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Kingspan White Paper Compares Kingspan QuadCore® IMP Wall Systems To Concrete

DeLand, FL - Kingspan Insulated Panels has published a new white paper, tackling the common misconception that sustainable building materials cost more than they're worth. The paper illustrates that Kingspan's own QuadCore® IMP wall systems cost 25% less than insulated precast and tilt-up concrete walls.

The study examines the installed costs of Kingspan QuadCore® IMP wall systems, insulated precast
concrete and tilt-up concrete wall systems in typical warehouse or light manufacturing buildings
of around 150,000 sf GFA. A total of 18 cities across the United States and Canada were included in the
study to provide a broad representation of regions.

This white paper seeks to unpack the perceived trade-off that low-carbon materials cost more, by systematically comparing the installed costs of various exterior wall assemblies commonly used in industrial buildings.

To conduct this study, Kingspan engaged global construction and asset management consultancy Currie & Brown. The firm applied standard construction cost estimating methodologies, leveraging historical data of actual projects to identify warehouse and light manufacturing buildings around 150,000 sf GFA, which had used IMP walls, insulated precast concrete or tilt-up concrete walls. Costs were normalized based on material costs for Q2, 2021, and local labor rates were applied across the 18 different locations.

The comparison study revealed that the installed costs of Kingspan QuadCore® IMP wall systems were on average 25% lower in the United States and 27% lower in Canada compared to insulated precast and tilt-up concrete walls.

The potential cost savings ranged from averages of 18% to 32% depending on location, with the variation being largely driven by differences in local labor costs.

The white paper can be downloaded here.

About Kingspan Insulated Panels - North America


Kingspan Insulated Panels – North America is a business unit of Kingspan, a global company operating in more than 80 countries, with over 200 manufacturing facilities. Kingspan Insulated Panels – North America manufactures and markets three groups of products at its U.S., Canadian and Mexican facilities: insulated metal wall and roof panel systems for commercial/industrial construction; insulated architectural panel and façade systems for design-driven projects; and controlled environment panels and doors for cold-storage and climate-controlled warehousing. In addition to its commitment to quality and innovation, the company is on the leading edge of the sustainability movement, offering best-of-class products produced in state-of-the-art, eco-friendly facilities. To learn more visit

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