When using the run or frameset designType, requests are sent direct to the BIRT servlet and are not processed through the JSF lifecycle. If you need to access Seam components, you have to add a context filter to the components.xml file as:
<web:context-filter regex-url-pattern="/run | /frameset"/>
Don't forget to include the web namespace in the components.xml file.For instance:
Added the context-filter (removed the spaces in the value) and it works great! Finally have a fully integrated BIRT installation.