I am planning a 12'x24' shop. For the 24' walls I had planned on framing them as two separate 12' sections, vertically sheathing them on the ground and then raising them. I would ensure that the studs were 16" o.c. from one end (so basically one extra stud in the middle). I would make sure the double top plate would not break anywhere near the middle of the wall.
With a 12' wall there would be exactly 3 sheets of vertical sheathing per section. Even though the double top plate would join the two section together, it seems like the wall would be much stronger if the sheathing covered and joined the two sections of walls together. On the other hand, it means I won't be able to do all of the sheathing on the ground and I would either have to rip the sheathing or apply it horizontally.
What are the requirement for framing and sheathing a long load-bearing wall in sections?
This question is similar to the following, except the major difference of it being a load bearing wall.