Digital models incorporating 3D geometry and information attributes are becoming a standard for industrial facility and commercial building design. Despite the advancements in technologies to develop design models, there is an opportunity to better leverage models within facility construction processes. Moreover, there is a need for a comprehensive understanding of construction information requirements that are not presently available, but could be delivered via a model. This presents an opportunity to create coordinated industry guidelines and a process for leveraging model content through the construction phase. This paper presents a taxonomy for digital model uses within construction. Focus group workshops and case studies were applied to capture the current model uses and to identify unmet model use opportunities. Data was collected, analyzed, and compiled into a structured catalog of construction model uses, along with the benefits and barriers to implementation. The taxonomy provides an approach to help an organization identify current model use status and the near-term future opportunities of using virtual models to further meet c onstrCuction needs. The paper concludes with discussion of how a planning approach and implementation guidelines will be developed.