In Italy, following the introduction of European regulations and the updating of the national legislation on public works, the project verification and validation play a strategic rule in reducing problems and variation issues at each design phase and during the completion stage. We have the opportunity of a behind-the-scenes journey considering two early validation experiences in Italy and the phase following their tender of bidding. The first case study is the “Progetto Raddoppio” for the Politecnico di Torino, that is to say the project of extension works of the buildings for Departments and lecture halls in Turin Polytechnic: these works went to an end, and now we can evaluate pros and cons of that early validation experience on the works management and on the built product. The second case is the “Urban Center” commissioned by Comune di Torino, a large exhibition area coming from a deep renovation of the buildings formerly “Officine grandi riparazioni ferroviarie” (Railways Heavy Reparation Works). In this case, the works never begun, but the validation process was completed and some issues arisen.
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