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Hi, I want to remove a load bearing wall in a house to have a big open living area.
Basically the wall cut the room in two, right in the middle of the cathedrale ceiling and support the roof trusses.
The old concrete tile on the roof has been replaced by steel (1100lbs instead of 8300lbs with concrete).
The ideal would be to have no post to support the beam in the room so we have a span of 28ft.
An engineer came and proposed to lift a steel beam with a crane etc. not really the kind of things I'd like.
So I've been doing some research and I've seen this potential solution of building a box beam on site.
Does anyone have any previous experience with similar situation? Is it technically posible?