Licensee was charged with violating Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes; negligence in the practice of engineering as a Special Inspector. Licensee was tasked with performing the duties of a Special Inspector for a threshold building project in the City of Port St. Lucie. In performing those duties, Licensee was to assure that all field inspections were performed in accordance with the Threshold Inspection Plan. The plan required that that Licensee or Licensee’s authorized representative be present at all concrete pours. Licenses signed, sealed and dated a Floor Flatness/Levelness Testing Report and another report for another level, even though, neither Licensee nor Licensee’s authorized representative were present for these pours.
Ruling: The case was presented to the full Board upon a Settlement Stipulation. The Board imposed an Administrative Fine of $1,000, Costs of $2,113.40, an Appearance before the Board, and Probation for 2 years with conditions. The conditions include successful completion of a Board-Approved Basic Engineering Professionalism and Ethics Course and the Board’s Study Guide. Final Order was issued on 12/11/18.
Violations: Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes