Thinking about doing business with Iran?

During the early 1970s, engineering and architecture firms were profiting from the rapid investment in infrastructure improvements and building projects in Iran. That boom, of course, collapsed with the ouster of the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in February of 1979. Now some firms, including  American-owned entities, are anticipating that there might be new projects in... Continue Reading →

Design firms need to be realistic about projects in Cuba

On December 17th President Obama announced a new approach to U.S.–Cuba diplomatic relations. Many design firms well aware of the need to upgrade the island’s infrastructure, hospitality, and housing are anxious to tap the market, either through lucrative aid contracts or by working with the many U.S. commercial entities that have been planning financial investments... Continue Reading →

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