BHMA Revises Three Standards for 2013

Window & Door
April 2, 2013

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association announced three new revisions to the ANSI/BHMA standards that include:

  • A156.1 Butts and Hinges: adds requirements for lightweight hinges, clarifies the definition of barrel hinges and provides an evaluation of adjustable hinges
  • A156.12 Interconnected Locks and Latches: eliminates Cass testing, updates UV test criteria and provides a new test for the operation of a deadbolt by cylinder
  • A156.14 Sliding and Folding Hardware: adds force gages to the list of equipment and sets additional requirements for heavier folding doors used on residential patios and light commercial applications.

“BHMA rolled out three revised publications in the last quarter of 2012 as the standards completed their revision cycle,” says Ralph Vasami, executive director, BHMA. “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.”
Standards can be ordered as printed documents or electronic files from the BHMA website or by calling 800/699-9277.