Licensee was charged with violating Section 471.033(1)(a) & (g), Florida Statutes, and Rule 61G15-19.001(4), Florida Administrative Code; negligence in the practice of engineering. In the two counts, Mr. Perez did not exercise due care in preparing engineering documents that he signed and sealed for a home addition in Altamonte Springs. The documents were materially deficient regarding electrical, mechanical (plumbing), and structural design and engineering.
Ruling: The case was presented to the full Board upon a Settlement Stipulation. The Board imposed an administrative fine of $1,000 and costs of $9,550.45; an appearance before the Board; and a two-year probation with terms. The terms include reviews of all structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering projects at six- and 18-month intervals; and successful completion of the Board’s Study Guide and a Board-approved basic course in engineering ethics and professionalism. Final Order was filed June 16, 2022.
Violation: Section 471.033(1)(a) & (g), Florida Statutes, and 61G15-19.001(4), Florida Administrative Code