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Going Global: Guidance and Resources for Firms Seeking Opportunities in the International Marketplace

For many U.S.-based engineering firms, achieving true business growth means moving beyond the nation’s borders to find customers overseas.  But doing business internationally requires a specific outlook and skill set—and firms that master these traits stand a much greater chance of success.

“There is a growing trend of A/E firms expanding into international markets that is being driven by an increase in market opportunities abroad,” says Carol Bell, director of international project development at Stanley Consultants and chair of ACEC’s International Committee.

“We see many foreign governments working diligently to improve the quality of life for their citizens, which leads to the development of infrastructure projects such as sanitation, water, wastewater, roads and bridges, and power generation and transmission,” Bell says.

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