Code of Ethics of the Professional Construction Estimators Association of America, Inc.
This Association expects that the following rules shall guide the acts of each of its members.
- Be guided in all relations by high standards of integrity and fair dealing
- Uphold before the public at all times the dignity of the profession generally and the reputation of the Association
- Avoid and discourage exaggeration and unwarranted statements
- Refuse to undertake work believed to be unprofitable to the principle without first advising of the improbability of successful results
- Uphold the principal that unreasonably low prices frequently result in inferior and unreliable work
- Refuse the loan of their name to any questionable enterprise
- Be conservative in estimates, reports, testimony, etc. in connection with the promotion of any business enterprise
- Not engage in any project which is contrary to law or public welfare
- Not falsely or maliciously injure directly or indirectly the reputation, prospects, or general welfare of another
- Not attempt to conceal oversights or errors to lessen responsibility of mistakes
- Present contracts that are sound and fair to all parties; contractor, principal and owners
- Treat with the strictest confidence the prices, sub-bids and other information furnished by sub-contractors and suppliers
- Not divulge any business secrets or confidential knowledge of principal's business affairs
- Under no circumstances be guilty of undignified or questionable professional conduct or behavior that could unfavorably reflect upon the Professional Construction Estimators Association and/or the Association's individual members