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. Licensee prepared, signed, sealed and dated final engineering documents for a three-story dwelling in Apollo Beach, Fla., which contained material deficiencies. The deficiencies included electrical engineering documents, mechanical (HVAC) engineering documents, mechanical (plumbing) engineering documents and structural engineering documents.
Ruling: The case was presented to the full Board upon a Settlement Stipulation. The Board imposed a Reprimand; an appearance before the Board when the Stipulation was presented; an administrative fine of $2,000 and costs of $13,939.30; two-years Probation, which includes successful completion of the Board’s Study Guide and a Board-approved intermediate engineering ethics and professionalism course; Project Reviews at six- and 18-month intervals; restriction from creating, producing, or certifying any structural engineering documents until Licensee passes the NCEES 16-hour Structural Engineering PE exam; and structural engineering Project Reviews at six- and 18-month intervals once Licensee has passed the Structural Engineering exam. Final Order was issued March 3, 2021.
Violation: Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes, and Rule 61G15-19.001(4), Florida Administrative Code