Architecture & Engineering

Welcome to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s website for U.S. Architecture and Engineering Firms. This site is your resource for market research reports, trade leads, upcoming industry-related events and advocacy assistance.

Our division of Commerce, the U.S. Commercial Service, has a global network of 100 offices located throughout the U.S. and over 100 offices located in more than 70 countries. Our worldwide team of specialists is here to assist with your international outreach to partner firms, project developers, and design. To find your local design services specialist, please click on the link to the left titled “Local USDOC Offices”.

Our Design & Construction Team members can assist you with the following:

  • International Market Research – our overseas specialists generate reports on the design services sector of target markets around the world. We have developed our Design Resources Guide, but you can also access more reports at www.export.gov/mrktresearch in our Market Research Library under the Services section.
  • Trade Missions & Events – We regularly develop and lead trade missions and events for the design services sector along with key industry associations. These missions provide market access and unrivaled exposure for firms seeking international projects.
  • Webinars – learn about the design sector in a market of interest without leaving your desk.
  • Advocacy – the Advocacy Center coordinates U.S. Government (USG) resources to level the playing field on behalf of U.S. business interests as they compete against foreign firms for government contracts or other U.S. export opportunities.
  • Gold Key Service – provides business meetings with pre-screened contacts, developers, firms, professional associations, government contacts, and/or licensing or joint venture partners.  Through the GKS program, Commercial Service staff will search for and arrange appointments with potential foreign partners in key markets.
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  • Single Company Promotion – provides support and official sponsorship in a specific market under the auspices of the American Embassy or Consulate.  Commercial Service staff overseas assists a U.S. company in organizing a product launch, technical seminar, cocktail reception, or similar event in a well-recognized location, such as a hotel or in some cases, the U.S. Ambassador's residence.  A typical event might include a 3-hour program with an introduction by a U.S. Government official followed by detailed company presentation and question/answer session followed by a networking session.  The SCP is an excellent opportunity to support your existing in-country representative by co-presenting to a targeted audience.

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FEATURED CONFERENCES

Discover Global Markets: The Americas – Miami, FL, May 12-14, 2015

Meet One-on-One with U.S. Commercial Diplomats

Whether for market opportunities, help in overcoming challenges, or general questions, meet with U.S. commercial diplomats from 22 countries:

§ Argentina, Bahama, Barbados, Belize, Brazil

§ Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic

§ Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras

§ Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua,

§ Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago

Exploring the Markets of the Americas

§ How are the markets of the Americas performing today?

§ How will the markets be performing in five years?

§ What are today’s and tomorrow’s opportunities?

§ What challenges do these dynamic markets present to U.S. companies?

Panels featuring economists, industry professionals, trade experts, and U.S. commercial diplomats will explore
these questions and others to help you define your competitive strategy for the Americas.

Details: http://www.export.gov/florida/dgmamericas/dgmamericas082320.asp

Registration: https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1666433

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Detailed Event Information For World of Concrete 2013 Detailed Event Information For World of Concrete 2013
World of Concrete 2013 -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Building Products, Construction Eq., Materials Handling Machinery, Tools - Hand/Power, Trucks/Trailers/Buses
Location/Date: Las Vegas, NV, United States 02/05/2013 - 02/08/2013
Event Summary:
World of Concrete is the commercial construction industry's most important annual, international event where more than 1,000 exhibiting companies provide the latest products, technology and equipment across more than 500,000 net square feet of exhibit space. World of Concrete draws attendees from throughout the world and from all segments of the industry, including repair and demolition, information technology, materials handling, as well as concrete producers and masonry professionals. World of Concrete conference, seminar, and certification program (February 4-8) is a leader in the construction industry with more than 10,000 attendees participating in over 100 sessions each year. Targeted sessions include everything from concrete basics and decorative concrete to green building and best management practices. World of Concrete 2013 is the place to be for new opportunities to grow in the growing commercial construction industry. No other event offers you more - all the products, resources and valuable information you need - to strengthen your entire operation.

Contacts:
Graylin Presbury, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-5158
Graylin.Presbury@trade.gov
Jackie James, Hanley Wood Exhibitions

Phone: 972-536-6372
jjames@hanleywood.com

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