Respondent was charged with violations Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes – negligence in the practice of engineering. Licensee sealed, signed, and dated engineering design documents for a proposed home office. Licensee acted as the Electrical and Mechanical Engineer of Record for this project. The electrical engineering documents contained material deficiencies. The deficiencies include, but are not limited to: the drawings contain an electrical riser diagram, but no short circuit values and no voltage drop calculations for the feeders and customer-owner service conductors, the drawings contain panel schedules with circuit interrupting devices, but no specification regarding fault current interrupting capability, no surge protective devices are shown, the drawings do not contain the information required for minimum plan review, etc. The mechanical engineering documents contained material deficiencies. The deficiencies include, but are not limited to: the mechanical drawing do not contain outside air make-up conditions, no potable water isometric diagrams are shown, the total water fixture units for the building are not shown on the drawing, isometric sanitary riser diagrams are shown; however, total sanitary waste fixture units for the building are not shown, pipe sizes are missing from the isometric risers, there is no building drain cleanout shown, etc.
Ruling: The case was presented to the full Board upon a Settlement Stipulation. The Board imposed an Administrative Fine of $500, Administrative Costs of $6,202.10, a Reprimand, Appearance before the Board, probation for two years with conditions. The conditions include a Basic Engineering Professionalism and Ethics Course, the Board’s Study Guide, and project review at six and 18 months. Final Order was issued on 8/18/17.
Violation: Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes