I can’t say I do, but there are a lot of new designers coming online you never know! There would still be bearing I don’t think that you can get around the bearing could just be up a course. Why not use the typical lintel? I don’t know, just throwing ideas out.
Client said the builder told them there was a beam behind the bick providing support and there is no structural concerns. Does not make sense because the “beam” is not supporting the brick veener. Anyway, I documented my concern in the report for the Buyer and followed-up to confirm the Buyer spoke with the builder.
(Marvin Maizel, CMI® Fl State Lic HI 681)
I Beam with a dropped plate…probably. Generally used commercially. Can also be an I beam with a wider plate welded on the bottom for the purpose of picking up the brick if fire protection is not an issue.