Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners) is a leading international multidisciplinary consulting organisation in engineering, architecture, planning, environment, project management, and economics. Founded in 1956, the firm’s activities expanded rapidly within the Middle East and worldwide. During the 1970s, operations were expanded into Africa and subsequently in Asia and Europe.
Dar Al-Handasah is a private company owned by working partners and completely independent of any interests in the fields of construction, contracting, or manufacturing. Over the last 50 years, it has grown steadily to become one of the top ten international consulting firms in the world based on Design Revenue from Projects outside home country, as classified by ENR.com magazine (a subsidiary of McGraw-Hill Construction).
The Firm has maintained a position among the world’s top international engineering design and supervision consultants since the early 1980s. Its principal design head offices and technical support facilities are located in Beirut, Cairo, London and Pune, with a network of permanent local offices throughout the Middle East, Africa, Central-Eastern Europe, CIS and parts of Asia.
In addition to its founding firm Dar Al-Handasah, the members in Dar Group are:
Perkins and Will
T.Y. Lin International
R&H Railway Consultants Group
IPA Energy + Water Economics
Landrum & Brown
We've been providing comprehensive Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) services since the 1990s. We recognize the importance of applying GIS, RS and related technologies to all types of projects and provide comprehensive GIS/RS services for all of the areas of activity we operate in.
Planning and Infrastructure
We carry out urban and regional planning and infrastructure developments with a team approach, developing comprehensive and sustainable solutions for our clients.
Skilfully combining design creativity with impeccable project management, we provide full in-house architectural services for all areas of the built environment - from health-care, aviation, corporate, and commercial to residential, hospitality, and cultural structures.
We've been providing geotechnical and heavy civil engineering services for close to thirty years. One of the first consultants in the region to offer such services, our geotechnical and civil engineering expertise has grown and expanded over the years as we continue to deliver impeccable assistance to our clientele.
Our structural engineers work with all of our other specialist departments across all project types, to all other departments and has the resources necessary for structural design and preparation of tender documents.
Transport Planning and Engineering
From project conception and traffic modeling, to management of construction and subsequent operation, we deliver the highest level of professional excellence in transport services.
Marine and Port Engineering
We provide comprehensive services of various scale in marine & port planning and engineering. Past projects range from ports, marinas, small craft harbours and offshore structures to touristic developments with tidal lagoons, sand nourishment and shore protection works.
Our experienced economists combine a high level of professional competence with a broad range of experience and deliver impeccable technical & management services tailored to each client's needs.
We provide comprehensive landscape services from site inventory and analysis to design, construction supervision and site maintenance and operations training.