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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 www.export.gov/mrktresearch 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.

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Detailed Event Information For Trade Winds - Asia: Korea's Market for Architectural and Engineering Services Detailed Event Information For Trade Winds - Asia: Korea's Market for Architectural and Engineering Services
Trade Winds - Asia: Korea's Market for Architectural and Engineering Services -- Architectural/Constr./Engineering SVC, Building Products, Construction Eq.
Pre-Register for this event
Location/Date: Philadelphia, PA, United States 04/02/2013 - 04/02/2013
Event Summary:
Join the U.S. Commercial Service on April 2, 2013 for an interactive webinar that will focus on Korea's growing market for Architectural and Engineering services. Seoul was ranked as the 13th largest city for architectural design services in INSEAD's "the 2009 Report on Architectural Services", with its architectural and engineering service industry generating revenue estimated at USD 15.3 billion. Korea has the potential to offer business opportunities to international players in architectural design, urban planning, sustainable design consulting services, and interior design services in its architectural and engineering (A&E) services market. Additionally, the webinar will highlight how the recently enacted free trade agreement between the U.S. and Korea is benefiting U.S. service companies and what the agreement specifically means for U.S. architectural and engineering service provides.

Contacts:
Steven Murray, Pittsburgh
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 412-644-2819
Steven.Murray@trade.gov
Helen Peterson, Prague
Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: (420) 257 022 397 [CP: (420) 602 291 297]
Helen.Peterson@trade.gov
Catherine Spillman, Seoul
Commercial Officer
Phone: 82-2-397-4533
Catherine.Spillman@trade.gov
Nathan Huh, Seoul
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 82-2-397-4130
Nathan.Huh@trade.gov
Leslie Drake, Charleston WV
USEAC Director
Phone: 304-347-5123
Leslie.Drake@trade.gov