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Door Assemblies Standards Set

Friday, January 5, 2024

The final set of our Hardware Highlights grouping is called Door Assemblies and consists of the following BHMA Standards:

ANSI/BHMA A156.10 – Power Operated Pedestrian Doors
ANSI/BHMA A156.27 – Revolving Doors
ANSI/BHMA A156.32 – Integrated Swinging Door Opening Assemblies
ANSI/BHMA A156.43 – Integrated Sliding Door Opening Assemblies

These standards are grouped together under the “Door Assemblies” set because, unlike most ANSI/BHMA standards that are for discrete components, these are all for full door assemblies. Doors consist of various elements including products that help form a functional and complete door system such as frame components, panels, hardware, thresholds and more. These are the only standards covering these products and are vital for safety and installation information.

The primary users of these standards include manufacturers, specifiers, architects, inspectors, building owners, code enforcers, trainers, laboratories, etc. All of the users can access the BHMA Certified® Products Directory to find certified products that meet the ANSI/BHMA standards.

It’s important to note that jurisdictions such as states, counties and cities that have adopted building codes and fire codes based on the IBC and/or IFC are requiring fully automatic power-operated pedestrian doors to comply with A156.10. And, jurisdictions that have adopted building codes and fire codes based on the 2015, or more recent, IBC and/or IFC are requiring revolving doors to comply with A156.27.

These standards are a newer grouping to market sets of standards. They were originally combined by the Door and Hardware Institute as sets to sell and use for training. BHMA became an ANSI accredited Standards Developer Organization in 1983 adding “ANSI” to their title. The below breakdown illustrates the latest editions of these standards.

ANSI/BHMA Standard A156.


Latest Edition


Power Operated Pedestrian Doors



Revolving Doors



Integrated Swinging Door Opening Assemblies



Integrated Sliding Door Opening Assemblies



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