Have you ever wondered what changes have been made to the International Building Code (IBC) from one edition to the next? In the past 20+ years, members of the Builders Hardware Manufacturers Association (BHMA) have been active participants in the code development process, helping to clarify and modify the codes and standards that apply to door openings. This work is extremely beneficial to the door and hardware industry, and I’m proud to be a part of it.
John Woestman of BHMA recently showed me an analysis that he put together, which shows changes that affect doors, frames, and hardware. I knew it would be helpful to iDigHardware readers, so I asked John’s permission to share it here. I highly recommend that you download it from BHMA’s website for future reference. Many thanks to John and the rest of the BHMA Codes, Goverment, and Industry Affairs Committee!