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.

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…

City of New York Champions Design and Construction Excellence with the Power of BIM

New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYC DDC) handles some of the most exciting and dynamic architectural and infrastructure challenges in the world. As the City’s primary capital construction project manager, the NYC DDC designs, renovates, and builds…

10 Steps to BIM Adoption for Government Organizations

In previous posts on the Gov Design Hub, we’ve discussed how BIM solutions haven’t seen the wide adoption in the public sector that they have in the private sector. However, we’ve also seen studies dictating that BIM adoption is poised…

What the Autodesk and ESRI Partnership Means for Government Infrastructure

Late in 2017, Autodesk and ESRI announced a new partnership to “advance infrastructure planning and design”. The relationship was positioned to help build a bridge between building information modeling (BIM) and GIS technologies. But what does this relationship mean for…