Licensee was charged with negligence and misconduct in the practice of engineering, a violation of Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes. Licensee signed, sealed and dated engineering documents for settlement stabilization at a residence. The engineering documents were materially deficient. The deficiencies include, but are not limited to: The spacing of anchors along the exterior walls exceeds the capacity of the existing footing to span between the new anchors and support the loads from above; the details indicate a manufacturer but there is no specific product information, product identification number or strength of materials. Licensee signed, sealed and dated an engineering opinion related to the residence. While the opinion indicated the implementation of a remediation program, this had not been performed or anyone acting under his supervision, nor had the site been repaired.
Ruling: A Final Order was issued against Mr. Turzak, adopting the recommendations of the Recommended Order which imposed a Fine of $2,000, Costs of $7,162.32, SUSPENSION for one (1) year from the date of the Final Order, Probation upon reinstatement of Licensee’s license from suspension which includes, Project Review at six (6) and eighteen months, and completion of the Study Guide. A Final Order was issued on June 24, 2014.
Violation: Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes