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I have a couple items of concern:
1. Need to maintain the brick exterior wall integrity, while you remove interior floor diaphragms and shear walls. You should have a local structural engineer come out and inspect your home and give you an appropriate construction sequence to follow during your tear out and rebuild. You can not tear everything out at once.
2. You will also need to get a geotechnical report to make sure your existing soils can support your increase concrete structure loads (you do not want any settlement).
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