the building has only 'walk-through' man doors, and I need at -least- one door five feet wide, but prefer wider, like six to eight feet. he says the widest existing door is just over three feet wide.
I'm assuming most (if not all) comm'l buildings with concrete walls (tilt-up, or cast in place) have some sort of reinforcing inside them, like rebar, or pre-stretched steel cables, steel studs, or 'some combination of these'.
so, guys, is there -any- kind of way I can 'alter' a panel to have a wider opening? like using a diamond wetsaw? without entirely ruining whatever strength the panel has now? or would I need to remove and replace a panel entirely? some-dang-how or another...
if the roof is also concrete, does removing a concrete wall panel neccessitate first lifting the roof somewhat? compared to 'conventional' block or stud-walls construction, this seems like it might end up being an *extraordinarily* expensive modification...do I have that right?
thanks for any and all suggestions and/or insights into this,
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