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 signed, sealed and dated structural engineering documents for an aluminum screen enclosure. The drawings contained deficiencies. The deficiencies include, but are not limited to, Licensee failed to clearly indicate the location, nature, and extent of the proposed work, did not provide adequate details for the corner post attachments, did not provide adequate details for the gusset plate attachments, etc.
Ruling: The case was presented to the full Board based upon a Settlement Stipulation. The Board imposed an Administrative Fine of $2,000.00, Costs of $3,443.25, a Reprimand, Appearance Before the Board, successful completion of the ASCE’s “Quality Management in the Design Organization” and “Quality: What is it and How Do We Achieve It” webinars, a Board-approved course in Engineering Professionalism and Ethics, and the Board’s Study Guide. A Final Order was issued on October 14, 2015.
Violation: Section 471.033(1)(g), F.S. and Rule 61G15-19.001(4), F.A.C.