The Gassett Fitness and Recreation Center added 40,000 square feet of space to the O’Keefe Sports Complex at Salem State University (SSU), and now provides top tier exercise equipment, locker rooms, studios, and two recreational basketball/volleyball courts for SSU’s 10,000 students, faculty, and staff. The University needed to get its new fitness and recreation center enclosed before the approaching winter began. To maintain the fast track critical path of construction, the facility had to be enclosed within eight to ten weeks. It was also required that the new facility would be state-of-the-art in terms of energy efficiency. To reach the goals, Kingspan’s KarrierPanel Barrier Wall System was specified to construct the exterior envelope of the building.