PLANNING & ARCHITECTURE - The Federal Chamber of German Architects (BAK) is the professional organization that represents architects in Germany. Membership is mandatory. The chamber provides comprehensive information about architecture in Germany on the website of the NetworkforAEE (NAX). The Federal Chamber of Engineers of Germany (BIngK) is likewise responsible for consulting engineers in Germany.
BUILDING INDUSTRY - The German Construction Industry Federation (HDB) represents the interests of industrial building companies. (German only)
BUILDING TRADE - The German Construction Confederation (ZDB) supports and represents the interests of the German skilled craft businesses in the construction sector. Most of the building trade professionals are mandatorily organized in the Chambers of Skilled Trades and Crafts. They are represented on the national level by the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH).
BUILDING MATERIALS INDUSTRY - Further information on the construction materials and machine manufacturer branches can be found on the website of the German Engineering Federation (VDMA) and the German Building Materials Association (BBSE). For more detailed information on the machinery sector, please refer to our relevant section "Business Sectors."