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Joist Girder Moment Frames?

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I'm curious,  does anyone have any experience with utilizing open web steel 
joist girders as part of the lateral system in buildings?  Vulcraft will 
design the girders for the loading specified on the Drawings, but leaves the 
connection design to the EOR.  With the Northridge event, SAC 
recommendations, etc. , is this even a viable lateral system for new 
construction.  Any and all thoughts are appreciated.