Licensee was charged with violating Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes; negligence in the practice of engineering. Licensee signed, sealed, and dated several fire sprinkler design documents which included the installation of new underground private fire service mains. The design documents contained material deficiencies. The deficiencies include, but are not limited to: the water supply included does not meet the requirements of NFPA 13, the hydraulic calculations are not properly prepared, the requirements for testing and inspection of the fire sprinkler systems are not included, the point of services is not indicated on the drawings, etc.
Ruling: The case was presented to the full Board upon a Settlement Stipulation. The Board imposed a Reprimand, costs of $2,763.25, an administrative fine of $1,000.00, appearance before the Board, and probation with terms. The terms include completion of a Board-approved course in basic engineering professionalism and ethics, project review at six and 18 months, and completion of the Board’s Study Guide. Final Order was issued on April 19, 2018.
Violation: Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes