NBIC News: Committee Meeting, New Edition & Interpretations


More than 100 National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) committee members and guests addressed dozens of business items during meetings held July 12-15, 2021, at the Hilton Netherland Plaza Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio. Thirteen meetings were conducted over four days, including task groups, subgroups, subcommittees on Installation, Inspection, Repairs and Alterations, and Pressure Relief Devices, and the NBIC Executive and Main committees.

Part of the historic Carew Tower complex, the hotel dates to 1931 and features stunning French Art Deco décor, Rookwood Pottery, 18 murals, and intricate details and metalwork throughout. Notable past guests include Elvis Presley, Doris Day, UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and former US presidents Kennedy, Nixon, and George H.W. Bush. The NBIC Main Committee met in the hotel’s Hall of Mirrors, inspired by the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles.

If you are interested in attending meetings and being involved in the NBIC development process, contact the NBIC Secretary at Get the latest information on the NBIC and committee meetings under the Inspection Code tab.

The NBIC is published every other year. The newest edition was just released on July 1, 2021. Click HERE to order your printed or digital copy today.

New NBIC interpretations, 19-24, 19-25, and 19-26 were recently posted online. Read these and other NBIC interpretations HERE.