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.
    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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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 Secretary Infrastructure Business Development Mission to Brazil, Colombia and Panama Detailed Event Information For Secretary Infrastructure Business Development Mission to Brazil, Colombia and Panama
Secretary Infrastructure Business Development Mission to Brazil, Colombia and Panama -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Airport/Ground Support Eq., Building Products, Construction Eq., Electrical Power Systems, Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Security/Safety Eq.
Location/Date: Sao Paolo, Brazil 05/12/2013 - 05/18/2013
Event Summary:
The United States Secretary of Commerce will lead an Infrastructure Business Development Mission to São Paulo and Brasília, Brazil, Bogotá, Colombia and Panama City, Panama from May 12-18, 2013. This business development mission will promote U.S. exports to Brazil, Colombia and Panama by helping U.S. companies' launch or increase their business for infrastructure markets. The mission will include government and business-to-business meetings, market briefings, and networking events. In all three countries, the governments and private sector are investing significant money in infrastructure projects. As a result, the mission will focus on export-ready U.S. firms in a broad range of leading U.S. infrastructure industrial sectors with an emphasis on project management and engineering services (including construction, architecture and design), transportation (including road/highways, rail, airports and intelligent transportation systems), energy (including distribution, transmission and smart grid) and safety and security. Companies will have two options to select from when applying for participation in this mission: • Brazil, Colombia and Panama (May 12-18, 2013) • Colombia and Panama (May 14-18, 2013) The delegation will be composed of 20-25 U.S. firms representing the mission's target sectors. Representatives of the Department of Transportation (DOT), the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im) and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) will be invited to participate to provide information and counseling regarding their suite of programs and services in Latin America.

Contacts:
Cameron Werker, Shanghai
Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: 571-275-2684
Cameron.Werker@trade.gov
Jeane Zuniga, Panama City
Commercial Specialist
Phone: (507) 317-5392
Jeane.Zuniga@trade.gov
Brian Brisson, Brasilia
Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: [55-61] 3312-7330
Brian.Brisson@trade.gov
Daniel Crocker, OIO-WH
Executive Director
Phone: 202-482-3484
Daniel.Crocker@trade.gov
Arica Young, TPP
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202.482.6219
Arica.Young@trade.gov
Jennifer Andberg, DOC/OSEC/OBL

Phone: 202-482-1360
Jandberg@doc.gov
Katina Rojas Joy, DOC/OSEC/OBL

Phone: 202-482-1360
KRojasJoy@doc.gov
Jenna Dunay, DOC/OSEC/OBL

Phone: 202-482-1360
JDunay@doc.gov
Juan Antia, Bogota
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 571-275-2764
Juan.Antia@trade.gov

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