Posted January 13, 2020

BHMA announces winter planning and technical meetings in Tampa, FL

Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association hosts committee meetings to review open standards.

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) will host its annual Winter Meeting from January 28th through the 30th in Tampa, Florida at the Tampa Airport Marriott. The primary purpose of this winter meeting is to focus on planning and various technical committee meetings.

The Annual Winter Meeting begins with a strategic review session where board members review and discuss 2020 plans. Alongside standards development activity, there will be updates on ongoing projects. This year’s winter meeting will include deliberations regarding the following standards:

A156.3 – Exit Devices
A156.8 – Door Controls
A156.15 – Release Devices
A156.32 – Integrated Door Opening Assemblies
A156.36 – Auxiliary Locks
A156.39 & A156.40 – Residential Deadbolts and Locks
A156.42 – Acoustic - Lab Presentations

“The importance of these technical subcommittees is to determine if any current standards require updates, or to provide guidance to upcoming industry trends with new standards,” said BHMA Executive Director Ralph Vasami. “These subcommittees allow for tremendous, influential work for both the modernized standards and BHMA.”

For more information about the 2020 BHMA Winter Annual Meeting, or for a complete schedule of events, please contact Larry McClean at To learn more about BHMA, visit