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WoodChuck Engineering an entity of Du Fault Engineering, LLC.

WoodChuck Engineering
an entity of Du Fault Engineering, LLC.
Eugene, OR 97405
Office: 541-357-5532

WoodChuck Engineering is a structural engineering company capable of providing design services for your next Residential, Commercial, Industrial, or Agricultural projects.  We serve Lane County, Oregon and surrounding areas.

WoodChuck Engineering specializes in various aspects of structural design including:

  • Custom residential homes
  • Apartments and condominium
  • Commercial / retail structures
  • Agricultural structures
  • Steel stair and handrail assemblies
  • Retaining walls
  • Foundation repair and underpinning
  • Custom remodels
  • Inspection services
  • Seismic retrofits
  • Tank supports
  • Awnings and free-standing signs
  • Forensic analysis of existing structures
  • Feasibility studies
  • Custom connection detailing
  • Construction quality control

WoodChuck Engineering specializes in designs utilizing materials and combination of materials including:

  • Wood
  • Steel
  • Concrete
  • Masonry

Our design philosophy is one which incorporates the desires of the architect/designer - with the requests of the owners, while simultaneously satisfying the structural requirements of the current local building codes.

The goal of WoodChuck Engineering is to provide to you a workable design with your goals in mind.  Our engineering packages not only ensure a safe, economical structure, they are meant to provide a structure that you can be proud of. We prefer to work closely with all parties involved during the design, engineering, permit review, and construction stages.

WoodChuck Engineering proficiently utilizes structural engineering programs which efficiently aid in the vertical and lateral framing design process.  These software programs enable WoodChuck Engineering to provide comprehensive plan sets and calculation packages in an efficient, cost effective manner.  Such software includes:

  • RISA-3D (gravity and lateral framing analysis)
  • RISA-Floor (gravity framing analysis)
  • Woodworks Shearwalls (lateral framing analysis)
  • Woodworks Connections (connection analysis)
  • Enercalc Structural Library (vertical framing analysis)
  • Retain-Pro (retaining wall analysis)
  • AutoCAD (drafting)
  • Microsoft Office Suite (word, excel, publisher)

WoodChuck Engineering is an entity of Du Fault Engineering, LLC, which is owned and operated by Chuck Du Fault, P.E.  He has 13 years of experience in the field of structural and civil engineering in Oregon, and 10 years devoted to projects within the Lane County, Oregon and surrounding areas.  Mr. Du Fault is well known in the structural engineering community and has developed rapport with numerous clients, developers, architects, designers, contractors, and local building officials.

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