Licensee was charged with violating Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes; negligence in the practice of engineering and Section 471.033(1)(a), by violating Rule 61G15-30.003(3)(5), Florida Administrative Code; failing to place any limitations on scope of work provided and incorrectly identifying the building classification. Licensee signed, dated, and sealed engineering design documents for the conversation of an existing structure. The occupancy classification was incorrectly identified. As a result, automatic sprinkler systems should have been provided instead of utilizing the existing fire sprinkler system. Licensee failed to place any limitations or restrictions on the use of or on his scope of responsibility for any of the engineering documents that Respondent issued.
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 $3,109.50, a Reprimand, Appearance before the Board, successful completion of the Basic Engineering Professionalism and Ethics course, the Board’s Study Guide and two years’ probation with terms. The terms include project review at 12 and 24 months. Final Order was issued on Aug. 15, 2019.
Violation: Sections 471.033(1)(g)and 471.033(1)(a), Florida Statutes, and Rule 61G15-30.003(3)(5), Florida Administrative Code