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 signed, sealed and dated engineering documents to correct existing building code violations. Licensee signed, sealed, and dated Plumbing and Electrical plans. The drawings contained various deficiencies. The deficiencies include, but are not limited to, the drawing contains no electrical riser diagram, no short circuit values, potable water isometric diagrams are not shown, total flow waste fixture units are not shown, handicapped plumbing fixtures have not been specified, etc.
Ruling: The case was presented to the full Board based upon a Settlement Stipulation. The Board imposed an Administrative Fine of $1,000.00, Costs of $4,477.00, a Reprimand, Appearance Before the Board, Probation which includes 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 and plumbing 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.