Interior Design Reference Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Pass the NCIDQ Exam, Sixth Edition

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New Edition. Interior Design Reference Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Pass the NCIDQ Exam offers a comprehensive review of all NCIDQ exam content areas.

What's New for the Sixth Edition: • Revised to focus on IDFX, IDPX, and the Interior Design Practicum. • Updated to incorporate the 2012 International Building Code and 2010 ADA/ABA Accessibility Guidelines. • Organized by content area, with icons that indicate which content areas are covered in each chapter. • Expanded coverage of: Acoustics; Barrier-free design; Building regulations and codes; Cost estimating and budgeting; Finishes; Lighting; Means of egress; Measurement and drafting; Project management; Quartz surfacing; Seismic restraint for ceilings; Sourcing and researching manufacturer's information; Sustainable design

The two multiple-choice sections of the NCIDQ Examination have changed to a computer-based format.

Use the Interior Design Reference Manual study guidelines, exam tips, and tables to simplify your NCIDQ exam preparation.

Exam Content Areas Covered: • Design Concepts and Programming • Design Constraints • Building Systems and Construction • Research, Analysis, and Selection of Products and Details • Communication and Documentation • Project and Business Management

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About the author

David Kent Ballast, FAIA, CSI, NCIDQ Certification No. 9425, owns Architectural Research Consulting, a firm offering information and management services to architects, interior designers, and the construction industry. Mr. Ballast taught interior construction and other courses at Arapahoe Community College for over 20 years. A licensed architect in the state of Colorado, Mr. Ballast has written many books on design topics.

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Dec 31, 2013
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Architecture / Interior Design / Lighting
Architecture / Study & Teaching
Design / Interior Decorating
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