Construction, Building, & Heavy Equipment

Welcome to our Architecture & Engineering page, your home for industry information and expertise for the global marketplace. We provide the most recent market research, trade leads and industry event information.

This page is managed by the U.S. Commercial Service’s Global Design & Construction Team. The Global Design and Construction Team is made up of domestic and international trade specialists with the U.S. Department of Commerce - International Trade Administration and industry associations. To find a team member nearest you, please click on the link to the left titled “Design & Construction Team Members”.

We specialize in working with the following industry subsectors:

  • Architecture/construction/engineering services
  • Building products (including HVAC, hardware, and power tools)
  • Construction equipment (including mining equipment)
  • Greenbuild & sustainable development
  • Interior design

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FEATURED CONFERENCES

DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS – Europe Business Forum

Venue: Los Angeles, CA

Date: June 2-4, 2014

Learn More/Pre-Register: http://export.gov/california/ca/DiscoverEurope/

Contact: Rafael.Patino@trade.gov

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FEATURED INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES

US Commercial Service Webinar: Taxes & Rio 2016 Olympic Games - May 15, 2014

Please join us! We invite you to join a FREE webinar on May 15th to learn more about the taxes related to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. 

The U.S. Commercial Service, in partnership with Ernst & Young Terco, located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will be hosting a webinar on immigration matters and tax compliance for companies interested in bidding for products/services during the 2016 Olympic Games. 

Learn and understand how your company can comply from tax benefits at the state level for all products destined for the 2016 Games from experts in immigration, due diligence, and tax compliance at Ernst & Young, who will give a 40 minute presentation on the subject. After the presentation, there will be a 15 minute Q&A session. 

Speakers:


- Cristiane Pacheco, Indirect Tributes Senior Manager;
- Gina Foti, Senior Manager, Immigration;
- Leandro Souza, Individual Tax Compliance;
- José Silva, Partner, Tax Compliance;
- Raquel Teixeira, Immigration, Tax Compliance, Advisory e Assignment Services.

Date: May 15, 2014
Time: 2pm Brazil/1pm Eastern/12pm CDT/11am MDT/10am PDT
Cost: FREE


To Register: Please RSVP to Matt Baker at Matt.Baker@trade.gov until noon May 14

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China Airport Road Show - Beijing, Chengdu and Xiamen - September 15-17, 2014

Explore opportunities to expand your sales in the burgeoning aviation markets in Beijing, Chengdu and Xiamen, China! Join the U.S. Commercial Service (CS) China team from September 15 to 17, 2014 as we introduce U.S. aviation firms to key decision makers in the heart of China’s aviation infrastructure boom.

China intends to build 56 new airports and expand 101 existing ones by 2015. This presents tremendous opportunities for U.S. companies to sell equipment and services from airport design and construction to air traffic management and environmental consulting. In particular, companies that provide the following equipment and services to airport development are encouraged to participate in this roadshow: airport design, green construction, energy efficiency equipment, airport security equipment, ground support and terminal related equipment, and airport management.

Road Show participants will be briefed by China’s Civil Aviation Administration on China’s aviation development. Participants will also make presentations to key regional civil aviation authorities in Chengdu and Xiamen as well as airport corporations in Beijing, Chengdu, and Xiamen on how U.S. equipment and services have been adapted by airports around the world. This is a unique chance to learn about opportunities to provide U.S. airport construction equipment and services needed to help China develop cleaner, safer, and more efficient airports.

For more information please contact: 
Ms. Ida Peng, Commercial Specialist in Beijing, Aiqun.Peng@trade.gov
Mr. Shiyang Cui, Commercial Specialist in Chengdu, Cui.Shiyang@trade.gov 
Ms. Lena Yang, Commercial Specialist in Guangzhou, Lena.Yang@trade.gov

Deadline for registration is July 30th.


Cost USD $1,800
• Participation in government meetings in Beijing, Chengdu and Xiamen
• Speaking role in Seminar 
• Participation in networking lunches and dinners
• Inclusion in Roadshow Brochure 

Additional Company Representative at USD $800

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Detailed Event Information For METS 2013 (Marine Equipment Trade Show 2013) (TFC Event) Detailed Event Information For METS 2013 (Marine Equipment Trade Show 2013) (TFC Event)
METS 2013 (Marine Equipment Trade Show 2013) (TFC Event) -- Apparel, Construction Eq., Computer Software, Electrical Power Systems, Pleasure Boats/Accessories, Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Pumps/Valves/Compressors, Security/Safety Eq., Telecommunications Eq.
Location/Date: Amsterdam, Netherlands 11/19/2013 - 11/21/2013
Event Summary:
METS 2013, the world's largest exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the international marine leisure industry, will take place November 19-21, 2013 at the Amsterdam RAI Exhibition Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Organized by Amsterdam RAI in association with the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), METS 2013 is the place to exhibit for U.S. companies interested in accessing the European and global marine leisure industry market. Exhibiting at METS 2013 provides U.S. companies with an excellent opportunity to sell to a truly global market. Integrated in METS is The SuperYacht Pavilion, the central platform for the worldwide super yacht industry and a 'show within a show' at METS. The SuperYacht Pavilion (SYP) is the only truly international business-to-business exhibition for companies providing products and services for the large luxury yacht industry, set within the environment of METS - the world's number one marine equipment trade show. Additional specialist pavilions are the Marina and Yard Pavilion (MYP), dedicated to the global network of marinas and associated boatyards, and the Construction Material Pavilion (CMP) which is the comprehensive materials showcase and information resource. METS 2013 also offers a technical program consisting of: • Global SuperYacht Forum 2013; • HISWA Symposium on Yacht Design and Yacht Construction; • NMEA ConnectFest 2013 with its educational seminars; and • Technology Forum. METS 2013 trade visitors will include yacht builders, naval architects, repair yards, distributors, dealers, wholesalers, captains, marina operators, and equipment manufacturers from around the world. Product categories at METS 2013 will include: propulsion, anchors, boat trailers accessories, communications systems, construction materials, deck fittings, electrical engines, interiors, yacht harbor equipment, clothing & apparel, engines, navigation equipment, pumps & accessories, software, steering mechanisms, technical accessories, safety & lifesaving equipment, painting & maintenance, and heating and masts. METS 2012 hosted more than 13,380 trade visitors from 104 countries -- 555 trade visitors from the United States, and 1,318 exhibitors from 42 countries – 148 exhibitors hailed from the United States. METS 2013, the 26th anniversary of this remarkable show, is expected to surpass these impressive statistics.

Contacts:
Alan Ras, The Hague
Head of Section
Phone: +31-70-3102418
alan.ras@trade.gov
Deborah Semb, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0677
Deborah.Semb@trade.gov
Jan Van der Molen, RAI Group

Phone: 704/243-0236
molen@usarai.com
Philip Hammerstein, The Hague
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 0031 70 310 2416
Philip.Hammerstein@trade.gov