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Dar Al-Handasah (Shair and Partners) (Arabic: دار الهندسة‎) is an international project design, management and supervision consultancy and founding member of the Dar Group. It is a multidisciplinary consulting organization for architecture, engineering, planning, environment, project management and economics. Dar Al Handasah has served over 950 different clients in 63 countries with a staff of 6900 operating from 45 offices in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe with five design centers in Beirut, Cairo, London, Pune and Amman.

Dar Al-Handasah
Private Partnership
FounderKamal A. Shair
Area served
Key people
Talal K. Shair (Chairman), (CEO)
ServicesMulti-disciplinary architecture and engineering consultancy
Number of employees
18,600 (2018)



Dar Al-Handasah was established in November 1956, and initially given an Arabic name دار الهندسة Dar Al-Handasah which means in Arabic "the house of engineering". It was founded by four professors in Engineering from the American University of Beirut (AUB) Engineering School.[1]

Corporate affairsEdit

Dar Al-Handasah has its headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon with clients all over the world. Also, its principal design head offices and technical support facilities are located in Beirut (Lebanon), Cairo (Egypt), Amman (Jordan), Pune (India) and London(United Kingdom) with a network of permanent local offices throughout the Middle East, Africa, Central-Eastern Europe, CIS and parts of Asia.

The company operates in a number of business lines like Architecture, Building Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Telecommunications, Construction Services, Design & Planning, Economics, Energy, Resource & Environment, Mining, Oil & Gas, Project Management, Cost, Consultancy, Transportation and Water.


In 2006 the firm won the Institution of Structural Engineers Supreme Award and Award for Transportation Structures at its Structural Awards for the design of Sungai Prai Bridge.[2]


  1. ^ "About - History". Dar. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2019-05-18.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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