Standards for Finishing Hardware

Several American National Standards present performance requirements for builders hardware. These standards are available from the American National Standards Institute, Inc. (ANSI), 11 W. 42nd St., New York, NY 10036. The Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association, Inc., 355 Lexington Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10017, is the sponsor of the A156 series and submits additional standards or revisions of existing standards to ANSI for approval on a regular basis. The latest edition of the following should be consulted:
ANSI A156.1. Butts and Hinges
ANSI A156.2. Locks and Lock Trim
ANSI A156.3. Exit Devices

ANSI A156.4. Door Controls (Closers)
ANSI A156.5. Auxiliary Locks and Associated Products
ANSI A156.6. Architectural Door Trim
ANSI A156.7. Template Hinge Dimensions
ANSI A156.8. Door Controls (Overhead Holders)
ANSI A156.9. Cabinet Hardware
ANSI A156.10. Power-Operated Pedestrian Doors
ANSI A156.11. Cabinet Locks
ANSI/ASTM F 476. Standard Test Methods for Security of Swinging Door Assemblies
ANSI/ASTM F 571. Standard Practice for Installation of Exit Devices in Security Areas
In addition, there are a series of ANSI standards for the preparation of standard steel doors and frames to receive hardware the Al 15 series, sponsored by the Door and Hardware Institute.

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