Licensee was charged with violating Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes – negligence in the practice of engineering. Licensee created, signed, sealed and dated plans and specifications for a window replacement project and additionally, provided supervision and inspection services during the installation and also provided the inspection services on behalf of the Building Department. Licensee signed, sealed, and dated an inspection letter which indicated that the project was completed in substantial conformance to the plans and specifications. Upon inspection, it was determined that there were significant deficiencies in the completed work. The deficiencies include, but are not limited to: anchors were not fully engaged and seated in the frames, non-stainless steel anchors were installed contrary to design specifications, excessive number of shims were installed, and the wood bucks were improperly installed, etc.
Ruling: The case was presented to the full Board upon a Settlement Stipulation. The Board imposed an Administrative Fine of $1,000.00, Costs of $1,227.75, a Reprimand, and Probation for two (2) years, with terms. The terms include a Board-approved course in Basic Engineering Professionalism and Ethics, the Board’s Study Guide and Appearance. Final Order was issued on 2/9/17.
Violation: Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes