Licensee was charged with two counts of negligence in the practice of engineering, a violation of Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes, and Rules 61G15-34.007(2)(1) and 61G15-34.007(2)(m), Florida Administrative Code. Licensee signed and sealed engineering documents for interior renovations at a private residence. Licensee acted as the Electrical and Mechanical Engineer of Record for this project. Pursuant to Rule 61G15-30.002(1), FAC, all engineering documents prepared, signed, sealed, and dated by a licensee must contained the information required in Rule 61G15-30.003(1), FAC. The electrical documents were deficient in that they did not contain the information required by the Rules referenced above, and in fact, contained no electrical drawings in the permit documents. Rule 61G15-34.007(2), FAC, requires equipment schedules for all plumbing fixtures, water heaters, etc., appropriate floor plans, site plans, and building and plumbing system elevations, etc. There were no equipment schedules included on the drawings, no plumbing floor plans with piping elevations, etc.
Ruling: This case was presented to the full Board for an Informal Hearing. The Board imposed an Administrative Fine of $2,000, Costs of $3,920, Probation for two years with terms; terms include project review at six and eighteen months, completion of a Board-approved Course in Engineering Professionalism and Ethics and the Board’s Study Guide. A Final Order was issued on November 4, 2014.
Violation: Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes, and Rules 61G15-34.007(2)(1) and 61G15-34.007(2)(m), Florida Administrative Code