You said ...recent remodel. Is this a new project with an addition to the house which is not finished?
Basically it sounds like you have the temporary posts up to support an addition which needs permanent posts to support the beam .
If this is the case ....you need to know what you are holding up. How many stories tall, and how high off the ground also come to mind.
Like Guyod said ...pictures, or help with some of the questions we asked.