Licensee was charged with violating Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes – negligence in the practice of engineering. Licensee created, signed, sealed and dated design documents for an interior build-out and for a residential addition. Licensee acted as Electrical and Mechanical Engineer of Record for the projects. The documents contained electrical, mechanical and plumbing deficiencies. The electrical deficiencies include, but are not limited to: the drawings contain no electrical riser diagram and no short circuit values, no surge protective devices are shown on the drawings, the service is identified as 150 amps in the load calculation chart and a 100 amp panel in the electrical panel schedule, etc. The mechanical deficiencies include, but are not limited to: the HVAC drawing contains no make-up air calculation and no combustion air calculations, no outside air intake ductwork is shown on the drawings, etc. The plumbing deficiencies include, but are not limited to: the drawings contain no plumbing equipment schedules, no potable water isometric diagrams are shown, the drawings contain no sanitary piping layouts, no cold water, and no hot water, etc.
Ruling: The case was presented to the full Board upon a Motion for determination that Respondent forfeited his right to an administrative hearing. The Board imposed a Suspension of Licensee’s Professional Engineer license until such time that Licensee personally appears before the Board. The Board reserves the right to impose additional discipline. Final Order was issued on 5/22/17.
Violation: Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes