Licensee was charged with violating Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes; negligence in the practice of engineering. Mr. Grube signed, dated, and sealed Electrical and Fire Protection for renovation of a former retail store into multiple tenant spaces. The Electrical Engineering design documents contained material deficiencies. Those deficiencies include, but are not limited to, no surge protective devices are shown on the electrical riser diagrams, the drawings contain panel schedules with electrical loads but no summary of load computations for the four separate electrical riser diagrams, etc. The Fire Protection Engineering design documents contained material deficiencies. Those deficiencies include, but are not limited to, the documents do not indicate what edition of the Florida Fire Prevention Code and Florida Building Code shall be followed, there is no riser indicated, the system survivability is not included, there is no strobe intensity or norm output rating indicated, the class of circuits to be used is not identified insofar as the specifications and drawings do not indicate what type of circuitry must be installed, there is no fire alarm site plan, etc.
Ruling: This case was presented to the full Board upon a Settlement Stipulation. The Board imposed an Administrative Fine of $1,000, Administrative Costs of $8,924.10, Appearance before the Board, two years’ probation with terms. The terms include successful completion of the Basic Engineering Professionalism and Ethics course, the Board’s Study Guide and project review at six and 18 months. Final Order was issued on 10/10/19.
Violation: Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes