CODE OF CONDUCT
convex ZT GmbH is a chartered civil engineering consultancy. The Code of Conduct of our Austrian Chamber of Architects and chartered Engineering Consultants, which we are member of, is the basis for the morally, ethically and legally impeccable conduct of all employees of our company.
The values and the code of conduct of chartered civil engineers can be viewed and downloaded on the website of our professional association, the Chamber of Architects and chartered Engineering Consultants.
Since 1860, civil engineers have been working independently, responsibly and with high quality for their clients in around 60 different specialist areas. They provide outstanding services, the comprehensive significance of which usually cannot be assessed by outsiders.
Civil engineers do not sell anything that can be measured by commercial standards. For this reason, cooperation with clients is characterised by a close relationship of trust. Civil engineers are always aware that they can only earn this trust if they act in accordance with their professional ethos. The ethical principles of the profession are laid down in the rules of professional conduct, which have not lost their validity and topicality over the years.
The values lived by civil engineers, such as responsibility, independence and quality, justify the trust placed in them by clients and society.
Aware of the high degree of responsibility, civil engineers take the concerns of their clients seriously in a fiduciary capacity and carry out the tasks assigned to them carefully, conscientiously and loyally. But the profession is not only committed to its clients.
The responsibility assumed extends to all areas of our environment. Care for the welfare of the general public includes areas such as safety, health, quality of life, environment, culture and tradition and is a central aspect of the work of a civil engineer. This also includes the obligation to incorporate practical experience, whether in teaching and research or in legislation and its implementation.
The independence of civil engineers allows them to develop the optimal solution for a task. Incorruptibility, comprehensibility, objectivity, the avoidance of conflicts of interest and the principle of dual control are the cornerstones for demonstrating this independence to the outside world. This independence can only be achieved through appropriate remuneration for the work of civil engineers.
Civil engineers have the highest competence, knowledge and experience in their field. In order to maintain the high level, the qualification is constantly improved and expanded through consistent training and further education.
In order for this quality to benefit the client, it is necessary to regulate access to the profession in accordance with high quality standards. The quality of civil engineering services is based not only on the personal commitment of the individual, but also on the constructive cooperation of colleagues from the same or complementary fields. Mutual esteem and respect are indispensable in dealing with all colleagues and employees, regardless of gender, age or cultural background.
Anyone who takes up the profession of a civil engineer feels called upon to do so. He or she is represented by a strong and self-confident professional body which ensures that common values are upheld internally and assumes responsibility in public. The solemn oath to the Republic at the beginning of their professional career emphasises the great responsibility that civil engineers take upon themselves and the public recognition they enjoy for it.