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.

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…

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.…