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.
Mr. Zuendt signed, dated, and sealed deficient engineering documents for electrical, mechanical (HVAC), and mechanical (plumbing) designs for 1,024-square-foot dwelling in New Port Richey, Fla.
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 $2,500, an appearance before the Board, successful completion of the Board’s Study Guide and a Board-approved intermediate course in engineering ethics and professionalism, a permanent restriction from the practice of electrical (power) and mechanical (HVAC) engineering. Final Order was issued Aug. 20, 2021.
Violation: Section 471.033(1)(g), Florida Statutes, and Rule 61G15-19.001(4), Florida Administrative Code