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Welcome to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s website for U.S. Building Products and Construction Equipment Companies. This site is your resource for market research reports, trade leads, upcoming industry-related events and advocacy assistance.

Our division of Commerce, the U.S. Commercial Service, has a global network of 100 offices located throughout the U.S. and over 100 offices located in more than 70 countries. Our worldwide team is here to assist with your international business. To find your local building/construction specialist, please click on the link to the left titled “Local USDOC Offices”.

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

Our Design & Construction Team members can assist you with the following:

  • International Market Research – our overseas specialists generate reports on the design services sector of target markets around the world. You can access these reports at in our Market Research Library.
  • Trade Missions & Events – We regularly develop and lead trade missions and events for the design services sector along with key industry associations. These missions provide market access and unrivaled exposure for firms seeking international projects.
  • Webinars – learn about the design sector in a market of interest without leaving your desk.
  • Advocacy – the Advocacy Center coordinates U.S. Government (USG) resources to level the playing field on behalf of U.S. business interests as they compete against foreign firms for government contracts or other U.S. export opportunities.
  • Gold Key Service – provides business meetings with pre-screened contacts, developers, firms, professional associations, government contacts, and/or licensing or joint venture partners.  Through the GKS program, Commercial Service staff will search for and arrange appointments with potential foreign partners in key markets.
  • Single Company Promotion – provides support and official sponsorship in a specific market under the auspices of the American Embassy or Consulate.  Commercial Service staff overseas assists a U.S. company in organizing a product launch, technical seminar, cocktail reception, or similar event in a well-recognized location, such as a hotel or in some cases, the U.S. Ambassador's residence.  A typical event might include a 3-hour program with an introduction by a U.S. Government official followed by detailed company presentation and question/answer session followed by a networking session.  The SCP is an excellent opportunity to support your existing in-country representative by co-presenting to a targeted audience.


Upcoming Conferences

2016 AIA National Convention – May 19-21, 2016

Meet with Industry Specialists from Brazil, Chile, China and Vietnam

In cooperation with the American Institute of Architects, the U.S. Commercial Service (part of the U.S. Department of Commerce) is offering SHOWTIME at the 2016 AIA National Convention.

SHOWTIME provides participating companies the opportunity to meet one-on-one with our U.S. Embassy Commercial Specialists from Brazil, Chile, China and Vietnam.  These industry professionals from around the world will be on hand to discuss market trends and opportunities for your business in their markets.  They can help you identify strategies to expand your company’s international reach.

Please sign up for SHOWTIME to:

  • your company’s sales potential and identify international opportunities
  • how to take advantage of free trade agreements
  • how the U.S. Commercial Service can help you locate new business partners

Register Online Today!

Advanced registration is required.  Please register at:

Appointments will be scheduled on a first-come-first-served basis.  Deadline to register is Friday, May 13.  Final SHOWTIME appointment schedules will be emailed to registrants on Monday, May 16, 2016.

If you have any questions, please contact Terri Batch at or Susan Hettleman at  



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June 15-16, 2016
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November 1-3, 2016
Chicago, IL


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Detailed Event Information For Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia Detailed Event Information For Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia
Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Trade Mission to Saudi Arabia -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Building Products, Electrical Power Systems, Renewable Energy Eq.
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Location/Date: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 04/14/2012 - 04/18/2012
Event Summary:
Interest in renewable energy -- particularly solar power -- and green building has increased sharply in Saudi Arabia in the past few years. This has been driven mainly by two factors: the rapid increase in power demand as the Kingdom expands its industrial and manufacturing base; and the recognition that this demand must be met as much as possible through alternative sources, preserving the Kingdom's abundant oil for export and value-added processing, rather than for power generation. Thus the Saudis are looking to both reduce energy consumption through green building and energy efficiency improvements, and to replace domestic hydrocarbon-based power generation with renewable energy, above all through development of solar power. In March, 2011, the Saudi government announced plans to invest $100 billion over the next decade to meet rising energy demand. Much of this amount will be devoted to solar power. As Saudi Arabia expands its energy supply and integrates renewable energy, further investment will be required in grid modernization and smart grid technologies that enable utility management of variable energy sources. The Mission will be led by a senior Department of Commerce official. Over a five-day period, April 14-18, 2012, Mission members will travel to all three of Saudi Arabia's major urban - industrial areas: Jeddah, the Kingdom's historic commercial and trading center, and home to many of its major merchant family-owned business groups; Riyadh, the seat of government and a major market in its own right; and Dhahran, the home of Saudi Aramco and the heart of Saudi Arabia's petroleum and developing petrochemical industry. Companies will have the opportunity to meet major buyers and end-users, prospective partners and government officials.

Amer Kayani,
Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: (+966-11) 488-3800 ext.4159
Habeeb Saeed, Riyadh
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 966-11-488-3800 x 4733 Cell 966-50 410 8317
James Fluker, Brussels
Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: +32 2 811 5269
Ishtiaq Hussain, Dhahran
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 966-03-330-3200 Ext. 3147
Jennifer Derstine, Energy/Environment
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202 482 3889
James Lindley, Kiev
Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: (504) 589 6702

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