The installation of the structural beam has to be supervised by a structural enginneer to make sure that the LVL beam is sized properly for the estimated weight load and that it is installed properly to support the the second floor and first floor in the finished basement.
Prior to the beam installation, the old stud wakk was removed and a temporary support wall was installed.
Once the temporary wall was set up, the new beam was installed on the supports on either side.
The new open space looks great! Now we're ready to replace the wood floor in the kitchen.