PE No. 19665

Case Nos. 2018046673 and 2018007945

Licensee was charged with violating Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes, and Rule 61G15-19.001(4), Florida Administrative Code; negligence in the practice of engineering, failure by a Professional Engineer to utilize due care in performing in an engineering capacity or failing to have due regard for acceptable standards of engineering principles.

In Case No. 2018046673, Mr. Cunningham signed, dated, and sealed incorrect electrical, mechanical (HVAC and plumbing), and structural engineering design documents for a church project in Okeechobee, and incorrect electrical, mechanical (HVAC and plumbing), and life safety engineering design documents for an auction house and restaurant project in Okeechobee.

In Case No. 2018007945, Mr. Cunningham signed, dated, and sealed incorrect structural design documents for a dental office project and a restaurant project in Okeechobee.

Ruling: The case was presented to the full Board upon a Settlement Stipulation. The Board imposed an administrative fine of $3,000, costs of $4,767.93 to be paid within one year; a Reprimand; an appearance before the Board; two-years Probation, which includes successful completion of the Board’s Study Guide and a Board-approved engineering ethics and professionalism course; and Project Review at six- and 18-month intervals. Final Order was issued Jan. 15, 2021.

Violation: Section 471.033(1)(g), F.S., and Rule 61G15-19.001(4), F.A.C.