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, failure by a Professional Engineer to use due care in performing in an engineering capacity, or failing to have due regard for acceptable standards of engineering principles; and Section 471.033(1)(a), F.S., Section, 471.025(1), F.S., and Rule 61G15-23.001, F.A.C., not dating signed and sealed engineering documents files for public record.
Mr. Wilkinson signed and sealed deficient engineering documents for structural designs for concrete masonry unit screen walls and an aluminum fence in Winter Haven, Fla. In addition, the engineering documents were not dated.
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 $5,025.76, an appearance before the Board, structural engineer project reviews at six- and 18-month intervals, and successful completion of the Board’s Study Guide and a Board-approved online course in engineering ethics and professionalism. Final Order was issued Aug. 20, 2021.
Violation: Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes, and Rule 61G15-19.001(4), Florida Administrative Code; and Section 471.033(1)(a), F.S., Section, 471.025(1), F.S., and Rule 61G15-23.001, F.A.C.