Architecture & Engineering

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 South Asia Webinar Series Detailed Event Information For South Asia Webinar Series
South Asia Webinar Series -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Construction Eq., Electrical Power Systems, Environmental Technologies, General Industrial Eq./Supplies, Health Care Services, Medical Eq., Renewable Energy Eq., Telecommunications Services, Transportation Serv. (other than Aviation)
Pre-Register for this event
Location/Date: Chennai, India 10/11/2012 - 11/01/2012
Event Summary:
India, a country with endless opportunities and perennial complications: join our experts to learn the dos and don'ts to succeed. With its 1.2 billion population, a dynamic middle class, and 6.5% GDP growth rate, India is uniquely positioned for sustained growth in the near future. Sri Lanka brims with opportunities for U.S. exporters after decades of strife. Geographically situated as an ideal shipping hub, Sri Lanka is now open for business! Join us for the South Asia Webinar Series to hear from -- and ask questions of -- experts to learn how to enter – or expand – into the Indian and Sri Lankan markets. First session: Business Opportunities in South India and Sri Lanka: Tips to Succeed Thursday, October 11, 2012, 10:00 am EST Hear from successful U.S. exporters, local businesses and government officials about the prime business opportunities in South India and Sri Lanka! If you are in the infrastructure, IT, healthcare, environment, or design/build sectors, you won't want to miss this event! South India boasts the country's manufacturing and IT hubs; Sri Lanka has ripe opportunities for U.S. businesses – now is the time to gain a foothold in these countries! Second session: Top Ten Tricks from Legal, Financial and Customs Experts: How to Succeed with the Mechanics of Exporting to India Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 3:00 pm EST Learn directly from our panel of renowned lawyers, bankers and shipping companies the in's and out's of shipping your products to India. Each speaker will present a list of “Top Ten Tricks” and will be available to answer your questions. U.S. exports to India have more than doubled in the last five years – make sure your company is poised to take advantage of this market! A recording of both webinars will be available for participants.

Contacts:
Melissa Branzburg, Boston
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 617-565-4309
Melissa.Branzburg@trade.gov
Sandra Edwards, Seattle
Financial Analyst
Phone: 206-553-5615 x 228
Sandra.Edwards@trade.gov
Aileen Nandi, San Jose CA
Commercial Officer
Phone: (408) 535 2757, ext. 102
aileen.nandi@trade.gov
Abdul Shaikh, TPP
International Economist
Phone: 202-482-1619
Abdul.Shaikh@trade.gov
Pauline Shams, Iraq-Afghanistan Task Force
Business and Industry Specialist
Phone: 202-482-4974
Pauline.Shams@trade.gov
Larry Tabash, Austin
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 512-936-0039
Larry.Tabash@trade.gov
Mala Venkat, Chennai
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: +91 44 2857 4293
Mala.Venkat@trade.gov