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.
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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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Upcoming Conferences

2016 AIA National Convention – May 19-21, 2016

Meet with Industry Specialists from Brazil, Chile, China and Vietnam

In cooperation with the American Institute of Architects, the U.S. Commercial Service (part of the U.S. Department of Commerce) is offering SHOWTIME at the 2016 AIA National Convention.

SHOWTIME provides participating companies the opportunity to meet one-on-one with our U.S. Embassy Commercial Specialists from Brazil, Chile, China and Vietnam.  These industry professionals from around the world will be on hand to discuss market trends and opportunities for your business in their markets.  They can help you identify strategies to expand your company’s international reach.

Please sign up for SHOWTIME to:

  • your company’s sales potential and identify international opportunities
  • how to take advantage of free trade agreements
  • how the U.S. Commercial Service can help you locate new business partners

Register Online Today!

Advanced registration is required.  Please register at: http://1.usa.gov/1WLoysd

Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come-first-served basis.  Deadline to register is Friday, May 13.  Final SHOWTIME appointment schedules will be emailed to registrants on Monday, May 16, 2016.

If you have any questions, please contact Terri Batch at Terri.Batch@trade.gov or Susan Hettleman at Susan.Hettleman@trade.gov.  

 

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Discover Global Markets: The Americas

June 15-16, 2016
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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Discover Global Markets: Building Smart Cities
November 1-3, 2016
Chicago, IL

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Detailed Event Information For 3rd Annual "Make it in America; Sell it to the World" Detailed Event Information For 3rd Annual "Make it in America; Sell it to the World"
3rd Annual "Make it in America; Sell it to the World" -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Agricultural Products, Building Products, Biotechnology, Cosmetics/Toiletries, Food Processing/Packaging Eq., Medical Eq., Pollution Control Eq., Renewable Energy Eq., Water Resources Eq./Services
Pre-Register for this event
Location/Date: Oakland, CA, United States 05/10/2013 - 05/10/2013
Event Summary:
The Oakland Export Assistance Center will be organizing the third annual "Make it in America; Sell it to the World" seminar taking place in Oakland on Friday, May 10th in celebration of "World Trade Month" and in support of President Obama's National Export Initiative (NEI) http://trade.gov/nei/ . This year's event supporters are corporate strategic partner City National Bank http://newsroom.cnb.com/news/1147793 and Oakland-based RINA Accountancy. As part of the program, several Congressional Representatives have been invited to recognize local exporters for their international sales success stories that they have achieved with the help of the U.S. Commercial Service. The event will feature speakers who will discuss the following important exporting topics: * U.S. Commercial Service Presentation on International Market Entry and Development Services * Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Presentation on Export Compliance * U.S. Ex-Im Bank and Small Business Administration (SBA) Export Financing Programs * Private sector presentations on International Tax Planning and Banking * Doing Business in Africa *

Contacts:
Rod Hirsch, Oakland
USEAC Director
Phone: 510-273-7350
Rod.Hirsch@trade.gov

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