Bautechnik [BOW-tek-nik]: def'n - Building Science          (German: from Bau build + technik technology)

Bautechnik is a firm specializing in advanced building systems.  We are the only active rammed earth builder in Eastern Ontario, as well as one of the few firms in Eastern Canada with in-depth expertise for the unique requirements of mass timber and cross-laminated timber (CLT) buildings.  Beyond these two phenomenal green building materials, we provide consulting for complex building science issues (energy, acoustics, air quality, etc) as well as financing integrated renewable-energy systems.

Bautechnik built the very first rammed earth structures in the national capital region: an office studio, a 3 bedroom home, interior features walls of a modernized restaurant, and engineering the walls of a rammed earth farmhouse.  The home built of rammed earth also happens to be the most energy efficient rammed earth house ever built, utilizing less than 10% of the energy of a similar home built to code.

Successful projects are achieved in large part from Bautechnik's roster of outstanding people, drawing from the city's leading engineers, exceptional craftsmen, and brilliant designers - all of whom bring an uncompromising dedication and routinely exceed expectations.

Since we first opened our doors, Bautechnik has contributed 1% of net profits to Habit for Humanity.


Bautechnik's Managing Director is Carl-Peter Reinecke.  His experience in the industry began as a student when he worked in construction.  Later, through owning his own properties and seeking to undertake renovations, he noticed the construction industry lacked building science services for single family homes, particularly for sensible energy efficient solutions.  Today, he is one of the few practicing building scientists in Ontario focusing especially on residential house construction and is a certified building energy consultant (by the Government of Germany, where the most stringent building codes are in effect).  Another area of specialization involves providing technical support to architects for projects involving cross-laminated timber and other mass timber applications for low-rise buildings.  He studied Timber Engineering and Wood Science at the University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim, Germany..

Peter's building philosophy is simple: make durable structures that payoff.  Going beyond simply striving for "quality" and "eco", he takes a resolute approach in creating sustainable solutions that are clearly matched with a return on investment.  

peter [at] bautechnik dot ca