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 engineering drawings for a fire protection system which contained deficiencies. The deficiencies include, but are not limited to, an erroneous point of service was specified, an out-of-date edition of NFPA 13 (2001) was specified, an incorrect hazard classification for the structure was specified, an inaccurate referenced to an approved backflow preventer was specified.
Ruling: The case was presented to the full Board based upon a Settlement Stipulation. The Board imposed an Administrative Fine of $1,000, Costs of $3,237.60, Appearance before the Board, a Reprimand, Probation for two (2) years with terms which include project review at six (6) and eighteen (18) months, a Board-approved course in 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.