[ 1 man isn't going to get much done with steel beams.[/QUOTE]
Unless he has a pet Elephant....
What ever happened with the job Will?
I seem to have missed this post.
Sounds like some serious settlement issues with soil and water, not structural.
If it were column problems they will collapse and you would have big issues, like the first floor suddenly located in the basement, not settlement of beams.
Hope it went well.