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Codes, Government, & Industry Affairs

The BHMA® Codes, Government and Industry Affairs Committee (CGIA) actively represents BHMA® member interests in venues with nationwide implications. Its representative presence is made where revisions to building codes, fire codes, life safety codes, and accessibility regulations are considered, debated, and approved affecting required and/or permitted door hardware applications and power operated door installations. The CGIA Committee participates on a limited basis with Canadian rules and regulations. The CGIA interacts with a broad range of stakeholders during its endeavors including the following industry associations:

American National Standards Institute

American Society for Testing and Materials

Architectural Testing, Inc.

Door Safety Council

International Code Council

Intertek Testing Services

National Fire Protection Association

Underwriters Laboratories

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For complete listings of BHMA Certified® Products, view the BHMA Certified® Products Directory (CPD). The listings in this directory are performance-oriented standards having cycle, operational, strength, security, and finish test requirements.

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Participate in the BHMA® Certification Program by voluntarily submitting a hardware product to independent laboratory testing to confirm that it fully meets the criteria of the appropriate ANSI/BHMA® standard.  This industry-wide certification program does not call for a manufacturer to be a BHMA® member in order to certify its products.

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