Interior Design Reference Manual and eTextbook

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Copyright: 2013
Page Count: 656
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Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11
  • David Kent Ballast, FAIA, NCIDQ-Cert. No. 9425

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    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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    Interior Design Reference Manual: Everything You Need to Know to Pass the NCIDQ Exam, 6th Edition

    The Interior Design Reference Manual (IDRM6) offers complete review for all three divisions of the NCIDQ® Certification exam. This book works in conjunction with division specific practice exams to help you pass every division the first time.

    The Interior Design Reference Manual features include:

    • complete coverage of content areas for every division of the NCIDQ® Exam

    • updated for the IBC 2015 changes included in the exam

    • an updated study schedule to keep your studies on track

    • over 200 figures in SI and U.S. measurements to illustrate design details

    • study guidelines, exam tips, and tables to support exam preparation

    • a downloadable study schedule to organize study priorities

    Topics 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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    Customer Reviews (View All - 31)

    An absolute MUST for taking the NCIDQ Review by Amazon Customer
    This book is an absolute MUST if you are taking the NCIDQ; it has most of the basic knowledge you will need, but I would recommend supplementing your studying with a class as well.
    I read this book front to back, and then read several chapters again. I took notes summarizing the chapters as I went to help focus my studying. It is unfortunately not all-inclusive. There were items on my multiple choice sections that the book hadn't even touched, but it does cover a lot of it.
    I passed all three sections of the NCIDQ on my first try with this book, supplemented with a class offered by IIDA. I was in the last group to take the Practicum by hand, so I can't speak to that portion of the exam anymore, but I will say I think taking a class for that portion is more helpful, as it will help to cover the strategies needed to pass that portion. The book only really covers the information, but not necessarily how to implement that information for the practicum, if that makes sense. (Posted on 2/8/2018)

    Passed the Exam Review by Customer
    I passed the exam so this book did it's job. It's laid out clearly with good subdivision of topics. (Posted on 9/29/2017)

    Good Review Book for NCIDQ Review by Customer
    This book was required for the NCIDQ Study course (6 weeks) I took after finishing interior design school. As a new graduate, I am able to take the IDFX section right after graduation. I will be required to get work experience prior to taking the other two portions of the exam. This book was great for going over various components of the IDFX (Fundamentals) exam. This book was a great review of what I learned in school. It also was a refresher of what I had forgotten from school. Overall, this was a great book. The reason I did not give it a 5 was that the practice tests given in the class had a few questions with answers that seemed contradictory or were sometimes wrong enough our instructor said she would contact NCIDQ for clarification.

    I would definitely recommend this book for studying for the NCIDQ or for refreshing your knowledge of what you learned in interior design school.
    (Posted on 4/28/2017)