BHMA Holds 2024 Winter Planning & Technical Meetings

Feb. 14, 2024
New Standards discussed during event in San Antonio, Texas

WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) hosted its annual Winter Meeting at the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, 2024, in San Antonio, Texas. The winter meeting consisted of a strategic review session where BHMA leadership and invited guests discussed strategic approaches to affirm the goals of the association and review plans for 2024. In addition, multiple standard development subcommittee meetings were held on day 2 and 3 of the meeting. 

“Our winter meetings provide a dedicated time for an in-depth review of the association’s plans and the opportunity to address the key issues that are important to our members and the public,” said Ralph Vasami, Executive Director of BHMA. “As an industry leader, BHMA is focused and committed in advancing the builders hardware industry forward through the continuous revisions of existing standards and the introduction of new standards that are essential to the marketplace.”  

During the technical subcommittee meetings, BHMA members met to work on standards development and revision. The standards addressed this year include:  

  • A156.5 – Cylinders and Input Devices for Locks 

  • A156.18 – Materials & Finishes 

  • A156.17 – Self-Closing Hinges & Pivots 

  • A156.19 – Power Assist & Low Energy Power Operated Doors  

  • A156.30 – High-Security Cylinders 

  • A156.38 – Low-Energy Power Operated Sliding & Folding Doors 

  • A156.42 – Acoustic  

  • A156.45 – Energy Consumption  

  • A156.46 – Environmental Test Methods