1987 - RPRs and a
One of the most contentious issues at
the Annual General Meeting in 1987 was the introduction of the Real Property
Report to replace the Building Locations Certificate. After a lively debate, the
membership approved the guidelines for the Real Property Report and it came into
effect on September 1, 1987.
The membership approved a continuing education guideline. The guideline was
different from the recommendation presented a year earlier in that it was not
mandatory and there were no continuing education points.
In 1987, the Director of Surveys announced a significant change in the procedure
involving the registration of plans. Alberta Land Titles would no longer be
checking plans prior to registration and the responsibility for that would be
turned over to the profession. A number of meetings amongst the Alberta Bureau
of Surveying and Mapping, Land Titles, the ALSA Systems and Procedures Group and
Council were held to discuss ways to ensure a high professional standard. These discussions
eventually led to the establishment of a Professional Audit Branch within the
Association. The PAB was the forerunner to the Systematic Practice Review
Program. Council also submitted a brief to the Alberta Attorney General
outlining the need for a land surveyor in the Land Titles Office.
- Council held its first strategic planning session in a number of years and
continued to hold similar sessions each year for a number of years thereafter. They served Council well with
all of the changes taking place within the profession and eventually led to
successive Councils focusing on the big broad objectives of the Association and
not duplicating committee work.
Back - 1986 -
Maintain the Survey Fabric
- Forward - 1988 -