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BHMA: Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association

BHMA, the Builder's Hardware Manufacturers Association, is a nonprofit organization that develops and publishes standards for the manufacturing of builder's hardware. Headquartered in New York City, United States, BHMA standards are used by over 80% of all the manufacturers in its field in the United States. With 75 member companies, BHMA standards are widespread and serve as the industry standard. Standards from BHMA are available both individually, directly through the ANSI webstore, and as part of a Standards Subscription. If you or your organization are interested in easy, managed, online access to standards that can be shared, a Standards Subscription may be what you need - please contact us at: or 1-212-642-4980 or Request Proposal Price.

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ANSI/BHMA A156.10-2017

Power Operated Pedestrian Doors

Requirements in this Standard apply to power operated doors for pedestrian use which open automatically when approached by pedestrians and some small vehicular traffic or by a knowing act. Included are provisions to reduce the chance of user injury or entrapment. Power operated doors for industrial or trained traffic are not covered in this Standard.

ANSI/BHMA A156.10 / ANSI/BHMA A156.19 - Power Operated Doors Set

ANSI/BHMA A156.19 and ANSI/BHMA A156.10

ANSI/BHMA A156.10 / ANSI/BHMA A156.19 - Power Operated Doors Set provides the requirements for power operated, power assist and low energy doors. Mostly applicable to automatic pedestrian doors as well as swing door operators, this set includes provisions to reduce the chance of user injury or entrapment. The ANSI/BHMA A156.10 / ANSI/BHMA A156.19 - Power Operated Doors Set includes:
ANSI/BHMA A156.10-2017
ANSI/BHMA A156.19-2013

ANSI/BHMA A156.4-2019

Door Controls - Closers

Contains requirements for door closers surface mounted, concealed in the door, overhead concealed and concealed in the floor. Also included are pivots for floor closers. Criteria for conformance include cycle, operational, closing force and finish tests. Optional tests which shall be specified separately are also included.

ANSI/BHMA A156.19-2019

Power Assist And Low Energy Power Operated Swinging Doors

Requirements in this Standard apply only to swing door operators. The operator types are power assist, and low energy power operators, for pedestrian use, and some small vehicular use. It does not address doors, finish or hardware. The activation of all doors described in this standard requires a knowing act. Included are provisions intended to reduce the chance of user injury or entrapment. These products are intended to improve accessibility.

ANSI/BHMA A156.27-2019

Power And Manual Operated Revolving Pedestrian Doors

Requirements in this standard apply to power operated revolving type doors which rotate automatically when approached by pedestrians, some small vehicular use, and manual revolving type doors for pedestrians. Included are provisions to reduce the chance of user injury and entrapment. Where this standard contains specifications relating to maximum and minimum dimensions of various components of revolving doors for pedestrian use and some small vehicular traffic, such dimensions are included to provide user protection for what are in the industry, standard application conditions. This standard does not attempt to assess any factors that exist with respect to custom installations.

ANSI/BHMA A156.13-2017

Mortise Locks and Latches

This Standard establishes performance requirements for Mortise Locks and Latches and includes operational, cycle, strength, material evaluation, security, and finish tests, and dimensional criteria.

ANSI/BHMA A156.9-2015

Cabinet Hardware

This Standard contains requirements for cabinet hardware and includes hinges, knobs, pulls, catches, shelf rests, standards and brackets, drawer slides, rotating shelves and track with guides for sliding panels. Included are performance tests covering operational, cyclical, strength, and finish criteria.

ANSI/BHMA A156.2-2017

Bored and Preassembled Locks and Latches

This Standard establishes performance requirements for bored and preassembled locks and latches, and includes dimensional criteria, operational tests, strength tests, cycle tests, security tests, material evaluation tests, and finish tests.

ANSI/BHMA A156.18-2016

Materials and Finishes

This Standard establishes finish test methods and code numbers for finishes on various base materials. It includes criteria for viewing comparative finishes to the BHMA match plates and establishes five categories of finishes.

ANSI/BHMA A156.25-2018

Electrified Locking Devices

Electrified locking systems are usually comprised of four functional components: locking devices, input devices, controlling devices, and power supplies. This Standard establishes requirements for the locking devices, whose mechanical aspects are described in the applicable BHMA product Standards; in addition, where the input or controlling device or both are an integral part of the locking device, they shall also be tested with the locking device covered by this Standard. This Standard includes requirements for cyclical, security, operational, strength, and environmental tests for these products.


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