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.

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…

Co-Author Revit models in real-time, in the cloud, via a single app

One of the interesting developments at this Autodesk University 2018 is that the center of Autodesk’s AEC universe is no longer occupied by it’s flagship Revit product, but by BIM 360 – a cloud-based common data platform for connecting project…

Unity + Autodesk: Enabling the flow of BIM data

For the public sector, communicating the value of AEC projects, driving consensus, and achieving stakeholder buy-in – whether from the public, legislators, or other authorities – is essential. And, in the past this has frequently taken the form of sharing…

Four things we learned at Autodesk University 2018

This year’s Autodesk University (AU) drew 11,000 people, featured 650+ classes, networking, parties, and more. This year’s focus was on how new technologies are creating new opportunities to do better, design better, make better, and build a better future. With…

BIM dominates as winners announced at AEC Excellence Awards 2018

What do a Facebook data center, a railway, an expressway, an office building extension, and a cancer center have in common? These and other global projects are recipients of this year’s AEC Excellence Awards in recognition of how they’ve embraced…

Join Lynn Allen for “The Future of Building (Government) Things”

Cloud computing, mobile technology, and collaboration are changing every aspect of our lives. So much so that it can be hard to keep pace. In the CAD world we’ve seen this change or “era of disruption” before, first with the…