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. Licensee acted as Engineer of Record for a Fire Protection System. The drawings contained various deficiencies. The deficiencies include, but are not limited to, Rule 61G15-32, Florida Administrative Code require that a water flow test be included, no water flow test was included, there is nothing in the Water Based Fire Protection System engineering documents which address whether or not the existing structure can support the new sprinkler piping, etc.
Ruling: The case was presented to the full Board based upon a Settlement Stipulation. The Board imposed Costs of $1,694.45, a Letter of Guidance reflecting that Licensee shall, in the future, comply with the provisions of Section 471.023(4), F.S., Appearance Before the Board, a Board-approved course in Engineering Professionalism and Ethics, the Board’s Study Guide and project review at six (6) and eighteen (18) months to include electrical, mechanical, plumbing and structural review. A Final Order was issued on October 14, 2015.
Violation: Section 471.033(1)(g), F.S. and Rule 61G15-19.001(4), F.A.C.