Garage wall construction question
I just found this site by googling the question I have about building a garage wall. I am expanding and enclosing my carport into a garage. I have poured the footing and stemwall and now want to start putting up the walls. So far it has been quite an adventure trying to figure out the code for the foundation, and I see that it isn't going to get easier for the walls. The code and various books don't seem to cover how to build a wall on top of a stemwall(and sill plate). They just show how to place cripple walls, floor joists, flooring, and then the wall on top of that.
So my question is, do I place studs directly on the sill plate, or do I build up some type of spacer to get above the anchor bolts? And if I attach directly to the sill, do I build the frame(including the sill) and then raise it in place all at once like a conventional wall, or build in place? Thanks for your time.