Volume 39, Issue 1, January 2004


BHMA Offering Standards Package

The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) is offering 12 different ANSI/BHMA standards, packaged as a complete set, relating directly to the locking of doors.

“BHMA is bundling these standards because, besides architectural specifiers, there are many other professions with an interest in standards that relate to security,” said Mike Tierney, BHMA standards coordinator. “Locking the door is an activity with which nearly everyone has daily experience, but relatively few people know the level of security provided or how to select the right lock.”

The BHMA standards are designed to provide a reference for measuring and comparing the performance of different locks. BHMA recently introduced several new standards relating to door locking. It also updated several existing standards. Four new ANSI/BHMA standards relating to door locking were released in the past three years: A156.25 Electrified Locking Devices; A156.29 Exit Locks, Alarms; A156.30 High Security Cylinders and A156.31 Electric Strikes.
Info www.buildershardware.com or call 212/297-2122.

ASCE Publishes Guide to Wind Load Provisions
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has released the Guide to the Use of the Wind Load Provisions of ASCE 7-02. The guide is designed to assist professionals with wind load assessments on buildings and structures as set forth in ASCE Standard 7-02. It includes the changes made to the wind load provisions of ASCE 7-02, Section 6, addressing analytical procedures, simplified procedures, terrain exposures and internal pressures.
Info www.pubs.asce.org or call 703/295-6300. 


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