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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FEATURED CONFERENCES

DISCOVER GLOBAL MARKETS – Europe Business Forum

Venue: Los Angeles, CA

Date: June 2-4, 2014

Learn More/Pre-Register: http://export.gov/california/ca/DiscoverEurope/

Contact: Rafael.Patino@trade.gov

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FEATURED INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES

US Commercial Service Webinar: Taxes & Rio 2016 Olympic Games - May 15, 2014

Please join us! We invite you to join a FREE webinar on May 15th to learn more about the taxes related to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. 

The U.S. Commercial Service, in partnership with Ernst & Young Terco, located in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will be hosting a webinar on immigration matters and tax compliance for companies interested in bidding for products/services during the 2016 Olympic Games. 

Learn and understand how your company can comply from tax benefits at the state level for all products destined for the 2016 Games from experts in immigration, due diligence, and tax compliance at Ernst & Young, who will give a 40 minute presentation on the subject. After the presentation, there will be a 15 minute Q&A session. 

Speakers:


- Cristiane Pacheco, Indirect Tributes Senior Manager;
- Gina Foti, Senior Manager, Immigration;
- Leandro Souza, Individual Tax Compliance;
- José Silva, Partner, Tax Compliance;
- Raquel Teixeira, Immigration, Tax Compliance, Advisory e Assignment Services.

Date: May 15, 2014
Time: 2pm Brazil/1pm Eastern/12pm CDT/11am MDT/10am PDT
Cost: FREE


To Register: Please RSVP to Matt Baker at Matt.Baker@trade.gov until noon May 14

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China Airport Road Show - Beijing, Chengdu and Xiamen - September 15-17, 2014

Explore opportunities to expand your sales in the burgeoning aviation markets in Beijing, Chengdu and Xiamen, China! Join the U.S. Commercial Service (CS) China team from September 15 to 17, 2014 as we introduce U.S. aviation firms to key decision makers in the heart of China’s aviation infrastructure boom.

China intends to build 56 new airports and expand 101 existing ones by 2015. This presents tremendous opportunities for U.S. companies to sell equipment and services from airport design and construction to air traffic management and environmental consulting. In particular, companies that provide the following equipment and services to airport development are encouraged to participate in this roadshow: airport design, green construction, energy efficiency equipment, airport security equipment, ground support and terminal related equipment, and airport management.

Road Show participants will be briefed by China’s Civil Aviation Administration on China’s aviation development. Participants will also make presentations to key regional civil aviation authorities in Chengdu and Xiamen as well as airport corporations in Beijing, Chengdu, and Xiamen on how U.S. equipment and services have been adapted by airports around the world. This is a unique chance to learn about opportunities to provide U.S. airport construction equipment and services needed to help China develop cleaner, safer, and more efficient airports.

For more information please contact: 
Ms. Ida Peng, Commercial Specialist in Beijing, Aiqun.Peng@trade.gov
Mr. Shiyang Cui, Commercial Specialist in Chengdu, Cui.Shiyang@trade.gov 
Ms. Lena Yang, Commercial Specialist in Guangzhou, Lena.Yang@trade.gov

Deadline for registration is July 30th.


Cost USD $1,800
• Participation in government meetings in Beijing, Chengdu and Xiamen
• Speaking role in Seminar 
• Participation in networking lunches and dinners
• Inclusion in Roadshow Brochure 

Additional Company Representative at USD $800

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Detailed Event Information For Chillventa 2012 Detailed Event Information For Chillventa 2012
Chillventa 2012 -- Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Eq., Building Products
Location/Date: Nuernberg, Germany 10/09/2012 - 10/11/2012
Event Summary:
SERVICES: Commercial Specialist Doris Groot will staff a Business Information Office (BIO), counsel and assist American companies throughout the trade fair, and collect latest industry and market trends. Prior to the show, she will conduct a pre-show promotion to her industry contacts and publish the U.S. companies presence on the U.S. Commercial Service Germany website in order to advertise and promote U.S. exhibitors' products and services. The promotion of the U.S. exhibitors will also be extended to other countries in order to provide the U.S. exhibitors with business leads, market research and distributor lists on a broader basis. Interested U.S. exhibitors or visitors should contact Ms. Doris Groot, phone: +49-89-2888-749 or email doris.groot@trade.gov. BACKGROUND: Chillventa is the leading international trade show for refrigeration, air conditioning, ventilation and heat pumps in Europe. For this reason, the U.S. Department of Commerce has granted certification to this important trade event in 2010. Chillventa 2012 will take place Oct. 9-11, 2012 in Nuremberg and offers U.S. companies within this industry sector, who are interested in expanding their international sales, an excellent opportunity to showcase their products to an international audience and meet with prospective business partners from all over the world. With 880 exhibitors from 40 countries and almost 30,000 visitors from over 90 countries in 2010, Chillventa underlined its international character. The approx. 40 U.S. companies that exhibited at Chillventa 2010 highly praised the event as an excellent venue to do business. Chillventa features the following products: Air conditioning and refrigeration plants, ventilation systems, heat pumps, components for the ACR&V industry, fluids, measuring and control technology, heat recovery, Insulation. Further information can be obtained from http://www.chillventa.de IMPORTANT NOTE ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS (IPR): The U.S. Commercial Service in Germany is proactively engaged in defending American companies against counterfeit and copyright infringement. IPR is an important part of corporate value and international competitiveness. U.S. trademark, design and patent rights do not of themselves provide protection in Germany or the rest of the European Union (EU); U.S. companies must protect their IPR here in Europe. It is possible to register in countries individually or, for EU-wide trademark and design protection, there are a Community Trademark (CTM) and Registered Community Design (RCD). These provide a single right that protects industrial design or trademark in the entire 25-nation EU mega-market of 450 million people. Both national trademarks and the CTM can be registered through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The U.S. Commercial Service can provide information on EU-wide protection for IPR and defend IPR in Europe at trade fairs. More information is available on our website: http://www.buyusa.gov/germany/en/ipr.html Please also visit our website to obtain info about U.S. Commercial Service programs and services designed to help U.S. exporters succeed in the German and European markets, and about VAT recovery procedures: http://www.buyusa.gov/germany/en/vat.html

Contacts:
Dirk Ebener, NuernbergMesse North America

Phone: 770-618-5830
dirk.ebener@nuernbergmesse-north.america.com
Doris Groot, Munich
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 49-89-2888-749
Doris.Groot@trade.gov