The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) released three new revisions to the ANSI/BHMA standardsfor hinges, interconnected locks, and sliding and folding hardware. The standards are:
· A156.1 Butts and Hinges adds requirements for light weight hinges and clarifies the definition of barrel hinges, as well as providing an evaluation of adjustable hinges
· A156.12 Interconnected Locks and Latches eliminates Cass testing, updates UV test criteria, and provides a new test for the operation of a deadbolt by cylinder.
· A156.14 Sliding and Folding Hardware adds force gages to the list of equipment and sets additional requirements for heavier folding doors used on residential patios and light commercial applications.