EHAF started 1972 as a two-person partnership between two former French educated graduates from Chebap and Beaux arts. The company began with 12 employees with offices in UAE and Cairo. It landed two large contracts, a building project one in UAE and one industrial in Alexandria first year. The company’s strong ties with both government work began in 1974, as the UAE asked EHAF to supervise construction of its new school program and the Egyptian government asked it to supervise its ambitious plan for telecommunications centers and Ismailia port.
In the early years, the company mostly focused on Building and infrastructure projects throughout the Middeleast. In 1early 1980’s EHAF designed and constructed through design/Build contract first line of cairo metro along with its state of the art operation control center. While in UAE, EHAF was awarded several governmental ministries buildings. During that time, EHAF formed a strong team of 100 professional on transportation, infrastructure, industrial and governmental buildings.
By the end of 1980s, the company made a move into Africa , gulf, and french markets. The company started several projects in several african countries mainly in infrastructure. It also opened its first branch in Paris to undertake Metro projects as subconsultant to RATP in algeria. During that time EHAF company won contracts in the Gulf Region.
EHAF expanded considerably in the MENA region between 1990s and 2000s, opening 5 regional offices with expansion of more than 400 professionals. During this time EHAF started to work with international organization asuch as the world bank, USAID, JICA, African development bank, and many other conglomerate clients.
In 2003, the company changed its structure from general partnership to a closed shareholding corporation. That change facilitated the company’s growth, as many of its clients were involved in multiple markets across the core sectors of Buildings, infrastructure and transportation.. The services expanded to engineering, project management, construction management, architectural and transportation services.
In 2005, the market that showed a booming trend worldwide, made the company professional to expand into 1000 professionals of 9 different nationalities. The number and size of projects expanded in cost to include many multibillion US dollars with unusual sophistication. The market expansion helped EHAF in doubling the size of its management consulting business
Today, the company continues to experience strong growth across its core markets. Black & Veatch currently has a global workforce of more than 1,000 working in over 7 offices worldwide with projects completed in more than 5 countries on two continents. This rich history helped raise EHAF ranking worlwide to reach number 17 for PMCM for design fees for non us firms and number 121 for international design firms as by Engineering the news record of USA.
EHAF Engineers prides itself on our ability to successfully deliver projects at a high degree or professionalism within time and Budget. The experience, skill, and diversityof EHAF’s team of professionals has been the main impetus behind our successes over the past 4 decades and has been the basis of EHAF’s success and growth.