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Photo by Luís Pinto, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Respect. (from the lat. respectu) n. 1. respect; 2. consideration; high regard; 3. deference; compliance; veneration; 4. honour; worship; 5. relation; refererence...

We believe that everyone should be respected for their work, for their attitudes, opinions and options.

Photo by Mila Teshaieva, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Rigor. (from the lat. rigore) n. 1. harshness; strength; 2.fig., severity; punctuality; accuracy.

There is no "more or less levelled", "more or less upright”, "more or less clean" or "more or less safe", but rather “levelled”, "upright”, "clean” and “safe". The rigour is reflected in our procedures, in time and in the rules to follow. In the light of moral and principles, being severe means being rigorous.

Photo by , finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Passion. (from the lat. passione) n. 1. intense and usually violent feeling (affection, joy, hate, etc.) which hinders the exercise of impartial logic; 2. derived from a feeling; 3. great predilection; 4. partiality; 5. great grief; immense suffering...

Under the sign of passion – a text of the Portuguese poet Regina Guimarães – is our icon. Passion is to reveal great enthusiasm for something, favourable encouragement or opposite to something.
It is the sensibility transmitted by an architect or engineer through work.
Passion is the dedication to a project. Passion is a state of warm soul.

Photo by Jakub Karwowski, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Loyalty. (from the lat. legalitate) n. the quality of being loyal; fidelity; sincerity.

Respect for the principles and rules that guide the honour and probity. Faithfulness to commitments and agreements undertaken, staunch character.
To remain loyal to the business partners because we depend on them and they depend on us.
Being trustworthy for being loyal.

Photo by Ian Lieske, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Solidarity. (from the lat. solidare) n. 1. the quality of being solidary; 2. reciprocal responsibility among the members of a group, namely social, professional, etc.; 3. sense of sharing another’s suffering.

Being solidary is being a friend, offering our hand with genuine generosity and bringing joy and human warmth to those who, somehow, are marginalized. Being solidary is being more human. A solidary company is recognized as a fair and non-selfish company. A solidary company is a preferred choice in business. It is a more competitive company. Volunteering is a vehicle to solidarity. It is modern, fair, cultured, friend, it is a noble gesture of moral elevation.

Photo by Clarence Gorton, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2012.

Courage. (from the lat. coraticum) n. 1. bravery facing danger; intrepidity; to have audacity; 2. moral force before a suffering or setback; 3. [fig.] to input energy when performing a difficult task; perseverance...

Courage is essential in our life. Courage to face less pleasant situations when complex issues come up, not expecting random resolutions.
It is a value that we must highlight as opposed to the fearful, cowardly and laziness.
The courage to react to criticism not with an attitude of demotivation or sadness, but rather to search for the means and the action to overcome its own reason. This kind of courage, which is also an intellectual courage, is highly recommended.

Photo by Filipa Alves, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Ambition. (from the lat. ambitione) n. 1. vehement desire of wealth, honours or glories; 2. expectation about the future; aspiration; 3. lust; greed…

Vehement desire to achieve a particular goal. Ambition not to resign ourselves. Ambition to take the best potential from ourselves. Ambition to deserve ourselves. Ambition to be athletes in our top-level competitive jobs. Ambition to beat our brands. Ambition to get the best deals with the maximum value, due to the high levels of proficiency and efficiency.

Photo by Scarlett Coten, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Good Taste. (from the lat. gustu) n. 1. ability to appreciate aesthetic value or standards of something; 2. elegance, refinement, aesthetic sense; 5. particular touch given by an artist to his works.

We decided to build the company's economic foundations under a cultured, cosmopolitan and cool image. Because it is a charming state of being. Good taste because we are sustainable and we respect the planet. Good taste because we are sensitive. Good taste just because.

Photo by Karl Erik Brondbo, finalist of the Emergentes dst Award 2011.

Responsibility. (from the lat respondere) n. the trait of being answerable to someone for something or being responsible for one's conduct; a form of trustworthiness.

We must be certain that, before a choice, we chose what is best for both of us and not just the best for each one. Each employee is responsible for his negotiated activity and co-responsible if the co-worker does not fulfil his own task, thus preventing the common goal. A team is a set of individuals - is a whole. In the business game, as in social or family contexts, everyone must comply with their own relative position and we shall not permit that one of ours fails to be in our team.

dstgroup ends office lease transaction in Porto

The dstgroup, with the collaboration of Predibisa and WORX, has ended the largest lease transaction of an office building for a single occupant on record in the real estate market of the great Porto area. The Urbo Business Center, which will have as main tenant BNP Paribas starting in 2019, is the first of a new generation of office developments of dstrealestate, real estate office of dstgroup.

The Urbo Business Center is the result of an investment of 38 million euros and the largest office development being created in the Porto metropolitan area, with the endorsement of dstrealestate. The project, which is signed by the architect Nuno Capa, and located at the center of Porto, next to the AEP roundabout, in Matosinhos, combines a bold design with avant-garde architecture and is investing on modern and innovating technology and in the latest energy efficiency solutions, which will award it the BREEAM GOOD certification.

With a total construction area of ​​25,616 m2, this business center, which will give a new momentum to the region, consists of a total of eight levels, six of which are above surface, suitable for services and retail business units, and the remaining two for parking with 200 parking spaces.

The project developed by dstgroup and built by CARI, SA relies on the contribution of several dstgroup companies, including bysteel, responsible for building’s structural design and metal construction solution, dte, operating in electricity, HVAC and specific equipment, and bysteel fs, which is responsible for the prefabricated glass facade system.

For José Teixeira, Chairman of the dstgroup Administration, "the Urbo Business Center is a project of which we are very proud, especially because it represents most of what the group envisions as the future of real estate, that is, the development of “key in hand" solutions, with a groundbreaking perspective, using cutting edge technical and environmental solutions, developed and produced internally by the group." The project embodies the group’s vision and ambition for the future, since - according to the Chairman, - "all solutions, from building the entire superstructure of the building in metal structure, to the use of certifiable prefabricated glass facade system with the most demanding references such as BREEAM, were exclusively developed within our group by our companies".

The Urbo Business Center, is marketed co-exclusively by Predibisa and JLL, and the business lease now signed was finalized by Predibisa, representing dstrealestate, and by WORX, representing BNP Paribas.

The Urbo Business Center built by CARI, SA with the participation of three companies - dte, bysteel and bysteel fs – of the dstgroup,group was designed with the use of groundbreaking technics and solutions integrated in BIM environment, internally developed and produced during the design phase , which allowed a proper alignment and coordination of different specialties. This methodology led to a more integrated and efficient end solution, which helped anticipate the main challenges of this work and helped to find the final solution, which, aside from adding quality, reduced the construction time by half.

Bysteel is responsible for the design, manufacture and assembly of metallic structures and facade system of this development, whose modern architecture and futuristic facade mas made with 850 tons of steel structure, 7.225m2 of facades, 500ml of guardrails and 6.000m2 of composite. The work, with a structure coated with aluminum, is also noticeable thanks to the glass facade. In turn, the dte is in charge of the HVAC and electricity works - light, medium voltage, fire detection and CCTV - and is responsible for carrying out the landscaping work.