Hello. Sign In
Standards Store


Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association, Inc. (BHMA)

IHS Markit is your source for BHMA standards and publications.

BHMA was founded in 1925 as the Hardware Manufacturers’ Statistical Association. Today BHMA is nationally recognized for its leadership role in ensuring the quality and performance of builders hardware.

More than 80 percent of all U.S. manufacturers of builders hardware are BHMA members. Together these companies produce the vast majority of the hardware items used in the nation’s commercial and institutional buildings -- from hinges and locks to door controls and exit devices. Any organization that manufactures and sells builders hardware in the United States is eligible for Association membership.

ANSI/BHMA standards are the written descriptions and criteria that precisely define the appropriate operation, performance characteristics, physical properties, test values, usage parameters, safety criteria, etc. of specific types of builders hardware products.

BHMA is the only U.S. organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop and maintain performance standards for builders hardware. At present there are 31 ANSI/BHMA standards, with several more in development.

Browse Collection | New Revisions | Top Sellers
New Revisions:
ANSI A156.27
ANSI A156.31
ANSI A156.16
ANSI A156.28
View More...
Top Sellers:
ANSI A156.9
ANSI A156.39
ANSI A156.18
ANSI A156.7
View More...