Pittsburgh-based SYNTHEON Inc., a building science company specializing in high-efficiency building envelope systems, is responding to the growing demand from architects and designers for eco-friendly, integrated systems that save time and energy on a wide variety of construction projects.

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Pittsburgh-based SYNTHEON Inc., a building science company specializing in high-efficiency building envelope systems, is responding to the growing demand from architects and designers for eco-friendly, integrated systems that save time and energy on a wide variety of construction projects. The company will provide an in-depth look at its products and systems at the 2011 American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention and Design Exposition, being held May 12-14 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

“Architects and designers are posing several critical questions as they approach new construction projects. Among them: ‘How can I design and construct a lighter, more energy-efficient structure?’ In today’s design environment, sustainability is a mandate rather than an option,” said Antonio Torres, president of SYNTHEON Inc. “In markets around the world, SYNTHEON offers systemized solutions that capitalize on the latest technologies - enabling environmentally and economically sound structures that perform to consistent, reliable standards.”

Products are engineered to provide superior building performance for architects, builders, developers, contractors, and building owners. Integrated components and building materials include Wall Panels and Forms, Deck and Roof Forms, and Additives that provide superior energy efficiencies while assembling more rapidly than traditional systems. With operations in the United States, Mexico, Chile and India, the company strives to advance the building envelope globally.

Among the company products to be featured at the AIA convention is the accel-E Steel Thermal Efficient Panel (S.T.E.P.) Wall System, a lightweight, easy-to-install, high-performance wall system that combines the strength and performance of cold-formed steel framing with the superior insulation properties of expandable polystyrene (EPS).

The AIA national convention aims to showcase companies with the latest innovative design and construction industry products and services. Based in Washington, D.C., AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals and allied partners since 1857.

SYNTHEON can be found at booth #2601on the exhibition floor. For more information, visit www.syntheoninc.com.