Kingspan was brought into this project to see if we could help with cost containment and still meet the demand for design and building performance. Using Kingspan panels resulted in significant cost savings for the developer, since there was no need for a backup wall for the 14,000-sf of metal panels. At around $20 a square foot, that’s a total of $280,000 in savings. Another benefit to our solution was cutting construction time. Since labor costs in New York City are higher than in almost any other city in North America, a fast speed of build was a necessity.