1983 - Competitive
Bidding and a New Tariff of Fees
amount of time in 1983 dealt with the aftermath of the new Land Surveyors Act.
This year also saw the first public member on Council and on the newly
established Practice Review Board. Council directed the PRB to concentrate on
the assessment of existing, and the development of new, educational standards
and experience necessary to maintain pace with rapid technological changes.
By-laws were rewritten to recognize the establishment of surveyors’
corporations. The Association also had to deal with new discipline procedures.
Perhaps the most contentious matter was the new designation of retired member.
Several younger inactive Alberta Land Surveyors wanted to remain in the
Association but did not want to be known as a "retired member."
then commenced a review of the Surveys Act in 1983.
The economic slow-down which continued in 1983 meant not only a decrease in the
attendance at the annual general meeting but also competitive bidding on survey
projects and reducing fees to obtain work. A motion to adopt a minimum tariff of
fees, (defeated in the previous year) was passed in 1983.
- The greatest sources of complaints amongst the ALSA
membership was regarding member advertising practices and sending circular
letters to prospective clients in some cases offering services at unreasonably
- Back - 1982 -
The First Survey Corporations
- Forward - 1984 -
It's All Under Review