PE No. 61657 – REPRIMAND

Case No. 2018024868

Licensee was charged with violating Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes, and Rule 61G15-19.001(4), Florida Administrative Code; negligence in the practice of engineering. Mr. Destefano signed, dated, and sealed structural engineering documents for a three-story residence in Longboat Key, Fla., that contained multiple deficiencies.

Ruling: The case was presented to the full Board upon a Settlement Stipulation. The Board imposed a Reprimand on his PE license; an administrative fine of $1,000 and costs of $8,920.78; an appearance before the Board; and a two-year probation with terms. The terms include reviews of all structural projects and reports at six- and 18-month intervals; and successful completion of the Board’s Study Guide and a Board-approved intermediate course in engineering ethics and professionalism. Final Order was filed Oct. 22, 2021.

Violation: Section 471.033(1)(a), Florida Statutes, and Rule 61G15-19.001(6)(s), Florida Administrative Code