Caron Beesley
Caron Beesley
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Caron is a writer and marketing communications consultant with a particular focus on the government sector. She has explored digital design and shared insights on the topic for over 15 years. Caron also writes about the power of digital transformation and the impact of cybersecurity, cloud computing, big data, and more.

BIM and GIS integration: 5 compelling public sector use cases

In late 2017, Autodesk and Esri announced a partnership to build a bridge between their respective BIM and GIS technologies. Here on GovDesignHub we also discussed what this means for government infrastructure design/build projects, most notably the ability to synthesize information from both BIM…

The connected jobsite: delivering the right information at the right time

From schools to hospitals, intersections to bridges, public sector construction projects can’t afford to be delivered late, over-budget, or entail costly rework. Yet, too often, they do – and the reason is usually down to a lack of communication between…

Construction IQ – minimizing construction site risk with AI and Big Data

We’re generating incredible amounts of data each day, but putting that data to good use is a perennial challenge, especially in the construction and engineering world where 95% of all data captured  isn’t acted upon. But how exactly can that…

How to get started with generative design for AEC

Generative design is something we often associate with manufacturing or product development, but an interesting session from Autodesk University 2018, presented by Kean Walmsley, a Platform Architect & Evangelist with Autodesk Research, shows how AEC projects are also pushing the…

Autodesk acquires BuildingConnected to further digitize construction workflows

Autodesk made further strides into its quest to empower the technological transformation of the construction industry with its recent acquisition of BuildingConnected – a leader in preconstruction tools that help building owners and contractors streamline their operations and communicate better.…

How AI and machine learning can help update America’s crumbling infrastructure

The state of our nation’s infrastructure is grim. The most recent report card from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) gave U.S. infrastructure an overall score of “D” for “poor” or “at risk”. The hurdles to improving that score,…

NASA Interplanetary Lander – the most complicated structure ever created using generative design

One of the most exciting and innovative reveals at Autodesk’s annual user conference – Autodesk University – in November 2018, was the NASA concept interplanetary lander: “perhaps the most complicated structure ever created using generative design.” Developed by NASA’s Jet…

10 “can’t miss” infrastructure sessions from Autodesk University 2018 – now on-demand

If you couldn’t attend Autodesk University (AU) 2018, not to worry, hundreds of the sessions are now available to view on-demand, for free. For govies on tight budgets, this is great news. Even better, many of them sessions, particularly those…

BIM dominates the top five GovDesignHub stories of 2018

When we launched GovDesignHub in the spring of 2018, we had one goal in mind – to address the lack of resources, discussion, and analysis available online for those who practice in government digital design ecosystem. Today, we’re proud to…

Connecting the office, trailer and field: Autodesk acquires PlanGrid

One of the construction industry’s biggest challenges is data flow. Getting the most current and accurate information to those who need it – such as project plans, punch lists, project tasks, progress photos, field reports, submittals, and more – when…