Removal of a load bearing wall

SQ Consultants were asked by a client to check whether a load bearing wall could be revealed.  Our investigation revealed that the wall was load bearing and yes it could be removed.  However in place of the wall a beam had to be designed and the loads from the beam transferred to the foundation.  So not only was the new beam designed but the existing steel beam on which the posts from the new beam were resting had to be checked.