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BHMA has announced the publication of revisions to the ANSI/BHMA Standards
BHMA has announced the publication of revisions to the ANSI/BHMA Standards
February 26, 2013 4:00 PM CST

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
“BHMA rolled out five revised publications in the last quarter of 2012 as the standards completed their revision cycle,” said BHMA Executive Director, Ralph Vasami. “Publishing a revised standard for the industry translates into enhancements to each product’s engineering and design. Raising the bar for hardware performance and product life can directly impact the safety and security of the facility – especially the people that occupy it.”

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 Standards can also be ordered by calling 800-699-9277. Purchased standards are available as printed documents or electronic files (PDF) for immediate download.

About the Author

Dan Fernandez is an Assistant Account Executive at Kellen Communications.


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