Our project team recognized the value of utilizing BIM to build the project first on the computer, before doing the work in the field.  We were able to leverage the design team’s architectural model along with the fabrication level of detail models for rebar, concrete, structural steel, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire sprinkler systems.  Having these structural models allowed us to do a more thorough structural coordination in addition to the 3D MEP coordination effort.  We utilized the structural engineer of record as the detailer for structural steel, which provided a seamless flow of information from design intent to structural steel detailing and fabrication.  We also built a piece level of detail virtual enclosure mock-up we used to refine details of the enclosure with the design team, subcontractors, and material suppliers ahead of doing the work on the actual building.  Overall, this effort improved our ability to preplan and coordinate our work ahead of construction, and it improved our communication with the entire team.  We were able to avoid costly rework and deliver a higher quality finished product to the owner.