Category Archives: BHMA

BHMA A156.1-2016

Butts & Hinges

Published by: 2016-12-15 / 2016-12-15 / 30 pages
Provides cyclical, lateral, and vertical wear tests, together with finish tests requiring salt spray exposures. Individual hinge types are described and identified with code numbers.


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Hanging of Doors .

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BHMA A156.34-2016

BORED LOCKS AND MORTISE LOCKS WITH LIGATURE RESISTANT TRIM

Published by: 2016-12-22 / 2016-12-22 / 7 pages
Provides cyclical, lateral, and vertical wear tests, together with finish tests requiring salt spray exposures. Individual hinge types are described and identified with code numbers.


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Locking of Doors .

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BHMA A156.36-2016

American National Standard for Auxiliary Locks

Published by: 2016-11-07 / 2016-11-07 / 33 pages
ANSI/BHMA A156.36 establishes requirements for Auxiliary Locks, and includes dimensional
criteria and five classifications of tests: operational, cycle, strength, security and, finish . This Standard
was formerly part of ANSI/BHMA A156.5 for Auxiliary Locks and Associated Products.

Tests described in this Standard are performed under laboratory conditions. In actual usage, results
vary because of installation, maintenance and environmental conditions.

Grade Qualifications Manufacturers shall indicate the Grade level to which their product is
certified. Products shall meet all Grade requirements for tests listed in 1.1. , A Grade 1 product shall meet
all Grade 1 criteria, a Grade 2 product shall meet all Grade 2 criteria, and a Grade 3 product shall meet all
Grade 3 criteria in each classification.

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BHMA A156.115-2016

Hardware Preparation in Steel Doors and Steel Frames

Published by: 2016-10-21 / 2016-10-21
These Standards cover all significant dimensional attributes for mounting common hardware products in steel doors and frames. All dimensions shall be shown on the accompanying drawings.

These standards were developed to show only the most commonly used preparations for door hardware, and provide targets for standardization. Where multiple configurations are in common usage, separate drawings are provided. For other configurations, it is recognized that these standards may be used in part, or with exceptions, while still providing some degree of basic guidance and standardization.

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BHMA A156.7-2016

Template Hinge Dimensions

Published by: 2016-10-21 / 2016-10-21
The purpose of this Standard is to establish nationally recognized dimensions for builders template
hinges which are used on metal doors and frames. This Standard is intended to assure the
interchangeability of template hinges and to provide a uniform method for template identification.

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BHMA A156.40-2015

American National Standard for Residential Deadbolts

Published by: Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association / 2015-01-15 / 34 pages
ANSI/BHMA A156.40 establishes requirements for residential deadbolts and deadlatches, and includes durability, security, finish tests. Residential deadbolt and deadlatches are generally used for single family homes and multifamily dwellings.

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BHMA Directory

BHMA 2013 Certified Products Directory

Published by: Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association / 2013 / 466 pages
For more information about certifying your products and a link to the full BHMA Certification ‘Program Manual’ and license agreement, click Here.

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) Certification Program was developed as a
means for producers of builders hardware to indicate compliance with American National Standards
sponsored by BHMA. Participating manufacturers certify compliance with the standards based on a
continuing program of passing the prescribed tests. The sponsored American National Standards listed in
this directory are performance oriented standards having cycle, functional, strength, security, and finish
test requirements. Third party testing is performed by a Nationally Recognized Test Laboratory. The
program is open to all manufacturers of builders hardware whether or not they are members of BHMA.

The directory of Certified products is printed once a year, each edition superceding the previous edition.
The effective date is displayed on the cover. Updates, which may be required during the year in the event
additional products are certified, any listed products are decertified, or new licensees enter the program,
are shown on the BHMA website only (www.buildershardware.com).

A system of type number descriptions is provided in the Standards for each product. For convenience, a
brief summary of the types is provided in this directory. Listees are permitted to certify models which are
slightly different than the published types, provided they describe the features in the directory, and the
model meets all other applicable requirements of the standard.

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BHMA A156.1-2013

Butts & Hinges

Published by: Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association / 03/07/2013 / 28 pages
Provides cyclical, lateral, and vertical wear tests, together with finish tests requiring salt spray exposures. Individual hinge types are described and identified with code numbers.


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BHMA A156.4-2013

Door Controls – Closers

Published by: Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association / 05/28/2013
This Standard 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.

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ANSI/BHMA A156.20-2012

Strap and Tee Hinges and Hasps

Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association / 28-Nov-2012 / 12 pages


This Standard establishes requirements for Strap Hinges, Tee Hinges, and Hasps, and includes performance tests covering operational and strength criteria.

Tests described in this Standard are performed under laboratory conditions. In actual usage, results vary because of installation, maintenance and environmental conditions.

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