BHMA Announces 2017 Spring Committee Week



Kathleen Fletcher




BHMA Announces 2017 Spring Committee Week

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association Hosts Annual Spring Meeting in Fort Lauderdale


NEW YORK (March 6, 2017) — The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) will hold its annual Spring Technical Committee Week from March 21-23 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Hotel.  


This year’s Spring Technical Committee Week will include technical discussions on the following standards:


·        A156.20 Strap & Tee Hinges

·        A156.26 Continuous Hinges

·        A 156.24 Delayed Egress

·        A156.29 Exit Alarms

·        A156.27 for Revolving Doors

·        A156.33 New Standard for Battery Powered Locks

·        A156.35 New Standard for Power Supplies


“Each spring, BHMA’s technical teams measure progress on multiple product standards that are selected for revision. Standards are opened and revised at least every five years after their respective publication date as part of BHMA’s mission to help protect and secure the welfare and safety of the built environment,” said Ralph Vasami, BHMA executive director. “As is usually the case, BHMA also has two new product standards in the early stage of development. Our teams will roll up their sleeves for seven technical sessions over two and a half days.”  


Several various committees will also meet throughout the week, including the Standards Steering Committee, the Marketing Committee and the Codes and Government Affairs Committee.


For more information about the 2017 BHMA Spring Technical Committee Week, or to register, please contact Tim Bennett at



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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