I am building a small 2-story building, without the benefit of the usual construction machinery. The first floor is framed and t&g T1-11 sheathed, with load path steel strapping to the top of the studs and top plate. The strapping sticks up several feet above the second floor joists and flooring.
Now that I am getting ready to add a second floor to my building, I am wondering if there might be an easier way to put up the second floor walls. I am not looking forward to hanging the second floor sheathing from the top of a ladder.
Does anyone know an easy way to frame up the walls and sheath them on the second floor, to lift in place, AND still incorporate the hanging out strapping from below, between the studs + tyvek, and the sheathing? I would appreciate any constructive suggestions.