The Coordination Department has used 3-D CAD drawings for coordination and fabrication for over two decades. In 2008, we added the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) on all of its projects, not only for its use in tightly integrated models, but also for optimal use of fabrication and reduction of aggregate project costs. By imaging systems in advance of installation, optimal segmentation and organization of work can be achieved; thereby, greatly enhancing an ability to efficiently manufacture and install a large number of complex components.

Using BIM, in conjunction with shop drawings and Total Stations, has allowed us to closely schedule work and recognize and resolve potential problems before services are installed.