Framing Question (terminology)
I live in a 2 1/2 story house (finished attic).
The sole plates of the side walls of my second story rest on the subfloor of the second story. The third story is a different setup. The floor is not as wide as the second story. Instead, it is 4 inches narrower on each side, and the sole plates of the third story end walls rest on the top plate of the second story end walls. In other words, the bottom parts of the wall frames are on the SIDE of the outermost floor joists between the second and third floors.
Is there a name for this type of construction? Advantages?