The construction system Baupanel® System has as direct ancestor a material called ferrocement, whose origin dates from 1848. Later, in 1957, the famous Italian engineer Pier Luigi Nervi , develop this idea by performing spectacular works with this material.
Previously, in 1925 expanded polystyrene was invented, but it was not until the late 1960s when its use as thermal insulating material began to be generalized.
In the next decade, the first individual experiences of incorporating expanded polystyrene into ferrocement in construction begin in several countries. And it is in the early 80s when the industrial development of the panels begins.
In 1983 we found the first mechanical resistance test, where the panel withstood a load of 30 Tons without suffering any damage (test conducted by M. Zolezzi at the Portland Cement Institute, Argentina).