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BHMA to Host Annual Winter Technical Committee Meetings in Tampa, FL

Members and Stakeholders to Partake in an Array of Discussions



New York, NY (January 14, 2019) The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) will hold its annual Winter Technical Committee Meetings from January 29th through the 31st at Tampa Airport Marriott during which time BHMA members and industry partners will attend a variety of meetings, including technical sessions, a Strategic Planning session and a session covering the development of the Certified Products Directory (CPD), a new, automated CPD,to be launched on BHMA’s website, during the first quarter of 2019.  

The BHMA Winter Technical Committee Meetings will include technical discussions regarding various standards, including A156.42, the brand new standard for hardware acoustics. Other technical sessions on the agenda are: A156.5 Cylinders/A156.30 Hi-Security Cylinders; A156.3 Exit Devices; A156.18 Materials and Finishes; A156.37 Multipoint Locks, and A156.19 Low Energy Doors/A156.38 Low Energy Sliding and Folding Doors.

Builders hardware is one of a few categories of functional hardware that are specified, since these products impact life safety and security. As such, ANSI/BHMA standards are reopened at least once every five years after their respective publication.

BHMA is the sole organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop and maintain performance standards for builders hardware. Assessing the progress and mapping the next steps for each standard is a crucial part of our mission as an organization to enhance public safety and the security of buildings,” said BHMA Executive Director, Ralph Vasami. “Builders hardware products are expected to remain operational at all times—and under all conditions—and BHMA’s robust product standards program continuously works to ensure that they do.”

For more information about the BHMA annual winter meeting or for a complete schedule of events, please contact Larry McClean at To learn more about BHMA, visit

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 builder’s 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 our website at

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