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 (see link on the left side), 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.
    Client Testimonial Video: Tate Snyder Kimsey - Architects 
  • 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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Event Highlight:

Sustainable Building and Construction Business Development Expedition to Mexico City

Date: October 10-14, 2016 

Register your interest: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GJNDCTQ

For more information and questions: Oscar.Magana@trade.gov

Highlights: Briefings from US Embassy Mexico officials, one-on-one meetings with Mexican companies at Expo CIHAC, and evening receptions with decision makers.

Join the U.S. Commercial Service as we explore Sustainable Building & Construction opportunities in Mexico (Mexico city & optional stop in Guadalajara). In April 2014, President Pena Nieto announced a new National Infrastructure Plan for Mexico, focusing on major infrastructure investments to transportation, water, energy, health, urban development, communications, and tourism with an anticipated investment of $586 billion through 2018. Mexico ranks second among top markets for U.S. building product exporters due to its proximity, established transport links and duty-free status under NAFTA. Mexico’s construction environment is highly receptive to U.S. products and reflects an emerging interest in green building.

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Upcoming Conferences

Discover Global Markets: Building Smart Cities

November 1-3, 2016; Chicago, IL

Join the U.S. Commercial Service and the Illinois District Export Council for Discover Global Markets: Building Smart Cities. This conference brings together trade experts, industry professionals, and U.S. commercial diplomats via panels and executive meetings to address opportunities and demand for new technologies to make cities more sustainable. Your firm will leave this conference with the critical next steps needed to transform market potential to market success in markets of interest across the world.

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

Whether to explore market opportunities or receive help in overcoming challenges, meet with U.S. commercial to get your questions answered. The U.S. Diplomats attending will be representing: Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, India, Kenya, Mexico, The Nordics, Peru, The Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, UAE and UK.

 

Worldwide Smart City Development Opportunities

At Discover Global Markets: Building Smart Cities, attendees will:

  • Learn about 21st century infrastructure projects – and how to build the strong partnerships needed to win business.
  • Understand the demand for new technologies that improve standards of living, create “showcase cities,” increase efficiency, and promote cybersecurity.
  • Explore green technologies and disaster mitigation to make cities more sustainable.

What to Expect:

  • Pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings with U.S. commercial diplomats who specialize in multiple industries related to smart cities.
  • Key trends and defining characteristics of smart cities.
  • U.S. government resources and advocacy.
  • Multiple networking opportunities.

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Detailed Event Information For GILE 2014 (TFC Event) Detailed Event Information For GILE 2014 (TFC Event)
GILE 2014 (TFC Event) -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Electronic Commerce, Electronics Industry Prod/Test Eq., Electronic Components, Electrical Power Systems, General Industrial Eq./Supplies, Process Controls - Industrial
Location/Date: Guangzhou, China 06/09/2014 - 06/12/2014
Event Summary:
The Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition (GILE), organized by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, is now firmly established as the world's most influential lighting event. In 2013, the four-day show attracted 116,983 visitors from 120 countries and regions. Exhibitor numbers was 2,588, from 27 countries and regions, and the total exhibition area was 215,000 sqm, covering 20 halls. The product groups consisted of technical lighting, decorative lighting, LED technology, professional lights, electric lights and accessories and electronic components that were displayed. Over 100 sessions of symposiums, seminars and presentations for different groups of industry professionals.

Contacts:
Cathy Wang, Guangzhou
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 86-20 38145209
Cathy.Wang@trade.gov
Helen Simpson-Davis, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-1882
Helen.Simpson-Davis@trade.gov
Gary Stanley, Health/Consumer Goods
Supervisory International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0376
Gary.Stanley@trade.gov
Dennis Smith, Messe Frankfurt USA

Phone: 770-984-8016
Dennis,Smith@USA.MesseFrankfurt.com
Terri Batch, Los Angeles (West)
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 310-235-7212
Terri.Batch@trade.gov

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