building culture
"Great stories are written with values in the hearts of men"
Explore our values...
We are a group of companies operating in the following markets:
Engineering & Construction, Environment, Renewable Energies, Telecommunications, Real Estate and Ventures.
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.

Dst group commits to the professional development of employees

The dst group will begin next Friday, January 6, another training initiative, continuing a long-established professional development policy that aims to meet the practical needs of all its employees. This first module, with a total of 25 hours and running until February 18, is dedicated to the topic of Oral Communication and has, as instructor, António Fonseca, an actor and director involved in various theater projects who has also worked in cinema and television. In addition, he is a very experienced instructor, notably having collaborated in recent years with the Theater and Education Course of Escola Superior de Educação de Coimbra (Coimbra Higher Education School).

Enhancing the effectiveness of communication, using voice and words, is one of the main objectives of this training, leading to increased and better personal and subjective expression. By improving the oral communication of the participants, new dynamics of expression are created, either through the vocal apparatus, the production of sound and its relation with the process of relaxation and breathing, body centeredness, verbal articulation, listening ability or the subjectivity of content in orality. Each session will last two and a half hours, employing a primarily practical methodology.

On February 21, another workshop will begin on Oral Expression - The Body as a fundamental element of communication, which will be conducted by Rui Madeira, and will run until March 28. Rui Madeira is an actor, director and artistic director of the Braga Theater Company, having lectured in the Arts Course of Universidade Católica de Braga (Catholic University of Braga), in addition to several roles as actor and director in theatre, film and television. In this module, the body will be explored as a fundamental element of communication, with practical and technical exercises, based on realistic observation. In this way, the employees of the dst group in training can, at any moment, assess their status and measure the results they are achieving. The technical areas to be addressed include the body as a fundamental element of communication, breathing, eye-contact, articulation, diction, spoken expression and interpretation.

For José Teixeira, chairman of the dst group's Board of Directors, "the commitment to professional development is imperative for the evolution of the business, allowing our employees to acquire skills essential to the good performance of their functions," stressing that "it is increasingly important, in a globalized and constantly changing market, that the communicational aptitudes of each are stimulated and developed. "

2028 hours of training in 2016

The professional development of human resources has been a growing concern in the dst group, which in 2016 alone provided more than two thousand hours of training, involving 300 employees in 84 certified initiatives. This promotion of lifelong learning fosters, in addition to the acquisition of technical knowledge and skills, relationship skills and a sense of belonging to the organization, resulting in the nurturing of self-confidence and a sense of security. All the training initiatives identified and carried out are adapted to the practical needs of the workers, considering the company's Training Plan, developed annually from the evaluation of needs of each department or company, in coordination with its directors and management.

Source: in Engineering and Construction