ASCE has honored Daniel P. Loscalzo, A.M.ASCE, with the 2016 Daniel W. Mead Prize for Younger Members for his paper, “Ethics in Design Standards – A Case Study Approach.”
Loscalzo’s paper was in response to the topic question, “When working in a foreign location, what defines the design standard which the engineer can rely on to have met his or her ethical obligation to provide a safe and sound engineering solution or design?”
Loscalzo’s paper addressed this question by elaborating on the National Society of Professional Engineers Code of Ethics. He proposed that without design standards it would be difficult for engineers to guarantee their ethical obligation to protect the well-being of the public. He argues that by utilizing sound discussion and logical interpretation, engineers are able to address ethical concerns and uphold their professional commitments.
The Daniel W. Mead Prize for Younger Members is awarded to the author or authors of a paper on professional ethics. Each year the specific topics, if any, of the contest for the forthcoming year will be selected by the Committee on Younger Members.