BHMA to Hold Winter Meeting in Tampa

For Immediate Release


Karimah Day


February Technical Committee Week Kicks Off the 2014 Agenda



NEW YORK, NY (January 28, 2013) – The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) will hold its annual Winter Technical Committee Week February 11th to 13th in Tampa, FL at the Tampa Airport Marriott.

“The BHMA 2014 Winter Technical Committee Week is intended to focus on this year’s standards and codes programs. This is an especially important meeting since we are currently working on the launch of our first two residential standards,” said Ralph Vasami, Executive Director of BHMA.

While BHMA’s existing standards include some residential hardware, the association has been developing standards which focus solely on residential applications.  

The agenda also includes technical sessions to move forward with the revisions to four existing standards, including:

·         A156.9 Cabinet Hardware

·         A156.11 Cabinet Locks

·         A156.23 Electromagnetic Locks

·         A156.32 Integrated Door Opening Assemblies

For more information on the BHMA 2014 Winter Technical Committee Week, or any of its strategic or technical initiatives please contact Karimah Day at


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About 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 builders 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 the Web site at