personality disorders and author and publisher of 7 books in that field. He passed the PE exam in 2015 and is now a registered PE in Delaware. Richard currently prepares and teaches continuing education workshops for chemical engineers.

Please register no later than December 9 at 5:00 PM. Cancellation requests received by the registration deadline will be fully refunded.

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If you arrive after 5:15 PM and the main entrance doors are locked, please call or text:
Josh Popek (570-814-8833), Matt Braskey (610-310-8721), or Christine McQuade (Email: