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centers; two-stud corners; single member wood headers; elimination of unneeded trimmer (jack) and cripple studs in rough openings; elimination of headers in non-support walls, windows in alignment with regular studs, single top plate (trusses need to be stacked directly above the studs); drywall clips (instead of wood backer components); and rigid insulation exterior sheathing (eliminates thermal bridging).
For example, he added cripple studs beneath window bottom plates and doorway headers and added blocks above single headers in interior walls.
Try to center them between the cripple studs if you're not using hold-downs (see section at right); there's more room to work there, and you'll know right where they are during subsequent nailing.