BHMA to Discuss Building Codes and Government Affairs at Fall Meeting

Organization to focus on hardware standards and code development in the industry

10/17/2011 - 8:00pm

New York, NY (October 18, 2011) – Members of the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association will meet to discuss issues related to the development of new standards and the role of code development in the evolution of builders hardware regulations during the annual fall meeting, held October 18 – 20 at The Ritz Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, FL.

BHMA standards committees will be reviewing and updating four standards: A156.34 on Ligature Resistant Hardware, A156.37 on Multipoint Locks, A156.18 on Materials and Finishes, and A156.19 on Low Power Operated Doors.

"The ANSI/BHMA standards for builders hardware are reviewed and updated regularly to ensure that product requirements keep pace with design, manufacturing and testing advances," said BHMA executive director, Ralph Vasami. "Specifiers and architects who specify BHMA certified hardware can be sure that the products meet these standards, are durable, and that they will receive a return on their investment."

If you’d like to make a reservation, you can register here.

For more information on the upcoming Fall Meeting, contact David Mastroieni at 212.297.2141 or by email at

About BHMA
The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association 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 — insuring that the product meets the ANSI/BHMA standard. For more information on BHMA, please write to BHMA, 355 Lexington Avenue, 15 Floor, New York, NY, 10017 or visit the Web site at