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Dar Al Handasah Consultants (Shair and Partners)
Founded in 1956, Dar Al-Handasah Consultants (Shair and Partners) is one of the world’s leading international consultancies with five principal design centers in Beirut, Cairo, London, Pune, and Amman; and a network of 40 regional operation offices in 30 countries throughout the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries.
World-leading consultancy in engineering, architecture, planning, environment, project and construction management, and economics, trusted by more than 950 clients.
Permanent staff of 10,250 including 7,000 professionally qualified engineers; architects; town planners; environmentalists; economists; finance, marketing and management specialists; quantity surveyors and others.
60 years of service in the public and private sectors, working on 4,000 projects requiring a total investment of $290 billion.
Attaches great importance to the cultural aspect of its commissions, finding that the most appropriate work comes from staff sensitive to the social, economic and political context of their projects.
Founder of the multinational Dar Group of consulting firms, with a workforce of 18,000, where all members can draw upon the resources and experience of the entire group.
Presence in Iraq
Locally-registered in Iraq with two branch offices across the country -Baghdad and Erbil- to facilitate the provision of engineering, construction supervision and project management services in all the sectors of economic growth and development in Iraq.
Operations in Iraq were enhanced since 2003 with permanent representation maintained all through and handling over 70 projects successfully completed in various sectors of economic growth and development.
Consistently ranked among the world’s top 10 international design firms for over 30 years by the Engineering News Record. The latest surveys of 2016 ranked us at 7th overall, 5th among pure design firms, 1st in the Middle East, with a 1st rank in numerous sectors -a complete listing is available on our website.
Structured in 11 technical departments, to respond to the various engineering fields: Planning & Urban Design and Landscape Architecture; Architecture; Transportation (roads, railways, airports and seaports); Structural & Civil Engineering; Bridges & Special Structures; Geotechnical & Heavy Civil Engineering (ports, coastal & marine, tunnels); Resources & Environment; Electrical and Telecommunications; Mechanical & Industry; Economics; and Project Management & Contracts.
Services include: preparation of master plans, fundamental planning; sector studies, institutional reform, manpower plans, tariff studies; project feasibility studies (technical, financial, economic); detailed engineering design and tender documentation; pre-qualification of contractors, tendering, tender evaluation and contract negotiation; supervision of implementation, acceptance testing and commissioning; project and construction management; training, technical assistance and transfer of expertise.
For more information please visit www.dar.com