Risk, Tradeoffs, and Informed Consent:The Hundred-Year Flood

TitleRisk, Tradeoffs, and Informed Consent:The Hundred-Year Flood
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsWujek, JH
Corporate AuthorsOnline Ethics Center,
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
Publication Languageen-US
Keywordsand , Assessment , Cases , Civil , Data , Discipline: , ENGINEERING , ENVIRONMENTAL , ethical , foresight , General , interpretation , issues , Mathematics , of , Open-Ended , perception , presentation , product , professional , PUBLIC , results , RISK , risks , safety , Scenarios , Set , Type: , worker
AbstractAn oil refining company considers building a refinery on a flood plain. Periodic huge floods raise issues regarding whether worker housing should be built there and, if so, what types of housing would be most appropriate, according to numerical calculations of the frequency of severe flooding and of damages. Suitable for courses in construction, project management, engineering economics, and general engineering introductory, levels 1-4.