The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) has published two new door hardware standards, ANSI/BHMA A156.115W Hardware Preparation in Wood Doors with Wood or Steel Frames and ANSI/BHMA A156.115 Hardware Preparation in Steel Doors with Steel Frames.
ANSI/BHMA A156.115 and A156.115W are intended as a guide for manufacturers as well as consumers, helping to guide the latter toward choosing the appropriate hardware for their doors and installing it properly. The standards address the dimensional attributes for mounting common hardware products in doors and door frames. Both standards were developed to show only the most commonly used preparations for door hardware, and provide targets for standardization.
“BHMA, along with related door associations, put in significant effort to update and improve these standards which replace the previous, withdrawn DHI A115 series,” said Mike Tierney, Standards Coordinator for the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association. “Users will appreciate the improved electronic drawings and other enhancements.”
As the only ANSI accredited body to write standards for builders hardware, BHMA now has 33 published standards covering everything from exit devices and closers to cabinet locks and mortise locks. BHMA has recently published updated versions of three of their standards, ANSI/BHMA A156.15 Release Devices: Closer Holders, Electromagnetic and Electromechanical, A156.20 Strap and Tee Hinges, and Hasps and A156.21 Thresholds.
For more information, or to purchase copies of the ANSI/BHMA A156.115-W and A156.115, or any of BHMA’s standards, please visit BHMA’s Web site. Purchased standards are available as printed documents or as electronic files (PDF) for immediate download. You can also order standards by phone by calling 800-699-9277.