BHMA 2018 Technical Committee Week Comes to San Antonio





BHMA 2018 Technical Committee Week Comes to San Antonio

Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association Announces Agenda for Annual Spring Meeting


NEW YORK (May 22, 2018) — The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) will host its annual Spring Technical Committee Meeting from June 19-21 in San Antonio, Texas.


Held at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, the 2018 Spring Technical Committee Meeting will include technical discussions on the following ANSI/BHMA standards:


  • A156.4 for Closers
  • A156.14 for Sliding and Folding Door Hardware
  • A156.18 for Materials & Finishes
  • A156.27 for Revolving Doors
  • A156.31 for Electric Strikes


Discussions will also be held regarding two new ANSI/BHMA standards, A156.35 for Power Supplies and A156.33 for Battery Powered Devices.


“Our continued focus at BHMA is to identify the new and changing landscape of the hardware industry, and to address the evolving needs of our members and the market, said Ralph Vasami, executive director of BHMA. “The discussions held during our Technical Committee Meeting are of great value to our organization, as we quickly approach BHMA’s second century of representing this industry.”


All attendees are invited to join the CPD Taskforce meeting, where members and BHMA staff will discuss the progress and next steps regarding the highly-anticipated redesign of the association’s online Certified Products Directory. The BHMA Standards Steering Committee, Marketing Committee and the Codes and Government Affairs Committee will also be meeting to discuss BHMA standards, the commercial and residential programs, as well as BHMA’s ongoing efforts in the 2021 building codes.


For more information about the 2018 BHMA Spring Technical Committee Meeting, or to register, please contact Larry McClean at


ABOUT BHMA: The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) is an industry leader in building safety and security. BHMA is the only organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop and maintain performance standards for locks, closers, exit devices and other builders hardware. The widely known ANSI/BHMA A156 series of standards describes and establishes the features and criteria for specific types of hardware products. In addition, BHMA sponsors third-party certification of hardware products, which is a requirement for a product to bear the “BHMA Certified” mark — ensuring that the product meets the ANSI/BHMA standard. For more information on BHMA, please write to BHMA, 355 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor, New York, NY, 10017 or visit the Web site at



Kathleen Fletcher