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 use due care in performing in an engineering capacity, or failing to have due regard for acceptable standards of engineering principles.
Mr. Curtis signed, dated, and sealed deficient engineering documents for a fire alarm system for a building in Winter Park, Fla.
Ruling: The case was presented to the full Board upon an amended Settlement Stipulation. The Board imposed an administrative fine of $1,000 and costs of $7,349.05, a two-year probation, a review of fire system engineering projects at six- and 18-month intervals, and successful completion of the Board’s Study Guide and a Board-approved course in engineering ethics and professionalism. Final Order was issued March 3, 2021.
Violation: Section 471.033(1)(a), Florida Statutes, and Rule 61G15-19.001(6)(s), Florida Administrative Code