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.

As transportation planning booms, agencies turn to BIM

Transportation planning continues to be a critical priority for state and local governments. Issues such as sustainability and the environment, accessibility for all riders, and transit efficiency are driving numerous initiatives across the country, reports Deltek. For example, in June…

Autodesk Sustainability Report – “We Can’t Wait Another Decade”

Earlier this month, Autodesk released its 10th annual Sustainability Report which tracks the company’s record as a sustainability leader and the progress of its customers in redefining their organizations to align with the urgency of sustainable development and climate change.…

Autodesk University 2019 Passes – Now Available on GSA Schedule

Autodesk University 2019, hosted in Las Vegas, is the premier conference for those who design and make the world around us. Whether you design, engineer and manage roads and bridges, stormwater systems, government facilities and military installations, or intergalactic space…

Five technologies improving construction site safety

The construction industry is one of the deadliest businesses in the world. According to OSHA, one in five of all worker fatalities in 2017 occurred in the construction industry. Falls are the biggest cause of death (39%) but other factors…

What’s New in Civil 3D 2020 for Govies

Continuing our series of what’s new in the 2020 Autodesk software releases (check out my earlier round-up of What’s New in AutoCAD 2020 and What’s New in Revit 2020 ), I’m taking a look at what’s new in Civil 3D. The…

What’s New in Revit 2020 for Govies

Autodesk’s rollout of its 2020 software releases continues! Last month I introduced What’s New in AutoCAD 2020 for Govies, and we continue with a breakdown of what’s new in Autodesk Revit 2020. Revit plays a critical role in enabling the…

What’s new in AutoCAD 2020 for govies?

It’s that time of year again! Spring is here and Autodesk has commenced its steady roll-out of 2020 software releases. First off is AutoCAD 2020. Released in late March 2019, AutoCAD 2020 includes interesting and exciting new features. With a…

A cure for America’s aging infrastructure problem

It’s no secret that U.S. infrastructure is aging. Consistently low scores on the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Infrastructure Report Card (a D+ in 2017 – the same grade the U.S. received in 2013) show a nation struggling to…

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…