What better time to talk about integrity than in a presidential election year. Certainly the perception of integrity within the building industry is much, much more low-key than the integrity of politicians, but it is the political environment that sets the bar for bad behavior. Unfortunately, people (especially younger people) see what politicians get away with and that can only encourage these men and women to act the same. It appears that there are no rules today for integrity (a.k.a. honesty and thoughtfulness).
Here are my rules for those seeking guidelines for honesty and thoughtfulness in the building design, build, operation, and maintenance community. These are guidelines I have tried to live by and ones I think are important if one is to be characterized as a person with integrity.