pdf-iconPE No. 11127
Case No. 2014031694

Licensee was charged with violating Section 471.031(1)(g), Florida Statutes; negligence in the practice of engineering.  Licensee sealed and signed electrical, plumbing, and structural engineering documents for construction of a remodeled single family residence.  The documents contained deficiencies.  The deficiencies include, but are not limited to:  the electrical drawings contain an Electrical Riser Diagram but no short circuit values and no voltage drop calculations for the feeders and customer-owned service, no surge protection devices are shown on the drawings, and the drawing contains errors and conflicts, etc.; the mechanical engineering drawings contain fixture equipment to determine total fixture units, but complete equipment schedules are absent, potable water isometric diagrams are not shown on the drawings, and the drawings show sanitary piping layouts but no cold water, hot water nor storm drainage piping layouts, etc.; the structural drawings contain no demolition information as required, the roof information is missing, the drawings are mislabeled, and no calculations were submitted on the drawings as required, etc.

Ruling: The case was presented to the full Board upon a Settlement Stipulation.  The Board imposed Costs of $5,957.95, an Administrative Fine of $1,000, a Reprimand, Appearance, Licensee is RESTRICTED from creating, producing, or certifying any Electrical and/or Mechanical Engineering documents, Probation to include: Project Review at six and eighteen months for Electrical/Mechanical projects once Licensee has taken and passed the NCEES Exam, Structural Project Review at six and eighteen months following entry of the Final Order, Advanced Engineering Professionalism and Ethics and the Board’s Study Guide.  A Final Order was issued on August 24, 2016.

Violation: Section 471.031(1)(g), Florida Statutes