NBIC Meeting Information

 

The National Board Inspection Code committees meet twice a year, once in January and once in July. The 2021 NBIC meeting schedule:

  • January 11-14, 2021, The Sheraton Gunter San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas.
  • July 12-15, 2021, The Hilton Netherland Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio

Additionally, the National Board Inspection Code committees meet as needed via WebEx online conferencing.



NEW! NBIC Meeting Registration

The National Board is introducing online registration for NBIC meetings. All committee members, committee attendees, and guests who plan to attend in person or by video conferencing are asked to register. Registration is free. 

Click HERE to register for the January 11-14, 2021 NBIC Meeting in San Antonio, TX.




NBIC Meeting Schedule

(Meeting rooms and times are subject to change.)

Date Meeting Time Room Floor
Mon. 1/11 SG Historical Boilers 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Alamo Room 3rd
  NBIC Executive Committee 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Alamo Room 3rd
  NR Task Group 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM TC Baker 3rd
  Interpretations Task Group 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM L. Mahncke 3rd
  Coffee Breaks AM/PM Alamo Foyer 3rd
Tues. 1/12 SG Installation 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM TC Baker 3rd
  SG Inspection 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Alamo Room 3rd
  SG Repairs & Alterations 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Crystal Ballroom 2nd
  SG Pressure Relief Devices 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM L. Mahncke 3rd
  Coffee Breaks AM/PM Alamo Foyer/Crystal Ballroom Foyer 3rd/2nd
Wed. 1/13 SC Installation 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM TC Baker 3rd
  SC Inspection 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Alamo Room 3rd
  SC Repairs & Alterations 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Crystal Ballroom 2nd
  SC Pressure Relief Devices 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM L. Mahncke 3rd
  Coffee Breaks AM/PM Alamo Foyer/Crystal Ballroom Foyer 3rd/2nd
  Evening Reception 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Location Pending - Hotel or Offsite
Thurs. 1/14 Breakfast 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Magnolia/Bluebonnet 2nd
  NBIC Main Committee 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Crystal Ballroom 2nd
  Buffet Lunch 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Magnolia/Bluebonnet 2nd
  Coffee Breaks AM/PM Crystal Ballroom Foyer 2nd
OTHER NBIC Office   Robert E. Lee 3rd


COVID-19

The National Board asks that attendees of the January 2021 NBIC Committee Meetings adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Due to social distancing protocols, only NBIC committee members will be permitted to physically attend the meetings in an effort to limit the number of people in a meeting room. Visitors will not be permitted to physically attend any NBIC meeting at the hotel. Visitors can participate remotely through video conferencing. Details to come.
  • In compliance with National Board’s COVID-19 Mitigation Policy, NBIC meeting attendees will be expected to wear facemasks during meetings and practice social distancing. If you do not have a mask, one will be provided to you by the National Board, as available.
  • Meeting attendees must comply with the host hotel, city, and state’s COVID requirements.
  • The National Board will work with The Sheraton Gunter to ensure proper social distancing and best sanitation practices are implemented within each meeting room. Read the Sheraton Gunter’s COVID protocols HERE.
  • Attendees are asked to self-monitor their health before arriving to NBIC meeting rooms each day (e.g. temperature taking, etc.) and report any symptoms to an NBIC secretary or chairman.
  • Avoid unnecessary contact with other attendees and their computers, phones, paperwork, or other equipment/supplies.
  • Attendees who are at greater risk should not attend the meetings in person. Do not attend the NBIC meeting if you do not feel well or have been around someone who does not feel well. Those not able to attend the meetings in person are encouraged to attend through video conferencing. Details to come.


Hotel Information

The Sheraton Gunter Hotel
205 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX 78205

Room Reservations

A special rate of $109/night (plus appropriate taxes) is available at the Sheraton Gunter. Rooms can be booked at this rate by clicking this direct ONLINE LINK, or by calling 1-888-625-4988 and identifying yourself as a member of the NBIC Committee Meeting group.

  • Each attendee is responsible for his or her own guest room and related charges. Please check with hotel regarding its cancellation policy.
  • Reservations must be made no later than 5:00 PM local time on Monday, December 21, 2020.

Transportation

The Sheraton Gunter Hotel is approximately a 20-minute cab ride from San Antonio International Airport. 

For information about airport transportation services, click HERE.

Hotel and Dining Information

NOTICE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the hotel and city restaurants may or may not be open to the public. Social distancing rules and masking may be enforced inside restaurants and in public gathering spaces at the hotel. Some restaurants may only offer carry-out service. 

For updated information about what’s open on the River Walk, click HERE.

Click HERE for information about the city of San Antonio and its status and response to COVID-19.

For complete hotel details, click HERE.



Wednesday Evening Reception

This event will be hosted on Wednesday, January 13, at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Location to be announced. This event is subject to change.