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Converting ceiling joist to floor joist.

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Fellow Engineers,
A fellow architect was asking me, what is the smart way to add a new story on top of an existing structure without replacing/sistering the whole ceiling joist (2x8 @16"oc) to accomodate new loadings (need 2x12@ 16"oc) assuming the wall and the foundation below are adequate.
The question sounds very simple, but is it practical to build up a composite member from ex.  ceiling joist? what is the practical way to go? Anybody?
As always, thank you in advance!

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