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