CA, August 1998: F I T, Inc. has contributed a special
version of CADVANCE and AE Tools 98 to the Legacy 1999 Project. Legacy is a charity
and volunteer project sponsored by the Dallas AIA and its charitable branch, the Dallas
Architectural Foundation. Projects are determined by architects for architects and
architectural related services and businesses.
The Legacy Project for
1999 will be a design and feasibility project for a new concept in health care. Dr.
Anderson of Parkland Hospital and its charitable branch, the Parkland Foundation, has
proposed the idea. His concept is to design a facility run as a charitable institution
that will function as an educational center for people with long term chronic diseases and
their families. The center will provide a place for families to learn how to live with
terminal or chronic diseases. Dr. Andersons idea was born out of the need to provide
patients and patients families a place for consultation outside of the crowded use
of county emergency room facilities. There is an enormous need to separate consultation
and education from the emergency medical care that is usually associated with emergency
room procedures. Currently, Parkland Hospital provides medical care for all that enter the
emergency room, whether it is a trauma emergency or a question about a medical condition.
According to Dr. Anderson, the amount of non-emergency care and consultation being given
has reached such a high level that it is stressing the hospital resources for care.
The building that
will house the facility is the original Parkland Hospital, which was constructed in 1917.
To view drawings of the building dating back to 1912 and to get more information, please
visit their web site at email@example.com/legacy
Also, donated or
purchased hardware will be located at the AIA office. When not in use during the Legacy
Project, and after the Project is completed, they will be used for educational programs
sponsored by the AIA for High School Kids and will also be used by architect
For more information
or for a list of current supporters, donators, participating architectural companies, and
requirements needed to complete this project, please e-mail Frank Pollacia, AIA, Computer
Technology Chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Walter Kilroy, AIA, Legacy 99 Committee Chairman @ email@example.com
In addition to
making contributions to charitable organizations, F I T has also contributed CADVANCE
to educational institutions around the world. Such institutions include schools in Sutton,
UK; Brugge, Belgium; and VBU (Belgium University) Engineering Department. AE Tools 98 was
donated to a technical college in the U.S. for use with CADVANCE in their CAD
classes. F I T currently delivers Version 6.5 free to educational institutions and college
students. Furthermore, scholarships have been awarded this year to three outstanding
students from a high school in the U.S. that uses CADVANCE in its CAD classes.