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.

Autodesk and Esri make good on promise to connect BIM and GIS

You may recall in late 2017 Autodesk and Esri announced a partnership to build a bridge between their respective BIM and GIS technologies. Earlier this Spring we discussed what this means for government infrastructure design/build projects, most notably the ability…

How Wexner Medical Center moved from AutoCAD to 6 million square feet of BIM

Converting six million square feet of space from 2D drawings to intelligent 3D building information models at one of the nation’s largest medical centers is no small undertaking. But that’s exactly what Joe Porostosky, Director of Facilities Information and Technology…

Mobile mapping technology revolutionizes how intel is derived from LiDAR point clouds

As the demand for geospatial data grows, mobile mapping technology has advanced significantly in recent years, allowing AEC professionals to collect extremely accurate, precise data from LiDAR sensors mounted on the back of a vehicle while driving at speeds up…

Moving beyond “good enough” – rethinking how we deliver public sector construction and infrastructure projects

What’s shaping the future of work in the AEC industry? Building information modeling (BIM), of course. In the public sector, pioneers such as the City of New York, the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, New Mexico DoT, and others are…

What’s the Difference Between 3D Laser Scanning and Photogrammetry?

It’s hard to imagine a world without digital. But as you look around you, much of the physical world was designed and constructed using traditional 2D blueprints and is yet to be captured in a digital format. This creates a…

Generative design is out of the lab and being used in the field

One of the largest surveys of the 3D printing industry culminated recently in the 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards in London, England. What makes these awards, now in their second year, so unique is the public system of voting used…

Road Rehabilitation is a Top Priority for DoTs: How to Do It Right

Overlays and road rehabilitation projects represent the majority of spend in most U.S. states today. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, one out of every five miles of highway pavement is in poor…

Denver International Airport Uses BIM to Keep Pace with Aviation Infrastructure Growth

U.S airports serve more than two million passengers every day and congestion is growing. 24 of the top 30 major airports may soon experience, “Thanksgiving-peak traffic volume,” at least one day every week. And, while the aviation industry is marked…

BIM locks up cost savings for the Iowa Department of Corrections

The Iowa Department of Corrections (IDOC) has the large job of providing oversight of the correctional facilities at nine prisons and 25 community sites across the state. Unfortunately for the IDOC, many of these date back to the 19th century, were…

Civil 3D virtual training closes knowledge gaps for town of Blacksburg, VA

For government organizations and municipalities, ensuring everyone is on the same page in terms of core competencies is an essential prerequisite to the success of any digital design or engineering project. With the pressure to do more with less, knowledge…