Middle Region Chapter Meeting - Ethics: A Practical Guide for the Practicing Engineer

August 14, 2019
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Tennessee Engineering Center
800 Fort Negley Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37203

Middle Tennessee Region of the Tennessee Structural Engineers Association

Meeting and Technical Seminar:

“Ethics: A Practical Guide for the Practicing Engineer”

Barry Arnold PE, SE, SECB

Ethics is an often misunderstood but critical part of successfully practicing structural engineering.  A solid understanding of ethical principles is as vital to a successful career as the technical knowledge an engineer may acquire.  Unfortunately, in recent years an emphasis on technical skills has forced the topic of ethics into a secondary role where it is seldom discussed, emphasized, or enforced. The purpose of this course is to acquaint the participant with the source and evolution of the Code of Ethics, the application of the Code of Ethics, the benefits of being ethical, and provide tools for assessing if and what corrective action is required.  

Learning objectives:

  1. The genesis, evolution, and purpose of the Code of Ethics.
  2. A review of the Canons of the Code of Ethics.
  3. Powerful methods ways to improve your ethical IQ.

Barry graduated from Utah State University with a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering in 1989 and a M.S. degree in 1991 with an emphasis in structural engineering. He served five years on the Board of the Structural Engineers Association of Utah (SEAU) and was president of SEAU in 2004. He served 7 years on the Board of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA) and was president of NCSEA in 2014-15.  Barry was Editorial Chair of STRUCTURE Magazine from 2015-2018. He currently serves the structural engineering profession as a member of NCSEA’s Structural Licensure Committee. Barry was selected as the Engineer of the Year by the Utah Engineers Council (UEC) in 2007. He is a co-owner and vice-president of ARW Engineers and is a licensed professional engineer in 34 states and 4 Canadian Provinces.  He is a licensed Structural Engineer in Utah.


August 14th, 2019: 7:30 to 9:30 am


Tennessee Engineering Center

800 Fort Negley Boulevard

Nashville, TN 37203

(615) 242-2486

 Seminar Schedule:

7:30 – 8:00 am  -            Doors Open – Breakfast Buffet

7:50 – 8:00 am -              Structural Open Forum*

8:00 – 9:30 am  -            Presentation


*We encourage participation from the audience in the form of individual experience and we intend for this to be a positive growth opportunity, so please keep all comments positive in nature. Arrive early and ready to discuss pertinent topics in structural engineering.


There is no admission or breakfast charge for TNSEA members.  There will be a charge of $45 for non-members.  Membership applications for the Structural Engineering Association will be available at the seminar.


PDH certificates will be sent to attendees after the seminar.


$0.00 Member Registration

$45.00 Non-Member Registration