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Conference paper

The bidding stage of infrastructure projects involves dealing with high levels of uncertainty and risks, as information at the early stage of the projects are often incomplete. Hence, the process of delivering a tender implies in making hypothesis, often based on the experience of the engineers. This leads to a series of error-prone tasks, in which Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) can add value by the implementation of its structured framework and concepts. This article aims to present the case study of VDC implementation at the bidding stage of infrastructure projects. The results show that VDC can help define a structure to the demands made to the design teams and to do better following up of the project, evidencing opportunities of improvements by the collection of lessons learned. The collocation also promotes collaboration between design and bidding teams, once the workflow and metrics were known and followed up, giving more transparency during all the process.

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