Licensee was charged with violating Section 471.033(1)(g), F.S. and Rule 61G15-19.001(4), F.A.C.; negligence in the practice of engineering. Licensee signed and sealed four sheets of drawings for an addition to an existing facility, the four sheets included three structural engineering sheets and one electrical and plumbing sheet which were materially deficient. The deficiencies include, but are not limited to, the drawing contained no power distribution riser diagram, no main and distribution equipment, no grounding or bonding requirements, equipment schedules were not included and no list of applicable plumbing codes were shown.
Ruling: The case was presented to the full Board based upon a Settlement Stipulation. The Board imposed an Administrative Fine of $2,000, Costs of $4,361.25, Appearance before the Board, a Reprimand, Probation for two (2) years with terms which include project review at six (6) and eighteen (18) months, completion of a Board-approved course in Advanced Engineering Professionalism and Ethics and the Board’s Study Guide. A Final Order was issued on April 13, 2015.
Violation: Section 471.033(1)(g), F.S. and Rule 61G15-19.001(4), F.A.C.