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New Industry Resource: BHMA Codes in Context Report

By Lori Greene BHMA Marketing Communications Chair & Codes, Government & Industry Affairs member

Friday, November 11, 2022

BHMA’s Codes, Government, and Industry Affairs Committee (CGIA) has participated in the code development process for more than 20 years, making a significant impact on the model codes and referenced standards.  In addition to proposing dozens of code changes, the committee monitors and often influences changes made by other organizations and individuals.  This work has resulted in more consistent interpretations of the codes, reduced confusion about the intricacies of hardware, and has ultimately increased safety for building occupants.

To help educate and inform stakeholders about changes related to doors and hardware, BHMA has developed a report called Codes in Context.  The first edition addresses changes made to the 2021 International Building Code (IBC). Accompanying the Codes in Context report are Focus documents providing more detail on each of the topics. There are nine such documents as part of this first report.

These new resources will be helpful to anyone working with doors and hardware – members of the industry, architects, end users, code officials, and others. They are open to the industry and can be downloaded from the site’s Codes in Context page. I filmed a short video for BHMA’s Spotlight Series, answering some questions about this project.  You can find this video on the BHMA website.   

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