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Flat Slab / Building Frame System in High Seismic Zones

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As per ACI, Flat slab frame system (slab + columns to make frames in both
directions) can not be used in high seismic zones except up to moderate
seismic zone.

I want to design a building less than 5 stories tall in high seismic zone
(say zone 3) using flat slab and shear walls i.e. Building Frame System.
The Building Frame System will take care of 100 % lateral seismic load.  I
will design flat slab and columns for gravity loads and check for
deflection compatibility (i.e. service Dead + service Live + service
Seismic loads) and will design shear walls for 100% lateral load.

Can anybody tell me if there is any code related problem with the above
stated design approach?  Are there any building examples where flat slab
floors have been used with shear walls using Building Frame System / Dual


Ahsan Nadeem

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