BHMA issues revisions for five standards
Updates issued for an array of builders hardware products
The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) has announced the publication of five revisions to the ANSI/BHMA Standards. The industry standards recently approved by ANSI (American National Standards Institute) are:
- A156.18 Materials and Finishes
- A156.20 Strap Hinges, Tee Hinges, and Hasps
- A156.24 Delayed Egress Locking Systems
- A156.26 Continuous Hinges
- A156.29 Exit Locks, Exit Alarms, Alarms for Exit Devices
ANSI/BHMA Standard A156.18 describes finish test methods and code numbers for finishes on base materials, developed to ensure quality control of the hardware finish.
ANSI/BHMA Standard A156.20 establishes the requirements for Strap Hinges, Tee Hinges, and Hasps. In addition, it specifies performance tests covering operational and strength principles.
ANSI/BHMA Standard A156.24 addresses conventional exit devices or locks causing the doors to remain locked after releasing actuation.
ANSI/BHMA Standard A156.26 sets requirements for architectural continuous hinges used in building construction.
ANSI/BHMA Standard A156.29 addresses the performance of Exit Locks, Exit Alarms and Alarms for Exit Devices.
For more information, or to purchase copies of these or other ANSI/BHMA standards, visit BHMA’S bookstore at www.buildershardware.com. Standards can also be ordered by calling 800-699-9277. Purchased standards are available as printed documents or electronic files (PDF) for immediate download.
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