MONTREAL, Oct. 25, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - More than 150 engineers working
for consulting engineering firms, municipalities or other employers
participated today in Montreal and last Monday in Québec City in the
first of four events dealing with the ethical and professional conduct
issues that engineers regularly encounter. Offered by the Ordre des
ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ), this new series of breakfast workshops
entitled Les matingénieurs will continue until February.
The topic discussed at this week's event, professional independence,
will help the engineers who attended to better recognize conflict of
interest situations. With the information presented by the expert
panelists assembled by the OIQ, participants are now better equipped to
recognize and deal with situations in which their professional
independence may be at risk.
"The OIQ is committed to devoting the necessary resources to ensure that
all engineers engage in exemplary professional practices. Les matingénieurs are just one of the many informational, training and prevention
initiatives developed by the OIQ to better protect the public and
support its members. We encourage engineers and their employers to take
an active part in the next three events," said OIQ president, Daniel
Lebel, Eng., FIC, PMP.
Next event: how to properly manage contracts and extras
The series will continue with a breakfast workshop on contracts offered
on November 18 (Montréal) and 29 (Québec City). This event will focus
on showing engineers how to avoid ethical traps in contract awards and
Two other events are planned in 2014, one on business practices to be
held on January 28 (Montréal) and 29 (Québec City), and another on the
supervision of works on February 25 (Québec City) and 27 (Montréal).
At each workshop, experts present concrete examples reflecting actual
experiences in the field. To make the activity more interactive,
participants use voting terminals to answer questions and generate
About the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
Founded in 1920, the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec has a membership of
60,000 engineering professionals in all fields, except forest
engineering. The mission of the OIQ is to ensure the protection of the
public by supervising the practice of the profession within the
framework of its constituent laws and ensure that the profession serves
the public interest. For more information, go to http://www.oiq.qc.ca.
SOURCE: Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
For further information:
Communications and Public Affairs Department
Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
514 845-6141 ou 1 800 461-6141, extension 3253