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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Esthetics. ESTHETICS (from the Greek aisthetiké, "sensitive") n.f. 1. Philosophy branch of philosophy that studies the beauty and nature of artistic phenomena; 2. author's own style, time, etc.; 3. harmony of shapes and colors, beauty; 4. set of techniques and treatments that aim to beautify the body.

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.

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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.

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Lisbon Metro awards DST a new contract to expand and renovate the Arroios station

Jornal Económico

Due to contractual breaches by the contractor, Lisbon Metro was forced, in January of this year, to terminate its contract, and this new tender was launched last February. The works was awarded again, now for a value of about 6.7 million euros, excluding VAT.

The Lisbon Metropolitan approved today, September 5, the award of the limited tender with pre-qualification for the expansion and refurbishment of the Arroios station, of the green line of Lisbon Metro, E.P.E.

According to a statement from the public company, the signing of this contract will occur, after the legal deadlines and subsequent processing, expected in the week of September 9 to 13.

This contract was awarded to the bidder Domingos da Silva Teixeira [DST] / Efacec - Engenharia e Sistemas, SA / DTE Instalações Especiais SA / CARI Construtoress SA (DST-EFACEC-DTE-CARI, ACE), with a contract price of 6.670 million euros plus VAT at the legal rate in force.

“Once this tender phase is concluded, the process will be sent to the Court of Auditors for prior approval, and it is expected that the contract will be consigned by the end of this year and that the works will have a duration of 18 months from the date of consignment ”, said a statement from the Lisbon Metropolitan.

According to this document, “the Arroios station renovation works aim to extend the station pier from 70 meters to 105 meters to accommodate six carriages, to redesign the atriums, including the reorganization of the support operation zones and the introduction of elevators for access for the disabled, thus ensuring the provision of public transport services, under operating and safety conditions, thus improving the quality and speed of service on its network, to the benefit of more than 600 thousand customers who use the Lisbon Metro daily”.

The company notes that the refurbishment and expansion works of the Arroios station of the Green Line of the Lisbon Metropolitan began in July 2017, with completion scheduled for the first half of 2019.

Due to breaches of the contract by the contractor and also taking into consideration the public interest in the completion of this contract, the Lisbon Metropolitan was forced in January of this year to rescind the respective contract, having the new tender been launched last February”, explains the statement.

The company stresses that “Lisbon Metropolitan will continue to make every effort to ensure that the Arroios Station expansion and refurbishment is completed on schedule”, adding that “it regrets the inconvenience this situation causes to its customers and reaffirms its efforts to continue promoting sustainable mobility as a means of transport in the city of Lisbon, following the highest standards of quality and safety”.