Geotechnical & Tunnel Consultants

A consultant is a universal observer who can look at a problem outside the environment in which the problem came to be, thereby creating a solution that was never possible before.  Fernando Flores

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-->DSC Technical Principles
-->DSC Standards for Entitlement
-->DSC Independent Review
-->DSC Case Histories
-->Rock Testing/Boreability
-->Impact Hammer Feasibility
-->Tunnel Boring
-->Excavation Improvement
-->Selection of TBMs & MTBMs
-->Forensic Investigations
-->Detection of Covert Tunnels
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Peter J. Tarkoy
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Collected Quotes from Fernando Flores

Hope is the raw material of losers. 

Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great..

A feel-good style can be a symptom of unawareness or lack of caring.

When trust improves, the mood improves. 

Our best comes out when we have honest discussions. 

Our worst comes out when we behave like robots or professionals. 

You have to be able to risk your identity for a bigger future than the present you are living. 

You have one big mythology in your favor: Everyone believes that you Europeans are impeccable. But I know you are jerks. 

We live in an extraordinary time. Our thinking styles are severing us from our families, our religions, our ideologies, and nature. We are caught up in a pace of social and technological change that makes our work, business, and education sources of anxiety and unfulfillment. At the same time, thinking about our thinking and observing our observations can bring us a new world in which work becomes a place for innovation, and in which peace, wisdom, friendship, companionship, and community can exist. Let us design this world together.

But every company of the future is going to be in the business of exquisite care - which means quick turnaround time and convenience. To deliver exquisite care, you need an organization that coordinates well and listens well. 

 I made my own assessment of my life, and I began to live it. That was freedom. 

 I never blamed Pinochet, or my torturers, or external circumstances. 

 I never told a victim story about my imprisonment. Instead, I told a transformation story - about how prison changed my outlook, about how I saw that communication, truth, and trust are at the heart of power. 

 That's why we're doing this, to defend our traditions a little. I don't have anything against it (Halloween), but it's not our tradition. 

 When I left prison, I had to figure out how to embrace my past.