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 Japan Home & Building Show 2013 Detailed Event Information For Japan Home & Building Show 2013
Japan Home & Building Show 2013 -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Building Products, Construction Eq.
Location/Date: Tokyo, Japan 10/23/2013 - 10/25/2013
Event Summary:
The Japan Management Association will organize a U.S. pavilion at the Japan Home & Building Show on October 23-25, 2013 at Tokyo Big Sight, Tokyo, Japan. This vent is the largest industry trade show in the Japanese residential building product industry, attracting over 33,000 visitors every year. From 2012, JAPANTEX, the largest interior textile trade show in Japan, is organized in conjunction with the Japan Home & Building Show, and visitors are attracted from wider industry sectors such as the interior stores and furniture stores. The Japanese housing market has long been regarded as one of the largest markets among developed countries; the most recent new housing starts showed 882,797 newly built homes in 2012, a 5.8% increase from 2011. For the first four month period in 2013, total housing starts increased 5.3% as compared to the same period in 2012. In addition, the Japanese government plans to increase the consumption tax (sales tax) from 5% to 8% in April 2014 and 8% to 10% in October 2015. The expected increase in consumption tax will likely push up Japan's housing starts for the next few years, so demand for building products is estimated to be strong. Since the serious incident at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plants, the future role of nuclear power in Japan has been strongly debated. As of June 2013, only two out of 50 nuclear power stations are in operation, and it is not certain when or even if the other 48 nuclear power stations will come back into operation. Under these circumstances, energy shortages are a serious concern in Japan and, as a result, there is strong interest in energy savings among Japanese homebuyers as well as the Japanese government. U.S. manufacturers of energy saving building products may have a good chance to enter into the Japanese market. To highlight U.S. exhibitors at the show, there will be a "USA Pavilion.” By exhibiting in the USA Pavilion, U.S. exhibitors will enjoy: 1) discounted participation fee; 2) direct mailing promotion to more than 2,500 Japanese homebuilders, importers and distributors, architects and developers and other housing professionals; 3) premium booth location; 4) USA Pavilion lounge with free internet connection and a free drink and snack service; and 5) support from CS Japan before, during and after the show. The U.S. Commercial Service, Japan believes that the Japan Home & Building Show 2013 will provide an excellent opportunity for U.S. building products companies to enter into the Japanese market or expand their sales in Japan.

Contacts:
Kenny Fujimoto, Trans-Pacific Marketing

Phone: 360-521-6104
kfujimoto@transpacificmarketing.com
Kevin Haley, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-6434
Kevin.Haley@trade.gov
Kazuhisa Takabatake, Osaka-Kobe
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: +81-6-6315-5955
Kazuhisa.Takabatake@trade.gov