Efficient Building Solutions

Efficient Building Solutions

Baupanel is an integrated structural system that is seismic resistant, thermally and acoustically insulated, and is based on a set of structural panels.

Each element is made up of a 3D structure in high-strength steel made up of two flat meshes strongly interconnected by multiple perpendicular bars. The space that remains between the steel meshes is occupied by the insulating plate with characteristics appropriate to the needs of the project.

This set is completed on site by applying two layers of concrete of predetermined thickness either by pneumatic spraying or by pouring into formwork.

Baupanel® System complies with EHE and CTE regulations, and also has numerous technical suitability documents both from Spain (Technical Suitability Document DIT No. 558R/17, granted by the Eduardo Torroja Institute of Construction Sciences) and from other countries.

By linking the panels monolithically, according to the layout of the walls and floors, without the interposition of joints of any kind, a super three-dimensional structure of reinforced concrete is generated that allows all kinds of architectural works to be carried out, from single-family homes to multi-storey buildings.

The concrete elements hollowed out by the volume of the insulating plate, provide a combination of very high structural capacity, low self-weight and great thermo-acoustic insulation.

Baupanel®, Reinforced concrete monolithic structures

Each element is made of a 3D structure in high resistance steel, defined by two flat meshes robustly interconnected by multiple perpendicular bars.

In addition, the very low thermal transmittance provided by the building system elements make it optimal for the realization of bioclimatic houses. You can easily reach the highest every scale ratings (A, B and C).

Regarding safety in the event of fire, it is certified with a REI 240-minute fire resistance, its use being especially convenient as a firebreak element in high-risk areas.

The constructive simplicity allows a significant reduction in construction time with respect to the traditional system since with a single element the structure, facades, partitions, floors, roof, lintels, braces and thermo-acoustic insulation are formed.

As a result of its low own weight (up to 50% less than the traditional system) the necessary volume of foundation will be reduced and therefore significant savings in materials and labor will also be obtained in these tasks.

Baupanel® System is a versatile system that allows a more flexible and creative architecture, achieving economic and time savings, linked to an efficient and sustainable construction.

Baupanel® System collects more than 35 years of experience in pre-industrialized building systems and consolidates them into a refined product, which constitutes a valuable alternative in the construction industry sector, with presence throughout the national territory and a progressive international expansion.

Building Certifications:

Baupanel Certificaciones 2022

Building Advantages

Ligereza Baupanel

Light Weight

Ease of transportation and installation. The weight per m2 of each Baupanel® System panel before concrete application depends on the type of panel, and ranges from 3.5 kg/m2 and 5 kg/m2. This makes it possible for just one operator to easily move more than 3m2 of panel.

Resistencia a Huracanes Baupanel

Hurricane Resistance

The Baupanel® System buildings located in areas with a high risk of hurricanes have demonstrated a great capacity to resist the most devastating winds, such as Hurricanes of Category 5. Request more information.

Ligereza Baupanel

Fast Installation

The reduction in the execution time of a work compared to other construction methods can be up to 50%, providing economic benefits to builders and promoters.

Aislamiento Acústico Baupanel

Acoustic Insulation

A simple Baupanel® panel with a 41 mm layer of concrete on each side provides sound insulation of up to 40.7 dB(A) depending on the panel thickness. Our Baucustic® panel that allows to exceed 61 dB(A).

Aislamiento Térmico Baupanel

Thermal Insulation

With an EPS core with a minimum thickness of 4 cm and a density of 15 kg/m3 plus a layer of concrete with an average thickness of 41 mm in both sides (total thickness 12 cm), Baupanel® offers U values ​​for thermal transmittance between 0.77 W/m2K and 0.42 W/m2 K. These levels of thermal insulation are much higher than traditional construction enclosures.

Resistencia estructural Baupanel

Structure Strength

The laboratory tests carried out have demonstrated the great structural capacity of the Baupanel® System. Loads in buildings are normally distributed through linear elements (beam-column frames), while with Baupanel® the loads are distributed over the surface of all the elements of the structure, generating tensions much lower.

Resistencia al fuego Baupanel

Fireproof

The EPS used in the Baupanel® System is the Euroclass E type (self-extinguishing, which prevents the spread of flames) . The fire resistance tests carried out, for example on panels with an 8 cm core, have given values ​​greater than 120 minutes while maintaining tightness against flames, smoke and gases, maintaining complete integrity. Request information.

sísmic resistance

Seismic Resistance

The latest laboratory tests carried out at the Eduardo Torroja Institute (2017-2018) have demonstrated the ability to resist a vertical force equivalent to a building of 10 heights combined with the horizontal actions of an earthquake of magnitude > 10 on the Richter scale, exceeding the maximum seismic acceleration of the Spanish regulations by more than 5 times.

Assembly of Baupanel® System - Integration of Materials

The construction panels are placed on site according to the arrangement of walls, partitions and slabs that present your project are completed “in situ” through the application of micro-concrete through pneumatic drive devices. In this way, the panels make up the structural enclosure elements (vertical and horizontal) of a building, whose structural function is calculated according to the EHE Structural Concrete Instruction and the rest of mandatory regulations in force in Spain or in the country of application. This building system has a wet seal, since the union between the different elements that make up the system is continuous.

Therefore, there are no types of horizontal or vertical joints once the concrete has been projected. Currently Baupanel® System in Spain is one of the best constructive solutions for compliance with the Technical Building Code

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Baupanel® System Applications

At present, Baupanel® can mainly be used in the following applications:

  • Modular homes, luxury villas, semi-detached homes, with no design or shape limits.
  • Buildings in height, 100% integral, structures of buildings, conformed by structural and forged walls, without limit of heights.
  • Enclosures of facades, of traditional structures, without limitation of heights. Avoiding thermal bridges between the steps of slabs and columns.
  • Thermal insulation, exterior and interior, with BauSATEi® system that provides a thermal shock-resistant enclosure for buildings with enclosures executed with traditional system.
  • Rehabilitations and extensions of historic buildings with adaptation to current use.
  • Medians resolution with high level of acoustic insulation.
  • Remodeling piles screens and formation of buff cameras.
  • Ventilated facades
  • Retaining walls.
  • Civil works.
  • Curved shapes.
  • Cantilevers.
  • Swimming pools.
  • Industrial buildings.
  • Facade elements of ornaments.
  • Massive and industrialized construction with recoverable concrete shuttering.
  • Combination with other construction systems such as metal or concrete structures, prefabricated, etc.

Energy savings and Environment Impact

Respeto al medio ambiente

Currently the construction sector is responsible for 40% of consumption of worldwide energy production.

In addition, the sector is responsible for 25% of the waste generated in the world.

However, Baupanel® main element is expanded polystyrene (EPS), which is an efficient and effective thermal insulation material and which plays an important role in reducing carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere, is making a very positive contribution to the reduction of global warming.

CFCs or HCFCs are not used as foaming agents in the production of EPS, therefore its manufacture does not cause any damage to the ozone layer.

Throughout the remaining useful life of the building, Baupanel® ensures a significant reduction in the need for external energy input, thus achieving lower consumption of fossil fuels. This in turn leads to lower CO2 emissions to the atmosphere.

For the purposes of the Energy Certification of Buildings, which is a requirement under the Directive 2002/91 / EC and Directive 2010/31 / EU, Baupanel® is a construction system that makes it possible for the building to have a maximum energy rating [class A] at an affordable price.

This is due to its substantial thermal insulation, which is an added value for both developers and the building’s end users by reducing energy consumption bills for heating / cooling.

Properties of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)

Properties of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)

Expanded polystyrene is a biologically inert, non-toxic and stable material.

It does not contribute to the formation of methane gas or provide any other potential greenhouse gases. Furthermore, its waste does not pose any risk of contamination to groundwater.

Expanded polystyrene is 100% RECYCLABLE. During production of the Baupanel® panels, virtually no EPS waste is produced, because the little waste resulting from cutting the blocks is recycled directly in the same production plant.

The polystyrene used for Baupanel®panels is the self-extinguishing type, that is, the material does not propagate flames.

Baupanel Respeto al Medio Ambiente