Construction, Building, & Heavy Equipment

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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Asia Pacific Business Outlook Conference – April 7-8, 2014, Los Angeles, CA: Don't Miss This Opportunity to Learn About Key Markets for Architecture, Engineering and Construction Sectors


This is an opportunity for you to hear from some academia and public/private sector speakers that have experience developing business in key markets. Not only are 18 countries from the Asia Pacific region included in this conference, but Mexico, Brazil, Russia, and India are also featured.

In addition to the 2 days of sessions that you can pick and choose as you please, you also have the opportunity to sit down one-on-one with the Senior Commercial Officers from the countries that are represented. These meetings are not just meet and greets, but an opportunity for you to meet with a high ranking commercial official in your chosen country and receive information and feedback that is tailored to your firm.

If you are interested in learning more about the conference, please go to the following website: or see the attached flyer. There is a special discount that the organizer has created especially for design and architecture clients.

You can use the following code: Build14
and you will receive an extra $100 off the cost of the conference until March 4.

Questions about this conference? Contact Terri Batch at or 310-235-7212.


DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS - Africa, Middle East, & India?

Venue: San Antonio, TX

Date: May 1-2, 2014

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The Caribbean Region Trade Mission and Business Development Conference - June 8-12, 2014

The United States Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) are organizing a trade mission to the Caribbean, in conjunction with the Trade Americas - Opportunities in the Caribbean region Conference in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic June 8-12, 2014.

In addition to participating in the Business Development Conference, U.S. companies will have the opportunity to schedule one-on-one business appointments with Econ/Commercial Officers from U.S. Embassies in the Caribbean region, as well as matchmaking appointments with companies in the Dominican Republic and one other market.

Deadline to Register: April 11, 2014

For additional information and how to participate in this event, please refer to flyers and website below.

Caribbean Trade Mission 2014

Best Prospects for the Caribbean 2014



Venue: Los Angeles, CA

Date: June 2-4, 2014

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Commercial Service (CS) El Salvador Catalog Show at ConstruExpo 2014

The Commercial Service (CS) in El Salvador, together with the Department of Commerce’s Trade Americas Team and the Design & Construction Team would like to invite U.S. companies offering competitive construction-related products and services to participate in CS El Salvador Catalog Show at ConstruExpo 2014.

The ConstruExpo 2014 will take place on March 27 - 30, 2014. The event is organized, every two years, by the Construction Chamber of El Salvador, CASALCO, and is held at the Int’l Convention Center in El Salvador, CIFCO.

With El Salvador being highly receptive to U.S. construction products and services, and the U.S. ranked number one as source of El Salvador’s total imports, holding 30% of import market share. The CS El Salvador Catalog Show at ConstruExpo 2014 provides an ideal way for US companies to test the market.

For more information and how to participate in this event, please refer to the flyer below.

ConstruExpo 2014 Flyer




CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 is the largest international gathering place in 2014 for the construction industry, March 4-8, 2014, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Held tri-annually, CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2014 features 2,400 exhibitors showcasing new products and technologies from for every major construction industry including asphalt, aggregates, concrete, earthmoving, lifting, mining, utilities and more. Estimated attendance is over 125,000 - ranging from contractors, to dealers & distributors, to service providers, engineers, producers, municipalities, and more.

In addition, there will be a comprehensive education program during the five-day exposition with sessions emphasizing industry issues and trends, management and applied technology.

For more information and how to participate in this event, please visit the following website.


Event:   EU Standards Webinar

Venue: Your computer

Date:     Thursday, March 20, 2014, 12:00pm Eastern Time (60 minutes)

Cost: FREE

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Gain the knowledge necessary to develop a standards strategy is vital for export success. Standardization underpins global trade and standards can facilitate trade or restrict access to markets. Be ready for changes brought about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations addressing differences between U.S. and EU standards and regulatory systems that will play a key role in supporting innovation and future business growth in Europe. Learn more about these changes by joining the U.S. Commercial Service and our guest speakers from the Office of Standards and Investment Policy and the U.S. Mission to the European Union for a highly informational and free 60 minute webinar.

There is no cost to participate.  For questions, please email or call: 213-894-8785. 

To register now, please visit:


MosBuild 2014 – Moscow, Russia | 1-4 & 15-18 April, 2014

Join the U.S. Pavilion at MosBuild 2014 and get a piece of Russia’s double-digit growth in demand for construction related materials and services! Companies participating in the U.S. Pavilion will receive exhibition space, as well as pre-departure counseling from industry experts at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, in-country guidance, and logistical assistance. Information on the U.S. Pavilion is below; funding and assistance may be available from your local state trade offices. For more information, contact Michael Marangell at

For additional details please refer to the flyer below.

MosBuild 2014 Flyer


The Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition 2014

In its 19th year, the Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition is premier networking / exhibition event for the global lighting professionals. The year’s event will be held on June 9-12, 2014, at the China Import and Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, China.

The exhibition features a wide diversified lighting solution including decorative lighting, technical lighting, lighting accessories, components and LED Technology offering a one-stop sourcing platform for lighting manufacturers, project-based and trade-based visitors.

The US Commercial Service would like to invite US companies in lighting sector to join us and exhibit your products at the US pavilion. The benefits of exhibiting in the US pavilion are: Obtaining contracts/orders, face to face contact, brand building, product launch, meet industry counterparts, building strategy partnerships, gather market intelligence, and networking.

For more information or questions about the event, please contact Terri Batch at or 310-235-7212.

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Detailed Event Information For Infrastructure Opportunities in Panama and Colombia Detailed Event Information For Infrastructure Opportunities in Panama and Colombia
Infrastructure Opportunities in Panama and Colombia -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Airport/Ground Support Eq., Building Products, Construction Eq., Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Railroad Eq., Security/Safety Eq., Transportation Serv. (other than Aviation)
Pre-Register for this event
Location/Date: Washington, DC, United States 01/30/2013 - 01/30/2013
Event Summary:
In this webinar you will learn about the opportunities in the following sectors: building products, construction equipment, electrical power systems, safety and security equipment, airport supplies, logistics and distribution solutions providers, port equipment, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS), airport and port design and construction. A plethora of opportunities for American firms in Colombia and Panama are the result of by the US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement and the US-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement. The US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement on May 15, 2012 provides immediate duty-free entry for 80 percent of U.S. consumer and industrial exports to Colombia, with remaining tariffs phased out over the next 10 years.Colombia is the third largest market in the region, after Mexico and Brazil, and is ranked 22nd as a market for U.S. exports globally. Over the past 10 years, Colombia has become one of the most stable economies in the region. The US-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA) that has had the effect of eliminating some 90% of tariffs and duties on U.S. exports to Panama. In 2011, U.S. exports to Panama jumped 34% to $8.25 billion – in no small part due to the fact that Panama's economy grew 10.5%. Main webinar speakers include Cameron Werker,Senior Commercial Officer, U.S. Embassy Colombia and Daniel T. Crocker, Senior Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy Panama Please see Trade Mission Link to learn more:

Daniel Crocker, OIO-WH
Executive Director
Phone: 202-482-3484
Cameron Werker, Bogota
Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: 571-275-2684
Arica Young, TPP
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202.482.6219