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Updates Published to Nine ANSI/BHMA Standards

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The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA®) announced the publication of revisions to nine product standards, all of which have been approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
“BHMA reviews ANSI/BHMA product standards at least once every five years to ensure alignment with modern quality requirements in the builders hardware industry,” said BHMA Standards Director Michael Tierney. “This work ensures that our product standards continue to meet the ever-changing needs of both the public and our industry.”
The nine updated standards are listed below by ANSI approval date.
November 2020

  • ANSI/BHMA A156.3: Exit Devices
  • ANSI/BHMA A156.9: Cabinet Hardware
  • ANSI/BHMA A156.18: Materials and Finishes
  • ANSI/BHMA A156.36: Auxiliary Locks
  • ANSI/BHMA A156.39: Residential Locksets and Latches
  • ANSI/BHMA A156.40: Residential Deadbolts

April 2021

  • ANSI/BHMA A156.8: Door Controls – Overhead Stops and Holders
  • ANSI/BHMA A156.15: Release Devices – Closer Holder, Electromagnetic and Electromechanical

June 2021

  • ANSI/BHMA A156.1: Butts and Hinges

A complete list of the updates made to each standard can be found on BHMA’s Standards Updates page, and full standards can also be purchased on the BHMA website. For more information on ANSI/BHMA standards, please contact Larry McClean, BHMA’s program manager, at
About the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (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


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