• Engineering & Construction
  • Environment
  • Telecommunications
  • Renewable energies
  • Ventures
  • Real estate
Explore our business areas
"Great stories are written with values in the hearts of men"
Explore our values...
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.

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.

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.

1 Grande Premio de Literatura dst Julho 2023en
Teolinda Gersão received the dst Grand Prize in Literature at a packed Theatro Circo

Correio do Minho 

THE MYTHICAL concert hall in Braga was once again decked out to host the literary prize, which is already a reference at national level. The winner of this 28th edition stated that the prize “projects Braga and universal culture”. 

The main hall of Theatro Circo, the mythical cultural space of the city of Braga and one of the most emblematic nationally, has once again been small to accommodate all those who wanted to be present at yet another award ceremony in honor of the winner of the dst Grand Prize in Literature. 

Practically all the seats in the concert hall were filled in a heartfelt and sincere tribute to the author Teolinda Gersão, who was chosen by the jury to be the grand winner of this 28th edition of this literary prize, which has already become a cultural reference at a national level. 

It should be remembered that this prize has been promoted since 1995 and is intended to reward, every year, a work in Portuguese, by a Portuguese author born and residing in national territory, with a money prize of 15 thousand euros. 

The bookO regresso de Júlia Mann a Paraty’, written by Teolinda Gersão in 2021, was chosen among the 191 works that were submitted to competition. 

The jury of the 28th dst Grand Prize in Literature, which was presided over by Lídia Jorge and also composed of Carlos Mendes de Sousa and Cândido Oliveira Martins, unanimously decided to award the prize to Teolinda Gersão, for ‘O regresso de Júlia Mann a Paraty’, which they considered "a book of undeniable formal maturity, associated with an unusual creative glow".  

“There were 191 works, so it was very difficult to make a selection. There were several books that could have won”, considered Lídia Jorge, adding that, however, “among all these participating works, it seemed to us that this was, without a doubt, the one that stood out the most, due to its creation and cultural message". 

“It is a tremendous honor to receive this award. We write so that others may read. And, moreover, this association, so rare, between the corporate and cultural dimensions is very important”, underlined the author with more than 40 years of literary life, in the first reaction after the announcement that she was the winner of the 28th edition of the dst Grand Prize in Literature, which was given in person by José Teixeira and Lídia Jorge, last Friday, in a crowded room hallTheatro Circo. 

Taking the opportunity presented by yet another edition of the dst Grand Prize in Literature, the CEO of the group, José Teixeira, wanted to pay a sincere and simple tribute to Vítor Aguiar e Silva, who died in September 2022 and who was, for several years, the president of the jury of this literary prize, thanking him for everything he has done for it and for his contribution over the years.