The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) has issued revised editions of Standards-at-a-Glance, offering free-of-charge, uniform versions of 15 product standards. ANSI/BHMA standards establish requirements that precisely define the appropriate operation, performance characteristics, physical properties, test values, usage parameters, safety criteria, etc. of specific types of builders hardware products. Standards-at-a-Glance provide overviews of content, tests and required results, and product levels for select standards. Not meant to be a substitute for the complete product standard, Standards-at-a-Glance offer easy to read, abbreviated previews of ANSI/BHMA certified product standards.
The 15 Standards-at-a-Glance are among the 22 standards included in BHMA’s Certification Program. BHMA certified products meet or exceed the ANSI/BHMA standard and bear the “BHMA Certified” logo on their product or packaging. Certification is particularly important for products such as closers, exit devices, latches, and locks, which protect life safety and security. When properly installed, such products can make a significant difference in the event of an emergency.
BHMA is the only U.S. organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop and maintain performance standards for builders hardware. At present there are 31 ANSI/BHMA standards, with several more in development.
For more information, or to purchase copies of the complete ANSI/BHMA standards, call (800) 699-9277.