Fairly standard construction in this neck of the woods is to frame joist (interior) bearing walls of 2x4 studs on top of 12"x6" strip footings. The designer does not call out any sort of anchor or fastening between the PT sill plate of the pony wall and the strip footing. Looking through other details and engineering details I don't see any specification to this affect. It would seem that some form of anchorage would be advised otherwise in a seismic event the pony wall could theoretically walk off of the strip footing. Note that the I-joists above are fastened to the pony wall with glue and (2) 10d nail at the top plate, maybe this is enough?
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