EBPA, on its own and in close cooperation with federal, state and industry partners, have developed a number of publications to promote international trade in building materials and construction related services.  Through print and on-line media, EBPA supplies a two-way stream of information - informing US companies about export opportunities and creating opportunities to promote US products, while educating importers and end-users about new products, applications and construction technology from US companies.  See below for a list of just some of the publications available from EBPA and its cooperators. 




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Distinctive Designs - A Showcase of American Building Materials

Design Book CoverEBPA, US-China Build and its cooperators have produced this online version of Distinctive Designs – A Showcase of American Building Materials. Intended to provide Chinese designers and end-users with ideas about how to integrate wood and non-wood U.S. building materials into projects in China, the full-color Chinese-English book highlights the design flexibility of U.S. made building materials in a showcase of innovative residential, commercial and institutional applications.  

The projects featured in the book have been built in a variety of countries and climates, with a diverse range of end-uses and material combinations. Descriptions that accompany each of projects highlight the key design goal with a brief statement explaining interesting features and materials used. Artfully designed project profiles include project photos and floor plans. The projects selected show a wide range of American building materials and design styles used in ways to suit local, or sometimes historic, contexts.

Contact EBPA to purchase a hard copy of the book, available for $15 to cover the cost of shipping.

Click here to download a PDF of the publication for on-line viewing.