Originally Posted by woodworkbykirk
you cant just set a beam in place without connecting it. a inspector would notice it immediately
Yes you can. If an inspector wanted
it fixing, then that's a different matter, but if it's not fixed, that doesn't of itself make a shoddy job.
We specify steel beams for breakthroughs in masonry construction regularly and never have the beams fixed. What's more important is having a sufficient bearing length so that the supporting structure and material is not overstressed