Licensee was charged with violating Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes; negligence in the practice of engineering. Licensee signed, sealed, and dated Structural, Mechanical, and Electrical Engineering design documents for an exterior addition and exterior restroom conversion. The Electrical Engineering design documents contained material deficiencies. The deficiencies include, but are not limited to: the drawings do not state specific codes, rules, or ordinances with which the electrical systems must comply, no short circuit values, no voltage drop calculations for the feeders, no surge protective devices are shown, incomplete circuitry of electrical outlets, etc. The Mechanical (Plumbing) Engineering design documents contained material deficiencies. The deficiencies include, but are not limited to: the documents contain no fixture requirements, no back flow prevention devices, no water supply line locations, no grease trap specifications or location, no fixture schedule, no equipment descriptions, no storm riser diagrams, no sanitary piping layouts, no handicap accessible plumbing units are specified, etc. The Structural Engineering design documents contained material deficiencies. The deficiencies include, but are not limited to: no roof live or dead loads shown, no structural notes indicating applicable code strength of materials for masonry, grout, reinforcing steel and wood, the wind load diagram incorrectly indicates the wind zones, etc.
Ruling: The case was presented to the full Board upon a Recommended Order. The Board imposed costs of $16,000.00, appearance before the Board, probation with terms to include completion of a Board Approved Course in Professionalism and Ethics, and project review at six and 18 months. Final Order was issued on April 19, 2018. A Notice of Appeal of this Final Order by Licensee has been filed in the Second District Court of Appeal.
Violation: Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes