Licensee was charged with violating Section 471.033(1)(a) & (g), Florida Statutes, and Rule 61G15-19.001(4)(a) & (b), Florida Administrative Code; negligence in the practice of engineering. In the two counts, Mr. Uzman did not exercise due care in preparing engineering documents that he signed, dated, and sealed for two timber pedestrian bridges over a water channel in Boca Raton and were not issued in compliance with acceptable engineering practices.
Ruling: The case was presented to the full Board upon a Settlement Stipulation. The Board imposed an administrative fine of $2,000 ($1,000 per count) and costs of $2,634; a Reprimand; an appearance before the Board; and a two-year probation with terms. The terms include reviews of all structural projects and reports at six- and 18-month intervals; and successful completion of the Board’s Study Guide and a Board-approved basic course in engineering ethics and professionalism. Final Order was filed April 21, 2022.
Violation: Section 471.033(1)(a) & (g), Florida Statutes, and 61G15-19.001(4)(a) & (b), Florida Administrative Code