I have spoken about this before, but want some opinions if possible. I will be making a new floor in the attic and will be using the party and gable walls to build off. the engineer says it is much better to use masonry joist hangers, rather than using a timber wall plate bolted to it. it will be much stronger if i do individual bolted hangers to the wall. Slower, but stronger. i am not bothered by time and want to do what is the best for my floor. Is it better to use individual joist hangers bolted independently or is a wall plate just as good?