Licensee was charged with violating Section 471.031(1)(g), Florida Statutes; negligence in the practice of engineering. Licensee signed, dated, and sealed a set of engineering design documents that included Structural, Electrical and Mechanical (Plumbing). The documents contained material deficiencies. The Electrical deficiencies include, but are not limited to, no surge protective devices are shown on the drawings, no outdoor receptacle outlets are shown, there are no lighting fixture performance specifications, etc. The Mechanical (Plumbing) deficiencies include, but are not limited to, the drawings contain no plumbing equipment schedules, the total water fixture units are omitted, no storm riser diagram, no piping layouts, etc. The Structural deficiencies include, but are not limited to, there are no live loads or dead loads indicated on the plans, there is no strength of materials’ listed for the wood, reinforcing steel, concrete or grout, etc.
Ruling: The case was presented to the full Board upon a Settlement Stipulation. The Board imposed an Administrative Fine of $1,000, Administrative Costs of $11,611.30, Appearance before the Board, Probation with terms that include completion of a Board-approved Basic Engineering Professionalism and Ethics Course, project review at six and 18 months, and the Board’s Study Guide. Final Order was issued on 8/16/18.
Violation: Section 471.031(1)(g), Florida Statutes