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Framing Question - 4x4 Post with Perpendicular Beam Next to Patio Doors

You should not place the ends of the studs directly on the concrete. There should be a lower plate there under the stud and it should likely also be treated lumber with a thin sill plate closed cell ...
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Is it a problem that my contractor drilled vertically through a beam?

That should be fine. The contractor probably didn't get very far without a proper hammer drill with a long enough bit. A 3/4 inch drill bit all the way up to the attic is pretty standard. You have ...
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