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Ethics and responsibility within the construction industry
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Real Estate and Construction Management.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Real Estate and Construction Management.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

All people face moral choices, it can be in private life, work, school or daily life. There are often rules

and laws that guide us and declare how we should act in a specific situation. But how should we act in

the "gray zone”, where there are no

clear guidelines and rules, where the boundaries between right and

wrong are not so clear.

Like other industries, the construction industry is subjected to moral problems, and it is not always

obvious what is right and wrong. Ethics and responsibility have become more important in the

construction industry in the last years. Today, people have higher demands on their work situation and

are more likely to pay attention to irregularities. Many construction companies are working with

ethical issues, and develop systems and strategies in order to achieve better ethical actions.

The thesis is about ethics and responsibility in the construction industry. The thesis investigates

problems and practical cases that have connections to ethical and moral issues. That has been done by

choosing five different fields. These fields are “Environmental Threats”, “Gender”, “Security and

accidents”, “Corruption”, and “Procurement and Tende

r”. Each field consists of a background part

where facts and information are presented, after this a case is presented that represents an ethical

problem for each field.

The study also investigates which factors that the construction industry should work with in order to

achieve better ethical actions. This part is mainly based on interviews with researchers and people that

are active in the construction industry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014.
Keyword [en]
Ethics, Moral and Responsibility
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-147372OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-147372DiVA: diva2:729914
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