[Essay] Information, people and changing a few priorities (C3 no.406)

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Philip D. Plowright

C3 no.406 / pp.10-13 (4 pages)

 

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Information, people and changing a few priorities _ Philip D. Plowright

What if we knew something important and then choose to ignore it? Would this be an ethical issue, or an issue of competence, or an issue of hubris? If I was talking about a physical aspect of building design – ignoring climate issues, flood zone identification, or solar orientation, for example, or specifying inadequate materials which later caused loss of property or incurred unexpected building maintenance costs – it most certainly would be ethical and probably also legal. […]