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Every member is expected in his general conduct to uphold and enhance the honour and dignity of the Engineering procession and the reputation of the Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers and to act always in public interest.

  1. A member shall make available his professional knowledge and experience in accordance  with his code as a consultant or adviser, or salaried employee, or teacher of engineering science, or in design, or manufacturing, construction as a faith agent and trustee of his client, employer, or people connected with the works;

  2. A member shall not practice in a dual capacity as consultant and as contractor for the same project expect with prior written consent of the client;

  3. It shall be considered unprofessional and inconsistent with honourable and dignified conduct and contrary to the public intents for any member of the Institution:

  1.  To exert undue influence on or to offer, solicit or accept compensation for the purpose of affecting negotiations for an engineering engagement;

  2. To use the advantage of a salaried position to compete unfairly with other Engineer

  3. To accept remuneration for services rendered other than from his clients or his employer;

  4. To attempt to supplant another engineer in a particular engagement after definite steps have been taken toward his employment

  5. To review the work of an engineer for the same client except with the knowledge of such Engineer’s engagement on the work which is subject to review has been terminated.

  6. To attempt to injure, falsely or maliciously, the professional reputation, business or employment position of another Engineer.

  1. A member shall not place orders on his own behalf in respect of a project on which he is engaged but shall only do so explicitly on behalf of his clients.

  2. A member shall not be the medium of payments made on his client’s behalf unless especially so requested in writing by his client, but shall only issue certificate of payments.

  3. A member shall not take part in a competition involving the submission of proposals and designs for engineering work unless as assessor who shall be an Engineer of acknowledged standing has been appointed to whom all such proposals and designs are to be submitted for adjudication

  4. A member shall not advertise engineering services in self-laudatory language or in any other manner derogatory to the dignity of the profession

  5. A member shall not invite or submit priced proposals under conditions that constitute price competition for professional services

  6. On engineering work in a foreign country the member may adapt his conduct according to the professional standards and customs of that country, but shall adhere as closely as practicable to the principle of this code.


Code of Conduct for Engineers

    Engr. Andem Bassey, FNICE

  (15th National Chairman, NICE)