What would be the most economical floor to floor height for a multi-story wood building? I’m assuming it would be 10′-3″ If the floor system was the following:
3/4″ Plywood floor, 1 1/2″ (2×4 Sole Plate), 8′-0″ (2×4 Wall Stud), (2) 1 1/2″ (Top plate), 20″ Deep Wood truss, 3/4″ Plywood floor. But that being said, my interior finished ceiling height would be 8′-4″ (assuming a 1/2″ gyp bd ceiling). Would it be more cost effective to cut the studs down so that my interior finish ceiling is 8′-0″ so that I can run my drywall without having to add to it? So should I let the studs be and make the drywaller add 4″ strip of drywall?