Interior Design Reference Manual and eTextbook

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Copyright: 2013
Page Count: 656
Format(s): Paperback, ePub
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11
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  • 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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    Introduction

    Table of Contents

    Sample Pages

    Codes

    Index

    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)

    Good reference, must-have for NCIDQ Review by Amazon Customer
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    OK Let's get this straight right out of the gate: I HATE that textbooks are so expensive. This one too.

    Now that's out of the way: so far this book is telling me everything I've needed to pass the NCIDQ. I've done the IDFX so far and am studying for the other two currently, and after seeing how the IDFX went I'm pretty confident that this will help with the other two. This book is designed for the NCIDQ. It does give tips on how to take the tests as well.

    There are typos, and sections that aren't explained very clearly. Some bits of information seem to contradict each other but that's most often because the descriptions have very subtle differences that take some dissecting. Even with that, this book is informative enough that I know I'll be referencing it for years after the tests have passed. (Posted on 2/8/2018)

    Great Book Review by Amazon.com Customer
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    Great go to book, for now and years to come. (Posted on 9/29/2017)

    4A survey of the landscape of knowledge for interior design Review by Amazon.com Customer
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    If you're considering The Interior Design Reference Manual, it's probably because you're considering getting an NCIDQ certification. It's carefully designed to map to the test, so for that end it's an indispensable tool.

    But if you're considering certification, you're probably thinking about the value that will bring to you. Certainly preparing for the exam will give you something important - an understanding of the various domains of knowledge needed to be effective in interior design. It's important to have some working knowledge of a wide range of areas, as the work of a designer builds on and relies on the work of other specialties. The Interior Design Reference Manual gives you a good basic survey of a number of design and building areas, as well as areas more specific to interior design (such as lighting, finishes, woodworking). It's very useful to have a comprehensive presentation of the things you need to know.

    The challenge will be to use that knowledge, so that you reinforce it and add to it. Otherwise, like so many other things you've learned in your life, you'll know it just long enough to take the test.

    You might also be considering whether to seek certification in terms of the career impact and value it will bring. It's worth doing a little work to evaluate which of the certifications in Interior Design to pursue, if any, and what value they bring to your career. Be sure to talk to some practicing designers, and ask them what makes a good designer, and what they look for when they hire new designers or assistants. (Posted on 3/19/2015)

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