Construction, Building, & Heavy Equipment

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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

Discover Global Markets: E-Commerce Strategies for Exporters

Connect to international customers via digital innovation, social media and mobile marketing.

Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
October 8-9

Explore the e-commerce and digital strategies most important to American product and service exporters. Pre-schedule one-on-one meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats from The Baltics, Brazil, Canada, China, Chile, Eastern Europe, European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Nigeria, The Nordics, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, UAE, The United Kingdom.


Discover Global Markets: Pacific Rim Consumers

Capturing Export Opportunities from Seoul to Santiago

Orange County, CA
October 29-30

Learn what consumers are buying, and how to sell to them. Pre-schedule one-on-one meetings with U.S. Commercial Diplomats from Australia, Burma, China, India, Japan, Southeast Asia, South Korea, Central America, Colombia, Chile, Canada, Mexico.


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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 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 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: 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:

Doris Groot, Munich
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 49-89-2888-749
Dirk Ebener, NuernbergMesse North America

Phone: 770-618-5830

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